Archive for August 13th, 2015

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Aug
15

Helloooooooo!

Danny making friends on his country holly-day

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HelloooOOOoooOOOooo TOD!

A trazillion thanks for the birthday good wishes – I canNOT believe I am 23! 🙄

A trazillion gazillion thanks to Nerdy for splendiferously running TOD the last couple of weeks – and most probably having no sleep or fresh air since I set sail for the beach. She’s several billion bunches of awesome, eternally and massively grateful.

Aaaaand – huuuuge thanks to LL, Zizi and even Amk for helping out in a highly stupendous fashion, I owe you all one of my cheesy puff and peanut butter cakes.

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Fortunately, Mr Jelly was deceased (RIP) 😕

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Bird Botherer

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Summer Love: Penny

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Just sayin’:

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I’m hopelessly out of touch with all the news (I will share my dongle-thingie traumas one day, but I’m not ready to go there just yet, it’s way too painful), so will go through all the posts to catch up so I don’t ask questions like ‘who is this Obama chap that you speak of?’.

Will be back to semi-normal-ish next week, and fully normal-ish the week after.

All of which means: Nerdy will finally get some sleep.

Hope you’re all doing great, love and huuuuuuugs!

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Beach Boy

13
Aug
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Janelle Monáe is everything that is wonderful and awesome

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BOOM

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BOOM. Coachella, anyone?

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WOW

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13
Aug
15

On This Day

President Barack Obama greets Military Aide Lt. Col. Dave Kalinske and his family in the Oval Office, during KalinskeÕs departure ceremony, Aug. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama greets Military Aide Lt. Col. Dave Kalinske and his family in the Oval Office, during Kalinske’s departure ceremony, Aug. 13, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Alexrod on the Colonnade of the White House, August 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Axelrod on the Colonnade of the White House, Aug. 13, 2009.  Photo by Pete Souza

13
Aug
15

Chat Away

President Barack Obama Oval Office listens to Valerie Jarrett during a meeting with senior staff in the Oval Office August 13, 2009. From left; White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Assistant to the President Mona Sutphen. Seated at far right is Alyssa Mastromonaco, Director of Scheduling. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama Oval Office listens to Valerie Jarrett during a meeting with senior staff in the Oval Office on Aug. 13, 2009. From left; White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Assistant to the President Mona Sutphen. Seated at far right is Alyssa Mastromonaco, Director of Scheduling. Photo by Pete Souza

13
Aug
15

Rise And Shine – Happy Birthday, Chips!

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President Barack Obama plays basketball during a visit to the McIntosh family farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2012. The President toured a cornfield on the family farm to view the effect the drought is having on crops. Photo by Pete Souza

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Peter Sullivan: 16M Fewer Uninsured Since ObamaCare, Study Finds

The number of people without health insurance has declined by 15.8 million since ObamaCare’s coverage expansion took effect, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The National Health Interview Survey finds that the number of uninsured people has declined from 44.8 million in 2013, before ObamaCare’s coverage expansion took effect, to 29 million in the first quarter of 2015.  The uninsured rate fell from 14.4 percent in 2013 to 9.2 percent in 2015, according to the CDC.

The CDC report follows other studies that have found similar drops in the uninsured rate under ObamaCare. The Obama administration estimated in March that 16.4 million people had gained coverage under the law, using Gallup survey data. On Monday, Gallup released a survey showing the uninsured rate had fallen from 17.3 percent in 2013 to 11.7 percent. The survey also found that there are now seven states with uninsured rates at or below 5 percent: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Minnesota, Iowa, Connecticut and Hawaii. Before this year, only Massachusetts had a rate that low.

More here

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Happy Birthday, Chiparoooooooo!!!!

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President Barack Obama talks with farmers during a tour of the McIntosh family farm to view the effects of the drought, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2012. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, foreground, joins the President. Photo by Pete Souza

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First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas discuss the 2012 Summer Olympic Games during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” at the Tonight Show Studio in Burbank, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012. Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 13, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama listens to National Security Advisor General James Jones, second from left, during a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, August 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama listens to National Security Advisor General James Jones, second from left, during a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, on Aug. 13, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Alexrod on the Colonnade of the White House, August 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Alexrod on the Colonnade of the White House on Aug. 13, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama plays basketball at the McIntosh family farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2012. The President toured a cornfield on the farm to view the effect the drought is having on crops. Photo by Pete Souza




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