President Obama boards Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in California, September 26
President Obama is greeted by Rep. Bob Filner and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders upon his arrival at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego
President Cutie Pie…. : )
I pray for his strength. He has a busy schedule this week. Don’t forget the exclusive BET interview tonight, guys. It’s at 7:30p eastern.
Thanks for the reminder collegekay. As the time draws near, please remind us again. Thanks.
Ooooooo, he’s getting closer and closer to me!!!! (House of Blues!)
excellent! Are you going to see him?
Unfortunately no – work interferes with my stalking…
Cool! Silicon Valley loves him very much and California in general loves him. I know he’s very busy but I hope he enjoys his visits.
Ms. Chipsticks, I’ve having trouble with my notifications of new posts — the page turns out gray with nothing but all the routing stuff on it. Something wrong with my mail tool? Or something wrong generally?
Thanks! (If you have any time at all!)
Hiya Joan, really sorry to hear about that – grrr.
I just checked the WordPress support forum and a couple of other users reported the same problem – eg ‘Subscription Emails Sent Blank Form Today’ (http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/subsciption-emails-sent-blank-form-today?replies=1#post-706257)
Hopefully it’s just a temporary glitch that will be fixed very, very soon!
Please let me know if you have the same problem tomorrow. Thanks Joan.
Thanks Chipsticks, I’ll do that.
Yay!!!! He’s on the move. Since the House of Blues event is in a public place not a private residence, I hope there’ll be live streaming somewhere.
I believe it is, UT. On the schedule it says the event is open to TV correspondents. So it’ll probably be aired on CSPAN.
Did you guys remembered Maxine Waters behavior at the 2000 convention? She is a disgusting human being!!!! Yes, she basically wanted to implode before Gore and Lieberman goes on stage, for she wanted Gore to kiss her ring first.
Wowwowowowowow – Rev Al is still on but he called these people out big time. Not by name, but it was VERY clear. Loved it! Damn, I live so close to SD but health reasons wouldn’t allow me to even be at the airport. Oh, well, I’ve got you all to help me see my President anyway. I’ve been to that House of Blues many times, sure as hell wish I was there tonight. Yep, hope it’s live streaming.
Speaking of Blue – thanks Blue for calling it like it is. And my usual gratitude to Chips!
WOW…one of these town halls would have knocked me out for the rest of the day…guess that’s why I’m not President!
OT: Right now the senate is debating a compromise CR bill that will secure funding for FEMA without job-killing cuts. The vote is expected to occur ~ 5:30PM. The house bill that the R’s wanted was tabled by Reid because they knew it would pass the senate. Now D’s have come together on a new bill which they are hoping will get support from a few R’s.
Harry Reid tweets:
“And today’s legislation satisfies Ds. Funds #FEMA w/o $1.5 B cut that would kill 45k #jobs”
You can get updates on CSPAN. http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-To-Vote-on-Temporary-Spending-Bill/10737424373/
slight correction: I meant to say “..they knew the bill WOULD NOT pass the senate..”
Steve Benen is pretty much expecting a filibuster. Here we go again…..
Me: ‘Chiiips! *Huff! Huff!* Be merciful, I can’t catch up!’
Chips: “Sure you can, VC! If the President and I can, you’ll just have to try harder. Take off your bedroom slippers, and press on!”
Me: ‘O-o-o-kay. “Huff! Sigh. Huff.” I’ll just keep your backs in sight.’
The President should bottle his smile. It’s a great stress reliever. I have never yet not smiled in response to seeing him (or Michelle, for that matter) smiling.
I feel the same – I’m just following breadcrumbs left behind by Chipsticks and the President. I’ve long since given up trying to keep up with them.
LOL Breadcrumbs left behind by Chips and POTUS. How true, it is hard to keep up!
Okay when Blue dog Mary Landrieu is slamming Eric Cantor, you know that the Dems mean business!!
That’s because she loves disaster relief. Her state doesn’t appear to be willing to fix anything so they love when the feds bail them out.
In the same breath, Mary Landrieu can turn on a dime and stab Dem’s and the President in the back.
True…she’s not reliable at all. For example, I already know she’s gonna have objections to the President’s AJA bill.
Because she’s so against oil companies ending subsidies. The subsidies put in place in 1917 because the industry was starting up.
She is not my kind of Democrat.
Its the pesty one
So as hopeful fruit mentioned Dems need to pass a new version of the bill that does not include cuts to jobs and does fund the Gov. So Call your SENATORS – Republicans and Democrats.
