Chat Away

President Obama sits with John Boehner during a memorial service for former Speaker Tom Foley


Endless caption possibilities – go for it.

116 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 11 bojoflo
    October 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Good Afternoon πŸ™‚

  2. October 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Wrote this letter to the President last night. Decided to tweet it, as well.

    Thank you for the photos, Chips.

    Am dragging my feet here, a bit, to let VC and others through the door first … πŸ™‚

    • 15 Vicki
      October 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Bobfr, you definitely get what’s going on.
      President Obama is a threat to their greed. He threatens their stature in the universe. He threatens their belief that everything always is for them, about them and must be for their benefit.

      When RW puppets spout “PBO is the most dangerous President ever” they are right but not in the way they mean which is their goal to terrify the country.
      POTUS is dangerous to their plan to rule over everything. POTUS reminds them and us that the world belongs to all of us, and yes, a better world is possible.

      • October 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

        Thank you Vicki.

        “POTUS reminds them and us that the world belongs to all of us, and yes, a better world is possible.”


        Of all the letters I’ve written to President Obama this is the one I most hope he reads.


        • 17 Roberta in MN
          October 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm

          Your letter is right on bobfr. Thank for the way you can put everything in a precise way. I am lousy at writing. (an accountant in my prior life) numbers lady. I really appreciate those that can put in words what I am thinking all the time. Must we on some kind of wave length. πŸ™‚

    • 19 vcprezofan2
      October 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      Just arrived home, Bobfr, so haven’t gathered my wits yet. You’d think I would have taken them with me to work, but I actually didn’t. Nice to see Layla and Bojoflo making use of your gallantry though. πŸ˜€

    • 27 Dudette
      October 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Roberto, EXCELLENT work as always!

      I truly hope your letters actually reach him. Love this in particular: “The fundamental disconnect between those who abhor you, Mr. President, and you is that you GET the incalculable value of each person’s life.” {mmmwah!} Molto Ben Fatto!

  3. 28 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    OMG – a picture really is worth a thousand words. πŸ˜†

  4. 29 Jewelz
    October 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Oh my – if that vacant chair could talk…

  5. 30 donna dem 4 obama
    October 29, 2013 at 6:06 pm

  6. October 29, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Obama: “Really, John, the empty chair was pretty stupid when Clint did it. It hasn’t gotten better.”

  7. October 29, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  8. 47 GGail
    October 29, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Oh Johnny, did I hurt your feelings?

  9. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    October 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    • 49 GGail
      October 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Sometimes, I crack myself up

    • 50 vcprezofan2
      October 29, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      On a serious note, was Boehner a good friend of Foley? He actually does look like someone who’s mourning in one or two of these pics.

      • 51 GGail
        October 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm

        vc, if John was a good friend of the late Speaker Foley, my condolences. But these pics are just tooooooo good to pass up.
        So, I’m asking for forgiveness now πŸ™‚

        • 52 vcprezofan2
          October 29, 2013 at 6:43 pm

          O, I don’t know – I’m simply wondering, as he seems truly mournful to me. He could just as easily be mournful for other reasons, but the thought popped into my mind (so of course it promptly popped off my fingers). My excuse is I haven’t had a chance to centre myself yet today.

          • 53 Layla
            October 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

            Does he not ALWAYS look like he is at a funeral…..I feel no empathy for this human…just remember all he has done to PBO

            • 54 GGail
              October 29, 2013 at 6:51 pm

              Good point Layla πŸ™‚

            • 55 vcprezofan2
              October 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm

              He does often, Layla …. maybe I’m going backwards, putting a context to his mournful face this time, because there is one. /shrug/ Who knows? See, I take a day away from these guys and their shenanigans and suddenly I’m feeling a twinge of compassion for him.

