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Jun
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

Randomness, 2004

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Today

11:45 EDT: The President meets with governors of Western States via video teleconference; The Situation Room

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On This Day: President Obama adjusts the tie of Coast Guard Military Aide Cdr. Scott S. Phy’s son outside the Oval Office, June 12, 2014. Cdr. Phy and his family were in the Oval Office for an award citation and departure photos with the President (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Morning!


159 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    June 12, 2015 at 8:10 am

    FURST.

    • June 12, 2015 at 8:14 am

      ๐Ÿ˜†

      Well? Did you find it?

    • 8 jackiegrumbacher
      June 12, 2015 at 8:39 am

      It’s perfect, AMK. I love that little guy with his happy ears and face!

      • 9 99ts
        June 12, 2015 at 8:50 am

        I keep thinking “the flying nun”!! but I do realise it is a wee flying elephant. Do hope you are feeling better today jackie & the docs get thing sorted asap

        • 10 jackiegrumbacher
          June 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

          Thanks, 99ts. Still feeling a little rocky today after that long needle went through my chest. Have an appointment with the pulmonary specialist on Tuesday, so I won’t rest easy until I know what’s in store.

          • 11 amk for obama
            June 12, 2015 at 9:04 am

            Best wishes, jackie.

          • 13 99ts
            June 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

            I do understand that – sometimes I think the waiting and wondering is worse that what is actually wrong! A couple of my older relatives used to diagnose themselves on the net – and rarely if ever did they get it right. I refuse to go there & just wait for my doc to pass on the news. Often it is much better than we think – so hoping all goes well for you.

            Yesterday I came down with the “common cold”. First time in years I got a cold – after having a flu injection & now they seem to come every year. No idea where this one came from – can’t even blame the grandbabe as sadly (for us) they are living further away & we don’t see them as often as we did.

            • 14 jackiegrumbacher
              June 12, 2015 at 9:15 am

              You are so right about self-diagnosis, 99. It can drive you nuts imaging what something could be from the information on the net, but unless you’re a trained MD you have no idea what the generalized information means for your own health. That’s why, I, too stay away from it.

              • 15 jackiegrumbacher
                June 12, 2015 at 9:17 am

                I pushed “post” too early. Meant to say I hope you feel better soon. Colds at any time of the year are a bummer. Pamper yourself and get well soon.

                • 16 99ts
                  June 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

                  Thanks jackie – We were supposed to be going on a road trip to an 80th birthday – but I’m glad we cancelled out – tis much easier to be miserable at home. We are going to do the trip in a few weeks and have a private party with the birthday “girl” ๐Ÿ™‚

            • June 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

              99ts, I agree with you in principle about using the internet “only” to diagnose oneself. However, the Mayo Clinic website is very valuable in provide information to discuss with your Physician. Just saying.

              • 18 99ts
                June 12, 2015 at 9:32 am

                I’m sure there are some positives RanMan – I just had some relatives frieking themselves out for no valid reason – so tend to stay clear unless I’m looking for how to dress a wound or the content of a medicine sort of stuff.

                I’ve always preferred to let the doc tell me what he/she thinks. I am somewhat weird in that I really don’t want to know the details so rarely ask questions.

          • 20 yardarm756
            June 12, 2015 at 10:12 am

            If they thought the news would be real bad, they would have kept you there……..I’m praying for a good report. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 21 57andfemale
            June 12, 2015 at 10:40 am

            {{{{{jackie}}}}}

          • 22 Judith Fardig
            June 12, 2015 at 10:54 am

            Jackie, I hope all that fluid they removed was not harboring anything that will cause you any more problems. Breathe easier and keep healing! Hugs!

          • 24 99ts
            June 12, 2015 at 9:23 am

            GM or GE amk
            Mr 99 & I are unemployed. Less stress – but I’m still overweight! He has been thin all his life – the jealous runs deep.

            As for the workers – too much US fast food

            • 25 amk for obama
              June 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

              I meant the stress part. I thought aussies were happy go lucky peeps.

