149 Responses to “A Celebration of Song Workshop”

  1. 1 Dudette
    October 14, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Okay but… ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. 19 amk for obama
    October 14, 2015 at 11:32 am


  3. 22 JER
    October 14, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

    The Count is probably counting the lambchops.

  4. October 14, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Good day TOD

    Congrats on 1st Dudette ๐Ÿ™‚

    TY Chips (and NW) for all the threads yesterday evening!! Was able to view them quite late last night. Just wanted to say hi and, as noted hours ago ….

    So, my ‘bottom line’ remains …. #LetsRollJoe

    Hope to visit again much later today ….

  5. October 14, 2015 at 11:45 am

  6. 41 amk for obama
    October 14, 2015 at 11:48 am

  7. 43 GGail
    October 14, 2015 at 11:53 am

    This workshop is so interesting and sounds like fun! I want to be there to create something right on the spot in 15 minutes. I wouldn’t be shy!

    FYI, I was a babysitter for Smokey’s children as well as Duke of the 4 Tops children. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. October 14, 2015 at 11:55 am

  9. 56 Judith Fardig
    October 14, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Happy Wednesday! Glad to see that gun violence prevention came up in a sane way at the Democratic Debate. There is a cultural shift on this topic which should result in a few more gun sense measures being considered in Congress. Thanks to President Obama for his leadership!

  10. October 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  11. 60 JER
    October 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm

  12. 61 JER
    October 14, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Why Bernie Sanders isn’t going to be president, in five words.

  13. 65 tnmtngirl
    October 14, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Did anyone hear a caller on Stephanie Miller’s show? He was part of CNN’s focus group last night. 20 of them. He said he is a Bernie supporter and 94% of them voted that Bernie “won” the debate. Next question was, regardless of who you support, who do you think will win the primary and 100% of them said Hillary…….no doubt at all. Just passing along…………..gotta go grocery shopping.

  14. 67 Don
    October 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I must say Hillary said all the right things last night, I could see myself voting for her. I liked the way she gave President Obama the respect he deserved and earned.

    • 68 amk for obama
      October 14, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      that’s the sole reason she won. even sanders didn’t bite that particular bs. fuck cooper and his ilk.

      • 69 nathkatun7
        October 15, 2015 at 2:11 am

        Exactly! Now lets see if she keeps it up when she is campaigning in Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia.

  15. 70 Judith Fardig
    October 14, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Got an email from Marty Nesbitt about the Obama Foundation plans. Fascinating!

    We’re just starting to explore the possibilities for how the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will take shape, and I’m very excited.

    Take a look at the guiding principles we’ve developed to help shape our vision for the Center.

    Environmental stewardship is a big part of that vision. Our team has been exploring innovative ways to build sustainably, and one of them is biomimicry: the practice of imitating nature in man-made objects.

    An outstanding example is the Bullitt Center in Seattle. It was intentionally designed to mimic the Douglas fir forest that previously occupied the land upon which it stands. Like the forest, it uses no more water than it can collect from natural rainfall, and no more energy than it can harvest from the sun and wind.

    Above: the Bullitt Center mimics natural processes to minimize its environmental impact.

    We have a rare opportunity to create something completely new. Our vision is for the Obama Center to be a change agent, and encourage others to live harmoniously with the natural world and one another โ€” in the South Side of Chicago, our beloved nation and the entire world.

  16. 74 Dudette
    October 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Rehashing this from previous thread: Webb mentioned it during the debate, but it made him look whiny.

    I noticed the disparity too (and the fact that more questions were directly posed to Sec Clinton Sen and Sanders but,
    1) A skilled debater has to figure how to figure how to get in the conversation even when the cards are stacked for the opposition
    2) Whenever Webb and Chafee spoke, they both proved why they should NOT be in the conversation. Both were so out of their league and clearly not Presidential material.

