‘Learning from Obama’

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  1. 1 Allison
    April 1, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD Family!

    • 2 No Child Left Behind
      April 1, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Making amend for not having recognized your performance sooner, Allison.

    • 3 sabreen60
      April 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Congrats on #1Allison.

      Good morning, afternoon, evening Ms. Chips and all TODers.

      President Obama sure made a believer out of Krugman, didn’t he! 😀

  2. 4 Allison
    April 1, 2016 at 9:54 am

  3. 5 Allison
    April 1, 2016 at 9:55 am

    • 6 No Child Left Behind
      April 1, 2016 at 10:23 am

      I know when Il Douche claimed that “blood was coming out from wherever”, it was his blood! Yeap, blood from his eyes.

      What a riot! We have to get rid of this candidate if not in Cleveland, definitively in November.

  4. 8 amk for obama
    April 1, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Google April Fool Gmail button sparks backlash.

    Google has removed an April Fool’s Gmail button, which sent a comical animation to recipients, after reports of people getting into trouble at work.

    The button appeared beside Gmail’s normal send button and allowed users to shut down an email thread by sending a gif of a Minion dropping a microphone.

    However, a flurry of complaints about the button appeared on Google’s forums.

    The firm has since withdrawn the feature and apologised.


    first m$ bot, now this. they have got fools working for them. wonder if they have an opening for me.

  5. 11 JER
    April 1, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  6. 14 Roberta in MN
    April 1, 2016 at 10:20 am

    GM Chips, Congrats on 1st Allison and Don in the prior thread. Just catching up. Another soupy day, but I guess, the grass is green. LOL. JackieG glad to see you back on the TOD and posting your insights and humor. AMK the love toones, am going to post hose on my FB page. Just to stir up sh*t. LOL

  7. 15 amk for obama
    April 1, 2016 at 10:23 am

    There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested.

    The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet, compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20 million adult men and women from 1975 to 2014.

    It found obesity in men has tripled and more than doubled in women.

    Lead author Prof Majid Ezzat said it was an “epidemic of severe obesity” and urged governments to act.

    The study, which pooled data from adults in 186 countries, found that the number of obese people worldwide had risen from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014.

    Meanwhile the number of underweight people had risen from 330 million to 462 million over the same period.


  8. 16 MightyPamela
    April 1, 2016 at 10:35 am

  9. April 1, 2016 at 10:38 am

    [I was responding to a comment from NCLB in the Early Bird Chat regarding Bernie when I noticed a new post…]

    While there are a lot of politically savvy individuals who are supporting Bernie (their reasons I’ve yet to figure out since they should know better than most that his promises are over-reaching and probably not achievable), there will be numerous young people who, at the end of his campaign, will be disillusioned.

    I keep saying that I don’t believe that Bernie really wants to be POTUS. When you are serious about wanting a job, you prepare for it; you don’t wait until you have the job (as DT has alluded to on occasion). Outside of his attack on Wall Street, big Corporations, and Citizens United, I have seen little that indicates to me that Bernie is prepared to take over as POTUS and especially not as Commander-in-Chief. Given his years in Congress, I would expect him to be more knowledgeable about foreign affairs and have a better proposal or strategy for addressing issues beyond “I have better judgment because I voted against the Iraq War.” Even his domestic agenda seems limited to those issues that are near and dear to *his* heart. No, Bernie is not doing any real preparation for the job of POTUS/CIC because that is not his reason for running.

    He berates HRC for the thousands she was paid for speeches. [Is that jealousy because no one would pay that much to hear him speak?] But via the me-e-e-e-e-ilions he collected in campaign contributions, he is in essence charging big bucks to hear him speak on his limited topic. These large rallies are like helium to his ego and he gets bolder the more his ego is inflated. His selfishness in holding on tight to these contributions to further *his* agenda rather than sharing with the down-ticket candidates is another indication that his has no desire to be president. He, of all people, should know the importance of electing these candidates to help him meet his agenda if he were to become POTUS.

    These Bernie supporters — especially the younger ones — may discern that they are being used as props for his fundraising efforts, and that Bernie’s “revolution” has a different meaning for him than what he has led them to believe.

    And *true Democrats are angered and resentful about the damage he is doing to the party as he pursues his *real* agenda.

    • 18 Don
      April 1, 2016 at 10:39 am

      One would think that with all President Obama and his team have accomplished that the choice between Hillary and Bernie wouldn’t be that difficult of a choice. I just can’t understand the voter that voted for President Obama twice going out and voting for Bernie Sanders, I cannot follow that logic. On the other hand Hillary having served in Obama’s administration should be running away with this thing. She shouldn’t be getting bogged down in petty street fights with Sanders. As I said earlier, Sanders is a political arsonist in that if he can’t get his way he’s going to try to burn down the Democratic Party which he tolerates at best.

