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  1. 1 japa21
    November 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  2. 5 japa21
    November 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    • 6 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      November 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      So true. Passed the local community food bank today; line was a block and a half long. Most of the folks were elderly; all but about 10 were white; yet the myth in my area is that the only poverty is in the city of Chester and the borough of Darby

      • 7 jacquelineoboomer
        November 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

        Mostly elderly folks are standing in a line, a block and a half long, for food. And that’s just a report from one community.

        Happy, Republicans?

  3. November 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Yes we knew it but now there’s proof. Only in America. SMH.

    Denial-of-service tool targeting Healthcare.gov site discovered
    Hacktivist software designed to put a strain on struggling Obamacare website.

    Researchers have uncovered software available on the Internet designed to overload the struggling Healthcare.gov website with more traffic than it can handle.

    “ObamaCare is an affront to the Constitutional rights of the people,” a screenshot from the tool, which was acquired by researchers at Arbor Networks, declares. “We HAVE the right to CIVIL disobedience!”

    http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/new-denial-of-service-attack-aimed-directly-at-healthcare-gov/

  4. November 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

  5. 18 yardarm756
    November 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

  6. 29 MightyPamela
    November 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Check in, check out, big hugs all around!!! {{{{TOD}}}}

  7. 33 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    So sweet.

  8. 35 Bill R.
    November 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

  9. 36 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

  10. 38 COS
    November 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I notice that Ed Henry can point out a Pinocchio for Jay but I have never heard him point out the many Pinocchios for the republicans. Of course that would take up the entire presser.

  11. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    November 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    • 40 COS
      November 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      🙂 Pure Karma for nasty Rand Paul. Can’t stand him. He is way out of his league if he think that he will ever make it to the WH.

  12. 42 desertflower
    November 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/11/07/2906861/major-insurance-company-lawsuit/

    A major California insurance company is being sued by two consumers alleging that they were tricked into dropping their health coverage when they could have remained on their preferred plans under Obamacare, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Blue Cross successfully enticed tens of thousands of its individual policyholders to switch out of their grandfathered health plans and forever lose their protected grandfathered status,” states the lawsuit. “Blue Cross concealed information about the consequences of switching plans and intentionally misled its policyholders to encourage the replacement of grandfathered policies.”
    The plaintiffs, Paul Simon, 39, and Catherine Corker, 63, of California say that they are among the customers that Anthem Blue Cross pressured to drop their grandfathered policies in 2011 without giving them all the facts about new Obamacare requirements that could raise the price of their plans in an effort to cut its own costs. Simon and Corker would have preferred to remain on the grandfathered plans permitted by the law, and are now asking the courts to block Anthem from canceling any more policies unless the company allows consumers to switch back into their grandfathered plans.

    “This is about an insurance company manipulating the situation and concealing the facts,” said William Shernoff, an attorney for both the plaintiffs, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “We are asking the court to give our clients and everybody else in the same situation the option of going back to their grandfathered policies.”

  13. 43 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Of course…makes sense that the people who financed and support Willard are the same ones pushing this NSA crap…

  14. 44 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    GOOD NEWS! #Forward we go…

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      November 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      That seems like a lot of abstentions or absentees to me, HF. I’m thrilled it passed, but it should never have been this close.

  15. 46 Nena20409
    November 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bizarre-rob-ford-video-shows-enraged-toronto-mayor-threatening-someone-s-life

    This Rob Ford is just not normal

    A bizarre new video of Rob Ford surfaced on Thursday showing the embattled Toronto mayor, who admitted to smoking crack-cocaine earlier this week, threatening to kill an unidentified person in a fit of rage.

    The video, purchased by the the Toronto Star, lacks substantial context but shows Ford pacing back and forth in a living room and talking to a person off camera.

    “I’m gonna kill that fucking guy. I’m telling you, it’s first-degree murder,” Ford says. “I’ll rip his fucking throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out. . . . I’ll make sure that motherfucker’s dead.”

  16. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    November 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Well, one half of Congress is working for all the people.

  17. 50 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Woooohoooo! ENDA just passed the Senate with a 64 – 32 vote.

  18. 51 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm

  19. November 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    On to 2014!!!!!!!!!….

    This must be our battle cry…we cann not be distracted or deterred by the noise of 2016….we must be encouraged by the much of the election results of Tuesday….

    We Must ORGANIZE…..MOTIVATE…AND THEN GOTV…..2014 IS CRICTICAL….WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE…OUR DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON IT!

    YES WE MUST!

