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  1. 1 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm


  2. September 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    A thought about oil prices crashing.

    Perhaps this has been coordinated between the Arab states and the WH to take money away from ISIL. Part of the reason oil prices are nosediving is because of increased production from OPEC.

  3. 8 amk for obama
    September 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm


  4. September 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Ugh, I feel nauseous. That’s not a good sign. Storytime should be interesting.

  5. 17 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    And folks are connecting the dots here….

  6. 18 GGail
    September 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Congrats HF on First and LL on Furst 😀 😀

    Oh, and even amk on Second 🙂

  7. 27 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Twin Gold ⭐ Medalists:

    HF2 and LL!


  8. 28 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    • 29 hopefruit2
      September 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      I saw all the news suddenly blast this – it’s like they were waiting to nail him with something…. Meanwhile, the GOP in congress continue to get away with worse crimes!

  9. 30 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    KS NFLer who scored TD and got fined.

  10. 37 dotster3
    September 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm

  11. September 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Greetings Chips and TOD faithful!

    A voice from the past checking in….glad to see everything’s still rolling along swimmingly. Hope all is well with everyone.

    *special shoutout to vcprezofan2 who checks up on me — smooches*

    All the best,
    PJ ♥ ♥ ♥

  12. September 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm

  13. 47 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Now I get why he left AC/DC
    so truly sorry to hear that dementia is the problem.

  14. 48 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    For TOD Clooney fans……Here’s the wedding pic.

    Now, I am done with Celebrity posts.

    • 49 donna dem 4 obama
      September 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Her dress is just as I imagined it would be. A simply elegant dress. She was a stunning bride and that guy on her arm ain’t bad either. Be still my beating heart! Sigh!!

    • 50 Betsy
      September 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Beautiful. I’m so glad he married a woman with brains and integrity instead of some “eye candy”.

  15. September 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Now the reason for the GOP outrage comes out. The Congressional picnic was held on the WH grounds two days before the September 19th incident and congressional members and *their* families were there.

  16. 52 donna dem 4 obama
    September 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  17. September 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

  18. September 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    So, I’m hearing my Storytime kids coming in, and one of the boys is saying “We’re seeing Mr. LL”. I love my job.

  19. 61 Allison
    September 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm

  20. 62 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Howard Kurtz is Tweeting about the CNN/ORC poll?

    • 63 hopefruit2
      September 30, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Because the economy is doing very well under PBO – and the MSM cannot use the same narratives they did in 2010….

  21. 64 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm


  22. September 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I am so thankful for President Obama and the First Lady. I feel so reassured when I see him.

  23. 66 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm



    Josh “The Voice” Earnest at the WH presser.

    C-SPAN is Live now with Updates on India….at the WH now.

  24. September 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Kansas is the secret weapon. When d Does the MSM assist the GOP in this race ? Hasn’t happened yet.

  25. 68 Allison
    September 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    • 69 Nerdy Wonka
      September 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      It’s disgusting how the WaPo is releasing this story drip by drip. They seem to have a sick fascination with spewing intimate details of the White House security, building plan, and other information that should be kept private so as to protect the First Family from any other nut job.

      • 70 hopefruit2
        September 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm

        EXACTLY…people are getting bogged down in the minutiae of the WaPo reports, while missing the big picture – which is the WaPo’s perverse obsession with reporting this story in the most sensationalist fashion, not out of concern for the First Family’s safety, but out of a desire to facilitate the GOP’s desire for revenge against PBO and any of his appointees, and their desire to reduce public trust in his ability to maintain reliable security both at home and abroad.

      • 71 sjterrid
        September 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

        I, agree with you NW, HF, and the other commenters here, I find all these reports coming from WP ill advised and coming to believe well- coordinated with some in congress. This seems more an attack on the administration, than the fact the President and his family were threatened.

    • 72 elo4obama/biden
      September 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      This actually is a bright spot of news. There are so many concerning issues about these recent breaches. I hate the drip drip and the way it’s being used against the president. No one was hurt or killed and it’s not a terrorist attack. I’m sure serious reviews are going on.

  26. 73 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Tragedy + Tragedy.

  27. 74 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    The Artist formerly known as Prince is still someone I love his Music…..Now out with 2 Albums.

  28. September 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Julie Zickefoose is a knowledgeable, compassionate naturalist. I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to read about the natural world and our human place in it. Her writing is lyrical as well as informative and today she wrote about a visit to a Moravian cemetery in Pennsylvania. How different our world would be if they had prospered and their ideas taken up by everyone.

