A Little Hahahaha To End The Day







96 Responses to “A Little Hahahaha To End The Day”

  1. 1 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm

  2. 5 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I’m posting this here only to set up the next tweet…

  3. 10 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 10:03 pm

  4. 14 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    If you missed it, tonight’s program with the Vice President’s speech is here:

    Ambassador Eizenstat’s intro starts around: 1:16;02
    VPOTUS steps to the podium around: 1:15:40

  5. 20 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you for bringing the funny, Nerdy! 😀

  6. 24 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    The Univ of Phoenix one — I swear I tried to hold in the laugh! I tried!

  7. September 3, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Don’t cheat…..regarding the Tom Brady news today

    Name the Movie (no cheating in the mentions) and the famous line 😀 😀 😀

  8. September 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    ‘JERUSALEM—In early August, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood in front of 22 Democratic U.S. lawmakers. He closed the door and instructed an aide to clear his schedule for the afternoon. There was nothing more important, he told the members of Congress, than answering their questions on the Iranian nuclear deal, however long it took. For the next two hours, the prime minister worked the room, according to many of the lawmakers present. His props included a large white board on which he wrote their questions. At one point, he drew what he called a “nuclear gun” to underline his fears. Although Mr. Netanyahu didn’t explicitly tell them to vote against the deal, his feelings were clear. It would seriously jeopardize Israel’s security, he told them. “They weren’t twisting my arm but they were certainly trying to convince me,” said Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, a New Jersey Democrat, one of the House freshmen attending the meeting. “What a showman!” another lawmaker said.

    The Aug. 9 session in the prime minister’s office was a telling moment in an extraordinary campaign by Mr. Netanyahu to scuttle the agreement. Both supporters and opponents say they can’t recall any other foreign government inserting itself so directly into an American political debate, especially against a deal the White House considers a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s legacy. The high-stakes Israeli campaign has left the White House infuriated and many Democrats resentful. It also appears to have failed to secure the votes which Mr. Netanyahu needed to block the agreement. The Obama administration cleared an essential obstacle this week by securing more than 34 votes in the Senate, the minimum needed to sustain a presidential veto of a resolution seeking to undo the pact. A vote on a resolution approving or disapproving the deal is expected in coming weeks…continued’

    • September 3, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      What an amateur. I feel for our PBO having to deal with this nut.

      • September 3, 2015 at 10:28 pm

        Bibi is going to pay domestically…it might not be immediately, but the reckoning is coming, Meta!

      • 36 vcprezofan2
        September 3, 2015 at 10:41 pm

        He is an amateur and an unconscionable bully! I can’t imagine in what universe Bibi would find it acceptable to be collecting ‘subsidies’ on the one hand, while blatantly trying to buy your benefactor’s supporters. I wish there was a way the US could slap his wrist *hard* without affecting the Israeli people. US should also send that Isreali ambassador home and request one a bit more trustworthy.

        • September 3, 2015 at 11:00 pm

          Hello, VC! ….from the WP article I posted below….some of the most damning paragraphs written on the matter…

          “Having him come and try to influence the members of the Congress and lobby against what the president was working on, set the tenor,” Cohen continued. “Netanyahu should not get himself involved in American politics in the future, and AIPAC played a stronger hand than they should have.” Other congressional aides pointed out that Israel’s unprecedented direct lobbying efforts against the deal by Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, who once worked for GOP operative Frank Luntz, worsened AIPAC’s position by association

          ….While AIPAC and Israel’s activities were not coordinated, some members of Congress felt the group was tacitly endorsing the Israeli government’s increasingly political line. “They burned their bridges with Democrats before they got into this,” said a Senate aide who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to speak frankly about AIPAC’s apparent failure. “They were silent and a little complicit in the Netanyahu debacle. They were just standing by when it happened. They spent down their political capital before they got up to this effort.”

          “The unfortunate problem with Prime Minister Netanyahu is that he prides himself on being the Israeli who knows America the best,”said former Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler (Fla.), who now runs the D.C.-based S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. “Where he’s mistaken is, Prime Minister Netanyahu knows the America that elected Ronald Reagan president. He’s completely unfamiliar with the America that elected Barack Obama president. And they are in fact very different Americas.”

