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  1. 1 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 6, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Good evening, TOD!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 10 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Chips, I see you’ve been tinkering with TOD again. Stuff is changing. You are now BANNED from the internet.

    • 11 vcprezofan2
      November 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      I think Danny has settled in so well, and you are filling in so nicely here that she has too much time on her hands – enough to get out her dreaded toolbox!

  3. 12 Anjo
    November 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Hi, congrats to all the winners

  4. November 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    GE TOD! Congrats on first Alcyee 🙂

    The bureau is asking Americans whether creditors and collection agencies are providing accurate information about their outstanding debts. It also wants to know whether people are receiving threatening calls at all hours of the night or being dragged into court for money they do not owe.

    “Collection of consumer debts serves an important role in the proper functioning of consumer credit markets,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said Tuesday on a call with reporters. “But certain debt collection practices have long been a source of frustration for many consumers.”

    Cordray noted that since the bureau began accepting debt collection complaints in July, it has received about 5,000 consumer grievances. The most-common complaints involve harassing phone calls, lack of verification of the debt and people becoming aware of a collection account only through their credit report

  5. 16 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    For those who missed it.

  6. November 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    …..Two-thirds of voters support giving states the option to expand their Medicaid programs for low-income, uninsured adults. That majority spanned the ideological spectrum on an issue that Texas lawmakers ducked last session, opting not to expand that coverage.

    Three-quarters of Texas voters like the idea of tax credits for small businesses that offer health insurance to their employees. Nearly as many — 73 percent — support creation of health care marketplaces where small businesses and people without health coverage can shop for it.

    Prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions has the support of 76 percent of registered Texas voters, and 61 percent, led by Democratic and independent voters, said they would support increasing the Medicare payroll tax on upper-income Americans…..

  7. 25 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  8. 27 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    See what I meant about Michelle Nunn, Georgia Dem running for Senate (2014)?

    Romney Donors Back Democrat Over Tea Party in Georgia

    This is making some Dems nervous, but might be what gets that seat to turn blue next yr.

    • 28 Nena20409
      November 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      I read that it was due to the extremism of two current teabaggers, Braun(sp) and the other GA rep Doc and the lady who was rwnj who was part of that Susan Breast Cancer group. The GOPers do not want to support teabaggers in GA. Competition is good. So may the best candidate win. GA is still a red state. POTUS was not able to win there in 2008 or 2012. The only chance a Dem might have is if Braun or the other rightwinger wins.

  9. 29 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  10. 30 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Thought I’d throw that out there. 🙂

  11. 31 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  12. 32 dotster3
    November 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Another mass shooting—-tonight in Detroit—-3 killed, 5 injured—–outside a party store. Day after day after day….another shooting somewhere…..


  13. November 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Yes We Can

  14. November 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I will never forgive McCrystal, Rumsfield, Rove, Cheney, and the cabal that covered up the cause of his death. Read his wife’s book (worthwhile)

    On a personal note, my latest blog post regarding: PBO means business when it comes to protecting US citizens home and abroad. Pirates Beware!!

  15. November 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Reality ….

    Absolutely nothing ‘moderate’ about Christie and that will be abundantly obvious long before 6 Nov 2014.


    • 42 Dudette
      November 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Yep! Also too:

    • 45 yardarm756
      November 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Would you believe: Blowing ones nose through ones colon?

    • 46 busbus
      November 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Hey, Bobfr, remember the secret two hour meeting he had in New York with Charles Koch. From that meeting, Charles Koch invited him to be the keynote speaker at their annual (or bi-annual) closed conference/meeting of their supporters. Remember Charles Koch saying or implying that Christie was his kind of people…his golden boy. Remember the speech that Christie gave at that closed meeting.

      I agree with you, Christie IS NOT “moderate.” He is as much of a bully and teabagger as he demonstrated before Hurricane Sandy. He has done NOTHING for New Jersey. I was talking with a friend who lives in the state and we just couldn’t understand how or why he got so many votes from the minority communities. Christie has done NOTHING for them. I guess they got caught up in “the hug” and “We are stronger than the storm.”

