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  1. June 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

  2. 12 Cindy
    June 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm


  3. June 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    The dogs are out on Iraq

  4. June 12, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    hi everyone hope we do not go to war over sectarian conflict caused by the Bush clan

  5. 18 desertflower
    June 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Iran deploys elite forces to Iraq to assist govt against rebels: WSJ, citing Iranian sources Breaking News/ CNBC

    • 19 Layla
      June 12, 2014 at 1:22 pm


    • June 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      This is to be expected, as you know df, because what we are witnessing is a continuation of the ceaseless conflict between Sunni and Shia – in other words, SA v Iran.

      • 21 desertflower
        June 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

        Honestly, I can’t keep up with all the goings on in the ME…I do pay attention to some degree because it effects us and I think that we should all care about what happens in our global community, but omg. It just NEVER seems to change for the better, does it? What a useless waste of lives, time, money…just everything. WTF was GWB thinking? Oh, never mind…he never could do that.

  6. 27 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Doc Bobfr has a Au ⭐

    Cindy too ; )


    • 28 Cindy
      June 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Hiya Nena20409,

      Thank you but I conceded to MrBobfr…….hopping around on twisted ankle (BIG O SIGN) : )

      Have a WONDERFUL DAY!

  7. 29 desertflower
    June 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Good News: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101754069

    Tesla to open up all patents for the ‘advancement of electric vehicle technology’: Musk

    Electric car maker Tesla will open up its patents “for the advancement of electric vehicle technology,” CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday.

    “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology,” he said in a blog post.

    Earlier this week, Engadget first reported that Musk plans to encourage standardized electrical car specifications by opening Tesla’s Supercharger system to other automakers. The Supercharger allows Tesla drivers to charge half the car’s battery life in about 20 minutes.

    Thursday’s announcement appeared to be much broader than just the charging stations, though.

    “We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform,” Musk said in his blog.

  8. 34 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    So roughly 800 militants over-powered 30K Iraqi Military/Police?

    They refused US help in 2010 and 2011 and now they want Us to come and die for their Country?


    Nope. No. Heck No!

    And any emoprogs and Chicken-hawks screaming ask them to Go Fight….join the Iraqi Military.

    • 35 desertflower
      June 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Seriously effed up. 30000 vs. 800 and they RAN? They need to figure this out for themselves now…

    • 37 pkayden
      June 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Notice that she could care less. Talking and smiling as if nothing is happening . A war criminal indeed!

  9. June 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

  10. June 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm

  11. 56 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm


    President Barack Obama said Thursday that Iraq is “going to need more help” from the US to fight back a militant group that has already taken over two cities and vowed to march on to Baghdad.

    “What we’ve seen in the last couple of days indicates the degree to which Iraq’s going to need more help,” Obama said following a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the White House. “It’s going to need more help from us and it’s going to need more help from the international community.”

    • 57 desertflower
      June 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      As long as it doesn’t involve our troops on the ground. Drones are good.

    • 58 nospin
      June 12, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      So basically PO said, everybody got to put in a little because the US is NOT carrying the full cost (lives or dollars).

  12. June 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Russian propaganda just as lame as Fox’s, CNN’s etc ….

  13. 60 hopefruit2
    June 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    • 61 desertflower
      June 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Here we go.

    • 62 Nena20409
      June 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks HF2. That is great News. Sec Hagel kind of alluded yesterday that his trip home was soon. Then he caught himself and quickly added a caveat 😉

    • 63 Cindy
      June 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Let us pray; light candles, send positive and warm thoughts, and blessings to the Bergdahl family.

      Hell has no fury like a media scorned and sniffing around for ratings; 24 hour bash the President and Bergdahl family mercilessly, is coming to a station near you.

  14. 65 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Considering options to support and can provide for Iraq.

    No Ground Troops, period. Full Stop!

  15. June 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm


  16. 70 desertflower
    June 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, someone here said this would happen..


