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Early Bird Chat

President Barack Obama meets with former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on the fourth anniversary of the shooting that left Giffords gravely wounded, in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2015 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!


112 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 4 jackiegrumbacher
    January 9, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Morning all. Missed Df’s report last night, so it was a welcome treat this am. Can’t wait for part 2. Great photo, Chips. Gabby is looking better and healthier. She’s one of the most courageous women in the country.

    • January 9, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Morning Jackie! Loved DF’s report too, sooooo looking forward to part 2. Gabby really looks amazing, I wonder how her speech and movement is coming along?

    • 6 99ts
      January 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

      She is amazing & her husband is also wonderful in all he does. It is so impossible to understand why congress will not act on guns – despite one of their own was attacked in this manner. Sometimes I wonder if little has changed from the “wild west” movies.

      • 7 amk for obama
        January 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

        If assassinated prezs couldn’t change it …..

        • 8 99ts
          January 9, 2015 at 8:27 am

          Lots of massacres since 1963 – as opposed to a single death – I just keep being thankful it only took one massacre in my part of the world and the guns went.

          But – we are following in the footsteps of the RWNJs with out current state government demanding ID to vote – despite their is little if any evidence of voter fraud. Stops the homeless voting – and they don’t usually vote for those to the right

          • 9 amk for obama
            January 9, 2015 at 8:29 am

            It started way back before ’63. #Lincoln.

            • 10 99ts
              January 9, 2015 at 8:29 am

              I wasn’t alive for that one

              • 11 amk for obama
                January 9, 2015 at 8:42 am

                No one here is. Just pointing out the horrible murkan history and the wilful ignorance.

                howard might have been a prick but he did good on guns.

                • 12 99ts
                  January 9, 2015 at 8:48 am

                  In 1860s most households in Australia probably had guns – different times – and yes – not much to thank little Johnnie for – but the anti gun lobby won that one – and he got all the states on board.

                  Few rumblings from those who now live to implement the US RW policies, but fortunately little mainstream support.

      • 13 MightyPamela
        January 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

        $$$$$. Money. Money is the reason, the only reason. I guess they think they can buy their way into Heaven. Won’t they be in for a nasty surprise.

  2. 14 amk for obama
    January 9, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Get a cat for unhoo to terrorize.

    • January 9, 2015 at 7:57 am

      🙂 It’d be himself cowering in the corner, I can assure you! Morning Flower!

      • 16 amk for obama
        January 9, 2015 at 8:02 am

        yeah, our vicky used to terrorize joe, the ‘great’ dane. what a dumbass he was.

        • January 9, 2015 at 8:07 am

          It’s a hoot, the smaller the creature, the more scared the big doggies are – Danny is TERRIFIED of yappy snappy cranky lickle dogs.

          • 18 amk for obama
            January 9, 2015 at 8:09 am

            Our joe was a dumb ass. Period. He was very good at hide & seek with our kids though. …

            sigh. I miss that fucker. #Iblameya.

            • January 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

              Stop! You’ll have me teary-eyed too thinking about my dog from my youth! Best moment: when my pal in Connecticut contacted me to tell me she’d had a baby girl and she’d called her Cara. “That’s what I called my dog!!!!!,” I told her. She wasn’t impressed.

    • 21 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Poor cat–he needs a rescue. Love that “who me? I didn’t do anything” look on the dog.

  3. 22 jackiegrumbacher
    January 9, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Forgot to add that I love the expression on our president’s face. There is so much love in his embrace of Gabby and so much respect and affection in his look at Mark.

  4. 23 amk for obama
    January 9, 2015 at 7:57 am

    A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.

    Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail, was flogged 50 times. The flogging will be carried out weekly, campaigners say.

    Mr Badawi, the co-founder of a now banned website called the Liberal Saudi Network, was arrested in 2012.

    Rights groups condemned his conviction and the US appealed for clemency.

    On Thursday state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki urged the Saudi authorities to “cancel this brutal punishment” and to review his case.

    In addition to his sentence, Mr Badawi was ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals ($266,000; £175,000).

    In 2013 he was cleared of apostasy, which could have carried a death sentence.

