President Obama Hosts a Cinco de Mayo Reception

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  1. 1 JER
    May 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    STREAM IS UP NOW: President Obama Hosts a Cinco de Mayo Reception – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  2. 4 vcprezofan2
    May 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm


    • 5 vcprezofan2
      May 5, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Hey, Chips-y Daisy, did you see that dancing 3yr old that I left for you on the Early Bird post? I felt sure you would have enjoyed it though it was a tad long (9mins). Check it out before you go to bed tonight; it’s sure to make you laugh, I think.

    • 6 JER
      May 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Hello vc.

  3. 10 amk for obama
    May 5, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    swoosh goes liverpool down the toilet.

    go man c.

    • May 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      My sides are sore from laughing. Although, the joke was kinda on me: I turned away when they went three up, couldn’t take it – when I went back it was 3-3.

  4. 18 dotster3
    May 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Need more Willard! GOP’s ‘desperado’ is showing……

  5. 23 57andfemale
    May 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    This man is an effing menace to everything good and true about America:

    “Justice Thomas would have gone further, (a) because he believes the Establishment Clause only applies to the federal government, and that states and local governments can have official religions, and (b) even were that not the case, the only coercion he and Justice Scalia (who concurs on this part) care about is official and not social:”

    • 24 pkayden
      May 5, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      So the Conservative Justices have no problem with imposing their Christianity on non-believers? They have no respect for the separation of church and state, which is a principle that has served the United States well throughout its history.

      • 25 57andfemale
        May 6, 2014 at 7:46 am

        No. they are ‘Christians’ who live in an ivory tower and understand nothing of the real work or its implications of the document that they have sworn to protect.

        They are shredding the Constitution in front of our eyes. And yet this stupid country wants ‘change’ and ‘doesn’t support Obama’s policies’ and will turn this nation over to maniacs. It’s astounding.

  6. 26 Nerdy Wonka
    May 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  7. May 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Peter Clifford has posted another of his comprehensive updates on Syria – http://www.petercliffordonline.com/syria-news-3
    Be forewarned – it’s war. Peter is careful to post warnings for particularly gruesome videos/images to which he provides links.

  8. May 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Hola Amigas y Amigos! Adelante!

  9. 34 vcprezofan2
    May 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Well, I totally missed that at WH.Gov! I was patiently waiting for the sound to kick in while wandering the net. Go back to double-check and got the ‘just concluded’ treatment. I got cheated!

  10. 38 dotster3
    May 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Not breaking! Repubs are brain dead!

  11. May 5, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    I think I’m going to stop RT and tweeting about Benghazi. It’s a disease and I feel like I’m just feeding it.

    Republicans have all LOST THEIR MINDS.

    • 40 anniebella
      May 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      meta, it’s all in their sick mind. It’s all they think about, day and night, night and day, they dream about it, yes it does seem like they have lost it.

  12. May 5, 2014 at 6:10 pm


  13. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    May 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm

  14. 52 amk for obama
    May 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm

  15. 54 amk for obama
    May 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

  16. 55 Nerdy Wonka
    May 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm

  17. May 5, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    “But the biggest and fiercest battles have been taking place since early morning near Slovyansk and Kramatorsk. At present, separatists, who have experienced serious losses, are being forced to retreat deeper into the cities. In Kramatorsk, Ukrainian security forces have been advancing towards the city center. Last night, expecting penetration at one of the entrances to Slovyansk near the village of Korobov, saboteurs tried to create an armored train near the railway crossing. To do this they began to cut firing slits in the coal-hauling train cars by using oxy-fuel cutting torches. However, after preliminary reconnaissance, Ukrainian military helicopters using precision shooting were able to block those plans.”

    More at the link:http://euromaidanpr.com/2014/05/06/ukraines-security-services-continue-anti-terrorist-operation-block-plans-to-blow-up-water-reservoir/

  18. May 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm

  19. 65 Bill R.
    May 5, 2014 at 6:52 pm

  20. 67 Nena20409
    May 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    WH presser by Classy Awesome Jay “Clark Kent” Carney on 5-5-14

    From C-SPAN.org


  21. May 5, 2014 at 7:03 pm


  22. May 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm


  23. 70 amk for obama
    May 5, 2014 at 7:10 pm

  24. 71 desertflower
    May 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

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  25. May 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    • May 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      I saw that in my TL I just about heaved. She really is an insufferable idiot.

      • May 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        You know Meta, if Hillary associates herself with that woman again, I hope it single-handledly destroys her 2016 ambitions. Incredible.

        • May 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

          OMG, I can still feel the horrendous burn from 2008!

          • May 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

            Oh, the bitterness….

              • May 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm

                “America needs a president who understands the special sauce of what it is that makes this country great,” she said. “The fact of his personal story of being half black and all that is a wonderful, inspiriting story. But it doesn’t qualify him to be president.”

                Like Maureen Dowd, she was one gin and tonic away from using the N word.

