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  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    January 11, 2015 at 10:40 am


    Lost in all the rabid and sometimes disgusting way the media is covering this tragedy is that a Muslim died. He died defending others and yet when you watch the coverage, some want Muslim/Islam synonymous with terrorism. It’s nauseating.

    May Ahmed rest in peace.

    • 2 MightyPamela
      January 11, 2015 at 11:14 am


    • 3 theo67
      January 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      What’s most jarring in that statement is that he died defending the right of these comic writers to ridicule his religion, claiming it to be “free speech”. Seems like “free speech” isn’t really what people should be taking from this tragedy, but rather the need for different peoples to respect the other, and not use clever titles like “free speech” to cover their own heinous behavior. Loss of life is deplorable, no matter the reason, and we should also change the way we’re living – and give others, and their beliefs, the respect they deserve.

  2. January 11, 2015 at 10:42 am

  3. 8 MightyPamela
    January 11, 2015 at 10:45 am

  4. 9 africa
    January 11, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I am late to this but I can’t believe the gall of GOP trying to snatch the winning economy after doing every thing to kill it. I am bringing this over because I liked that Senator Reid is calling McConnell out.

  5. January 11, 2015 at 10:54 am

  6. 11 desertflower
    January 11, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Has this been posted already? I’ve been a little busy this week spending time with the President and getting ready for some kickboxing:) Excellent, Spandan!


    Mark Zandi, former McCain economic adviser and Moody’s chief economist had this to say about the job market:
    ““At the current pace of job growth, the economy should be closing in on a 5 percent unemployment rate by this time next year, which is consistent with full employment,” he said. “Wage growth should also pick up more broadly in coming months.””
    As President Obama would be the first to say, his job isn’t done. But this is historic. If Zandi turns out to be correct, we will have gone from the bottom falling out of the economy to full employment in six short years. From the worst effects of the greatest recession in US history second only to the Great Depression to a full employment economy in six years.

    AMAZING! And Republicans want to take credit for this as they sabotaged these efforts ALL ALONG THE WAY!

    • January 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

      That the Republicans want to take credit is no surprise. You could see it coming after the 2012 election. That’s how politicians roll. They’re against it until it becomes successful. Then it was their idea from the beginning. Watch how many of them in 2016 try to take credit for Obamacare.

    • 16 arapaho415
      January 11, 2015 at 11:23 am

      GM DF,

      Is rain on its way to AZ?

      We’ve had another great, long-lasting, gentle, soaking rain! Started raining about 9am yesterday, with gentle showers most of the time since then.

      SoCal will be green this Spring, and the wildflowers will be abloom — expect the lupines (another variety is known as Texas bluebonnets east of you) start blooming next month! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • 19 theo67
      January 11, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      I laugh that they’re still crediting Zandi as McCain’s former economic adviser. Didn’t McCain say, on advisement, that the fundamentals of the economy were strong, even as the economy was heading into the worst depression in 50 years? Why would Zandi still want McCain wrapped around his neck?

      As for the economic legacy of President Obama – anyone who’s been paying attention (i.e. watching the key economic indicators) has seen the economy steadily improving since year 2 of President Obama’s presidency… He deserves the praise.

  7. 20 Linda
    January 11, 2015 at 11:02 am

    cspan is covering the march with local media.

  8. 25 a4alice
    January 11, 2015 at 11:04 am

    just watching the coverage from Meta’s link in the last post. They just said that in Paris alone there’s estimated to be 1.5 million and 900,000 in outlying towns in France. Say nothing of what is happening in towns all over the world. Amazing.

    • 26 arapaho415
      January 11, 2015 at 11:36 am

      I’ve mentioned before that I regularly visit the Brit tabloid, @MailOnline for their online photos (all on one page, no scrolling through galleries).

      I ignore the uninformed rabid RWNJ comments and am skeptical on what they “report,” since they are often incorrect.

      However, I was struck by this photo from yesterday because of the palm trees — thought it might have been taken in another Mediterranean seaport outside of France until I clicked on the article.

      • January 11, 2015 at 11:45 am

        Imagine such a rally in Nigeria for the 2000 people killed by terrorists there….the world has selective outrage depending on on the perpetrators are and who the victims are…

        • 28 arapaho415
          January 11, 2015 at 11:57 am

          You are sadly correct.

          Many parts of Africa have been witness to wholesale slaughter and genocide in recent years.

          Unfortunately, I think world leaders take their cue for action from the Leader of the Free World, and he has necessarily been focused on domestic affairs now.

          All Obots know that the news from Nigeria has profoundly pained our President, but he is only one person (and the only person) that the world looks to for leadership in global affairs.

        • 30 GGail
          January 11, 2015 at 11:59 am

          Sad true statement PF

        • 31 Dudette
          January 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm

          Agonizingly true pf!

      • 32 a4alice
        January 11, 2015 at 12:07 pm

        oh I saw that picture go by on my timeline I was wondering where that was.