    ….Moravians (from the easternmost part of the Czech Republic) came to America in the mid 1700’s thanks to religious persecution at home, and they set up a peaceful community in eastern Pennsylvania that honored everyone no matter the color of their skin….

    ….This one arrested me. It’s doubtful that a mixed-race person would have received a place in many cemeteries at this time, in any other spot but here in this Moravian community. I bet she was beautiful, at 15….

  29. September 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  30. 79 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  31. 80 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm

  32. 81 yardarm756
    September 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    On this date……….!


    1993 Earthquake strikes India The worst earthquake since the 1930s strikes central India, killing more than 20,000 people.

    1992 Largest U.S. naval base in Asia closes Subic Bay in the Philippines.

    1982 Cheers debuts on NBC.

    1981 U.S. national debt reaches $1 trillion Source: Guinness Book of World Records

    1970 The New American Bible is published in its entirety. It was the first Bible translated directly into English from the original text under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Church.

    1960 The 2,343rd and final episode of Howdy Doody, so that’s Clarabell’s big surprise.

    1960 The Flintstones The stone-age cartoon debuts – “Yaba, Daba, Dooo!”

    1958 The Rifleman debuts on ABC, with Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain.

    1951 The Red Skelton Show debuts on NBC.

    1947 First Televised World Series Game Game 1 is played at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees would win the series over the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    1936 First around-the-world airplane passenger race Three reporters depart from Lakehurst, New Jersey. Using only commercial flying routes, Herbert Roslyn Ekins was the first to return on October 19th.

    1935 Hoover Dam Pres. F.D. Roosevelt dedicates the dam.

    1911 First Movie Stuntman Lt. H.H. Arnold is hired as a stand-in for The Military Scout.

    1906 New York Central Railroad starts using electric trains.

    1888 Jack the Ripper The famous serial killer claims his third and fourth known victims. It is believed that he was interrupted during the first murder of the night, as her body was not mutilated, and he went on to murder and mutilate another victim an hour later. For three months he murdered and mutilated prostitutes in London’s East End. He was never caught.

    1882 First U.S. hydroelectric power plant A single dynamo, powering 180 ten-candle-power lights, opens on the Fox River near Appleton, Wisconsin.

    1846 First successful tooth extraction using anesthesia Performed by Dr. William Morton using ether.


    1964 Crystal Bernard American actress. TV: Happy Days (K.C. Cunningham), It’s a Living (Amy), and Wings (Helen).

    1957 Fran Drescher American Emmy-winning actress, comedian. TV: The Nanny (1993-99, title role).

    1954 Barry Williams (Barry William Blenkhorn), American actor. TV: Brady Bunch (Greg Brady). His book, Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg was a New York Times bestseller.

    1953 Victoria Tennant English actress. Film: All of Me (1984) and L.A. Story (1991). TV: The Winds of War (Pamela Tudsbury).

    1947 Marc Bolan d. 1977 (Mark Feld), English musician, lead singer for T-Rex. Music: Bang a Gong (1971, #1 Britain) and Jeepster (1971, #2 Britain). He died in a car accident.

    1935 Johnny Mathis American singer, and world-class high jumper. His hits span across 30 years with more than 60 gold and platinum record. Music: Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (1978, #1).

    1931 Angie Dickinson (Angeline Brown), American actress. TV: Police Woman.

    1924 Truman Capote d. 1984 American author. Writings: In Cold Blood (1965). He also won an Emmy for A Christmas Memory (1966).

    1921 Deborah Kerr (Deborah Kerr-Trimmer), Scottish actress. Film: From Here to Eternity (1953) and The King and I (1956, Anna).

    1918 Lewis Nixon III d. 1995 American WWII paratrooper. Known for his love of blended whiskey, he was portrayed by Ron Livingston in the HBO series Band of Brothers.

    1917 Buddy Rich d. 1987 (Bernard Rich), American jazz drummer. He was the second-highest-paid child performer of the 1930s and although he never had a formal lesson and claims to never practice, he is considered the greatest drummer that ever lived.

    1882 Hans Geiger d. 1945 German physicist, inventor of the Geiger counter (1908). He also helped to prove that the atom is composed of a dense nucleus surrounded by electrons (1913).

    1861 William Wrigley Jr d. 1932 American businessman. He founded the Wrigley Co. (1891), which first sold soap and baking powder and then of course chewing gum (1892).

    106 B.C. Pompey the Great d. 48 B.C. Roman general. With Caesar and Crassus, he formed the first triumvirate (60 B.C.). In 49 B.C. he began the civil war against Caesar, in which he was defeated and killed by one of his old centurions while fleeing to Egypt.


