In honor of Danny, the new TOD pup






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61 Responses to “In honor of Danny, the new TOD pup”

  1. 1 yardarm756
    October 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I’ll settle for top 10.

  2. 13 debz
    October 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Welcome Danny!!! Enjoy your new baby, Chips! 😀

  3. 14 Judith Fardig
    October 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Yardarm! Congrats. And Chips, you must snow us with photos of Danny at your earliest opportunity. Nothing like a new baby in the family.

  4. 15 Nena20409
    October 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Congratulations Yardarm on Your Gold medal.

  5. 16 vcprezofan2
    October 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    My heart skipped a beat or two – thought I’d arrived back exactly on time to meet the man of the hour! You raised my hopes there, L-Lib, then dashed them to the ground! 😀

    /waving/ I see you up there, Yard!.

    • 17 Nena20409
      October 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      I hope all went well at your eye Doc.

      Here’s Welcome Back

      • 18 vcprezofan2
        October 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

        TY, Nena. Other than them ticking me off by taking 11/2hours to get to *my* appointment, I think things went well. I go back Nov. 1 to see the actual eye doctor and to review today’s results. Being me, of course, I asked if I was the only one slotted for THAT appointment time, or was there flexibility in when I could arrive. :devil: The receptionist said they just ran a little late today, and it won’t be the same next time. Right.

  6. 20 hopefruit2
    October 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Congrats Mr. Yardarm on #1 🙂

  7. 21 Layla
    October 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Puppy Prayer

    Now I lay me down to sleep,
    The king size bed is soft and deep.
    I sleep right in the center groove
    My human mom can hardly move.

    I’ve trapped her legs, She’s tucked in tight,
    And here is where I pass the night.
    No one disturbs me or dares intrude,
    Til morning comes and “I want food!”

    I sneak up slowly to begin,
    My nibbles on my human’s chin.
    She wakes up quickly, and looks at me
    Then asks the question, “What’s wrong puppy”?

    The morning is here, And it’s time to play
    I always seem to get my way.

    So thank you lord for giving me
    This human mom that I see.
    The one who hugs and hold me tight
    And shares her bed with me at night!

  8. 27 hopefruit2
    October 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    HEADLINE: Mayor Bloomberg Sees Lack of Affordable Housing as a ‘Good Sign’

    // Mayor Bloomberg has never been known for his tact, but he’s really letting his out-of-touch rich guy flag fly now that his 12-year reign is almost at its end. Back in September, he repeatedly expressed his desire to “get every billionaire around the world to move” to New York, which he believes would be “a godsend” for the city. Yesterday, on his weekly radio show, Bloomberg addressed the topic of affordable housing for New Yorkers of more modest means. “Somebody said that there’s not enough housing. That’s a good sign,” he explained. “As fast as we build, more people want to live here. Doesn’t mean it isn’t a problem. But there are no vacancies. And that will bring in investment and people built at all income levels different kinds of housing.”…

    … Last winter, he stated that, “Nobody’s sleeping on the streets,” even though at least 3,200 people were doing just that. Meanwhile, 50,000 people were spending their nights in homeless shelters — a situation Bloomberg partially attributed to New Yorkers’ reluctance to leave the shelters because the spaces have gotten so nice…. //


    Thank goodness Mike Bloomberg is on his way out! GEEZ…

    • 28 Nena20409
      October 19, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Some people when they get a certain age and they start losing their faculties they start lashing out. Acting aggressively. Being a Mayor for almost 12 yrs, visible and powerful can also make a power hungry little man start losing grips with reality?

  9. 33 dotster3
    October 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Pastor in Texas strutting around with an AR-15 slung over his shoulders, going in and out of businesses—-because—–what?—-he can? He had nothing better to do with his time? Nothing more deserving of his time? Nothing more worthwhile? He was asked to leave Wal-Mart. What is wrong with these gun nuts? Why do they love their guns more than anything? Isn’t that sick??? There’s something really wrong with these people.


    • 34 yardarm756
      October 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Fear and hate have created what is now seeing the light of day. Sadly it has always been there. This is their ‘Alamo’.

    • 35 Roberta in MN
      October 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      dotster3, there is a malignancy in Texas. and most of the states. I can’t quite put a finger on it, but, most of the people from Texas are not normal, except UTA. I can’t even put my son on the normal level anymore. 😦

      • 36 jacquelineoboomer
        October 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

        My Democratic cousin and his family of three generations are all normal, Obama-supporting Texans (his wife’s a native Texan; he’s from New Jersey, originally). So that’s one other family.

        • 37 carolyn
          October 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

          My son (in Dallas) and his wife are Obama, Wendy Davis supporting Democrats too. There are more in Texas like that than we know. We hear about the crazies. The others are going about their daily lives working, raising children, helping with homework, coaching soccer…..our daughter-in-law is a native Texan….our son is a California/Oklahoma transplant.
          Interesting experience this weekend. Went back to my college in Boston for homecoming…..as several of us talked about life, and politics, we have all come to the same place politically and socially. We were probably pretty much traditional Republicans in college, (family backgrounds) but we are now progressive and liberal…..and have a real hard time with those who are right leaning.