    Last year Mr Badawi’s lawyer was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of a range of offences in an anti-terrorism court, the Associated Press news agency reported.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30744693

    saudis ‘condemning’ the paris attack is pure humbug, they and pak are the root cause.

  5. January 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Morning TOD. Was just on last thread and noticed the comments about O’Malley. Why am I not surprised? Another grifter in my book, taking advantage of, and may want to take liberties in co-opting all of PBO’s achievements. PBO has set the stage for a whole host of improvements much of what others only dreamed they thought of. So I needn’t listen to the video, I just am never surprised by the slights against my president. So not interested in 2016. To hell with them all.

    • 31 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Here’s the thing, ED. A Republican president would destroy everything the president accomplished and we would be back in the dark ages. A Democratic president would take credit for all of PBO’s achievements, but would probably keep them largely in tact. This cost of option one is too great to mess around with.

      • January 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

        I understand and respect your thoughts, informed no less, but I am getting so I don’t care. Tired of fakes, bullies, liars, racists- tired of this so-called democracy. Right now I’m not feeling any hope past PBO, maybe change will come in time. Right now, I’m turning my attention to personal interests, while supporting the best president right now, and not allowing some to steal the joy of doing so.

        • 33 jackiegrumbacher
          January 9, 2015 at 8:59 am

          I do appreciate your feelings because I struggle with those exact thoughts every day. At my age, I find it hard to keep fighting, especially when our progress seems glacial at best. But once we give up the fight and cede the field to the racists, liars, bullies and money men, we have given them exactly what they wanted all along–our compliance in all the evil. I hope there’s still enough fight left in me not to allow that to happen. I do know that the last thing our president would want is for all of us to give up and for all his work to have been in vain.

          • January 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

            “last thing our president would want is for all of us to give up and for all his work to have been in vain.” Well, I do get revved up in a pinch, so I’ll not totally disconnect. I really want to see a supportive, confident, “not in it for the glory of it all” candidate which I have yet to come across. Leave the big egos home, fight for me. Otherwise, take a hike 🙂 Thanks jg !!

          • 35 Obama Grandmama
            January 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm

            I think the biggest change for me in the 2008 Presidential Campaign was that Senator Barack Obama got me to recognize my need to get involved and not leave it to those trying to control things that were not in the interests of the American public. His words that “We are the ones we have been waiting for” rang true to me. He also said it would not be easy. If I give up when he leaves office, and I do get discouraged wanting to do that, I would be letting PBO down. He deserves better from me.

  6. 36 amk for obama
    January 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

    hey, you voted for it. Get ready to be butchered. #dumbasses

  7. January 9, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Gawd, scary stuff in France, killers have hostage and another guy is holding five hostages in a store in Paris

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30740115

    • 39 desertflower
      January 9, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Listening to Thom Hartmann yesterday and paraphrasing for sure…but France is not very tolerant of others, I hear…especially Muslims, and he said because of that, that these little lone terrorists act to get fears stoked so they will go to battle (looks like) against Muslims and AQ will use that to recruit others with because AQ was near extinction. They WANT to incite France to do something rash and stupid.

      • 40 amk for obama
        January 9, 2015 at 8:45 am

        france has the largest muslim population in europe. thom is speaking through his ass.

      • January 9, 2015 at 8:48 am

        It seems to be a country of such extremes DF, liberal tolerance mixed with far right craziness. I knew nothing about Charlie Hebdo before all of this, but some of their cartoons that I’ve seen since were absolutely disgusting, pure racist hate. They reminded me of the old British cartoons that used to portray the Irish as pigs. Needless to say, that doesn’t justify what happened, I hope the killers rot in hell, bu these days I’m waaay more interested in laws cracking down on incitement to hatred than I am in ‘freedom’ – whatever the heck that means.

        • January 9, 2015 at 9:11 am

          With you on all of this.

        • 43 forus50
          January 9, 2015 at 9:48 am

          One thing I’ve been curious about is if Charlie Hebdo had the view that terrorists were wrongly using religion to further their goals then why would what purpose is there to be making ugly terrorist related cartoons of Mohammad? That only clouds the whole issue and plays into the RWNJ view that all Islamists are responsible for terrorism.

