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Rise and Shine: The Week in Photos, Videos & a Word or Two

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago, in the Oval Office, Oct. 11 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Monday * Tuesday * Wednesday * Thursday * Friday * Saturday

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Obamacare News:

Washington Post: Obamacare saved my family from financial ruin

ThinkProgress: Oklahoma Woman Tells GOP Lawmakers: Without Obamacare, ‘I Will Be Dead Before My 27th Birthday’

MSNBC: So it turns out, Kentucky does want Obamacare

ThinkProgress: How Obamacare Helped Paul, A Homeless California Man, Finally Get Insurance

NYT: Health Act Embraced in California

ThinkProgress: Obamacare Has Gotten More Popular Since The GOP Shut Down The Government To Defund It

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Monday

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Coup d’état: Koch brothers are warlords – by Zizi

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The History of the GOP in three buttons:

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Tuesday

Outside the White House, Oct. 8

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Jon Karl? Sit down.

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The party of fear and the politics of Armageddon – by Liberal Librarian

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Wednesday

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President Barack Obama greets Janet Yellen after announcing her as his nomination to head the Federal Reserve

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Janet Yellen: Federal Reserve Chair – by UT

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Boehner Won’t let GOP House Meet Pres Obama Because He Fears Baltimore Massacre 2.0 – by Zizi

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Tweets of the Day – by UT

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At home with the suicide bombers – by Liberal Librarian

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Thursday

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A Funny Thing Happened Today – by UT

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Jon Favreau + Twitter = Brilliance – by UT

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News of the Day – by UT

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Friday

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President Barack Obama speaks to small business owners during a meeting at the White House

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Safe Hands – by Chipsticks

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Those 10,000 Tea Party Truckers …..

……. going to Washington to demand the President’s impeachment? Well……

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Saturday

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President Barack Obama meets with Senate Democratic leadership. Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin, Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Patty Murray, and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid to discuss the government shutdown and the nation’s debt ceiling in the Oval Office of the White House

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124 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The Week in Photos, Videos & a Word or Two”


  1. 1 Grab a mop grace
    October 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Gm TOD!

  2. 5 Linda
    October 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Yikes

    oh brother.

    Joan Walsh does not like the name ObamaCare because Care rhymes with Fare (as in welfare)

    There is trouble my friend , right here in River City…..

    • 6 hopefruit2
      October 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

      What about Medicare?

      • 7 Linda
        October 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

        Her pea brain did not think of that I guess.

        • 8 hopefruit2
          October 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

          Like her GOP friends, it’s not the “care” that bothers her so much as it’s the “Obama.” Now that the law is turning out to be successful, I’m seeing a lot of folks claiming that it should not be called Obamacare. Where were those same people back in 2010, 2011, 2012, when “Repeal Obamacare” was the chorus of the GOP and other anti-Obama folks?

    • October 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

      I do not like her and do not listen to her either.

    • October 13, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Where was Joan Walsh’s objection when “Obamacare” was considered to be pejorative? Where was she in 2010 when the President was the only one defending the law, riding around the country begging voters not to give Republicans the keys to the economy and the country’s welfare. They will go to any lengths to deny this President any credit for his accomplishments. She should go sit in a corner. I guess when it’s called “Obamacare”, then any 2016 President can’t claim credit for its future benefits for the American people, most of which will be really starting to be felt around that time.

  3. 11 Linda
    October 13, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Why is Susan Collins on State of the Union. Her plan was rejected…….

    • 12 hopefruit2
      October 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

      It’s Republican Propaganda Sunday and now Collins is the media’s new GOP poster girl for “reasonable negotiator.” They are going to use her in an attempt to help the GOP, making it seem like a responsible party. As someone said on an earlier thread, you can put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig. We are not fooled, and neither were Senator Reid and the rest of the Dems.

