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It’s Friday. Laugh Your **** Off

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157 Responses to “It’s Friday. Laugh Your **** Off”


  1. December 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    PBO made me laugh out loud so many times today.

    Thank you NW!!!

  2. 8 yardarm756
    December 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Really?

  3. 9 amk for obama
    December 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Ah, now I seez the snow.

  4. 12 amk for obama
    December 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    LOL.

  5. 18 amk for obama
    December 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon more than $850m (Β£544m) for a major oil spill during Israel’s 2006 war with Hezbollah.

    The UN has asked Israel to compensate Lebanon before but this is the first time a figure has been given.

    The assembly voted overwhelmingly in favour by 170 votes to six, but its resolutions are not legally binding.

    Israel is yet to react to the UN resolution.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30559670

  6. December 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    This is a BFD ….

    h/t amk

  7. 32 amk for obama
    December 19, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry has reported a larger-than-expected drop in revenue during the third quarter.

    Revenue fell to $793m (Β£507m) from $1.19bn a year earlier, missing analyst expectations.

    Chief executive John Chen said the revenue figure was “not satisfying”.

    However, he added that he thought Blackberry might be able to stabilise and grow its revenues by 2016, but that he could not promise profitability.

    /

    A former titan, Blackberry once had a 50% share of the smartphone market in the US, but one estimate now puts its share at only 0.5%.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30554739

    I never bought into the blackberry/apple hype.

    • 33 0388jojothecat
      December 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Me neither amk I goe with which phone has the best features. I’ve owned Samsung phones and prefer their apps.

      • 34 amk for obama
        December 19, 2014 at 11:34 pm

        I have gone past samsungs too. We get excellent ‘indian’ mobiles (aka made in china by inidan cos) which match apples/samsungs at 1/4th price. Newer and better models are being released every month. Why get stuck with expensive ones when you can be buying newer ones once in 3 months? πŸ™‚

  8. 35 GGAIL
    December 19, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Oh NW, bad English and dickstorms are sending me.to bed laughing!!

  9. 37 forus50
    December 19, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Hiya Nerdy! Happy Friday! Thanks for the fun post. Roger Cohen is either straight up misogynist or just had the most lame joke. You gotta read his TL. OMG, the replies are so brutal. A couple of them:

  10. 45 yardarm756
    December 19, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I guess everyone is Christmas shopping.

  11. 46 amk for obama
    December 19, 2014 at 11:17 pm

  12. 47 arapaho415
    December 19, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    So HRC and WJC have something in common with the Tundra Grifter (remember all the demands Palin made for her public appearances?):

  13. 51 MightyPamela
    December 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    And, so, here y’all are! part-ay’in’!! Good on ya’! I pop past to say goodnight, sweet dreams all around, may the scent of frangipani and night blooming jasmine fill your dreams, and may the sound of the surf lapping on the shore promise you some fine body surfing in the morning!! πŸ™‚ Thank you all for a most wonderful day! ❀ 🐻 πŸ˜‰ And as the TOD snow begins to gently fall, the stockings are hung, tho there is no chimney near!

  14. 53 99ts
    December 19, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Cannot believe the whinges from the WHPC men – Did ANY women ever whinge about the men getting all the questions? They really are looking for ANY reason to be negative.

  15. December 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    this dude is getting thrashed on twitter, deservedly. Urge all of you to pour more gasoline on him as he self-immolates, on the record, for all eternity.

    bbl …

  16. 60 0388jojothecat
    December 19, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I am watching TNT Christmas in Washington and The Rock is terrific did not know he could sing. Great entertainment too bad people without cable can’t see it. They showed AnnRandPaul’s sour puss briefly. The First family are just so wonderful, so glad they all can spend Xmas vacation in HI with no drama this year.

