Chat On

On This Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama react to daughter Sasha’s hole in one while playing miniature golf at Pirate’s Island Golf in Panama City Beach, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Chat on.


56 Responses to “Chat On”

  1. 1 sabreen60
    August 14, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Good Morning TODers!

  2. August 14, 2014 at 11:24 am

  3. 3 Linda
    August 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Gee… I don’t remember anyone in the media saying that JFK or LBJ needed to go to any place in the South when blacks were being beaten or fire hosed or having dogs released on them.

    Why are they demanding that PBO goes to Missouri ?

    • August 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Not a good example, IMHO.

      LBJ overrode Gov. George Wallace and federalized the National Guard to protect the Selma-to-Birmingham marchers in 1965. Wallace refused to release state funds to protect the marchers.

      RWNJs still haven’t gotten over this “usurpation” of state power, and it’s not a discussion Obots would want to inflame.

      Who could have predicted that a domestic, racially-charged issue would have been the disruption of PBO’s vacation before it started.

      This saddens me no end, another situation where a Dem (looking at you, @GovJayNixon) could have assisted PBO, but instead decided to do too little, too late.

      End of rant.

  4. 5 globalcitizenlinda
    August 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Photos remind us a time when the BP oil spill was “Obama’s Katrina”

  5. 6 globalcitizenlinda
    August 14, 2014 at 11:36 am

    It had to happen: Making PBO the focus of events in Ferguson instead of the kid who was killed

    • 7 hopefruit2
      August 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

      They may try, but the focus still remains on the Ferguson PD and the rampant racism that exists in this country.

      • August 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

        DC Beltway media elite whites are in denial about racism.

        They get in a huff if anyone mentions that they need to step outside their own POV, and the offended MSMer hurls accusations of racism (or playing the race card) at that person who is only asking for some self-awareness.

  6. August 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

    • 10 Linda
      August 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

      Here is a comment from TPM

      [538Liberal] TPM prime member

      The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, still in effect, was passed to prevent U.S. military personnel from acting as law enforcement agents on U.S. soil.

      The way fascists have gotten around this law, is to simply reverse the process for the same end; Instead of turning the military into law enforcement, they turn law enforcement into the military

      Sounds accurate to me. They are getting the equipment free from the Pentagon.

  7. 12 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Awww…now little Nate wants to make nice and get back into the good graces. Now he has realized the terrible, horrible mistake he made. And some idiots on Twitter are falling for his “apology.” LMAO!

    • 13 nospin
      August 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

      count me in as one of the idiots. We all make mistakes. At least he accepted responsibility for it. I am okay with that.

      • 14 hopefruit2
        August 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

        I don’t think that was a mistake. That is the mindset of these dudebros. That cops and government officials are “equal opportunity” oppressors.

        Silver only tweeted that apology because he got severe push-back on Twitter and risked ruining his reputation. Someone probably advised him to do the mea culpa as well.

        • 15 nospin
          August 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

          I can still forgive hopefruit2.

          His comment was based on ignorance as in he did not see how his commentary was tone deaf and disconnected from the reality of what was going on in Ferguson or how we (minorities) do live in 2 separate Americas. To him, the situation was the same….

          So I can forgive him because he truly did not see. Now he knows better.

  8. 17 vcprezofan2
    August 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Whooooaaa! You gals and guys are galloping way too fast for me. I’m floundering along behind like loose reins flapping in the wind, with nary any idea which direction I’m going in next! Wait up, I say. I’m trying to catch up on the last post,,,,,,,,,,,, okay? Geeeez.

  9. 18 dotster3
    August 14, 2014 at 11:41 am

    St. Louis Co. govt. websites down—-“anon” handiwork suspected…..

  10. August 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Will have a heads up for the President’s statement in about 15 mins

  11. 31 nospin
    August 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

    you know what I find hopeful, even after situations like what is happening in Ferguson?

    I still hold on to the hope that one day we will get better as a nation. You absolutely do not have to like a person, agree with their politics or their background but you should respect them. We are human after all.

    So I don’t expect or need an apology for our history as minorities in America but I do expect civility and equal access to the same rights and privileges that comes with being a citizen of this country.

  12. 32 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

      • 34 vcprezofan2
        August 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

        The firing was apparently over a year ago, at which point the police chief vowed to do something as this was ‘not our normal way of doing business.’ Yet a little more than a year later one of his (other) officers executes a young man, while others are calling citizens ‘animals’, and telling them to ‘bring it’? Or is he going to say these current antagonistic slurs are coming from outside police?

        [Police Chief, Tim Fitch] has vowed to enlist the help of an independent research consortium to ensure his officers are impartial on duty.

        “I’m very disappointed,” Fitch said. “This appears to be an anomaly and it’s not our normal way of doing business and that’s why we took the action we took.”

        Hayes, through his attorney, declined to be interviewed Monday. But Bruntrager called the county’s internal investigation “flawed,” and vowed to appeal Fitch’s decision to the Board of Police Commissioners. ……………………………..//

  13. 35 dotster3
    August 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I feel sad that something unexpected always seems to happen when PBO is on vacation. I’m blaming August——nutty things always seem to happen in August——everything off balance, for some reason.

  14. August 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Morning everyone.

    So Jay Nixon turned up and started governing. How awesome.

    Sorry, I’m just fed up. Was going to write an essay on last night, but I think I need to process things for another day.

  15. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    August 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

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  18. 46 mtmarilyn
    August 14, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I just read where the Repubs in Missouri are trying to impeach the Dem Governor. So probably one reason why he is slow to do something he has to be very careful what he does. The Repubs are just waiting to try him. I think there is much going on that we don’t know about. We’ll hear what the President has to say. I do trust him and AG Eric Holder.

  19. August 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm

  20. 51 hopefruit2
    August 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  21. 53 nospin
    August 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Chips – I think you should teach a master class to the United States of America on how to build community. TOD is a perfect example of how people from different backgrounds, belief systems, temperament, age groups and makeup can live together peacefully while genuinely caring about each other even while we passionately disagree on issues.

    If we could replicate TOD into real life, what a wonderful world it would be.

    • 54 jacquelineoboomer
      August 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      THIS. Thanks to Chips, people who post here don’t care or “need to know” who’s tall, short, an atheist, LGBT, or where they sit on the color wheel that we seem to need in our country to identify ourselves. In fact, unless we self-identify, nobody knows our ages or races or religious beliefs, or where we live. And yet, as you wrote, we somehow get along.

      I also blame Obama, of course.

  22. 56 JER
    August 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

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