  17. 75 Neena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Congrats Dudette on your solid Gold and congrats to all the Au โญ winners since yesterday. I can’t begin to catch up.
    Thanks Chips, NW, the rest of the bts, TOD Twitter Brigade, Commentators and Lurkers.
    I enjoyed the Dem Debates for different reasons.
    Funny, the ONLY life time Dem was O’Malley….all the other 4 Candidates were a GOPer earlier in their lives…..proving, it is not where, how, when, why one became a Dem. It is Policy that matters ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. 77 amk for obama
    October 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    your fucking fourth estate at work folks.

    only homicides count, you losers.

  19. October 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    This is really cool, I hope the kids really enjoy themselves and appreciate this program put together by our FLOTUS.

  20. 84 amk for obama
    October 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm


  21. 85 Nena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm

  22. 88 donna dem 4 obama
    October 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Martin O’Malley Has The Best Closing Comments At The Democratic Debate Last Night

  23. 91 Nena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Hello TOD.
    I had a post under moderation

    • October 14, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Found and freed Nena, there was a stray extra e in there! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 93 Nena20409
        October 14, 2015 at 12:51 pm

        Thank you, Chips.
        Danny OK, better now?
        I hope so.
        The Neena Gmail Account was established when I was unable to log in here for a week due to Chrome mishap. I still use it occasionally ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Thanks again for freeing Moi ๐Ÿ˜Ž

        • October 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

          He’s good today Nena, thank you! When his leg (or shoulder, as I know now) gets sore it’s usually in the evening after all his adventures, so I’ll be monitoring closely.

          • 95 Nena20409
            October 14, 2015 at 1:03 pm

            {{{{ โค Danny โค }}}}

          • 96 57andfemale
            October 14, 2015 at 2:27 pm

            So glad to hear Dany is doing better. Last night, Kasper’s knee came out of the socket and he was holding the leg straight out. He has terrible knees and will need surgery eventually. I didn’t know if I could give him a pain pill, because of the stone-dissolving food. We held him and kept him quiet and he got it back in the socket today. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. I took advantage of his being quiet and trimmed and brushed the hell out of him. He looks so pretty!

            • October 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm

              Ah gawd 57, poor old Kasper, that must have been SO painful – and scary for you and Mr 57. You’re a very wonderful Mommy!!

              • 98 57andfemale
                October 14, 2015 at 4:38 pm

                Aw, Chips, if you could have seen his eyes. If he had yelped even once, damn the special stone-dissolving food, he would have gotten a painkiller. You have no idea what a brave guy he is. How we worked together when his back half was ripped off by the pit bull. He is an amazing spirit. And he doesn’t need additional difficulties right now.

                I’ll admit, I’m one hell of a doggie nurse. If you ever would have told me I’d be able to do the things I’ve done, I would have said you were batshit crazy. They have taught me more about myself than I ever imagined.

                Soooooooo glad to hear that Danny is doing better. Kisses from Auntie 57.

  24. 99 Ladyhawke
    October 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm


    The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
    By Ari Berman


    In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the VRA and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights, from 1965 to the present day. The act enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet, fifty years later, we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power, with lawmakers devising new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth and with the Supreme Court declaring a key part of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.

    Berman brings the struggle over voting rights to life through meticulous archival research, in-depth interviews with major figures in the debate, and incisive on-the-ground reporting. In vivid prose, he takes the reader from the demonstrations of the civil rights era to the halls of Congress to the chambers of the Supreme Court. At this important moment in history, Give Us the Ballot provides new insight into one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time.



  25. 100 amk for obama
    October 14, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    The best thing I liked about the debate (whatever small portion I watched) was that none of the dems allowed cooper to push his corporate media bs (the emails!!!! and sanders angry retort was the bullet that tore though the guts of bw media and the rethugs conspiracy) and went on the offensive. That is the kind of fightback they need to do at every turn, not just at debates. Browbeat these corrupt fuckers in every interview.

  26. October 14, 2015 at 12:43 pm

  27. October 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm

  28. October 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    So tired of this grifter.

  29. October 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm

  30. 106 Nena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Final numbers are in.
    CNN Dem debates registered at 16.3M with nearly 1M live streaming.
    The most in Dem Primary Debates by any Network.
    Smart. Issues.
    Now DNC can Dems have a few more debates?
    Let Freedom RING!

    • 107 amk for obama
      October 14, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      I am kinda torn between having too many debate helps the candidates and too many debates makes the candidates stale.