              • 26 99ts
                June 12, 2015 at 9:37 am

                Lots of job stress for other than entry level jobs. I had a couple of jobs where I was on call virtually 24 X7 & expected to put 10 hours in at the office on week days – no idea now why I did it. Mr 99 got it right – he refused promotions cause he wanted to be the scientist – not the manager. Hard to refuse the money but it did make our lives much more enjoyable. The days of “sun surf sand” are sadly disappearing – especially with RWNJ government.

            • 27 57andfemale
              June 12, 2015 at 10:41 am

              Mr. 57 is within 5 pounds of his weight when he was 20. I know exactly how you feel, 99.

              • 28 99ts
                June 12, 2015 at 10:55 am

                And the daughter follows me – we gain weight from the smell of food – sigh.

                GM 57 – I actually tried to go to bed – with a head cold – minute I lie down, I can’t breathe – so I’m going to stay up and fall asleep at the desk!

                • 29 57andfemale
                  June 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

                  Prop yourself up with enough pillows tonight and get some sleep!

                  I only have a metabolism if I exercise at least an hour a day, and that was before menopause! Now, if I’m in the same vicinity of a cookie, I gain weight.

                  Men suck. That’s all there is to it!

    • 32 Nena20409
      June 12, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      That is so sweet, Amk.
      His face say it all ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 33 Nena20409
      June 12, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Congrats on your FURST Au โญ

  2. 34 amk for obama
    June 12, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Rules that prevent net firms from blocking or slowing down online traffic can go ahead, a US federal appeals court has ruled.

    A three-judge panel said it will not postpone implementation of net neutrality rules, despite opposition from firms such as Verizon and AT&T.

    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler called it “a victory for internet consumers”.

    But it is unlikely to be the end of legal action from opponents.

    Mr Wheeler, who pushed the rule changes through, welcomed the decision.

    “Starting Friday, there will be a referee on the field to keep the internet fast, fair and open,” he said.

    “Blocking, throttling, pay-for-priority fast lanes and other efforts to come between consumers and the internet are now things of the past. The rules also give broadband providers the certainty and economic incentive to build fast and competitive broadband networks.”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33107597

    weren’t the loony lefties beating their collective chests over wheeler?

    • 35 jackiegrumbacher
      June 12, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Hard to keep track of all the chest beating and hair pulling that goes on among the hysterical left. They get pleasure from outrage and all that “sky is falling” stuff gives them a buzz. They’re welcome to it. I always think of the image of PBO brushing the dust off his shoulders.

  3. June 12, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. Congrats amk on being “FURST” this morning.

    To all, I hope you have an absolutely gorgeous and fun-fill day today. โค โค โค

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. โญ๐Ÿ† โญ๐Ÿ† โญ๐Ÿ†

  4. 41 jackiegrumbacher
    June 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Good morning all! It will be interesting to see if Boehner brings the TAA and TPP to a floor vote today. I’m trying not to stress out about it, the ACA ruling, or any other political issues today. Yesterday’s lung procedure really wiped me out and I’m trying to keep as upbeat an attitude as possible for the sake of sanity and health. Whatever happens, our President will know what to do and that’s the one certainty we can all rely on.

    That 2004 photo is one I never saw before. I love it. Thanks, Chips.

    • June 12, 2015 at 9:08 am

      GM Jackie, I hope and pray that the lung procedure resolves the fluid issue. Look forward with great anticipation for wonderful day ahead. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ† ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ† ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ†

    • 44 Don
      June 12, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Jackie, the beauty of all of this is that the American people know that President Obama has their best interest in mind. The American also people know that the ACA and the TAA and TPP is all about trying to make things better for everyday working folk. I don’t think President Obama is particularly worried about the vote for the TAA and the TPP or how the Supreme Court rules on the ACA. President Obama goes to sleep every night knowing in his heart that he’s tried his best to help the average American citizen.

