Chat Away

@dougmillsnyt: President Obama starts his long day with a walk to the Oval Office along the Colonnade.

102 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 Carol
    September 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Another day!

  2. 3 57andfemale
    September 10, 2013 at 11:59 am

  3. 4 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I claimed 1st since last thread – but I will concede the race to my esteemed TODer, Carol. Congrats Carol on #1 🙂

  4. 7 Jeff
    September 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    So I tried to give my yellow lab Tilly a bath last night and had zero luck. Will try again today but I am stumped how I’ll be able to get her to cooperate with me.

    • 8 57andfemale
      September 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      My Nickelby is only 23 pounds, but I swear he weighs 100 pounds when he doesn’t want a bath. I cannot deal with him. He is deceptively strong.

    • 9 hopefruit2
      September 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      LOL! Put a piece of meat in a container near edge of the tub. Tilly will jump right in!

  5. 10 57andfemale
    September 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I’m seriously annoyed that IL has not yet announced its rates. IL is setting up its own plan for the Exchanges. I

    • 11 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      September 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      ****snark alert****

      Now, you know IL is special; everybody has to figure their cut before the rates are established! 😉

      Me > > > ducking and running!

      • 12 57andfemale
        September 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

        Politics in IL is like no other place. There hasn’t been one word yet about how the exchanges are going to work here. And apparently no one in our hapless media has thought it important enough to ask.

    • 13 utaustinliberal
      September 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm


  6. 14 dotster3
    September 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

  7. September 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Alice in Wonderland………

  8. 25 Jeff
    September 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I wonder if the idiotic media realizes that PBO could have acted on his own without congressional approval. Of course not because the media has their head up their ass.

  9. 26 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm


    Noticed the books, but didn’t notice the portrait above it — lol! I’m stumped, too. The neckwear fits the time period of Benjamin Bannecker; however, the portrait doesn’t look like the youthful renderings I’ve seen of him. Wish I had access to NSA face recognition software…

    Hey, NSA, if you’re reading, please help us out!!!!! 😉

  10. September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    WTF!!!!!!! Why is the despicable corporate media giving Teatard Rand Paul being given a platform to spew nonsense after Pres Obama’s address? This is not a state of the Union address. Sheesh such disrepect!! When will it STOP!!!!!!!!

    • 28 Jeff
      September 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      who watches CNN anymore anyway. Well probably libertarians who are as popular as cockroaches.

      • September 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Is it only on CNN? Or is it all outlets?

        • September 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm

          From what I can make out, Paul is streaming it live on YouTube and the feed is available to any network that wants it. They’re more than friggin’ welcome to show it later, but if they stream it immediately after PBO’s address, that would beat all.

          • 31 No Child Left Behind
            September 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm

            I never watch those rebuttals anyway. I know where they are coming from and what vitriol they will spew. Even if PBO in his speech would pay tribute to the mothers of all GOP, the rebuttal would be derogatory, disrespectful, and simply insulting. Why bother? I hope PBO preempts Rand Paul by stating how war should be the last resort, and why it was in our national security interest to show Assad that actions have consequences.

            • September 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

              But I don’t think a rebuttal to an address by a President on a national security issue has ever been aired (live, any way), only to the State of the Nation address?? Anyone? They’ll no doubt show Paul’s remarks later, but if any network shows them right after PBO speaks, giving Paul a status he most certainly does not deserve and an unprecedented level of disrespect to a President, that really would be lowest point ever for the MSM.

              • 33 theo67
                September 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm

                I’m seeing red over this. Really poor behavior by the media – and I thought they couldn’t go any lower in my estimation. Arrgghh!

    • 34 ericfive
      September 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      It will only stop if PBO can turn himself White. To those that claim Bill Clinton suffered comparable disrespect, what do you say about this? They are siding with Vladamir Fuckin Putin against the U.S. President and now they are openly challenging his role as Commander in Chief. From Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You Lie” screamed during the State of the Union address, to allowing Romney to lie and lie and lie some more during the 2012 election, to the constant threat of impeachment (without ever mentioning grounds), this country has never seen a sitting President suffer such disrespect. The fact that PBO has been and remains an extremely competent President (to say the least) makes this treatment he gets from left, right and center all the more infuriating. Somehow ending the war in Iraq and getting Bin Laden failed to win PBO any “political capital” with regards to foreign affairs and national security. I wonder why?

