Chat Away

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60 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 hopefruit2
    May 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Hiya – 1st.

  2. 11 Ahero62
    May 14, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Tied for first but one of these days!! I don’t comment much but I come here everyday when I need some uplifting and positive vibes. Keep up the good work TODs.

  3. 14 GGail
    May 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Okay, so I’m not coming in this time at #53 🙂

    Congrats HF and Ahero62 for tieing on First.

  4. May 14, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    GE TOD! Congrats, HF!

    TEMPE, ARIZONA (The Borowitz Report)—After several days of controversy over whether he would have authorized an invasion of Iraq, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said on Thursday that the question was unimportant since it is now painfully clear that he will never be President. “Look, I can understand people wanting to know where I stand on this Iraq business if I actually had a chance of being elected,” he told an audience in Arizona. “But since I’ve pretty much pissed that away, what’s the point, really?”….

    …“I’m tied with Ben Carson in the polls, folks,” he said. “You heard me. Ben-freaking-Carson. A neurosurgeon. If you’re running in a Republican primary and can’t beat a scientist, you might as well put a fork in it.” When asked by a reporter what he would do to grow the economy, Bush laughed ruefully and said, “Well, I guess if I said that I’d do exactly what my brother did and drive the whole thing straight into the crapper, you folks would have a field day with that, wouldn’t you? But let’s get serious. You want an answer to that question, ask someone who actually has a chance at winning this damn thing. I’m sure Scott Walker would love to talk to you good people.”

    • 22 hopefruit2
      May 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks LP! The GOP circus is on the road for the next 18 months – coming to a town near you! Hurry – don’t let the tickets run out.

    • 23 MightyPamela
      May 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Satire it may be, but it resounds of undeniable Truth.

    • 25 nospin
      May 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      “I’m tied with Ben Carson in the polls, folks,” he said. “You heard me. Ben-freaking-Carson. A neurosurgeon. If you’re running in a Republican primary and can’t beat a scientist, you might as well put a fork in it.”

      is this satire? hahahahahahaahaha

    • 26 GGail
      May 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      LP!!! That is pure comedy gold😄😄

    • 28 amk for obama
      May 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      “If Jeb’s last name wasn’t Bush, his race for the Presidency would have ended this week. ”

      pathetic, isn’t it, when it should have been exact opposite?

  5. 29 JER
    May 14, 2015 at 7:22 pm

  6. May 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    “CUBA HAS FOR several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed. Until—maybe—now. The Obama administration has, of course, been trying to normalize relations with the island nation. And last month, during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s visit to Havana, Roswell Park Cancer Institute finalized an agreement with Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology to develop a lung cancer vaccine and begin clinical trials in the US. Essentially, US researchers will bring the Cimavax vaccine stateside and get on track for approval by the Food and Drug Administration….

    …How did Cuba end up with a cutting edge immuno-oncology drug? Though the country is justly famous for cigars, rum, and baseball, it also has some of the best and most inventive biotech and medical research in the world. That’s especially notable for a country where the average worker earns $20 a month. Cuba spends a fraction of the money the US does on healthcare per individual; yet the average Cuban has a life expectancy on par with the average American….Although President Obama has used his executive power to lift some restrictions against medical and research equipment, Congress must lift the Cuban embargo before collaborative research can ramp up. Johnson hopes to see Cuba embrace more entrepreneurialism in science, and see the US soak up more creative approaches to medical research. Constrained by politics, the Cuban researchers had to innovate in ways the US and Europe did not. Now maybe they’ll be able to teach their colleagues what they learned.”

    • 32 0388jojothecat
      May 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      I hope the Cuban people don’t suffer from the effects of greed. They benefited from this live saving medications only to have Big Pharma start charging more than what
      people can afford. My uncle died from lung cancer a long smoker.

      • May 14, 2015 at 7:46 pm

        Sorry about your uncle, Jo! I don’t think this will affect them considering their healthcare is free, but the opening of closed off markets will always invite greed…unfortunately. The Pharma industry is frustrating…for example the aids drugs they provide in Africa (for pennies on the dollar) are the same drugs that force many people into bankruptcy stateside. We basically subsidize many parts of the world through R&D and reap none of the domestic benefits as far as cost goes.

      • 34 amk for obama
        May 14, 2015 at 9:33 pm


        “to see Cuba embrace more entrepreneurialism in science, and see the US soak up more creative approaches to medical research”.

        aka make a few folks billionaires on the back of patients and the researchers.

  7. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Okay, gotta say … any photo of the President is good to see. But that image makes it appear he’s only talking to the trees at Camp David, or the rock wall, which he may as well have been with that crowd of “news” reporters, and I’m LMAO! I could just hear the President say to Pete Souza: “Just show me in the photographs. I don’t want to be associated with any of them.”

    Now I’m doing dialogue for the President! (Well, don’t we all?)

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  10. May 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Time for game 6….catch you on the flip side!

  11. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    • 47 0388jojothecat
      May 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      I like that…so true on so many areas. Americans would rather go blind than get insurance made easier by a Black man….

  12. 48 carolyn
    May 14, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Thinking about the Rethug self appointed potential candidates, I think I have a better name for them than Clown Car: They are the Ship of Fools! If they could use multi-syllabic words, I’d say a Confederacy of Dunces, but I think Ship of Fools will suffice nicely.

  13. May 14, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Our President looks so cool

  14. 51 Dudette
    May 14, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Welp, that said…

  15. May 14, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    In other words, this was all President Obama’s idea in the first place. Beyond the specifics of this program, that is significant because I can’t remember too many times in the past when previous presidents have advocated for a reduction in their own executive power.

  16. May 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Okay, I think I have a way to get the millienials out and voting blue in 2016 and far into the foreseeable future. I shared a post on facebook about the Obama Administration investigating student loan debt. A little while later I had 84 notifications. 84. And my computer pings every couple of minutes when another one appears. I have NEVER had a response like that before, and every one is a story about debt. If the Democratic presidential candidate ran on a platform of forgiving all student debt, or making college free or even consolidating or lowering interest rates this country would be blue in a heartbeat.

    • May 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Okay, now I’m up to over 300 responses and they are still clicking away. I’ve never posted anything that got that big of a response.

    • 59 globalcitizenlinda
      May 14, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      PBO is saying these things and working on implementing similar policies;

      problem is that not many people are listening to a word he says or following what he is doing

      • May 14, 2015 at 10:26 pm

        Well we out to spread it far and wide. These people are on fire! It’s probably the thing that they see most directly affects them.

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