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  1. October 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Afternoon folks. Hi chips

  2. 36 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

  3. 37 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Is John Boehner alive? I’m hearing virtually nothing about him – but in 2010, the MSM was all raging about Pelosi, Reid and PBO.

    • 38 Nena20409
      October 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      GOP had a well oiled Media Echo chamber……The Left has nothing.
      That is why……when people snide about the Liberal Media, I want to spit at them.
      The GOP and the MSM are now in the business of screaming at those trying or working to make things better.
      That allows the GOP to continue to inch their wicked ways, further right. No one is holding them accountable. They have the coin with heads on the two sides of the coin. Either way, win or lose politically, electorally, it their issues and ideas that dominate the Media Culture.

  4. 39 amk for obama
    October 14, 2014 at 11:58 am

  5. 40 GGail
    October 14, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    I have been running to catch up with you all since 5:38am PST !!!!@@@!!!!!###!!!!!!!

  6. 41 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 11:59 am

    How about some pretty pictures to offset the stench of betrayal by the former chief of staff?

  7. 42 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

  8. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    October 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    IDK I guess its just me but it amazes me that people are surprised at the level of negativity toward PBO on MSNBC. That station has been doing this since right after he won in 2008. A lot of people pine for Olbermann but he was one of the first who started with the negativity about PBO. He was a favorite “son” of DailyKos who started their hatefest as soon as PBO picked his transition team. I knew exactly what Keith would be featuring on his show at night just by looking at the ‘recommended” essays featured on that website daily.

    I’ll never forget Chris Matthews having one of those gun nuts on his show who proudly carried his assault weapon while protesting President Obama when he was in Arizona in 2009. It was the height of sensationalism.

    Chuck Todd is vengeful and doesn’t like that this WH doesn’t give the media complete access so he takes it out on them with every negative story that he can feature. I try not to wish harm on anyone but I am rooting for MTP to fail.

    And don’t get me started about how they highlighted those bogus ObamaCare Townhalls until they were all the rage by 2010.

    They are NOT a LIBERAL news station. They are infotainment masquerading as news people. Only Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell have ever actually had the title of new reporters although I question each of their qualifications.

    Their ratings will continue to sink because they don’t cater to us like Fox does to their viewers. Cable news is not network news it’s entertainment with a whole lot of opinion and very little news. You cannot run a 24/7 cable news show on just straight news. No one would watch it so this is what you get. A whole lot of mess and an ignorant public.

    “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”
    ― Jim Morrison

    • October 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      I think when Keith O went on his first anti-Obama rant, I was shocked and taken aback. And when most nights turned into Obama-bashing, I pretty much stopped watching MSNBC. That was around 2009. PBO didn’t sweep into office, snap his fingers, and make everything a Winter Wonderland, so ergo he was a failure. But even if he had worked wizard’s magic, MSNBC would’ve found something else to complain about, because as you said, it’s not liberal, it just plays liberal on TV.

    • 45 CEB
      October 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      Totally ALL of this, Donna. I stopped watching and reading everything soon after PBO was elected. All of the headlines from HuffPuff to all of the so-called news shows were so negative, dismissive and downright hateful that it was a no-brainer to turn them off and tune them out. As I have shared in various posts in the past, I had a journalism background before I became a teacher. All that I was taught about being objective, stringent fact-checking, reporters NOT becoming the story, and the responsibility that the 4th Estate had as part of a democracy, have been lost in this age of few independent voices when almost all the media is owned by a few huge corporations who have an agenda. I long for the days when reporters will get back to their true roles and responsibilities. We could have avoided many of the ills that are currently hurting our country.

    • 46 hopefruit2
      October 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Donna this post ought to be front-paged. I have to shake my head when I see people whining about something Tweety said and acting as though he just changed in the last few months. This has been going from day 1.