      • 108 Nena20409
        October 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

        I agree with you wholeheartedly.
        I will prefer that they didn’t spread the debates.
        They should have events, symposiums, forums, etc to help stamp out the GOPer News Media 24/7 talking points propaganda.

      • 109 donna dem 4 obama
        October 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm

        I’m of the same vain. I watched all those debates 7/8 years ago and it got to be ridiculous. Eventually they are asking the same questions and getting the same answers over and over again. Now I do think that they should have allowed at least a couple of outside groups to have debates and 6 is probably too few but I sure don’t want to see 20 of these things again.

    • 110 Nena20409
      October 14, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      15.3M……My sibling nailed it!

  31. 111 amk for obama
    October 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    another thing I liked about sanders, other than shutting down the but teh emails!!! bs, was how he was sticking it to the corporate media. Hillary could learn a thing or two about it instead of constantly trying to avoid them or go defensive.

    • October 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      To be honest, his truly horrible Twitter supporters had me loathing the fella before last night, but apart from his shouty beginning, when he appeared not to know he had a microphone and came over as the angriest man on planet earth, I thought he wasn’t bad. Great answer on the emails, and he came over as genuine, but all that revolution talk sounded like me when I was 16 (seven years ago). And hopelessly weak on guns, he really has to do better than ‘well, I represent a rural state so I have to do what the gun folk there want me to do’.

      • October 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

        I believe your math is off Chips. Your 16 was just a few weeks ago. Or was it last Saturday?

      • 115 amk for obama
        October 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

        Oh, I am sure he wouldn’t survive a new yawk minute outside of small NE blue states but at least he brings some variety into the debate. He reminds of that lil feller whasshisname who used to jump up and down about revolution in 2008.

      • 124 amk for obama
        October 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

        also. too.

        what’s with you and 23? 16? I can understand. sweet sixteen and all that crap. but sweet 23 ? that’s just some crazy talk.

      • 125 57andfemale
        October 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

        That he wasn’t ready for the gun question was troubling. He still doesn’t seem to understand that he must appeal to a wider electorate. He believes he’s right, and assumes everyone will follow. He didn’t seem to be prepared for the debate, or that he should have spent time preparing. I see no humility in him. I didn’t like or dislike him any more than I did yesterday morning.

        I believe in 95% of his ideas. He is a truly great progressive. But I do not think he has the right temperament to run a diverse nation. And his avoidance of the CiC question was downright terrifying.

        There were things that PBO could overcome because of his expansiveness and his heart. Bernie has no patience for those who do not see things his way.

        • October 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm

          Couldn’t believe how poor he was answering the gun question, astonishing – he surely knew it would be a major issue? And he was awful on Putin and foreign policy generally, like he had never given it a thought. I saw some people commenting last night about him preferring to talk off the cuff, rather than actually preparing remarks, and it showed – he was all over the place at times, and looked seriously flustered. He calmed down a little later, I think the emails exchange with Hillary actually helped relax him, but he really did strike me as a one trick pony: economic equality and nothing else. Not that economic equality isn’t a hugely important issue, but crikey Bernie, you have to broaden your horizons if you want to be President.

          That said, I did warm to him a little bit, I do think his heart is in the right place, but he’s not remotely presidential material – certainly not with that temperament.

          • 127 57andfemale
            October 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm

            You nailed it, Chips. And even though he talks incessantly about income inequality, what exactly is he going to do about it? There is a difference between saying we need one trillion dollars in infrastructure spending, it’s another to address how to get such a package into reality. What scares me is that he really thinks if he bellows loud enough (or if PBO had bellowed loud enough) he’ll get his way. I have said from Day One that doing the opposite doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get an opposite result. If PBO had bellowed in 2009, would it have gotten us a public option and a trillion-dollar stimulus package? When Bernie says PBO is naive, methinks it’s Bernie who is naive.

            To not prepare for debates because you like to talk off-the-cuff: the height of arrogance. It means he has surrounded himself with sycophants and does not listen to hard, experienced advice.

            Now how can you be POTUS with that mindset?

