The President Delivers Remarks to the National Governors Association

11:10 ET: The President and Vice President deliver remarks to the National Governors Association

101 Responses to “The President Delivers Remarks to the National Governors Association”

  1. 1 JER
    February 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

  2. 15 yardarm756
    February 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Good morning all……..This is my fervent wish, ha!

  3. 23 57andfemale
    February 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I just want to say a big ol’ Thank You to PBO and ACA. I could assess without worry whether I needed the ER in the wee hours of Saturday morning, knowing that the cost wouldn’t deplete my furnace money or that I would run into problems getting care. What peace of mind to figure that the dangling fingertip might need medical care, and I had it available to me.

    Thanks, OBama!

    • 24 japa21
      February 23, 2015 at 11:32 am

      “Dangling fingertip”? Sounds painful.

      • 25 57andfemale
        February 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

        Yep. I bought Mr. 57 a nice kitchen knife for Christmas. When I went to use it at midnight Friday night, he said, “Be careful. It’s really sharp and it has a different balance.” I said, “No, problem I love this knife…….” as I sliced clear through the tip, all the way through the nail. What really hurts are the stitches that went through the nail and the open wound under it.


        • February 23, 2015 at 11:43 am

          OMG 57, you poor thing!!!

          • 27 57andfemale
            February 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

            But a big ol’ thank you to OBAMACARE!. My worthless RWNJ nephew said on Facebook that I could have gone to the ER anyway after I threw my ACA success story in his face. Yeah, right, and a $2,000 bill and no consult if I can’t get the feeling back. It was such peace of mind to think about my injury and what was needed, instead of worrying about cost and access. I LOVE ACA! Even though the one co-pay that’s high in my plan is the ER. But it’s affordable, and I know what it’s going to cost. The peace of mind was nirvana.

            • February 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

              It’s amazing that people think ER visits are health care. ERs are for, *gasp*, emergencies, not for after-care. Not to wish ill on anyone, but if your nephew doesn’t otherwise have health insurance, I await when he goes to the ER and gets hit with a $3000 bill.

              Feel better, 57.

              • 29 57andfemale
                February 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

                My RWNJ nephew is a union police officer, but he hates PBO and feels superior to him. It’s a disgrace. He also cares a lot about organic food, food safety, etc. And yet he votes GOP. His sister with five kids from three differentmen, has lived her entire life on welfare, as did his mother, grandmother. But he lectures me on the “extravagant welfare” that he has to “pay for”. The disconnect is breathtaking.

                I was a real emergency Friday night, as were the other people in the ER. What I didn’t see was a roomful of kids with the sniffles or the flu. ACA is restoring balance and sanity to our health care system.

    • 30 amk for obama
      February 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

      How is the healing coming along?

      Also. Too. Why are you here instead of in your bed?

      • 31 57andfemale
        February 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

        The finger is healing. Still no sensation in the fingertip but that is a wait-and-see situation. I have a bubble of gauze around it because if I touch it, I see stars. Typing is a challenge but I’m coping. I’m at work, waiting for the batshit crazy boss to return from his Florida vacation. It’s my right index finger and I’m left-handed which makes it all manageable.

        You see, us wimmin don’t take to our beds for days on end if we injure our fingers, bad Victorian fiction notwithstanding.

  4. 36 amk for obama
    February 23, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Gone with the wind

    Blown away

    A walk in the park

    Easy money

    (why) Are you (still) here?

    Bye bye birdie

  5. February 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Monday morning. Congrats JER, on being first this morning.

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ✩ ✩ ✩

    • 42 sabreen60
      February 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      RanMan, I don’t know why. I’m not the weepy type. But every time you make that statement “Thank God that President Obama is still the President of the United States of America”, I want to burst out in tears 🙂

  6. February 23, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Interesting dialogue between @owillis and @AngryBlackLady re: Arquette’s comments

    • 48 carolyn
      February 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      I just wrote the DNC and told them this. She needs to go. I told them I had contributed a substantial amount of money to the DNC in 2014, and felt thoroughly cheated. Then I said I would contribute no more until DWS was gone.
      We all need to contact them about her. This is preposterous.

      • 49 Deb
        February 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

        It is crazy. She does not need to be the head of the DNC. She does nothing. I also use to contribute to the DNC but have stopped.

  7. February 23, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Is Scott Walker at the White House? Or did the Koch Brothers order him not to go?

  8. 53 Linda
    February 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Shut up Tulsi Gabbard…you are making a fool of yourself.

    She is on CNN AGAIN spewing about ” Islamic Terrorism “

  9. 54 Judith Fardig
    February 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Congratulations to JER on getting in the door first. OFA has a new tool to call out climate deniers in Congress and among some Governors. I am going to tweet a few every day. Amazingly, Oregon does not have a single one of our own to tweet. Give it a try:


  10. 55 jziglar
    February 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

    The thing I find funny about certain people being mad about the Pentagon talking about a possible offensive against ISIS in Mosul is that the Iraqi government a few months ago was talking about a massive offensive against ISIS in northern Iraq in the spring and summer of 2015. This was before anything came out of the defense department.