  20. November 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    If someone already asked, I missed it.

    Did anyone hear any reports of Republicans being turned away from the polls for lack of identification?

  21. 57 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    HEADLINE: CNN’s Desperate Cry to Gin Up Lefty Poutrage Against President Obama

    //The media’s effort to undermine this president never ceases to amaze. On Monday, CNN published an opinion piece from Nathaniel Morris, who at 18 cast his first ballot for Barack Obama in 2008. As the story goes, Morris, now a medical student, has since been disenchanted with the president. The accusations are simplistic and familiar to those who have followed the emotarian Lefties that can never be made happy. I could go into details, and I will, but it essentially boils down to: DRONES!!!!! (followed by ZOMG, etc.)…//

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/11/cnns-desperate-cry-to-gin-up-lefty.html#disqus_thread

    That “Morris” sounds more like a plant to me…HEH!

    • November 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Now my hair is on fire. These are the kind of simple, puritanical arguments that drive me close to insanity. I’ll give the young chap a pass…he’s 18.

      • 59 hopefruit2
        November 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm

        You assume that this “young chap” is real, but I don’t. I’m THAT cynical when it comes to our “librul media” and I have every right to be.

      • 60 Linda
        November 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm

        He was 18 in 2008 …….and in 2013 it appears he has not matured at all.

        Aren’t there provisions in the ACA for medical students if they choose to go into Family Medicine ?

        • November 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

          So right, Linda. I missed that. And yes there are special provisions for those who choose to go into Family Practice, though I can’t attest to what they are. He wasn’t too disillusioned to take advantage of that!

        • 62 hopefruit2
          November 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

          I still think this “Nathaniel Morris” fella is a media plant. It just seems a bit too scripted, and a medical student would be a bit more analytical than what I’m reading….

    • 63 jackiegrumbacher
      November 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      HF, this kid just announced to the world that he’s a simpleton who doesn’t understand issues, thinks a president should do every single thing he wants just because he voted for him and would rather real flesh and blood soldiers got killed in dangerous situation than use drones. So I guess he won’t be voting for Barack Obama anymore–too bad so sad. Neither will anyone else.

    • 64 jersey girl
      November 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Speaking as young physician (in primary care) – who was a medical student in the Bush era (*shudders*) – when S-CHIP was vetoed, I remember protesting that, I can tell you what a world of difference Obamacare makes : 1) particularly in the investments into underserved clinics. 2) SCHIP has been reinstated. My patients (children) are all covered. 3) I don’t spend chazillion hours fightiing with the insurance company. I can see a notable difference since obamacare was passed – even before the insurance exchanges kicked in. I expect that most doctors – primary care especially (Pediatricians, Internists, Family Practice, OB/GYN) – will like Obamacare. Others such as specialists may not like it – if they have to justify certain charges.

      What this president has achieved is remarkable! History and many americans will forever remember the most American social safety net 1) Social security 2) Medicare 3) Obamacare. Can you imagine this, no wonder the republicans are desperate to repeal this? – Something so wonderful named after the FIRST African-american president. A name they started initially in derision- will bite them back when Americans everywhere take it with respect in a few years.

  22. November 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    For the PA folks…Corbett has started to campaign for re-election…there are 8 DEMs who want to taktehis place….i know of three,,,but I am most familiar with Allyson Swartz…i know that she has always stood up for women’s health but i remember reading that she was not onboard with the ACA…don’t know where she stands now…

    can any of these candidates Motivate the Electorate….

    • November 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Corbett should be all the motivation anyone needs.

      • November 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

        but fay…it isn’t…folks have to be prodded…pullled and dragged to the polls….it is not how i want it to be…but it is the way it is…i remember the perserverance…and the persistence that it took…to bring out folks the vote for PBO…folks have to be inspired…and motivated….folks have to have hope that their vote makes a difference…i do not know if any of the 8 candidates running are capable of doing that…

    • 68 jackiegrumbacher
      November 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      PF, I’ve met a lot of the candidates, but not Allyson Schwartz. She is lukewarm on ACA, which gives me pause about her commitment to aggressively pushing it in PA. I really want to see exchanges in this state. There are some promising candidates out there, so I would just wait and see how the primary debates go. I know that Rob McCord,Treasurer, is a real progressive, but we’ll have to see if he makes it out of the pack. Whoever runs will need a boatload of money. I hope that person is a very good fundraiser.

  23. 69 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

  24. 75 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    • November 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Republicans aren’t going to vote on that bill or any others of any substance. They have no intention of governing and I think we should stop expecting them to. Like PrettyFoot said, we need to put all our energy and focus on 2014.

