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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    June 26, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Greetings! I do believe it’s Friday!

  2. June 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

    VCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCcc….congrats and Happy Fridayyyy

  3. June 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Danny ambling time, see ya later!

  4. 30 arapaho415
    June 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

    More on the unthinkable attack in Tunisia:

  5. 31 GGail
    June 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Happy Birthday to RanMan๐Ÿฐ

  6. June 26, 2015 at 9:40 am

    • 33 0388jojothecat
      June 26, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Carter and Clinton too often gave up when the opposition got too hot for them to handle while PBO stuck it out and did not let the noise of the media sway him. PBO knows what battles are important and which ones to do behind the scenes and spring it on the unsuspecting media.

  7. June 26, 2015 at 9:40 am

  8. 35 Gobrooklyn
    June 26, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    It’s Friday.

  9. 39 Dudette
    June 26, 2015 at 9:45 am

  10. 41 Gobrooklyn
    June 26, 2015 at 9:48 am

    A Corgi running in rain boots. For real.

  11. 43 99ts
    June 26, 2015 at 9:55 am

    4 boxes at Scotus – lots of opinions or long opinions

  12. 44 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    June 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

    THE CARTOON PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP FOR WHERE I LIVE…THANK GOD THESE PEOPLE AREN’T IN SOUTH CAROLINA. MY HEART IS SAD TODAY AND MY MIND WILL TRAVEL WITH THE PRESIDENT AND FAMILY TODAY…FROM ONE FUNERAL TO ANOTHER…I ASK THIS QUESTION…WHEN IS MAN UNKIND GOING TO WAKE UP?….I LOOK TO THE BLESSED HOPE AND A DIVINE AWAKENING FOR ALL WHO LOVE …TO LIFT THIS WORLD FROM THE ABYSS OF HATRED…I LOVE MY PRESIDENT…MAY OUR PRECIOUS LORD STRENGTHEN HIM IN THIS…ANOTHER EULOGY…ANOTHER GREAT LOSS FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE UNITED HUMANITY. AND WHO DO WE HAVE DOING THIS????…A PRESIDENT WHO HAS BEEN MOCKED EVER SINCE HE ENTERED THE OVAL OFFICE…BECAUSE OF HIS COLOR. THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH SHAMEFUL FOOLS. MAY THE LORD’S LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM AND CHANGE THEIR DARKENED HEARTS!

  13. June 26, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Good morning, good people. This will be a powerful day. POTUS will once again be Consoler-in-Chief.

  14. June 26, 2015 at 9:59 am

    If anyone missed this article, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. It’s long but full of interesting information about all the ways President Obama has been quietly transforming government:

    INSIDE OBAMA’S STEALTH STARTUP
    President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.

    http://m.fastcompany.com/3046756/obama-and-his-geeks

    PURE AWESOMENESS.

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

    • 48 vcprezofan2
      June 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

      I’m with you on this, Meta (+ MP, Dudette et al who’ve tried to draw attention to this)! I read it a while back (can’t remember who shared it ) and though it was long, it was a terrific read. It reaffirmed the awesome intelligence and resourcefulness of PBO. It showed again that he’s doing his job in every way possible while others were only showboating.

      AND, it highlighted again PBO’s contention that you need to have a goal to be effective in politics/public service. He’s been living the template for this in every which way possible!

  15. 49 amk for obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:01 am

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. 53 99ts
    June 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

    SSM Kennedy – Holding: Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex.

  17. 60 Linda
    June 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

    lol…. What a bunch of crybaby sore losers.

    GOP Rep. Introduces SCOTUScare Act Requiring SCOTUS To Enroll In O-care

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/scotuscare-act-brian-babin-obamacare

    • 61 amk for obama
      June 26, 2015 at 10:17 am

      #childruns.

    • 62 theo67
      June 26, 2015 at 10:45 am

      What these idiots don’t understand is that Obamacare is a life-saving miracle for millions of families who had no option available to them for preventive care, healthcare for their young adult children or themselves. The GOP screeching that they will “punish” SCOTUS by making them enroll in Obamacare just demonstrates that they really don’t understand how many people actually NEED Obamacare to stay alive or make the most of the lives and health that they have. That’s why they’ve spent the last several years trying to tear it down – because they just don’t get it. And it makes them even more pathetic – especially as people who get paid to represent the people of this country.

