Chat Away

President Barack Obama hold Silas McComb, son of Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year, and Sarah McComb, in the Blue Room prior to the Teacher of the Year event in the East Room of the White House, May 1, 2014. McComb teaches English at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Baltimore, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

94 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. July 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    You’re kidding me?

  2. 22 JER
    July 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Hello Chips and TOD.

      • 24 Esi
        July 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

        Hello Chips, finally got caught up reading all the great posts for the past 2 days! Thanks to you and Nerdy for all the wonderful posts, and the great contributors!
        Thanks for your explanation for “fill your boots”. I have a favor to ask of you; since Danny is into chasing Fox, could you send him over to Fox (News)? I wouldn’t miss their disappearance 🙂

    • 26 Nena20409
      July 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Sadly, per one COSMOS show, Romans or was it the Greeks eventually died out as a thriving society centuries ago…..why, they allowed the predominant usage of Lead even after discovering it’s devastation to humans……

      I see USA allowing Guns and our willful ignorance……some do reference guns as Lead pieces…….this blind obsession will be a huge contribution to our demise if corrective actions are not taken and soon.

  3. July 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I don’t care what anyone says: I like Bruno Mars. His music is catchy.

    Time to dance!

  4. 31 Judith Fardig
    July 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Have a lovely weekend, TOD villagers! Register a voter or two if you can. Farmers markets are good places as well as Bruno Mars concerts and the like! I’m with you, LL. Dancing is good for body and soul.

    • 32 mtmarilyn
      July 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      We have a wonderful group here in Missoula, called Forward Montana and they are everywhere, just returned from Farmers Market and they were all over. I do have hope for MT. Thank you for all you do.

  5. 33 Nena20409
    July 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm

  6. 34 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Coincidence, but the posts remind me of lipsticks. 🙂

    • July 12, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      …..bbbbut PBO has a problem with diversity he doesn’t like wimins because he doesn’t golf with them or promote them….right faux pundits on teevee? While the MSM put pretty blonds on prime time and minorities on the weekend.

  7. 36 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Greenwald spreading more lies….

    • 37 57andfemale
      July 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      There used to be basic journalistic standards and even if the line was wide, there were instances that were obviously over that line, regardless of where the blame fell. See or read ‘Shattered Glass’. That has evaporated: in the highest levels of journalism, agenda trumps truth, and therefore journalism and the Free Press disintegrate. Judith Miller? Out there spouting lies, no consequences. GG and the Pulitzer? That GG got past the smell test is astounding.

      Glad to see that sometimes the centuries of journalistic integrity might rise above the fray.

      • 38 Nena20409
        July 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

        Agreed 1001%. Only people to cure their malaise is if MSM polices itself and call out their incompetence and their distortions. Same is true with the GOP conundrum.

  8. 39 Nena20409
    July 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Vicki wrote about this two threads back. I am not in agreement with the one ‘lie’ BMaher attributed to POTUS. The rest, he was spot on.

    • 40 Don
      July 12, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      I just can’t do Bill Maher, I remember on episode he was complaining about President Obama not kissing his ring after he donated one million dollars to reelection campaign. Trust me, a guy like bill is not worth the hassle, President should have gave that guy his money back and told him thanks but no thanks. Maher is high maintenance.

      • 41 Vicki
        July 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm

        Don, Bill is off-message sometimes and I agree with Nena that there was no lie by PBO, but the mistakes he makes are not about negativity or being a diva—he is a comedian not a writer for a “prestige” newspaper. He doesn’t claim to know everything.

        His heart is 100% in the right place. He was ribbing David Axelrod about refusing to come on his show until Axe left the WH.
        The million dollar check was Genius at the moment he showed up with it giant sized on his show and warned America to pay attention and get the win in 2012.
        As far as I know he was the first and maybe only white guy to correctly identify in public the hostility to The President. PBO’s black skin.

        He does a better job of slamming down Repub talking points To Their Faces than anyone I know.
        Now, comedy is individual. You may not find him funny.

        But Bill Maher is a ray of truth in a landscape of TV lies.

  9. July 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  10. 43 Nena20409
    July 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    1k jobs or more will be lost. Trump would now claim: You see, my 4 Bankruptcies could have happened to any one?
    One thing for sure…..Fluffy Christie is Toast nationally.

  11. July 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    So, who’s going to watch the Sad Panda match today between Netherlands and Brazil?

  12. 60 japa21
    July 12, 2014 at 1:23 pm

  13. July 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm

  14. July 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Ugh, reading about the woeful off-season moves being made by my Lakers. Guess it’ll be another year avoiding basketball.

  15. 66 Nena20409
    July 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    😎 ❤ 🙂

    This tickled my funny bones 😉

  16. 71 Don
    July 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Cheer up LL; I hear Jeremy Lin is in route as we speak. I mean he’s another guy at the end of the bench that Kobe will be able throw his jockstrap at in utter frustration.

    • July 12, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      I just read that. Why do you think I was wailing in despair? Pretty much the Lakers have already thrown in the towel for this season by trading for Lin just so that they could have cap space for NEXT summer’s free agent class. Thank goodness Dish Network doesn’t carry Time Warner Sports and charge me $4 a month for the privilege.

      • 73 Don
        July 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm

        Is it next summer or the following summer that Kevin Durant might be available? I think Durant might break the bank, more so than James.

      • 77 mtmarilyn
        July 12, 2014 at 2:17 pm

        Always glad to hear your prospects on the Lakers. I grew up watch, Jerry West, He is my all time favorite. Went to many games in my college years. Don’t follow them as much nowadays, but Lakers are still my team.

  17. 78 desertflower
    July 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I was thinking about this just this morning after reading the great news on the deficit….and my thoughts proved to be true. Dems are better stewards of the economy and the Republicans spend the money the Dems SAVE…on corporate giveaways! America..WAKE THE FUCK UP!! IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK YOUR FRAGILE EGOS TO ADMIT THAT YOU’VE BEEN LIED TO ALL THESE YEARS AND YOU’VE BEEN WRONG TO VOTE FOR REPUBLICANS???


    Two budget stories are intersecting in a fascinating way that once again puts the lie to Republican claims of fiscal restraint.

    First off, this year represents the smallest budget deficit since 2008:

    The White House said Friday that the federal budget deficit will fall to $583 billion this year, the smallest deficit of President Obama’s tenure and the first to dip below $600 billion since the Great Recession took hold in 2008.
    On the other side, the Republican House just voted for an inexcusable $287 billion supply-side corporate tax giveaway:

    The GOP-led House of Representatives embraced a former stimulus measure Friday, voting to make it and another related tax cut permanent, adding $287 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years.

  18. 80 Nena20409
    July 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    The Poor 😦 GOP Party……I am broken about it? Not. It is their own making.

  19. July 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

  20. 82 Don
    July 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    So I guess a political platform that was built on being anti-minorities, anti-women, anti-science, and anti-gay rights isn’t a good thing after all, who knew?

  21. 85 JER
    July 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm

  22. 86 Dudette
    July 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm

  23. July 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    A RWNJ just left a decidedly nasty comment about PBO – IN ALL CAPS1!1! – which is now in spam.

    Out of curiosity, I Googled her email address.

    She’s the agent for ……. a Dolly Parton Impersonator.

    I seriously can’t stop laughing.

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