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  1. January 26, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Hello NCLB.
    Congratulations!

  2. January 26, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I wish we could have some of these PREFABS in the US Congress.

  3. January 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Could not agree more ….

  4. 20 57andfemale
    January 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm

  5. 21 Roberta in MN
    January 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Still watching the Oarade. Unbelievable. What I loved most were the horses. The ones that brought in Infis’s President. One of the leads was actually dancing just wow.
    Congrats on 1st nclb.

  6. January 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

  7. 28 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Au for NCLB 😉

  8. 29 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm

  9. 30 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    • 31 Nena20409
      January 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      The Only Silver Lining here…..the SS can now start planning, plotting and figuring out Drone angle to fully protect the WH. Now if Only CNN could stop gleefully hopping on the Breach…..sheesh.

    • 34 Linda
      January 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      I thought I heard that on CNN but didn’t want to repeat it because it came from them.,

  10. January 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Michelle has a handsome husband.
    We have an intelligent, caring President who can chew gum and walk at the same time.
    The Bear Is Loose! The Blizzard is here!
    All Is Well…
    Lots and lots of snow in NYC. It is beautiful, cold(I am loving it)
    I will be going out later to get one more thing that I purposely forgot to get just to go back out.
    I know that makes no sense to those who do not enjoy snow and cold.
    But to be honest, I am going to Mexico in two weeks to unthaw so…..Bring It!

  11. 36 JER
    January 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  12. 37 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 2:50 pm

  13. January 26, 2015 at 2:50 pm

  14. 39 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

  15. 41 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD! Thanks, Chips, Nerdy, et al for all of the great coverage of the President’s state visit to India. Side note: I find it interesting that it is the men of India that rock the extravagant head gear; I know a few “church ladies” who would love the turban worn this morning…

  16. January 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    • January 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Chucky might inform us about the real approval rate, the ones for black men, black women, white men, minorities, Hispanics, etc.

    • 46 Nena20409
      January 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      In_Deed 😉

    • 47 japa21
      January 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      And disapproval down to 45%, giving him a +5 overall. And the recent gains of the past couple days come with his visit to India being barely covered.

      But of course the media isn’t going to report this, even though Gallup was the poll most often quoted when he hit 39% in that poll.

  17. 48 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    • 49 jackiegrumbacher
      January 26, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Nena, all the the so-called long term fiscal challenges mentioned in this report could be solved over night if the one percent payed their fair share of taxes and if corporate tax loopholes were closed. Social Security shortfall issues could be taken care of overnight if we raised the cap on earnings. The solutions are staring Congress in the face, but they’ll opt to hurt the people dependent on SS, Medicare and ACA, rather than solve the problem. If our President could have a Progressive Democratic Congress for even six months, all these problems would be solved and the US’s economic future would be assured. And that’s the tragedy of it all.

  18. 51 57andfemale
    January 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

  19. January 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    • 54 Dudette
      January 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Sorry NCLB. Didn’t realize I was duplicating your post. Great story.

    • 55 jackiegrumbacher
      January 26, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks, NCLB, what wonderful people these clergy are. This is exactly what to do to shame people into behaving with decency. I hope it works.

  20. January 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm

  21. 57 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Change is Coming…….Bishops……Get over Your Fears……Love All as Christ did and does.

    • 58 jackiegrumbacher
      January 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Exactly, these bishops are living in another century and the world is passing them by. They took the turn in the path of their lives that led to hatred, not love, and have literally lost their way.

  22. January 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm

  23. January 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    • 67 jackiegrumbacher
      January 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      This rotten news couldn’t happen to a more deserving tyrant than Putin. Maybe he can call his BFF Cruz for consolation. There have been some ugly, smarmy, repellent and thoroughly disgusting people in politics over the years, but Ted Cruz may take the prize.

    • 68 99ts
      January 26, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      And they call themselves Christians – the only one among them who turns the other cheek and acts like a Christian is PBO. The personal insults that these – so called – leaders in congress – hurl at the President are worse than any level of bullying be it on line or at school. Putrid

  24. January 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    PBO is such a GROWNUP!!! (Think he could rock that turban, BTW… He looked pretty good in the tiara with the Brownie troop…)

  25. January 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

  26. 71 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Change Is Here to stay……Winning!

  27. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Holy Awesomeness, SCIENCE!