          GN, VC….

          • 38 vcprezofan2
            September 3, 2015 at 11:13 pm

            Hey, you! Are you all rested and back to ‘normal’ or have you simply been away watching sports while harassing your researcher? And yes, I did read that entire article earlier. (It’s one of the reasons I’m so slow – I tend to follow links and read stuff (in case unfair undercurrents are included).

            • September 3, 2015 at 11:20 pm

              Not yet …have to get my freaking (hopefully only one root canal Saturday)….my T,W, & Thurs are the worst days for me school wise…I’m almost fully immersed into sports fanatic mode (Auburn’s season begins Saturday & Colts season starts next Sunday), but the #3 HS Football recruit in the country announces what college he will be attending tomorrow at 12:45 EST….my boys are looking good to land him!

              At least you didn’t take three hours to comment this time 😀 😀 😀

  9. September 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm


  10. September 3, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    “Not since George H.W. Bush was president has the American Israel Public Affairs Committee sustained such a public defeat on an issue it deemed an existential threat to Israel’s security.

    But the Iran nuclear deal has Washington insiders wondering if the once-untouchable lobbying giant has suffered lasting damage to its near-pristine political reputation. In fighting the deal, AIPAC and its affiliates mustered all of its considerable resources: spending tens of millions on television ads in the home states of undecided lawmakers and organizing a fly-in to blitz lawmakers on Capitol Hill – another is planned for next week when Congress returns from August recess to vote on a resolution of disapproval. But all that noise amounted to a humbling and rare defeat this week, when President Obama secured a strong enough plurality in the Senate to protect the pact from efforts to dismantle it. Many say AIPAC’s efforts were doomed to fail in the aftermath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s combative speech to Congress in March — an appearance brokered by Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. along with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) without White House consultation. Many of AIPAC’s supporters also blame President Obama and what they see as a process he rigged and a debate he polarized.

    But whether or not the White House won a lasting victory in securing the Iran deal’s fate, AIPAC may have lost their claim to having iron-clad influence over lawmakers on issues pertaining to Israel. “The lesson that lawmakers have learned from this experience is that right-leaning pro-Israel groups are not immortal,” said Dylan Williams, vice president of government affairs for J Street, a more liberal, rival pro-Israel group. “Blood can be drawn. And it is possible to stand up and say “no” to them. And not suffer political consequences.” AIPAC’s position on the Iran deal lines up with the Republican Party’s, but its efforts thus far have helped persuade only two Senate Democrats, and a handful in the House – while Obama has secured more than the 34 Senate votes to ensure that opponents won’t collect a two-thirds, veto-proof majority to block the deal. On Thursday, three more Senate Democrats sided with Obama — Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Cory Booker (N.J.), and Mark Warner (Va.)…continued’

    • 48 Dudette
      September 3, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Ha! Hadn’t see that James Baker quote. Two snaps to that!

      • 49 Dudette
        September 3, 2015 at 10:37 pm

        Hadn’t seen…

      • September 4, 2015 at 1:31 am

        I remember when he made that remark. GB the first administration. He really had a fairly independent hand with Israel. I believe the prime minister then was Shamir, and he was a total asshole. Plus it was on the heals of the spy case where (as I read) Jonathan Pollard stole a US nuclear targeting map of the Soviet Union and sold it to the Soviets in exchange for allowing the immigration of thousands of Soviet Jews to Israel.

  11. 51 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    When you present people with facts and explanations for discussion, and they have that kind of dismissive response – you know their issue is the man, and not his policies.

    • 52 Dudette
      September 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Don’t even sweat that man, hon’. Let him sit in his damn corner and pout. He ain’t gonna hear it.
      He’s one of those who works hard at “making the perfect the enemy of the good.”
      Dems like that are exactly why we can’t have nice things.

      • 53 hopefruit2
        September 3, 2015 at 10:55 pm

        The only reason I engaged him at all was because a former TODer, and strong PBO supporter had responded to him, saying that she was also disappointed in PBO’s decision and found it contradictory. So I tried to explain stuff for her benefit as well – because I know that she doesn’t harbor those nasty emoprog feelings, but was probably just not fully informed about the situation entirely. But when he responded with this nasty accusation of PBO being “two-faced” I wasted no time in telling him have a good nite and that I was no longer interested in having any conversation with him.