  11. 35 Jovie
    September 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm

  12. 36 Linda
    September 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm


    Jorge Ramos Criticizes Obama For Not Giving Syria Interview To Univision

    • 37 Nena20409
      September 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Yes. CNBC, CNBC World, FBN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Free Speech TV, Link TV, Al Jazeera America, HLN, TV One, C-SPAN, etc……None of these got a presidential interview.

      Jorge Ramos should just go in a corner and sit down.

  13. 38 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    This from a childhood friend…

  14. September 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm

  15. 46 Nena20409
    September 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm


    Now on 9-10-13…..Really?


    So today, this rightie group has woken up? Hmm?

  16. September 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  17. September 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    OK, before I disappear into the ether…… here is some context of what is going on RE Russia and UNSC

    • September 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      • September 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        OK hope that helps…….. see you on the other side 🙂

        From end of last thread

        It allows the entire framework of the discussion to be changed in favor of the international position, it allows a fresh discussion in the UNSC (where, as you point out, Russia or China will have to slow it down or derail it), and it really changes nothing because the al-Assad regime won’t accept it. They’re in a death struggle for survival – their global approval ratings are the least of their challenges, and with Saudi, Turkey and Israel making various threatening noises, Assad and his brother need a big stick to try to deter more aggressive action.

        So now a strike, if one actually comes to pass, can be framed not only to punish the regime and deter future CW releases, but also to reinforce international demands that he disarm…

      • 54 vcprezofan2
        September 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        Before you disappear into the ether, thank you for bringing this guy to my attention, LP. Now, don’t go getting lost in ether-land. See you later!

        • September 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm

          Hello Vickie! Long time no see……. I think their is a magnetic force keeping me from being sucked into oblivion….. anyways, nice to hear from you. Shuffling from class to class today…… will be on full-time lurk mode come this evening when I get home. Catch up w/ you soon! Take care 🙂

          • 56 vcprezofan2
            September 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

            Lucky for you, and me, that there is such a magnetic force! 😆 Glad to hear you are back ‘beating the books’. Have a great academic year!

  18. 57 57andfemale
    September 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    • 58 Gazelle
      September 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      57, he’s a delusional effer & needs to go away:

      “Zimmerman’s wife said that her husband has been acting as if he’s “invincible” since his acquittal in July.”

      As for the lawyer, O’Mara, well … he should have said “Show Me The Money,” from the very beginning. No sympathy for him on my end.

      • 59 misspat
        September 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

        His lawyer had two words for him: “Pay me.” The man is going to get into some serious trouble soon, very soon. He has a girlfriend too? Woman, you mad?

  19. 60 Jovie
    September 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm


  20. 61 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

  21. 62 Jovie
    September 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm


    They’re really building him up. That’s I’d such a huge boost for him bc public thinks this will be like Iraq and he’s against it.
    In fact, he may win GOP primary tonight!
    I am not kidding, media picking GOP winners right here.

    • 63 ericfive
      September 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Doubt it. Will more likely be end of Rand Paul’s White House dreams. Ask Jindal and Rubio, following a PBO speech is not good for one’s Presidential aspirations.

      • 64 No Child Left Behind
        September 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm


        Very true.

      • 65 misspat
        September 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

        I will never forget the night Jindal came out from behind the columns looking and sounding like Mr. Rogers…”I want to live in the neighborhood with you… As for Rubio he was so nervous. Don’t forget the Vice-President GOP man that sipped water constantly. Those were the good old days.

  22. 66 Linda
    September 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    What is the P3 Resolution ?

  23. 67 Linda
    September 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    CNN is pathetic. Their cryon says ” NYC choosing a new mayor ”

    Today is Primary day , not election day you moron’s

  24. 68 JER
    September 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell RIPS Anthony Weiner in CRAZY Interview: “What’s Wrong With You?”

    • 69 Nena20409
      September 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      I saw that this morning and I was Not impressed with LOD. Weiner was already the laughing fool…..LOD went down an ugly road. There was no need for that.

      Beating a “Dead” Anthony Weiner is not classy. LOD could have used that time for something much more important.