  9. 33 desertflower
    January 11, 2015 at 11:14 am


    Sen. McConnell: ‘I Refuse To Help Obama Get Re-Elected’ By Making GOP Co-Owners Of A Bad Economy

    This is from JULY 2011!!! He can’t have it both ways! This is on audio tape….how can you claim credit now for something that you NEVER THOUGHT COULD HAPPEN WITH THIS PRESIDENT ON OFFICE!

    Can someone make a Tweet out of this? Where Nerdy? 🙂

  10. 35 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Good Morning TOD!

  11. 39 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 11:18 am

  12. January 11, 2015 at 11:19 am

    So what did McConnell do to help this economy get on the right track? Name one thing.

  13. 45 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 11:20 am

  14. 46 MightyPamela
    January 11, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Back after work, dear ones. Aside from the deliberate attempt by certain politician types, who have no business calling themselves World Leaders, it is beautiful and heartening to see and hear people of all ages, of all creeds, of all colors, walking out into the streets everywhere and saying with one collective voice: ‘Enough. This is not the world we want or need. We are all in this together. Let us rise to a new higher level of consciousness, that we are One with each other, and One with our planet.’ For this, I believe we have the voice and the Heart of Barack Hussein Obama setting the stage and hastening our footsteps. For this, may God Bless and keep him and his beloved family close. ❤

  15. 47 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 11:25 am

  16. 49 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 11:26 am

  17. 50 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Rep John Lewis on MHPShow talking with Director Ava Duvernay about Selma movement (and the movie).

    • 51 Dudette
      January 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

      He said he recommends ALL members of Congress – House and Senate go see the movie. Best endorsement you can get.

      My family is going to see it this afternoon.

      • January 11, 2015 at 11:47 am

        can’t wait to hear your review

      • 54 sherijr
        January 11, 2015 at 12:23 pm

        It’s the movie I most want to see, but have been too sick so far to go… please do let us know your ‘review’ Dudette 🙂

      • 55 0388jojothecat
        January 11, 2015 at 12:24 pm

        Good morning TOD family. Hello Dudette so glad to see you here I had not seen many of your wonderful postings and alerted Chips. She assured me you were around. I saw SELMA last week and all I can say it is a powerful film that you will feel emotions of pride and resolve to continue Dr. MLK’S work. I think all five of the Corp. Owned SCOTUS should watch it as well as all of congress.

        • 56 Dudette
          January 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

          Hi Jojo! I haven’t been on the blog much as I’ve not have many opportunities to be at home on my PC the last few days. Twitter’s easier from the phone when time permits than WordPress. WP from my phone is murderously slow lately. I dunno know what WP has done, but scrolling through pages and even loading pages from my iPhone sometimes doesn’t even work (even after clearing data).

          Lots of family and work drama happening the last few days. Mom’s been in and out of the hospital with a scary blood clot. We suspect she got from the long road trip she and my sister took to pick up/return visiting family members before and after the holidays. Thankfully, she’s back home now recovering well. We had some shakeups at work too – layoffs, leadership changes, etc. More sad news came as we found out on Friday an aunt who’s been estranged from the family passed away after a long battle w/ lung cancer. Naturally Mom’s upset she can’t go back up to Richmond. We’re just glad she’s okay now and monitoring her meds like hawks.

  18. 57 GGail
    January 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Chips, I am afraid to say this, but ManU looks wide awake today and Di Maria is itching to score

  19. 62 africa
    January 11, 2015 at 11:33 am

  20. 64 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 11:33 am

  21. 65 GGAIL
    January 11, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Drats! missed opportunity

  22. 66 amk for obama
    January 11, 2015 at 11:54 am

    reds vs saints …. zzzzzz

  23. January 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

  24. 81 desertflower
    January 11, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Spot On! Brava, Nancy LeTourneau!


    When most people talk about globalization and income inequality, the talk about policies to alleviate the problem. That is an important part of the equation. But Pope Francis recently addressed the heart of the matter.
    I recognize that globalization has helped many people to rise from poverty, but it has condemned many others to hunger. It’s true that in absolute terms it grows world wealth, but it also increased the disparity and the new kinds of poverty.

    What I notice is that this system is maintained with the culture of waste, of which I have already spoken several times. There is a politics, sociology, and also an attitude of rejection.

    When at the center of the system there is not anymore man but money, when money becomes an idol, men and women are reduced and simply instruments of a social system and an economy characterized, indeed dominated by deep imbalances.

    Much more at the link….must read.

  25. 82 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

  26. 87 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

  27. 88 JER
    January 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Hello everybody. This is from Mayor Di Blasio:

  28. 92 GGail
    January 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm


    • 105 GGail
      January 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Now, now – console thyself that there’s always Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love you Tomorrow, you’re only a Day away!!!

  29. 106 amk for obama
    January 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    wellllll ……

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  30. 110 Dudette
    January 11, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Especially for Chips! 😀

  31. January 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Je ne suis pas Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis juif.

    Morning all.

  32. 121 amk for obama
    January 11, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    there, there.

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