If you have already done that – CALL THE CBC. I have gone into my contact elected officials page and added D/CBC if that person is a member of CBC. Go find your state, see who in your state is a member of CBC, and let them know how angry and embarrassed you are by Maxine Waters behavior.
I just called Barbara Lee, (she is not my rep but I love her) and I complained to her staffer. The young woman was very nice and stated that Barbara does support the President and the jobs bill.
GO O TEAM
Maxine Waters represents the district next to mine. I feel the shame by osmosis. We’ve got Janice Hahn in the 36th.
Wow, the guy who asked PBO to raise his taxes did make news. I am surprised. They have the video and everything.
And the comments are filled with Repub trolls…implying that the guy was a plant.
I keep telling my self I will NOT read the comments and I wind up doing it anyway — it’s like the fascination with a car wreck, an addiction.
Hi everyone….I am new to commenting here but have been reading for a long time.
I need your help…I am not able to see what I am typing as its black on black.
How do I rectify this as I would love to participate more. Thanks
you might want to try using Firefox in case you aren’t or try asking Chip
Firefox is it. Chips recommended to me a couple of week ago and it works better with WordPress. I don’t have as many shut downs as I did with IE. My other programs run better as well. Try it. I would advise not going with Google Chrome. I had problems with that and had to delete it quickly. It wanted to take over everything. NOT. Give Firefox a whirl!!!
been on Firefox for years now and can’t remember the last time I went on yahoo
I’m reeeeealllllly satisfied. I was getting four or five times a day. It was so annoying.
four or five shutdowns a day.
you’ll be satisfied with Firefox
Welcome HOPE44, sorry you’re having trouble. I use Safari on my Mac, but can also use Firefox
without problems. Good luck.
Everyone seems to have a diff experience. I had trouble with firefox on this site only. Vids were just a big empty rectangle. Switched to google chrome and haven’t had any probs.
Welcome HOPE44 to the TOD community from a fellow “hope!”
Download “Google Chrome” install it and use that browser for this site. That’s what I’m using now and it works well for me.
GC gave me a lot of problems. Maybe it’s my PC. Glad it is working for you.
Welcome HOPE44. If Firefox doesn’t help, try Google Chrome.
Hey guys, this Maxine Waters blabbing on TV, castigating and making disparaging comments about President Obama has begun to have tentacles. Just saw this on The Peoples View:
“When I called the Phil Gringrey (my House rep) office in Rome, GA to tell him to support the jobs bill, his staffer told me that Maxine Waters doesn’t even support it. She is now part of the problem. My rep is a teabagger and she is giving his staff talking points! Ridiculous!!”
My reply to him was: “Thanks for letting us know that, DEQ54! The ready comeback should be something that explains that Maxine isn’t about helping America get JOBS but helping herself get on tv.”
This woman is no good for the democrats, no good for the CBC, and definitely no good for President Obama. No wonder she was voted as the most corrupt member of congress by CREW.
I know many of us have been complaining about her to DWS and the CBC. Why don’t any of them say or do anything about her? Just saying the ” Rep whoever supports the President” does not solve the problem. Some one needs to put that damn leash back on that crazy woman!!!!!
The shame is Waters has made her the story, distracting and damaging Obama’s message. And of course the media obliges any anti-Obama stuff, and love when it’s coming from a Dem. I did see Barbara Lee, who I think everyone likes, on msnbc today and she sounded like she agreed with Waters, saying she thought Obama got caught up in the moment and misspoke and they have had their marching shoes on all along, that Obama didn’t need to tell them to take off their slippers etc. etc. etc. This might be one reason why no one in the CBC is reining her in. They all think they’ve been doing a splendid job and not causing any trouble.
Me thinks Waters has a money problem…Maybe Waters is getting paid under the table to undermine PBO???
Let her join the Teabag caucus if she wants. @Eclecticbrother on Twitter lambasted her with this:
/// “Maxine Waters: sit your corrupt, vindictive, senile ass down. You’re embarrassing your grandkids.” ///
I fear that her skin is too thick to feel our arrows or that wig is soo tight that she is unable to process our message.
she knows she is getting under our skin because we answer back.She is getting exposure and not particularly in a good way within the AA community but at this point I think she doesn’t care so this brings me to ask this question :
Is a shoe about to drop as far as Waters in concerned? I mean I know Congress is in constant vacation but bloody hell Waters has been spending more time lying and bashing our President than standing on the floors on Congress “unleashed” at the Teahadist’s obstructionism
Does she need a refresher course like the majority of folks who don’t seem to understand that the President cannot write laws but as President can only sign them after Congress writes them?