          • January 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

            Exactly Forus, to me a bunch of those cartoons were just gratuitously offensive, there was nothing brave or smart about them, all they did was feed in to prejudices. And a few I saw were just willfully racist, drawing Muslims as grotesque characters. And no doubt what’s happened will be used to justify even more of this bile.

      • 46 jackiegrumbacher
        January 9, 2015 at 9:04 am

        DF, I think there was an article on TOD yesterday about exactly that–the need for AQ to gin up anti-Muslim feeling in France so that the now passive French Muslim population would be inspired to become jihadists. This is apparently a tried and true AQ technique that worked beautifully for them in the US, where they played us like a cheap violin and provoked GWB into creating massive anti-American sentiment in the ME through his blundering, idiotic invasion of Iraq. The article said that most Muslim French identify themselves as French first and have become integrated into French society.

  8. January 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Good morning, TOD. Today is the day! 🙂 The Knox County Dems have sent out plan and directions for where to meet to see the motorcade, hold signs, wave, etc. Then, they will go to a restaurant close by to see his remarks (at the community college), then back to the location to see motorcade on it’s way to Clinton and the manufacturing plant. It is “killing” me that I can’t go. Way too many issues with my bladder so have to be close to a bathroom. UGH!!!!!!! Anyway, all tv stations are covering everything so will have to depend on that.

    BTW, I’ve forgotten to tell you that the manufacturing plant is in Clinton, home of the Clinton High School and the “Clinton Twelve”. ……. major part of the civil rights time period. Here’s one link: http://www.berea.edu/media-relations/story-of-the-clinton-12-black-teens-who-were-first-to-integrate-a-public-school-in-the-south-in-1956-told-by-members-bobby-cain-and-gail-epps-upton-and-in-award-winning-documentary/

    I’ll be checking in throughout the day with any info I think you’ll be interested in. 🙂

    • January 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

      ty …

      TNmtngirl…

      these firsthand reports are priceless…

    • 50 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Morning, TN. I’m glad your county Dems are organizing the greetings and place to watch the speech. As someone who is plagued with with bladder “issues,” I can identify with your dilemma. The one and only time I saw the president (before he WAS president), was in the spring of 2008 when he came to Harrisburg. Bob Casey had just endorsed him, which was a brave thing to do because Hillary was sure to win the Pa primary, which she did. Seeing him in person was electric and magical and I felt an instant bond with everyone in the audience. I saw Bill Clinton speak in person and let me tell you he could not hold a candle to our president.

  9. January 9, 2015 at 8:23 am

    At least two dead in Paris store where guy is holding hostages, what a nightmare

    • 52 amk for obama
      January 9, 2015 at 8:27 am

      more and more evidence of police incompetence?

      • 53 99ts
        January 9, 2015 at 8:29 am

        THese guys are going to take as many as they can out with them – doubt any hostages will survive but presumably if the police go in blasting they will be blamed for any more deaths.

        • 54 forus50
          January 9, 2015 at 9:39 am

          It’s my understanding that the two brothers who killed 11 employees at Charlie Hebdo newspaper are holed up with 1 hostage in a factory outside of Paris. The other hostage situation is at a Paris grocery store. Do they know who this asshole is?

          • 55 99ts
            January 9, 2015 at 9:44 am

            I believe they do forus – connected to a police death – but I don’t know a lot about what is happening – I just find it hard to believe that any of them will be taken alive, given what has happened.

  10. January 9, 2015 at 8:32 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Happy Friday everyone. 🙂

    BOOM!

    • 57 desertflower
      January 9, 2015 at 8:41 am

      🙂 Obama’s fault!

    • 58 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Now that’s what I was hoping to hear–a drop in the unemployment rate. Eat that GOP and it wasn’t Mitch and his buddies who did this.

    • January 9, 2015 at 9:57 am

      I think with the jobs numbers we might see Mitch McConnell come out this morning and say afew words about how hard he and the Republicans work over the last few years to get this economy on the right track. I was watching Rev. Al last evening and he talked about McConnell trying to take credit for the economy. Rev. Al and every guests he had up there nearly laugh their head off at old Mitch and his lies.

  11. 60 Don
    January 9, 2015 at 8:32 am

    252,000 jobs added employment rate 5.6 percent!