    • 13 Ladyhawke
      October 13, 2013 at 9:53 am

      SENATOR COLLINS, THIS IS NOT NORMAL, PLEASE EXPLAIN

      Bob Schieffer or whoever the moderator is on FTN should start off by asking Susan Collins a very simple question. Why is it necessary for the Republican Party to demand concessions just to do their job? Prepare a budget and pay our bills. This is not normal. The question should be asked and she should have to answer the question. No smoke screens, no blowing smoke. Look into the camera and explain to the American people why you can’t do the bare minimum in your job description without taking hostages. As Majority Leader Reid said yesterday opening the government and ensuring we do not default is not a favor to the Democrats. It’s what congress is supposed to do.

      Also, everybody has selective amnesia about the fact that the Democrats had already agreed on a short term CR at GOP sequestration levels. Please explain Senator Collins.

    • 14 Ladyhawke
      October 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Bruce Bartlett ‏@BruceBartlett 20h

      Biggest myth–lie?–in America: there is such a thing as a “moderate Republican.” In fact, they are extinct.

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/gop-filibusters-debt-limit-hike-as-anxieties-flare-over-default

  4. October 13, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Thank yooooooooooooooooooou UT, you legend!!! Another amazing, crazy week!

  5. 18 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

    So it turns out, Kentucky does want Obamacare

    ————————————————–

    The Republican senators from Kentucky, Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, declared last week that their constituents didn’t want any part of the Affordable Care Act.

    Paul and McConnell deemed Obamacare so onerous that it was worth shutting down the entire government in order to try to stop it.
    “Obamacare might sell in New York, but Kentuckians aren’t buying it,” they wrote in an op-ed.

    They were wrong.

    Kentuckians are signing up in droves–at a rate of more than 1,000 people per day–in a state where more than half a million people have been uninsured.

    —————————————————————————–

    http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/10/12/so-it-turns-out-kentucky-does-want-obamacare/

  6. 19 hopefruit2
    October 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

    G’morning UT, Chips, TOD, lurkers, and congrats Grace on #1 🙂

  7. October 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Thank yooooou DF for finding this!

  8. October 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Great summary of the week, UT. I pray that we get both the CR and debt ceiling resolved this week so that we can finally get moving again with the governing of the country. Also wouldn’t mind having the continual knot in my stomach unravel. More calls next week, more pleading to do the right thing. I still can’t believe more seniors and soon-to-be-retired haven’t figured out what devastation is in their future if the debt ceiling is breached.

  9. 26 hopefruit2
    October 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Little Ezra is again focused on the ACA website…..

  10. 32 hopefruit2
    October 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

    • October 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

      HF, the House doesn’t need a majority of the Republicans. It needs 17 Republicans and all of the Dems. That’s the fight. The majority of Republicans can go hang.

      • 34 hopefruit2
        October 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

        You are exactly right Jackie. But the GOP changed the rules so that only Cantor or Boehner can authorize the existing Senate CR bill to be brought to the House floor for a vote. Sad commentary!!

  11. 35 hopefruit2
    October 13, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Obama’s fault!

  12. 37 a4alice
    October 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

    OK OK OK I gotta run. Nuts i”m late. too much fun at TOD 😀

    BBL

  13. 40 Don
    October 13, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Not to be too technical but we have already reached our borrowing limit, we reached it some months ago. What we have been funding the government with are emergency funds from the treasury which are almost depleted. On October 17, all bills become due, the Republicans in their haste to somehow destroy President Obama have enacted financial measures that are so extreme that they can’t undo them without going against everything they believe in. It is almost like jumping off the empire state building into a pool which is only three feet deep; in their minds the depth of the pool is inconsequential.

  14. 42 Linda
    October 13, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Norm Ornstein is on with Fareed Zakaria.

  15. 45 Don
    October 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Poor young Ezra Klein, he’s slowly turning into an old Bob Woodward. Next thing you know Ezra is going to start going around town saying that the Whitehouse threatened him.

  16. 46 Linda
    October 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Jeffrey Toobin just said Susan Collins is a moderate…

    I guess he has not checked her voting record……Yes…she may vote to move legislation out of committee…Yes…she sometimes votes for cloture…but she almost always votes No on the final passage in lockstep with the Republicans

  17. 48 Jovie
    October 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

  18. October 13, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Good Morning UT, TODers…Everyone!!!

    UT, thanks once again for another FANTASTIC Rise and Shine Week in Review. With so much going on during the week, this is a good time to catch up on and/or re-visit the events of the week.

