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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Hi, there!

  2. 18 jackiegrumbacher
    February 22, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    The looks PBO gives to those he loves, from his beautiful wife to his gorgeous daughters to Bo and Sunny, are so full of love, they make you melt

    • February 22, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      And he always drops to eye-level with kids and dogs …… I do be liking this man πŸ™‚

    • 25 vcprezofan2
      February 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      I think a lot of PBO’s ‘powers’ rest in his eyes (like Superman). It’s why babies and youngsters, in particular, stare so intently into his eyes – they are drawn inextricably to respond to the message of love there. That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it!

  3. 26 vcprezofan2
    February 22, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Hi TODbots! You really need to read Smartypants’ response to Juan Williams’ article AND you really, REALLY need to watch the 5min video that she shared at the conclusion. Pleeeease, hop on over and check it out! I won’t put the video here because I want you to go and read the entire thing.

    In case you ever had any questions about how Fox News tolerated Juan Williams as their token black commentator, your answer can be found in what Williams wrote in a WSJ editorial titled: America’s Most Influential Thinker on Race.

    Let’s take this a step at a time. First of all, the person Williams is referring to is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

    Secondly, the use of the word “influential” can be taken to mean influential in a good way or a bad way. Williams suggests it in a good way.

    Now…the reaction Williams notes from a lot of people is to simply call Thomas – and Williams by this association – an “Uncle Tom.” I totally understand that response. When I was reading this article I had to stop several times as my blood boiled. But I think its also important to take this kind of argument apart and demonstrate why it is so wrong. So I’m going to give it a go.
    ………………………………//

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2015/02/juan-williams-ignores.html

    • 27 vcprezofan2
      February 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      ps: If you haven’t time to read the post right now, go watch the video anyways – it’s only 4:38 mins. [ Have I ever led you astray yet? Okay, don’t remind me if I have. πŸ˜€ ]

      • 28 Nena20409
        February 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm

        OK πŸ˜‰
        I am going Now…..Hello VC πŸ™‚

      • 30 Nena20409
        February 22, 2015 at 2:55 pm

        JWilliams who has been with Fox for nearly 2 decades was finally given a 3 yr contract for far less than what Fox signed Palin…$1M a yrs. Williams was $2M for 3 yrs..
        The guy was happy for the $$$$ that I am not surprised for his buttkiss Clarence’s Op-Ed.

        • 31 vcprezofan2
          February 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

          Nena, not much that the media do surprises me; I was more taken with SP’s response – I ❀ <3the way reasoned way she deals with issues. I particularly found Jay Smooth's race discussion informative and, indeed, reflective of views shared here from time to time. Plus, Jay Smooth's race discussions are always helpful IMO.

          • 32 Nena20409
            February 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

            Yep. Nailed it.
            The reason those in the Media Fail time and time again is Not by ignorance.
            It is cruel and deliberate.
            They deal with LGBTG issues well. They deal with Holocaust well. They deal with Sexism well……thought selectively.
            RACE Relations in USA is where US Media has almost the same willful BLINDness they have about Covering Israel and Palestine today.

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      February 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      VC, I read it and watched the video. Both are brilliant. Nancy has the sharpest mind and a great ability to get to the heart of things. She skewered Juan Williams like a fillet, but she did it with logic and clear analysis and not snark. Wish everyone in the US could see the video–it should be required viewing in any journalism class.

      • 34 vcprezofan2
        February 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm

        ‘she did it with logic and clear analysis and not snark’

        That’s one of SP’s biggest attraction for me – her approach often reminds me of the way I used to be able to use my brain in college, but have since forsaken (too lazy to research and think – πŸ˜‰ )

  4. 35 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    J’OB has the Golden TOD ⭐
    Yes!

  5. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    There is such profound wisdom on Twitter, that I can hardly absorb it all. Or am I foolin’ myself? Ha.

  6. 38 carolyn
    February 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    As a dog lover, which so many here are, I know that sometimes PBO just has to get down and look in Bo’s and Sunny’s eyes for some sanity in his crazy world. They are always totally nonjudgmental and adoring and trusting. I know that when my husband was so sick this fall, I needed Chanel for balance and relief from the constant caregiving. My walks with her were sustaining, and therapeutic. I see this in the president’s eyes.

    • February 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Ah Carolyn, you said it, the most loving creatures on earth, and as you said about your tough time, a beautiful comfort and support when you most need it.

    • 40 FoxfireTX
      February 22, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      It always amazes how they just seem to know when we need them the most. And they just give and give and give, asking for so little in return. I simply cannot imagine life without my dogs.

  7. 41 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    • 42 jackiegrumbacher
      February 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Amen. Couldn’t have said it better.

    • 43 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      INDEED!…THE EAGLE WITH THE BENT WINGS…A NATION POPULATED BY JUDGMENTAL PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES…THIS PRESIDENT’S GRACE IS SOMETHING BIGOTS WILL NEVER ACHIEVE!

