Chat On

President Barack Obama speaks to students and faculty from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University on October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois

129 Responses to “Chat On”

  1. October 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I love the expression on his face.

  2. 10 0388jojothecat
    October 2, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations nclb on being first!

  3. October 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  4. October 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    • 21 0388jojothecat
      October 2, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      It’s supposed to be 104 degrees for next two days. It RAINED in SoCal last Saturday and this Sat. it will be over 100! Global warming is here folks.

      • October 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm

        Of course climate change is real. But, always remember this truth:

        • 23 a4alice
          October 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm

          hmmm it’s 53 degrees Fahrenheit and raining here. fall is in the Northland.

        • 26 arapaho415
          October 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm

          Not just #LosAngeles.

          I grew up in the San Diego area, and they have fierce Santa Ana winds in the Fall.

          The difference is that the desert is to the east, so their Santa Anas blow from the east, unlike here in Los Angeles, where they whip through the Cajon Pass and Tejon Pass to the north.

          Could not believe how warm it was this morning — 75F at 6 am, and I’m in an area that is influenced by the ocean.

          Evening temps that don’t drop into at least the mid-60F range were a rare occurrence until recently.

          Reminds me of the weather we had this past JANUARY!

  5. 31 dotster3
    October 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Take the news quiz—

      • 33 japa21
        October 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        Same here. The sad part is when you look and see what percentage of people got various questions wrong. Rather pathetic.

    • 34 hopefruit2
      October 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      ILMAO! Is this a Snowden PR campaign disguised as a quiz – why is this man’s face of all people on the cover with the caption that 77% of Americans can identify him? Who cares?

      • 35 dotster3
        October 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

        I didn’t even pay attention to the photo—–didn’t even notice it till I posted tweet here. He is actually not part of this quiz. I was only interested in the quiz, which is about current issues.

        • 36 hopefruit2
          October 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

          But his picture showed up front and center after you posted the tweet, with a caption about him specifically. So yes, it’s a Snowden PR campaign disguised as a quiz.

          Not blaming you at all dotster. Just commenting on the underhanded strategies these media outlets use to accomplish their propaganda goals.

    • 37 Linda
      October 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      I got the poverty question wrong…..

  6. 40 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Honest Ob.

  7. 41 dotster3
    October 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Looks worse than a “bad thunderstorm”

  8. 43 dotster3
    October 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  9. October 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    In “Why did I get followed by this person” news:

    Danny Musico
    Former World Super Middleweight Boxing Champion, Fitness Expert, Celebrity Trainer, Master Trainer and Actor.

  10. October 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Ao, how far behind am I, really? 😉

  11. October 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm

  12. 47 Linda
    October 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Every time the news starts talking about polling I have to mute it…..they make no sense

  13. 49 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Au ⭐ for NCLB
    JPMorgan? Again?

  14. 50 Linda
    October 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    GOP Gov Wants Personal Meeting With Obama On Medicaid Expansion

    In an open letter to President Barack Obama, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said Thursday that he would like to meet personally with him to discuss Pence’s proposal to expand Medicaid under Obamacare.

    Under Pence and the Republican-controlled legislature, Indiana was one of more than 20 states initially refused to expand Medicaid this year, leaving 182,000 people uncovered. But Pence, like several other GOP governors, has since opened up to the idea — provided the administration meets his conditions.


    • 51 99ts
      October 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      They truly expect the President to be everywhere and do everything – this is a job that the health Secretary and staff are MORE than able to handle.

      Only reason a GOP governor wants the President involved is so when the GOP turn it upside turkey they can blame PBO.

  15. 52 Linda
    October 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Boo !!!!

    Rick Allen, the Republican challenger to Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), was unwilling to participate in a debate last weekend at an Islamic community center, calling it a “suspect venue,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Wednesday.

    Allen’s campaign released a statement explaining his unwillingness to debate at the community center that called into question “Barrow’s obviously close association with the head of the Islamic Center,” according to the newspaper.


  16. October 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    This unbelievable FIPA Canada-China deal signed by Harper is frightening. Heaps of outrage over on FB. Surely Canadians can overturn this, the sooner the better. It makes me feel sick and betrayed. (dual citizen).

  17. 55 arapaho415
    October 2, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Another opportunity to bash Mitt.

    ICYMI yesterday (and yes, I did reply with Linda’s astute comment: Looks like R-Money is brushing up on his etch-a-sketch skills).

    • 56 Nena20409
      October 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Mote….the woman sitting next to Willard Mitterrand Romney is using her index finger as most Humans would.
      But the lying Bishop, look at the finger that he was using.