    Hopefully, Republicans who have voiced their willingness to vote for a clean CR and to raise the debt ceiling will let their actions back up their words…NOW!!! So far their words have been empty.

    Stay optimistic everyone!

  19. October 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

    One of my favorite performances from Inauguration Weekend:

    Black Violin and Soul Children of Chicago – Kids’ Inaugural Celebration 1-18-13

  20. 59 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 10:43 am

    THE ‘ABUSIVE EX-HUSBAND WITH A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM’ PARTY

    Republicans Aren’t The ‘Daddy Party’ Anymore

    By JOSH BARRO

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    If Republicans were once the daddy party, now they’re the abusive ex-husband with a substance abuse problem party.
    .
    .
    With Republicans having gone completely off the rails, Democrats have been left trying to play the role of mommy and daddy at the same time.

    It’s Democrats who are mindful of the financial markets and striving to avoid roiling them with the prospect of payment default. It’s Democrats who are finding ways to control health care costs. It’s President Obama who is trying to get Republicans to cut a deal to slow the growth of old-age entitlement spending.
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    This makes me wonder: Why aren’t more business interests breaking with Republicans?

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    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-arent-the-daddy-party-anymore-2013-10#ixzz2hc3zdyV4

  21. 60 Linda
    October 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs just blamed the Republicans.

  22. 62 dotster3
    October 13, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I’m not fond of Ezra’s smug opinions either, but if I am honest with myself, I admit to being a tad “disappointed” by the rough roll out of Obamacare. There are serious problems which are not just glitches, which are outlined in the NYT. Chgo Trib also has an assessment today, also covering some of the probs—–that many will have “sticker shock” re. deductibles—–that millions will either pay more for premiums or deductibles—2 or 3 times more. And of course as others have noted, I imagine much of this will all shake out in the wash over time, but there are some real probs currently.

    • 63 Vicki
      October 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Currently—yes—But here are the better points to consider:
      ACA coverage begins on Jan. 1. How many will be covered by then?

      Plus, The Obama administration has set a sign-up goal of 7 million during the initial period.
      So, if we get only 3 million signed and covered by April 1, there can be a judgement then.

      Right now the jury is out.

    • 64 hopefruit2
      October 13, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Again, you are forming your “disappointed” opinion not based on your personal experiences with the websites, but on second-hand “assessments” from the mainstream media. Consider these two sources that you cite.

      First the Chicago Tribune – a newspaper which endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP primary, and gave PBO a half-arsed “endorsement” chuck filled with criticisms and false accusations of being a big spender.

      Next we have the The New York Times which we all know is corporate owned, home to the likes of Maureen Dowd and Anne Lowery. The NYT, like the majority of the mainstream media, also has NOT been particularly supportive of the ACA in general.

      The mainstream media refuses to acknowledge that part of the reason for the “glitches” is the overwhelming demand for affordable insurance – which few people could have predicted, even the proponents of Obamacare. It is to Obamacare’s credit that so many people have been trying to access the website, and by all objective accounts, the sites are improving, not getting worse. It is no surprise to me, that the MSM is using GOP talking points – something that PBO himself cautioned about.

      And as for that “sticker shock” issue of higher deductibles and premiums – what exactly are the points of reference/comparison here? Two-three times more than what/whom? 2-3 times more than people with a different type of insurance? 2-3 times more than what they paid before? 2-3 times more than what they would pay if they didn’t have ANY insurance at all?

      The media loves to give half the story while omitting the other half. For example, did the Chicago Tribune admit that some people in certain states will pay higher premiums BECAUSE their GOP governors refused to participate in the exchanges or medicaid expansion, thus limiting the competition in those states? Did Chicago Tribune acknowledge that the differences in deductible are comparable to similar graded plans in which you have the option to decide how much you will pay in premiums relative to deductible based on your personal health care needs?

      • 65 utaustinliberal
        October 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

        Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Hopefruit. Woman, you keep me sane while others are losing their minds over ridiculous nonsense.

        Some people will never learn. The media, pundits, etc. do this over and over again and some fall for it over and over again.