    • 46 sabreen60
      June 12, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Jackie, my prayers and thoughts are with you.

    • 47 Vicki
      June 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Avoiding the stressful goings on in DC today is a wise choice, jackieg. In line with what you said, did you see a happy and relaxed PBO at the baseball game last night? He and therefore, we, will be alright whatever happens today with President Obama at the helm.

      Also, I agree with yardarm—-If the doctors were very concerned you would be coming back for an appointment sooner than Thursday.
      Kisses and hugs to you, jackie.

  5. 48 Linda
    June 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Morning.

    That cute little elephant reminds me of Dumbo.

    Speaking of dumbo’s… the looney left is threatening to primary any Dem that votes for TPA/TPP

    • 49 99ts
      June 12, 2015 at 9:13 am

      They don’t seem to have the skill of the RWNJs when it comes to primaries – so I doubt anyone will be bothered.

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      June 12, 2015 at 9:21 am

      Linda, these guys talk big, but they rarely have the ability to pull off primary challenges because 1) they aren’t that organized–even the unions; and 2) there aren’t that many willing Dems waiting in the wings to be manipulated by them. They’re very big on bluster, but short on follow through.

  6. 52 GGail
    June 12, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    Friday’s Good ๐ŸŽ‰

    • 53 0388jojothecat
      June 12, 2015 at 9:48 am

      How are you feeling GGail?

      • 54 GGail
        June 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

        Hi jojo! I’m dragging and coughing and blowing while at work. How does one body contain so much mucus? Oh the bright side, I have two days to lay about. Hurry up 4:30pm! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Thanks for asking. How you doin? (Wendy style) ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. June 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

    POTUS is on Capitol Hill meeting with the Democrats.

  8. 68 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2015 at 9:57 am

    MOOOrning, TOD.

    This had everyone’s jaw dropping last night. That moment a white woman in Spokane, Washington pretended to be Black for years and profited off it. She was exposed by her parents. The lengths she went to, to pretend to be Black…wow. The black face (she perfected it), her online presence (so many pictures passing off black culture as hers), passing off a black man as her father, profiting, erasing, and occupying space while other black women were struggling, having a business on the side which benefitted mainly because she passed herself off as Black.

    OMG.

    There truly is no difference in blue and red states when it comes to taking advantage of minorities.

    • 69 vcprezofan2
      June 12, 2015 at 11:35 am

      My question would be – Does she go back and forth or does she just ‘remain black’ in all her endeavours? Because (playing devil’s advocate, or tongue in cheek, or whatever), given that we are becoming more accepting of transgender individuals, couldn’t there be space for ‘trans-racial’ individuals (other than *genuine* ‘trans-racials’)? Do we know if this woman hasn’t felt black all her life? Maybe there was no intent to defraud, just to live like who she thought she was? At a glance at her credentials she seems more knowledgeable about the black woman’s life/struggle than some of us are, which would suggest she has done a fair amount of research.

      • June 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm

        It appears she lives totally with a Black identity. She’s lied for years on job applications other legal documents, fake black father and children and on and on. But the worst of it is lying about acts of racism perpetrated against her. Some sort of attention seeking personality disorder. Why not be a civil rights activist as who you really are?

        • 71 vcprezofan2
          June 12, 2015 at 12:29 pm

          ‘Why not be a civil rights activist as who you really are?’

          But, do we know if this isn’t who she really is….to herself?
          Also, you and I both know she would have had major ‘credibility’ issues if she’d tried to be an advocate for black women ‘as who she really’ is.

      • 72 Obama Grandmama
        June 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm

        I actually was thinking the very same thing, vc.

        • 73 vcprezofan2
          June 12, 2015 at 12:39 pm

          My take is we never know what’s in the heart of someone, OG, and given all the people who show one person outside while living another person on the inside, I don’t want to be too hasty to judge.