  32. 128 57andfemale
    October 14, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Have I mentioned I loathe the GOP?

  33. 131 donna dem 4 obama
    October 14, 2015 at 12:58 pm

  34. October 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    What was missing from the debate is the issue of white supremacy…the mention of BlackLivesMatter was mentioned by the moderator as a GOTCHA question…

    one of the most pivotal voting blocs of the DEM Party…and we only get mentioned as something in passing….

    • October 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      This is why BLM got in their faces…..

      as Rep Lewis said…”You got to make some noise”…otherwise you will not be seen or heard

    • 136 sherijr
      October 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      excellent point pf and it needs to be- along with voting rights – front and center in the next debates, imo.

    • 137 nathkatun7
      October 15, 2015 at 2:44 am

      Well said, PF! Since the 1960s, Blacks have been the most loyal voters for the Democratic Party. Beginning with JFK, the black vote for Democratic presidential candidates (both the winners and losers) has ranged from 80 to 95 percent. No other group in the so called Democratic coalition can match this loyalty. Yet the most important issue in the black community, which concerns life and death, is demeaned and relegated to a “gotcha question.”

  35. 138 Nena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    LIVE and Already in Progress…….the WH Presser with the Hon Josh “The Voice” Earnest

    Josh watched the debates…….Keen reminder that a presidential debate can be about the future, not hate,insecurities…..but about building upon what the Pres has done in the last 7 yrs. POTUS will participate in the IL primary. He doubts that POTUS will say publicly for whom to support until a nominee is chosen.
    Josh had not talked to POTUS yet, but he is sure POTUS must either had seen a little of the debate yesterday or he had seen clips today.

  36. 139 Nena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    The main reason GOPers and mostly lawmakers who are Caucasians want guns everywhere.

  37. 140 Nena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  38. 141 Nena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t care how old it is…… any person held up by a gunman will remember it unless dementia sets in.

    • 142 amk for obama
      October 14, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      that’s YOU LIE No. 2 on this issue from this fecker.

    • October 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      I was waiting for a bus once, and some huge, crazy dude cold cocked me. I still remember that, and no gun was involved.

    • 144 Dudette
      October 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Yep. Mom was centimeters away from bullet whizzing by her on walk to school when she was only 12. She’s almost 76 and remembers it in slo mo like it was yesterday.

    • 145 0388jojothecat
      October 14, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      I remember any incident regarding a “gun” like it was yesterday and it never directly happened to me. My mom’s friend was shot where he worked and survived, it changed him and all of us close to him. My neighbors were held up in my building, twice. She explained how the gun man held the gun in her face and that was all she could remember. I was in terror living her alone and coming home at dark. We arranged to have escorts for all the single ladies who came home late at night.

  39. 147 Nena20409
    October 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Now, that makes me happy that her arse is charged.

  40. 149 FoxfireTX
    October 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Good day TOD! Went to bed last night being proud to be a Dem. Such a contrast with the R agenda. And just perhaps, holding off for this debate this late in the primary season ended up working for the Dems based on the numbers. I was totally surprised. I would take ANY of those candidates (other than possibly Webb) over any of the R candidates and anyone with half a brain that has not been brainwashed by FOX had to see the difference. Although I feel much better about HRC than I did before the debate, trust will always be an issue for me. I have pretty much decided if Joe doesn’t run MOM will get my primary vote.

    Had the TV on and off today listening to the reactions. The funniest thing I heard was that Bernie blew his line on HRC’s emails by his refusal to practice. That was the reason his folks in the spin room said it was “unscripted”. Rather, he had intended it to be an attack by saying “Your decision to use a private email server has created this huge distraction for all the Dem candidates and our issues.” Subtle change but totally changes the meaning and ended up bailing her out instead of attacking her decision-making. I find it hilarious. He overestimated his ability to do this on the big stage without practicing based on his rallies where he faces no pressure or opposition. Big mistake.

    The bottom line for me is none of the candidates on that stage have the potential we have become used to with PBO. He indeed set the gold standard for the presidency. But I was thankful that none of them went after him and his policies. And I really liked O’Malley’s line that we elected a president not a magician. A nice reminder of the obstacles he has faced.

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