  12. 61 desertflower
    January 9, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Morning everyone…Part Two:)

    Good Friday morning everyone. Finally feel fairly rested and back to my own reality:) To continue with the rest of desertflower’s excellent Presidential Adventure!

    I think I left off talking about how honored and touched I was to be there when he spoke about something I knew about because it touched my family so deeply. This Hardest Hit Fund money allowed us to keep our home as my husband was underemployed at the time after losing a couple of different jobs. What worked just fine when he was employed, wasn’t fine when he had a smaller paycheck. Needless to say, it was a godsend that I will be forever grateful for. We are in our same home and thankfully, been able to make our payments each month. We also benefited from HAMP even BEFORE the Hardest Hit Fund became available…so that was a godsend as well. I think that maybe I was meant to be there to hear him speak…it really did seem to me like a bookend on an awful chapter, a terrifying chapter, in my life. In the end, I guess a sense of peacefulness washed over me and I felt empowered again to move on stronger than before, with a new sense of purpose. I felt liberated from that piece of my life, and hopeful for others that want to claim that piece of the middle class and beyond, by becoming homeowners. Your own private space to call your own and the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with it.

    I sat with my new friends after he had left the gym and all the “beaming with pride” folks made their way out of the gym. Rather like waiting on an airplane when you’re stuck in the back…no sense getting up and moving because you’re not “going” anywhere. We watched the people file out and talked among ourselves. The daughter of the woman thanked me profusely for caring for her frail mom and being attentive to her…making sure that she could share in the joy of being able to actually see the President, not just hear him. I could tell that this meant the world to her, being here listening to this brilliant AA President. She was an AA woman herself, living in the south and 85 years old. She had history. I could tell as I watched over her that this moment was nearly spiritual for her. I was comforted by that and held on to her arm, I thought at the time to balance her…but now, maybe it was a little of both.

    I gave her my email and hope that she’ll send me her photos of the President. If I get them, I will pass them along to all of you.

    I said my goodbyes and made my way out, all the excited people long gone now. I walked out into the warm air and just smiled. I raised my arms to the sky and smiled and thanked the powers that be for this opportunity. The warm air felt like a blanket, the bird’s seemed to sing sweeter, the smiles were still on lips, the mood changed from excited to serene.

    I was walking to where the bus’ were parked to take me back to my car in the church lot, a little smile and a spring in my step, and a woman walked toward me with a smile and a clipboard. She came up and asked if I had just come from the gym and had seen the President. Could I beam any more? Of course I saw the President and it was amazing!

    She told me that she was a student at ASU and worked for one of their student papers or online news…I can’t remember exactly what she said. Once again, I got to tell why being able to see him speak about housing and his plans to help others was so important to me…I explained how is policies had an actually effect on my family. It was a sign to me that I was meant to be there to tell my story.

    This was my day with the President. One I will cherish until my time here is up. If you’re reading this, know that we have to care about each and every person that we meet each day. That when we do for others and care about what happens to them, we help ourselves, too. Do right by everyone and don’t get cynical and hard..there is joy in the world and we have to live life to our best potential, each and every day….just like he does. I don’t believe that I’m the same person I was when I went in that gym, I’m better and stronger and move with a renewed sense of purpose and urgency. So much to be done for many. Yes…I actually DID get all this from that 15 minutes with President Obama yesterday! He changed a room. Now it’s my turn, our turn, to go out and change the world. One person at a time.

    • January 9, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Ooooooooooh DF, this is just beautiful – what a glorious report!! I will add it to part 1 and post it today so everyone can see it. Thank you sooooo much for taking the trouble, so so so so thrilled you got to see PBO and had a wonderful day!

      • 63 MightyPamela
        January 9, 2015 at 12:45 pm

        {{{{{ Chipsticks }}}}} ❤ You are just the sweetest of sweet persons: "Thank you sooooo much for taking the trouble".. DF doesn't sound the least bit as if it was trouble to write this up for our benefit! It sounds as if she stayed right there in that special high place all through her journalistic adventure of recounting a fantastic event! ❤

    • 65 99ts
      January 9, 2015 at 8:45 am

      A joy to read df – thank you so very much for sharing – what a truly wonderful man that just his presence – near or far – can spark such responses.

