Chat On

President Obama meeting Charlie and Camilla Windsor in the Oval today


Thanks a gazillion for all the lovely messages, still trying to get my work done-ish, back later

144 Responses to “Chat On”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    March 19, 2015 at 5:39 pm


  2. March 19, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Why does that woman make my skin crawl?

    • 16 vcprezofan2
      March 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm


      I have disliked her passionately for years, and not because she looks like a frump!

      • 18 GGail
        March 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

        Because she’s a home-wrecker?

        • 19 vcprezofan2
          March 19, 2015 at 6:18 pm

          I’ve disliked her ‘husband’ too, ever since I discovered that he deliberately abused the trust of a young innocent. LA lack of character is not restricted to the plebs.

          • 20 GGail
            March 19, 2015 at 6:33 pm

            Yes, I thought it was horrible of both of them to assume that the wife would eventually come around and tolerate and accept that there were 3 adults in her marriage.

            • 21 vcprezofan2
              March 19, 2015 at 6:41 pm

              I thought it was horrible of *him* to abuse her innocence. I do believe the young wife genuinely loved him in the beginning, and for him to ‘require’, then abuse, that innocence puts him below dirt in my estimation. Every time I see him, and/or his new wife, I’m disgusted. He strikes me as a very ‘common’ person, as well as a coward, title or no title. In fact, it was he who killed my previously desultory interest in the monarchy.

            • 22 SUE DUVALL SMITH
              March 19, 2015 at 8:10 pm


  3. 23 nospin
    March 19, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Congrats on your 30M hits Chips. You and your team of blog tyrants know how to do that thing. 😀

    Also want to say that I truly appreciate all the pics of Mankini Newt. 😀 😀 😀

  4. 24 Nena20409
    March 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Au ⭐ and Ag ⭐ too for VC.

    Now There is an Entrance! 😎

    TOD Rocks with 30,001,762 hits

  5. 25 Nena20409
    March 19, 2015 at 5:49 pm

  6. 26 Nena20409
    March 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm


  7. 28 Linda
    March 19, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Marco Rubio gets an ‘F’ on net neutrality essay from Mark Takano

    Former high school teacher Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) just could not resist trying to help Sen. Marco Rubio fully understand net neutrality. The results are hilarious.

    I only break out the red pen on special occasions. So when I saw Marco Rubio’s recent op-ed on Net Neutrality, you know I couldn’t resist. It is intentionally misleading, poorly researched, and littered with errors.

    Marco, please don’t draft essays on your return flight from Iowa. See me in my office and I’ll walk you through Net Neutrality.

    Here is the hilarious result.


    Must see. If someone can bring over the document that would be great….thanks

  8. March 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm

  9. 32 donna dem 4 obama
    March 19, 2015 at 6:02 pm


    • 33 nospin
      March 19, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      ““We need to make clear to Iran: You can play these silly games with our president that buys into them and our secretary of state, but the American people aren’t buying it and you’re going to pay a price,” Gohmert said.”


    • 35 Linda
      March 19, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      omg…..PBO threatened to shoot down Israeli planes ? lol……..

      Poor Louie…….does he really think any country in the ME would allow Israeli War planes in their airspace. They would be shot down immediately by any and every country in the region. We would watch it in real time.

      Poor Louie……..he needs to go home and attend to his asparagus plants and watch out for those terror babies he claims are crawling over the southern border.

    • March 19, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    • March 19, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      ANd what happens after bombing Iran Mr. Gohmert?

      I just can’t stomach that one of the two main political parties in the USA is now full of ignorant imbeciles who are not able to evaluate the consequences of their actions. Stupid bullies who live in fantasyland, where invading a country means you’ll be greeted as liberators, where bombing a country means they’ll submit to your authority immediately instead of retaliating. A fantasy land where the USA can submit the whole world into submission, without suffering any consequence…

  10. March 19, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Prince Charles wife sitting there all stiff doesn’t look like she have an ounce of life in her.

  11. 40 hopefruit2
    March 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm

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  13. March 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    bella2758, you read my mind. I cannot stand to look at that woman.

    What did Charles Windsor(Ms. Chips corrected version of his real name) see in that old hag? He looks just as old and stiff. He has been waiting since 1952 to become king. He and she needs to get a job. Talk about welfare! This has to be the biggest welfare fraud ever!
    What the hell do they do?
    I just do not get it. How can you look so bad doing nothing?

    • 54 99ts
      March 19, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      They have a long history LDS – he should have married her when they were a couple in 1970s – tried to keep her waiting for years (like his son managed to do) but Camilla was much more her own woman. Some folks don’t age well – I can sure at me to the list.

      • March 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm

        99ts That was cruel of me to judge her looks and I am sorry.
        I did know that they had history. But I get so emotional because I know Diana was used. She and no one deserves that.
        Sacrificial lambs always leave a legacy.

        The only list you are added to is TOD list.
        I see your heart and that is the only thing that matters.

        • 56 99ts
          March 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm

          Purely my opinion – Charles should never have married Diana – she was a very impressionable teen – who could refuse such an offer at that age! She also died very young and will always be remembered as to how she was at that time.