    • February 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      I am emailing little George right now to tell him he is a bold face liar for saying that Democrats don’t get ask what they think about something some Democrat said. Maybe Democrats don’t get asked because they are not always saying racists, disrespectful, ugly things like the Republicans are always saying about this President and his family..

  8. February 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Howdy, TODville. High level meeting on Iran commences.

  9. 60 carolyn
    February 22, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Ellison is absolutely right. Those who don’t realize it have their heads up their *****s.

  10. 61 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm

  11. 67 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 22, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    IT’S AWFULLY QUIET HERE TODAY…MUST STILL BE PEELING PEOPLE OFF THE LAWN!

  12. 68 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 22, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    YES INDEED…AFTER RUNNING COUNTLESS VIDEOS OF MY ENERGIZER PRESIDENT TELLING THE TRUTH ON MY FB…MY RECEPTION AT CHURCH TODAY WAS SOMEWHAT CHILLY…I CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON A MOVING BREEZE WHEN I PASS BY THE ALL KNOWING ALLEGED CHRISTAN…ACTUALLY…I ENJOY FORCING THEM TO TALK TO ME…THEY CHOKE, GURGLE, BITE THEIR TONGUES AND DON’T THINK I NOTICE!..:)

  13. 70 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 22, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE HAS DEPARTED…I SHALL DEPART…………….ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

  14. 71 vcprezofan2
    February 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Chiiiiips! I glanced out the window a moment ago – Is there a reason you are emptying that huge Santa bag of white, fat, puffy stuff over **my** neighbourhood? I just had the driveway cleared this morning, for pete’s sake! Plus, don’t you need the stuff for next December? O will you please stop now and come pick up all that fell out?

    • 72 jackiegrumbacher
      February 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      VC, I spent the morning shoveling out our car and then the water pipe in the garage broke, spewing water everywhere and we had to turn off the water for hours until the plumber showed up (at premium Sunday rates) and the pipe got fixed. When that was finally repaired, the sensor on the garage door was messed up and we couldn’t get it up or down. Just one of those days. Hope you can shovel out if it gets too bad. My back is screaming, so I won’t offer to help.

      • 73 vcprezofan2
        February 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm

        Aw, JackieG – you didn’t remember to turn of your garage tap so it wouldn’t freeze and burst! I have to make a conscious effort to remember each winter (sometimes reminded by articles in our small regional paper). All taps that lead outside are turned off from inside, then opened outside so that they can drain and left that way until winter is over and the process is reversed. Did the plumber at least tell you that going forward? As for shoveling out again – I am not working until Thursday of this week and then I have a doctor’s appointment on Friday, so I’m not going to worry about that till Wednesday πŸ˜€ – unless there is sooo much on the ground that I figure I won’t be able to get out of the garage. In that case I might shovel some off before Wednesday. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ My approach this year has been , no sense tiring myself out shoveling if I’m not planning to go anywhere.

        • 74 jackiegrumbacher
          February 22, 2015 at 4:14 pm

          We did that, VC, very conscientiously last Fall, but that didn’t prevent it from breaking and causing a flood. Your plan not to shovel is a smart one. Unfortunately, we have to take off early tomorrow to visit MIL, who’s gets more flustered and confused with every passing day. It’s tough to be 95.

          • 75 vcprezofan2
            February 22, 2015 at 4:21 pm

            Now I’m a bit apprehensive – I thought draining the pipes was a guaranteed way to prevent them from bursting. Ay-yi-yi, JG, I’m crossing my fingers as I type.

            Recently I was reading about those ladies who have already lived past 100 and couldn’t decide whether that’s something I’d want for myself or not. I think my biggest thing is that I wouldn’t want to be confused, or to be totally dependent on others. If I could be ‘guaranteed’ clarity of mind and ease of movement then I’d be all for it. πŸ˜‰ Have a safe morning journey, and I hope MiL will be in good health, good spirits and clear mind so that you all can enjoy the communication and interaction.

    • February 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      I want your snow!1!1! No, I do – the teeny flurry we had this winter kept Danny amused for hours, so email some of that damn stuff RIGHT now!!!!

      • 77 vcprezofan2
        February 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm

        Hon, you both can come and get ALL you want, and more! This is one time when I’m 100% behind sharing your blessings! I’ll provide you with shovels and DannyO with lots of white stuff, just come – you don’t even have to phone before!

  15. 80 carolyn
    February 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    We always comment on how PBO gets down on the level with children and dogs, and I noticed the picture of him and his mother in the right hand column. He’s in his Halloween costume, and she is on her knees, so she’s on his level. I think I know where he learned that lesson.