                • May 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

                  EXACTLY. I remember much worse rhetoric from 2008 but it makes me too sick to google any of it. Disgusting people.

                • 85 jacquelineoboomer
                  May 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm

                  *Like Maureen Dowd, she was one gin and tonic away from using the N word*

                  Well said. And, in SC ’08, so was Bubba, from my POV.

            • 86 nathkatun7
              May 6, 2014 at 6:28 am

              Hello, Chips, I am coming here late so I am sure you’ve already gone to bed! Thanks for posting this video. I remember hearing about this woman and reading some of her comments in 2008; but this is the first time I’ve seen how she looks like. It’s also the first time I’ve listened to what she had to say. Obviously she must have voted for John McCain; and may be also for Mitt Romney. In this interview with the FOX News guy, she was unable to hide how much she detested President Obama. Right now all my focus is on 2014. But come 2015, I will start foxing on 2016. I really want to see some other Democrats step up and challenge Hillary. If Hillary continues to surround herself with people who despise President Obama she is going to alienate many of us who support the President.

        • 87 Layla
          May 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm

          Why again, why not now

    • 88 Layla
      May 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      What next!!! Sterling!!!

    • 89 dotster3
      May 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Speaking of braindead……el stupido to the maximus! For all the accolades bestowed on the Clintons for their political acumen, ——ummmmm, not really. Continuously make major harmful decisions. Maybe they’re too addicted to self-destruction.

      • 90 carolyn
        May 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

        Please refresh my memory…..who is Rothschild? Remember the name, but forget specifics…..no surprise!

        • 91 dotster3
          May 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          See above vid—pretty much explains it—–led Hillary supporters to McCain——something about Obama she just couldn’t stand. Made multiple appearances to smear Obama——both campaigns.

      • May 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

        Exactly Dotster, we keep hearing the Clintons are the smartest political operators on planet earth (that worked well in 2008), and now this? Does she seriously think she can win in 2016 by going out of her way to alienate PBO supporters?!

        • May 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          The Clintons are SURROUNDED by buffoons.

          • 94 carolyn
            May 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm

            Thanks for the video! Only could get halfway through it, it was so bad. Hillary and her group seem to be operating on the “entitlement to the office” premise, like Romney. This won’t work. Also…….I am not impressed with a “Lady” anything. I don’t like nobility titles in the U.S. They’re okay on Downton Abbey, but that’s fictional. This is pushing all the wrong buttons. Hillary cannot win without the Obama Coalition, but I believe they are too arrogant to believe that. “I love my country more than my party.” B.S.!!!!!

            Thanks for this info. Somehow I believe Hillary will shoot herself in the foot again. It’s almost inevitable.

        • 95 4morefor44
          May 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm

          i’ve been convinced for a long time that the clintons are actors for the super-rich. bill’s record as president and hillary’s as senator are the evidence for this claim. given this, it really doesn’t matter to the major power players if hillary wins or not, because if she runs and wins, she will do their bidding, and if she runs and loses, she’ll at least have split the democrats enough to allow a republican to win the white house, who will of course then do their bidding. the super-rich get what they want either way, and that’s why people such as rupert murdoch hold fundraisers for her, so it doesn’t really matter if she wins or not. i’m still hopeful she won’t run.

  26. 96 Nerdy Wonka
    May 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Lupita Nyong’o is FLAWLESS. Here she is at the Met Ball in New York. I think it’s an homage to a fashion icon from the 70s. Wow…wow…wow!


    • May 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      I’m old enough to remember. Yes, this is late 70s fashion. Don’t recall it being this awesome, though.

    • 98 desertflower
      May 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      She is stunningly beautiful. Clothes just love her:) I must say that I do prefer her hair really short and cropped much better though….which is how I wear my own hair. It’s liberating!

    • 99 Nena20409
      May 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Wow! Wow! Wow!

      Truly unbeatable.

      Rock On, Lady 😉

  27. 100 Nerdy Wonka
    May 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      May 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm


  28. May 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm


  29. May 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    This is a big deal ….

    “The website of the “President of Russia’s Council on Civil Society and Human Rights” posted a blog that was quickly taken down as if it were toxic radioactive waste. According to the Council’s report about the March referendum to annex Crimea, the turnout was a maximum 30%. And of these, only half voted for annexation – meaning only 15 percent of Crimean citizens voted for annexation.

    The fate of Crimea, therefore, was decided by the 15 percent of Crimeans, who voted in favor of unification with Russia (under the watchful eye of Kalashnikov-toting soldiers).


    Putin’s people pulled this “rather unfortunate” report from the President’s Human Rights Council website, but council member Svetlana Gannushkina talked about this subject on Kanal 24 (as reproduced on Ukrainian television), declaring that the Crimean vote “discredited Russia more than could be dreamed up by a foreign agent.””

    More at the link in the tweet.

  30. May 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm

  31. 107 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Good evening Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats JER on #1! Looks like I missed all this good O’fun all day! 🙂 Glad to finally settle in and relax on TOD!

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