  18. June 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

    GM, TOD ohana

    I often think of how prophetic is the name that PBO’s Crow parents gave to him upon his adoption in 2007 which means: He who helps people across the land.” Service was the reason that he ran for office ( to do something rather than to be something as is the case of almost everyone else) and it has ever been his north star. He puts up with all of the lies, hate, stupidity, laziness, and racism because he knows that these are the ruts in the road that are designed to make the way forward so hard so that he will stop and turn away. But luckily for us he has that “spine of steel” that VP Joe mentioned years ago. That uncommon strength, determination and unrelenting focus that is needed to bring the visions of what this country can be to reality. I am so thankful to be alive, aware, and tuned-in ( mostly through the work of all who make this place possible) during the sea change of these incredible years with this one-of-a-kind president, Barack Hussein Obama.

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:14 am

      I so remember that ceremony. I watched with tear-filled eyes. Such a momentous occasion during the campaign.

      Who knew that Barack Obama would go on to become one of our greatest presidents of all time, far exceeding our expectations in such chaotic and challenging times. He stands alone in this honor.

      Thank you, Ceb, for putting it so beautifully.

  19. 65 amk for obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

    rwnj’s everywhere essplode.

  20. 66 57andfemale
    June 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Marriage Equality – 5-4!

  21. 71 Vicki
    June 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Good morning,TOD.
    I am getting a late start today but—-OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! another groundbreaking Progressive ruling from SCOTUS!
    I can hardly take in all the good news at once.

  22. June 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

  23. 73 99ts
    June 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

    From ScotusBlog

    “It is now clear that the challenged laws burden the liberty of same-sex couples, and it must be further acknowledged that they abridge central precepts of equality . . . Especially against a long history of disapproval of their relationships, this denial to same-sex couples of the right to marry works a grave and continuing harm. The imposition of this disability on gays and lesbians serves to disrespect and subordinate them. And the Equal Protection Clause, like the Due Process Clause, prohibits this unjustified infringement of the fundamental right to marry.” That’s page 22.

  24. June 26, 2015 at 10:11 am

    There you have it, YO

    • 75 0388jojothecat
      June 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thanks to Antonin Scala’s dissent from just two years ago….he started the ball rolling until it rolled over the entire country.

  25. June 26, 2015 at 10:15 am

  26. 86 amk for obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

    all these rulings underlines the fucking fact how fucking important it is to fucking vote.

    pahdon my ff.

  27. June 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

  28. 91 donna dem 4 obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Happy Friday Everyone!!!

  29. 93 99ts
    June 26, 2015 at 10:20 am

    From the blog

    “The Chief Justice is reading his dissent from the bench still. I have a brief summary of it below, but the basic gist is that he thinks that the democratic process should have worked this out on its own. The tone of the Chief’s dissent is very measured, and repeatedly urges the victors to celebrate, despite his disagreement with the Court being the one to make the decision.”

    • 94 0388jojothecat
      June 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

      The democratic process would never worked this out on it’s own and he knows it. The southern states in the so-called Bible belt would never have allowed it to happen in their states and it would have wound up on the SCOTUS door steps just like interracial marriage.

      This is a huge victory for the United States of America…..now some sound Immigration policies.

      • 95 99ts
        June 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

        An amazing week for the US – the world was beginning to wonder if the RWNJs were taking over – seems PBO has it well under control. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. 96 JER
    June 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

  31. 97 Debra
    June 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

    All conservatives have left the country.

  32. 98 JER
    June 26, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  33. 99 Linda
    June 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Great News for marriage equality.

    Fingers crossed on the EPA case…….

  34. 101 Jeff
    June 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Scalia’s rant was epic and quite funny in my opinion.

  35. 102 donna dem 4 obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

  36. 103 amk for obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

    The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States.

    In a historic 5-4 decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority ruled that marriage is a constitutional right for all.

    “No union is more profound than marriage,” he wrote, backed by the court’s four more liberal justices.

