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  1. October 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    On the menu for tonight’s dinner: empanadas. No, not homemade; I’m good but not that good.

  2. October 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    For my L.A. TODers, this is where the best empanadas in the city are made: http://www.empanadasplace.com/menu.html

    • 14 GGail
      October 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      LL, you’re making me hungry and I have to go to the DelAmo mall. I’ve had some good empanadas from Porto’s Bakery in Glendale.

    • 18 forus50
      October 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Looks so delicious LL. Two weeks ago I found the best taco place in Chicago with really, really good margaritas. A little bit out of my way but well worth it. http://antiquetaco.com/menu/ I’ll have to try their empanadas next time.

    • 19 Roberta in MN
      October 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Sound yummy LL. I put a roast In the crockpot. It is smelling pretty good. That will have to do. I love Mexican food, but can’t make it worth a darn. That commercial for Budweiser was great. My Grandson just got his Driver’s Permit in TX. His dad told me as he was hanging up and that he already had truck & he paid for half of it. (Don’t let Mother have her say) 🙂

  3. 21 arapaho415
    October 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Been thinking about the horrific accidents on SoCal freeways which happened Saturday morning. Fourteen people killed, 10 in two separate accidents.

    The one in Orange County were a group of kids on their way home from Knotts Scary Farm — the driver was 16, apparently unlicensed, who survived. The 5 killed were 14-16 years old.

    Details are sketchy, but talk of lawsuits abound — in CA it’s illegal for drivers under 18 to drive in the early morning hours, and it’s also illegal for drivers under 21 (I think that’s the age) to drive without having at least one person 21 or older in the car. This is the result of some horrific roll-over accidents which have claimed the lives of teenagers unfamiliar with driving in the dark.

    Which then reminds me of the tragic number of lives lost from drunk driving.

    Dog lovers, take a look at this 1-minute Budweiser commercial, and tell me you’re not near tears when it ends.

    Most effective ad I’ve seen in a long, long time.

  4. 28 forus50
    October 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Meg Whitman appears to be intent on crashing HP like she did her campaign. The NY Times in 2008 had her among the women most likely to become the first female President of the United States. That ain’t ever gonna happen. She’s horrible. In May 2013, Bloomberg L.P. named Whitman “Most Underachieving CEO” among big-company CEOs whose stocks have turned in the worst numbers relative to the broader market since the beginning of each CEO’s tenure. HP’s stock led the list by underperforming by 30 percentage points since Whitman took the job.

    • 29 arapaho415
      October 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm


      She is horrible, and she treated potential constituents like s**t.

      Could not believe that Cali fielded two awful female candidates for top positions in 2010 (Whitman for Governor, Fiorini for Senate).

  5. October 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Head? Shaved.
    Beard? Trimmed.
    Body? Showered.

    Okay, ready for the day.

  6. 36 desertflower
    October 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    off to tutor…so many kids, so little time.

  7. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    October 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Not that we want to be reminded, but it’s true that if we forget mistakes, we’re bound to repeat ’em. Yuck. First off, I remember crying and screaming when Al Gore conceded. VOTE!

  8. 40 arapaho415
    October 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    With the MSM/Koch in a frenzy about ebola, bringing this over from the “Early Bird Chat:”


    swbluega said:
    “With ‘ebola’ being on a 24/7 loop in the media, I’m hoping it doesn’t lead to what amounts to yelling fire in a crowded room.”

    My response was:
    “I am so bummed about our treasonous MSM, for their hair-on-fire headlines about ebola, which is nothing more than a “legitimate news story” bludgeoned as dog-whistle, white-coded fear mongering.

    I knew the MSM was shameful and would take out the stops against PBO and Dems before Nov 4, but their nonstop ebola-fear mongering is beyond disgusting.”

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    I doubt anything will sway me from this POV.

    Wikipedia says the ebola virus was first identified 38 years ago (1976).

    In 1989, a group of macaque monkeys were identified as having the disease in Reston VA.

    In 1995, Richard Preston had a best seller based on an ebola outbreak, “The Hot Zone.”

    The following year, Tom Clancy based another best seller, “Executive Orders,” on ebola mayinga.

    I haven’t read these books, but why, before the crucial-to-President-Obama Nov 4 elections are we now hearing nothing but all-ebola-all-the-time from the MSM/Koch?

  9. 41 africa
    October 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  10. 42 JER
    October 5, 2014 at 3:47 pm

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  12. October 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Won’t be online at the time, but I suspect that in about ~ 3 h from the time stamp of this comment that Mainland’s response will become obvious – on the streets of Hong Kong ….

    October 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm


  14. 56 forus50
    October 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Just started reading my new book purchase, Charles Blow’s memoir “Fire Shut Up In My Bones”. Love his writing style – scared I will be done with it too soon.

  15. 57 arapaho415
    October 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I know some in TODville believe that LA Mayor @EricGarcetti favors Hispanics over African American interests — Wikipedia tells me his grandmother was Hispanic), but IMHO, he governs from a true progressive position, and follows through on the execution of those strategies — which coincidentally dovetail nicely with those of PBO and @FLOTUS.

    No doubt @EricGarcetti is looking forward to being on the (melting?) tarmac this week to greet PBO in Los Angeles.

    I think this is so cool, and should have been 60 years ago — I’ve been on walking tours of downtown LA, and some of the architectural features are simply amazing — but hard to see because of the traffic congestion and shameful neglect.

  16. October 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    But not if the GOP is in charge, then all bets are off.

  17. October 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Joe is right! Joe knows that these countries funded them early on, to take care of Assad. Now, they’re out of control and Joe Knows…

  18. 60 Nena20409
    October 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Good Evening TOD.
    Au ⭐ for MightyPamela.
    Finally caught up. 😎 But where is everybody?

  19. 61 Nena20409
    October 5, 2014 at 6:19 pm

  20. October 5, 2014 at 6:27 pm

  21. October 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Before I go to nap, just got this email from DCCC.

    “We can’t in good conscience send you a doom and gloom email right now.

    Here’s why: you have been so amazing that we actually have a chance to win the big races for Congress. Polls show races across the country TIED.

    That’s right, Democrats can win!”

    Then it asks for money to keep the momentum going. Now, that’s a better approach.

  22. October 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    And now, joining the missus and assorted animals in bed.

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