    • January 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Df – what an experience! Thanks so much for sharing. This last paragraph moved me to tears….I’m looking forward to Chips posting both parts 1 & 2 of your report. 🙂

    • 67 amk for obama
      January 9, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Given the personal sacrifices you made in creating a history, (which, I doubt will be repeated ever again), glad you got to see that history in person. Congrats.

    • 68 Don
      January 9, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Seeing the President was one thing, desertflower, but seeing someone that can touch you profoundly is totally something else. I am so glad that you got this opportunity to see President Obama and to hear his words in person. Reading stories like yours is one reason why I love this website so much; I’m among good people that actually care about other people. God bless you, desertflower.

    • January 9, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Ohhhhhhh Df…

      you have touched me….thank you so much for telling your story…the President always talks about the POWER of storytelling….

      One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world.

    • 71 arapaho415
      January 9, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Wonderful, beautiful report of what it truly means to be part of the Obama coalition.

      We Obots love the Obamas and Bidens for so many reasons, but first and foremost is their fundamental goodness. They are politicians, but are not driven by politics — they are driven by their genuine goal of improving every single life, starting with their fellow Americans. They are empathetic to the core, the most fundamentally important human emotion.

      Thank you DF, for this Hall of Fame-worthy description of Phoenix on January 8, 2015.

    • January 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Thanks DF. I didn’t see the President but just standing at my office window watching Air Force One fly over Chase Field as US Airways Center gave me such a thrill.

      • 73 99ts
        January 9, 2015 at 9:30 am

        We have similar memories Jackie – Marine 1 flying overhead was as close as we got & Mr 99 is still talking about his photographs 🙂

    • 74 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Df, this is not just beautifully stated, it is a work of inspiration. You were touched in a special way by being with our president and now you’re brought that magic to all of us. My heart truly aches for those benighted people in this country who can’t open their hearts, minds and souls to all the goodness our president brings into our lives. They choose the lies, the racism, the cynicism and the hatred and don’t realize they they’re hurting themselves the most. You learned the lesson that I believe President Obama has tried to teach us from the very first moment of his candidacy that WE, we the people and every last one of us as individuals are the change we’ve been waiting for. Thank you for this inspiration, DF. I really believe you were meant to be there.

    • January 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

      that was a great report.

    • January 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Df, Wow! Wow! and Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your blessed, heart-felt, and wonderful experience seeing and listening live to our Great President Obama. ❤ ❤ ❤

    • January 9, 2015 at 9:46 am

      OMG, df, you’ve brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely account.

      PLEASE consider sending some of this to POTUS. I know he would so love to read that his policies and practices – and, above all, his unwavering compassion – made such a tremendous difference to you and your family.

      Thank you for all you’ve shared here. I’m just so entirely thrilled that you had this great opportunity and that it means to much. President Obama is simply the very BEST.

    • 78 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      January 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

      DF — thank you for sharing your Best Day Ever! Reading 1 & 2 I felt like I was right there with you. Thank you!

    • 79 whatisworking
      January 9, 2015 at 11:22 am

      So happy for you. Thank you for sharing your story with us, I feel like I was in the gym with you. You deserve this happiness and I know you will savor that experience forever!!

  13. January 9, 2015 at 8:34 am

    December Jobs Report: Unemployment falls to 5.6% behind over 250K jobs.

  14. January 9, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope everyone is doing well this lovely Friday morning. Congrats Grace on being fist this morning. TGIF>>

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. (* (* (*

  15. January 9, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Paging Bobswern of Old Orange…

    • 83 amk for obama
      January 9, 2015 at 8:51 am

      uugghhh…. why remind us of that useless reminder?

      • 84 hopefruit2
        January 9, 2015 at 8:53 am

        ROTFLMAO….Bobswern!

        • 85 forus50
          January 9, 2015 at 9:30 am

          ugghh. I had almost forgotten about him! What a tool – I got into several arguments with him as he thought he knew about mortgage backed securities and professed to be the expert but 99% of his diaries were factually incorrect. One other reason I won’t ever go back there.