    Ten militants wiped out by a U.S. drone attack early Thursday were members of the feared Haqqani network that kidnapped U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a senior Taliban source said.

    Among the dead were two senior Haqqani commanders known as “Qari Yar Jan” and “Roohullah,” the source told NBC News on the condition of anonymity.

    The Haqqani network, a hardened faction of the Taliban, has become one of the most formidable enemies of the United States in the region and regularly launches attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan. It held Bergdahl for more than four years until his release in a controversial prisoner swap deal on May 31.

    • June 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      OH WOW, thank you df! Yes, I was talking about this with I think it as Linda? (Sorry if I screwed that up)

    • 72 nospin
      June 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      “Ten militants wiped out by a U.S. drone attack early Thursday were members of the feared Haqqani network that kidnapped U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a senior Taliban source said.”


  17. 73 desertflower
    June 12, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Obama ‘Taking a Nap’ As Militants Raid Iraq, Says Boehner Really??? I can’t stand these people.

  18. June 12, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Boehner just defies description. Worst Speaker EVER.

    • 84 Linda
      June 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      My Asian next door neighbor has decided to home school her child because when she went to register at the neighborhood school she said they were all speaking Spanish.

      I live in Georgia

    • June 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      As I listened to the names being called of the students receiving their diplomas at Worcester Technical High School on yesterday, I thought to myself, this is a nightmare for those who oppose immigration reform. The school is truly a melting pot of nationalities/cultures.

  19. June 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    STAY TUNED: Senior defense officials are saying that Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive back in the U.S. overnight.

  20. 87 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

  21. June 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

  22. June 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Am sure all of you have seen this, but I hadn’t until a few min ago ….


    • 94 Nerdy Wonka
      June 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      I watch the show! 🙂

      It’s one of the best opening scenes of any show, EVER.

      You have to watch the full video and see the entire context. Aaron Sorkin at his best.

    • 97 Vicki
      June 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      It was such a pleasure to see this clip again, Bob. So appropriate as the idiot warmongers are rattling their sabres yet again. Thank you for posting it.

    • 98 pkayden
      June 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      He was a little rough on that poor girl but I get his point. America is a wonderful country and one of the best in the world in many respects. But we can always make improvements as our President is trying to do.

      • 99 GGail
        June 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm

        Thanks Bob for bringing this up and big Thanks to NW for posting this full video.

        He was correct in telling the college student to “become fully engaged and go to the voting booth”. Too many voting age people are not doing their part to keep this country going straight.

        Look back at the voting right and civil rights movements – the college campus’ were alive,active and involved.

        Now, too many are “waiting” for someone else to do it.

        But, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. And this video was awesome! It Fired me Up!

  23. June 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Just a little taste of Nancy Pelosi’s presser today. I’ll try to bring the whole thing here if it’s available.


  24. June 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm


    Yes WE MUST

  25. 102 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Iraq is a Sovereign Nation WHPC idiots!

    • 103 Layla
      June 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Fact: just because they received their talking points does not mean they understand them!

    • June 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      I had to turn it off. Just pure idiocy. Jay says he may do one more presser. He must feel a tremendous weight lifted off his back.

  26. 105 No Child Left Behind
    June 12, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    CNN Breaking News ‏@cnnbrk · 5m
    Bergdahl will arrive in United States overnight, U.S. official says.

    Hope his family, his town, and he are all given extra security.

    Hello TODVille!

  27. June 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    • 107 No Child Left Behind
      June 12, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      I have no knowledge or experience in matter of security. However, I dream of giving the kidnappers of Bergdahl money, cash with microchips that would allow drones to pick them up.

      I dream of microchips so micro that a dust on an individual would allow his whereabouts to be known by those looking for him.

      • 108 Linda
        June 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

        I was thinking about that when they did the swap…..

        Did they chip the 5 that were released, I said to myself.

    • 109 Nena20409
      June 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      OK 🙂 then….

