President Obama Speaks at the U.N. Meeting on Ebola

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48 Responses to “President Obama Speaks at the U.N. Meeting on Ebola”

  1. 2 LDS
    September 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations Allison!
    Hello to you, too.

  2. September 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Africa, I know how much this meant to you today, so sorry it got snowed under by the AG Holder news.

  3. 5 desertflower
    September 25, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    TY, Chips…was getting difficult. Congrats, Allison

  4. September 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    • 11 GGail
      September 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Awesome tweet! That would give me a chill to see the two portraits too!

      • 12 arapaho415
        September 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm


        re: previous thread and description of SoCal v NorCal

        Didn’t mean to offend anyone, you’re right, a broad brush, tongue-in-cheek stereotypical description that people outside of Cali could relate to without going into demographic patterns, sociological behavior, etc.

        T’was written tongue-in-cheek, referring to Cali natives, not those who have family history elsewhere.

        Most residents of Cali were born and raised elsewhere, and are by definition less provincial than CA natives.

        Los Angeles has always attracted movers and shakers, while San Diego (where I was raised) is much more Mid-Western/Southern in their (collective) view. Of course this has changed with high-tech and medical industry jobs, but outside of the elite, San Diegans care only about San Diego. One of the reasons I couldn’t wait to leave.

        With the Internet, it’s easier to get info on Northern California, but I just saw an obit in yesterday’s LATimes for the progressive San Jose police chief, Joe MacNamara — I had never heard of him, and I’m sorry I only learned about him with his passing. He was a contemporary and polar opposite of Daryl Gates, who was the heavy-handed, bigoted LA police chief in the 1980s.

  5. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    September 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

  6. 15 yardarm756
    September 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    G’day everyone……..on this date.


    1992 AIDS Magic Johnson quits Pres. Bush’s National Commission on AIDS because of lack of support.

    1992 Mars Observer The $980 million spacecraft is launched. NASA lost contact with it three days before it was scheduled to arrive at Mars in August of 1993.

    1987 Beauty and the Beast debuts on CBS.

    1981 First woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in.

    1965 The Beatles cartoon debuts on ABC.

    1954 Elvis Presley The King makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. An Opry official suggested he go back to driving trucks.

    1951 Junction transistor is patented by Dr. Shockley of Bell Laboratories.

    1890 Yosemite National Park established by Congress.

    1789 Bill of Rights is submitted to the states for ratification.

    1690 First American newspaper Publick Occurrences Foreign and Domestick by Benjamin Harris of Boston is published. It was suppressed after one issue by the Royal Governor.

    1513 First European to discover the Pacific Ocean Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa.


    1961 Heather Locklear American actress. TV: Dynasty (Sammy Jo).

    1952 Mark Hamill American actor. Film: Star Wars (1977, Luke Skywalker). TV: General Hospital (Kent Murray).

    1952 Christopher Reeve d. 2004 American actor. He became a quadriplegic after a horseback-riding accident (1995). Film: The Superman movies (1978-87, the man of steel). Writings: Still Me (1998, won a Grammy for the audio version).

    1949 Anson Williams American actor. TV: Happy Days (Potsie).

    1947 Cheryl Tiegs American model.

    1944 Michael Douglas American Oscar-winning actor. Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975, co-producer: it won five Oscars). He also did the voiceovers for the Nissan Infiniti commercials.

    1943 Robert Walden American actor. TV: Lou Grant (Joe Rossi).

    1936 Juliet Prowse dancer, actress.

    1932 Edgar C. Whisenant d. 2001 American NASA engineer and Bible student. His book 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988, which sold 4.5 million copies, predicted the Rapture would occur between September 11 and 13, 1988. As the date loomed, Trinity Broadcasting Network provided special bulletins with instructions on preparing for the Rapture. After the predicted date passed, he followed up with books predicting the Rapture in 1989, 1993, 1994, etc.

    1931 Barbara Walters American Emmy-winning interviewer, commentator, the first woman anchor of a network TV news program (1976).

    1897 William Faulkner d. 1962 American Nobel-Pulitzer-winning author, wrote The Sound and the Fury (1929), Sanctuary (1931), A Fable (1954), and The Reivers (1962, Nobel).

    1866 Thomas Hunt Morgan d. 1945 American zoologist. He won a 1933 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the chromosome’s role in heredity.

    1806 James Harmon Ward d. 1861 Union Naval officer, first Naval officer killed in the Civil War. He was shot by a Confederate sharpshooter while aiming a cannon at Mathias Point, Virginia.


    2005 Don Adams b. 1923 (Donald James Yarmy), American actor. TV: Get Smart (Agent 86, Maxwell Smart) and Inspector Gadget (1983-85, voice of Gadget).

    1988 Billy Carter b. 1937 American personality, ex-Pres. Jimmy Carter’s brother.

    1987 Mary Astor b. 1906 (Lucille Vasconcellos Langhanke), Oscar-winning actress, The Maltese Falcon (1941) and The Great Lie (1941, Oscar).

    1984 Walter Pidgeon b. 1897 Canadian-born actor, noted for his films with Greer Garson. Film: The Gorilla (1931, title role).

    1970 Erich Maria Remarque b. 1898 German-born American author, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929), the first non-American/English book to top the best seller list.

    1960 Emily Post b. 1873 American etiquette columnist and author.

    1928 Richard Felton Outcault b. 1863 American cartoonist, created the first recurring comic strip character (1896), the Yellow Kid of Hogan’s Alley. He also created Buster Brown (1902).

    1777 Johann Heinrich Lambert b. 1728 German mathematician, physicist, astronomer, proved that the numbers e and pi are irrational, and for whom the unit of brightness “lambert” is named.

