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  1. 1 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 8:36 am

    when is the sotu?

  2. 21 Roberta in MN
    January 11, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Congrats on 1st-est amk. That clip was awesome, saw it yesterday. Cold here again today woke up to -12 hi today 8. A heat wave. LOL.
    Have a great day everyone. GM Meta. BBL

  3. 22 desertflower
    January 11, 2016 at 8:41 am

    I will sit there watching that last SOTU and cry my eyes out. I’m certain of it.

  4. 23 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Good Monday Morning again TODVille!

  5. 29 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 8:43 am


    A group of Chinese investors have bought one of Germanyโ€™s largest machinery suppliers, KraussMaffei, for โ‚ฌ925m ($1bn; ยฃ694m).

    The investors include state-owned firm China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) and investment firms AGIC Capital and Guoxin International.

    KraussMaffei, which makes machinery for processing plastic and rubber, was owned by Canadian firm Onex Group.

    The deal is the biggest acquisition by Chinese investors in a German company.

    Chinese investors have recently been buying European firms, along with their technology and distribution networks.

    Last year, ChemChina bought Italian tyre maker Pirelli in a deal valued at โ‚ฌ7.1bn (ยฃ5.1bn).


    While china is expanding its economic and geographical foot prints, the repubs are bent on fighting more and more useless and pointless wars.

    • 30 jackiegrumbacher
      January 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Morning, AMK. I can’t count the times I have heard people say that the US is “owned” by China because of the mistaken notion that most of the national debt is held by the Chinese. Looks as if most of Europe will soon be working for China.

      One of the many sad/pathetic/ugly things about the R candidates is that they have zero understanding of the world today and are still fighting twentieth century battles with old tools.

  6. 31 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 8:45 am

    GOP candidates condemn Trump’s Bill Clinton attacks


    High time they grew some backbones to take down this horrible creep.

  7. 54 jackiegrumbacher
    January 11, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I’m bringing this over from the last thread because according to the NYT this morning, aid to the starving people in Madaya is being blocked. This is a humanitarian crisis of huge proportions and it’s horrific that the international community is unable to intervene. These people–especially the children–have no time left.


    • 55 amk for obama
      January 11, 2016 at 8:55 am

      beebs reported that the aid is on its way.

      • 56 jackiegrumbacher
        January 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

        Thank you, AMK. I hope the BBC is right. I was shaking with outrage this morning and frustrated at the helplessness of the UN and others in the international community. The photos of the children are heartbreaking.

        • 57 amk for obama
          January 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

          I just couldn’t watch the feeds from bbs and aj. Human beings are worst animals.

          • 58 jackiegrumbacher
            January 11, 2016 at 9:07 am

            Yes they are, AMK. And in the category of all out evil people, Assad ranks right up there with Hitler and Caligula.

  8. 60 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Niece unit’s wedding reception cake.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I asked her which couple is cuter? Pat came the reply: One is definitely tastier. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. January 11, 2016 at 8:54 am

    G’morning Chip, TOD, lurkers, and congrats amk on #1! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Monday everyone.

  10. 83 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 8:55 am

  11. January 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

  12. January 11, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Thank you President Obama ….

    Congrats amk ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. January 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Good Morning, Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 92 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

    … and you haven’t heard his last one yet.

  15. January 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I was sad to hear about David Bowie. I loved him.

    RIP, Mr. Bowie.

  16. 95 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Now back to the real, hard pressing issue of the day – who else bought the tickets? You can’t let a poor man starve for ages.

  17. 108 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I wish I had waken up to “death” news about Donald Trump and not David Bowie. I don’t care who is offended by this.


    • 109 jackiegrumbacher
      January 11, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Not offended, Hf, but I don’t want anyone to die because then they don’t witness the consequences of their actions. I want Trump to be deflated and have to leave the field in disgrace.

      • 110 hopefruit2
        January 11, 2016 at 9:43 am

        ๐Ÿ™‚ Indeed JG, I would prefer that as well.

        But in the context of waking up to sad news about Bowie’s passing…if I had a choice to swap…

  18. 111 GGAIL
    January 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    You people are on the second Post already this morning??? Wait for me!!!!!