      • 67 jziglar
        October 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

        Also I thought the sticker shock stuff was debunked. We already know that premiums in the exchanges are far below the initial estimates even in states that are not running exchanges. We also know that premiums for some plans have increased due to the greater protections and mandated benefits. In the end the ACA will work out.

      • 68 a4alice
        October 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

        HF wrote thusly:

        “The media loves to give half the story while omitting the other half. For example, did the Chicago Tribune admit that some people in certain states will pay higher premiums BECAUSE their GOP governors refused to participate in the exchanges or medicaid expansion, thus limiting the competition in those states?”

        Yes! When I first started getting wind of this I thought to myself ‘oh HERE’S going to be the perfect opportunity for the MSM to tell a one sided story’. So I remind myself: who is saying this and where do they live? Were their lawmakers doing all they could to help their fellow citizens or were they playing the ‘No Obamacare’ game?

        These lawmakers that have done this I hope will reap what they have sown and be thrown out come next election.

    • 69 theo67
      October 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Did either of those papers also state the fact that the GOP cut funding and closed off avenues for the roll-out of Obamacare, in an effort to bring about these very “glitches”? Obamacare has been live for 13 days and they are already denouncing it. There are commercial programs that never end up working completely without glitches – and they’ve been live for years (e.g. Internet Explorer). Should they all be shut down, too?

      It’s sad to me that less than two weeks after going live, the media has focused more on the “glitches” than on the people who’s lives have already become more hopeful because of a chance to be healthier. We heard that people were calling in tears on Day 1 – grateful and desperate. It took 100 years to get Obamacare. I’d give it more than 14 days before letting disappointed creep in.

      • 70 hopefruit2
        October 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

        Thank you, and perfectly well-stated theo!

      • 71 utaustinliberal
        October 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

        *CLAP……CLAP….CLAP* Perfectly well stated Theo.

        “It took 100 years to get Obamacare. I’d give it more than 14 days before letting disappointed creep in.” – This for the freaking WIN!

      • 72 a4alice
        October 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm

        very well said sir

      • 76 Lb4Obama
        October 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        David Plouffe made that point pretty strongly this morning on Stephonopoulus’ ABC show when that idiot Dan Señor kept flapping about the computer failure. Plouffe also had stats from the states like Ca. And Ky. Where a lot of folks are signing up. Hassle free. Krugman also made both points several times. Makes the R’s look even dumber IMHO.

  23. 77 Dudette
    October 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

  24. 79 dotster3
    October 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I see a Kenyan broke the record winning the Chgo Marathon today. He had the same time as my daughter had in the half marathon yesterday in Ct. He’s faster than she is. 🙂 Perfect day for it also—–sunny and cool. Huge turnout.
    http://live.chicagotribune.com/Event/Chicago_Marathon_2

  25. 80 desertflower
    October 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Any wonder they are circling the drain??

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/msnbcs-brain-trust-includes-wingnut-libert

    MSNBC’s ‘Brain Trust’ Includes Wingnut Libertarian Gary Johnson

    This is why we can’t have nice things. People like debt ceiling denier and libertarian wingnut Gary Johnson are considered part of a “brain trust” on MSNBC. Lord help us.

    If I have to watch one more of these right-wing clowns pretend like there’s not going to be any economic damage to the United States if we default on our debt, or partially default, I’m about ready to break my television.

    This is a shock doctrine, self-inflicted “crisis” designed to do one thing, which is destroy our social safety nets, further roll back the New Deal programs, and destroy what’s left of the middle class in America. And sadly the talking heads in our corporate media like Craig Melvin and Gary Johnson here are more than happy to help them do it.

  26. 81 Don
    October 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I’m slowly starting to believe the old adage that says “follow the money.” I say that because the majority of the Republicans in office would barely make a living in the private sector. The only people that could thrive in a country without a functioning government are the billionaires i.e. Koch Brothers and the Warren Buffetts of the world. The Republicans that are in office have come to believe that they are just like the Koch Brothers, but they aren’t even close to being like them. They don’t even breathe the same air as the Koch Brothers. Oh sure the KB invite them to their homes and dine with them, and even let them fly on their private planes. But in the KB eyes, they are nothing more than the hired help, soon to be discarded like yesterday’s newspaper.

