Chat Away

On This Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk down the Cross Hall to the 2014 National Governors Association Dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 23, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

113 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 3 Allison
    February 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm

  2. 17 yardarm756
    February 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Congrats axel.

  3. February 23, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I need to run an errand but we need to collect the contact info and bombard these 11 with phone calls, tweets, emails, ETC

    • 21 Linda
      February 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Does Cruz have some kind of auto pen or did Mike Lee forge his signature ?

    • 22 99ts
      February 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      gm Meta

      Just woke to this – a good post on BJ about it


      “It’s just being reported that the GOP caucus in the US Senate has decided that Presidenting while Democrat and/or Black is not to be allowed to happen.”

      “I and a majority of my fellow citizens voted President Obama into office twice. The disrespect to him is something he can handle (better than I ever would). But it’s the delegitimizing of my vote, my choice, my place in American democracy that has just gotta stop. The current Republican Party has to be destroyed, root and branch. They are blight on policy, and a boil on the body politic. Time for them to go.”

      I so hope this converts into votes against the GOP – millions of them.

    • 23 cd4biden
      February 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Grassley (Iowa) and Lee (Utah) are running for re-election in November, and Vitter (Louisiana) is retiring at the end of this term. Perhaps these are races we need to focus on to oust them.

    • 24 MightyPamela
      February 23, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Every single one of these mofos needs to step down from office. Today.

  4. 25 GGail
    February 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Does anyone if this is a true story????
    UNREAL. Obama Meets With #BlackLivesMatter Hate Group After Supporters Beat & Rob A Hero http://fb.me/7LjjwLzn1

    • 26 hopefruit2
      February 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      I doubt the credibility of any report that comes from someone describing BLM as a “hate group.”

    • 28 arapaho415
      February 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      GM GGail.

      I wouldn’t place any credence from GatewayPundit, a notorious RWNJ site.

      Didn’t click on any links in the article, but article describes a group of people who allegedly mugged someone asking if the victim believed in BLM. Who knows if it’s true or not, might be something the victim fabricated. Can’t control who uses your message — there’s probably been some really vile people who have invoked the name of noted pacifists and peacemakers.

  5. February 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    • 32 Linda
      February 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Hey Lukewarm Russert. It appears that McTurtle does not know WHEN a politician is consider a ” Lame Duck ” and neither do YOU !

      lame duck

      North American
      an official (especially the president) in the final period of office, ” AFTER ” the election of a successor.

  6. 33 Linda
    February 23, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Hey Cruz…….why don’t you move to dumbfuckastan ?

    I have a family member who is a Special Agent for ICE…… They DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT GO DOOR TO DOOR LOOKING FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.

    Cruz is incompetent.

  7. 35 No Child Left Behind
    February 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Alright, then. Let make sure they loose the Senate.

  8. February 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    More pictures and back story:

  9. 44 Linda
    February 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Rubio Campaign Hires Top Koch Brothers Strategist »

    Marc Short, the Koch brothers’ top political adviser in Washington and a trusted member of their inner circle for five years, is making a surprise move to the Marco Rubio campaign as a senior adviser as the Republican establishment ramps up efforts to stop Donald Trump.

    Short — president of Freedom Partners, the Kochs’ umbrella political organization — will join the campaign in about a week and brings deep connections to the donor and grass-roots worlds.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/marc-short-marco-rubio-219664#ixzz411RaGCo1

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      February 23, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      So, in other words, the puppet Rubio is openly acknowledging his masters, the Koch Brothers. They will be the ones pulling his little strings.

  10. February 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    • 47 jackiegrumbacher
      February 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you, Edwina. This is truth.

    • 48 Dudette
      February 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      • 49 nospin
        February 23, 2016 at 9:59 pm

        I can understand M. Winterdale’s point. It is no longer enough to vote for the lesser evil. That person has to earn a vote.

        It is unfortunate that the DNC and DWS got us into this mess where there were no other alternatives for voters to choose from. I guess they figured forcing a vote for the preferred candidate whether we liked it or not is perfectly fine. They took a chance that eventually folks would hold their noses and roll with it just like we always do. I guess we will all have to see how that strategy works out.

        And no…I don’t think the rationale of “well we can’t let the GOP win” is enough of a scare tactic to drive voters to the polls. At some point, folks are going to say… fuggit. Look at the turn voter turn out. That is why you have folks now demanding that POTUS “run like he is the candidate.”

        Sometimes we never seem learn and it won’t change unless sh*t hits the fan. Just saying.

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  13. February 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    RT’d by our Ambassador to Ukraine ….

  14. February 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm

  15. 59 donna dem 4 obama
    February 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm

  16. 64 desertflower
    February 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    🙂 Pretty sure MadameSoph wanted to see this…

    • 65 MadameSoph
      February 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      DF! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Watched it last night live. Normally I DVR and watch the next day, but my early morning students are out of town this week so I attended the LA Italia Film Festival and got home just before Colbert.

      CAN’T WAIT for the eventual Trump “Tribute to the Fallen” 🙂

  17. February 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Quick hello! Had the pleasure of spending the day wit JoyBarbados. Will fill you in next week! TOD — bringing the world together! Thanks, Chips! Thanks, President Obama!

