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  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    • 2 Roberta in MN
      February 19, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Congrats on the Gold NCLB

    • 4 sabreen60
      February 19, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Congrats No Child doing your Happy Dance !1

      I just called my Senator Ben Cardin. I had already sent him and Senator Mikulski emails. I sent my Congressman Rep. Sarbanes an email and received a response. I can’t say it was a great one. He did say that he believed diplomacy should continue with Iran, but he did not say he wouldn’t attend the Bibi BS talk to Congress.

  2. 5 japa21
    February 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Congrats NCLB.

  3. 8 57andfemale
    February 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm

  4. 9 Gazelle
    February 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    [Excruciating to watch, but kudos to Ms. Ngetich! Jeebus, what determination!]

    Elite Runner Ngetich Crawls to Austin Marathon Finish
    With 450 yards to go, elite runner Hyvon Ngetich crawls to the finish line at the 2015 Austin Marathon after her body began to give out. Ngetich refused assistance from medical aides as she came in at third place.

    Video here: http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/watch/elite-runner-ngetich-crawls-to-austin-marathon-finish/vi-BBhGq9e

  5. February 19, 2015 at 1:16 pm

  6. 11 Judith Fardig
    February 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I hope pressure on the Democrats in Congress will work to ensure an effective boycott if Netanyahu is stupid enough to show up. Have tweeted all the Jewish members to persuade them: Senators Bennet, Blumenthal, Boxer, Cardin, Feinstein, Franken, Schatz, Sanders, Schumer, Wyden and House Members Cicilline, Cohen, Davis, Deutch, Engel, Frankel, Grayson, Israel, Levin, Lowenthal, Nadler, Polis, Schakowsky, Schiff, Sherman, Wasserman-Schultz, Yarmuth, and Zeldin.

  7. February 19, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    CA Rep from 17th district (Silicon Valley)

  8. 13 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Good grief!

  9. 14 57andfemale
    February 19, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    • 15 Nena20409
      February 19, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      In NE, not very many minority to swing the vote.
      It has been trending GOPer for decades……
      Senator Obama won One Electoral Vote in 2008…..in 2010, they tried to make a change for that one electoral vote…..

  10. February 19, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Well well well, good morning all.

    And lookie here, Walmart starting to feel the pinch.

    US retail giant Walmart – the nation’s largest private employer – has announced plans to raise wages for more than 500,000 hourly employees at its US stores.

    Walmart said that it would raise salaries for 40% of its staff, as well as increasing its base hourly wage to $9 – $1.75 above the US minimum wage.

    By 1 February 2016, all current workers will earn at least $10 per hour.

    The retailer has recently been under pressure from labour groups.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31540472

  11. 21 laraofzhivago
    February 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm

  12. 26 laraofzhivago
    February 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

  13. February 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    “With all that hysteria lathered up, I figure that it’s a good time to take a step back and think about what has the right wingers in such a state. Scroll back up to my second paragraph and you’ll get a clue. The economic recovery seems to finally be in full swing, the federal deficit is plummeting, and Obamacare is a raging success by almost any measure. Add to that the fact that the new Republican Congress is failing miserably and you start to get the picture.

    What is happening here is more like the spread of a contagion. As the dying beast runs out of weapons with which to strike back, it is reverting to base instincts. And those are primarily related to their racist fears. So its getting really ugly out there.”

  14. 29 Vicki
    February 19, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you, Chips for front-paging this appalling ad—-full page no less—-from the NY Times.
    So far, nothing seems to be making a difference for the members of Congress, either the Senate or the House.
    Public outrage is a matter of indifference to folks who work for and are paid large sums by the RW Corporate war and weapons machinery.

    Laura Rozens TL has a bunch of tweets highlighting the worsening conditions in the West Bank, which I mentioned yesterday.

    Madeline Albright was asked last week what she thought about Bibi’s planned trip to the US.
    “I should think he has enough on his plate back home” was what she said. The deprivation of $$$$ that should have moved from Israeli tax collectors to the PA so that workers could be paid is the next Israeli war simmering. I think that is what former SOS Albright was referring to.