    It is unclear how soon marriage licences will be issued in states where gay unions were previously prohibited.

    Before the ruling on Thursday, gay couples could marry in 37 states in addition to Washington DC.

    Loud cheers erupted outside the court after the ruling was announced where scores of people camped out for hours awaiting news on Friday.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33290341

  37. 104 99ts
    June 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Scotus Blog

    We have the second opinion. Johnson v US – 8/1 – Alito dissents

    Court holds that imposing an increased sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act’s residual clause violates due process.

    ACCA residual clause is unconstitutional!

    This case was originally argued last fall. It arises out of the Armed Career Criminal Act, which imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years on a federal firearms offender who has three convictions for a โ€œviolent felony.โ€ The question before the Court was whether possession of a sawed-off shotgun constitutes a violent felony. After oral argument, the Court ordered new briefing and re-argument on a second question: whether the part of the ACCA (known as the โ€œresidual clauseโ€) which outlines what kinds of crimes should be treated as violent felonies is unconstitutionally vague.

    Today the Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, that the ACCAโ€™s residual clause is indeed unconstitutionally vague. This means that Johnsonโ€™s enhanced sentence will be vacated.

  38. June 26, 2015 at 10:26 am

    POTUS in the Rose Garden at 11AM!!!!

  39. June 26, 2015 at 10:26 am

  40. 108 amk for obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

    via bj

    From the majority opinion, addressing the role of history in the constitutional analysis: โ€œThe nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment did not presume to know the extent of freedom in all of its dimensions, and so they entrusted to future generations a character protecting the right of all persons to enjoy liberty as we learn its meaning.โ€

    egg.sack.lee. It’s 21st century. Grow up.

  41. June 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Good Morning, Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. 110 desertflower
    June 26, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I woke up to another amazing day! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Need to catch up…..

  43. 111 99ts
    June 26, 2015 at 10:35 am

    And a comment from elsewhere related to the dissent on SSM – “Scalia is good for a laugh”

    And when they write about his time as a member of SCOTUS – that will about cover it. Should engrave it on his tombstone

  44. 112 donna dem 4 obama
    June 26, 2015 at 10:35 am

  45. June 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

  46. 119 sherijr
    June 26, 2015 at 10:38 am

    happy Friday Everyone ~ slept in and woke to more amazingly good news for the people of this country.. keep it coming America ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. 121 Vicki
    June 26, 2015 at 10:42 am

    The joyous crowd in front of The Supreme Court just sang The National Anthem. I am in tears.
    This Is Our Country.
    With liberty and justice for all.
    Ted Kennedy: The dream continues and the work will go on.

    Now to dismantle and remove every trace of The Confederacy from All Public land and property.

  48. June 26, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Marva Collins, renowned educator, dies at 78
    By Tony Briscoe
    Chicago Tribune

    A pioneer in education, Marva Collins gained wide acclaim for her novel approach to teaching at a West Side school she started.

    Mrs. Collins, 78, who founded Westside Preparatory School in Garfield Park in 1975 and whose life became the focus of a made-for-TV movie, died of natural causes on Wednesday while in hospice care in Beaufort County, S.C., according to her son Patrick Collins.

    “She gave it her professional all, her very best,” he said.

    Born Marva Knight in Alabama, Mrs. Collins graduated from Clark College, now Clark Atlanta University.

    She moved to Chicago after graduation and took a position as a medical secretary. She later became a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, teaching second grade at Delano Elementary School on the Near West Side, her son said.

    She became frustrated with the classroom approach at the public school, her son said.

    “It was more playtime, less learning,” he said. “So she cashed in her $5,000 teacher pension, moved her tenants out and taught out of the second floor of her own home. That was her vision.”

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-marva-collins-obituary-met-20150625-story.html

    • 123 0388jojothecat
      June 26, 2015 at 10:55 am

      I was just thinking about Ms. Collins the other day how she started that private school because she wanted to teach and how she took on kids that were considered unteachable. I remember the made-for-tv-movie where Cicely Tyson played her and I think it was Morgan Freeman who played her husband. I hope they run it this week as a memorial to a great lady.


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