          In addition, I feel we shouldn’t forget the fact that many, many ‘blacks’ are white in colour. Heck, haven’t we also had blacks ‘passing’ over the years, and doing so to take advantage of opportunities? I haven’t given the matter much thought or researched what this woman has done, but how is her ‘passing’ as black different from blacks ‘passing’ as white? I’m surprised she would want to other than as an experiment [John H. Griffin’s “Black Like Me”], so I’d be interested in hearing *her* real motivation.

      • 74 MightyPamela
        June 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm

        You have a big heart, VC. โค

    • 80 Nena20409
      June 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Wow. This is twisted in every way.
      How on earth did she get away with it for so long?
      Her parents finally outing her now is troubling and suspiciously ilogical. Didn’t anybody go to school with her? In the age of the Social Media, with so many folks knowing so much of everyone, how did she ever get away with ID’s, and in obtaining a Driver’s License? Wow, in 2015? Seriously?

  9. 82 carolyn
    June 12, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Good morning all. Hope all of you are doing well, and jackieg, yes the waiting is hard, but know that we are all with you when you receive your diagnosis. It is always good to know, not wonder.
    Reading the tweets about PBO’s visit to the baseball game last night, I know why the Democrats are having a hard time with presidential possibilities. We frankly just all want PBO to be president for four more years, there is no one who can replace him, and we are having to come to grips with that fact. It is not just democrats, either. He would win in a bigger landslide in 2016 I firmly believe, if he could run. However, for his and his family’s sakes, I’m glad he can’t run, so he doesn’t even have to make the decision. They have given so much, they deserve to do what they decide to do and enjoy life, although, I think they have enjoyed these years too.
    Like others here say….every morning I wake up, I’m thankful that Barack Obama is president of the United States, and therefore, it is a good day.

    • 83 vcprezofan2
      June 12, 2015 at 11:39 am

      ‘However, for his and his familyโ€™s sakes, Iโ€™m glad he canโ€™t run, so he doesnโ€™t even have to make the decision. They have given so much, they deserve to do what they decide to do and enjoy life, although, I think they have enjoyed these years too.’

      Good morning, Carolyn. I am totally, 101% with you on all aspects of these two sentences!

  10. June 12, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Update from our trip to western NC and the annual conference for our church (UMC). The resolution regarding same-sex marriage ended up getting tabled indefinitely. The Bishop managed to work it so that it was LATE on Wednesday when it even came up. Sure it was planned that someone would make the motion to table. There was some discussion, but because it was SO late and HOT, people just wanted to ghet it over with. It will, however, HAVE to be dealt with at our General Conference in 2016. The delegation we are sending (lay and clergy) are mostly conservative. The first day we arrived, one of the first things I was handed was a list of conservatives (lay and clergy) to vote for to go to GC. Get this, once we got in our seats, my husband took that list, went through the list of nominees and marked everyone of the lay people as those to NOT vote for!!!! I am doubtful that he will ever be able to vote for a D, especially for president. However, he has definitely changed this last year.

    Hiking the AT as a chaplain changed his attitude about a lot of things. He had to be very conscious to being a good listener and to never judge anyone………to let people know he was open to anything the person needed/wanted to share and that he wouldn’t judge. I also think the other thing that has changed is that he now totally sees the craziness of the extreme in the Republican Party. We’ve had numerous discussions about what the extreme wing of any group can and does do and how destructive it is. Believe he has finally accepted that the Republican Party of today is not anywhere close to what it was when he became interested in politics……..early-mid 60’s.

  11. 85 yardarm756
    June 12, 2015 at 10:14 am


    And this won’t cut it. I got more therapy today.

  12. June 12, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Morning all!
    Hope you feel better real soon, JackieG. I will pray for you.

    I went to see my son yesterday, expecting to find him still in a coma.
    He wasn’t! He was awake, lucid, and talking smack to his son about some sports team. I, absolutely, could not believe it. We still have a long way to go, but what a great start! Thank you, TOD for all your prayers. What a great family you areโค๏ธ

  13. 104 criquet
    June 12, 2015 at 10:34 am

    GM everyone.
    Just another accomplishment by PBO for which he receives little credit.

