140 Responses to “Waiting…..”

  1. 1 Jeff
    April 2, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I hope this is a good deal.

    I am not wary of Iran or whether it’s a good deal or not. What I am wary of is the radical right in this country and what they are subjecting fellow Americans to.

    • 5 Jeff
      April 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      kind of a confusing message and contradictory.

      It represents my feelings about Iran though considering the media is quick to bring up the injustices that occur in Iran and ignores our own failings and seemingly overlooks Saudi Arabia and Egypt’s human rights abuses.

    • 8 Vicki
      April 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Jeff, you are so right.
      The RW will call it a bad deal and try to destroy it no matter what the merits of the deal are.
      The RW agenda is primarily interested in defeating President Obama.

      Same efforts as they made about Obamacare and I hope with identical futility.

      • 9 Vicki
        April 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm

        This comment is to Jeff’s first posting.
        I agree with GGail that a more upbeat view would be welcome. jeff is taking over from jovie, apparently.

        • 10 GGail
          April 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm

          jeff was like this even when jovie was here.

          I’m a delicate flower and while I enjoy some rain, too much weighs me down.

          There are ways to look at a situation such as the IranTalks and focus on the positive while realizing all is not as we would like it to be.

  2. 19 GGail
    April 2, 2015 at 12:20 pm


    Sen. Al Franken has a suggestion for David Letterman’s new career after the comedian says goodbye to late-night TV in May.

    Why not run for Senate in Indiana, since GOP Sen. Dan Coats is retiring after the 2016 elections?

    Franken, the Saturday Night Live comedian-turned-politician, was discussing Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law when Letterman, a Hoosier, asked what could be done to make Gov. Mike Pence feel “uncomfortable.”

  3. 20 Nerdy Wonka
    April 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    President Obama channeling Frank Underwood, dancing, cracking up, connecting with Vice President Biden, being super duper cool with the baby, etc., is freaking awesome.

  4. 26 GGail
    April 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    State and federal authorities have arrested three members of the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan — all of whom either work, or have worked, for Florida’s troubled prison agency — on charges of conspiring to kill a former prison inmate, prosecutors say.

    Arrested Thursday were Thomas Jordan Driver, 25, David Elliot Moran, 47, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42, according to a news release from the state Attorney General’s Office. All three face charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

    Prosecutors say Driver and Morgan work for the Department of Corrections, and Newcomb is a former prison employee.

    “The defendants plotted the murder as retaliation for a fight between the inmate, who is African American, and Driver,” said in a prepared statement. The three belong to the Traditional Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, prosecutors say.

    Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said that the officials arrested were “part of a white supremacist group that was targeting inmates.”

    Jones, who briefed Sen. Rob Bradley R-Fleming Island, after a hearing on her confirmation by the Senate Criminal Justice Appropriations, told him “we have done all the ‘intel’ work inside the prison. We have a handle on this.”

    Jones told reporters she not aware of the investigation until the FBI was prepared to make the arrests. “You guys know more than I do,” she said and call “The FBI briefed me on the arrest. Not the circumstances. I helped them make the arrest and I wasn’t told what the circumstances were.”

    She said the incident was “disquieting.”

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article17207408.html#storylink=cpy

  5. April 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I so HOPE there is something substantive to report on Iran, that the main issues are resolved. I know there is great contention over lifting sanctions immediately versus over time but perhaps something concrete has emerged that is acceptable to all.


  6. 28 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    So sad. After Ebola, now this…

  7. April 2, 2015 at 12:26 pm


  8. April 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Paging Annie Lowery……hello hello???

  9. 38 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Hello TOD.
    TGITH 😉
    Au for Jeff, Yes! Congrats.
    So there is some #IranDeal News coming soon?
    Thanks Pres Obama!
    Let the Right, Lame and Lazy DC/NY Pundits have their HateAche 😉
    Wow…….I am so Happy. The Happy Song is dancing in my head now 😉

  10. 39 GGail
    April 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Pete Souza has recently posted the cutest instagram of Bo, who’s looking like “dude, what cha doing?” 🙂

  11. 46 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 12:32 pm

  12. 49 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    • 50 FoxfireTX
      April 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      I’ve been pretty impressed with the US Security team and law enforcement for the number of folks they are finding before an attack happens, or they leave the country. Given the size of the US and our disparate population, has to be incredibly difficult.

