Rise and Shine

President Barack Obama picks up 13-month-old Larnell Maurice Perry Jr., grandson of Angelene C. Carter, who was killed in the September 11 attacks at the Pentagon, at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014


Today (all times Eastern)

11:20: President Obama delivers remarks at the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Event, South Lawn

1:0: White House Press Briefing

3:20: President Obama departs White House

3:40: Arrives Baltimore

3:55: Tours Fort McHenry

5:55: Appears at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats, private residence, Baltimore

6:30: Departs Baltimore

6:50: Arrives White House


@PeteSouza: Pres Obama, Def Sec Hagel, and Joint Chiefs Chrman Dempsey at Pentagon for 9/11 remembrance


Washington Post






President Barack Obama drops in to a meeting held by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice with Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai and Christian Religious Leaders of the Middle East in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Sept. 11, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Madison: “I really wanted it to be Beyoncé….”

President: “I understand, Malia and Sasha would feel the same way.”

Madison: “But then I realized it was going to be you and that’s even better.”

President: “I appreciate you saying that in front of the press. I know it’s not really true.”

First Lady: “I’d rather see Beyoncé.”



MoooOOOooorning again!

99 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 7 desertflower
    September 12, 2014 at 9:45 am

    10th? Something is happening to my computer this morning

  2. 10 amk for obama
    September 12, 2014 at 9:45 am


  3. 14 amk for obama
    September 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I want yellow background.

  4. 18 sherijr
    September 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Oh dang.. I might just see POTUS’ helicopter today 🙂 🙂 As he goes to Ft McHenry- we’re close to the Harbor and could see the Blue Angels practicing yesterday- from my porch. We’re going to Ft. McHenry too, but not until Sunday, I so wish I could go today.. I believe the Gov and our mayor will all be out there today. Someday I WILL see President Obama, not giving up that dream 🙂

  5. September 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

  6. 22 africa
    September 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Happy Friday TODers.

    Heeeeeeeya Chips!!

  7. 24 Linda
    September 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Would you like a bullet with your order ?

    2-Year-Old Fires Father’s Gun Injuring Himself and Others in Diner

    The boy’s father, Sergeant Matthew Magish, said he was standing in line at Wendy’s when his son “stuck his hand in his pocket looking for a snack.” Unbeknownst to the toddler, Sgt. Magish had a personal semiautomatic pistol in his pocket, which discharged after his son grabbed it. As the bullet hit the floor, fragments bounced off and struck the 2-year-old in the foot, as well as injuring the boy’s grandfather. Two nearby female customers were hit with fragments.


  8. September 12, 2014 at 9:59 am


    Telling Midterm Voters What’s At Stake

    By Ed Kilgore


    “We were exploring what would motivate them to turn out to vote,” Lake tells me. “One of the things that came up is that these drop-off voters had no idea that control of the Senate was even up for grabs and were even very confused about who controlled it. These voters are very representative of drop-off voters in a lot of states.”

    Lake says the focus groups — and follow-up polling Lake conducted — determined that one message that motivates these voters is that the outcome of the Senate election in their state could decide Senate control. However, that alone isn’t enough to motivate these voters. They also need to be told why it should matter to them which party controls the Senate, Lake adds.



  9. 31 Linda
    September 12, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Did anyone watch this on Chris Hayes show last night ? It is video 3

    September 11th and the missing 28 pages

    Presidents Bush and Obama have kept classified part of a report said to detail complicity by Saudi individuals and entities in Al Qaeda’s attack.


    • 32 HG
      September 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

      President Obama may be keeping it classified because of intel that relates to current or future ops. The President is a very wise man. If he deems something necessary to keep secret for the present time, than I trust him (and I’m sure millions of other Americans do, too) to make a reasoned and careful analysis of the situation and the ongoing need for retaining certain national security matters in secrecy.

  10. 34 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2014 at 10:21 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, and congrats vet24 on #1 🙂 Happy Friday everyone!

  11. 35 arapaho415
    September 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

    GM TODville.

    Quick comment about the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.

    The music is based on a traditional British song.

    The words were penned by a tenacious anti-abolitionist.

    All things the media and history classes fail to inform the public.

    My emotions are stirred whenever I hear the National Anthem — I don’t support changing it to something blander — it brings me to tears at times, can only imagine what it’s like for Americans abroad to hear it — thinking of those Americans abroad on September 11, 2001.

