105 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. July 15, 2016 at 4:54 pm


  2. 11 susanne
    July 15, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    and the winner is–Samantha bee! 🙂

  3. July 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  4. July 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Updates here …

  5. 16 No Child Left Behind
    July 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm

  6. July 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    This has happened before many times in Turkish History, Military taking over to preserve secular state.

  7. 19 susanne
    July 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    no tgif for our president

  8. 20 desertflower
    July 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm

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  10. July 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    This is well planned …

  11. July 15, 2016 at 5:05 pm

  12. 25 desertflower
    July 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm

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  14. July 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Shutting down the country…….

  15. July 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm

  16. 30 globalcitizenlinda
    July 15, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Turkey, Turkey, …. ,Turkey!!!

  17. July 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    • July 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm


  18. July 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    HOLY CRAP!! Look at how low these jets are flying over Ankara!!!!

  19. July 15, 2016 at 5:20 pm

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  21. July 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm

  22. 37 desertflower
    July 15, 2016 at 5:26 pm


  23. 39 Allison
    July 15, 2016 at 5:27 pm

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  26. July 15, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    • July 15, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Holy s**T have to be reminded that these are fluid reports, but damn….

    • 47 jackiegrumbacher
      July 15, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      By calling people to come out, Erdogan is guaranteeing a bloody confrontation and loss of life. I hope people are smart enough to stay in place and not listen to him.

  27. July 15, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    • July 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Posted this up thread but this is why he cares, Meta!

      Image and video hosting by TinyPic

      • 52 99ts
        July 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

        How anyone can think this man could be President – talk about conflict of interest!

        • July 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm

          This is the thing I really don’t understand. The only thing Trump worships is money. So why would he want to be president and have to compromise ALL his business holdings?

          • 54 susanne
            July 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm

            I honestly think he misunderstands the way government works, and just assumes the power of his personality will allow him to get contracts, privatize rich sectors, and generally get his hands deep into the public coffers. He wants Pence to do the tedious bureaucratic stuff while he swans around in AF1 playing golf and making deals. What I really don’t understand is how anyone, anyone at all, could even consider voting for him.

  28. July 15, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Drip drip drip

    • July 15, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Among those who have canceled their donations, according to the letter, are David Koch ($1 million), FedEx ($500,000), Visa ($100,000), Pepsi ($500,000) and Coca-Cola ($1 million) ….Other corporations listed in the letter as having withdrawn earlier commitments include Apple ($250,000), as previously reported by POLITICO, as well as BP ($50,000) and United Health ($500,000) http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/rnc-begs-adelson-for-6-million-to-cover-convention-shortfall-225571#ixzz4EQyhRNaf

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      July 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      (Excuse me; couldn’t resist.)

      • 60 CEB
        July 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm

        The commercials about the RNC convention portray it as an exciting must-see-tv national happening, instead of the misbegotten carnival show for the mentally, morally, and emotionally bankrupt, led by the no.1 “carnival barker”( I love that PBO called him this years ago) and asshole. I hope everyone involved losses millions, if not billion and end up in debt.

        • 61 jacquelineoboomer
          July 15, 2016 at 7:53 pm

          And the GOP will have done it to themselves, that’s the best part. The second best part is for all of us to be able to motivate our fellow Democrats to get out and vote in November. We are DOOMED if Trump gets in!

  29. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm

  30. 63 susanne
    July 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Boris Johnson is ‘very concerned’. I bet.

  31. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Why I love liberals …

  32. 65 carolyn
    July 15, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Seeing those pictures of the Turkish planes flying so low, I’m reminded of stories my husband told of serving in Korea. That was a U.N. action, so he served with personnel from other countries. He was stationed on an air base with Turkish soldiers and pilots. He said the Turkish pilots were absolutely fearless. They would fly under conditions no other pilots would, and always brought their planes in safely.

    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      July 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Love these front-line stories from our older veterans. Keep ’em coming, carolyn!

  33. July 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  34. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Brian Williams has been yakking on MSNBC so long the past two days, with only short breaks, he’ll soon be calling our President by the name, “President Reagan” again – as he did the other day. Oh the stories he could tell!

  35. July 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Perhaps he can be PM?

  36. July 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    What it’s like to be black in Naperville, America

    Editor’s note: Brian Crooks moved to Naperville when he was in the 5th grade; his parents still reside here. On Saturday, he wrote a Facebook post about his experiences being an African-American living in America that has since gone viral and has elicited hundreds of comments from people around the world. Because of its length, we’re publishing excerpts here. To read the entire post, go here.


    I got pulled over a lot in high school. Like, a lot a lot. By this point, I was no longer driving the Dodge. I had a Mazda of my own. It was flashy and loud, but this was 2002 and everybody with a Japanese car was doing a Vin Diesel impression, so it’s not like mine stood out that much more than anyone else’s. I spent a ton of money on my car and was especially aware of its appearance. You can understand, then, why it was weird that I was routinely pulled over for a busted taillight. After all, that’s the kind of thing I would’ve noticed and gotten fixed, especially if that taillight tended to burn out once a week or so. My parents had told me how to act when pulled over by the police, so of course I was all “Yes sir, no sir” every time it happened. That didn’t stop them from asking me to step out of the car so they could pat me down or search for drugs, though. I didn’t have a drop of alcohol until I was 21, but by that point I was an expert at breathalyzers and field sobriety tests. On occasion, the officer was polite. But usually, they walked up with their hand on their gun and talked to me like I’d been found guilty of a grisly homicide earlier in the day. A handful of times, they’d tell me to turn off the car, drop the keys out the window, and keep my hands outside the vehicle before even approaching.


