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Coulda been a contender #SuperBowl

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  1. 1 4morefor44
    February 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    you know it, mr. president!!

    • February 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Gooooooood afternoon 4More!!

    • 3 jacquelineoboomer
      February 1, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Congrats, 4morefor44! Wish we could have 4more!

      • 4 4morefor44
        February 1, 2015 at 1:09 pm

        yes, no kidding. i’ve been feeling literally nauseous sometimes when i read articles about lady walmart still being around. i thought we were done with the clintons after president obama kicked their behinds, and i cannot believe they’re coming back all these years later. she cannot win a national race and if she’s the nominee, we will have a republican president next. well, even if some miracle happens and she wins, we’ll just have a republican-life president, just like her philandering husband, so either way the obama revolution is hurt if she runs. of course though, if the unfortunate thing happens and she’s the nominee, i’ll vote for her, but my goodness, we’ve come to far to go backwards now. praying for someone else to rise to challenge and stop the clintons again, as president obama did.

        • February 1, 2015 at 1:20 pm

          I am with you all the way on that one. l don’t understand how her supporters are putting up with this will-I-won’t-I flirtatious behavior toward the nomination. She, and they, think it will be a walk-over and are looking at these polls that say, nearly two years out, that she will win in a landslide. They haven’t learned anything from the last 8 years. I think they’ve been sitting around waiting for this ‘nuisance’ (PBO) to get out of the way.

        • 6 jacquelineoboomer
          February 1, 2015 at 1:28 pm

          *we’ve come too far to go backwards now*

          So very true and I agree 100%. Which is why I’m going to try to enjoy these two years – every minute – just as the President seems to be enjoying himself!

  2. 7 idon
    February 1, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Great pic of PBO 🙂

  3. 8 Judith Fardig
    February 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Go Hawks!

  4. 9 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    swans/ducks score. daymn.

  5. February 1, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    How many days until spring?

  6. 24 mtmarilyn
    February 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Good morning TODville. I hope all who are interested are getting ready for the big game. I do know there are some who really don’t care. I understand. We are a west coast family and all for the Seahawks. We are having just afew friends over. 2 are Patriots fans so we will have several friendly wagers going.

    I am in the process of make white chicken chili. Not for the dieting. Plenty of butter and 1/2 and 1/2, but boy is it good.

    I do believe the President would have been a qreat quaterback. Sure hope he will have a quiet day be enjoyt the game with close friends. He needs the down time.

    Now to go back and read. Have a great day everyone.

  7. 25 forus50
    February 1, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    So yea on calling out Jon Karl but wtf, Koch is described as anti-government. Yes, in the same way Hitler was anti-government. How about anti-democracy. Btw, I hope POTUS discontinues taking any questions from the POS Jon Karl in press conferences.

    • 26 arapaho415
      February 1, 2015 at 1:38 pm


      I watched the Scott Walker video that HF2 posted on the previous thread, and agree with you.

      Most Americans know little about Foreign Policy, and what Walker said sounded reasonable — he didn’t sound like he was foaming at the mouth, yelling, “Kill, kill, kill” (a little Alice’s Restaurant reference there).

      Didn’t read the politicsususa article, but their argument will not win anyone except for Dems who know they don’t want Koch/Walker as President.

      And in keeping with the “Alice’s Restaurant” theme, Walker’s shifty eyes gave shivering flashbacks to when Nixon was President, who was President during my high school years, and whom I loathed with a purple passion, hence my affinity for Arlo Guthrie.

      • 27 forus50
        February 1, 2015 at 2:10 pm

        Now you’re scaring me with that Nixon reference. 🙂 Uggh, you’re right.

        I also had a chance to watch the Fareed Zakaria interview today and it was great. He lets the President talk at length which sounds like common decency but unfortunately as we all know, most of the other media jerks are more interested in being part of the story and doing their idiodic interrupting “gotcha” game.

