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  1. 1 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 21, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Good evening

  2. 8 mtmarilyn
    September 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Great tweets. There is always hope. I hope everyone is watching the Roosevelt series. My father was a history professor and I minored in history, but I am learning much from this series. So amazing how some things are the same.

    Thanks again everyone for all the great information we get here. NW, you and Chips are the best.

    • 9 Nerdy Wonka
      September 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks, MTMarilyn.

      • 10 carolyn
        September 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm

        Yes, the Roosevelt series was great. I felt like I lived with them all last week. They were so human, and did so much for the country. Some of the reports about Republican obstructionism sounded just like today, and the Republicans even accused the Roosevelt men who fought in WWII of getting special favors! They never let up. How different from today, when the children of the leaders don’t go near a battlefield. I didn’t know Teddy’s son was a general, and led his unit on DDay, was very sick, and died of a heart attack while still in France! That family gave their lives to this country.

        I didn’t realize FDR was only 63 when he died! He had done SOOOO much, but he looked so old the last couple of years. I don’t know how he carried out the campaign in 1944…….how awful it would have been if Tom Dewey had been elected in 1944……as Alice Roosevelt Longworth referred to him “The little man on the wedding cake.”

        • 11 jackiegrumbacher
          September 22, 2014 at 7:44 am

          Carolyn, I’ve only seen the first of the series–we’re pacing it out–but the remark by Teddy Roosevelt that the Republican Party could not just be about opposing things, had me laughing out loud. Things never, ever change with the party of NO. Teddy would have been thoroughly disgusted by the Republican Party of today and completely disavowed it in all its anti-Americanism and anti-democracy.

  3. September 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    So encouraged by the climate march activities today. Happy that OFA has been doing so much organizing on climate change since 2013. I have a feeling that climate change and developing green energy, especially in communities in need of skilled labor jobs, is going to be a big part of the President’s last two years in office and his work post-presidency.

    • September 21, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      “I have a feeling that climate change and developing green energy, especially in communities in need of skilled labor jobs, is going to be a big part of the President’s last two years in office and his work post-presidency.”

      Couldn’t agree with you more, MomSense. And, he’s going to make quite a statement about that commitment this week at the UN!! Perfect timing for #LandslideDEMS2014 🙂

      #TrustBarack …. because he earns it every day

  4. September 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Really sweet ….

  5. September 21, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Ooooooh heavens, that is blissful!!! Nerdy? Love ya, gal – thank you!

  6. 26 amk for obama
    September 21, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    loser von goal scores again. ha, ha.

  7. 30 arapaho415
    September 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I just listened to 60 Minutes, and Leon Panetta makes me sick.

    He is promoting a new book and is using the argument that “Hillary and I were right, nah nah nah nah nah…”

    He reminded me so much of George Tenet who used the same tactic after he left the GWB Adm and was selling *his* book.

    Scott Pelley came pretty close to crossing the line of treachery and treason.

    Bah.

  8. September 22, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Night, folks. See y’all on the flip.

  9. September 22, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Just got a bs email from StopISIS@glocktalk.com and used my Rules-based email client to move them automatically to TRASH.

  10. 33 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2014 at 12:20 am

  11. 34 FoxfireTX
    September 22, 2014 at 12:34 am

    The 60 Minutes segment was irritating as all hell. The MSM simply cannot do anything without trying to find a way to slam PBO. For anyone at all knowledgeable, they simply look stupid including Panetta. ISIL took American arms from the Iraqis whom we had trained, but we are supposed to believe they would NOT have taken arms from the Syrian rebels whom we had NOT trained???? Idiots all. That said, I thought the statement by King Abdullah was important. ISIL may in fact be the unifying force so desperately needed. I only wish we could get there faster. The people of Kobane are suffering fiercely at their hands. It is heartbreaking to see the masses of Syrians fleeing including the children and babies.

  12. 35 hopefruit2
    September 22, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

    // Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population. So where’s the public outrage?

    Should the National Football League suspend or ban any player caught assaulting a wife or girlfriend? That seems to be the conventional wisdom since video emerged of running back Ray Rice knocking his wife unconscious in an elevator, even as reports surface that many more NFL players have domestic-abuse records.

    While I have no particular objection to a suspension of any length for such players, the public focus on NFL policy seems strange and misplaced to me. Despite my general preference for reducing the prison population, an extremely strong person rendering a much smaller, weaker person unconscious with his fists, as Rice did, is a situation where prison is particularly appropriate. More generally, clear evidence of domestic abuse is something that ought to result in legal sanction. Employers aren’t a good stand in for prosecutors, juries, and judges.