          • 38 jacquelineoboomer
            October 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm

            Glad to hear about the Texas part of your family, and also very glad to hear about the progressive, liberal folks from your college days!

    • 39 Nena20409
      October 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm


      Hmm? Jesus didn’t carry a sword, sling or arrow and bow weapons of the day over 2000 yrs ago.

      Guns are relatively modern inventions.

      Scared mad pastor is more like it. O pastor of little faith?

      Pope Francis is Not running around with an A-15.

    • 40 anniebella
      October 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Jesus never walk around with a AK-15 or any kind of weapon. Sounds like to me there is nothing to that pastor.Just because you say you know who Jesus is doesn’t make it so.

    • 41 theo67
      October 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      How are normal people supposed to tell the difference between this nut with a gun who happens to be a pastor, and just any other nut with a gun? I wouldn’t want my child exposed to that – how come it’s ok to violate my wishes so he can cater to his own? I can’t stand these people.

      • 42 anniebella
        October 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

        I would think that the most important thing for that pastor to be walking around with is a Bible in his hand and the word of God in his heart. How does walking around with a AK-15 shows people about the love and mercy of Jesus. These kind of people don’t represent Jesus.

        • 43 MightyPamela
          October 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm

          Hey ~ maybe he forgot the part about “Thou Shalt Not Kill”? Only one things guns do: Kill. What an ass! Wonder how he will answer to that when he’s facing St Peter at the Pearly Gates? Will he say, What Gun? Or, Gun? Huh, don’t remember no gun, Sir. What an ass.

      • 45 99ts
        October 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm

        There is no difference theo – so no decision necessary

  10. 46 Roberta in MN
    October 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    LL, loved the dog pictures, especially the little one on the rug. That is too funny. I hope Chips doesn’t get one like the Black Lab in the picture. 🙂

  11. 47 andogriff
    October 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Great post LL, thanks!! Congrats on first yardarm, and congrats to Ms Chips on the new puppy!! Look forward to photos when you have time!

  12. 50 utaustinliberal
    October 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm

  13. 52 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    AP sources: 476,000 Obamacare applications filed



    • October 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      A little perspective.

      Buying a phone is a lot easier than applying for health insurance. So, let’s look at the sales in the initial 3months & 2 days of the Apple iPhone. That would be 1,389,000 phones.

      In two weeks, 476,000 #Obamacare insurance applications were filed. At that rate, we could expect 2,856,000 applications in the first 3 months of #Obamacare being open for business.

      The glitches will be resolved. Despite the glitches, by any market standard #Obamacare’s debut is a success.

    • 54 anniebella
      October 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      I have no doubt that what ever the problem with the Healthcare site, the problem will get fix. Nothing is perfect.

      • October 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

        Not only that, but there are applications that for one reason or another haven’t been completed. Who knows how many people those are?

        Also, the first of the year is when many people make these major decisions. By that time. they have all their tax forms. They have (especially around Xmas) plenty of time to spend online or on the phone. They may be waiting to see how coverage for friends and family work out before taking the plunge.

        So I expect another big surge in January right after people file their tax returns.

  14. 56 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    State Decisions For Creating Health Insurance Marketplaces

    17 State-based Marketplace; 7 Partnership Marketplace; 27 Federally-facilitated Marketplace


    Coverage through the Marketplaces will begin in every state on January 1, 2014, with enrollment beginning October 1, 2013. States can elect to build a fully State-based Marketplace, enter into a state-federal Partnership Marketplace, or default into a Federally-facilitated Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and operate a Federally-facilitated Marketplace in any state that is not able or willing to establish a State-based Marketplace. In a Federally-facilitated Marketplace, HHS will perform all Marketplace functions. States entering into a Partnership Marketplace may administer plan management functions, in-person consumer assistance functions, or both, and HHS will perform the remaining Marketplace functions.



  15. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    October 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I dedicate this to Danny, Chips!

  16. 58 Ladyhawke
    October 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm


    The Danger in States Opting Out of Creating a State Run Health Insurance Exchange


    With only 17 State’s Creating Health Insurance Exchanges Federal Taxpayers are Responsible for Millions of other State’s Constituents.

    Right now many states are opting out of running exchanges leaving the Federal Government responsible for providing subsidies to their employees and low-middle income constituents. These are essentially the same states opting out of Medicaid expansion. These actions shift their responsibility to provide for millions of their constituents onto the federal tax payer.

    On the site we have talked about the dangers of letting individual states Opt-Out of Medicaid Expansion. There is a good reason for this, states Opting-out of Medicaid expansion will leave their poorest uninsured and will cause an extra financial burden on the exchanges. Those who are not covered by Medicaid Expansion will in many cases be eligible for maximum cost assistance when purchasing insurance on the exchange. States that defer their exchanges to the Federal Government and reject expansion pass considerable costs onto tax paying Americans who have to subsidize these State’s poorest.



  17. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    October 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Wonder if Chips will be giving Danny his first bath in his new home tonight. (Or Reason No. 2,068 why I don’t have a dog, even though I usually just tell people that pets “require too much love and affection.”)

  18. October 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    $13 billion is a lot of money, but it looks like the bank’s loss reserves are at $23 billion.

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