        I’m waiting for the trancript (as the excerpt videos on CNN don’t have this portion) where POTUS says (paraphrasing here) that he will let others judge what he will be remembered for but he did say that what he is most proud of is saving the US economy. Lol, he didn’t say “we” because he pretty much got no help from even his own party after 2010. It was not Congress but his administration’s unwavering dedication to working with other countries for fantastic trade agreements, auto manufacturers and small businesses and clean energy companies and hospitals and telecom cmopanies and quite frankly, banks and Wall Street to get a firm foundation reestablished. I’m so glad he is not shy about that and is definitely not going to let the GOP co-opt that accomplishment.

  8. 28 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    effing s#%&*ts blew it.

  9. February 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm


  10. 35 MadameSoph
    February 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Good Morning TOD! I love this photo of PBO 🙂 The bull (may he rest in peace) looks like he is enjoying watching the President strike the Heisman pose!

    Off to work, then it’s home to my couch to watch my favorite team in the Super Bowl!

    Go Hawks!

  11. 36 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm


  12. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    February 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Hahahahahahaha…the ABCs sure are something.

  13. 44 yardarm756
    February 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm


    National Freedom Day It commemorates Pres. Lincoln’s 1865 signing of the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in the U.S.

    Feast Day of St. Brigid (Bride) See Deaths below.


    2004 Wardrobe Malfunction Janet Jackson exposes her right breast during a Super Bowl halftime performance with Justin Timberlake.

    1993 The Simpsons comic book hits the stands, Ay caramba!

    1988 Ernie comic strip debuts.

    1979 Patty Hearst is released from prison after receiving clemency from Pres. Carter. She had served 22 months of her seven-year prison sentence for bank robbery.

    1976 Rich Man, Poor Man – Book I begins on ABC.

    1964 The Beatles: I Want to Hold Your Hand by reaches #1 in the U.S.

    1960 Greensboro sit-in Four black college students refuse to move from a Woolworth’s lunch counter in North Carolina after being denied service. The peaceful protest quickly spread; 70,000 people participated, resulting in 1,600 arrests.

    1950 The United Nations formally accuses Communist China of aggressions against Korea.

    1941 World War II The U.S. Navy is reorganized into three fleets: the Asiatic, Atlantic, and the Pacific.

    1898 First U.S. automobile insurance is sold, by the Traveler’s Insurance Co. of New York.

    1893 First motion picture studio in the U.S. is opened, by Thomas Edison in New Jersey.

    1865 Illinois becomes the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery in the U.S.

    1865 Civil War Union troops, commanded by Gen. Sherman, begin their march through South Carolina. They destroyed large amounts of civilian property as well as military targets in punishment for South Carolina leading the rebellion. Source: The Civil War Day by Day

    1845 Baylor University Texas Baptist Educational Society is founded. In 1866 it merged with Waco University becoming Baylor University. Source: An Almanac of the Christian Church

    1842 First U.S. Adhesive Postage Stamp They were issued by a private New York City carrier for prepayment of postage. The Post Office Department later adopted this method.

    1524 End of the World London astrologers predicted the world would end beginning with a massive flood in London on this day. 20,000 Londoners fled their homes in anticipation of the event.


    1968 Lisa Marie Presley daughter of Elvis, wife of Michael Jackson.

    1965 Brandon Lee d. 1993 American actor, son of Bruce Lee. He was killed, while filming the movie The Crow (1994) when the gun being used accidentally fired a real bullet.

    1954 Billy Mumy American actor. TV: Lost in Space (Will Robinson) and Babylon 5 (Lennier).

    1952 Rick James (James Johnson), American Grammy-winning singer. Music: Come Get It (1978), Give It to Me Baby (1981, #1), and Super Freak (1981). In 1994 he was sentenced to 5½ years in prison for violent drug-induced attacks on women.

