Chat Away

It’s been a beautiful day ๐Ÿ™‚

113 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    June 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm


  2. 17 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Evenin’! Beautiful night, eh?

  3. 20 Dudette
    June 25, 2015 at 9:34 pm


    • June 25, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      The review of Misty Copland by Alastair Macaulay was full of lackluster back handed praise …fortunately the audience and the other dancers applauded her performance….

  4. 23 Vicki
    June 25, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Bernie’s mealy-mouth comments on Giant Obamacare Triumph today have entirely turned me off. Yuck.

    However, facts matter.

    The WSJ/NBC poll giving HRC a 60% lead had 247 participants.
    The poll in NH today had 1010 participants and it put Bernie Sanders 8 points behind HRC.

    Bernie’s CO rally has been widely reported as 5,000 people attending when the Denver Police and University said that number was for the auditorium and atrium only, not the laCrosse stadium and hallways and roads filled with attendees who couldn’t get in. PO Dept. estimate 7-10K.

    HRC’s rally also reported 5,000. Overflow area prepared in anticipation was entirely empty and attendees in NYC were spreading out to fill the field, an old GOP maneuver.

    Bernie is a factor and if/when VPOTUS joins the race I will be glad that Bernie held the door open. No coronation is happening.

  5. 33 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    This morning, the Supreme Court ruled to preserve a critical tool that helps prevent housing discrimination.

    In a 5-4 vote, the Court ruled that disparate-impact claims can be filed under the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Under the disparate-impact doctrine, a policy can be considered discriminatory if it has a disproportionately adverse impact against any group of people, based on race, national origin, color, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.

    As Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion, the Fair Housing Act (FHA) was created to eliminate discriminatory housing practices, such as “zoning laws and other housing restrictions that function unfairly to exclude minorities from certain neighborhoods” without sufficient justification.

    ……………………………. //

  6. 34 amk for obama
    June 25, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    wonder how the kill-the-bill dkos nutters, looking at ya markos, feelin’ today.

    also. too. that lake fire dog lady, whasshername.

    • 35 forus50
      June 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Lol, I’m gonna go take a look at DKos just for the fun of it.

      • 36 forus50
        June 25, 2015 at 9:52 pm

        So 5 Wreck Diaries on how Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls and other nonsense lol. Just a couple on ACA and none on the POTUS trade deal wins. Yup, same old same old.

    • June 25, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      What happened her? I think she had health problems, and certainly money problems, but she seems to have disappeared completely.

      • 38 forus50
        June 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm

        I don’t know but it’s great to showcase some of the worst of the bunch today, right? We all remember this:

        Today I had a fun time going for a walk through Lincoln Park with my Obamacare t-shirt on. Got lots of smiles and only one frown!

  7. 41 amk for obama
    June 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    mittbot coming out against the racists’ flag (along with other rw govnors). supremes ruling against rw cases.

    you think the gop is finally getting into their corrupt brains that it’s a must to rein in their teabaggers just to stand a chance in 2016?

    • 42 jacquelineoboomer
      June 25, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      I might think that, if I thought they actually had brains.

    • 43 99ts
      June 26, 2015 at 2:19 am

      Their teabaggers are talking of impeaching 6 members of the SCOTUS – latest events are simply sending them further into wingnut land. !

  8. 44 vcprezofan2
    June 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Expanding the Presidential Scholars Program to Honor Students in Career and Technical Education

    Yesterday, President Obama signed an Executive Order expanding the United States Presidential Scholars program to establish a new category of outstanding scholars in career and technical education (CTE).

    The announcement of this new award category of CTE Presidential Scholars is fitting because the White House also welcomed and honored the 51st class of Presidential Scholars yesterday afternoon. The Presidential Scholars program is among the nationโ€™s most distinguished honors for high school students, and has not been expanded since 1979.

    Established by President Johnson in 1964, the Presidential Scholars Program has honored almost 7,000 of Americaโ€™s top-performing students. The program was expanded in 1979 by President Carter to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Each year, the program recognizes two high school seniors from each state and 15 scholars at-large on the basis of excellence in scholarship. An additional 20 scholars are selected for exceptional talent in the arts.

    ………………………………. //

  9. June 25, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Well, I *was* going to put my poison pen to use and write a Bernie article. BUT, I’ve seen on Twitter that the gay marriage ruling might come down tomorrow, so I’ll hold off until we know one way or the other. And, I have mail to sort. The life of a house husband.

