West Wing Week

87 Responses to “West Wing Week”

  1. 1 misspat
    August 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    You guys always leave me behind but I caught up!

  2. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    August 16, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    What a historic West Wing Week. It really is something special to be conscious in the age of President Barack Obama.

    • 10 globalcitizenlinda
      August 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      I will not admit how many times I have watched and replayed this – hey, but who is counting?

      • 11 GGail
        August 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

        Everytime I see PBO shake his head just before he finds the note and begin to sing, I well up with tears.

  3. August 16, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    yes…it is …by far my favorite WEST WING WeeK….it has been extraordinary

    • 13 Vicki
      August 16, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      I agree.
      Heartstopping close up on POTUS’ face when he starts singing Amazing grace.

      The loud moron Trump is yelling that PBO hasn’t done anything. He needs to watch this WWW. Not that anything would shut him up or activate his ability to think about anything but himself.

    • 14 Judith Fardig
      August 16, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      Isn’t it just incredible? The best WWW ever!

  4. 15 Roberta in MN
    August 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks Nerdy, saw that earlier. This was one great week. Our POTUS really really needed this vacation. Darn keys are sticking, too many Cheetos. 🙂 Have a good evening everyone. Oops, congrats on furst mispat.

  5. August 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Phenomenal sweeping reform in all areas of American life.

  6. August 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    love West Wing Week

  7. 18 Nena20409
    August 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    When I see, witness and dare I say, joyously live in the Age/Era of Pres Barack H. Obama………I am able to truly laugh at what the News Media and the GOPers have sadly become.
    Yes, I laugh, but I am never comfortable nor ‘am I at ease to the possible destruction of the 4th Branch of the Gov’t and the potential demise of a party that is well over 160 yrs old.
    40% plus of GOPers are cheering for these people for their Party’s nomination?

    • August 16, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      He is not the fringe. He is very much the MAINSTREAM of the Republican Party.

    • 20 99ts
      August 17, 2015 at 1:22 am

      I am intrigued as to who are the GOPers voting for Carson – he might get 1% in a GOP primary – but that is a maybe. Must be democrats taking part in the survey.

  8. August 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    • August 16, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      • 23 globalcitizenlinda
        August 16, 2015 at 8:28 pm

        Hi Meta, isn’t PBO also the first President to go and receive the remains of the war dead (could be wrong) ?

        remember the photo of PBO & AG Holder saluting the coffins as they were returned to Dover

  9. 26 Nena20409
    August 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Congrats MissPat for your solid Au ⭐

  10. 28 Nena20409
    August 16, 2015 at 7:37 pm

  11. August 16, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    What we knew all along.

    • 30 Nena20409
      August 16, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      A built in Deal, just like ACA.
      Failure is Not an Answer!

    • 31 57andfemale
      August 16, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      No. Joe Cirinicione called b.s. on this story, which was meant to give those of us who have voiced our objections, a sense of false security.

      PBO politically cannot do what this story says: GOP would yell for impeachment and it would turn the rest of PBO’s presidency into a Clinton-style circus.

      I’ll try to find the Circincione tweet that laid this all out.

      The DEAL can go through without U.S. participation, but that, too, will be a foreign policy disaster. The U.S. will not recover for a for a generation. The sanctions will fall from the other participants. Because PBO pulled together the strong universal sanctions predicated upon bringing Iran to the table. P5+1 has operated in good faith; if U.S. Congress jettisons this deal, this is a major disaster. Sanctions fall, with NO cooperation from Iran on jettisoning their nuclear bomb making capability. The worst of it is Iran WINS.The b.s. AP story lays out what PBO could do if he was a cartoon President. He will NOT do what this article recklessly says he could do.

      Chuck Schumer engineered Congress’ unprecedented role in this by whipping votes to for the bill giving Congress this power. And it was veto-proof. I suspect Schumer thinks he can do this with the final vote.

      More important than ever: keep up the twitter war, contact your reps and senators. Put pressure on effing Harry Reid to support POTUS. This AP story was meant to lull us into inaction.

      • 32 Judith Fardig
        August 16, 2015 at 11:11 pm

        Thank you for the reality check, 57andfemale! Had a chance to speak with lot of people at the Merkley Family Barbecue fundraiser today. So hoped I would be able to report that he announced he has joined the Democrats for the Iran Deal. Multiple people tried to press Senator Merkley to hasten his timetable on speaking out in support of it. I still think his heart is in the right place and he will eventually come out in favor, but this slow, deliberative process is causing a lot of angst among those of us who think the arguments are compelling and overwhelmingly in favor of diplomacy. We have to keep advocating for peace.

        • 33 57andfemale
          August 17, 2015 at 12:07 am

          We have to keep the pressure on, Judith. We don’t have to be belligerant, but these congress critters need to know that we are watching and that this vote will have consequences.

          Are you on Twitter? Follow Cirincione. He may be the most knowledgeable man alive on nuclear proliferation, he thinks the world of PBO and has been a gung-ho advocate for this deal.

  12. 35 Vicki
    August 16, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    HBO in 15 minutes!! new David Simon mini series about Federally mandated housing, integrating white neighborhoods in the 1980s.
    See you later.

  13. 36 Nena20409
    August 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm

  14. 37 Nena20409
    August 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    • August 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      I like this: “I haven’t projected out 10 years,” he said, offering his standard promise to remain engaged in policy-making until his last days in the Oval Office. “I know what I’ll do right after the next president is inaugurated. I’ll be on a beach somewhere drinking out of a coconut.”

      • 39 idon
        August 16, 2015 at 9:31 pm

        This is a great article because it shows once again why he is the greatest President of all time.