  13. April 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

  14. 54 FoxfireTX
    April 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    If true, this is somewhat disconcerting, and should send a strong message to our idiot Congress that there isn’t much room for error, or more sanctions. But of course, that assumes that they put the security concerns of the US above politics. How silly of me to think that.

  15. April 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    This guy is on my last nerve.

  16. 56 Vicki
    April 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I just turned on Andrea Mitchell who is interviewing Richard Engel and they are talking about what Bibi and Saudi Arabia will think. They are mildly hysterical. All doom and gloom and if you didn’t know who they were you’d deduce these idiots worked for Israel.

    Poor misguided overpaid puppets.

  17. 59 Don
    April 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    If President Obama has ok’d the deal well then I’m sold. He has earned my trust time and time again.

    • 60 hopefruit2
      April 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you. And the fact that certain media shills are having meltdowns gives me even more confidence that this is something positive…

    • April 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      My uneducated guess: I don’t think they have a deal. I think they have a broad outline of a deal with some important details agreed upon and some sticking points that still need to be ironed out, if possible.

      • 62 hopefruit2
        April 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm

        It’s a move in the right direction – which is why the MSM is having a meltdown and bringing on the naysayers….

        • April 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

          Absolutely. I’m extremely proud of our team, their endurance and determination to work on our behalf, on the world’s behalf. Iran is crazy if they don’t move forward with this. The alternative is not good for them in the least.

      • 64 Vicki
        April 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm

        I think you’re right, meta. a framework and a completed deal by June

      • 65 GGail
        April 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

        That’s my guess too meta. PBO is looking for incremental progress and I think this was achieved

      • 66 jackiegrumbacher
        April 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

        I agree with you, meta. It sounds as if they have enough of an ‘agreement’ that they can proceed to the details that will lead to a signed document in June. I’ve heard people stupid enough to say they don’t understand what takes so long, forgetting that delicate treaties and agreements have, throughout history, taken a very long time to complete.

  18. 67 amk for obama
    April 2, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    al shabab terrorist attack toll now at 70. College kids. Jesus.

  19. April 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    • 69 jackiegrumbacher
      April 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      And, of course, that intense public interest puts great pressure on Iranian negotiators not to walk away.

  20. 70 Don
    April 2, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Chris Coons you are a spineless Dem, to sit there and let Lady Greenspan talk you into second guessing President Obama is shameful.

    • 71 Vicki
      April 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      We are on the same page, Don. Chris Coons is bad news. He didn’t “let” Lady G. do anything. He is awful all on his own.

  21. 72 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    More suspects caught!!!

    U.S. citizen suspected of being al-Qaeda operative captured, brought to New York

    An American citizen who was once thought to be a top operative in al-Qaeda has been detained in Pakistan and secretly flown to New York to face federal terrorism charges, according to U.S. officials. Muhanad Mahmoud al Sarekh was expected to be arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn on Thursday.
    The Washington Post

  22. 73 Vicki
    April 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Now Chris Coons traitor Dem senator is chiming in.

    PBO has almost no allies in DC. If Ben Cardin takes Menendez’ seat in Foreign Relations Comm that is not good either. Cardin is AIPAC.
    Best would be if Barbara Boxer agrees to give up her other top spot and take over as ranking member of Sen. For. Rel.

    • April 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      My guess is she would love that plum job as she sails out of the Senate. Hope she does because she loves POTUS and is tough as nails.

  23. 75 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Random… but interesting.

    • 76 Nena20409
      April 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      Note how in any Media Conversation…..Context is lacking…….They will ignore History and the Constitution…..on Religion and Government in USA.
      USA is almost 239 yrs old.
      The 1993 Congressional intervention law……is once again biting Us All.
      The Robert’s Courts has once again made Hobby Lobby’s insane ruling a problematic.

  24. 77 Don
    April 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Just remember one thing people, the same people that are on t.v. bad-mouthing a possible deal are the same people that didn’t know that bin Laden was being dumped into the sea until President Obama told them.

  25. 81 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

  26. 86 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm

  27. 87 No Child Left Behind
    April 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm

  28. 88 Don
    April 2, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    These mofo’s on MSNBC seem almost sad that a deal with Iran has been possibly reached.

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  31. 93 forus50
    April 2, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  32. 94 Vicki
    April 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    MSNBC still yapping on about Bibi Nutjob. No wonder nobody watches this station.

    Mitchell is predicting “how hard this will be for PBO and SOS Kerry.” And the difference between now and every single day since January of 2009 is???