    1946 Bart Braverman actor. TV: Vega$ (Bobby “Binzer” Borso).

    1938 Sherman Hemsley American actor. TV: The Jeffersons (George) and Amen (Rev. Frye).

    1937 Garrett Morris American comedian. TV: Saturday Night Live.

    1937 Don Everly American singer, with brother Phil. Music: Bye Bye Love (1957, #1), Wake Up Little Susie (1957), and Gone, Gone, Gone (1965).

    1926 Stuart Whitman American actor. TV: Cimarron Strip (Marshal Jim Crown).

    1909 George Beverly Shea d. 2013 gospel singer, featured performer for the Billy Graham ministry. Due to the Billy Graham’s Crusades, Shea has sung live before more people than anyone else in history.

    1908 George Pal d. 1980 Hungarian-born American Oscar-winning director. Film: When Worlds Collide (1951, Oscar), War of the Worlds (1953, Oscar), and The Time Machine (1960, Oscar).

    1901 Clark Gable d. 1960 American Oscar-winning actor. Film: Gone With the Wind (1939, Rhett Butler). Warner Bros. Studios had turned him down, claiming his ears were too big.

    1895 John Ford d. 1973 (Sean Aloysius O’Feeney), American Oscar-winning film director of over 130 films including: The Grapes of Wrath (1940), My Darling Clementine (1946), and The Quiet Man (1952).

    1887 Harry Scherman d. 1969 Canadian-born American author, founder of the Book-of-the-Month Club (1926).

    1878 Hattie Wyatt Caraway d. 1950 American politician. She was the first woman: elected to the U.S. Senate (1932, Arkansas); to preside over Senate Sessions (1932); president pro tem of the Senate (1943).

    1844 Granville Stanley Hall d. 1924 American psychologist, founder of child psychology. He was the first president of the American Psychological Association, the first president of Clark University, and founder of the American Journal of Psychology (1887).

    1831 Henry McNeal Turner d. 1915 American Methodist clergyman. He was the first black chaplain commissioned in the U.S. Army (1863). Source: An Almanac of the Christian Church

    1791 Charles Joseph Sax d. 1865 Belgian instrument maker. He invented the “omnitonic horn” (1824), which used a piston to provide different keys. He was the father of saxophone inventer Adolphe Sax.

    1763 Thomas Campbell d. 1854 Irish religious leader. He and his son founded the Church of the Disciples of Christ in America.


    1997 Marjorie Reynolds b. 1917 (Marjorie Goodspeed), American actress. Film: Holiday Inn (1942) and Ministry of Fear (1944). TV: The Life of Riley (Peg Riley).

    1991 Dean Jagger b. 1903 American Oscar-winning actor. Film: Twelve O’Clock High (1949, Oscar).

    1988 Heather O’Rourke b. 1975 American child actress. Film: Poltergeist (1982, Carol Anne) and Poltergeist II (1986).

    1980 Jack Bailey b. 1907 American game-show host. TV: Truth or Consequences, and Queen for a Day.

    1966 Buster Keaton b. 1895 (Joseph Keaton), American silent film actor. Film: The Navigator (1924) and The General (1927).

    1878 George Cruikshank b. 1792 English political cartoonist, illustrator of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist (1838).

    1691 Alexander VIII b. 1610 Italian religious leader, 241st Pope (1689-91).

    525 Saint Brigid b. circa 451 (also Brigit or Bride), Irish religious leader. She is the patron saint of Ireland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Irish nuns and dairy workers.

  14. February 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    And for any teachers who are wondering about tomorrow…


    I just found it. It says I have a 99% chance of a snow day tomorrow (ihopeihopeihopeihopeihopeihopeihope)

  15. 54 desertflower
    February 1, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I have returned…triumphant! OMG. That class was so AWESOME! Totally kicked my ass, but in a good way..feel invigorated (now)….tomorrow I will be frozen in the fetal position…all locked in place:) Lockjaw for the body. Off to the showers…then tutoring…then mtmarilyn gave me a great idea for chili….I make mine with ground turkey and hot Italian sausage….YUMMM!!! Over some spagetti squash, sprinkled with some parmesan cheese…(DO NOT PUT THAT PICTURE UP!..YOU KNOW THE ONE) Happiness:)

  16. February 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    True! And we are proud of it too. 🙂

  17. February 1, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I made up a song called “Ducks and Swans” just in time for your Superbowl Sunday. Come sing this song with me. 🙂

    Ducks and Swans
    Swans and Drakes
    They go boom!