  10. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    This remains my favorite tweet du jour, which I believe we saw here first.

  11. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2015 at 10:09 pm

  12. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    LL was right. Everything is super funny tonight.

  13. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Don Lemon on CNN, asking this question of guests outside Emanuel A.M.E.: What do you want to hear from the President tomorrow?

    Me, at my teevee: Oh, I don’t know, a eulogy?

  14. June 25, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Prediction: Joe will announce in August/September.

  15. June 25, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    BTW, RT’d by Marie Harf ….

  16. June 25, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    “When Misty Copeland made her New York debut in the double role of Odette/Odile in โ€œSwan Lake,โ€ the most epic role in world ballet, two aspects of the performance on Wednesday afternoon proved marvelous. One: that it all happened successfully. Two: the curtain calls. Let everyone know henceforth that an African-American ballerina has danced this exalted role with American Ballet Theater at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera House. Let everyone know that other African-American dancers, Raven Wilkinson (who danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1955-61) and Lauren Anderson (who, with the Houston Ballet, was the first African-American ballerina to became a principal of an American ballet company), brought her bouquets onstage…

    ..And let everyone know that her fellow dancers shared her applause with pride. (The enthusiasm and affection shown by James Whiteside, who partnered her as Prince Siegfried, was especially engaging.) As Odette, the Swan Queen, Ms. Copeland has moments of courage and grandeur when you feel the heroic scale of Tchaikovskyโ€™s celebrated drama….continued”

  17. June 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    GE TOD….I’m late to the party today! Did I miss anything ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  18. June 25, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Librarians rock

    • June 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Did you see JK’s exchange?


      Are you scary, LL?



      • June 25, 2015 at 10:32 pm

        Sighs. I chose the right profession.

      • 86 forus50
        June 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

        I LOVE JK Rowlings two new Comoran Strike mystery novels she penned under Robert Galbraith.

        • June 25, 2015 at 10:48 pm

          Forus, I like the Bobby Portis pick for Chicago….I watched him play and dominate Auburn this year…kid is a steal at 22.

          BTW, you recovered from the Cup Finals ๐Ÿ˜€ That Richards no look assist to seal the game 6 win was a thing of beauty!

          • 88 forus50
            June 26, 2015 at 7:46 am

            lp, Yes, we all have high hopes for Portis! And yes we may have recovered but are still savoring the Blackhawks championship. This Stanley Cup win was by all accounts THEE BEST I think largely because they are all a bit older now and it was more difficult. The Lightening were a half a skate faster than most of our guys. Yes, that no-look pass WAS a thing of beauty and Richards and Kaner play so well together. Here’s a really cool article about the win putting it into perspective of the other 2 Cup wins. I have to say that Jonathan Toews IS what it takes to win. All great talent on the team but without his leadership on and off the rink there’s no way we would have won 1 of these.

  19. June 25, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Apologize if any of my tweets are duplicates….watching the NBA draft and catching up!

  20. 92 Dudette
    June 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

  21. 95 amk for obama
    June 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    sooo, that kenyan muslin usurper of a dictator impeached yet?

  22. 101 amk for obama
    June 25, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    bristol act – 2. mary is so proud.

  23. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    June 25, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I’m drawn to Don Lemon tonight, like a moth to a flame. I know I could just look away, rather than stop to silently harass him.

    That said, he just called tonight “the eve of the President’s eulogy for Rev. Pinckney.”

    No, it’s the eve of the very sad funeral service for a fine man of God, elected official, and community leader, gunned down in his own church. It’s the eve of a very sad day for his family and community.

    Don’s so tone deaf, he sounds as though he’s looking for the popcorn cart, waiting for the first game of the series. I can hear the music.

    This is my final reference to Don Lemon tonight, I promise.

  24. June 25, 2015 at 10:49 pm

  25. 111 sjterrid
    June 25, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Good evening, TOD! I finally caught up with all the posts from today celebrating President Obama & the Supreme Courts decision today for ACA, Fair Housing, and for congress passing the TAA.

    Thank you so much Chips, Nerdy, and this wonderful community that keeps me informed of what’s happening here & around the world that you don’t get anywhere else.

  26. 113 Anna
    June 25, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Hey Scalia here’s back at you, remember when you told us to “get over it” after your court appointed Bush President…. well GET OVER IT, Obama Care is here to stay.

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