      • April 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

        Just as there were those who didn’t like the idea that there was a black man smarter than them, there are those who don’t like the idea of a woman being smarter. The attacks started on Hillary Clinton long before she formally announced her candidacy. A double standard seems to be the norm when attacking her…she’s yelling; she needs to smile more; look at what she’s wearing today. They will call *her* a liar, but not the male candidates where just about every word that comes out of their mouths are lies.

        It is rare that she is addressed in a way that will allow her intelligence to shine…that *she* is the one that is setting realistic expectations…that will show that of all the candidates, *she* is the most prepared for the job.

        • 20 Don
          April 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

          She is the most prepared for the job, indeed!

          • 21 No Child Left Behind
            April 1, 2016 at 11:19 am

            Bernie and his young, athletic Roman-look-alike people, with their attacks and wild promises make me more determined to see HRC nominated. And she will win in November with the help of POTUS and all Democrats.

      • 22 catrst
        April 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

        I think part of this is most definitely the manipulations of GOP like Rove. I partly hope and partly dread the realization on the part of young voters that they were deceived. With the absolute wonder that is the President, as a supporter I have never ever ever felt so good about volunteering for and voting for someone. I feel so proud of that effort because of who the President is and what he has done and continues to do. I want to be in his court and that’s after seven years.

  10. April 1, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Good Friday morning, Chips and TODers.

    Always good news from our people!

  11. April 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

  12. 35 57andfemale
    April 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

    • 36 No Child Left Behind
      April 1, 2016 at 11:22 am

      57, I was sick when I heard what has happened in NY yesterday. To have these “so called Democrats” yelling “If she wins, we loose.” was a disgrace. HRC handled it very well.

      Bernie keeps on repeating his wild promises and even wilder attacks on billionaires, millionaires and Wall Street. Does he know how many people, NYers and NJans work in Wall Street? Does he want them to be out of a job?

      • 37 57andfemale
        April 1, 2016 at 11:26 am

        BS has yet to disavow this behavior. He can’t or won’t lead his own mob now, how does that bode if, God forbid, he became POTUS. PBO would NEVER get away with this. He was held accountable for every utterance of every supporter on the street. The misogyny, racist, vehemently vengeful utterances of his campaign and his supporters get a total pass.

  13. April 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

  14. 41 57andfemale
    April 1, 2016 at 10:55 am

  15. April 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

    A little something to stir your soul this morning!

  16. 46 JER
    April 1, 2016 at 11:28 am

    COMING UP: Pres. Obama, Denmark PM Deliver Remarks at Plenary One of Nuclear Security Summit – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=4

  17. 52 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 11:35 am

    What new face? Mitt Romney’s? Jeb Bush’s?

    • April 1, 2016 at 11:37 am

      It’s April and they’re still holding out hope for a “fresh face”? LOLz. They are STUCK with this motley crew, all of their own creation.

    • 54 catrst
      April 1, 2016 at 11:47 am

      He is a person of the lie as Scott Peck described. I hate manipulation.

    • 55 amk for obama
      April 1, 2016 at 11:48 am

      I will do it.

    • 56 Obama Grandmama
      April 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Maybe their only hope is a new face nobody knows about with not enough time to check them out. I still remember the woman that told me after McCain chose Sarah Palin that she would vote for them cuz a woman with kids would never want to get us into a war. Little was known about her at that point in time.

    • 57 Nena20409
      April 1, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Yup, Just Do it! I beg Thee. I dare Thee. Go on make WeThePeople Day 😉
      Talk is cheap. Action is Concrete.

    • 58 sherijr
      April 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      I’m just not buying this bs they’re pushing… I think Trump is their dream candidate. He’s Sarah Palin x2 in a crappy hairdo. I think it’s all pretense and they have every intention of embracing him with gusto.

  18. 59 GGail
    April 1, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks and TOD family.

    I am so glad that today if Friday! I want this week to be over!

    My Credit Union is merging with a larger CU, so today I am unable to access my account via telephone or computer. Verizon has given my account to a company called Frontier and I am unable to access my account with them today too.

    What the hell???!!!???!!!!!

  19. 60 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 11:45 am

  20. 61 amk for obama
    April 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

  21. 64 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 11:48 am

  22. 65 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 11:49 am

  23. 69 JER
    April 1, 2016 at 11:54 am

    SOON: Hillary Clinton holds a roundtable discussion on manufacturing issues at the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central in New York.