    These worthless fools will never admit how beaten they are.

    No matter what the RW, GOP and Media throw at Our Team, President Obama moves our country towards justice and decency.

  33. April 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm


    • April 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    • 103 Don
      April 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      If only the GOP had uttered that back in January 2009 instead of holding meetings to discredit our President they wouldn’t look like the fools that they look like now.

    • 104 Vicki
      April 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      meta, you never gave up. I applaud you for that. In the next crisis I will be looking to emulate your good nature.

      I had days when I lost my faith. I didn’t share my doubts here because I hoped I was wrong and I Was Wrong. Yay! I was wrong.
      When I felt bad I didn’t post. Why bring down this community with me was what I was thinking.

      • April 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm

        Vicki, it’s been a HUGE roller coaster, for sure. Which, thanks to the RWNJs in our nation, is true for everything PBO and his team have accomplished over the last 6 years. I cling to HOPE because it’s the only saving grace we have at times when things look so very grim, like the dog days of August 2008 (OMG).

        The bottom line is that I trust PBO implicitly and completely to do what is best for all of us. I know he won’t compromise his principles just to say he got it done and I know he won’t give up when it gets hard. He is the MASTER at that!

        I appreciate your comments and insights, no matter the mood. It’s important to have all perspectives, especially in important matters such as this one.

        • 106 Vicki
          April 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm

          I thank you for your kind thoughts meta and i, too, trust PBO unconditionally. My darkest fears are better kept to myself. especially since I am so frequently wrong.

      • April 2, 2015 at 1:52 pm

        Vicki we are fam…it is ok to share your fears and doubts….we don’t only share the euphoric times …we share it all ..(((hugs))

  34. 108 amk for obama
    April 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Both aj and bbc led with Kenya story while teann is just showing only bubbleheads second guessing what will be said the news conference so far.

  35. 109 Ladyhawke
    April 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

  36. 110 Nerdy Wonka
    April 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  37. 111 JER
    April 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  38. 112 Linda
    April 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Angie’s List, one of the first companies to object to Indiana’s religious freedom law, on Thursday morning said that the changes proposed by Indiana lawmakers did not go far enough in addressing the company’s concerns.

    “Our position is that this ‘fix’ is insufficient,” Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle said in a statement, according to the Indianapolis Star. “There was no repeal of RFRA and no end to discrimination of homosexuals in Indiana.”

    Oesterle said that as long as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) remains in place and Indiana does not provide further protections for gays and lesbians, Angie’s List will not expand its presence in the state, according to the Star.


    Good… now the rest need to reject this fake fix also/.

  39. April 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Rejoice, my friends, and take breath, chicken littlers. Peace is breaking out, #IRANTalks. Blessed are the Peace Makers, beginning with President Barack Obama.

  40. 117 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    The Obama Team keeps on Ticking, getting Stuff Done, Moving #FORWARD for the betterment of Mankind…..
    What is the opposition doing………Only left with HateAche.
    Karma. Prudence. Poetic Justice. Nope!
    Reality in the Era of one and Only President Obama. May God Continue to Bless you, your family and those who are working for Greater Peace in the #IranDeal.

  41. 119 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Pope Francis is also told by his doctor to loose some weight……actually, to go on a Diet.
    The Cardinal from NY is currently playfully mocking His Holiness. Cardinal from NY is not that slim….. you see 😉

  42. 120 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  43. 122 Vicki
    April 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Big day for President Obama. i sure hope Chelsea isn’t pregnant again

  44. April 2, 2015 at 1:35 pm


  45. 132 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Funny…not hahahehe, but funny ironically, the people with No/Zero Credibility in the Era of Pres Obama……Dick Cheney, Kristol, The MSM, GOPers, Teabaggers, NeoCons, etc are always demanding that Pres Obama and Team achieve Different sets of standard from past US Administrations……
    Once again……Judged by a different scale. Even when time and time again, when the Naysayers are proven wrong……they dig in, move the goal posts, scream, shout and the MSM is there to cuddle their proven past deeds and pretend Nothing ever happened in these USA……………. until Jan 20th, 2009.

    • 133 Don
      April 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      And the job numbers come out tomorrow, the only thing that could make this any better is that Tiger announces tomorrow he’s playing the Masters next week.

  46. 134 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm

  47. 137 hopefruit2
    April 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Here they come!! on CSPAN, that is…

  48. 140 Nena20409
    April 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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