Chat Away

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press


Thanks, Amk

86 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 11 rikyrah
    June 24, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  2. 12 Judith Fardig
    June 24, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations, Chipsticks! Great toons. The relatives have arrived. So far, so good! Keeping fingers crossed for President Obama on all the trade vote machinations. I really appreciated Bobfr’s take on what Nancy Pelosi might be up to because what was occurring in public on the House floor and in her op-ed for USA today made no sense at the time.

    • 13 desertflower
      June 24, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Can you find that and bring it over here, Judith? I saw it quickly last night and need to piece it together better in my head…I agree about Pelosi..it just didn’t make sense. I can snatch it if you know where it is…some here might need to ponder what Bobfr’s comments were, too:)

      • 14 Judith Fardig
        June 24, 2015 at 10:55 am

        16Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
        June 23, 2015 at 10:08 pm
        He certainly could do that, LP, but I think he and Speaker Pelosi might be co-conspirators in forcing not only a winning TAA vote, but also a winning vote on the DRIVE act – http://www.noodls.com/view/344D09BB0C97C7978A0E9D1FBD1B2EAB731BFE00?5516xxx1435082555

        I thought it really curious – and perhaps a bit too obvious – that when PBO suffered his zillionth ‘katrina moment’ last week on the failed House trade legislation vote, one of the first ‘undisclosed source’ messages was that Speaker Pelosi was going to use House Dem votes to leverage a ‘comprehensive highway infrastructure bill.’ Not even 7 days later, Vitter, Boxer, Carper, Inhofe introduce the DRIVE act in the Senate.

        That’s why, btw, why I was reticent on chastising Speaker Pelosi. She has been a stalwart supporter of PBO and what appeared to be a betrayal was just too divergent to be believable. (Won’t have long to wait to know.)

        Everyone is aware that without Dem votes the trade legislation that President Obama would be willing to sign will not get to his desk.

        Reality is that GOP are now caught in the worst possible conundrum – their corporate overlords want this trade deal to pass, they need legislation that PBO is willing to sign because no way do they have sufficient votes to override a veto, States and corporations are demanding we fix our infrastructure, and States and corporations know that comprehensive infrastructure appropriations will create 1M plus jobs which will mean more tax revenue and more sales.

        Once again, President Obama has designed the conundrum algorithm, perfectly. And, if the outcome is as designed he will also have resolved yet another of President Clinton’s FAILS, i.e., NAFTA.


        • 15 Judith Fardig
          June 24, 2015 at 10:56 am

          18Bobfr (@Our4thEstate)
          June 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm
          Understood, LP.

          I’ll wait to see who attends the signing ceremonies – for Trade and for ‘Highway Infrastructure’ – and how big their smiles and hugs with PBO are 🙂

          Like I said, the apparent change in position and then the ‘comprehensive highway legislation’ caveat to get D votes seemed just a bit too obvious to me that PBO and Madame Speaker were playing the GOP for the fools they long ago proved they are.

          What I know for certain is that PBO BBQ’d the ‘lame duck’ months ago and GOP better hope he’s not developing a taste for BBQ’d elephant 😀


  3. 16 amk for obama
    June 24, 2015 at 10:47 am


  4. 26 desertflower
    June 24, 2015 at 10:55 am

  5. 27 desertflower
    June 24, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Jesus. He clearly thinks he’s a bigger deal than he really is. Really. His own STATE doesn’t even like him!…but there he is, thinking the rest of us give a damn about his sorry ass…..


    • 28 99ts
      June 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

      I think he’s like McCain’s VP – looking for ways to grift for money

    • 31 donna dem 4 obama
      June 24, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Good Morning DF

      Can someone please tell me why so many of these clowns are running for the Presidency this year? Geesh!

      What on earth makes them think that they can lead this country? I am amazed at the arrogance of these clowns.

      • 32 desertflower
        June 24, 2015 at 11:20 am

        Morning to you, dd:) I have no earthly clue why they think they should bother us with this foolishness! Arrogance is an understatement:)

      • 33 Vicki
        June 24, 2015 at 11:59 am


  6. 34 amk for obama
    June 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Iran’s supreme leader has hardened his stance on the nuclear negotiations with world powers, with the deadline for a comprehensive agreement only days away.

    In a speech on Tuesday night, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei insisted Iran would only dismantle its nuclear infrastructure if economic sanctions were lifted first.

    He also ruled out a freeze on research and development for 10 years, as well as inspections of military sites.

    The demands appear to undercut a framework deal announced in April.

    They could also limit the ability of Iran’s negotiating team to make key concessions as the self-imposed 30 June deadline approaches.

    As supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei has final say on all state matters.


    and rwnj’s will now celebrate this nutter. just watch.

  7. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    June 24, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Joe Morton for the Win!!!

  8. 47 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha…..the truth is going to piss some people off today.

    This is the embedded tweet.

  9. 56 globalcitizenlinda
    June 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I wish some enterprising people in SC could go as a group, climb that flagpole & take down that rag – today. This way the Rev’s body doesn’t have to lie in state in its shadow

  10. 59 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

  11. 60 99ts
    June 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

    g’nite TOD – hope your day just gets better and better

  12. 61 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Thank you for the important reminder, DF.

  13. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2015 at 11:22 am

  14. 68 Linda
    June 24, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Fox News Fails To Renew Sarah Palin’s Contract

  15. 74 MightyPamela
    June 24, 2015 at 11:42 am

  16. 75 desertflower
    June 24, 2015 at 11:54 am


  17. 76 amk for obama
    June 24, 2015 at 11:58 am

    The White House has announced changes to how the US government handles hostage situations that involve American citizens.

    President Barack Obama has directed the US government not to threaten the hostages’ families with prosecution if they attempt to pay captors’ ransom.

    Mr Obama has drawn criticism for the long-standing policy of prohibiting concessions to militant groups.

    The shift raises questions about whether it makes US citizens more lucrative targets for hostage-takers.

    The changes come at the conclusion of a review into the US policy, which was ordered after the deaths of several US hostages in the past year.

    The fact that many European governments regularly pay ransoms to free their citizens has frustrated US families as they have worked to win the release of their loved ones.


  18. 77 amk for obama
    June 24, 2015 at 11:59 am

    US ‘to help Nigeria search for stolen money’.

    The US and other countries have agreed to help Nigeria recover money stolen from the government, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

    The new president said on Tuesday that the country’s treasury was “virtually empty”.

    He vowed to recover billions of dollars “stolen” under previous administrations.


  19. 80 Dakota
    June 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Good Morning TOD Family.

    I asking for your prayers this morning. The grandson of good friends of ours committed suicide on Monday. He was 16 years old. We found out last night and needless to say we are reeling. They took Jason in about a year ago because he needed the stability. He seemed to be happy and thriving. They provided that stability and love in droves and of course, as is always the case, they are tortured by what they DIDN’T do or didn’t see. They’re good people who did the right thing. They’re devastated and my heart is breaking for them.

    Thank you Family.

  20. 86 rikyrah
    June 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    see…here comes that WHITESPLAININ’

    And Juan’s look is priceless.
    Now, remember, this is Juan Williams….Fox’s Resident Slave Catcher giving this look


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