      😆 🙄 😆

      Okay, I am still cracking up……
      Oh my goodness. What a Mitt the Twit?

  18. 58 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 6:28 pm

  19. 59 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    And pray tell NYT, if pres Obama didn’t, would YOUR paper?
    The Media had refused to do basic task…….to inform. The media attacks ONLY since Jan 20th, 2009.
    GOP has Mega Media Echo Chamber. The Dems do not.
    So who would inform the Public when the Media has refused to do basic Journalism?

  20. 60 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm

  21. October 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    • 62 arapaho415
      October 2, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Love Raymond Chandler, could not get enough of him in high school.

      It’s how I learned about SoCal.

      This #BrentwoodCA location also for sale — if I had a couple spare million lying around, I’d prefer Brentwood to Venice because of its canyon nature — but of course prone to wildfires, which they had in 1961, destroyed 484 homes per Wikipedia #BelAirFire.

      • October 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm

        But not as prone to wildfires as one would think. There is no way I’d live in Venice. Congested as hell.

        • 64 arapaho415
          October 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

          It’s been more than 50 years since that fire.

          Old-growth chaparral literally explodes when there’s a wildfire.

          I was working in Malibu in 1978 on the windiest day of the year, saw a wisp of smoke at noon, by 4 pm PCH was closed.

          Over 300 homes lost on Broadbeach Rd., all right next to the water. Only homes with tile roofs were spared.

          Four years later, another Santa Ana-driven wind destroyed most of Paradise Cove (which anyone who watches movies/TV/ads will recognize because it’s the favorite “beach” shot), which is located right on the beach.

          Angelenos have been spoiled because we haven’t had a devastating wildfire that has destroyed hundreds of homes over the course of just a few hours like we did 40 years ago.

          Really worrisome for this drought-plagued Santa Ana season.

  22. October 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm

  23. October 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Chris Matthews is blaming the US govt for the ebola in Texas.
    He’s using the far right conspiracy theory it’s Obamas fault.

  24. October 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Remember folks if an asteroid hits the earth Friday and wipes out a US city, it’s Obamas fault!
    Everything is Obamas fault, everything.
    And the US govt is behind everything.


  25. October 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    So nice to see President Obama’s picture front and center on this post. I’m in a really bad mood, been sending crabby tweets, and gave a sigh of relief when I saw him. POTUS is a rock of strength. Brilliant too. Those sanctions are working in Russia. Putin reminds me so much of the GOP and Tea Party. He governs just like a Republican.

    ….Putin spoke at an investor forum after Russia’s economy minister said a combination of high inflation and low growth was “explosive” and the head of the country’s largest bank warned Russia could repeat the fate of the Soviet Union….

    …Speaking at the annual “Russia Calling” investment forum, Putin jokingly suggested that investors should simply watch his facial expressions to gauge the state of the economy and government policies.

    “I guess I should just smile sometimes to show the Devil is not so black as he is painted — forgive me, Lord — or knit my brow to show that we won’t permit something,” he said…..

    [Economist said] “We are close to the edge of the abyss and are moving ever closer towards it.”

  26. October 2, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    • 75 99ts
      October 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      The media blames POTUS for anything that happens in this world – unless it is of benefit to the people of the US – then they give credit to the congress house majority.

    • 76 0388jojothecat
      October 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Are people pushing back LL? Tweetie is punk what the hell was PBO if the Gov does not extend healthcare to it’s citizens and the hospital personnel are too stupid to check the chart after the patient TELLS the admitting personnel he JUST came from Liberia?

  27. October 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm

  28. 78 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Don’t forget PBO is making remarks at the Hispanic Caucus at 8PM ET.

  29. October 2, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    There is a movement afoot telling Latinos not to vote at all in the elections or the Republican won’t allow any immigration reform at all. Saying their only chance is the GOP version (which was AWFUL!). I’ve seen the tweets. There are Latino organizations countering this, but the Vox article about Boehner’s offer shows that the GOP is the one behind that strategy. Says Boehner is telling Pres Obama they will do immigration reform after the midterms if he will agree not to use an Executive Order for reform. The only reason they want him to say he wouldn’t use the EO is for the midterms so they can tell Latinos the Dems won’t support them. What a bunch of WEASELS. No scratch that. I like weasels. I don’t know what is low enough. I trust POTUS. Boehner reminds me of Wile E. Coyote and I hear the wizzing sound of an Acme anvil coming through the air above him.