      MSNBC is a BIG reason why the GOP did so well in 2010. Apart from their 24/7 love affair with Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and idiotic anti-Obama townhalls, they constantly had Anthony Weiner, Alan Grayson and Dennis Kuchinich on to bash PBO. They gave these frauds a platform, not to expose the GOP’s bad governing policies, but to attack the President under the guise of wanting to “push him to the left” whatever the hell that was supposed to mean.

      Now they’re a slightly more clever in the way they attack PBO – but the venom is as rabid as ever, and now we’re down to the last few weeks before the midterms and things are not looking all that rosy for the GOP, they’re not even hiding their anti-Obama vitriol that much.

    • October 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      I don’t recall GWB giving complete access. In fact, he was selective about who he *did* give access to, and it wasn’t the liberal/progressive journalists.

      “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind” That may have been the case at one time given the limited sources of information available to most. And while there is still a segment of the population that believe that all that comes through MSM is fact. But either they are slow to learn, or they are being stubborn, that there are segments of the population for which the MSM is no longer *the* dictator of thought.

      • 48 donna dem 4 obama
        October 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm

        You would be surprised how many people in this country take MSM as gospel. They don’t tweet or Facebook or Blog or do much more than pay their bills online and I’m not talking about our Seniors. These people are 30/40/50 somethings. We assume because so many are now using social media that most everyone uses social media and that is simply not the case. But with those of us on social media we are in a better position to get the facts and share it with those that are not.

  9. 49 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

  10. 50 amk for obama
    October 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I’ll let that sink in while I zzzzz away.

    • 52 vcprezofan2
      October 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      What’s your subtle message? You are a diamond? Tee-hee-hee.

      Heading to bed early tonight, are we? Must be tired from all the missions you engaged in today, or from the other year that is creeping up on you. For whatever reason – Rest well!

  11. 53 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

  12. 54 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Hey peeples. 3 weeks and counting!

  13. 59 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

  14. 60 donna dem 4 obama
    October 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

  15. 61 57andfemale
    October 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

  16. 62 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    For all you soccer fans out there — “Can’t we all just get along?” 🙂

  17. 64 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm

  18. 65 yardarm756
    October 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Ahh! Another day in paradise here with you. 🙂
    And on this date……….


    1994 First woman to walk around the world 27-year-old Briton Ffyona Campbell completes her 11-year journey when she arrived in John O’Groat’s Scotland.

    1992 World’s most prolific serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, a Russia school teacher, is convicted of dismembering and cannibalizing 52 women and children over a 12-year period. He was executed in 1994. Another man had already been mistakenly executed for these crimes.

    1972 Kung Fu The TV series debuts on ABC, starring David Carradine as Cain, alias Grasshopper.

    1968 First TV broadcast from space from Apollo 7.

    1964 Martin Luther King, Jr The black civil-rights leader is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    1962 Cuban Missile Crisis The U.S. Air Force photographs Soviet missiles and a Soviet nuclear missile construction site in Cuba.

    1950 The Adventures of Ellery Queen debuts on DuMont.

    1947 First level supersonic flight Charles E. Yeager reaches Mach 1.015 at during level flight at 42,000 feet.

    1912 Pres. Roosevelt Shot The U.S. President is shot in chest by John Schrank in Milwaukee. Despite the wound, he insisted on delivering his speech before being taken to the hospital.

    1656 Religious Freedom Massachusetts enacts a fine for harboring Quakers. Quakers entering the jurisdiction after punishment would lose one ear. For the second offense they would lose the other ear, and for the third offense their tongue would be bored through with a hot iron.


    1952 Harry Anderson American actor. TV: Night Court (Judge Stone).

    1939 Ralph Lauren American fashion designer.

    1927 Roger Moore English actor. Film: The James Bond movies (1973-85, “Bond, James Bond”). TV: The Saint (Simon Templar).