    1534 Clement VII b. 1478 Italian religious leader, 219th Pope (1523-34). He was the illegitimate son of Giuliano de Medici. Just days before his death, he commissioned Michelangelo’s painting of The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel.

    1185 Lucius III b. ???? religious leader, 171st Pope (1181-85).

  7. September 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Ms. Dudette, I see you are back. I am sooooo glad!
    I know how you feel about our AG Holder.
    My heart sighed when my son told me. I took a deep breath and exhaled because at the moment that I was able to exhale, I knew that he and POB had thought this out thoroughly and carefully. I managed a smile because I knew that Bat Man and Robin are about to kick some ass!
    Be of good cheer y’all. It’s about to get real these two and a half years!
    These are days of my life that I am going to enjoy sharing with my grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    I am so sure and confident of these two men, their friendship, their wives that I want to go dancing in the rain.
    They are just always thinking ahead of those GOP fools while thinking about the people as well.
    They know how today “the game”……
    Thank you, Mr. Holder for a job well done and more to come.

    • 17 Betsy
      September 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      He’s not leaving until he is replaced and confirmed by the Senate. The odds of that happening quickly are quite remote, I think. I don’t want him to leave 😦 😦

  8. September 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    df, I shared something this morning that I wanted you to see and respond to if you know anything about this judge. Will share again now. He graduated with our daughter. I may have had him in class……just do not remember.


    • 19 desertflower
      September 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      I saw that you posted this earlier, but I’ve been battling with my computer today, so I didn’t post anything:) I never heard of him. Brewer giving him this job doesn’t put my mind at ease…I just have no idea about him. Sorry 🙂

      • September 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm

        Thanks. You saw what I said earlier then……that I hope the article is correct about his having steadfast regard for separation of powers and judicial restraint. But, I agree w/you–with her appointing him makes me question. Please keep ears open for anything you might pick up.

  9. September 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Correction: “They know how to play “the game”.

  10. 24 Linda
    September 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    (IraqiNews.com) On Monday several Members of Parliament from Diwaniyah Province confirmed that ISIS killed over 300 soldiers using chlorine gas for the first time in Saqlawiyah, north of Fallujah.

    Islamic Dawa party MP Ali al-Badri said, at a press conference at the parliament building in the presence of a number of deputies of Diwaniyah province and attended by IraqiNews.com that “the terrorist organization ISIS used chlorine gas for the first time in the region of Saqlawiyah after trapping more than 400 troops, resulting in the deaths of many of them due to suffocation while the terrorist gangs detonated car bombs within the brigade headquarters.”

    Badri said, “We hold the full responsibility for the fate of the trapped soldiers to the Commanding General of the Armed Forces, Haider Abadi, and the security leaders, especially the Anbar Operations Chief, Lt. Gen. Rashid Flaih, because of the slow measures taken by the Air Force despite frequent appeals for rapid procedures to rescue the soldiers since several days ago.


    First I have heard of this ……

  11. 27 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD! So sad to here AG Holder is leaving. Although he had earlier announced that he would leave at a date and time of his choosing, I was hoping that he’d reconsider; after all, he kept adding new items to his already full plate — something a “short-timer” rarely does.

  12. 28 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    • 29 57andfemale
      September 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      A very important must-read:

      • September 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm

        I remember this very well. It was an abomination.

        • 31 57andfemale
          September 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

          The entire DoD is full of backstabbing ideologues installed by Karl Rove. This is the stuff that Holder has had to deal with and is not conducive to sound bites. The whiny left should realize that.

  13. 32 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    LIVE NOW: POTUS AND FLOTUS arrive at Andrews – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  14. 33 57andfemale
    September 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    If you’re ever going to cross the river to the Orange Satan, do it to read this blistering piece about Pat Robertson:


  15. 34 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 3:39 pm


  16. September 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Even though AG Holder has been saying for a very long time that he wouldn’t stay through both terms I felt so sad when I heard he was resigning. He’s been an absolute rock. He looks tired too so I wish him the best in whatever he does. And thanks to Harry Reid and the nuclear option, we only need 51 senators to confirm his replacement and that should happen this fall. Blessings to Eric Holder.

  17. 36 57andfemale
    September 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm


    2,100 megawatt Wyoming wind project will dwarf electricity output of Hoover Dam: The project won’t be completed until 2023, with the juice going to power Southern California.
    All told, the wind project is expected to produce about 9.2 gigawatt-hours per year. To compare, the Hoover Dam, which supplies hydroelectric power for Nevada, Arizona, and California, produced an annual average of 4.2 gigawatt-hours of electricity from 1999 to 2008.

  18. September 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    That fox host that said Holder ran the DOJ like the black panthers would.
    They’re coming out of the woodwork.

  19. 38 57andfemale
    September 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    • September 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      The more the word gets out about these two the better. I don’t have a link handy, but there have been some places where when voters found out they were influencing the election, they lost. Harry Reid and Democrats have been linking the Koch’s with the GOP. It’s a matter of educating voters. And with ObamaCare, the negative ads actually made people sign up more. It was a way of advertising ObamaCare.

      • 40 57andfemale
        September 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

        I knew a lot about these traitorous sociopaths, but this Rolling Stone article just turned my stomach.

        Yes, we need to shed a huge light on these a**holes.

    • September 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      May they laugh all the way through the gates of Hell. Their money will not spare them admission there.

  20. September 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

  21. 43 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm

  22. 44 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm

  23. 45 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    LIVE NOW: Awaiting President Obama’s Personnel Announcement – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  24. 48 Dudette
    September 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Wow! What an amazing honor to receive such a letter from President Obama, Africa! It’s truly heartening to see his administration’s efforts to stem the outbreak and save lives throughout West Africa and the world at large. As he proves everyday, our President Obama is the best President ever!

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