    • 82 0388jojothecat
      October 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      GOP will do immigration reform their way which is making them wait 10 to 20 years before becoming citizens, making them go back home and get to the back of the line, they will institute RMoney’s plan which is B.S. Vote and vote for DEMS.

  30. 83 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Now three in one week?

  31. 85 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm

  32. 87 japa21
    October 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    • 88 anniebella
      October 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Chris Matthews split personality is flaring up again.

    • 90 Nena20409
      October 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      This is the same guy who was screaming on top his voice during the BP spill tell pres Obama to get the Hole plugged. You see, pres Obama is the Engineer and he caused the spill……the Presidency, according to Hardball Host: Chris Matthews.

      Same thing here. Last year, he was the same way with the Healthcare.gov glitches. He was the same way with the IRS. In 2011, When the right and Trump were screaming again about Birth Certificate, Matthews said: he has not released his long form, why doesn’t he release his long form BC. The same way with ISIL/Daesh. One day, why aren’t we bombing before they come here and behead more Americans. The Next day, are we going to tolerate a beheading every 2 weeks. The guy is truly Stir Crazy.

      His 1st instinct is to chide, attack and insult pres Obama…..just like he did Clinton…..Bill, until 2009….when he said something awful and had to apologize……that was against HRC.

      Chris Matthews at 67yrs old is just too far gone. His ratings have not been great…..so his shouting has become unhinged.

    • October 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      He’s in love with the Clintons so he has to bash President Obama.

  33. 92 Linda
    October 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    cspan 3 will be showing PBO tonight at 8 :30….

  34. 95 arapaho415
    October 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    For LL.

    Doesn’t $2.2million seem a bit steep for this property?

  35. October 2, 2014 at 7:58 pm

  36. 101 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Ronald Reagan who had Alzheimer while in office and who sold arms to Iran and could have been impeached for that had A-Team during his second term?

    Now, that is why Chris Matthews is a total wicked idiot.

    • 102 0388jojothecat
      October 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Plus Reagan did NOTHING when AIDS was killing Africans in the 1980’s and even when it started killing people in America, he still did nothing because the media said it was killing gays. It also killed a lot of unsuspecting women. Chris Matthews is an asshole.

      • 103 Nena20409
        October 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm

        Yes. His particular antics are for the 2nd Terms’ staffing.

        His disparage to Mrs Obama and Valerie yesterday was ugly. It was uncalled for.

        Chris Matthews goes around calling his wife, his queen. So his wicked comments about the two women as read here was disgusting.

        • 104 0388jojothecat
          October 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm

          What the “F”” has his he OR his Queen done for America as much if not as more than Mrs. Obama or Ms. Garrett for him to put them down. The only thing he’s done is be white and she slept with him.

  37. October 2, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  38. 106 yardarm756
    October 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Whatever shall they do?-lmao

  39. October 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    POTUS Speech has started

  40. 110 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I am hoping that this story is not true.
    If someone is trying to leave, then that is not good.

  41. 113 Nena20409
    October 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  42. 115 CEB
    October 2, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I am watching a PBS special on Dick Cavett and Watergate. I was a Freshman in college during most of this and later had a minor in journalism, partly because reporters were the heroes of this time; a true 4th Estate that spoke truth to power. I am so sad and angry that what was once a noble profession that I respected, who believed investigation and presenting the truth, has become a corporate tool whose job is to muddy the waters at the least and to out-right lie at the worst in service to their masters. The profession has really let the American public down.

  43. 116 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Oh my…the speech is over already…. Okay will just have to watch the archived video on CSPAN.

    • 117 Vicki
      October 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      CSPAN had it listed at 8:30. i tuned in at 8:00 just in case and so missed a lot of it also. What I did hear was a very strong and positive message that I hope will encourage people to be both optimistic and realistic.

  44. 119 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  45. October 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Did you see this?

    • 121 arapaho415
      October 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Yeah, that was yesterday, took three hours to rescue the window washers.

      Today’s big news was a mid-day high speed chase that ended with the truck being pursued leaping off a freeway (after having made a U-turn on the freeway, apparently).

      The guy was apparently wanted for a dozen bank robberies from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

  46. 122 yardarm756
    October 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Because of poor funding(gop), there is no method of procedure established in case of ebola virus contamination outside of a hospital. People in the apartment complex have been quarantined(how ya gonna feed ’em, what about waste)…….Yeah. Let Texas go. You can have it Rick…..Get your meds from Mexico!

  47. 125 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  48. 126 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2014 at 8:20 pm

  49. 127 anniebella
    October 2, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Dam, I missed POTUS speech tonight. I can’t get C-Span3.

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