    Ducks and Swans
    Swans and Drakes
    They go boom!

    Ducks and Swans
    Swans and Drakes
    They go boom!

    Ducks and Swans
    Swans and Drakes
    They go boom!

    Ducks and Swans
    Swans and Drakes
    They go boom!

    Duck and Swans
    Swans and Drakes
    They go boom!

    Duck and Swans
    Swans and Drakes
    They go boom!

    Duck and Swans
    Swans and Drakes
    They go boom!

    Repeat chorus X4..

    What a fun and interesting song after all! LMAO…

  18. 75 yardarm756
    February 1, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Truth from another angle…. 😆

    Subject: The Text or Test of Love

    A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving
    relationship with their husband.
    The women were asked, “How many of you love your husband?”
    All the women raised their hands.
    Then they were asked, “When was the last time you told your
    husband you loved him?”
    Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some
    couldn’t remember.
    The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text
    to their husband: “I love you, sweetheart.”
    The women were then instructed to exchange phones with
    another person, and to read aloud the text message they
    received, in response. Below are 11 replies; some are
    hilarious. If you have been married for quite a while….
    a sign of true love….who else would reply in such a
    succinct and honest way?

    1. Who the hell is this?

    2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?

    3. Yeah, and I love you too. What’s up with you?

    4. What now? Did you crash the car again?

    5. I don’t understand what you mean?

    6. What the heck did you do now?

    7. Don’t beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?

    8. Am I dreaming?

    9. If you don’t tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.

    10. I thought we agreed you wouldn’t drink during the day.

    11. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn’t she?

  19. 76 Vicki
    February 1, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Elections are always about the future. At least that is what election experts say.

    We need a next generation candidate especially if the Kochs nix Jeb.

    They have Walker, Rubio, Rand. Yes, yuck. But they are young, male, white, plus in one case latino.
    We cannot beat any of them with a last generation ticket.

    Who is young and Dem? Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Deval Patrick(relatively) Martin O’Malley Bill de Blasio.
    We would be well advised to open up our minds.

    As Bob said a few threads ago and I agreed with him on the previous thread.

  20. February 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Finally just started watching The Americans yesterday so I’ll probably be doing more binge-watching today in between a few peeks at the Superbowl. POTUS will be the highlight for me!

  21. February 1, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Can someone enlighten me as to what this duck business is with amk?

  22. February 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm


  23. 84 forus50
    February 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm

  24. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2015 at 2:22 pm

  25. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    And, nothing as bad, but, PUMAs, Hillary Clinton is a Clinton and all that goes with that.

  26. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm

  27. 88 FoxfireTX
    February 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Good afternoon TOD! Just watched the Fareed Zakaria interview. It is worth watching. No gotcha questions and respectful. A great chance for PBO to respond to some current things in a pleasant setting, I suspect much better than what we will see from Savannah Guthrie this afternoon. I am not huge a super bowl fan but usually watch to see the ads:-) Hope everyone that is into this has a fun day! We ran agility this morning so we’ve had our “sport” for the day:-)

  28. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    This ambassador guy is a winner. Or not.

  29. 92 forus50
    February 1, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Have you guys seen this? So many questions. Why didn’t he handcuff her if she was threatening? He had her in a prone position. Worst case, why not use a taser instead of lethal gun? Why shoot to kill? It’s so incredibly horrific that the all police now seem to be trained to react to fear and danger exclusively with deadly force.

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