  14. 105 desertflower
    June 12, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Thank you, President Obama!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/12/us-usa-economy-sentiment-idUSKBN0OS1LH20150612

    U.S. consumer sentiment rose more than expected in June, a survey released on Friday showed.

    The University of Michigan’s preliminary June reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 94.6, up from the final reading of 90.7 the month before.

    It was above the median forecast of 91.5 among economists polled by Reuters.

    The survey’s barometer of current economic conditions climbed to 106.8 from 100.8 and above a forecast of 96.5.

    The survey’s gauge of consumer expectations rose to 86.8 from the final May reading of 84.2 and an expected 85.

    The survey’s one-year inflation expectation slipped to 2.7 percent from 2.8 percent.

  15. 106 sabreen60
    June 12, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Good morning/evening TODers.

    House Democrats have lost their ever loving minds: http://politicalwire.com/2015/06/12/have-democrats-lost-their-mind-over-trade/

    “Rep. Rosa DeLauro accused House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of misreading her caucus on these votes. (Those are fighting words telling a leader that she is misreading her rank-and-file.) And now consider Howard Deanโ€™s old Democracy for America outfit, which is threatening to primary any House Democrats who voted for the trade packageโ€ฆโ€

    • 107 Linda
      June 12, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Once again the Democrats fail with positive messaging. They truly stink at it.

      I believe Howard Dean is a lobbyist and cannot not be trusted at all.

      • June 12, 2015 at 11:12 am

        I agree with this. Democrats can easily talk about the jobs that will be created, how this will benefit unions globally and all the safeguards in the TPP. But for some reason they’re clinging on to a world that doesn’t exist anymore.

        • 109 57andfemale
          June 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

          What benefits American unions is a level playing field, which means better worker conditions worldwide. Sure we could “protect” our jobs here, but we need global markets, etc. And there is NO political will for the kind of protectionism that worked 50 years ago.

          Let’s also understand that unions “protected” their workers into virtual extinction of their products. We were very slow to re-tool the auto industry when Japan was showing the way, because unions refused to be part of the solution. This is 50-year old thinking, without a powerful Democratic party that could make this work. We need solutions for the 21st century!!!!

          That these traitorous Dems would stand up this strong against the GOP. Nooooo, just PBO.

    • June 12, 2015 at 11:10 am

      They’re blowing smoke. Democracy for America doesn’t have the time or the money.

  16. 111 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2015 at 10:56 am

    • June 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Was Ellison out of town for those seventeen hundred briefings? Good grief do your job.

    • 114 sabreen60
      June 12, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Just responded, Nerdy. Ellison blocked me because I disagreed with him a while ago. I wasn’t rude and I heard from others that he blocks all the time. Some representative of the people.

      Yesterday, he accused POTUS of cutting Medicare in the TPP. Ellison still doesn’t known what Medicare Advantage is – a private health insurance plan. We went through this BS with the ACA. He’s stupid or trolling. I’m sick of him and the the House Dems who “have lost their minds”.

      • 115 57andfemale
        June 12, 2015 at 11:58 am

        He’s like a little Nazi: the minute you disagree with him, he blocks you. Oh, how brave he is………

    • June 12, 2015 at 11:24 am

      So if POTUS didn’t want to talk, I’m sure Ellison didn’t mind wanting some of that money this POTUS were raising for you ungrateful Democrats.

  17. 117 desertflower
    June 12, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Well, Vicki…it wasn’t as good as you thought it was….. (sadly)

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/de-blasio-not-back-hillary-opposes-trade-deal-article-1.2255489

    Mayor de Blasio, who has said he wonโ€™t endorse Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton until heโ€™s convinced sheโ€™s got a plan to battle income inequality, is now calling on his old boss to speak out against a controversial trade deal.