    Probably I will sound even more alarmist than usual, but the fact that we cannot stop Bibi and our Dem leaders are not trying to do so seems like a start of another coup attempt. Not unlike last year’s gov’t shut-down. In that conflict at least the Dems stood up for our country and our President.

    This is very troubling, to say the least.

    • 30 EricFive
      February 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      What exactly is his speech to Congress supposed to achieve, other than bolstering his image in his home country? Since Menendez and the other AIPAC Dems backed off attempting to impose sanctions until negotiations are over, what will be accomplished? I remember when PBO first took office, he got a letter signed by just about everybody in Congress telling PBO to not mess with Israel, so I am not at all surprised by Dems’ reluctance to approach the only true “third rail” of U.S. politics. The American people are opposed to the speech and I am hopeful this miscalculation by Boner and BiBi will give the U.S. some daylight between the policies of the two countries in the future. I think Bibi overestimates the support his country has with the American people and this stunt is further turning off alot of people. If his plan is to pressure PBO, I am sure you agree that it won’t work. This move hurts Israel in the long run alot more than it hurts PBO or the U.S.

  15. 32 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm

  16. 33 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Always good to refresh their memories. Not that they care!

    • 34 SUE DUVALLSMITH
      February 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      WHILE RUDY WAS BUSY WITH 9/11…G.W. WAS BUSY SENDING BIN LADEN’S FAMILY BACK HOME…WHAT A CLUSTER MUCK OF POOR JUDGMENT AND DISGUSTING FRANCHISES IN THE NAME OF POLITICS AND GREED…AND PEOPLE DIED FOR THIS GARBAGE!

    • 35 EricFive
      February 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      “Patriotism” is a code word for support for the doctrine of White Christian supremacy. Listen to what they say with that handy translation and it all makes alot more sense.

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  19. 41 SUE DUVALLSMITH
    February 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    HERE IS MY THOUGHT ABOUT ‘BUBBA BIBI’…PLEASE NOTE…ANY AND ALL FACTIONS AGAINST THIS PRESIDENT DO NOT FARE WELL AND THEIR ACTIONS BOOMERANG BACK INTO THE CESSPOOLS THEY ARE…I AM FIRMLY CONVINCED AT THIS POINT THAT THE MIDTERM LOSSES HAVE INDEED PRODUCED THE NECESSITY TO PROVE THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR…SOMETIMES THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO AWAKEN THE BLIND. BUBBA BIBI WILL MAKE AN ASS OUT OF HIMSELF AS WILL ALL DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE NOT BACKED THIS PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN FEARS…IT ALL ADDS UP IN THE END FOLKS…TALLY IT OUT TO A GIGANTIC KICK IN THE FILL IN THE BLANKS!

  20. 43 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Idaho Folks, beware!

  21. 44 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

  22. February 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Good Day Todders:-)

    I am sick Of Guliani…did some research…I see he had a judge exclude him from going to Vietnam…and had the nerve to question PBO love for America….He is one sick racist mofo

  23. 47 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    • 48 0388jojothecat
      February 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      I wonder if the synagogue patrons would do the same for a mosque? I think after this they just might.

  24. 49 No Child Left Behind
    February 19, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I hope it does!!!!!

    • 50 0388jojothecat
      February 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      I am listening to Thom Hartmann this morning and he’s talking about how Scotty is the “new Ronald Reagan” and how the Kochs plan to pour money into his campaign since he skirted a recall election and won two elections. The Kochs plan to paint him as the next coming of RR but his appeal will not be nationwide. With social media and voter participation nationwide he won’t win unless the Kochs steal the election for him. He sure as hell won’t win California.

  25. 52 JER
    February 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm


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  26. February 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    GAWD, I can’t stand these wimps!

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  29. 60 JER
    February 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

  30. 61 JER
    February 19, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    STREAM IS UP: President Obama at National Monument Dedication – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  31. 63 JER
    February 19, 2015 at 2:43 pm


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