Chat Away

In case anyone missed the blissful news: Donna Dem is the proud new Grandma of twin girls, Tamara and Samaya.


Congratulations Donna, love to you and your family from us all.

43 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 6 No Child Left Behind
    December 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    How pretty are the names, Tamara and Samaya! Welcome to the world, young ladies! Congratulations Donna Dem.

  2. 7 No Child Left Behind
    December 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    That Steve Kornacki is a Chris Cristie protégé. Those moles at MSNBC should be moved to where they belong. Faux Noise.

  3. 9 Layla
    December 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Felicitations Grand’maman!!!!!!

  4. 10 mtmarilyn
    December 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Congrats Donna Dem!!!! What an exciting Christmas your family is going to have. I have twin brothers 1 1/2 years older than me I always wanted twins, but they didn’t come. Blessings on you all.

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      December 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      I believe Donna has twin sons, herself. Lucky family!

    • December 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks, MTMarilyn, for your response re: Schweitzer on the previous thread.

      After the holidays I look forward to hearing your thoughts on good candidates to replace Baucus in the Senate. (Schweitzer must have confused PBO with Baucus, LOL). What do you think of Baucus as Ambassador to China — an out-of-the-blue appointment, no?

      I understand completely Nena’s desire to have a Dem replaced with a Dem in both the Senate and House, but Schweitzer just isn’t the type who would be happy not being the top dog… think of how Rendell (for PA Gov) would operate in the Senate. Nope, Rendell and Schweitzer would only be happy when they are the ones calling the shots — not the collaborative types.

      Also, I think Schweitzer would be miserable cooped up in DC… the grand expanse of the WH, well, that’s another matter. 😉

      • 13 mtmarilyn
        December 18, 2013 at 11:45 pm

        I agree with Schweitzer no liking DC. When he was Governor he took his dog with him everywhere. I don’t think he would be welcomed in Senate Chambers. Not sure about Baucus as Ambassador to China. That is out of the blue. I have been to 2 very interesting political meeting in the last 2 weeks. Have been so busy I haven’t had time to write it all down.

        Tomorrow is my really busy 12 hour day, so must get some sleep.

  5. 14 desertflower
    December 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Congress is still cutting off 1.3 million Americans who are out of work — if you’re looking for something real to be outraged about.
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  6. 15 desertflower
    December 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Donna…what wonderful, wonderful news!! Congratulations to the new parents and to you, amazing grandmama!

  7. 16 vcprezofan2
    December 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I can already picture Grandma D having a wonderful time with those girls, especially over the Christmas holidays! Pity they live so far, as I can imagine Donna and I going off to shop for cute baby dresses, and matching socks, and maybe ribbons or hair clips. Aaaw!

  8. December 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Congrats Ms. Donna. I know you are going to thoroughly enjoy the twins.

  9. 18 Ladyhawke
    December 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Senate report warns of vast data mining ‘behind veil of secrecy’

    By Kate Tummarello


    Some of the companies included in the investigation sell products to marketers that label groups of consumers based on their financial vulnerability, the report said, citing labels like “Rural and Barely Making It,” “Credit Crunched: City Families” and “Tough Start: Young Single Parents.”

    “The use of these consumer profiles merits close review” because products that group consumers based on financial vulnerability “likely appeal to companies that sell high-cost loans and other financially risky products,” the report said.

    The report also notes that privacy experts worry that “ready access to increasingly detailed consumer data lends to differential pricing.”



  10. 19 Ladyhawke
    December 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Senate Commerce Report Says Data Brokers ‘Operate Behind a Veil of Secrecy’ [Updated]

    Report based on a year-long investigation into 9 companies

    By Katy Bachman


    Rockefeller scolded the industry during the hearing, especially the way data brokers segment consumers so that they can be targeted by marketers. “I can’t prove it’s wrong, but there’s something lethal about it. Consumers are stigmatized and then the deck is stacked against them and people are making money off it.”



  11. 20 desertflower
    December 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Night all. Time to snuggle in.

  12. 21 amk for obama
    December 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Congrats, Donna Dem.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Now you have, brand new

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  13. 25 forus50
    December 18, 2013 at 10:04 pm

  14. 26 forus50
    December 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

  15. 27 vcprezofan2
    December 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm


    Was trying to make a visual wave, in case you were wondering.
    Yes, it has a long way to go. Maybe another night will produce more realistic results. 😀
    Good night!

    Oh, and Good Morning, Amk (whenever you show up)! 😉

    • 28 amk for obama
      December 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

      See? that’s how you make waves.

      And a VGN to you too.

      • 29 vcprezofan2
        December 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm

        Rats! Caught before I closed the door.

        Not water waves. Duh, I not so dumb I couldn’t figure out those!!! 😉 😀

        I was trying to get hand waves – you know, like a royal wave. Duuh!

      • 32 vcprezofan2
        December 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm

        ~~~ 😕 ~~~ <<<<< See, I use this one all the time when I'm raising my head above water to peek in at varying hours of the night.

        And thanks for the wishes. 😀 By-ye!

  16. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    December 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is the letter both the Human Rights Campaign and the NAACP sent A+E about the Duck Dynasty jerk’s interview for GQ:

    Click to access HRC_NAACP_Letter_121813.pdf

  17. 34 PoliticalJunkessa
    December 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Mega Congratulations, Donna, on the wonderful news! Beautiful names for the baby girls — here’s to lots of health and happiness! They’re getting a pretty special lady as a grandma — enjoy!

  18. 35 forus50
    December 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations DonnaDem!! How exciting!

  19. 36 amk for obama
    December 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  20. 38 forus50
    December 18, 2013 at 10:17 pm

  21. December 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Does this mean that Donna Dem missed out on reliving the time she received THAT call?

    Congrats, again, Donna and family. Beautiful names.

  22. 40 a4alice
    December 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    well that’s lovely news – two is always better than one! Congratulations Donna Dem – a wonderful Christmas present!

    Hope all is well here at TOD!

    and if you can believe it I gotta hit the hay before I fall asleep on the cou-


    (nite TOD)

  23. 42 rikyrah
    December 18, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Congratulations to Donna Dem. Many blessings to the family

  24. 43 HZ
    December 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks for the caroling. Music lightens the heart. Plus it also gives us a celebratory time within our TOD family to wish all happiness to our new grandmother, Donna Dem. Two lovely girls. Donna Dem, may your celebration of this most beautiful gift of your two grand babies be such a glorious one. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents. ((((((((((( Hugs of joy to the twins)))))))))) HZ

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