      Anyway, I think that this “moderate” act and the GOPTP being “against” Christie, is all an illusion to make him palatable to the larger population as compared to the GOPTPs tossing bombs everyday. The regime is trying to make Christie more appealing than their bomb-throwers. So, they will have him to hold back so that he will beat out the extreme GOPTP candidates in the primary. If he ever (I doubt that he will) became president, believe me, he’ll govern as the Koch Regime demands using the ALEC agenda.


  16. 47 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I wonder sometimes if Willard is ever tormented by the fact that PBO took the Massachusetts model of healthcare, improved it, and ran with it, while Willard ran away from it, one of the few humane, distinguished things he ever did in public life. How cowardly and lacking in principle! What a weak way to go out. Thank goodness for PBO who had the vision and persistence to see this through! This will be his legacy and history will be kind to him for it.

  17. 50 Claire
    November 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    My niece goes to UVA. She just told me that she yelled at a few of her friends who didn’t vote yesterday because “they thought” according to the polls that TM was going to win easily. Of course now the AG count is so close, with the Democrat slightly behind. Anyway, she gave them one of my lectures on how you vote no matter what you think the outcome might be and how it’s our duty as citizens to vote in every election. Can’t believe they just didn’t vote. It makes me so mad.

  18. 51 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Oh my…Bloomy is looking rather gloomy

  19. 52 Nena20409
    November 6, 2013 at 7:36 pm


    By Reuters
    A 3-year-old girl walked more than a mile down a busy road in Florida to her grandmother’s house to seek help after her father allegedly murdered her mother, officials said on Tuesday.
    Sgt. Kristin Thompson of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department described the little girl as “kind of heroic.”
    “That’s quite a distance for a 3-year-old,” Thompson said.
    The little girl knew the route to her grandmother’s house because she had walked it with her mother, Thompson said.


    The most despicable story I have heard today. Not one person stopped to aid the toddler on a busy road

  20. 55 Nena20409
    November 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    A little better story.

  21. 59 amk for obama
    November 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm

  22. 61 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  23. 63 Nena20409
    November 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm


    GENEVA – On the eve of a new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers, a U.S. official said Wednesday that the powers want Iran to halt its nuclear program for six months in exchange for temporary sanctions relief.

    The American official added that imposing any new sanctions on Iran at this stage would seriously undermine the negotiations.

    Meanwhile, Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi strongly criticized the human rights record of Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Wednesday, citing a dramatic increase in executions since he took office this year and accusing the government of lying about the release of political prisoners.

  24. 64 dotster3
    November 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Now reporting 9 people shot in Detroit, 3 fatalities. Shootout said to have occurred in a barbershop in a strip mall known for gambling. ?

  25. 65 amk for obama
    November 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Go Gunners.

    • November 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Posted this yesterday in the middle of election returns.

      I hope we don’t need to wait until after 2014 Dem Landslide to enact sensible gun safety laws.

      The anniversary of the horrific Sandy Hook massacre is approaching, just as many people are enjoying the height of the Christmas season.

      Seems like Congress will not be in session much more this year; wonder how the anniversary will be observed, from a legislative perspective.

  26. November 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    When he began his mayoral campaign on a freezing cold January day outside his home in Brooklyn, Bill de Blasio was just one of several Democratic candidates all claiming to be the progressive voice of change for a post-Bloomberg New York. His Democratic and Republican opponents belittled his policy proposals, his record and his supposed lack of experience.

    But he had a clear, singular focus on issues that caught the popular imagination – growing inequality between rich and poor, and widespread unease at the Police Department’s use of the stop-and-frisk tactic, especially among minority communities. All summed up in his oft-quoted mantra, “A Tale of Two Cities”, which came to define his campaign.

    This is how Bill de Blasio rose from the little-known office of public advocate to become the next mayor of New York City.

  27. 72 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Today’s Chuckle in two parts!