    The working class Republicans are in the same boat, some of them live paycheck to paycheck like most people in this country. But in order for the working class Republicans to justify to themselves being Republicans, they have to find a reason for their lack of wealth or stature, which leads them to blaming immigration and or taxes. If only that man or woman didn’t come into this country illegally at the border some two thousand miles away from me I’d be rich.

    And finally the Tea-Party, a group of government subsidized, government hating Neanderthals. The majority of which would get a semi hard-on at the thought of seeing this country default, as if a default wouldn’t harm them in any way…….Bar Rescue just came on, gotta go.

    • 82 globalcitizenlinda
      October 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      the gop uses the tactic of directing the anger of one group of poor people towards another poor group

  27. 84 Dudette
    October 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Of course now we know who’ll be the next Fed Chair, here’s a guide to some of the others on the Fed Board

  28. 85 Ladyhawke
    October 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

    How Racism Caused The Shutdown

    BY ZACK BEAUCHAMP

    —————————————

    This isn’t an article about how Republicans shut down the government because they hate that the President is black. This is an article about how racism caused the government to shut down and the U.S. to teeter on the brink of an unprecedented and catastrophic default.

    I understand if you’re confused. A lot of people think the only way that racism “causes” anything is when one person intentionally discriminates against another because of their color of their skin. But that’s wrong. And understanding the history of the forces that produced the current crisis will lay plain the more subtle, but fundamental, ways in which race and racism formed the scaffolding that structures American politics — even as explicit battles over race receded from our daily politics.

    The roots of the current crisis began with the New Deal — but not in the way you might think.

    —————————-

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/10/09/2730651/how-racism-caused-the-shutdown/

    (Being discussed this morning on Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC)

  29. 86 Dudette
    October 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

  30. October 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Great weekly round-up for those of us who can’t get here every day. Thanks so much UT. You continue to amaze.

  31. 88 Linda
    October 13, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Ted Cruz claims to be a Southern Baptist…but he is really what is known as a Dominion Christian…..

    A Theocrat. He believes the founders were all Christians and that we are a Christian nation.

    • 89 Vicki
      October 13, 2013 at 11:28 am

      land-owning white male Christians. That’s who they want to take the country back for.

    • 90 theo67
      October 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      The question for Cruz is: what does he think a Christian is? He certainly doesn’t behave like someone who believes in Christ’s teachings.

  32. 91 Dudette
    October 13, 2013 at 11:26 am

    • 92 Linda
      October 13, 2013 at 11:31 am

      I wonder who wrote their software…..

      Maybe that person could help fix healthcare.gov

      • 93 hopefruit2
        October 13, 2013 at 11:55 am

        Consider the fact that healthcare.gov had more people logging in the 1st day that the Medicare website had in total. That should give you some perspective as to the kind of traffic we’re talking about. There are too many people in the media with very little technical knowledge of websites giving uninformed opinions in the healthcare.gov site!!

        • 94 utaustinliberal
          October 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm

          Another fabulous comment. People need to stop falling for BS. It’s tiring.

          • 95 hopefruit2
            October 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

            Indeed it is tiring! Thanks again, ut for your kind words/support. 🙂

            • October 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

              “There are too many people in the media with very little technical knowledge of websites giving uninformed opinions in the healthcare.gov site!!”

              You’re doing brilliantly, hf!! Outstanding comments today, as always!!

              Thank you

              #TrustBarack

            • 97 a4alice
              October 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

              I get so ticked off at “journalists” and “news-makers”. Their job it is to accurately inform folks and all they do is make people afraid and uneasy. It’s not right.

              In my own state of MN there were a few bumps getting people on the first day or two but I’ve heard nothing since then. Pundits on twitter and the MSM like to concern troll about the roll out and that is where our regular citizenry hear about this, internalize it, and think it’s all bad. It’s not. It’s big huge program that is starting to roll out and it’s changing millions of lives for the better.