    However, I was truly shocked to read Wikipedia’s entry for FS Key (F. Scott Fitzgerald’s cousin):
    “In 1836, Key prosecuted New York doctor Reuben Crandall, brother of controversial Connecticut school teacher Prudence Crandall, for ‘seditious libel’ for possessing a trunk full of anti-slavery publications in his Georgetown residence…”

  12. 36 yardarm756
    September 12, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Gooood morning! Be advised that today is gonna be a good one. First-I’m heading for the North woods and Ho-Chunk casino, and I woke up to this funny ass news on Stephanie Miller. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/09/11/stretch-hummers-a-bloody-brawl-and-sarah-palin/
    We damn near had Beverly Hillbillies as the number 2 family of America……..Thanks McCain.

  13. September 12, 2014 at 10:27 am


    • 46 Obama Grandmama
      September 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Fits the stories I heard from my Juneau friends in 2008 when Palin came on the scene Nationally. I immediately began researching Palin having lived and taught school in AK for ten years. I had since retired and moved back to OR keeping in touch with friends. Besides the news articles I found on Palin describing cronyism, grudges, and being investigated for misuse of office power for personal vendettas my friends informed me of events that sound similar to this brawl. The one that sticks out in my memory is that the older male Palin son, the supposedly military made out to be hero was in the military only due to being involved in some Juneau youth vandalism acts. It is off the record as he was in high school at the time. The judge had given him a choice of juvenile delinquent home or military service. Thus the bragged about military son in the campaign. Juneau is a closed in community with no roads in or out so air travel is second nature there. Everyone pretty much recognizes who news articles are about even when the minor is written about anonymously. Teachers are especially aware of these events. The vandalism involved school property, slashed school bus tires, stolen computers etc.

  14. 47 Judith Fardig
    September 12, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Happy Friday, TOD! I’m trying to wake up every day between now and election day and vow to do one thing that will help give our President a blue Congress to work with. Today, I’m asking my Ladies in Blue (it grew out of phone banking to help pass the ACA) buddies if they will host some home phone banks after ballots drop in Oregon October 15th. We can go and to the offices and make calls, but it’s so much more fun to do it from someone’s home with a little wine and cheese.

  15. 48 japa21
    September 12, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I know that most of you probably don’t believe me, but I really do try to avoid hyperbole and overstating the case, and I really don’t believe I am in this case:

    • September 12, 2014 at 10:37 am

      No hyperbole at all Japa, perfect tweet – these ****ers will send their voter suppression efforts through the roof if they get any more power, they know with the changing face of the population it’s their only hope long term, so they’ll stop at nothing.

    • 50 Don
      September 12, 2014 at 10:38 am

      It is not hyperbole at all, not when you consider that every so often some elected official talks about restricting voting for minorities or ending early voting. The shock is that people haven’t taken to the streets with pitchforks.

      • 51 arapaho415
        September 12, 2014 at 10:44 am

        Yeah, remember that Pennsylvania pol whose soundbite about restricting voter registration there in 2010 IIRC proclaimed “Done!”

  16. 52 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I was just about to post that it’s a good day in America when Chris Cillizza hasn’t tweeted some shit for 24 hrs. But I had to swallow my words…

  17. September 12, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Somehow this incident will get blamed on obama.

  18. 61 arapaho415
    September 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Good news in California, the state deemed to be “ungovernable” by our stellar MSM (snark) a few years back, when CA was swimming in a sea of debt with an unemployment rate that topped 12% after Arnie and the 2008 financial meltdown.

    Love the way the MSM eat their words (more snark).

    • September 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Gov Brown – unflinchingly honest, tough leader, penny pincher, passionate reformer, iconoclast – is very, very popular here. He’s done the impossible job of cleaning up Arnold’s ugly mess, turning a huge deficit into a surplus, completely turned this big bustling ship around.

      • 63 GGail
        September 12, 2014 at 11:05 am

        Yes! and we want to put kashkari (the GOP candidate) on a train to nowhere – and – we – will !

        meta, I hope you’re improving 🙂

        GM arapaho 🙂

        • September 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

          Yes, a little bit each day. Thx, GG!

        • 65 arapaho415
          September 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

          GM, GGail and Meta.

          Infuriating that MSM love to call .”

          @JerryBrownGov reminded everyone on the planet in the 1970s that we all live on “spaceship earth,” meaning finite resources, but of course instead got labeled “Governor Moonbeam.”

          I’ve always had a soft spot for @JerryBrownGov — he stood up in the audience at the Palomino in North Hollywood at a Linda Rondstadt performance when she introduced him (in the 1970s). Always liked the smaller, more intimate venues. 🙂

          • 66 Lb4Obama
            September 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

            I have always admired Jerry Brown. He would be my pick in 2016, but he has stated emphatically he will not run for POTUS. Darn. He would have Hillary eating his dust!