    Part 1 – The picture w/ the problemmatic caption 🙂


    Part 2 – Best possible response! 😀 😀 😀

  28. November 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Quite beautiful:

  29. November 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Dotster, FORUS50, and other Chi-town residents.

    Look what happened at O’Hare on Nov 4 for 13 Marines transferring planes en route to San Diego:
    “A short time later, boarding another jet for San Diego, the Marines learned that American Airlines — which has a policy to upgrade servicemen and women in uniform whenever possible — had six empty seats in first class for the group.

    That gesture was followed by seven first-class passengers who jumped out of their seats for the other Marines so they could sit together.”

  30. 81 amk for obama
    November 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    • 82 desertflower
      November 6, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      My husband used to be an adjunct professor until recently….if ANY of his students dared to plagiarize in one of their papers, they were kicked out of his class, given a zero for the class and referred to their adviser for further sanctions. For a sitting US Senator to do this….is unconscionable. Shows he’s not fit for anything. Another fraud revealed.

  31. 83 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    At the country music awards, Carrie Underwood and some other dude were making fun of the Obamacare website….That’s just tasteless in my opinion.

    • November 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      WTH? What does that have to do with their country music?

    • 89 anniebella
      November 6, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Well I don’t watch country music award shows, but there is nothing funny about trying to help people get affordable health care. Are they making fun of the crazy ass Tea Party shutting down the Government? How about how the Republicans are trying to prevent millions from getting affordable healthcare, is they making fun of that.

    • 91 dotster3
      November 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      That makes me furious. What in the H does Obamacare have to do with country music awards? Why was that part of any script? Heard the whole audience booed—-Obamacare. I would like to know who had to have that in the script—–and why Underwood and Paisley wouldn’t protest bringing political nastiness into a music awards show.

  32. 92 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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  34. 97 yardarm756
    November 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Why aging isn’t so bad.

    Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

    People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

    Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.

    Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

    No one expects you to run into a burning building.

    There’s nothing left to learn the hard way.

    Your joints are more accurate than the National Weather Service.

    In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      My favorite is “Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.” Love it when a friend lets me replay an old story and “pretends” not to remember it! #StoryTellin’

  35. 100 amk for obama
    November 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

  36. November 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm


    The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.815, the Employee Non-Discrimination Act.

    During Wednesday’s session of the Senate cloture was filed on S.815. As a result, the first degree amendment filing deadline is 10:30am and the 2nd degree amendment filing deadline is 11:30am.

    At 11:45am, there will be 2 roll call votes in relation to the following:

    – Toomey amendment #2013 (broadens the number of groups covered under the religious exemption) (60-vote threshold) and

    (the committee-reported substitute amendment will be agreed to by unanimous consent)

    – Motion to invoke cloture on S.815, ENDA, as amended

    If cloture is invoked, there will be a 3rd roll call vote at 1:45pm on passage of S.815, ENDA, as amended.


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  40. November 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    As all of you know, Senator Boxer is Chair of the Senate Committee on Ethics ….

    Won’t happen, but worth pushing the needle ….

  41. November 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Another possibility for the Dems to pick up a House seat in 2014????


    “Rep. Jon Runyan won’t seek reelection”


    Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) won’t seek reelection in 2014, according to two people with knowledge of his plans.

    The news was first reported by the Burlington County Times. Those who confirmed it requested anonymity since the announcement hasn’t gone public yet.

    One person close to Runyan said the congressman wasn’t enamored of Congress and wanted to spend more time with his high school- and middle school-age children.

    • 112 anniebella
      November 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      It just might be possible we could pull this off in 2014. Get rid of John Boehner, and have a real speaker in place. Speaker Pelosi.

  42. 113 desertflower
    November 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    May want to bookmark this site for future reference…. http://www.followthemoney.org/

    The Nation’s Most Complete Resource for Information on Money in State Politics

  43. 114 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Good evening, again! Sorry to claim first and run; however, had a phone call then the next thing I knew it was time for my Borough meeting…

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