  28. 78 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Hope & Change!

    • 79 jackiegrumbacher
      January 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      And why don’t Democrats, both candidates and ordinary voters, proclaim this with every other sentence, wear big buttons with this info, and tout it in ads, LTE’s and public squares. You can bet Republicans would be screaming it from the rooftops if they could boast faster growth. Instead, Dems drag their tails around and don’t fight back when GOPers say they’re good for the economy.

      • 80 57andfemale
        January 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

        Been asking that for years……..

      • 81 57andfemale
        January 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm

        And how about reminding the American people that by raw numbers alone, more Americans (even in this last awful election) vote for Democrats than Republicans!

        Imagine if we had some true savvy leadership that would CONSTANTLY say that Democrats, by voting numbers, are the real majority. Imagine if Dems actually worked to change perception and conventional wisdom. Just imagine……

  29. January 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

  30. 86 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 3:34 pm

  31. 87 Dudette
    January 26, 2015 at 3:35 pm

  32. 90 57andfemale
    January 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  33. 91 Linda
    January 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    A man shot himself in the chest outside the News Corporation building in midtown Manhattan. The former employee of the company had been protesting Fox News before he killed himself, according to reports.

    The man, identified as Phillip Perea, was handing out fliers, saying his former employer had “ended my career” and that the news channel had ruined his life, a police official told the Wall Street Journal. The 41-year-old had previously worked at a Fox News affiliate in Austin, Texas. The Journal, also owned by News Corp., is in the same building.

    http://rt.com/usa/226407-fox-suicide-employee-bully/

  34. January 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm

  35. January 26, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Theo67, They are showing us who they really are. And I believe them.
    They were brought up to hate so they get a gun and badge to legally carry out their inadequacies on another human being because of the color of their skin. Their white eyes piercing through Black skin makes them feel superior.

  36. January 26, 2015 at 3:48 pm

  37. 95 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm

  38. 96 arapaho415
    January 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    GA TODville.

    Got my laptop back, with a new harddrive (only 6 months old, have no idea why it crashed, am hoping for a longer life for the replacement drive).

    Yesterday morning I was glued to my laptop watching NDTV’s equivalent of “Meet The Press,” words cannot express how excellent Barka Dutta, the moderator, is — wish that she would replace the incompetent RWNJ upchuck.

    AMK mentioned this morning that PM Modi is RW, and here’s my what I learned from NDTV yesterday:

    Modi being a *sane* (unlike our ignorant, bellicose RWNJs) right-winger works to PBO’s advantage:

    – Leverage Indian nationalism against the huge geographic threats of China and Russia
    – Tap into Indian defense spending by siphoning $$$ from Russia to US-made weapons
    – Nudge PM Modi into investing in US-built clean energy, and encourage non-coal investment
    – Promote India as part of the Asia-Pacific alliance (references in yesterday’s joint statement about maritime and South China Sea), giving India a chance to divest its embrace of Europe and Russia
    – Pressure Pakistan into addressing its real problem with extremists (and no doubt corruption) — someone on yesterday’s panel said that terrorists can travel the country at will, which regular citizens cannot.

    And Modi can expect greater US cooperation on issues important to India:
    – US social security for Indians in the US (not sure what this means, but was mentioned a couple of times in yesterday’s panel discussion)
    – Increased business investment by US companies, offering professional jobs to Indian citizens (without leaving home)
    – Better visa and immigration conditions for Indians already in the US or who hope to relocate here
    – US support for India as UN permanent member

    From a human life perspective, the biggest take-away from the NDTV panel might be about Pakistan:

    Nuclear Proliferation
    An American (professor?) said we need a regional solution to nuclear proliferation with coalition of India, Pakistan and China.

    Counterterrorism (versus Pakistani terrorists)

    Richard Rossow, U.S.-India Policy Studies at Center for Strategic International Studies said:
    . Pentagon and CIA have been in charge of Pakistan policy
    . President Obama recognizes that Pakistan is more of a problem than an asset
    . President Obama wants to open the door to China to address their concerns about Pakistan (which is very real)
    . Pakistan never mentioned by US President in India before

    India Foreign Minister 2004-05 (during GWB)
    . Strong emphasis of counterterrorism cooperation between President Obama and PM Modi
    . The importance of personal chemistry between leaders cannot be overstated. Otherwise discussions can be tricky/thorny.