      • 98 theo67
        October 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm

        Many of the world’s largest software companies release software with glitches every single year. I posted earlier in the week and article about Grand Theft Auto’s release of their online video game. There were millions of people who pre-paid for access to the online game, so the company had advanced notice of the expected volume. When the game opened for release, the pre-paid users couldn’t log on – the game kept kicking them back out to the login page. This happened during the same time as Healthcare.gov was released. Have you heard anything about this Grand Theft Auto’s “glitches” – a multi-billion dollar game that releases software on a regular basis.

        Nobody is saying that the glitches aren’t a problem. But, I work as a project manager releasing huge applications – and we never go live without anticipating some unforeseen glitches. That’s why we have hypercare teams that operate for some time after a project goes live, specifically to solve resulting issues expediently. It’s not unusual to have issues, and the Administration kicked immediately into gear to resolve them. You won’t find a software company that has ever released a perfect product – not one.

  33. 99 Dudette
    October 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

  34. 101 Dudette
    October 13, 2013 at 11:33 am

  35. 103 Dudette
    October 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

    See you later friends! Enjoy the rest of this fabulous day! 🙂

  36. 104 Bill R.
    October 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    The GOP nut jobs are headed for a situation where our President will be assuming unprecedented power to save the U.S. and the world. And he will be cheered for it.

    • October 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      “But the language of the Fourteenth Amendment’s framers went further. Benjamin Wade, the president pro tem of the Senate, explained that the national debt would be safer once it was “withdrawn from the power of Congress to repudiate it.” He and his colleagues didn’t say just that the debt could not be put off, or left unpaid. They said that it couldn’t even be questioned.”

      Ah, yes, my friends …

      “They said that it couldn’t even be questioned.”

      And, that has definitely been breached by GOP Members of both Houses of Congress – in unquestionable violation of their Oath of Office.

      #TrustBarack

  37. 109 Linda
    October 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Woot !

    My son is closing on his re-finace of his mortgage on Tuesday…..

  38. October 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    GM TOD. Wonderful Roud-up UT!

  39. 111 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    any one notice how the pose PBO is striking in yesterday’s photo (the second photo from bottom – from the meeting with the Dem Senate Leadership) looks so much like the one from the cover of his book “Audacity of Hope”

    • 112 Don
      October 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      It is a pose of a person that is confident and sure footed. Besides, you don’t wear “Dockers” to a meeting that might ultimately determine if America pays her bills or not.

  40. 113 globalcitizenlinda
    October 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    It is Sunday and do you wonder what kind of nourishment PBO gets for his soul – here is the word from a reliable source Rev. Joshua Du Bois

  41. October 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    • 118 hopefruit2
      October 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      And Spacey is right. Although there are some Americans who DO appreciate him, far too many Americans are weak-minded and allow their opinions of this man to be formed via endless, vapid blathering and punditry of the corporate owned media on the LEFT & RIGHT!!

      I take comfort in the fact that enough Americans appreciate him to the point that he was re-elected despite a concerted media effort to deny him a second term, and it appears that more Americans are seeing the disgusting $$$ agenda driving the media’s hostile attitude towards him.

  42. 119 hopefruit2
    October 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm

  43. 121 hopefruit2
    October 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Election Day this year is Tuesday Nov 5th. There are FOUR prominent elections (1) VA Governor (2) NJ Governor (3) NJ Senate and (4) NYC Mayor.

    In at least 3 of those races, the Dem candidate is likely to win by a LANDSLIDE or significant margin – yet you don’t hear anything in the media about a “Dem wave” or what does that mean for 2014. If the opposite were true however, we would be hearing all over the MSM, print media, blogosphere, etc., how the GOP is riding a wave to victory, how everything is a referendum on President Obama because he is unpopular, etc…how the Dems are in disarray and apathetic and the Republicans are motivated and enthusiatic.

    That’s what was happening in 2009 and 2010…but now crickets from the media. Even Little Nate is very quiet about these races….

    • October 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      HF, I think the NJ Senate election is Wednesday/16th. Chris Christie, scheduled it before his Gubenatorial Election because he was afraid of being on a ticket w/ Booker, and wasted an additional 10 million dollars in taxpayer money. He wants’s to run up the NJ State legislature w/ GOPers if he can.


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