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Friday Means Laughter Time

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146 Responses to “Friday Means Laughter Time”


  1. 1 99ts
    January 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you NW – now back to see how many I understand πŸ™‚

  2. 17 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    [NSFW] You have been warned.

    This is for Desertflower!!!!!!!

    DF, remember how you were ‘talking’ about jizz the other day? Well, I figured this would tickle you pink. πŸ™‚

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  3. 28 JER
    January 23, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    WWR: … President will is back Wednesday for Sec. Hagel’s farewell; Thurs. attends House Dem. Caucus retreat in Philly

  4. 37 desertflower
    January 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Night all…I have to get up early tomorrow…sleep tight:)

  5. January 23, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Ahem.

    Truth.

  6. January 23, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    h/t to LL for bringing it to our attention …

  7. January 23, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    The Obamas parenting got question because they let their daughters listen to Beyonce. Then the Obama girls were attack because they didn’t smile at some turkey pardon event, but imagine if the Obamas were standing behind a sign like that. Sarah Palin is a racists piece of trash.

  8. January 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Ernie Banks, a baseball star favorite from my youth.

    • 48 arapaho415
      January 23, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      So sad to hear this.

      Mr. Cub, always so upbeat, it was contagious.

      I don’t follow sports now, but the only athlete in the last 25 years or so that I can think of with his sunny outlook is Magic Johnson.

      Grateful that he met President Obama when he received the Medal of Freedom award.

      Will go to bed with a tear in my ear.

      Rest in Peace, dearest Ernie, you made the game you loved so special.

  9. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Don’t read the comments … Purple Rain … Cuddle the mustard … too funny!

  10. 52 arapaho415
    January 23, 2015 at 11:40 pm

  11. 54 MightyPamela
    January 23, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Goodnight TOD, wonder how far behind I am now?? Oh well, there are days we keep pace with our companions, days we are ahead, and there are other days! Kitty better already, somehow. I am thankful, and very very tired. {{{{{TOD}}}}} _^..^_

  12. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    What a special memory for his family …

  13. January 23, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    LOL! I’m tripping! Can’t believe y’all highlighted the Sock Video on the headline of a previous post! I’m loving it!
    That teacher is awesome! πŸ˜€

  14. 58 Dudette
    January 23, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Hey guys! Rachel Maddow announced that AF1 is wheels up at 6AM for the trip to India. I’m gonna try to be up then.
    Hope I make it! πŸ˜€

  15. 61 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Alright I’m going back to catch up on the day’s posts! Love you guys! πŸ˜€

  16. 63 yardarm756
    January 24, 2015 at 12:18 am

    What a bad day looks like?

    • 69 Dudette
      January 24, 2015 at 1:30 am

      Cool! Thanks amk! Two-hour stop at Ramstein — short visit with troops. πŸ™‚

      Btw, time zone difference

      Midnight Eastern Time Zone- USA = 6AM Frankfurt (Ramstein), Germany (6 hrs difference)
      Midnight Easter Time Zone – USA = 10:30AM New Delhi, India (10.5 hrs difference)

  17. 71 yardarm756
    January 24, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Why not, eh?

  18. 76 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 1:42 am

  19. 77 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 1:46 am

    In honor of the President and First Lady’s trip and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Amk’s anniversary, some beautiful music from my pretend-husband Tommy. πŸ™‚

    • 78 Betsy
      January 24, 2015 at 3:23 am

      I love this movie and bought a copy to give to my hubby as a gift this past Christmas. We watched it soon after and I was reminded all over again why I just loved it. Just amazing acting…Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, my all time favorite actresses!

      • 79 Dudette
        January 24, 2015 at 6:16 am

        I adore Dame Judi, Dame Maggie, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy <3, Dev Patel,… heck, everyone in the cast is delightful.

  20. 80 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Others on board…

    “And he’s bringing a delegation of top officials, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), as well as top American business leaders and members of the Cabinet….”

    “…Obama is bringing along senior aide John Podesta, who has made climate change a central part of his portfolio. Podesta is leaving the White House next month for a role in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, but his replacement, longtime aide Brian Deese, is also coming along….”

    • 81 Dudette
      January 24, 2015 at 1:52 am

      Heads up: A cringe-worthy “Support the Keystone XL” ad plays before the video in the article (it’s “The Hill” afterall). Gag reflex may kick in.

    • 82 99ts
      January 24, 2015 at 5:28 am

      “The president has found a surprisingly willing partner in new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, despite a high-profile diplomatic dispute with the United States nearly a decade ago has signaled a pro-American agenda. ”

      The media might be “surprised” but I am not – EVERY leader in the world would be a willing partner to President Obama – the GOP congress – not so much. Pleased PBO has left them all at home to spend their time on useless legislation he intends to veto

  21. 84 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Be back later!