      • 70 No Child Left Behind
        September 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

        I watched it live and was appalled at LOD’s interview. His first question was very disrespectful to Weiner, however foolish Weiner has acted. LOD was really out of place. This is not an interview to cheer or laugh at.

      • 71 Linda
        September 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

        Yesterday Kirsten Welker subbed for Mrs Greenspan and asked Weiner to comment on Bloomberg’s racist comment and showed the De Blasio ad with his son.

        Weiner could not believe it and called her out.

  25. 72 Linda
    September 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Have any of the Professional Left given Snowden credit for this yet ?

  26. September 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

  27. 74 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    His success kills them.

  28. 76 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    The hypocrite speaks.

    • 77 Jeff
      September 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      their argument doesn’t make sense because Putin is bailing on the deal anyway or at least what I’ve been gathering. The idiotic media still is trying to make an argument that PBO can’t act on his own when it comes to a military strike against Syria. Sorry but he can because Syria has access to chemical weapons and through Assad’s own admission that he has no control over these weapons PBO can act without congress due to national security concerns.

      I don’t know about you or anyone else on here but I am very scared of chemical weapons and the possibility that Assad may not have authorized the strike scares me more in some ways than if he did authorize it.

      • 78 ericfive
        September 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm

        Best to ignore the MSM. They will spin to turn any development into “bad news for PBO”. From my understanding, U.S., France and GB are drafting UN resolution. Russia balks at inclusion of threat of military action in the UN resolution, which makes sense. Russia will likely sign onto the resolution once that language is removed (PBO can still use military force without UN approval). As I said, it would be best to ignore the MSM (left, right and center) they are being very blatant in their desire to use the Syrian situation to harm or embarrass PBO politically, and will not let facts or logic get in the way of their desired narrative. “Good news for Putin” is the new “Good news for John McCain”. These devils are PATHETIC.

  29. September 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    A little sanity break: photos of the new Top Dog in the White House


    Doesn’t Sunny’s handler look a bit like one of the main WH butlers?

    • 81 No Child Left Behind
      September 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm


      I hope Sunny has an ideological flair to recognize right wing nuts at a distance. She looks like a smart dog.

    • 82 carolyn
      September 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Love those pictures of Sunny. Picture #3…looks just like our Chanel, who loves a tummy rub more than food, or anything else except a walk. Our Chanel is a black poodle with a white blaze on her tummy, and looks so much like Sunny, I can hardly believe it. Of course her nose is shaped differently, and there are other differences, but I would say their personalities are very similar.
      I know Sunny will bring them great joy. She will also help keep Bo young. That is the best part of having two dogs a few years apart in age. I think Sunny is a flirt:-)

  30. 83 Melanie
    September 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Andrea Mitchell just mentioned that the CW resolution had been discussed by PBO and Putin possibly as far back as the Los Cabos G20. Wonder if it’s true.

  31. 86 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

  32. September 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I caught tail end of interview on Andrea Mitchell’s show. It was with Dem Reps from WV and ND. They actually said they trust Putin. Andrea was actually dumbfounded. She said, “You trust Putin”????? These people have lost their fucking minds.

    • 88 ericfive
      September 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Goes to show you all we had to do to end the cold war was elect a Black President. If America elected a Black President during the 1970’s we would all be speaking Russian today.

  33. September 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  34. 91 japa21
    September 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  35. 92 japa21
    September 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    • 93 itgurl_29
      September 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      What if President Obama goes on tv tonight and says everything is done and settled?! LOL, Rand will be up a creek without a paddle. LOL

  36. 94 Allison
    September 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    President Obama…. You’re the BEST!

  37. 95 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Phuck Pat Sajak!

    • 96 Sandy1110
      September 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Sajak is such a ‘bagger I’m surprised he’d even suggest bothering to watch.

    • 97 lisalovesobama
      September 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Pat sajak as in wheel of fortune? If so, screw you, sajak. Your show is deader than dirt. I’d rather watch PBS Pledge Drives. Fucker. :eye roll:

  38. 98 hopefruit2
    September 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  39. 100 57andfemale
    September 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm

  40. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    September 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Chips – I’m late to the party, but I just love that photo of President Obama on his morning walk. Thank you!

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