    Hizzoner said Thursday heโ€™s looking for a โ€œvery clear statementโ€ from Clinton opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is loathed by the left but being pushed by President Obama.

    โ€œI think itโ€™s very important she speak up, make clear . . . that this trade deal is unacceptable,โ€ de Blasio said on a phone call he held with reporters blasting the deal.

    • 118 Vicki
      June 12, 2015 at 11:11 am

      I am unhappy that Bill de Blasio is speaking out against the trade deal. Very unhappy!!!

      His endorsement of Hillary falls in the category of an endorsement delayed is an endorsement denied. No matter what he says later on, Bill has denied her his Progressive Dem coalition based in B’klyn which HRC had been counting on.

      Right after Bill’s refusal to endorse—about a month or so ago—–Hillary advisers stopped proclaiming her as a New Progressive leader. Her rollout changed dramatically. It is not surprising that the rally tomorrow will not be in a large convenient park in Brooklyn.
      It will be on Roosevelt Island which is somewhat remote. Not impossible to get to. Just more difficult.
      The Clinton campaign is saying they chose RI for some complicated policy issue which absolutely nobody will care about or believe.

      Bill pushing Hillary now at the last second on trade is a hostile act on his part. it exposes her. and it makes me like him less.

      • 119 desertflower
        June 12, 2015 at 11:29 am

        Call him up! I knew you wouldn’t be pleased….

        • 120 Vicki
          June 12, 2015 at 12:05 pm

          I don’t know what de Blasio’s endgame is.
          He and his ad guy—the number One best ad person working today—John did PBO’s winning anti-Mitt ads and the winningest TV ad ever–“Dante” —(ad guy is John Del Cecato) and Bill, John and David Axelrod have been absent from 2016 specific talk.
          Anybody’s guess if they are waiting for VPOTUS or what. Who knows? Just clear that they are waiting for something.

          I am not calling him because Bill has no vote today. Pushing Hillary seems like a cheap shot, but since I am short of facts, I will hold my fire.

          • June 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

            These guys sure don’t know how to do politics smartly. You would never catch PBO doing a move like this.

            I think some are sitting on the sidelines on 2016 because even with all her donors & network, HRC’s “campaign” has been absolutely flat. I know she sees this rally at RI as her “official launch” but that just goes to serve my point. Her listening tour and refusal to face the press and the public on key issues just makes her look like a chicken. Sure she’s been touting some great issues but they are all low-hanging fruit, things you’d expect any Democrat running for POTUS to project. I sure hope she hasn’t signaled to Congressional Dems that she’s against TPP because if that’s the case, she’s an idiot.

  18. 122 vcprezofan2
    June 12, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Good day friends! This is in lieu of the sun I don’t have.

    I’m having another rainy day here and the very overcast skies suggest it’s planning to settle in, so I’m more than ready and willing to share. Heck, I’d willingly give it to you, CA!

  19. 123 amk for obama
    June 12, 2015 at 11:24 am

    We all need to chill out on ttp/tpa/taa or whatev. It’s gonna pass with or without dems. If it passes with rethugs support, it will be another self-inflicted nose bopping for the dems. The world economy doesn’t care for partisan posturing.

    • June 12, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Yup. The votes are there. And when it creates the jobs PBO says it will Dems will look extra idiotic. Someone needs to tell them the 1950’s ain’t coming back.

      • 125 amk for obama
        June 12, 2015 at 11:43 am

        yup, dems totally suck at political messaging and long term strategies.

        • June 12, 2015 at 11:49 am

          Republicans are crummy and cruddy but they know when TPP passes they’ll be able to run on it in 2016 and brag that they created x amount of jobs in their districts. Democrats? Well they can always run on the accomplishments of Elizabeth Warren. Yeah that’s a winning strategy. Stay losing Dems.

    • 127 57andfemale
      June 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      God, amk, you should read the angst and spin on twitter. Oh, no it won’t pass! We will defeat corporatist Obama! There are 44 Repubs who are voting against it!!!!! Good grief…….