Is the annual “October surprise” coming Maxine’s way that she is anticipating?
And she’s got plenty of skeletons in her closet. I think the Ethnics Committee should continue to investigate her for her shady bank dealings. This woman is a piece of work. A phony to to end.
Hey neighbor…. I am in Norcross Georgia…..Luckily I have Dem Hank Johnson as my Rep.
From San Diego,
Hi guys. I drove around Miramar base trying to find a collection of people that may know where the President would be coming out of the base. I drove to the south gate (off the main road) spoke to the MP’s there and asked them if they knew which gate our President would be coming out of. The laughed (in a nice way) and said they too were in the dark and would not know till and if they were informed. I thanked them and left them a print out of Chips PRESS ON image and asked them…if the President does come out of your gate can you give this to him? They smiled (2 of them) and said sure, He is so close yet ever so far!
This man is on the go 24/7, when does he have time to recharge!
You are too cute, Carla !
Carla, that’s just fantastic!! You were great to make such an effort, thank you so much for letting us know – press on!!!
U GO Carla!
Another Carla in the TOD Family! Yay! Don’t you love our name? My brother in law is from San Diego, he would have LOVED to be there! Press on, girl!
SIGNED UP AGAIN..HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET ON HERE. GET THE EMAILS AND THE SCREEN COMES UP BLANK!
Hiya Sue, sorry about this, I have no idea what’s caused the problem, Joan was having the same trouble with her emails. I mentioned to her that a few other users reported the same issue on the WordPress support forums so I’m hoping it will be fixed soon. Sorry again Sue.
/// “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the release of more than $1.89 billion to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS continue to have access to life-saving health care and medications. The grants are funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which helps more than half a million individuals each year obtain clinical care, treatment and social support services. ///
You know TOD Family, we need to wrap Maxine Waters in a package and send her to FOX news or Rushie as a gift. She needs mean spirits to dwell on this earth, and we are not those spirits. She will sap the good juices out of us, and we do not need this mean disruptive spirit hanging around us.
We do not need this woman. She is a mean spirit person who is watering the good earth with divisive seeds.
We are of gentle, kind, good, and hardworking positive spirits who will Press On. So bye bye to Maxine. Let her go and call her out on her twitter acct. Expose her there. We are supporting a gentle and compassionate spirit of the earth, so let us Press On and stay focus. The best man in the world right now has already spanked Ms. Maxine. We are Pressing On. We must.!HZ
What HZ said!!!
Chris Matthews did not take his Meds today.
I agree. Poor emotional Chris. He’s all over the place today. I enjoy most of his guests though. Probably the reason I watch.
Not one of them got anything right today…….I was surprised to see Peter King……why wasn’t he freaking out about the Park 51 Community Center that opened on Sept 21st. ( aka Ground Zero Mosque )
Not even a peep out of anyone of those frauds who screamed about it for months.
Any conservative is discounted, lol. I like Richard Wolfe, Mike Smerck (sp). He has a few others I like too who are regulars. Looking forward to Rev. Al!!!
I think Matthews is a typical Repub (passing as a liberal on TV) who is genuinely angry and frustrated with the current GOP field. His boy perry didn’t work out – as I predicted a few moons ago. So he takes out his rage on the President or whoever happens to be on his mind at the moment.
He always talks about his father being a staunch Republican and his brother who is a Republican something or other official in Pa.
Chris was also a repug until as he puts it “he started to read for himself”. I really thinks he’s gotten caught up in the spin cycle and can’t push the STOP button.
If he started Republican he hasn’t been Republican for at least 20 years. He was a Democratic congressional staffer, I believe.
That being said, he cares more about the shock value of what he says than any honest ideology of any kind.
I will say about pundits like Matthews what I said about those that choose to remain Republican, like Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins: you own it. This country is in serious peril from these right wing loons. It cannot be about whether or not your tax cut will be just humongous or uber-humongous. The world is at stake and anyone with two brain cells to rub together should realize that. Rick Perry would blow up the world, given half a chance. Soulless Mitt Romney will do whatever his corporate masters expect, damn health, education, air we breathe or the safety of the food and drugs we ingest. The world will go up in flames, and that should matter more than whether your GE boss is a little unhappy with you or whether or not you win the next election. These are serious times — a political climate that would have lost WW II, the space race or any of our other great accomplishments as a great nation.