      • 40 99ts
        August 17, 2015 at 1:28 am

        Make that an Australian beach – people here so laid back – they would let him be – just say “g’day Barack – good to see you.” 🙂 🙂

  15. August 16, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Why is Ron Wyden so damn stupid? He bases his entire argument about voting down the Iran Deal on blocking funds to their govt.

    • 43 globalcitizenlinda
      August 16, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      has Wyden announced how he is planning to vote on the #IranDeal

      • August 16, 2015 at 8:34 pm

        He has said in two interviews that he is leaning against the deal because he doesn’t want Iran to have the money from sanctions relief. Total deception, since they are going to get that money regardless of what Congress does. It’s their impounded money.

        • 45 globalcitizenlinda
          August 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

          okay, thanks a lot for this information;

          I was already forwarding your tweets to him and those of other I see;

          I will continue to send my messages to him hoping he still has a little room to see the facts he is deliberately ignoring.

          the fight for peace continues

        • 46 Judith Fardig
          August 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

          I had hoped to speak to Wyden in person at the Merkley Family Barbecue today while he often attends, but Wyden was not there. I did speak to his chief fundraiser and several staffers who came to help Merkley. Lots of peace activists there who were quite vocal in support of the Iran Deal.

  16. 49 Nerdy Wonka
    August 16, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    David Simon’s (The Wire, Treme) Show Me A Hero is about to begin on HBO!

  17. 50 globalcitizenlinda
    August 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Ms. Cecilia Munoz, Director of White House Domestic Policy Council, is another PBO advisor/staff-member that I greatly admire;

    she doesn’t seek the limelight.

    She always delivers her policy message in a calming and intelligent manner (much like her current boss, PBO) – I feel compelled to immediately trust what she is saying;

    BTW, it doesn’t hurt that she also one heck of a beautiful lady – but I digress

  18. 51 carolyn
    August 16, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    That West Wing Week is powerful. For me the most powerful part was Senator Pinckney’s funeral. My husband and I watched it together. He was awed by the President…..again, and said many times how glad he was that Barack Obama was president. We watched and listened, and when the choir sang “It is Well With My Soul” he said, “That’s what I want.” Four weeks later, to the time, he left this world. And, that is what my best friend sang at his service, with the people singing the chorus. In Oklahoma, everyone…..no matter whether they go to church or not….knows that song. My precious husband was so thrilled to live in the Age of Obama, and bless his heart, he will not have to see a time when he is not president.

    I’m now four weeks from the time he left us. I now also realize how sick he had been for several years, and it is a wonder that he lived so long. Every day I find new evidence of his love and care for me, and how he planned for my comfort after he was gone. He was a much admired and cherished man, not just by his family, but by students from Oklahoma to California, whose lives he powerfully affected. I am so thankful to have lived with this man for 49 years.

    • 52 globalcitizenlinda
      August 16, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      I am very glad that you two had that great time together and that over 49 years, you created lots of memories to share.

      healing (if it comes at al) takes a lot of time so please continue to mourn as you see fit – don’t let others rush you;

      in some cases, you just learn to live with the heartache;

      keeping you, your family and friends in my thoughts & prayers

    • 55 GGail
      August 16, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Carolyn, thank you for sharing your remembrances with us. {{{{HUGS}}}}

    • August 16, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Dear Carolyn, I am so sorry for your grievous loss. I hope that song and the faith it carries sustains you. My prayers are with you.

    • 57 jackiegrumbacher
      August 16, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Carolyn, the love you had for each other just shines from every word you write. What a beautiful relationship you two had, which I’m sure you continue to have in your heart. Your husband sounds like a wonderful, thoughtful, caring and intelligent man who was loved and admired by many. I know you will cherish the memory of everything you had together and that will be the source of your own strength in the days and years ahead.

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      August 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Such a wonderful comment – all of it – carolyn. Hugs to you.

    • 59 Judith Fardig
      August 16, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Carolyn, thanks so much for sharing this tender memory with us. Blessings to you and your family.

    • 60 57andfemale
      August 17, 2015 at 12:10 am

      49 years. What a privilege for both of you.

      You are in my heart, carolyn, and in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. August 16, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    • August 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks, Bob! I made that tweet because Ron Wyden is deceiving the public, in two interviews he stated he would be for the deal except he didn’t want Iran to get the impounded money from sanctions relief. The P5 ambassadors told senators that would happen regardless of what Congress did. So either he is totally uninformed, which seems unlikely, or he is deliberately lying to his constituents about his reasons for voting against the deal. Seems more likely. The press as per usual, won’t ask him about the apparent contradiction.

  20. 73 JER
    August 16, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    And now, here is a selection from President Obama’s Evening Playlist:

  21. August 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm

  22. 80 donna dem 4 obama
    August 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    OMG I just watched West Wing Week. This is undoubtedly the best one ever!!!!

  23. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    August 17, 2015 at 12:14 am

  24. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    August 17, 2015 at 12:39 am

  25. 85 No Child Left Behind
    August 17, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Updated 7:21 a.m.

    Good morning on this sticky Monday.

    Presumably, one of the perks of being president would be a good excuse to get an exemption from jury duty.

    But it’s not so easy for candidates — and Donald J. Trump is happy to report to the State Supreme Court’s civil term in Manhattan today, according to a spokesman.

    The Donald should remain there, until his GOP crown is delivered to make him the GOP presidential nominee, onto his “You’re fired!” moment in 2016.

  26. 86 hopefruit2
    August 17, 2015 at 8:01 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Even amk. Happy Monday everyone 🙂

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