    • June 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    • 117 Lovepolitics2008
      June 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      For years, President Obama and his team couldn’t launch attacks against the Haqqani Network, because they were afraid Sergent Berghdal would be killed in retaliation.

      Sergent Berghdal is rescued, and just a couple of weeks later… successful strike against the terrorist network.

      Don’t mess with Barack Hussein Obama.

      • 118 Lovepolitics2008
        June 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm

        When you think of it… President Obama released 5 Talibans who are not in a position to do any immediate harm, in order to finally be able to attack a terrorist network who IS dangerous.

        Can we have fun with the repubs AND the pundits, folks ? Each and every time they question the President, you just have to wait… and bingo, the President demonstrates that, unlike those fools, he has a larger perspective of things…

        • 119 HZ
          June 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

          Bobfr, you have such a calm and precise of wisdom about your observations of our president. Your no nonsense tweets, informational comments shared here within this beautiful family fills my heart with much gratitude knowing that your clear, and respectful wisdom is with our leader, President Barack Obama. I always carry in my space your reminder: “#TRUSTBARACK. Thank you for all that you do along with all of the bright and best of this presidency. I am so grateful to be in your company.HZ

      • 120 pkayden
        June 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

        Woot woot!

  28. 121 dotster3
    June 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Med. facility has been preparing for Bergdahl’s arrival since he was taken hostage. Still has a long, gradual re-integration process. Former hostage notes having to be retaught control over his life—–regaining the ability to decide when to eat, sleep, what to wear, when to go outside etc. Also said that there is a gradual exposure to family, that his 1st mtg. with his family lasted 45 minutes, and he was in a heightened state of anxiety by the end of it. And I would expect there may be additional concerns with Bergdahl, with his writings revealing a fragile grip on reality, a sense of losing his mind, even before he went missing. (and also revealed that spelling was not included in his home school teachings, if I may). Also news to me that he first enlisted in the Coast Guard but was “let go” after 6 weeks of training, not qualified. I wish him well; no one did him any favors in accepting his enlistment in the first place, never should have found himself in the military in Afghanistan.

    • 122 Cindy
      June 12, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      He can expect some crazies hanging around with their oversized guns waiting to unload on innocent people; rearing from the chaos the repukes created with hate mongering for this family based on “their” lies.

      • 123 No Child Left Behind
        June 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

        He can expect to meet a lot of angry GOP card members, some in the militia, with or without their Halloween costumes. He might even meet listeners of Sean Hanniny, Boss Limbaugh, and their cohorts. I simply wish that he doesn’t meet any of those NRA adepts that eat, sleep, walk with multiple firearms.

        • 124 Cindy
          June 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm

          Happy Thursday No Child Left Behind,

          Couldn’t agree with you more; shameful what the right wing media, repukes and every other hater created, without evidence of anything.

        • 125 Layla
          June 12, 2014 at 2:35 pm

          Call me silly but I do not understand why when he is arriving and his future location are being disclosed

          • 126 Cindy
            June 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm

            Happy Thursday to you Layla!
            How are you?

            Hope you’re having a “real good day.”

          • 129 Vicki
            June 12, 2014 at 2:46 pm

            Not silly. I thought the same thing. Perhaps Bowe Bergdahl has already touched down. Military announcements of arrivals and departures are sometimes strategy and deliberately misleading.

          • June 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm

            This is the reason why the details of the trade to bring Sgt Bergdahl were not disclosed…even in situations of national security, the MSM (and by their admission, some members of Congress) cannot hold water.

            To me, this zeal to be the first to break the news is more disturbing than the NSA surveillance that so many are up in arms about.

            • 131 EricFive
              June 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm

              I think much of the manufactured furor on these fake scandals and rush to spread lies id to allow the gop/msm to set the preordained anti-PBO narrative BEFORE the truth of situation can be sorted out. This allows for the brainwashing of the public, with no push back (wh o would argue against the mob without actual info?). Since the msm refuses to punish reporters or pundits who erroneously attack PBO, we are stuck with the current media cesspool.