          I was not meaning to be critical – we all have our views – I just feel Camilla lost a lot for being her own person in her youth. Thank you for replying – much appreciated

  14. March 19, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    • March 19, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      “The conversation between the two was unusually brief.”

      I bet it was! President Obama probably didn’t let Bibi even say hello or good bye 🙂

      • March 19, 2015 at 6:49 pm

        Seriously! TERSE is probably the operative term.

        • March 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm

          You know it, meta!!

          From a National Security perspective, meta, I’ve thought for the better part of 3 decades that the US would be vulnerable to much less hate in the Muslim world if we would recognize and help develop Palestine. I also consider it the best action we could take to help Israelis achieve peace in the region.

          Now, we have no excuse not to recognize a Palestinian State and work with all the stakeholders in the region to ensure that Israels illegal occupation is terminated and a sustainable Palestine is the focus of the international community.

  15. 67 99ts
    March 19, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    GM from my world – wow – 30 million! wtg Ms Chips. I’ve been reading the last thread & it seems many folks found TOD the same way as I did – via BWD’s pictures at that other place – took me a year or so to post being from a long way away – has been an amazing ride with you all – and still more to come.

    Love that TOD has gone onwards and upwards while “that other place” has lost its heart.

  16. March 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm

  17. March 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    BUT he’s not a woman!!

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  20. 72 desertflower
    March 19, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Just an observation….what I can’t see is Diana married to this man….Camilla seems to fit him just fine.

  21. March 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm

  22. March 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    • 77 desertflower
      March 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      to be a fly on the wall for that one:) PBO has never been under any illusions about Bibi..he knows that guy is a lying SOB….Lady Karma WILL be making a visit. Shoulda not done that shit, Bibi….too smart by half.

  23. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    He appears to have post-traumatic stress in this photo, IMHO.

    • March 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      He has such a baby face. I am so glad the cops did not kill him I only feel sorry for the next AA young man this cop confronts who might not be as lucky. I was listening to The Mic 92.1 Madison iheart radio about the other AA young man who was murdered by the cop who illegally entered his home. Two young AA men went to the police department to give their eye witness testimony and were held against their wishes and their parents nor attorneys could see them. WHY would their parents or adults close to them allow them to go to the police department without an attorney to monitor what they say. I am hearing that AA’s will no longer call the police for help no matter what the circumstances in fear that some innocent AA will be killed. I am afraid that with the summer coming that we might have a really bad race riot in the cities due to all these killings. I don’t know if this is what the 1% want to scare the independents from voting for Democrats in 2016 but cooler heads need to prevail.

      • 80 jacquelineoboomer
        March 19, 2015 at 7:47 pm

        It’s not a good period for our country, but especially not good for young AA men. I’m upping my prayers on the total scenario.

  24. 81 arapaho415
    March 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    MSM is too busy siding with poor Bibi to report on PBO’s most recent executive order — but they’re also ignoring Charlie and Camilla, as Chips calls them, LOL):

    This executive order was signed the same day as this was reported:

  25. 85 FoxfireTX
    March 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Congratulations Chips on the 30 mil, and thank you for providing this wonderful place for us. Thanks as well to NW and everyone else who contribute so much. I too came here originally because of BWD, but must admit that as a dog lover this suits me even better:-)

    As to Bibi, he is just like the Rs in thinking he can somehow roll PBO as he has done with past presidents. He has learned nothing the last six years and I hope he pays dearly for his remarks. They will not be forgotten and there will be a price to pay. I feel bad for the Israelis who did not vote for him but it is the system they have so they’ll have to live with it.

  26. 86 Nena20409
    March 19, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    MS, you did this in 2015.
    Media, Talk hate Radio and GOPers hateful rhetoric. Congratulations. There is no ifs and buts on the fact of this evil. In NC the death of a Black man found on a swing set has yet to be ruled officially as a hanging.

    • 87 Jeff
      March 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      this sounds like a lynching. Am beyond horrified and saddened that something like this would happen in this day and age but of course I would be lying to myself if I claimed to be surprised.

        March 19, 2015 at 8:18 pm


  27. March 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I like that poll.

  28. March 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    So, because I had a bit of downtime at the desk, I went to Wikipedia and did some number crunching on the Israeli election.

    Bibi’s natural partners are: The Jewish Home, Shas, Yisrael Beiteinu, and United Torah Judaism. Add their numbers to Likud’s and you get to 57 seats.

    Zionist Union’s natural partners are: Joint List (the Arab party), Yesh Atid, and Meretz. Adding their numbers to ZU and you get 53 seats.

    Which means that Kulanu’s 10 seats are the kingmakers.

    Kulanu’s leader defected from Likud, and Likudniks have said very disparaging things about him. He might join Bibi anyway, because politics, but it’ll be at a price. Or, he might not join Bibi at all. Then what would they do? ZU could form a 63 seat govt with them. Or they may give no one the majority, and leave Bibi to form a weak, minority govt, which could collapse at any moment.

    Bibi hasn’t won shit yet.

