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On This Day: President Barack Obama and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

96 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 donna dem 4 obama
    June 29, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Good Evening TOD

  2. June 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Congrats Donna 🙂

  3. June 29, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    • 12 nospin
      June 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      This petition has signatures as of today.

    • June 29, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Took the direct approach, nospin, and asked the boss 🙂

      • 14 Don
        June 29, 2015 at 6:57 pm

        Nospin, I understand your and Bob’s point, but I think President is more concerned about getting the Iran deal done than to worry about these 47 grandstanding traitors. Don’t get me wrong, I hope and wish that they receive some sort of punishment for their actions. If these last couple of days hasn’t shown us anything it was shown us that President Obama is about something bigger and about something greater.

        • 15 nospin
          June 29, 2015 at 7:04 pm

          I hear you Don but the response to the petition should have been provided months ago. 321,324 people signed it (not including the folks who signed the other petitions on this same issue) so would like to get a response.

        • June 29, 2015 at 7:06 pm

          Don, I have no doubt President Obama will act when (and if) he considers it appropriate.

          At the same time, I don’t think any other petition has received as many respondents and certainly the rate at which that petition reached 100,000 was unprecedented.

          Some form of response seems in order and I always #TrustBarack to do what is right, legally and morally.

        • June 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm

          I agree with every comment spoken by Don, Bobr, and nospin regarding the #47Traitors. IMO, I think were at the 10 yd line of an Iran Nuclear agreement and it’s 1st and Goal.

          The Negotiators got the ball and is moving forward. A timeout has been called in order to execute the ultimate agreement/touch-down play.

          Those #47Traitors have been kicked out of the stadium and all they can do is lob their napalm-of-negativity from the curb.

          Once the deal is done, then we deal with those azzholes,

  4. June 29, 2015 at 6:44 pm

  5. 29 nospin
    June 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Even today folks are using the #47Traitors hashtag.

  6. June 29, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Very touching ….

  7. June 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    #AskELJames did not go well …. which is good news ….

  8. June 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    • June 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you Alycee!!!

      Crucial ….

      “South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, a renowned defense attorney, has agreed to represent Newsome and Tyson as they face criminal charges.”

      Powerful writing …

      “For far too long, white supremacy has dominated the politics of America resulting in the creation of racist laws and cultural practices designed to subjugate non-whites. And the emblem of the confederacy, the stars and bars, in all its manifestations, has long been the most recognizable banner of this political ideology. It’s the banner of racial intimidation and fear whose popularity experiences an uptick whenever black Americans appear to be making gains economically and politically in this country.

      It’s a reminder how, for centuries, the oppressive status quo has been undergirded by white supremacist violence with the tacit approval of too many political leaders.”

    • June 29, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      “We discussed it and decided to remove the flag immediately, both as an act of civil disobedience and as a demonstration of the power people have when we work together. Achieving this would require many roles, including someone who must volunteer to scale the pole and remove the flag. It was decided that this role should go to a black woman and that a white man should be the one to help her over the fence as a sign that our alliance transcended both racial and gender divides. We made this decision because for us, this is not simply about a flag, but rather it is about abolishing the spirit of hatred and oppression in all its forms.”

    • 39 CEB
      June 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      She is truly a “phenomenal woman.” Thanks for bringing this over.

    • June 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm

  9. 42 arapaho415
    June 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    GE TODville.

    Over the weekend I saw a lot of tweets and comments about the recent “Black church” fires. Some claimed 6 Black churches were involved.

    My personal opinion is let social media do its job. Responsible reporters are aware of claims, but research takes time — otherwise all media would look like CNN, which shoots first and aims later.

  10. 47 arapaho415
    June 29, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    If you’ve missed the news since Thursday, here’s a recap, LOL.

    • 51 Don
      June 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      The SEC was already looking into this guy, it’s only a matter of time. Just last year he was complaining about the taxes he had to pay as a resident of California. The guy made over fifty million last year.

  11. 52 Vicki
    June 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Huge Breaking NYC News:
    For the first time in history the de Blasio appointed rent Guidelines Board has approved a One Year Rent Freeze for rent stabilized 1 year leases.
    2% for 2 year leases.
    In contrast to Bloomberg’s 4.5% for 1 year and 7% or so for 2 year leases.
    Elections have consequence.
    Cuomo, Bloomberg and Eva Moskowitz (Witch who heads Charter school plunder) are weeping loudly over their drinks, somewhere’s.