      • 132 nospin
        June 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

        and that Cindy is what pisses me off. There should be a way to hold the people who incite these types of violence responsible.

    • June 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Yes, thanks to W and Rumsfeld’s suspension of any requirements to join the military just so they could have the bodies to fill the fields, Bergdahl was really placed where he should never have been. I hope he can find some sense of peace some day but I fear for his survival.

    • 134 jackiegrumbacher
      June 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Dotster, I can only imagine how excruciating this must be for his parents and how unimaginably hard the re-integration process must be for Bergdalh himself. It will be a long time before this young man is functional and will take all the strength and love his family can give. I hope when he is finally home, he’s given round-the-clock protection.

      • 135 HZ
        June 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm

        Jackiegrumbacher, this is my prayer and meditational moments that wisdom will continue to be two companions within PBO and Sec. Hagel and the entire team’s space during this very serious situation. May his parents be surrounded with the grace to keep them peaceful of whatever and wherever this plan will take place. PBO thinks and listens and ask for wisdom. He does not give in to things that will put the American people and our military men and women in danger. He is not the Almighty Force, but I know he is working as hard as possible to make this a transition as safe as possible. My loving prayers and thoughts for all involved to be people and instruments of goodness. I cry out for this prayer to be heard within my space and all within our TOD family who want goodness to be there as well.

        #TrustBarack., and ask for Wisdom for our CIC. ()HZ

    • 136 pkayden
      June 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Hopefully he knows that there are millions of us who support him and are glad that he’s coming home safe and sound. All the best to him and his family. I am disgusted with the way that Republicans have handled this. Whatever to “support our troops”?

  29. 137 carolyn
    June 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    We have to keep reminding the congress, the newstainers and the public that George, Dick, Donald and Condi broke Iraq, then built this mess. Those people and all the neocons and chicken/warhawks are responsible for what is going on now. Tthey BUILT it!!!

    Just one more horrible mess they left for President Obama to deal with and clean up. I remember Axe saying in an interview about four years ago, that they thought they knew the situation when PBO was on the campaign trail, but what they learned the morning of November 5 was enough to make sane people want to leave the whole “honor” and go hide.

    We can all be so thankful that PBO took over, and didn’t go run and hide, and never has. And, yes, who is surprised that the drones got the people who kept Sgt. Bergdahl a prisoner for five years? I’m not, and you can bet those five Taliban members now in Qatar know what can happen to them!

    • 138 HZ
      June 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      The people hate on PBO so much that their foolishness causes them to Not listen when he speaks. PBO speaks with clear, clam, and firm words. The MSM often are the ones who tries to muddy the water. Watch them as soon as PBO speaks.

      Also, people need to listen to Sec. John Kerry as well. These men and women do not run the WH like the previous occupants and principals did.

      Listen to our President. Listen to our President. HZ

    • 139 0388jojothecat
      June 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      The five released Taliban should know now that there are “drones” waiting for them if they set foot outside Qatar between now and January 20, 2017……move about at your own peril.

  30. 140 Bill R.
    June 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

  31. 142 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Finally…..I was able to find it.

    This AM on C-SPAN Washington Journal a GOPer, by the name, Ross, starting at 14.14 mins to 15:10…. especially continued to 19:24. This is a GOPer who voted on Tuesday for Mr. Brat.

    Ross said: Barack Obama and one or two others are the ones in DC who care about me and my family……..paraphrasing.

    I wish I know how to split off the video and to have our able and Capable Twitter Brigades tweet the heck out of this. It warmed my heart. I have been looking for this video and just now…… 😆 Found It.


    • 143 kathleenp444
      June 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Watched it Nena, thanks- very refreshing, except to realize this guy will probably continue to only vote for republicans. Still, v. good to hear. 🙂

  32. 144 Linda
    June 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Once again…. I turn on cspan 3 to see what is happening in the Senate and what do I see ? Joe Machin yukking it up with the Republicans again.

