Chat Away

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

113 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 14 amk for obama
    February 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm


    HA. HA.

  2. 33 amk for obama
    February 4, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    The US is set to destroy its largest remaining cache of chemical-laden artillery shells, bringing it closer to complying with an international treaty.

    The Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado will begin neutralising mustard agent in 780,000 shells in March.

    The 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention set a 2012 deadline to eradicate chemical weapons

    Russia, Libya and Iraq are the only other countries with chemical weapons that have missed the deadline.


  3. 34 amk for obama
    February 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Stena Line has scrapped its fast ferry HSS Explorer service from Holyhead on Anglesey to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.

    The company said it was consolidating its services to and from Dublin Port from Anglesey.

    The HSS service, which crossed the Irish Sea in just over two hours, was run over the summer months.


    whatdidja do now, bt?

  4. 35 amk for obama
    February 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    got so sick of #danny being spellchecked that I added it to the dictionary.

  5. 36 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    GM/GA/GA/GE/GN TOD Community.
    MightyPamela and Amk are the Twin Au ⭐ winners 😉

    • 37 Nena20409
      February 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      • 38 amk for obama
        February 4, 2015 at 1:42 pm

        even with two shrubs combined, it doesn’t add up to 4%. Fucking liar and fucking voters.

        • 39 vcprezofan2
          February 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

          • 40 jacquelineoboomer
            February 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

            Yeah, old crusty-lookin’ Jeb thinks three times’ the charm. Only it’s more three times and you’re out, Crusty!

            • 41 vcprezofan2
              February 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm

              Hi, JO’B! I don’t even want Jebbie to get a 3rd time – hoping he gets knocked out before, or by, primaries. His mother should be praying for this outcome along with us. After all there are plenty of other qualified families in this huge country. 😉

              • 42 jacquelineoboomer
                February 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm

                You betcha, not to bring up that has-been Palin family, either!

                • 43 vcprezofan2
                  February 4, 2015 at 3:53 pm

                  She doesn’t worry me as much as the seemingly ‘sane’ candidates. IMO, some of the poorest red state voters have an underlying belief in U.S. ‘royalty’ families. Some, I suspect, believe in class structure – leading family and all that junk.

          • 44 Nena20409
            February 4, 2015 at 6:08 pm

            Perfect, VC 😉

  6. 46 Vicki
    February 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    The DNC is considering holding the 2016 Democratic Convention in NYC.
    More specifically, in Brooklyn at The Barclay Center.

    The Barclay Center’s principal owners are Russian Oligarchs. NYC has the Most segregated public school system in the USA. Too many of our elected officials are under indictment awaiting trial or ousted but still around or just flat-out incarcerated. All of them on fraud charges of one kind or another.
    Our middle class has all but disappeared and in Bill de Blasio’s words this week there is a real danger of becoming a gated-city.

    In view of the 2016 message being Middle-Class Economics I strongly sugggest that NYC is the wrong place to hold the 2016 Convention, let alone a Coronation.

  7. 47 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you, Karma.

    • 48 MightyPamela
      February 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Indeed, Nena. Many of us think Madame Karma should strike instantly and with no leniency. However, that is a misunderstanding of the Law of Balance in the Universe. “For every Action, there is a Reaction.” That is the basis of karmic return. In some ways, instant karma is the best, because you see your error quickly and can make the adjustment. The long, slow, fruitful Karmic hit, long after the one who earns it has forgotten the error, or ignored their immorality or lack of ethics, that is the most painful. Maybe it is Soul Consciousness, perhaps after we have been chosen to dance with Her enough times, we finally learn Right Behavior, and She becomes a beneficent partner in our Growth, guiding us to be of Service to all Life.

  8. 49 Nerdy Wonka
    February 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    May he rest in peace.

  9. 51 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

  10. 54 No Child Left Behind
    February 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille,

    It’d better be!

  11. 55 amk for obama
    February 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    US watchdog to defend net neutrality

    The chairman of the US’s communications watchdog intends to defend the principles of net neutrality by treating net providers as utilities.


  12. 56 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm

  13. 57 amk for obama
    February 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, says he wants a “viable” deal on repaying the country’s debt, after meetings with creditors in the EU.

    Mr Tsipras said he had offered “realistic” proposals in the talks. EU officials gave a guarded welcome, warning Greece to honour its pledges.

    Mr Tsipras and his finance minister are on a diplomatic offensive to reassure eurozone leaders about their plans.

    The Greek PM has pledged to renegotiate the terms of a €240bn (£182bn) bailout.

    His far-left party Syriza was elected last month on a promise to end austerity measures.

    “The debt must become viable, this is what we must discuss,” Mr Tsipras said in Paris on Wednesday, wearing an open-necked shirt alongside the more formally dressed French President, Francois Hollande.


  14. 58 57andfemale
    February 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Our new IL governor has decided that it’s Medicaid and unionized public workers that are the problem for IL. He wants to cut Medicaid, pensions, salaries and workers state-wide. He wants “right to work zones”.

    He spent more of his money to buy IL than any other individual politician spent in 2014.

    Thanks, Chicagoans, for not bothering to vote.

    • 59 Vicki
      February 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Horrible news, 57. It will take a very inspiring candidate if the Dems want to overcome the Big Media and Big Money.

      • 60 debz
        February 4, 2015 at 2:19 pm

        As I just told my husband, even though we will personally be affected if he does what he wants to do about pensions, the people in this state are getting what we all deserve. Rauner was always up front about what he wanted to do, never lied about it and yet people either voted for him or sat home on their asses and didn’t bother to vote. This is what the voters want it’s just too bad the rest of us have to suffer.