    • 67 Dakota
      September 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      I wasn’t the biggest fan of Jerry Brown as mayor of Oakland, but he was and is an excellent governor. When he was governor the first time, he drove a Volkswagen and lived in an apartment rather than the governor’s mansion.

      Meta, I hope you’re feeling better.

  19. September 12, 2014 at 10:41 am

  20. 69 arapaho415
    September 12, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Since this thread begins with a photo from a past 9/11, reposting this from last night.

    I get a lump in my throat looking at this photo:

  21. 70 Dudette
    September 12, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I don’t have the words to describe how low this woman’s “praying” boss is…

  22. 72 Dudette
    September 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

  23. 73 Dudette
    September 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

  24. 74 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

  25. 82 Don
    September 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

    A fucking brawl, a slugfest, mayhem, No! It wasn’t the “Trailer Park Boys,” it was a former Vice Presidential candidate, and not just any candidate. It was the queen bee mama grizzly herself and her secessionist husband Todd, and their son Track. All dressed to the nines stepping out of a stretch Hummer, yep and fucking Hummer. While President Obama was huddled with his advisors tying to devise a plan to somehow curtain the violence perpetrated by ISIL, these tundra toughs were out in Alaska kicking ass and taking names. Only in America.

  26. 85 GGail
    September 12, 2014 at 11:03 am

    jackieg, with your understanding, I have to re-post your comments from last thread. OMG did you nail it!
    “Don, what makes you think McCain isn’t unhinged? It’s been years since he’s seemed even remotely coherent to me and he never did make a lot of sense. As for Palin, she is a limited, classless, morally challenged, inarticulate exploiter who was asked to do something far above her capabilities. She saw it as an opportunity to make big bucks and used the most hateful crap she could come up with to draw the suckers in to give her cash. She got a lot of money and being the witless twit that she is, spent it all and now she’s thrashing about trying to figure out the next con she can pull. McCain never had the foggiest idea what he was doing or how to handle her.”

  27. 88 57andfemale
    September 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

    OT but entertaining: The Adventures of Kasper continue: He’s turned the soft-sided laundry basket into an igloo-shaped structure. I’d folded the sheets yesterday, so he hauled in a few of Mr. 57’s T-shirts and socks, a random towel, and a sweater of mine. I was looking for something in the dark bedroom this morning, wondered what that white thing was in the laundry basket – it was Kasper.

    Still haven’t found the damned athletic shoe. He has to stop mocking me……

  28. September 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Obama promised to teach me how to chew gum!
    It hasn’t worked, I got cavities….
    – Chris Cilliza

    • 92 Don
      September 12, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Well Jovie to be honest President Obama could have taken some time to teach people how to chew gum, I mean if you’re the President you’ve got to be able to anticipate people not knowing how to chew gum. I mean if you have enough time to go play golf every weekend then as President you have enough time to teach people how to chew gum. I stand with Chris Cilliza on this point, I’m sorry it’s just the way it is.

  29. 93 57andfemale
    September 12, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I am INCENSED that the poor excuse for a Democrat in whose district I work actually voted for that abomination ACA vote yesterday, virtually destroying the regulations for decent health care standards. I can’t email him because I don’t live in his district, but I’m tweeting his miserable ass.

  30. September 12, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Announcement of Expanded Treasury Sanctions within the Russian Financial Services, Energy and Defense or Related Materiel Sectors


    Actions Target Largest Russian Bank, Deepens Existing Sanctions on Russian Financial Institutions, Expands Sanctions in Russia’s Energy Sector, and Targets Additional Energy- and Defense-Related Russian Entities

    WASHINGTON – Due to continued Russian efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew today determined that persons operating within Russia’s defense and related materiel sector may now be subject to targeted sanctions under Executive Order 13662. In addition, the U.S. Department of the Treasury today extended targeted financial sanctions to Russia’s largest bank, deepened existing sanctions on Russian financial institutions, expanded sanctions in Russia’s energy sector, and increased the number of sanctioned Russian entities in the energy and defense sectors.

    Extensive details here: http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl2629.aspx


  31. 95 amk for obama
    September 12, 2014 at 11:23 am

    • 96 anniebella
      September 12, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      I don’t recall POTUS promising to unite the country. Maybe I just don’t remember. But I don’t recall him saying that.

      • 97 anniebella
        September 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

        It’s all that Obama’s fault. What ever is wrong with the world, it’s Obama’s fault. After all he was suppose to make racists stop being racists.

  32. September 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

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