  16. 86 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 9, 2015 at 8:42 am

    SUCH A BEAUTIFUL REPORT FROM DF….SHE WILL NEVER FORGET THIS EXPERIENCE………………………AM PRAYING FOR THOSE IN THE PARIS HOSTAGE SITUATION…LAST REPORT…2 HOSTAGES KILLED IN GROCERY STORE..:(

  17. January 9, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Deranged and self-interested repukkian congress chomping at the bit to undue the recovery anyway they can. THANK GOD — WELL THE FOUNDERS FOR THE VETO!

  18. 88 desertflower
    January 9, 2015 at 8:46 am

    HAPPY FRIDAY 5.6% !!!! THIS MAN IS ON FIRE!!

  19. January 9, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Good morning TOD. All this gun violence is very troubling. The world has gone mad. It seems our “civil” society here in the states has deteriorated to the point that the rest of the world has nothing to strive for. How can we expect others to improve if we are as ruthless as they are.

  20. 92 desertflower
    January 9, 2015 at 8:51 am

  21. 93 desertflower
    January 9, 2015 at 8:52 am

  22. 94 Nerdy Wonka
    January 9, 2015 at 8:54 am

  23. 95 Don
    January 9, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Free community college for those that are willing to work for it! That’s the type of leader and person President Obama is. I’ve ceased being amazed by this man.

    • 96 desertflower
      January 9, 2015 at 8:59 am

      THAT is a game changer! To empower all those students is awesome!

    • 97 arapaho415
      January 9, 2015 at 9:06 am

      As I said to JO’B last night, K-14, baby.

      The white elite MSM, raised in white elite households, seem to have no understanding that the majority of Americans do not have a 4-year degree — that 4-year degrees are the exception in this country.

      They fail to understand that most youth in this country do not have the option of being a media intern — that most young people could not afford to work in an expensive city like NYC with no pay.

      This is why I rail against the proliferation of Ivy League MSM — they have no concept of what it’s like not to be them.

      • 98 jackiegrumbacher
        January 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

        Arapaho, it’s not just that the white elite MSM have no understanding of what most Americans go through, they could care less. And that’s the real tragedy of it. You can learn what you don’t know, but you can’t create a caring heart when you’re wrapped up in your own self-importance.

    • 99 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 9, 2015 at 9:39 am

      I LOVE THIS…I SEE SO MANY WHO ARE IN NEED AND THEY ARE LEFT BEHIND BECAUSE OF GREED…IT MAKES ME ILL…I HAVE BEEN HOPING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS….THANK YOU EQUALIZER PRESIDENT!..IN THIS SELF CONSUMED COUNTRY WE MAKE OUR CHILDREN SUFFER…THIS SHOULD NOT BE. CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER EVER BE LAST IN LINE. THERE ARE ALOT OF FOOTBALL PLAYES WASTING ALOT OF MONEY…OUR PRIORITIES IN THIS COUNTRY ARE A MESS!

  24. 100 Don
    January 9, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Veto of the Keystone pipeline and now free community college, I’m starting to think that President Obama is now just toying with the Republicans.

    • 101 amk for obama
      January 9, 2015 at 9:02 am

      No more f…ks to give. That is to the rethugs as well as the ‘voters’.

      • 102 desertflower
        January 9, 2015 at 9:06 am

        Perfect! Was just thinking at what point will the haters and naysayers figure out this man is the real deal and is the driver of this great recovery as opposed to the pits of hell they took us to! At what point will they think maybe their way was wrong? Should we hold our breath? I’m not. There must be people out there that have to be questioning what they’ve been told….questioning the lies and propaganda they’ve been fed all these years!

  25. 103 Allison
    January 9, 2015 at 9:04 am

    GM Everyone! Fantastic jobs news this morning. Has Mark Knoller gone into hiding? I haven’t seen a tweet from him regarding the jobs report.

    • January 9, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Knoller, like his GOP-loving colleagues in the media, is waiting for that faxed memo from RNC/Rove/Koch to tell him how to frame the jobs report in the most negative light when he finally gets to it. Their job is getting harder and harder as the reports get better and better, so it will be a while before you see him post…

  26. January 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

    HAHAhaha!

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  28. January 9, 2015 at 9:29 am

    WOW, all this news is incredible.

  29. 111 0388jojothecat
    January 9, 2015 at 9:36 am

    On SoCal PBS last night and now they are playing the 2013 Performance at The WH honoring Carole King.


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