    1916 C. Everett Koop former U.S. Surgeon General.

    1910 John Wooden American basketball Hall of Fame player and Hall of Fame coach (He was the first person to achieve both honors), winner of 10 NCAA National Championships while at UCLA. generally considered the greatest coach in history. Quote: Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Source: Fifth 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

    1896 Lillian Gish d. 1993 American actress. Film: Birth of a Nation (1915).

    1894 e.e. cummings d. 1962 (Edward Estlin Cummings), American poet. Writings: The Enormous Room (1922) describing his imprisonment by the French after being mistaken for a spy.

    1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower d. 1969 34th U.S. President (1953-61) and 5-star general. He was the first president to conduct a televised news conference.

    1877 Grace Gebbie Wiedersheim Drayton d. 1936 cartoonist, famous for her drawings of The Campbell Kids (1905).

    1857 Elwood Haynes d. 1925 American automobile pioneer. He developed the first U.S. automobile (1894). He also discovered tungsten chrome steel (1881) and patented stainless steel (1919). Source: Myth Information: More Than 590 Popular Misconceptions, Fallacies, and Misbeliefs Explained!

    1784 Ferdinand VII d. 1833 King of Spain (1808-33). It was during his rule that most of the Spanish possessions in Latin America rebelled and won their independence.

    1644 William Penn d. 1718 English Quaker, founded Pennsylvania. He was expelled from the Christ Church College, Oxford in 1662 and jailed several times for his religious beliefs.


    2006 Freddy Fender b. 1937 (Baldemar Garza Huerta), American singer. He spent almost three years in Louisiana’s infamous Angola prison for marijuana possession. Music: Before the Next Teardrop Falls (1974, #1) and Wasted Days and Wasted Nights (1975, #1).

    1998 Cleveland Amory b. 1917 American author, animal rights activist, founder of Fund for Animals (1967). Writings: The Cat Who Came for Christmas and The Cat and the Curmudgeon.

    1990 Leonard Bernstein b. 1918 American Emmy-Grammy-winning conductor, composer. Music: West Side Story (1957).

    1986 Keenan Wynn b. 1916 (Francis Wynn), American actor. TV: Dallas (Digger Barnes). He appeared in over 200 films.

    1983 Pat O’Brien b. 1899 American actor. Film: Angels With Dirty Faces (1938, Father Connolly) and Knute Rockne – All American (1940, title role).

    1977 Bing Crosby b. 1904 (Harry Lillis Crosby), American Oscar-winning singer. Film: Going My Way (1944, Oscar as Father O’Malley). His 1942 recording of White Christmas sold 25,000,000 copies.

    1959 Errol Flynn b. 1909 Australian-born American swashbuckling actor, known for both his on and off-screen performances. He was tried and acquitted in 1943 for statutory rape, resulting in the phrase “in like Flynn.”

    1929 Joe Borden b. 1854 American baseball player, pitched the first National League no-hitter (1876, for Boston).

    1925 Eugene Sandow b. 1867 German strongman, “Father of Modern Bodybuilding.” He organized the first bodybuilding contest (1901). Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) was one of the judges.

    1790 William Hooper b. 1742 American statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  19. October 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    For people who’ve watched the Roberts Court whittle away civil rights legislation over the last decade, the new Supreme Court term brings with it the likely possibility of more of the same. The High Court is set to consider Alabama’s so-called “racial gerrymandering” and Texas’ low-income housing practices this term. In the former, it has the opportunity to take further swipes at the Voting Rights Act, and in the latter, eviscerate the cornerstone enforcement provision of the Fair Housing Act. Civil rights watchers and fair housing advocates in particular are bracing for the worst

  20. October 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm

  21. 86 globalcitizenlinda
    October 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I guess Fox & conservatives can’t help themselves – they are now attacking the CDC Director;

    Defending PBO, Team Obama and all the public servants (who are doing the best they can), from these imbeciles, is a now a full time job;

  22. 87 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Wooooot! Go Georgia!