  10. 57 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm


  11. 58 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Do I even have to say it? You know… πŸ™„


    • 59 dotster3
      October 29, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      CBS News was pathetic again tonight. We burst out laughing at Nancy somebody gleefully and excitedly reporting about the cancellations and how BAD this was. She looked like the happiest person in America, like she just won the Big Lottery, so joyful to be reporting this attempt at gotcha. Then Major Garrett was interviewing a WH official and wouldn’t let him complete a sentence, kept interrupting to ask what did the president know and when did he know it. He looked like he was interrogating a prime suspect in some big criminal case. I’m going to do what President Obama is doing—-laugh. I’m just going to laugh at all of them from now on. Sound and fury signifying nothing.

  12. 62 Layla
    October 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    PBO: I cannot get this tune out of my head

  13. October 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  14. 65 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 6:28 pm


  15. 68 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Put down your coffee cup first….
    Okay, now look! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  16. 69 yardarm756
    October 29, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    There I was, sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.

    “Well, whatcha’ gonna do about it?” he says menacingly, as I burst into tears.

    “Come on, man,” the biker says, “I didn’t think you’d CRY. I can’t stand to see a man crying.”

    “This is the worst day of my life,” I say. “I’m a complete failure. I was late to a meeting and my boss fired me. When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don’t have any insurance. I left my wallet in the cab I took home, there I found my wife with another man and then my dog bit me.”

    “So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, I buy a drink, I drop a capsule in and sit here watching the poison dissolve. Then you show up and drink the whole thing! But enough about me, how’s your day going?”

  17. October 29, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Another fine essay from Spandan @TPV

    “For the past week or so, the media has been replete with stories about people getting letters from their insurance companies that cancel their current coverage and replace it with a more expensive health insurance plan, providing the insured the option to look into their state’s exchange for coverage. Insurance companies are doing their damnest to blame the Affordable Care Act and President Obama for this, but the truth is that the policies that are being canceled are being canceled for one reason and one reason alone: they do not meet the minimum coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

    So what are these minimum coverage requirements? They are simple and essential:

    Ambulatory patient services (outpatient care you get without being admitted to a hospital)
    Emergency services
    Hospitalization (such as surgery)
    Maternity and newborn care (care before and after your baby is born)
    Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment (this includes counseling and psychotherapy)
    Prescription drugs
    Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices (services and devices to help people with injuries, disabilities, or chronic conditions gain or recover mental and physical skills)
    Laboratory services
    Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
    Pediatric services”

    More at the link: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/10/why-losing-your-junk-insurance-is-good.html

    #TrustBarack ….

  18. 78 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm


  19. October 29, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    To those wondering how the “news” coverage of ACA was today, look no further than Dotster3, above and @TheObamaDiary’s timeline.

    MSM and pundits aren’t making the slightest attempt to not appear lazy.

    • October 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      MSM went into lock-step overdrive with the 2006 leaked documents detailing NSA “spying” that occurred beginning in 2002.

      How many will even cover the true story (not the ginned up story, manufactured for sale by the odious Greenwald, and lapped up like the only water in the desert by our unquestioning MSM.

      MSM should have egg on their faces, but it seems abundently clear that their number one priority is to latch onto *anything* that could possibly make our President look bad. Despicable.

  20. October 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm

  21. 85 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm

  22. October 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    GD Hypocrites…….. just run out there and report what GG feeds these foreign papers as fact. Pathetic

    Rather, the document appears to be a slide that was assembled based on NSA data received from French intelligence, a U.S. official said.

    Based on an analysis of the document, the U.S. concluded that the phone records the French had collected were actually from outside of France, and then were shared with the U.S. The data don’t show that the French spied on their own people inside France. U.S. intelligence officials haven’t seen the documents cited by El Mundo but the data appear to come from similar information the NSA obtained from Spanish intelligence agencies documenting their collection efforts abroad, officials said. The U.S. hasn’t made public the role of European spy agencies in the collection efforts because of the diplomatic sensitivities of outing partner services, which the NSA relies on for a considerable amount of intelligence.