      • 77 utaustinliberal
        November 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm

        ENDA and Immigration Reform are about 2014. They don’t pass them, the Democrats can and should run with it in 2014.

        Yes, the GOP is dysfunctional, but you don’t just throw up your hands, give up, and let them off the hook. We need a functioning Congress and a defeatist attitude gets us nowhere.

        From now until 2014, we continue to hammer them on every issue they’ve dropped the ball on and we make sure the public knows as they head to the ballot box.

      • November 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        i did not mean that we should not work on the PBOs agenda…i meant not to get distracted by the 2016 noise

  25. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    November 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    The few replies to Todd above mine were all from his Republican backers and followers, so I thought I’d add a reply that does not bash Pres. Obama but merely targets Chuckie. And now I shall celebrate with lunch!

    • 80 hopefruit2
      November 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      I don’t like those interviews – NBC will carefully edit out the parts to make Chuck Todd seem as though he is in control and PBO is not. I prefer a LIVE Press conference. But I trust that my President knows exactly what he’s doing, and why he’s doing it. So I will leave it up to the experts (which I am not) to make that call!!!!

  26. 85 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

  27. 86 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    New York’s First Couple 🙂

  28. 89 japa21
    November 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

  29. 93 Nena20409
    November 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm
  30. November 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  31. 98 hopefruit2
    November 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

  32. November 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    • 100 Bill R.
      November 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      A thought I have on this, is why not confront the worst of the worst head on and discredit his lies?

      • 101 utaustinliberal
        November 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        I agree. He goes straight to the source of erroneous reporting and lies, and gets his message out to the American people.

        Pres. Obama is trying a comprehensive approach to get his message about ObamaCare to millions. Twitter, local media, national media, traveling to states and talking directly to people about the benefits of ObamaCare and why they need it.

        It’s a great strategy.

        • 102 vcprezofan2
          November 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

          You are right, it is a great strategy and PBO handles himself extremely well every time, yet I wish he didn’t have to. The snark and the implied or blatant rudeness are hard to swallow as an onlooker, especially because it is so unnecessary.

      • November 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

        Oh, I agree with his #PBO’s strategy, Bill. Just wanted folk to know that we know what a shill Chuckles is 🙂

    • November 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      BobFr, Bill R and UTA are all way smarter than I am.

      You’re all right, of course, that PBO plays a strategic game and doesn’t allow emotion (i.e., contempt) get in the way.

      It really rubs me the wrong way that upChuck will have more fodder for his outsized ego. Don’t follow DC MSM on twitter, but no doubt he’s the toast of town for the echo-chamber.

      Would really like to see upChuck’s goose cooked. That would be priceless.

      But as HF2 pointed out, no doubt the NBC interview will be heavily edited, so it’s doubtful that the public will see that happen.

  33. 105 utaustinliberal
    November 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Wow….no words.

    • 106 jackiegrumbacher
      November 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      UT, I knew this imbecile had been quiet for too long. He comes out from painting his bathroom to do this???? Proves once again that the guy was good for nothing.

  34. 107 Linda
    November 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    RICHMOND, Va. — RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The head of the dietary supplement maker at the heart of a political scandal involving Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to resign in December.

    Star Scientific Inc. said Thursday that CEO Jonnie R. Williams and president Paul Perito will step down after its shareholder meeting Dec. 27.

    In a regulatory filing, the Glen Allen, Va.-based company said Williams plans to continue as a non-executive employee for one year to help with patent prosecutions and new product development.

    Will McDonnell be arrested now ?

  35. 108 Linda
    November 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    More Instances Of Plagiarism In Rand Paul’s Book

    Another four cut-and-paste jobs in the senator’s 2012 book.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/more-instances-of-plagiarism-in-rand-pauls-book-lets-duel

  36. 111 vcprezofan2
    November 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I can always rely on JuanitaJean for an eyeroll or a chuckle. This one features a character from the county in which my dad chose to hang his hat. With all these wackos around him, no wonder he thinks there’s no point in voting. 🙄

    McLennan County, Texas. (That’s Waco)

    First Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett said he asked fellow prosecutor Landon Ramsay if he could see Ramsay’s new Glock .40-caliber pistol about 2 p.m. Monday.

    Now you know right there that this ain’t going in the right diection. Guns are not boy toys.http://www.juanitajean.com/2013/11/06/fun-with-guns-prosecutor-edition/

    …………..//


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