    1990 Rob Moroso b. 1968 American race car driver, NASCAR 1990 Rookie of the Year (awarded posthumously). He died in a car crash near his home in North Carolina. He was doing 75 mph (121 km/h) in a 35 mph (56 km/h) curve with a blood alcohol level of 0.22. The accident killed himself and the driver of the oncoming vehicle.

    1985 Charles Francis Richter b. 1900 American seismologist. He invented the Richter Scale (1935) for measuring earthquakes.

    1978 Edgar Bergen b. 1903 (Edgar John Bergren), American ventriloquist with Mortimer Snerd and Charlie McCarthy.

    1976 Paul Dehn b. 1912 British Oscar-winning playwright, screenwriter. He wrote four Planet of the Apes sequels and co-scripted Goldfinger (1964).

    1955 James Dean b. 1931 American actor. He starred in only three films, of which only East of Eden (1955) was released before his death. His other films were Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). His first job in TV (1952) was testing stunts for Beat the Clock.

    1888 Elizabeth “Long Liz” Stride b. 1843 English crime victim. She is the third known victim of Jack the Ripper. She was not mutilated like the other victims. It is believed the Ripper was interrupted during this crime, as he went on to murder and mutilate another woman an hour later.

    1888 Catherine Eddowes b. 1842 English crime victim. She is the fourth known victim of Jack the Ripper.

    1870 William Allen Miller b. 1817 English scientist. He performed the first trustworthy chemical analysis of stars.

    1630 John Billington b. ???? first criminal executed by the English colonists. He was hanged for murder.

  33. 82 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Nice try making this about PBO and his hires….God alone knows how many of these historic “failures” we didn’t hear about….because no one was killed, injured or near-assassinated.

  34. 83 JER
    September 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

  35. 84 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    People are starting to mock & ridicule the WaPo’s drip-drip-drip reporting….

    • 85 arapaho415
      September 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      The most surprising thing is that @WesleyLowery WORKS FOR WaPo!!!

      Your theory about Omar Gonzalez being a SS plant is gaining credence.

      The leaking of details that is no one’s business (especially those who wish to do harm to the US and our beloved President Obama and the First Family) is indefensible.

      And Omar Gonzales had a leg/ankle injury which required that he walk with a cane?

      And the SS staff who purposely DID NOT notice Gonzalez scaling the WH fence??? (Shown on tourist video in yesterday’s WaPo story.)

      And the do-nothing Congress who suddenly have a hearing on the FIRST BUSINESS (for Congress) DAY after the WaPo leak?

      My hope is that legitimate journalists will smell a rat and pursue the real culprits — the WaPo mole/aider and abettor inside the SS.

      • 86 arapaho415
        September 30, 2014 at 2:25 pm

        Congress was not in session last week, so Issa and Chaffetz had plenty of time to coach their SS mole into leaking info to WaPo.

        • 87 Nena20409
          September 30, 2014 at 2:32 pm

          Caution…..per Josh Earnest, a great portion of what WashPost wrote about the SS were already what were to be made public at the hearing today. So I am not sure how Deep or Secretive the Post can claim now. Now were they the 1st to go all in and report these SS mistakes in detail…..Yes.

          • 88 arapaho415
            September 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm

            However, this still does not answer the question of how Issa/Chaffetz acted so quickly.

            WaPo’s article about 2011 appeared over the weekend; this Congress hasn’t acted quickly on anything (they usually *re*act), so something lit a fire under Issa/Chaffetz, or they had inside info from WaPo/WaPo mole…

            • 89 Nena20409
              September 30, 2014 at 3:28 pm

              Posturing for election. They did Nothing over the years…..in 2011 and after the Prostitution cases. These mofos know their base loath the Obamas. This is another way for them to show….see, the hate is nationwide……and in my twisted theory……., they enjoy the misfortunes of what Pres Obama is going through. These mofos from UT and CA are gleeful and they are enjoying themselves……another Fed Gov’t Agency in crisis to prove to their followers that Gov’t isn’t working and The President is at fault. The SS is under the Executive Umbrella.

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  39. 93 yardarm756
    September 30, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    OT but………..!

    • September 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      They are telling it like it is.

    • September 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Found it on youtube, Yardarm. Thanks for sharing this.

    • 98 MadameSoph
      September 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      I have tears in my eyes Yardarm! Something about all those truths coming out of the mouths of those precious children is especially powerful. This is beautifully done. I am passing on the YouTube to f&f and going to get a t-shirt for sure!!!

      • 99 yardarm756
        September 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

        Me too.

      • 100 MadameSoph
        September 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

        That line about “all this focus on race makes me uncomfortable” reminded me about a recent experience.