    • March 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      To be clear: no Israeli govt has ever incorporated Arab MKs into a cabinet. Not sure it would happen this time. the Joint List would more likely support a ZU govt from the outside. But, as I said, Bibi doesn’t have the numbers yet, just first crack.

      • 95 0388jojothecat
        March 19, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        Thanks LL. It seems the media has moved on that Bibi won and the show is over, nothing to see here. I would love for the Kulanu join the ZU just to “F” over Bibi.

        • March 19, 2015 at 8:01 pm

          The US media thinks: Bibi has the most seats! He won! RAWR!

          Winning the most seats just means he gets first crack at forming a govt. It doesn’t mean that he’ll be able to. He’s at 57 seats. He needs Kulanu, and there’s no guarantee he’ll get them. If he doesn’t, the best he can hope for is that Kulanu will stay out of govt altogether and he’ll be left with a weak minority govt, which will last about, oh, 5 seconds.

      • 97 Jeff
        March 19, 2015 at 7:55 pm

        you don’t think it’s possible that Bibi cheated?

    • 100 amk for obama
      March 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      yup. elections are around the corner.

    • March 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Correct, LL.

      Over the past 24 h, I have had to explain to many folk that Bibi will either emerge with a fragile government or no government at all.

      Have little doubt that the Kulanu folk have been attentive to how President Obama chastised Bibi, today. You know the Zionist Union folk are urging them to do so along the lines of ‘…. we’re &c*ked with the US if we allow Bibi to form a governmnent ….’

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  31. 104 amk for obama
    March 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.


    It’s a wonderful wuuuurld.

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    • 112 99ts
      March 19, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Grand juries have changed their role for police shootings. Grand juries are called so a prosecutor can give evidence as to why someone should be charged. There is never supposed to be a defense. With police shootings the Grand Jury sees only a defense – from the prosecutors – so much for independence from the police.

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  36. March 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    This is the second in the TPP Education Project series, in which TPV aims to shed light on the Trans-Pacific Partnership under negotiation by the Obama administration with 11 countries on both sides of the Pacific. Little of the information available through mainstream channels on this is anything more than panic-glazed hyperventilating, and we intend to set the record straight.

  37. March 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Always trying to catch up, it’s probalby up to 35 million by now, but here I am, thrilled. I am so proud of you CHIPSTICKS for creating a magnet of goodness, truth, honesty, integrity, flat-out hilarious, generous, worthy and fascinating words and pix and videos and ideas and opinions that educates and inspires and blesses the world. What a privilege to come here. What a good place to come to. Thankful for you, all the Blog Tyrants, and all the people who people this place in such dear, sassy, funny, moving, worthy ways. May the goodness you’ve done come back to you multiplied. 30 million. DANG! World-changer.

  38. March 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    • 137 vcprezofan2
      March 19, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      I have to say she looks a bit less frumpy now that she’s standing (at least in this picture).

      • March 19, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        Afternoon/evening VeeeeeeeCeeeeeee!!

        • 139 vcprezofan2
          March 19, 2015 at 9:41 pm

          Hi, honeybee! I notice you love Camilla as much as I do. NOT

          • 140 99ts
            March 19, 2015 at 9:57 pm

            Her husband may deserve your scorn, but why is it always the woman who catches the abuse? Charles played her for a fool in the 1970s – she left. He obviously enticed her back – after marrying a young woman who had no idea what she was getting herself into.

            We had a young lass murdered in the early evening a day or two ago – there has been an arrest. The police reaction – women should not walk in the park alone. Always blame the woman.

            “After the murder of teenager Masa Vukotic, a police officer suggested women shouldn’t be alone in parks. Once again women were being told the onus was on THEM to adjust THEIR behaviour, writes Lauren Rosewarne.”

            • 141 vcprezofan2
              March 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm

              TS, I read the first part of your response (in the notification box) and chuckled. You and I always seem to get into these discussions. I have firm views that it takes two to tango, and I wouldn’t compare the frump’s case with that of a woman who has been murdered. I won’t engage you on this this time – will only add that BOTH Charlie and Camilla have my scorn. I thought I made that clear.

              • 142 99ts
                March 19, 2015 at 10:15 pm

                Calling her a “frump” defines the situation. (She is in her late 60s – most women do not use plastic surgery to hide aging.) Sorry that you feel this way. I didn’t see what you called Charles.

                Blaming women for whatever unfair reason carries on the “unequal” myth. Feel free to discuss – I have NO opinion on British royalty – other than an outdated relic of the past – I simply think women are way too maligned because of how they look and how they live their lives – while men are “forgiven” – look at some in the US congress.

                • 143 vcprezofan2
                  March 19, 2015 at 10:27 pm

                  TS, I don’t think you and I will ever totally agree in our response to certain female behaviours. In this instance I frankly do not like Camilla, and I wouldn’t if she had a hundred plastic surgeries and looked like a ‘queen’. You actually capture quite nicely the reason I don’t like her. “Charles played her for a fool in the 1970s – she left. He obviously enticed her back – after marrying a young woman who had no idea what she was getting herself into.” I don’t like *him* for almost the same reasons….and I called him common, lacking in character and a coward – I think.

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