  22. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2015 at 2:13 am

  23. 87 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Alright I’m here. Sleep drunk, but here. Did I miss them? Don’t see anything on the streams yet.

    • 88 idon
      January 24, 2015 at 6:10 am

      Hey Dudette I’m here too

      • 89 Dudette
        January 24, 2015 at 6:19 am

        Hi idon! Are we nuts or whut? πŸ˜€

        Arrgh! The YouTube channel says it was active an hour ago! Did they leave early?

        • 90 idon
          January 24, 2015 at 6:23 am

          Yeah we’re nuts πŸ™‚ I follow PBO YouTube channel and got nothing. I visited India in 1977 and if I recall it was 14 hours ahead of US so he would have to leave this am to get there on Sunday morning.

          • 91 Dudette
            January 24, 2015 at 6:42 am

            Okay, then maybe we’re not too late. Ah! Wonderful, that must have been amazing. A trip to India is definitely on my bucket list.

            Indian Standard Time (IST) is GMT +5.5) Eastern Standard Time (EST) for me in Atlanta is GMT -5.0. That’s where I got the 10.5 hrs.
            Depending on time of year (daylight savings time), that would make Indian 14.5 hrs ahead of US Pacific time.. πŸ™‚

    • 92 99ts
      January 24, 2015 at 7:58 am

      you are a serious night owl dudette – posting bbl at 1.56am – when do you sleep? πŸ™‚ and good morning

  24. 94 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 6:25 am

    I’ll give it a few more minutes. In the meantime, there’s some news..

    Not sure if the second part is true, but according to this article POTUS is canceling the planned visit to the Taj Mahal and… get this, heading to Saudi Arabia instead!!! Wow!

    http://www.firstpost.com/india/obama-cancels-agra-visit-to-taj-mahal-will-now-head-to-saudi-arabia-2062443.html

    • 95 idon
      January 24, 2015 at 6:32 am

      Yep I read PBO would not be able to visit Taj Mahal but I think it is partly due to the type of security measures that would be required. There was another area he could not visit because there was a section of the area his security advance team felt did not mneet their security standards. I think PBO will be visiting the royal family and some other diplomatic work. I wonder if the First Lady will also attend given that they have added a Saudi leg to the trip. I really hope she can still participate.

    • 97 arapaho415
      January 24, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Dudette,

      Just wanted to say how much I love you and all of TOD for finding “news you can use.”

      I have no idea why I cannot break my habit of listening to CBS national radio news because 9 times out of 10 they anger me so — you would think their paychecks were from Fox News. It’s obvious that their “security expert,” former CIA agent, would like nothing better than a GWB 3rd term. This morning he rattled on about how the Yemen coup is a setback for US counterterrorism, for the Obama Adm especially.

      I don’t understand how reports like this help anyone. All it does is undermine US foreign policy and/or blame the Obama Adm over something they have no control over. Instead, CBS refuses to air what Josh Earnest said at the WH press briefing yesterday — that the rebels in Yemen are avowed enemies of AQAP, so the coup does NOT advance AQAP. Josh also said that it’s understandable that Saudi Arabia is concerned because Yemen is its southern neighbor and are Shiite, not Sunni Muslims.

      The other f**king thing that happened at yesterday’s WHPB is the MSM furor (once again, the MSM literally verbally assaulted Josh) over @VP to Saudi King memorial service instead of PBO, and the possibility of both POTUS and VP being out of the country at the same time — Josh said if this happened it would not be unprecedented.

      Our MSM does nothing but stir up trouble and controversy where it doesn’t exist, regardless of what is best for America and the frigging world. They completely IGNORE the horrendous slaughter of school children in Pakistan in favor of Je Suis Charlie which was shocking and reprehensible, but adults who made their own decisions were slaughtered, not hundreds of innocent children in a classroom. And now they change events in the world by focusing on the “optics” of the death of one 90-year-old King versus an historic event in the world’s largest democracy.

      Had no idea that PBO had to cancel Taj Mahal — so very disappointed for everyone on the whirlwind trip to India. So yes, I’m staying with TOD for India updates and will try to stop listening to the radio news.

      • 98 Dudette
        January 24, 2015 at 8:05 am

        {{{{{ arapaho }}}}} Love you too! πŸ™‚

        I agree with you too. Our MSM is so freaking infuriating in their endless quest to stir up drama rather than provide thoughtful analysis… heck, even just the basic facts of what’s happening in the world.

  25. 99 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Indian-American, Congressman Ami Bera of California is accompanying POTUS and FLOTUS on this trip.

    Honour to travel with President Obama on Air Force One: Ami Bera
    http://www.firstpost.com/world/honour-travel-president-obama-air-force-one-ami-bera-2062297.html

  26. January 24, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Yes I read it to that POTuS and FLOTUS will leave India a early and go meet with the new King of Saudi Arabia.