  17. December 19, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    “The special prosecutor will serve as an impartial special investigator with the power to indict, removing the perceived conflict of interest that a local district attorney might have when prosecuting a police officer,” Haywood (at lectern in photo) said today”

  18. 65 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Alright finally I’m at least on the current thread. Gave up trying to read all posts from the day. You guys are just too fast!

    Another awesome day for our awesome President and by extention, the country! I’m so pumped. Hell, I need to hop a plane to Hawaii myself! πŸ˜€

  19. December 20, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Very chuckle worthy tweets Nerdy. Thanks for the bed time humour.

  20. 68 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Okay, I just gotta re-post. Cuz … you know, like Best.POTUS.Ever!

  21. 70 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Where’s Count Knoller when you need him?
    I want to see him tweet the following stats:
    1) Number and/or percentage of pressers where only men were called on (make it easy, just do it by percentage) – All Presidents;
    2) Same number for President Obama

    Might also be nice to see a chart, starting from when women were included in the press corps to the present day.

  22. 71 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Say what?

    Haha! Great minds and all that… πŸ˜€

  23. 74 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Okay, the resume’ one and the dentist office name ones got me! πŸ˜€

  24. 77 yardarm756
    December 20, 2014 at 12:25 am

    > An
    > enlightening short read from The Canadian Minister of
    > Defense who has a dead-on sense of humor.
    >
    >
    > Adopt A
    > Terrorist
    >
    >
    >
    > A
    > Canadian female wrote a lot of letters to the Canadian
    > government, complaining about the treatment of captive
    > insurgents (terrorists) being held in Afghanistan National
    > Correctional System facilities. She demanded a
    > response to her letter. She received back the
    > following reply:
    >
    >
    > National
    > Defense Headquarters
    >
    > M Gen
    > George R. Pearkes Bldg., 15 NT
    >
    > 101
    > Colonel By Drive
    >
    > Ottawa
    > , ON K1A 0K2
    >
    > Canada
    >
    >
    > Dear Concerned
    > Citizen,
    >
    >
    > Thank you for
    > your recent letter expressing your profound concern of
    > treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by
    > Canadian Forces, who were subsequently transferred to the
    > Afghanistan Government and are currently being held by
    > Afghan officials in Afghanistan National Correctional System
    > facilities.
    >
    >
    > Our
    > administration takes these matters seriously and your
    > opinions were heard loud and clear here in Ottawa . You will
    > be pleased to learn, thanks to the concerns of citizens like
    > yourself, we are creating a new department here at the
    > Department of National Defense, to be called ‘Liberals
    > Accept Responsibility for Killers’ program, or L.A.R.K.
    > For short.
    >
    >
    > In accordance
    > with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided, on
    > a trial basis, to divert several terrorists and place them
    > in homes of concerned citizens such as yourself, around the
    > country,under those
    > citizens personal care. Your personal detainee has been
    > selected and is scheduled for transportation under heavily
    > armed guard to your residence in Toronto next
    > Monday.
    >
    > Ali Mohammed
    > Ahmed bin Mahmud is your detainee, and is to be cared for
    > pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your
    > letter of complaint. You will be pleased to know that we
    > will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your
    > standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with your
    > recommendations.
    >
    >
    > Although Ahmed
    > is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your
    > sensitivity to what you described as his ‘attitudinal
    > problem’ will help him overcome those character
    > flaws. Perhaps you are correct in describing these
    > problems as mere cultural differences. We understand that
    > you plan to offer counselling and home schooling, however,
    > we strongly recommend that you hire some assistant
    > caretakers.
    >
    >
    > Please advise
    > any Jewish friends, neighbours or relatives about your house
    > guest, as he might get agitated or even violent, but we are
    > sure you can reason with him. He is also expert at
    > making a wide variety of explosive devices from common
    > household products, so you may wish to keep those items
    > locked up, unless in your opinion, this might offend
    > him. Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in
    > hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such
    > simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise
    > that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills either
    > in your home or wherever you choose to take him while
    > helping him adjust to life in our country.
    >
    >
    > Ahmed will not
    > wish to interact with you or your daughters except sexually,
    > since he views females as a form of property, thereby having
    > no rights, including refusal of his sexual demands. This is
    > a particularly sensitive subject for
    > him.
    >
    > You also
    > should know that he has shown violent tendencies around
    > women who fail to comply with the dress code that he will
    > recommend as more appropriate attire. I’m sure you will
    > come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time.
    > Just remember that it is all part of respecting his culture
    > and religious beliefs’ as described in your
    > letter.
    >
    > You take good
    > care of Ahmed and remember that we will try to have a
    > counsellor available to help you over any difficulties you
    > encounter while Ahmed is adjusting to Canadian
    > culture.
    >
    >
    > Thanks again
    > for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks
    > like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job
    > and care for our fellow man.
    >
    > Good luck and
    > God bless you.
    >
    >
    > Cordially,
    >
    > Gordon
    > O’Connor
    >
    > Minister of
    > National Defense
    >
    > M Gen George
    > R. Pearkes Bldg., 15 NT
    >
    > 101 Colonel By
    > Drive
    >
    > Ottawa , ON
    > K1A 0K2
    >
    > Canada