  18. 70 Allison
    February 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

  19. 71 57andfemale
    February 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Wow, stay classy Bernie supporters:

    • February 23, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Another reason why he will lose.

      • 73 57andfemale
        February 23, 2016 at 6:09 pm

        Even when I was open to him in the beginning, I wondered if he would stand up to the rigors and scrutiny of a national campaign. Either he is no leader at all, or this campaign reflects the petty ugliness within him. I’m so disappointed.

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  22. 77 JER
    February 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    LIVE NOW: US Sec’y of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Hold Joint Press Conference – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=2

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  25. 82 whatisworking
    February 23, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Hello Obama Faithful

    If any of you are feeling frustrated by the Republican’s unwillingness to hold hearing on the President’s SCOTUS nomination, there are 2 ways you can help.

    1. Help our team call into Arizona to invite folks to a March 3rd rally that will be pressuring Flake and MCain to #DoTheirJob.

    These are easy calls to make since everyone on the list has already signed the petition supporting the President’s right to nominate a SCOTUS replacement. You will be calling OFA supporters. Send a note to whatisworking@gmail.com if you can make some calls between now and March 2nd. I will send you everything you need to make the call plus I am happy to offer lots of encouragement. :->

    2. Call their offices.
    Our talking point is fairly simple:
    There is a constitutional obligation by the President to put forward a nominee and the Senate has constitutional obligation to provide fair hearing and up/down vote.

    Arizona, Jeff Flake
    DC office: 202 -224-4521
    Local Offices: Phoenix Office – 602-840-1891 // Tucson Office – 520-575-8633

    Arizona, John Mccain
    DC office: 202 224-2235
    Local Offices: Phoenix, (602) 952-2410 // Prescott Office (928) 445-0833 // Tucson Office(520) 670-6334

  26. 83 donna dem 4 obama
    February 23, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    They need to be bombarded with calls!

  27. 85 57andfemale
    February 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I don’t usually post cutesy stuff, unless it has dogs in it, but this is tres adorbs:

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  30. 91 Nena20409
    February 23, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Congrats for your Au ⭐ , Axelfoley.
    Good Evening.
    Scalia never stated these issues publicly.

    • 92 carolyn
      February 23, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Once in a while, very rare, I get to say: “I told you do.” This is one of those times. On a post a while back, I said: “Scalia was a heart attack waiting to happen.” Love to be confirmed by doctors. I bet his arteries were so clogged they were solid. Obesity could be seen, and diabetes does not surprise me. Also, no one in his family clamored for an investigation. They were well aware of his health, or lack thereof.

  31. February 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    “After last-year break caused by escalation of Russian aggression on its territory, Ukraine is coming back to the Eurovision Song Contest, hosted this year by Stockholm,with a powerful composition‘1944’ telling about tragic Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea in 1944.

    Haunting and strong song of Crimean Tatar singer Susana Jamaladinova, who performs under the stage name Jamala, was chosen by majority of Ukrainian TV viewers yesterday at the national selection final.

    “When strangers are coming… They come to your house, they kill you all and say ‘We’re not guilty’ ”.

    Jamala’s composition is anything but a standard entertaining song of Eurovision format. This is a voice of Crimean Tatars, who again, after 70 years, have been exposed to Russian oppressionin Crimea. This is a voice of the whole Ukraine that has been suffering from Russian mean aggression on its territory. This is a plea to the whole world to live in peace and to be tolerant.”

    bbl …. take care everyone ….

  32. 95 kanga kid
    February 23, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    So i just sent upchuck grassley a love note urging him to allow our new scotus nominee a fair hearing and vote as per our constitution. WiW had a list of all members yesterday and i urge anyone reading this to do the same.

  33. 96 57andfemale
    February 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm

  34. 101 donna dem 4 obama
    February 23, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Oh…..Chips, you got a response from Susan Sarandon 🙂

    • 102 donna dem 4 obama
      February 23, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Someone’s had a talking too….!!!

      First, I saw the tweet from earlier today where Bernie quiets his rude crowd who regularly boos the mere mention of Clinton’s name and now Sarandon shows up in Chips timeline with a “clarification”. I think they are hearing the whispers of voices saying y’all have lost it over there in BernieLand. They’re trying to do a course correction.

  35. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    February 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    and Josh’s response:

  36. 106 Don
    February 23, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    They start out by calling President Obama exotic, and they end up not even allowing a vacancy on the SCOTUS to get a hearing.

  37. February 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  38. 108 Dudette
    February 23, 2016 at 6:51 pm

  39. February 23, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    “I applaud the President for his continued determination to close this dark chapter of our history. Congress must thoroughly review this plan for how to move our national security and American values forward.”

  40. 112 Dudette
    February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

  41. 113 Obama Grandmama
    February 23, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Lost respect for two former favorites recently: Bill Cosby and Susan Sarandan. However, I remember wearing a tee shirt with the words on it in 2008 that said “Anyone, but Hillary” and now she is the candidate of my choice!

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