  27. 107 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Come on — somebody’s gotta be streaming this! I doubt they left early. Okay, I’m hoping they didn’t leave early. πŸ™‚

  28. 108 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 6:59 am

    This was posted 5 minutes ago:

    US Prez Barack Obama to leave for India shortly, Air Force one all set to take off

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/us-prez-barack-obama-to-leave-for-india-shortly-air-force-one-all-set-to-take-off_1535552.html

    “New Delhi: US President Barack Obama who will leave Andrews Air Force Base Saturday evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India has cancelled his Agra visit,

    The US President along with his wife Michelle Obama were scheduled to visit Agra on January 27 to see the Taj Mahal.

    According to reports, the security chief who was organising President Obama’s Agra visit received a letter stating that the advisors of the visiting dignitary were allegedly unhappy over a 150 metre stretch near the Taj Mahal that he would have had to walk.

    No vehicle is allowed upto the main outer gate of the mausoleum.

    Obama will be leaving for Saudi Arabia from New Delhi itself after addressing a select gathering on January 27.

    The entire stretch from Delhi to Agra was supposed to remain under high alert January 27 and for three hours people would not be able to use their mobile phones in the vicinity of the Taj Ganj area, the Mall road and the Fatehabad road as electronic jammers would be in operation, officials said.”

  29. 109 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Alright we missed it! MSNBC is now reporting they just left moments ago, showed like two seconds of POTUS and FLOTUS ascending AF1 stairs! 😦

    They’re also reporting the change in itinerary and Saudi Arabia visit.

  30. 111 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:03 am

  31. 113 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Safe journey POTUS and FLOTUS! We’ll be watching!

    • January 24, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Well you know with all the heat the President got for not going to Paris for that march, so I guess with the death of the Saudi King it wouldn’t look right for the President to be visiting the Taj Mahal, so he will go pay his respects and meet the new King.

      • January 24, 2015 at 7:16 am

        Like you Dudette, I’m hoping and praying for a safe trip for POTUS and FLOTUS.

      • 116 Dudette
        January 24, 2015 at 7:18 am

        Yep. some of the world leaders attending…

        “U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday, testimony to Riyadh’s important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist militancy.

        Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito will visit on Saturday and Sunday to offer condolences.

        Obama will cut short a visit to India to pay his respects instead of Vice President Joe Biden, who had been scheduled to fly in from Washington, the White House said on Saturday.:

      • 117 arapaho415
        January 24, 2015 at 7:54 am

        Yes, annieb — I hate the MSM with the heat of a thousand suns.

        See my reply to Dudette upthread.

  32. 121 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Some tweets from the Embassy TL

    Hashtag to follow #ObamaInIndia

    • 122 arapaho415
      January 24, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Whoa, talk about multicultural/multilingual!

      Wonderful video, so informative and illuminating in just one short minute.

      They must have rounded up the most attractive people they could find, LOL.

      Will definitely rely on you and TOD for info about the President and First Lady’s trip to India, since most events will be in the middle of the night (for me at least).

  33. 123 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Oh come on – moderation again?
    Maybe I can sneak the video in separately.

  34. 125 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Okay, so I’ll just post one thing at a time. That’s the trick.

  35. 126 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Of course WE know! πŸ˜€

  36. 127 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:30 am

  37. 128 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Well, not little-known to us! πŸ˜€

  38. 130 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:33 am

  39. 131 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:34 am

  40. 132 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:35 am

  41. 133 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 7:36 am

    LOOOOOOOVE This! πŸ˜€

  42. 134 Nerdy Wonka
    January 24, 2015 at 7:59 am

  43. 139 99ts
    January 24, 2015 at 8:10 am

    gm Dudette – many thanks for all the news – you find it – so I don’t have to read cable news πŸ™‚

  44. 141 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 8:16 am

  45. 142 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Well now I’m getting hit with Indian political tweets that I can’t read. Oh well.

  46. 143 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Statement by the President and First Lady on the Passing of Ernie Banks

    Michelle and I send our condolences to the family of Ernie Banks, and to every Chicagoan and baseball fan who loved him.

    Ernie came up through the Negro Leagues, making $7 a day. He became the first African-American to play for the Chicago Cubs, and the first number the team retired. Along the way, he became known as much for his 512 home runs and back-to-back National League MVPs as for his cheer, his optimism, and his love of the game. As a Hall-of-Famer, Ernie was an incredible ambassador for baseball, and for the city of Chicago. He was beloved by baseball fans everywhere, including Michelle, who, when she was a girl, used to sit with her dad and watch him play on TV. And in 2013, it was my honor to present Ernie with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Somewhere, the sun is shining, the air is fresh, his team’s behind him, and Mr. Class — “Mr. Cub” — is ready to play two.

  47. 145 Dudette
    January 24, 2015 at 8:28 am


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