    The Senate is voting on the Federal Reserve nominees.

  33. 145 Bill R.
    June 12, 2014 at 2:47 pm

  34. 146 anniebella
    June 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Because of the weather the harvest of the WH Kitchen Garden has been postponed.

  35. 148 Linda
    June 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    20 years later and the media is STILL NOT identifying Ron Goldman by name…..

    He is still Nicole Simpson’s ” friend “……and nameless

  36. 149 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm


    That left just 4.9 percent of all Minnesotans lacking health coverage on May 1, about a month after the federal health law’s first major sign-up deadline. That’s down from 8.9 percent last Sept. 30.

    “A change in the uninsurance rate like this is pretty much unprecedented in Minnesota,” said Julie Sonier of the university’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center and a co-author of the report.

    MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, commissioned the study to measure the impact of the federal health law on coverage in Minnesota. The study was paid for with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


    Not Bad for a State with 5M plus and 15K Lakes. On our licence Plate: 10K Lakes 😉

  37. 150 dotster3
    June 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Seeing all FLOTUS’ tweets re. healthy eating questions/answers made me think of this——my teacher daughter is tutoring in a great free summer program for her students at her h.s. in Indy—–teachers are available in all subjects—1/2 day–and breakfast and lunch are served, paid for by grant money. She said the meals are nutritious and delicious and encouraging to see the kids loving their broccoli and raisins and apples and bananas and veggie tray etc. along with their turkey wraps and roast beef sandwiches on whole grain. Also we laugh about her baby who is beginning solid foods—— now there are organic options in every veg. and fruit known to man—–and she gobbles everything down, has not refused one thing yet, even the kale mixture, a good little eater, that adorable little girl. She is certainly getting used to a big variety of tastes from the get go——way beyond the peas, beans and carrots of yore.

  38. 151 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Casey Kasem taken off Life Support.

    Safe Journey, sir.

    Too bad wife and kids could not make peace.

  39. 154 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    George Bush ✔ @GeorgeHWBush
    It’s a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump.

    • 155 Nena20409
      June 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      So at 90 yrs old today, GHW Bush jumps off a plane and his son, GW Bush paints himself taking a shower in the bathtub?

  40. 157 japa21
    June 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    The attack on the Haqqani Taliban leadership left me thinking. Remember how we were informed that if the details of the Bergdahl swap were leaked prematurely, the deal was off and possibly Bergdahl would be killed?

    I have a suspicion, based upon no knowledge, but just putting some pieces together.

    Some suggested at the time that the no leaking condition was put in place due to some internal battles within the Haqqani Taliban. Is it possible that more than just Bergdahl was involved in the swap. Like maybe the location of the leaders that were just hit? There have been a lot of rumors about the Taliban negotiating with the Afghan government. Perhaps some of the Haqqani leadership opposed that idea and other members thought they needed to be gotten rid of w/o the blood being on their hands.

    So for 4 minor Taliban and one who appears to no longer have full mental faculties, we got Bergdahl and some of the real hard core leaders.

    Just a thought, and definitely not something that the government can let be known, not even to Congress. Maybe sometime in the future, the whole machinations behind the swap will come out.

    • 158 Lovepolitics2008
      June 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      We don’t know japa. One thing is for sure though: there WAS a planning of the attack on the Haqqani network. I’m certain of it. Those terrorists were PLAYED. 5 Talibans released… but THEY were killed. 10 of them.

      I’m not following the stupid pundits. Have they connected the dots ?? The releasing of 5 Talibans is a FRACTION of the story. We may never know the whole thing, but AT LEAST, it’s pretty evident that there was more to it. I wish the pundits gain more respect for the President and his team. I know… wishful thinking.

      What we can do is tweet some of the members of the Village and make them “think”. They seem to struggle with this concept: “thinking”…

    June 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm


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