    …And there is another American profession that has a significantly more alarming problem with domestic abuse. I’d urge everyone who believes in zero tolerance for NFL employees caught beating their wives or girlfriends to direct as much attention—or ideally, even more attention—at police officers who assault their partners. Several studies have found that the romantic partners of police officers suffer domestic abuse at rates significantly higher than the general population. And while all partner abuse is unacceptable, it is especially problematic when domestic abusers are literally the people that battered and abused women are supposed to call for help.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/09/police-officers-who-hit-their-wives-or-girlfriends/380329/

  13. September 22, 2014 at 12:40 am

    ….Futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that solar power has been doubling every two years for the past 30 years, as costs have been dropping. He says solar energy is only six doublings, or less than 14 years, away from meeting 100 percent of today’s energy needs. Energy usage will keep increasing, so this is a moving target. But, by Kurzweil’s estimates, inexpensive renewable sources will provide more energy than the world needs in less than 20 years. Even then, we will be using only one part in 10,000 of the sunlight that falls on the Earth….

  14. September 22, 2014 at 12:50 am

    And how very, very interesting that MAVEN is in orbit of Mars in time for the Climate Summit. It’s investigating the loss of Mars atmosphere and water over time. I do not have a link for this, but I was watching as it inserted into Mars orbit and NASA posted some questions from social media. One person asked if Mars could be terraformed and it looked to me like they answered yes. It was a little hard to see. I think they said they would do it with greenhouse gases. Sorry to be so vague. It was a facebook Q and I’m not on there, but I’m sure they have the answer somewhere on the MAVEN site. I was just thinking of the timing. That Mars lost it’s atmosphere and they will be learning how to restore it and what they learn may be of vital benefit for earth. I really do feel that all the answers we are seeking are here right now. The GOP and Koch Bros are the bad kids who get attention and we give it to them, when the solutions we are seeking are here and now and available for our support. As a matter of fact the solutions are being worked out right now.

  15. September 22, 2014 at 12:51 am

  16. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    September 22, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I’m just spotting this, but I mean – seriously – when people not related to you with the same last name want you to change yours, so they won’t be connected to you = hysterical!

  17. September 22, 2014 at 1:12 am

    If you don’t want this site noted in comments, please just delete. It’s a recommended diary with a poll on the Obama legacy giving options from 10 (one of the best) to 1 (one of the worst) and 73% chose 10, 9 and 8, predicting he will be one of the best. I just looked at the latest Gallup poll on Pres Obama’s approvals and he has 76% approval of Democrats. If I’m not mistaken, Democrats have been around that % for quite a few of his years in office. Do we know our POTUS or what. 🙂

    “…I go so far as to suggest that Obama has been an Extraordinary President to Date…”

  18. 46 sjterrid
    September 22, 2014 at 1:45 am

    I was at the People’s Climate March in NY today. It was great seeing all the different groups marching together. It gives me a lot of hope for the future.

  19. September 22, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Good night TOD

  20. 53 globalcitizenlinda
    September 22, 2014 at 5:57 am

    good morning/afternoon/evening/night TOD;

  21. 55 4morefor44
    September 22, 2014 at 7:41 am

    looking at the top tweet, i was going to comment about how “the news” will report those two demonstrations as equals. but then i realized that’s not true at all – “the news” people say the anti-obama ones are a much, much bigger movement than any real grassroots uprising against the super-rich interests.

  22. September 22, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Where is everyone???? It’s 8:37.

    • 57 vcprezofan2
      September 22, 2014 at 8:40 am

      We are here. The question is ‘Where is Chips Chica?’

      • 58 jackiegrumbacher
        September 22, 2014 at 8:45 am

        Hi, VC. I saw you had a great triumph posing non-tweet photos. Congratulations. I posted two photo tweets yesterday, as per your instructions, and was very proud of myself. Now I need to learn how to post a YouTube video, the way others do, especially Dudette. It takes me many tries to get something right, but eventually even the old dog can learn a new trick.

    • 61 jackiegrumbacher
      September 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Tn, I’ve been wondering that for the last hour. Looks as if we’re the only ones up and ready this Monday morning. Hope you’re doing well.

  23. 62 GGAIL
    September 22, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family. 🙂

  24. 65 desertflower
    September 22, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Morning good people!

  25. 66 99ts
    September 22, 2014 at 8:54 am

    good evening from down under – seems to be late rising today. Wonderful tweet from NW at the top of this thread. Could also note that the media has lots to say about tea party events – but little to say about the real world of climate change – the young ones understand that it is their world under threat & those that would lie about it – won’t live to see it.

  26. 67 anniebella
    September 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

    There was some statement released concerning the intruder who jump the fence and was caught inside the door of the White House, the statement were President Obama said he had confidence in the Secret Service. I’m glad he does cause I don’t, the fact that that man was allow to get inside the WH doors was inexcusable. While the President release that statement, I hope someone in charge of the S.S. will hear alittle different tone from the President concerning this matter. When you just imagine what could have happen, I would be mad as hell. And Secret Service would know it too.

  27. 69 GGAIL
    September 22, 2014 at 9:02 am

    In my neck of the world, Fall officially arrives tonight @7:29pm PST. Tomorrow temps will be in the 80s.

  28. September 22, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

    • 72 vcprezofan2
      September 22, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Morning, Rikyrah! I’m guessing you saw the note about Booman being ill and Steve asking for regulars there to help him keep things going until Martin can pick up the reins again?


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