  11. 56 donna dem 4 obama
    February 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Hello All,

    I’ve been in touch with @3ChicsPolitico. I’m not sure if its Ametia or Southern Girl2 that I am speaking with 🙂 but they are able to contact Rikyrah in the hospital and the report is that she is doing better this morning. They are grateful for the thoughts and prayers. I’ll keep you all posted as they get more news.

  12. February 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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  13. 69 Nena20409
    February 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    JER, Congrats on your Gold ⭐
    Hello TOD.
    Have not read anything today……
    Just wanted to pop in and drop this link.
    Josh “The Voice” Earnest

  14. 72 57andfemale
    February 23, 2015 at 12:45 pm

  15. 77 Nerdy Wonka
    February 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    They are the cutest!

  16. February 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm

  17. February 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Just say’n ….

    bbl ….

  18. February 23, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Whoa! Came home to find this from our local CBS station. May only be interesting to local folks, but I think when there’s whistleblowing going on, we all should be interested and informed. This involves Pilot/Flying J, which off course is the Haslam company…..our governor is Bill Haslam. Guy was fired from Morgan Stanley. Hmmmmmm. Interesting!


  19. 88 Judith Fardig
    February 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

  20. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm

  21. 90 Nerdy Wonka
    February 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm


  22. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

  23. 96 yardarm756
    February 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    On this date……..


    Feast Day of Saint Damian See Deaths below.


    1987 Supernova SN1987a The light from this supernova reaches the Earth. It was 164,000 light years away. The near simultaneous arrival of neutrinos and antineutrinos from the supernova provided the first empirical evidence that matter, antimatter, and photons all react similarly to gravity.

    1987 Supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud is sighted by Ian Shelton.

    1974 The Lord’s Prayer: Sister Janet Mead’s musical recording of the famous prayer makes it onto Billboard Top 100. It charted for 13 weeks, reaching #4 and going gold.

    1954 Inoculation of children with the Salk anti-polio vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.

    1945 World War II The American flag is raised on Iwo Jima by U.S. Marines. The Pulitzer-winning photo of this event was taken by Joe Rosenthal.

    1915 Nevada passes its “easy” divorce bill requiring only six months residence.

    1874 Tennis The game is patented by its inventor Major Walter C. Wingfield of Great Britain.

    1861 Civil War Texas becomes the 7th state to secede from the Union.


    1944 Johnny Winter American albino blues guitarist. Music: Silver Train (1973).

    1939 Peter Fonda American actor. Film: Easy Rider (1969).

    1929 Elston Gene Howard d. 1980 American baseball player, American League 1963 MVP and the first to use a baseball bat with a weight on the end to warm up in the on-deck circle (1969).

    1884 Casimir Funk d. 1967 Polish-born American chemist. He discovered vitamins (1912) and coined the word “vitamin.”

    1883 Victor Fleming d. 1949 American director. Film: The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Gone With the Wind (1939, Oscar).

    1883 Karl Jaspers d. 1969 German philosopher, promoter of the philosophy of existentialism.

    1868 William Edward Burghardt DuBois d. 1963 American educator, co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, 1909). He was the first black to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard (1895).

    1850 Cesar Ritz d. 1918 Swiss hotelkeeper, founded the world famous hotels in London, Paris, New York, etc.

    1685 George Frederick Handel d. 1759 German composer. Music: The Messiah (1742). Source: An Almanac of the Christian Church

    1680 Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville d. 1767 French governor of Louisiana (1701-13, 1718-26, 1733-43) and founder of New Orleans (1717).


    1998 Philip Abbott b. 1923 actor. TV: The FBI (Arthur Ward).

    1995 James Herriot b. 1916 (James Alfred Wight), Scottish veterinarian. His book All Creatures Great and Small (1972) was the basis for the popular BBC series.

    1965 Stan Laurel b. 1890 (Arthur Stanley Jefferson), British-born American comedian, actor. He made over 200 films with his partner Oliver Hardy.

    1957 John F. Mahoney b. 1889 American physician. He developed penicillin treatment for syphilis (1943). This virtualy eliminated tertiary syphilis of the brain, once a leading cause of insanity throughout the world.

    1934 Sir Edward Elgar b. 1857 English composer, famous for his “Pomp and Circumstance” marches.

    1855 Karl Friedrich Gauss b. 1777 German mathematician, astronomer. The magnetic unit of flux density “Gauss” is named for him. He also devised the method of least squares used in statistics.

    1848 John Quincy Adams b. 1767 6th U.S. President (1825-29), son of the 2nd president John Adams.

    1821 John Keats b. 1795 English poet. Writings: Endymion (1818) and Eve of St. Agnes (1820).

    1730 Benedict XIII b. 1649 religious leader, 245th Pope (1724-30).

    1447 Eugene IV b. ???? Italian religious leader, 207th Pope (1431-47).

    1072 Saint Peter Damian b. 1007 Italian Roman Catholic cardinal, patron saint of doctors. Know as a reformer, he opposed the sale of Church sacraments and marriage of clergy.

  24. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    February 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm

  25. 99 Nena20409
    February 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm

  26. 101 GGail
    February 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Angela Davis: A Lifetime of Revolution
    February 23, 2015 @ 8pm

    I’m just finding out that Angela Davis, THE Angela Davis will be speaking tonight at USC!

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