  25. 78 yardarm756
    December 20, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Lookin’ for Santa…..

  26. 81 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 12:32 am

    • 82 amk for obama
      December 20, 2014 at 1:01 am

      If the same old pasty guyz are going to be called every time, then why are the other ‘journos’ in the pc room?

      I wish PBO and Presssec will make this a routine from now on. The front row mofos can await their turn.

      • 83 jacquelineoboomer
        December 20, 2014 at 1:05 am

        Probably there’s been some agreement with the WHPCA for decades. To me, it’s like all of the front-row mofos are sitting at the adult table, and everybody else is sitting at the kids’ table. Ridiculous.

        • 84 amk for obama
          December 20, 2014 at 1:07 am

          screw the agreement. obama era is all about change. for the better.

          the other journos should show some guts and should openly protest at these punks being given the opportunity every time.

          • 85 Dudette
            December 20, 2014 at 1:24 am

            Plus they make the whole damn profession look bad. WHPC is partly to blame for the millions of ill-informed citizens we have in this country right now. #ScrewTheAgreement

            As POTUS said you shouldn’t keep doing something for decades and expecting different results. In the case of the WHPC, the results have reached a new low. Bravo to POTUS for mixing things up again!

      • 89 Dudette
        December 20, 2014 at 1:06 am

        THIS!
        Let the real journalists in the room ask questions instead of the stupid newstainer hacks! The American people deserved so much better than what we’ve been getting from the WHPC.

  27. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    December 20, 2014 at 12:32 am

  28. 91 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 12:34 am

  29. 92 MadameSoph
    December 20, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Nightly check-in and once again…. PBO does a BAM! POW!

    Was just scrolling through the main page and saw the Tweet or Two tweets about PBO only calling on the women. Woohoo! Turnabout is fair play! And so mind blowing how the boy’s club lost their minds about it!

    Now I’ll have to go back and listen to that press conference!!

    Awesome tweet summation on that last thread (and funny ones on this one), as usual Nerdy.

    By the way, re the last thread, regarding the idiots/a$$holes pictured in the Sean McElwee tweet: do they realize they are making the point of the protests with those shirts? Of course they feel safe and they can breathe; they don’t look like Eric Garner!

    Anyway, I almost forgot: I finally got to witness the fabled TOD snow! I’ve been reading about it since last year and never clicked on when it was happening. Finally tonight, here it is! Yay!

  30. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    December 20, 2014 at 12:45 am

  31. 95 yardarm756
    December 20, 2014 at 12:47 am

    In need of a naughty mat!

  32. 97 amk for obama
    December 20, 2014 at 12:56 am

    2014: A milestone year for US economy. (a frigging indian perspective)

    http://www.rediff.com/business/report/a-milestone-year-for-us-economy/20141219.htm

    check out the pic.