  24. April 1, 2016 at 11:55 am

    • 71 GGail
      April 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      This is a BFD

    • 72 arapaho415
      April 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      GM/GA HF2.

      See 11:30 am EDT update:

      “Having reached the required ratifications, President Barack Obama announced at the opening plenary on April 1 that the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Protection of Nuclear Materials (CPPNM) will enter into force in 30 days. The amended convention will set binding security standards on nuclear facilities and nuclear material that is in domestic storage, use, or transit. Entry into force is a critical step forward for strengthening the nuclear security system, as the original treaty, which entered into force in 1987, only required parties to protect nuclear material in international transit.”

  25. April 1, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I’m so proud of our POTUS.

  26. 77 57andfemale
    April 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm

  27. April 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm

  28. 79 vcprezofan2
    April 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    WC Morning Meta, GxG, and all TOD friends.

  29. April 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    For those that have been keeping up with the BBC doc on President Obama….here is episode 3

    I’m trying to reach out to BBC America to see if they plan on airing it the U.S. after the last episode airs in the U.K.

    BTW This video won’t be up for long due to copyright issues so catch it before it is taken down….unless you live in the U.K you can watch the episodes on BBC’s site with the link provided above….

    Happy Friday, TOD 😎

  30. 99 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm

  31. 100 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  32. April 1, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  33. 102 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    • 103 Nena20409
      April 1, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      From my observations, it looked like Pres Obama was a tad shocked that she asked him. Then being a Gentleman and coupled w/FLOTUS laughing & Ms Jarrett laughter, Pres Obama gave in & Tangoed. I am glad he did. Just the H8 & Explosion heard in the #GOP,MSM & some whiny Emoprogs, especially from the biggest Nyash; Tom Brokaw & Mourning Joke, made my smile wilder 🙂 #ThanksObama!

  34. April 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm

  35. 105 whatisworking
    April 1, 2016 at 1:03 pm


    Through OFA’s partnership with MoveOn.org, OFA volunteers are invited to join Senator Elizabeth Warren on a special phone call this Monday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET.

    Senator Warren will be talking to volunteers about the importance of keeping up the Supreme Court fight—and how critical it is for senators to hear from their constituents.

    But don’t wait—they’re only accepting RSVPs until tonight at midnight. Register for the call before it’s too late. NOTE: If you live in Maine, Massachusets, and South Carolina, because of legal restrictions around phone calls, you can register for the call here.

    I hope you’ll join us for the exciting opportunity to hear Senator Warren talk about the importance of the SCOTUS fight!

  36. April 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    ATTN nerds and geeks:

    I happened to see this last night and once again it made me really proud of our POTUS and his admin.

  37. 112 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Well, if the GOP can’t find a “fresh face”, here lies the other option to The Donald’s nomination.

    They can go full nuclear in Cleveland, it it’s up to me.

    • 113 Don
      April 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      By “fresh face” they mean someone that’s “not as” fucked-up as the current bunch.

    • 114 Nena20409
      April 1, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Honestly I am so done with all these Games. Until the GOPers do what they have advocated for months now……STOP Trump, I am not impressed. Karma is Great! Stop Trump for Rafael Eduardo Cruz? Love You, Karma! WeThePeople Will win over those two or else, US is toast for 20 yrs.

  38. 115 Nena20409
    April 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Hello TODable TODville Community.
    4-1-16, April Fool’s Day.
    Love you, guys 😉
    Great Day. Sunny. TGIF too 🙂 how awesome!
    Congrats to all the Au, Ag & Bronze ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ since last night. Great Job bts. Thanks!

  39. 116 Nena20409
    April 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  40. 117 JER
    April 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm

  41. 118 Nena20409
    April 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm

  42. 119 Nena20409
    April 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm

  43. 125 JER
    April 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    SOON: Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Holds Campaign Rally in Syracuse, NY – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=2

  44. April 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    When the response of some of the folks on his side is to constantly point out the fact that we’re not there yet rather than celebrate the successes along the way and try to figure out if we can engage to move the ball further down the field, we spread the kind of cynicism that impedes progress.

  45. 127 Nena20409
    April 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm

  46. 128 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm

  47. 129 Nena20409
    April 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    The T-Shirt made me smile.

  48. 130 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  49. 131 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  50. 133 Nena20409
    April 1, 2016 at 3:07 pm

  51. 134 No Child Left Behind
    April 1, 2016 at 3:39 pm

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