        • 61 japa21
          February 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm

          I’m still counting on the Dems, who hold veto proof majorities to rein him in. It won’t be like Wisconsin. Quinn may not have been the greatest Governor, but he was dealing with a God-awful situation. Rauner, meanwhile, was smooth as silk, and still didn’t win by much.

          • 62 debz
            February 4, 2015 at 2:53 pm

            The trouble is, he doesn’t need the legislature to break state contracts, that includes pay which is covered by those contracts.

  15. 64 vcprezofan2
    February 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    If you haven’t yet, you MUST check out the video clip that SP highlights in this post! It’s the entire post, really. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


  16. 69 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  17. 70 vcprezofan2
    February 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Do you have any budding young artists/environmentalists in your family? Here’s something to bring to their attention.

  18. February 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm

  19. 72 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    How’s this for a bucket of irony?
    I stopped going to this place to get my hair done a few months back because they kept playing all this heavily sexualized adult rap music. It was either that or a bunch of profanity and n-word laced mess. It was bad enough (and to me unprofessional) that they did it w/ any customers there, but especially with kids there. I got tired of asking them to change the music and decided it just wasn’t my scene. Young folks, good work, but different mindset.

    Now this! Anyway I think this is a cute idea. Certainly works publicity-wise. 🙂

  20. 74 No Child Left Behind
    February 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm

  21. February 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    would like to be a fly on the wall at that meeting

  22. 81 No Child Left Behind
    February 4, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Nothing spectacular, just the usual…

  23. 82 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 1:53 pm

  24. February 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm

  25. 84 amk for obama
    February 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    The head of Brazil’s state-run oil giant Petrobras and five senior executives have resigned in the wake of a huge corruption scandal.

    Maria das Gracas Foster’s departure follows the arrest and testimony of some three dozen executives at Petrobras and many of its suppliers.

    The board of Petrobras is due to meet on Friday to elect new executives.

    The scandal involves alleged price-fixing, bribes and kickbacks, which implicates Brazil’s ruling party.

    Prosecutors have uncovered around $800m in bribes and other illegal funds. More than 200 businesses are being investigated and more than 80 people, including three former executives from Petrobras, are facing possible charges.

    Petrobras shares soared 16% on Tuesday on rumours that Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff would sack the chief executive. The shares jumped a further 8% on Wednesday on confirmation of the resignations.


  26. 85 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    So this is Prince Bandar? I remember a TODer asking last week.

    • 86 carolyn
      February 4, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Notice GWB’s brand new, highly polished cowboy boots, worn for effect. I live in the land of cowboy boots…..real ones don’t look like these do.

  27. 87 MadameSoph
    February 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Rosa Parks was an Aquarian! Of course! A Trailblazer, willing to stand up (or sit down, as it were) for what she believed was right.

    Happy Rosa Parks day everyone!

    Have a lovely day TOD! I’ve got to go to the dentist today. 😦

  28. 88 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    90 plus yrs…..when will this guy Go Away?

    Until Death does him part?

  29. 91 vcprezofan2
    February 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Okay Arapaho and other people in perpetual sunny states, this might be for you. I mean, which self-respecting bird hangs around in winter?

    • 92 japa21
      February 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      We have a lot of birds visit our yard to partake of the treats from 4 birdfeeders and to clean themselves in a birdbath. Plus we have one hawk that comes by occasionally to see what the buffet is. It changes depending on what birds are there when it visits. It tends to prefer mounrning doves.

      • 93 vcprezofan2
        February 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm

        During the winter, J? I can’t remember seeing any birds here during the winter – except those years when we have a ‘false’ early spring.

    • 94 debz
      February 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Cardinals like the winter! I always have about 12 of them at the feeders this time of year.

  30. 100 57andfemale
    February 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    And then there’s this:

    “Christian minister opens Tennessee Senate with prayer to end Medicaid expansion”

  31. 103 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    When this man was convicted, I wept.
    I didn’t know him. I just felt that he was unfairly convicted.

  32. February 4, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Super Soul Sunday with Oprah on Feb. 8 with new episodes. One of my favorite spiritual teachers, Fr. Richard Rohr, Franciscan mystic, teacher of meditation and social justice will be interviewed on the true self. http://www.oprah.com/app/super-soul-sunday.html

  33. 105 57andfemale
    February 4, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    This is an excellent read. I first read it on my goddaughter’s FB post. She is former military.

    • 106 Nena20409
      February 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      I think I saw this guy on LOD’s show last week or so.
      Thanks for posting this.

      • 107 57andfemale
        February 4, 2015 at 2:47 pm

        My goddaughter has a raving gun nut for a father and a liberal mother (my best friend). She married into a RWNJ family who couldn’t understand why she didn’t want her 3 year old son to learn how to shoot a gun. That being said, her husband is at least centrist now and he is respectful of our views. I think it is a vitally important mission that we try to engage as many sane Republicans as possible. I will listen to his arguments and engage him with respect, and he does the same for the entire family of his in-laws. You have to start somewhere.

        He posted on FB today that he never knew it could take one action to make him determined not to vote for somebody. But Rand Paul’s anti-vaccination rant was enough for him. Where there is hope, we must engage. And I feel that my grand-god son(!) will benefit if we keep communication open.

        My goddaughter was an Arabic analyist in the military. She was called back after 9/11 and during the lead up to the Iraq wat. If she was a centrist when she left, she was a liberal when she came back. She could never tell me what she saw, but it was enough to turn her against the Bush regime.

  34. 109 sabreen60
    February 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Black History Month

    Ballad of Harry Moore – Sweet Honey in the Rock

  35. 110 Nena20409
    February 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm

  36. 112 57andfemale
    February 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Oh my God:

  37. February 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm


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