Archive for November 28th, 2013

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Nov
13

Thanksgivukkah’s Secret Ingredient? Laughter

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Nov
13

Chat Away

President Obama makes a Thanksgiving Day phone call to a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, from the Oval Office, Nov. 28, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Essential sweater zoom-in:

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Thank you aaaaaaall for the beautiful messages to the blog tyrants in the last post, you lovely people!

28
Nov
13

Thank you!

A little Thanksgiving note….

Thank you to UT for her truly amazing work on the blog these past few months, the place honestly wouldn’t still be going without her. I’m still waiting for her to say – even once – ‘sorry, I can’t do tomorrow’s R&S’, she leaps in to action every single time I ask her. She’s a gem, she pours her heart and soul and brain in to every single post.

And thank you, again, to UT for this morning’s stunning post, which has got a fantastic reaction. To my shame, I’d actually forgotten so many of the things this President has achieved, so it was a beautiful, powerful, magical reminder. (I’ll add a permanent link to the post in the sidebar).

And thank you to all the blog tyrants, Lovely Plains, Liberal Librarian, Zizi, Tally and even Amk – crikey, I hope I’m not forgetting any one – you all bring so, so, so, so much to TOD, eternally grateful!

And thank you to all of you who visit and comment here, you’ve helped create a truly lovely and brilliantly smart President Obama-supporting community, it’s a joy.

And thank you to Danny for finally falling asleep after a day spent largely dismantling the play tunnel I got him. It seemed like a good idea at the time. 😕

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Love ya all, you’re beautiful!

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PS A Very lovely message in the comments:

Hi All,

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Your Friend from Moneygall Ireland

Henry

28
Nov
13

A Thanksgiving Rise and Shine: 50 Thank Yous to the President

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50 Thank Yous to our President on this Thanksgiving

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1. Thank you for never giving up the fight for the Affordable Care Act – ‘ObamaCare’ – and bringing comprehensive health insurance to 30 million people.

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2. Thank you for expanding health coverage for over 4 million more children with the Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act.

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3. Thank you for putting two qualified and outstanding women on the Supreme Court.

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4. Thank you for refusing to hide the cost of war, unlike your predecessor.

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5. Thank you for bringing the Iraq war to an end and bringing troops home to their families.

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6. Thank you for your courage in bringing OBL to justice when the naysayers derided and mocked you for your promise to the American people.

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7. Thank you for choosing diplomacy first with Syria and securing a deal that began the removal and destruction of chemical weapons.

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8. Thank you for pursuing diplomacy with Iran through sanctions not war and pushing for an interim deal that came to fruition after 34 years of failures.

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9. Thank you for the drawdown of the war in Afghanistan and putting an end date to combat involvement by troops.

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10. Thank you for improving America’s image abroad by stretching your hand out to allies and non-allies alike, beginning with your 2009 inaugural address and your historic Cairo speech.

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11. Thank you for the New START Treaty that reduces the overwhelming number of warheads in the world.

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12. Thank you for the Executive Order that banned torture, reversed GWB torture practices, and restored the United States in accord with the Geneva Convention.

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13. Thank you for increasing funding annually for the Veteran Affairs Department and for the new G.I. Bill which helps veterans achieve the dream of an education.

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14. Thank you for providing $4.3B in funding for 9/11 responders proving that this nation is behind them not just with words but with deeds.

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15. Thank you for having a Department of Justice that takes seriously any effort to suppress people’s right to vote.

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16. Thank you for having a diverse cabinet and administration that looks like the America of 2013 and not the 1800s.

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17. Thank you for the Claims Resolution Act which made sure African-American and Native American farmers received $4.6B for being cheated out of government loans.

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18. Thank you for doing your part to reduce the horror of gun violence by issuing regulations and rules that will, hopefully, save lives.

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19. Thank you for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act aka ‘Stimulus’ that drastically reduced unemployment and prevented the lay off of teachers, cops, firefighters, etc.

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20. Thank you for rescuing the auto industry and saving over one million jobs when everyone on all sides of the issue said it was a foolish idea.

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21. Thank you for 44 months of economic productivity and 7.8 million private sector jobs.

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22. Thank you for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which has protected and helped millions of people recover money from corrupt financial institutions.

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23. Thank you for Wall Street Reform and Credit Card Reform that put regulations in place to prevent another Great Depression and protect consumers from predatory credit card companies.

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24. Thank you for cutting taxes for hardworking middle and working class Americans through the American Recovery and Investment Act – and not the 1%.

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25. Thank you for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which helps women fight discrimination in wages and salary.

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Nov
13

Early Bird Chat

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