    • 53 Vicki
      June 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Biden/de Blasio—-(I’m over the unfortunate standing with Elizabeth remark Bill made. Very few politicians are perfect. Only one PBO.)

  12. 54 Don
    June 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    The thing about Donald Trump is that he can’t get out of his own way; it is going to be an absolute joy watching him descend into utter madness. And in the end he’s going to be alone and naked and throwing shit on the walls in one of the rooms of his bank owned casinos that are now in receivership. Get your popcorn ready, because this motherfucker isn’t going gently into that good night.

    • 55 desertflower
      June 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm


    • 56 No Child Left Behind
      June 29, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Don, I hope Trump’s descent in The Hades will be slow because his show has just started. I need a good spectacle particularly when the clown car is so full. And, if I had my way, I would include the former Governor Palin and throw Hermann Cain in the mix. I need a good laugh and those fools are sure to give it to us.

      • 57 Don
        June 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

        Palin as well, I don’t like her because she was just nasty and hateful. You don’t agree with the President, fine, I get that, but to just be mean and nasty and vindictive is a bit too much for me.

        • 58 99ts
          June 29, 2015 at 8:58 pm

          “nasty and hateful” have massive unintended consequences which are now just beginning (maybe, possibly) to be understood. McCain and Palin were light years apart with the rhetoric – has to be that wink that got her a VP run.

      • 59 misspat
        June 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm

        Don’t forget Newt, I want Newt in the clown car. Doughboy can hang on to the roof if it’s too crowded.

    • 61 arapaho415
      June 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm

  13. 62 Don
    June 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Has anyone seen Elizabeth Warren lately, what?

  14. 67 JER
    June 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    The Count must be hungry…

  15. 74 99ts
    June 29, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    GM from my world TOD – woke to this piece of news – but our PM says there is no climate change

    Tropical low north of Coral Sea could become Queensland’s first July cyclone, forecaster says
    A tropical low which has formed north of the Coral Sea could make Queensland history if it turns into a cyclone.
    Weather bureau senior forecaster Michael Knepp said it was unusual because a July cyclone has never been recorded in Queensland.


    • 75 mtmarilyn
      June 29, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Wow, is that close to you?

      • 76 99ts
        June 29, 2015 at 8:53 pm

        It’s quite a distance away marilyn & from the news report will not be a threat to the state – but the fact that it is happening in JULY – is just the weirdest climate event – our cyclone period is Summer (as in most places of the world) – for us usually October-February.

  16. 78 donna dem 4 obama
    June 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    This country has a long way to go! 😯

    • 79 mtmarilyn
      June 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      I read this article and am so mad at the ignorance of people. Our history isn’t being taught. This is wrong. What we did to the Indians also needs to be in history books.

      • 80 misspat
        June 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm

        I read this. I can’t believe people can be so ignorant. They were doing all they can to justify slavery in the article by asking foolish questions, even getting angry.

  17. 81 arapaho415
    June 29, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Did y’all see these?

    I love that PBO takes world leaders to the monument to a man who stood for and represented true equality in this country.

  18. 82 JER
    June 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm

  19. 84 arapaho415
    June 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    And President Obama, relentless in fighting for the middle-class 🙂 :

  20. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    June 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm

  21. 87 JER
    June 29, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    First Lady of the Unites States Michelle Obama speaks at the 2015 MORE Impact Awards Luncheon at The Newseum on June 29, 2015.

  22. 89 JER
    June 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

  23. 90 Don
    June 29, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    So the White House is planning to change the overtime pay rules which will help millions of workers, oh well.

    • 91 Vicki
      June 29, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Yes. The real progressive heroes are making life better for the ordinary people in this country.
      PBO raising overtime pay.
      Mayor de Blasio helping New Yorkers manage rising rents..

  24. 93 99ts
    June 29, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I started work in the 1960s and the minimum paid annual leave for full time workers was 3 weeks per year. Most places now have 4 weeks per year (not sure if that is by law orjust some industries).

    I just read some right wing nonsense saying the world will come to an end if everyone gets “free vacations”. How they hate their fellow man/woman. Really sad.

  25. 95 sabreen60
    June 29, 2015 at 9:50 pm

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