      As if there weren’t always going to be a good number of GOP who won’t give PBO the right time of day, much less any authority.

      I think it will be close. I’m not ready to calm down. But this self-destruction of Dems who refuse to read or listen or learn, is driving me insane.

      • 128 Betsy
        June 12, 2015 at 1:25 pm

        Me too. I have been blocked by several fellow Dems because I support President Obama on this. I trust him more than any other Dem because he has earned it. he has always been on the side of “we, the people”..

  20. 129 Linda
    June 12, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Trade vote delayed until 12:45 ( to give dems more time to spew lies ? )

  21. 131 amk for obama
    June 12, 2015 at 11:33 am

    An Israeli military investigation has cleared its forces of wrongdoing over the deaths of four Palestinian boys in an attack in Gaza during the 2014 war.

    It concluded the boys, killed in missile strikes on a beach, had been mistaken for Hamas militants preparing to attack Israeli forces.

    At the time, the incident drew widespread condemnation.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33106578

    Of course, it did. Executioner, jury & judge rolled into one.

    • 132 0388jojothecat
      June 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      What was the point of the investigation? Kinda like prosecutors in the USA doing an investigation of cops for wrong doing….we know what the results will be….

  22. 133 amk for obama
    June 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Just to give you an idea how the world market is at present. I am in bertcertland to win a contract where my competitors are from europe, uk, china and south africa. See anyone missing there?

    • June 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

      OMG, this is so basic and important and yet the Democrats are cowering in the corner over NAFTA but refuse to change it.

    • 137 57andfemale
      June 12, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      What makes me crazy about this b.s. with TPP: sure, maybe you could “protect” American jobs if there was political will to do so, but there isn’t! We aren’t going to impose tariffs, it would cut into McConnell’s investment portfolio. We aren’t going to invest in workers, infrastructure, education and R & D. How the hell do you build innovation, industry and jobs with stupid workers, no infrastructure and no investment in education and research and development?

      The whole thing is NUTS.

    • 138 0388jojothecat
      June 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      AMK the far-only-if-it’s-perfect-left is afraid if USA was in competition the contracted work would be done in China or some other country. They don’t see the benefit of the work possibly being done in the USA.

  23. June 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I know POTUS is going ALL IN:

    • June 12, 2015 at 11:58 am

      • 141 desertflower
        June 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

        They JUST NOW fucking figured this out???? Shame on all the stupid in one place.

      • 142 57andfemale
        June 12, 2015 at 12:40 pm

        Was just going to post this. This guy was my rep until the maps were we-drawn and I’m on the wrong side of the street now and I’m stuck with Gutierrez. Quigley is GREAT.

  24. 143 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm

  25. June 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm

  26. 145 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm

  27. 148 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 12:05 pm

  28. 152 JER
    June 12, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    • 153 Linda
      June 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Iowa just voted to eliminate the Straw Poll forever.

      • 155 Nena20409
        June 12, 2015 at 12:48 pm

        He isn’t. Why? He has been this way for Decades.
        Dems in 1968, but especially in 1972.
        Romanticizing about the Perfect……The Apex of Utopia is a Dem Aphrodisiac. The power of denying what 318.9M may want to the simple ideal of an Oasis of Pollyannaish Congress passing all these goodies to make USA a Perfect Picture. Nice. Noble. But unrealistic outside the Emoprogs Bubble.

  29. 156 Obama Grandmama
    June 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I went for a colonoscopy yesterday. I had two polyps sent to the lab. Am nervous about getting the results back in two or three weeks as one was pretty big.

    • 157 Nena20409
      June 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      {{{{ โค Prayers Obama Grandmama Prayers โค }}}}

    • 158 vcprezofan2
      June 12, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Easy to say, OG, but try not to worry too much while you wait. Hope for the best. Plus, you don’t want to throw away 2 or 3 weeks when you could be ‘happy’ or calm before you get the results, whatever they may be.


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