    Finally, someone on the panel said that India has always considered GOP to be a better partner (no doubt snubbed by WJC) than Dems, but now they realize that @BarackObama is their best bet going forward in the 21st century.

    President Obama has the GOP in a tight spot if they resist his India proposals because they support the MIC that the GOP so dearly love:

    • 97 jackiegrumbacher
      January 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks for this detailed and important information, Arapaho. The truly astonishing thing is that you watched Indian TV and actually LEARNED something substantive and important–an experience that has been unknown in the US since the media surrendered truth for corporate propaganda. If it were actually possible to become informed by watching American news programs, I might break my twenty-year boycott and tune in, but I’m pretty safe in saying that’s not happening here.

    • 98 susanne
      January 26, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      wow. great reporting, arapaho.

    • 99 Vicki
      January 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Good article Arapaho. I tend to get carried away with the soap-opera feel-good part of this trip. Bearhug and so on. Good to keep in mind that
      Military sales and the profits therefrom make the world go round

    • 100 0388jojothecat
      January 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      So glad your computer is up and running again. Thank you for your indepth report of NDTV. I saw that India gets a lot of their military weapons from Russia and if America can increase it to 50% that would be a great blow to Puttie Poot’s revenues. I was listening to NPR and Thom Hartmann’s guest that kept saying the “cold war” is back due to our policies towards Russia. One is talking about Putin’s aggression against Ukraine. The guest on Thom Hartmann was saying that America is after Ukraine’s oil for the oil companies and other natural resources. This does not make sense to me because PBO does not want to start a war with Russia and neither does UK, Germany, France and the other allies.

  39. January 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    New Yorkers Are Flocking To Craigslist To Find ‘Blizzard Boyfriends’ And Girlfriends

    // Snow is on the way to the Northeast region and singles everywhere are frantically searching the personal ads of Craigslist hoping to find someone to snuggle up with before they’re trapped in their apartment for a few days. An estimated 2 to 3 feet of snow is due to fall in the New York City area, a storm officials are calling “historic.” So why not take advantage and try to fall in love?

    One ad from a guy reads:

    As we sit on the brink of a major snowstorm and prepare for a nearly shut-down NYC, I’m seeking a single 20- or 30-something female who shares my excitement for snow days and wants to create the semi-romantic, mildly productive yet equally fun adult version. I’m talking endless movies, cookies, whiskey and red wine, occasional work on a strictly as-needed basis, potential igloo-making in a private garden and making out. //

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/craigslist-for-blizzard-boyfriends-and-girlfriends-2015-1#ixzz3Pxl0zx00

    • 102 jackiegrumbacher
      January 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      And that person could also turn out to be a psychopath with sadistic tendencies. Better to get your own movies, cookies and liquor and stay safe.

  40. 103 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Legalized Bribery. $3-$7B spent since 2012. Our system is Rotten to the core.

  41. January 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

  42. 105 57andfemale
    January 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

  43. January 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Whoever the Democratic nominee is, I’ll vote with all my heart and will encourage others to do the same.

  44. 109 Linda
    January 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Openly gay Alabama state Rep. Patricia Todd (D) this weekend warned her fellow lawmakers that she would expose their marital infidelities if they continued to oppose same sex marriage by emphasizing “family values.”

    “I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs, and I know of many who are and have,” she wrote on Facebook, according to the TimesDaily. “I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet out.”

    Todd told the Huffington Post that she threatened her colleagues after many lawmakers condemned a federal judge’s Friday ruling that struck down the Alabama ban on same sex marriage.

    “I don’t have direct knowledge, because obviously I’m not the other person involved in the affair. But one thing you would never hear about me is that I ever cheated on a partner or had an affair,” she said.

    Todd said that she will not tolerate “hypocrites.”

    “If you can explain your position and you hold yourself to the same standard you want to hold me to, then fine. But you cannot go out there and smear my community by condemning us and somehow making us feel less than, and expect me to be quiet

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gay-alabama-lawmaker-threat-affairs

    • 110 idon
      January 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      I love this sista. Now if we could get that dude who said he would name names of KKK and other hate group members to do what he promised I would be on cloud nine 🙂

  45. 112 JER
    January 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    5:45 PM EST – Vice President Biden Speaks at the Major County Sheriffs’ Association/Major Cities Chiefs Association 2015 Joint Winter Meeting


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