        I had a friend of a client say something to me not long ago about how she didn’t like 12 Years a Slave because she said it “didn’t show anything new, just all of these beatings.” She was visibly angry when talking about it and actually said “I get it, we are all terrible people.” I asked her what she meant by “we” (knowing full well what she meant) and she replied “uh, Americans.”. This was after I had told her that I hadn’t see the movie yet because one of my ancestors was also a free man of color and was kidnapped and sold (he was lucky and escaped). I told her that just seeing a scene from the movie was so difficult knowing that my ancestor had been through that same ordeal. It was like she didn’t even hear what I said, she was only thinking of her own anger – anger at the victims because two hours of truth made her feel uncomfortable!

        Funny thing is, before that I had assumed she was a nice/cool person, because the client she is friends with is absolutely down and gets it. After that conversation, a wall went up and I will never have a sincere conversation with her again.

  40. 101 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Did PBO flash a slice of pie in the PM’s face? Just for fun? LMAO! 🙂

  41. 103 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 2:16 pm

  42. 104 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Here we go:

  43. 112 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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  46. 121 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    • 122 CEB
      September 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      One by one, those lifted up by the GOP are crashing and burning. I have special contempt for A-A’s who have supposedly “made it” who allow themselves to be puffed up and used by the GOP as a weapon against their community. They slavishly serve those who hold them in contempt. If this was during the time of slavery, Dr. Ben would have been one of those who alerted the Slave holders when there were escapes. People like him like basking in the false warmth of attention and being the “only one.” From J. C. Watts, to Michael Steele, Condoleeza Rice, and now, Dr. Carson, we have seen this show many times.

  47. 123 Linda
    September 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    The Washington Post published an opinion piece claiming that “retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West would be perfect” to take over as head of the embattled Secret Service because of his “managerial and diplomatic skills.” West, who was forced out of the military, that same day called President Obama a “charlatan” and urged the military to disobey his orders.

    Former Secret Service agent and Marine Corps infantry officer Dan Emmett wrote a September 26 PostEverything piece surveying problems with the Secret Service and recommended that current director Julia Pierson be replaced with someone from the military, specifically “a true leader, not a bureaucrat.” He then lobbied for West, writing:

    In this role, a true leader, not a bureaucrat, is needed. Someone like Florida congressman and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West would be perfect for the role. West has successfully demonstrated that he possesses the leadership skills of a combat officer as well as managerial and diplomatic skills of a congressman, exactly the traits needed in the next director. Highly competent and beholden to no one in the Secret Service, he would be a superb director.



    More proof that the WP is turning right…..

    • September 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    • 126 idon
      September 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      First isn’t WP owned by a RWN? Second, this is what SSDir JP and the previous director have had to deal with protecting the first AA President. This is why JP wants to be able to hire and terminate at will. These people hate the president and want to get close to him to do him harm. This constant attempt to assassinate President Obama and his Family is being led by the GOP domestic terrorist organization, known as the Republican Party. We are talking a significant increase in white hate groups and anti-gov’t groups, e.g. clive bundy. What they have in common is their hatred of the President.

      • 127 0388jojothecat
        September 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        Allen West? Didn’t threaten President Obama’s life? Isn’t there House Rethugs calling for the military to resign to send a message to PBO? What are these people smoking?

    • September 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Ok let me get this straight. The Washington Post is pushing for a new SS director and they want a man who called President Obama a “charlatan” ?????!!!!!!!!!

      It’s a well known fact that the Secret Service appreciate and respect the Obamas. The Obama family must feel comfortable, and respected. And republicans can’t have that, can they ?

      I’m beginning to wonder if there is indeed a conspiracy to play dirty mind games with the President. Issa and his gang, factions of the military, and some people in the Washington Post going along.

      Something stinks….

  48. September 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    “Translation: the Russian ruble has fallen to a new record low. How to stop this fall? .0253 rubles per dollar”



  49. September 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm


    ““If now we are buying medicines and food for our people, soon we will have to do coal stoves and warm clothes,” Marina says. “We are thinking where we will get the coal… How many people do you think won’t survive the winter?”

    The people of Donbas suddenly found themselves face to face with this strange, foreign world with upside-down values, where a careless step may get you in a torture room, where a mine can explode under your feet, where any time it can turn out you don’t have money for bread, where culture has been replaced by tenuous, deep silence.

    Donbass has not become a “grey area”. Donbass has turned into a black field where nothing can grow. You can’t make life on this field, you can only make war. And despite this strange, nominal ceasefire, that veiled the eyes of Ukrainians and the whole world, the war in the otherwordly East continues.”

  50. 131 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    An another School shooting today…..this time, in KY.

  51. 134 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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