    Public disclosure of European complicity in the collection efforts would likely spark domestic outrage in those countries against their own governments, and could threaten cooperation with the U.S. U.S. officials said the European collection programs were part of long-standing intelligence sharing arrangements between the U.S. and its closest allies. Officials said the figures may not reflect the entirety of the phone records collected by France and Spain.

  23. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  24. October 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Not a Rachel fan, but the video at the link in this tweet is certainly worth watching and bravo for her and her staff catching Rand doing something that should end any notion of him being a viable candidate.

  25. October 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Journalists have a natural inclination to cover bad news over good and to be skeptical of the government, which is usually healthy. But if you aren’t careful it can also lead to misleading reporting. If you’re going to do a story presenting one person as a victim of the law, it might be a good idea to make sure they are what you say they are.

    • 93 hopefruit2
      October 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Excellent tweet, but I think you’re being extremely kind to the current crop of journalists who’ve been part of our MSM for the last 2 decades. Many of these same journalists bent over backwards to protect GWB, and were as uncritical and fawning as new parents gazing at their newborn infant. For example, this morning UT posted an excerpt from a Greenwald article back in 2005, in which he was absolutely OKAY with the US using “any measure necessary” to protect our national interests. The SAME Greenwald who doesn’t let 24 hrs pass before issuing another “grievance” which he can use to attack the current President.

      Furthermore, the MSM spends very little time criticizing or being skeptical of the GOP in congress, and prefers to focus exclusively and heavily on President Obama – even when the situation does not call for that kind of scrutiny. And they will even take it a step further and to make up lies and false propaganda if they have to. Case in point, the made up crap on Obamacare that NBC, ABC and CBS perpetuated in the last 36 hrs.

      Just my two cents here….

      • October 29, 2013 at 8:10 pm

        I have exhausted my disdain for the current crop….. I should have a universal * to signify that part of any media post is a given. I figured TOD, already knows the deal πŸ™‚

  26. 96 hopefruit2
    October 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    October Confessions: I have a crush on Chris Van Hollen. If he runs for President I will campaign for him FULL TIME!

    • October 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Well, WOOOT!!

      Do you know something we don’t???!!

      • 98 hopefruit2
        October 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm

        No friend, I know nothing at all. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        All I know is that I’ve always liked Rep Van Hollen, but during the shutdown..he was just always A-on point..that two week period gave me a new and improved *view* of him.

  27. 99 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm


  28. October 29, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    #AGIPROP 24/7 since 20 Jan 2009 ….

  29. October 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    The first monthly report from the chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons confirms that the Assad regime is thus far proving cooperative, meeting the strict timetable the international community laid out in September. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) catapulted to the public view in the past weeks, as the world scrambled for a diplomatic response to the massive chemical weapons attack in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus in August. When the United States and Russia came to an accord that would forgo an American bombing campaign in favor of the systematic disarmament of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s stockpile of chemical arms, it was determined that the OPCW would be the main vehicle for accomplishing that goal. Just weeks later, the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts over the years to rid the world of chemical arms.

    Now the OPCW and the United Nations are on the ground in Syria, working to do just that, and progress is proceeding apace though not without a few snags.

  30. 103 japa21
    October 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

  31. 104 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm

  32. October 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm

  33. 109 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  34. 110 japa21
    October 29, 2013 at 7:57 pm

  35. 113 anniebella
    October 29, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Did anyone see Ed this afternoon? He really went after the media, the evening news for their lies and half truths about the ACA. If anyone can please post it here, it is worth seeing.

  36. 114 daisydem
    October 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    The President and Boehner pics above … captions? I have no words. The body language … omg! and I wish I could wipe the smirk off Boehner’s face in the first one myself … oh maybe that is what he was doing with his handkerchief? Yuk. The President (our President) looks cool, comfortable, and just wonderful.

  37. 116 Nena20409
    October 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Wow…..John Boehner crying like a sack of loony whacked up rightie.

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