  19. 112 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 9:08 am


    • 113 0388jojothecat
      January 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

      You only get to be VP if you shoot a friend in the face….and the friend says it was their fault. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. January 11, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Wishing you all a very good day ….

    bbl ……

  21. 117 Betsy
    January 11, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Good Morning all. It’s going to be a great day because President Obama is still our President. Everyday will be a blessing because of that!

  22. 118 Allison
    January 11, 2016 at 9:35 am

  23. 120 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 9:37 am

  24. 121 Allison
    January 11, 2016 at 9:39 am

  25. 124 hopefruit2
    January 11, 2016 at 9:40 am

    And he deserves to take a victory lap – he’s EARNED it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 126 mophene
    January 11, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I’m gonna miss that David Bowie. I pretty much dressed like a hippie until I saw him. l can’t believe The Thin White Duke is gone..

  27. 127 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Mexico has formally started the process of extradition to the US of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

    The authorities said Interpol officers served him papers at the Altiplano prison, near Mexico City.

    Guzman, 58, escaped from the maximum security jail in July and was recaptured on Friday.

    Mexico is also considering whether to investigate Hollywood actor Sean Penn, who interviewed Guzman soon after his jail break.

    Unnamed Mexican officials have said Penn’s secret meeting helped lead them to the fugitive.


    suck on that, el gulpo rubio.

  28. 128 Allison
    January 11, 2016 at 9:57 am

    • 129 arapaho415
      January 11, 2016 at 10:32 am

      GM Allison.

      Josh Earnest said last week that there are provisions in US immigration law that apply to Cuban refugees.

      From the article:
      “But in this case, the Cubans have a trump card: American law has long given them special status to live in the United States and apply for a green card โ€” provided they make it there.”

      IMHO, this is clickbait aimed toward RWNJs by @nytimes.

  29. January 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Juan Williams: Angry white women

    By Juan Williams – 01/11/16 06:00 AM EST
    Who knew white women had become so angry?

    The anger animating the divide between the GOP establishment and the GOP grassroots is always presented in terms of angry white men.

    It is impossible to ignore, as The Washington Postโ€™s Jennifer Rubin noted last week, that Republican media and political culture these days, both in Congress and on the campaign trail, is โ€œperpetually angry.โ€
    But a new poll shows that white women are the angriest of angry voters.

    The NBC News/Esquire magazine poll, conducted with Survey Monkey, found 54 percent of white Americans have been getting angrier over current events during the past year.

    That is far higher than the 43 percent of Latinos and 33 percent of black Americans who say the last year of political, economic and cultural events have left them feeling angry. In fact, 73 percent of whites (compared to 66 percent of Hispanics and 56 percent of blacks) say they get angry โ€œat least once per day.โ€

    And the angriest white people are white women.

    Fifty-eight percent of white women say they are angrier right now than a year ago. Only 51 percent of white men say the same thing, as do just 44 percent of non-white women and 32 percent of non-white men.

    • 134 No Child Left Behind
      January 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

      The unanswered question for me is simple: ANGRY ABOUT WHAT?

      I know that women may feel the economic pinch more so than men. But what are while women so angry about?

      • 135 sjterrid
        January 11, 2016 at 11:19 am

        Well that depends how the question was asked. I’m angry at all of the republican’s policies and their total disrespect of our President. I’m angry that congress has done nothing to stop gun violence.

  30. 136 Allison
    January 11, 2016 at 10:35 am

  31. 137 No Child Left Behind
    January 11, 2016 at 10:36 am

  32. 138 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

    An aid convoy has begun entering the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya with enough food to last 40,000 people for a month, the UN says.


  33. 140 amk for obama
    January 11, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Motoring giant Ford says it has conducted successful tests of its driverless cars in snowy conditions.

    The company said it had been running sensor tests for more than a year, but was now driving autonomous cars in a controlled, snowy environment.

    Snow presents a challenge to driverless cars because the sensors they use to detect road markings and hazards do not work well in wintery weather.

    Google has also been testing its autonomous vehicles in the snow.


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