  12. September 3, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    But politicians and, yes, even political commentators have an obligation: to try to make things better, not worse. There is always a choice between the politics of resentment and the politics of remedy. Resentment is easier.

  13. September 3, 2015 at 10:37 pm

  14. September 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Sorry if they duplicate…WP moderator has decided to rear its ugly head!!!!

  15. September 3, 2015 at 10:40 pm

  16. September 3, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    OK, GN TOD….

    I wish only the best for Mr. Rezaian, Mr. Levinson, the Marine, Amir Hekmati, and any others being unjustly held….but this is why any talk of a *swap* couldn’t be part of the #IranDeal…and quite frankly like ISIL just incentivizes more hostage taking/trumped up charges as bargaining chips.

  17. 61 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 10:50 pm

  18. 62 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 10:52 pm

  19. 63 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2015 at 10:59 pm

  20. 67 globalcitizenlinda
    September 3, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I don’t know if this report on BBC has anything to do with why VP is attending multiple national security meetings: => US is monitoring if Russia has sent military personnel and just sold (and delivered?) and weapons to Syria;

    As the refugee crisis seems to be growing and overwhelming the EU, together with the mess in Ukraine, I am wondering when people all over the world will resume speaking out about the role of Russia, China and other Assad-supporting governments;

    I think that as long as the situation on the ground remains so devastating to daily life, the people will keep trying to leave

  21. September 3, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    OK, definitely going to bed NOW!!!!

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  22. 72 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 11:21 pm

  23. 73 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      September 3, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      I think I heard the father of the toddler and his other child who died said he was going to bury them, and then go sit by their graves and wait to die himself.

      A little piece of all of us dies each day hearing these stories, I believe. Rest in peace, little babies.

  24. 75 Dudette
    September 3, 2015 at 11:33 pm

  25. 77 globalcitizenlinda
    September 3, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    had to pause at another development being reported by BBC: => US government advises the families of ALL military personnel to leave Turkey as the fight against ISIL intensifies

  26. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    September 3, 2015 at 11:52 pm

  27. 81 vcprezofan2
    September 4, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Okay folks, I’m off to play a couple more games of solitaire – my new love – before retiring.

    Thank you to today’s blog leaders!
    Thanks to fellow participants – you all added an extra bit of something to my day.

    Thanks…. And to all…. a …G’Night!

  28. 87 jacquelineoboomer
    September 4, 2015 at 12:17 am

  29. 88 Dudette
    September 4, 2015 at 12:17 am

  30. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    September 4, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Goodnight, TODville! Sweet dreams when you get there. I’ll be there in 3 … 2 … 1 … 🙂

  31. 90 4morefor44
    September 4, 2015 at 1:11 am

    i’ll admit, i was a little lukewarm about v.p. biden running for president this time. mostly since i was worried about all he’s been through in his life and his age and felt he’s lost a step over time, most notably seen in his speech for the 2012 democratic convention, but with the help of people here and seeing some recent speeches, i’m feeling more and more that i can get excited about him running, which is still an “if” of course.

    went looking for clips from his debate last time, and really feeling better about it after watching some clips such as this:

    love how he takes on the b.s. and beats them at their own bully tactic games that republicans usually get away with in “the news.” when challenged fairly, republicans such as paul ryan fold like a cheap card table! go joe!

    • 91 4morefor44
      September 4, 2015 at 1:30 am

      oh man. and this one is even better. can totally start “ridin with biden” when thinking about him debating any of the republican sociopaths this way:

      • 92 4morefor44
        September 4, 2015 at 1:49 am

        okay. just totally “binging on bidens” and need to go now, but reminded of this from beau now that he has passed away and how poetic it is…all aboard the “ridin with biden” train:

  32. September 4, 2015 at 1:50 am

  33. September 4, 2015 at 1:52 am

    h/t LP for the link ….

    I hope that’s clear.

    good night TOD ….

  34. September 4, 2015 at 6:05 am

  35. September 4, 2015 at 7:55 am

    GM, TOD! My freaking tooth is killing me 😦 thus I’m awake at this god awful hour……

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