    I’ve never had a Black boss. I played football from middle school through senior year of high school and only had one Black coach in that whole time. Not just head coaches, I’m talking about assistants and position coaches. I’ve had two Black teachers in my entire life. One was for my Harlem Renaissance class, and one was for my sign language class. I’ve never been to a Black doctor, or a Black dentist. I’ve never been pulled over by a Black police officer. What I’m trying to explain is that, in 31 years, I’ve seen three Black people in a position of authority. Think about what that does to the psyche of a growing young man. I remember being excited just a few years ago when we started to see Black people in commercials without there being gospel or hip hop music in the background (remember that McDonald’s commercial where the little kid was pop-locking with the chicken McNuggets?).


    When we say “Black Lives Matter,” understand what that actually means. We aren’t saying that ONLY Black lives matter. We’re saying “Black lives matter TOO.” For the entirety of the history of this country, Black lives have not mattered. At a minimum, they haven’t mattered nearly as much as White lives. If a Black person kills another Black person, and we have it on tape, the killer goes to jail. If a White police officer kills a Black person and we have it on tape, the entire judicial system steps up to make sure that officer doesn’t go to jail.

    That is why Black people are in such pain right now. The deaths are bad enough. But having the feeling that nobody will ever actually be held accountable for the deaths is so much worse. And then watching as the police union, the media, and conservative politicians team up to imagine scenarios where the officer did nothing wrong, and then tell those of us who are in pain that our pain is wrong, unjustified, and all in our heads just serves to twist the knife.

    If you read all this, I really, really want to say thank you. I know it was a lot to get through. But this is real. This is me. This is what my life is and has been. And I’m not alone.

  37. July 15, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Seems that this wasn’t sanctioned by the top brass and I don’t think it is going to ultimately succeed with possible military vs. military clashes to come:

    • July 15, 2016 at 6:49 pm

  38. July 15, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I can’t imagine being in the middle of this horror:

  39. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    He did it!

    • July 15, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Rep. Ellison for this letter.. It is shameful that not one Republican have stood up against ex-Rep. Walsh comments, I guess they were to busy trying to investigate the FBI for not charging Hillary Clinton.

  40. July 15, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I felt this would be the outcome an hour ago….Its over:

  41. July 15, 2016 at 7:26 pm

  42. 89 FoxfireTX
    July 15, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: Iranian Irna wires agency reports that Erdogan has landed in Teheran escorted by iranian militar jets— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 15, 2016


  43. 90 4morefor44
    July 15, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    my goodness…that logo…looks like the ‘p’ is teabaggin the ‘t’

    • 91 jacquelineoboomer
      July 15, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      That’s what everybody’s picking up on today – Ha – Trump’s gang of fools are so incredibly lacking.

  44. 92 JER
    July 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm

  45. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    July 15, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Chris Matthews introduces the next show in the line-up tonight as “All In With Chris Matthews er Chris Hayes.”

    Brian Williams refers to our President the other day as President Reagan.

    Somebody needs a vacay.

  46. July 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm

  47. 97 vcprezofan2
    July 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm

  48. July 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    With Obama, the Personal Is Presidential
    Timothy Egan
    JULY 15, 2016

    We always knew he could keep his head when others were losing theirs and blaming him, knew it from the 2008 financial crisis and on to the hard, lasting words he spoke at Tuesday’s memorial for the slain police officers in Dallas.

    What we didn’t know, what could not be predicted of one so young and new to the impossible task of living round-the-clock under the glare of the entire world, was how Barack Obama would hold up as a father, a husband, a man.

    No matter what you think of Obama the executive branch, it’s hard to argue that Obama the human being has been anything less than a model of class and dignity. If, as was often said about black pioneers in sports, you had to be twice as good to succeed, Obama’s personal behavior has set a standard few presidents have ever reached.


    You see him teasing, bantering or dancing with his wife of nearly a quarter-century. And while no outsider can know what goes on inside another’s marriage, you can’t help feeling some of the joy of that union. They still finish each other’s sentences.

    It’s not fair to give him his due as a person, his high grade for character, for being scandal-free in his private life, just because a potential successor has no character, no class, and breaches a new wall of civility every time he opens his mouth. If Obama had bragged about infidelities and the size of his genitals, if Obama had talked about wanting to date his own daughter and reduced women to a number on a hotness scale, it would be about race. But when Donald Trump says such things, nobody ties it to his being white, nor should they. Trump is a singular kind of vulgarian.

    And those who praise Obama as a model father or husband for the black family do him a disservice. He’s a model, without asterisk for race. It’s a hard thing to go nearly eight years as the most powerful man in the world without diminishing the office or alienating your family. He’s done that, and added a dash of style and humor and a pitch-perfect sense for being consoler in chief.

  49. July 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm

  50. 100 JER
    July 15, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Live Scenes From Istanbul, Turkey – http://abcnews.go.com/Live

  51. 102 amk for obama
    July 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    good morning folks…. ha.

    what a horror for a logo. finally gop has become a full blown tp. pun intended.

    corrupt erdogan on the way out?

    • July 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      People have been doing nothing but making jokes about the new DT/MP logo. It’s truly hideous.

      Looks like Erdogan will survive.

  52. 105 amk for obama
    July 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    No speaking slot for MoM and other young dems in the dem convention ?

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