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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    February 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm


  2. February 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

  3. 16 Dudette
    February 17, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Love My AG Holder!

  4. 17 No Child Left Behind
    February 17, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Maybe he should answer Lindsey’s call to take arms against Syria and ISIS. Graham wanted to send troops, young strong men of great abs and muscles to fight the extremists over there.

  5. February 17, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Luck that I got as close as I did. I haven’t been around a lot today. Am reading a David Baldacci book and almost to the end. Also, my morning was full–fixing breakfast for some neighbors and having them here since we have a generator and therefore HEAT. Invited a lot of other neighbors, but for various reasons, others didn’t come. We had great fellowship and it felt so good to share our blessings of warmth and food. Power came back on early afternoon. Hope it stays on. Have one friend who has lost power four times.

  6. February 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Congrats NCLB on #! 🙂

  7. 23 MightyPamela
    February 17, 2015 at 5:46 pm

  8. 24 forus50
    February 17, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    If anyone needs an excuse here’s one more reason to not ever go to McDonalds.

  9. 25 JER
    February 17, 2015 at 6:12 pm

  10. February 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm

  11. February 17, 2015 at 6:32 pm


    BOOM! #YesWeCan #ILoveObama

    • 36 Linda
      February 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Great News.

      Pet Peeve: I cannot stand this new background music that seems to be the latest fad when reporting news……

      I have noticed it on CNN and MSNBC. I want to be informed, not entertained.

    • 38 Nena20409
      February 17, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      How Sweet it is to be ACA…..11.4M and Counting 😉
      How Sweet it is to be ObamaCare……sing it one more time….. 🙂
      How Sweet it is to have 11.4M with Health Insurance 😎

  12. February 17, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    HA! The old “let’s report the weather” strategy….Our President must be doing VERY good….

  13. 40 yardarm756
    February 17, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Mardi Gras…….Laissez les bons temps rouler!

  14. 45 Dudette
    February 17, 2015 at 6:40 pm

  15. February 17, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I’m serving freshly baked dessert from Jeff on this thread! Sorry if I ruined anyone’s diet – will make amends and repent first thing tomorrow Wednesday when I go to receive my ashes! 🙂

  16. February 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    • 55 aquagranny911
      February 17, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Some of the comments to this Facebook post are nasty. I can’t comment there but people who can comment who have benefited from Obamacare should be pushing back on the trolls. I know some lie & some are just racist or both.

      • 56 hopefruit2
        February 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm

        I deactivated my FB account some years ago, but hopefully those who are still on there can push-back. The trolls know they are losing ground anyway!

  17. February 17, 2015 at 6:46 pm

  18. 60 Dudette
    February 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

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  21. 65 Dudette
    February 17, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    • 66 Judith Fardig
      February 17, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      After a bad news week, some encouraging news from Oregon. Also, our state Senate just passed the clean fuels bill and teed it up for the House to pass. It would be cool if it’s the first bill Governor Kate Brown (as of tomorrow) gets to sign. OFA Oregon lobbied for this.

  22. 67 Dudette
    February 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Go ATL!

  23. 70 Dudette
    February 17, 2015 at 7:03 pm

  24. February 17, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Anybody here seen my old friend Ezra? Can you tell me where he’s gone? 🙂

  25. 74 Dudette
    February 17, 2015 at 7:13 pm

  26. February 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    something’s cooking

  27. 76 vcprezofan2
    February 17, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    My son was born in Nova Scotia. He died an IS extremist in Syria. This can be stopped by Christianne Boudreau

    A little more than a year ago, I received the news that no parent should ever have to hear. I was told my child had died.

    The death of one so young is impossible to understand. For me, my son’s death was particularly incomprehensible. Damian was killed in Syria, fighting for an extremist group, aged just 22. But although he died thousands of miles away from home, the seeds of his radicalization were sown right here in Canada.

    Damian became a Muslim when he was 17. Like many young people, he had experienced some difficult issues when growing up, and was trying to discover his own identity. Becoming a Muslim had a calming effect on him. I was happy too, because for the first time in a long while, he seemed content.

    Gradually however, I began to notice changes in him. He became quieter and more guarded, only becoming animated when arguing about the treatment of Muslims around the world. Even then I thought it was simply part of a pattern I’d seen before and one that all parents will recognize – a passion for one interest for a while, then moving on to something new when boredom sets in.

    Even when Damian said he was going to Egypt to study Arabic I doubted he’d go through with it.
    …………………………… //


  28. February 17, 2015 at 7:26 pm


  29. February 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm

  30. 84 GGail
    February 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    AG Holder gotta sense of humor 😊

  31. February 17, 2015 at 7:48 pm

  32. 94 vcprezofan2
    February 17, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Supporting Cuba’s Nascent Private Sector

    Office of the Spokesperson – Washington, DC
    February 13, 2015

    Empowering the Cuban people and Cuban civil society is central to our approach to Cuba. The President’s December 17, 2014, announcement and the January 16, 2015, regulatory changes issued by the Departments of Commerce and the Treasury create new opportunities for Cuba’s nascent private sector. These measures will help independent Cuban entrepreneurs access the information and resources they need to improve their living standards and gain greater economic independence from the state.

    As of January 16, Americans may send unlimited remittances to individual Cubans in support of private businesses and independent non-governmental organizations, and may engage in certain microfinance activities, entrepreneurial training, and development projects in Cuba under general licenses. …………………………………. //


  33. 95 vcprezofan2
    February 17, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    February 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm


  35. 97 vcprezofan2
    February 17, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Wonder if this vid-clip has any connection to the question AG Holder answered up top? 😀

      February 17, 2015 at 8:30 pm


  36. 100 vcprezofan2
    February 17, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    In Milestone for Sentencing Reform, Attorney General Holder Announces Record Reduction in Mandatory Minimums Against Nonviolent Drug Offenders

    New Data Revealed by Justice Department Shows Rate at Which Feds Pursued Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Drug Trafficking Cases Has Hit Record Low

    In One of His Final Speeches Before Stepping Down, Holder Lauds Progress In Sentencing Reform Initiative He Launched in ‘13

    In a major advance for the sentencing reform project that has been one of his signature initiatives, Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday announced that federal drug prosecutors have shifted away from seeking mandatory minimums at record rates, while reserving stricter sentences for more serious offenders.

    Speaking at the National Press Club, Attorney General Holder revealed that in the first full year since he imposed reforms to the Justice Department’s charging policies in nonviolent drug trafficking cases, federal prosecutors not only prosecuted fewer such cases overall, but also pursued mandatory minimum sentences at a dramatically lower rate than the year prior. In fact, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, in FY2014, federal drug prosecutors pursued mandatory minimums at the lowest rate on record.

    “For years prior to this administration, federal prosecutors were not only encouraged – but required – to always seek the most severe prison sentence possible for all drug cases, no matter the relative risk they posed to public safety. I have made a break from that philosophy,” said Attorney General Holder. “While old habits are hard to break, these numbers show that a dramatic shift is underway in the mindset of prosecutors handling nonviolent drug offenses. I believe we have taken steps to institutionalize this fairer, more practical approach such that it will endure for years to come.”

    The figures announced Tuesday were compiled by the U.S. Sentencing Commission at the request of the Justice Department to measure the impact of several reforms implemented in 2013 through Attorney General Holder’s “Smart on Crime” initiative.
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  37. 101 JER
    February 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm

  38. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    February 17, 2015 at 8:32 pm

  39. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    February 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Ha. I see #ILoveObama is trending first on twitter. Of course!

  40. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    February 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm

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