    • 81 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      THE ENERGIZER IS FILLED WITH COMPASSION…SO HE WILL BEND WHERE YOU ARE…THAT’S WHY HE LOVES BEING ON THE ROAD SO MUCH WITH THE PEOPLE!…I WOULD LOVE TO BE A MOUSE IN THE ROOM LISTENING TO HIS CONVERSATION WITH SUNNY…:)

  16. 82 MightyPamela
    February 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    ❀

  17. February 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    We start another trial in Miami tomorrow but I won’t be there. Wish I could attend PBOs town hall.

  18. 84 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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    February 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm

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  21. 87 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 4:35 pm

  22. February 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    More Clinton propaganda….to tell us that HRC has already won the nomination and this is not like 2008….

  23. 90 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm

  24. 91 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 5:05 pm

  25. 93 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 5:07 pm

  26. 94 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm

  27. 95 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

  28. 96 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm

  29. 97 globalcitizenlinda
    February 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    if the isreal domestic reports about Bibi & his wife turn out to be true, then the pattern we have observed in the past May be continuing : obnoxious PBO-heater falling on ” their own hate-filled political swords”. Next up – Putin

    • 98 globalcitizenlinda
      February 22, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Oh, putin has lead Russia’s economy to be graded “junk” status. Waiting for how this will affect his war-mongering

  30. 99 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    • 100 Sandy1110
      February 22, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      This is why I give a big side-eye to any use of the phrase “All-American”. It’s the same thing. They want you to picture a fresh-faced, young white Christian when they use that term.

    • 101 jacquelineoboomer
      February 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Why members of the press call them “Obama critics” is beyond me. They are Obama haters. There’s nothing to criticize, but they continue to hate him. Must suck to be them.

  31. 102 Nena20409
    February 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    For those who might want to check it out
    Oscar Gold?

  32. 103 desertflower
    February 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Interesting read on the possibilities for Israeli elections. Hope they vote his dangerous, neocon ass out!

    http://www.juancole.com/2015/02/palestinian-israelis-election.html

  33. February 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    “After receiving a draft notice, this successful master of various delicacies has easily exchanged the ambience of a posh restaurant for the harsh conditions of a military field kitchen. He has already grown accustomed to the cannonade. Even here, [Vasyl] attempts to pamper everyone with delicious restaurant meals, with a very limited selection of products. For instance, he baked an absolutely unsurpassed apple pie for the entire personnel [while] testing the oven.

    – In all truthfulness, I love to cook borshch – says Vasyl. – Our regular, Ukrainian borshch. I cook it using our family recipe. Seeing people eat it with gusto makes me very happy.

    According to Vasyl, when he received a draft notice, he never considered not joining the army. On the contrary, he immediately responded to the request. He believes that every person, who respects themselves, must become a piece in the wall of the state defense, especially in difficult times.”

    One of the many reasons Putin will fail ….

  34. February 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Take note, Daniel Baer is the US Ambassador to OSCE ….

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  36. 108 desertflower
    February 22, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Been in and out of here all day, but I did notice that SoCal TOD’ers were having brunch together today:) Any report back from the Rowdy Bunch?? Wish ALL of us could get together and meet up:) I think that amk might be persuaded to pay for us to make that happen… ( KIDDING!!)

  37. 109 forus50
    February 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm

  38. February 22, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Whew!
    Well, well. well…..
    I am back home. I do mean that figuratively and literally.
    I loved Cozumel, Mexico, the people, the sun, the rest, restoration and relaxation.
    It has taken me every bit of three to four days to catch up here.

    Let me just say that I loved getting away…….but the connecting flights due to weather was a bit too much.
    It was cold everywhere except Mexico. The water was very chilly at the beach there even though the sun was out.
    It was cold in the airport at Miami. And when the lane landed in Newark, NJ on Thursday, I really thought that we were in Alaska.
    Talk about cold!!!!!!
    I missed you all and I thank you for all of the posts. I have not had time to let my blood family know that I am home because I needed to check in here first.
    I felt guilty leaving.
    But strangely enough, I felt guilty while I was there. We did get a chance to visit the Mayan ruins as we rode through the areas where the locals lived I was overwhelmed with the poverty.
    Immigration was heavily on my mind and I really cannot understand why some people do not want others to have a better life. I was really getting pissed because our connecting flight was in Texas, the airplane was running over with Texans and mid-westerns going over to Mexico for all the free liquor, fun and sun. The gluttony is remarkable.
    But somehow there is a problem with people making a decent living and life for their families to come here.
    It just does not make any sense to me and it never will……
    I am so grateful that we have a president who has a heart to care about those who have been neglected, rejected and taken advantage of even by their own country.
    Thank you Ms. Chips and TOD that I can come here and not get depressed.
    I WILL NOT be watching the Emmy awards tonight and I am passing the word.
    It feels good to be here.
    I love my President.
    And SHUT UP RUDY!


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