  33. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    December 20, 2014 at 12:56 am

  34. 109 amk for obama
    December 20, 2014 at 1:13 am

    whitey house press corpse

  35. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    December 20, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Goodnight, TODville!

  36. 116 amk for obama
    December 20, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the United States ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Forty-six-year-old Verma is the first ever Indian-American to be the top US diplomat in New Delhi. He is scheduled to arrive in India ahead of Kerry’s visit to Delhi next month. US President Barack Obama will arrive in late January to attend the Republic Day Parade on January 26 as the chief guest.

    He was confirmed by the US senate by a voice vote last week. Last week, he met Obama at the White House.

    Verma, who quietly played an important role in the Congressional passage of civil nuclear deal with India, had advocated for strong Indo-US ties when in the administration and recently started “India 2020” project at Centre for American Progress — a top American-think tank.

    http://www.rediff.com/news/report/indian-american-richard-verma-sworn-in-as-us-ambassador-to-india/20141220.htm

    You all didn’t know that, did ya?

  37. 120 amk for obama
    December 20, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

    President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US “will not accept Russia’s occupation” of the Ukrainian region.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30558502

    the obama boom is still landing

  38. 121 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Remember this picture from a couple of threads ago?

    I got curious and found Ms. Govashiri’s bio. Made me smile (and I bet some RWNJs go apoplectic, which is all the better).

    She’s on Twitter:

  39. 123 vcprezofan2
    December 20, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Dear JackieG,

    I tweeted you the 12 months, so now you can see them on twitter either in my timeline or your own. Now you can join in the voting. πŸ˜€

    —————————————-
    TODobots, I really do think this is a good time to say ‘Au revoir’! Sweet dreams, or sweet running-around-town if that’s what you plan to do today.

  40. 132 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 2:07 am

  41. 133 amk for obama
    December 20, 2014 at 2:08 am

    egg.sack.lee

  42. 137 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 2:24 am

  43. 140 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Here’s #2

  44. December 20, 2014 at 2:38 am

    I watched the TNT “Christmas in Washington” presentation. Fantastic….. Wonderful set design and performing artists. And the finale with the President and first family very moving. Our nation is honored to have this POTUS and this family.

  45. December 20, 2014 at 2:38 am

    #TrustBarack

    good night TOD

  46. 147 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Well amk, I leave the fort in your good hands. Try not to burn the place down. See ya! πŸ™‚

  47. 148 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Came back to share this in case anyone’s still here. According to this article AF1 is supposed to land in Honolulu around 11AM Hawaii time. That’s in less than 30 minutes!!! Don’t know if there’ll be live coverage, but you can check this news station’s website.

    http://khon2.com/2014/12/12/first-family-to-arrive-friday-for-holiday-vacation/

  48. 150 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 3:39 am

  49. 153 Dudette
    December 20, 2014 at 3:57 am

    See ya later!

  50. 154 Lynn
    December 20, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Good morning everyone. Great coverage of our beloved PBO’s presser. Love, love, love the butthurt! Nerdy, your price is beyond rubies.

    LL, wonderful story about your dad. Hopefully mother of LL will come around and enjoy the new relationship with Cuba.

    Desertflower, I’ve got the same brainwon’tshutoff problem. Annoying as hell.

    Lovelyplaines, sorry for the sad news about your cousin, but keeping fingers crossed for success on your radiology exam.

    Wishing the best of the holiday season to one and all. The treasure chest that is TOD has been my salvation.

    • 155 Lynn
      December 20, 2014 at 5:49 am

      OK. Wood stoves are going, coffee is perking and I’m off to do chores, but check out JuanitaJean’s Friday Toons, if you get the chance. The last one is a pip!

  51. 156 susanne
    December 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

    it’s snowing in todville πŸ™‚


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