    • 88 donna dem 4 obama
      October 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      I pray that a great majority of them are for Democrats.

      • 89 hopefruit2
        October 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

        Indeed donna. I saw on a tweet that 33% of the in person voting yesterday came from African Americans. I would like to think that most of these voted Democrats. If this trend holds through election day, that would be on par with or even exceeding AA representation of 30.5% in the general Georgia population. This is a different scenario from 2010, in which AA voters made up 28% of the vote in the state of Georgia.

  23. 90 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    WTH Sears?

    • 91 Nena20409
      October 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Sears and Amazon……had these things.
      I don’t get it.
      Sears is in damage control for over 24 hrs now. I am guessing the same might be true with Amazon……shameful.

      Months ago, there was a Kettle that looked like a Hitler on many billboards across US by J.C. Penney. Someone is not doing their job well.

  24. 92 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

  25. 93 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm

  26. 94 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    • 95 Nena20409
      October 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Now with a sizable Priest as Gays……I see why the change might come.
      Contraceptives for Women, might not come soon.

      Happy for the LGBTQ community, sad for my fellow women.
      How about Science, The Holy See?

  27. 96 JER
    October 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    LIVE NOW: VP Biden speaking in South Carolina – http://www.wltx.com/videos/news/2014/02/04/5209337/

  28. 97 JER
    October 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm

  29. 98 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm

  30. 99 Linda
    October 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    In 2012 NBC went after both PBO and Mitt Romney for using sound bites from Andrea Mitchell and Tom Brokow in campaign ads and demanded they take the ads down.

    Did Mitch McConnell get their permission to use Chuck Todd or will NBC just ignore it this time around ?

  31. 105 57andfemale
    October 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm

  32. 106 JER
    October 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

  33. 109 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

  34. 110 forus50
    October 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Where are all the GOP “leaders” out campaigning for other GOPers up for reelection?? Are Boehner, McConnell, Romney, or the infantile Paul Ryan giving speeches on all their amazing accomplishments? snark. All I hear about is that Obama isn’t campaigning in red or purple states. DUH.

    • 111 donna dem 4 obama
      October 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      They don’t have too. Their voters have talk radio and Fox to scare them into voting. And they do vote!

      I am only hoping that we wake up and show up in great numbers this year.

  35. October 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    First Lady will be in Orlando, Florida to campaign for Charlie Crist, then later in the evening she will attend a fundraiser at the home of former NBA star Grant Hill.

  36. 119 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

  37. 120 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    This article is from June, but most certainly bares repeating!

  38. 122 JER
    October 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

  39. 123 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    U.S Senate Race and Gov Governor’s race are toss-ups

    Gotta keep the momentum going and got more souls to the polls! 🙂

    • October 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      “Gotta keep the momentum going and got more souls to the polls!”

      Especially given that there are 40,000 voter registration applications that have not been processed — Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton Counties are among a large portion. Plus the fact that there tend to be problems in precincts that are predominately minority.

      Hopefully, the saints will take advantage in those counties that will have early voting on Sunday, October 26th.

  40. 125 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    • 126 hopefruit2
      October 14, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      While getting zero credit after doing just that.

    • 129 vcprezofan2
      October 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      I was about to comment on this yesterday then got sidetracked. I thought it was so typical that a ‘first black CEO’ is rarely hired when nothing needs fixing. As soon as he straightens things out he’ll be history, and if he doesn’t straighten stuff out by his first quarter, he’ll be a ‘failure’. Anyhoo, congrats, Mr. Marvin Ellison, and I wish you every success!

  41. 130 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  42. 131 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    This is worth repeating too, I think! 🙂

  43. 132 Linda
    October 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    CNN question : ” Should local hospitals be treating ebola patients ?”

    Ummm… The the United States have some other kind of Hospitals ? Should they be sent to the GITMO hospital ?

  44. 133 JER
    October 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

  45. 134 57andfemale
    October 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

  46. 135 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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