So it’s time to cut the non-partisan crap as if there isn’t any context to what’s going on, Chris Matthews and the rest of you — these people are going to destroy the world. They are destroying it now. No offset cuts to build Afghanistan, but to rebuild Joplin, MO — an opportunity to not only cut American jobs but cut them from the heart of what Obama stands for for nothing other than greed and politics.
Not one Republican stands up. Not one. Susan Collins can cut the ginned up ‘uncertainty’ crap that has no basis in truth and stand up for the gay sodlier who got booed, for the sake of simple decency.
A heap of shame on all their sorry, soulless asses.
but Linda he is always off his meds my friend
He really didn’t take his meds today. He kept shushing David Corn because Corn wouldn’t kowtow to him and say that Maxine Waters was speaking truth about President Obama and she would benefit positively from being to the “left” of PBO. Corn pushed back beautifully and called Maxine out on her disparaging lies about President Obama. I sent @DavidCornDC a tweet thanking him for pushing back and speaking truth.
Alex Wagner from Huffington Post also pissed me off. She said that Maxine is right to be mad at PBO because PBO hasn’t introduced any jobs bills or bills that specifically address the black community. She kept trying to insinuate that the high black unemployment rate was President Obama’s fault. I tweeted her @alex_wags and told her to stop her disingenuousness and that any legislative success PBO has; in one way or another benefits black people.
The MSM is full of foolish people.
That Alex Wagner is a phoney baloney…..she is always dissing President Obama…. ( is that piece of hair always hanging in her face supposed to be sexy ? )
BTW …I said Hi neighbor to you earlier. I live in Norcross Georgia.
Oh I don’t live in Georgia. That commentary was from someone at The Peoples View who lives in Georgia who called and got that response. But I’ll say Hi TOD family member!
giggle….thanks…I am always looking for Dems in Georgia….we only have 5 Dem Reps in the entire State.
And do you know what my racist brother-in-law in AZ thinks? That everything POTUS has done has been for blacks and no one else.
I have c-span two up in a window waiting for the vote…. The Quarum Call is still going on…..Where are they all hiding ????
How can Marcy Kaptur be a Progressive and be anti-choice ?
Just like there are progressives who are pro- traditional marriage and VERY Pro-Israel.
Representative ” Satan Sandwich ” is supporting PBO.
Heads Up Everyone: Reverend Al Sharpton wants everyone to go to http://www.facebook.com/politicsnation and nominate a member of congress who you think should be in the crybaby caucus. Hmmmm… who are they?
Rep. Maxine Waters
Sen. Bob Casey
Sen. Mary Landrieu
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
Rep. John Conyers
Rep. John Boehner
Rep. Eric Cantor
Rep. Paul Ryan
Every member of the teaparty caucus
Any other suggestions?
pssst……. go to Facebook.
BTW has Rev Al spoken to Rep Cleaver yet?
Yep. He finally came out and said he’s supporting AJA and that PBO didn’t disparage anyone in his speech to the CBC and that PBO needs all the help he can get… yadi yada yah. I fully expect him to switch on a dime and start bashing PBO sometime in the future.
Thanks UT…Cleaver is a COWARD. Why couldn’t he defend his usual anti-Obama talking points on Rev Al’s show, if he were sincere in the first place? Coward Cow.
cuz he’s a punk and that’s not what I had in mind believe me
Cleaver has gotten away with plenty because the media has tailored their questions in order to get as many negative soundbites about the President but none of them have the decency or are honest or professional enough to fact-check and refute his lies and call him out ;much less remind Cleaver that he sat on his hands and said and did nothing when Clinton was screwing us around
he had to backtrack because he knows Al won’t take his shiz and would have zero problem calling him the lying conniving weasel that he is
Does anyone other than me think that the T-Repubs have UNLEASHED Troubled Waters to offset PBO’s big push for the AJA? Until now they have had no recourse or comeback that caught traction. IMO, calling your representative about AJA and getting an answer about Waters not even supporting the bill tells me that she was tapped by the T-GOP to become their talking point. Another “black-on-black crime” tactic I would say… AND… I’m sure she was more than willing to oblige because of her ethics mess and the fact that she’s historically been “a mess”. What say you?
Voting now….they need 60 to move it forward.
Thanks. I’m watching now…
Is that Jay Rockefeller using a walker ? He was just talking to Lamar Alexander ( who I am hoping switches parties )
Yes, Linda. That is Jay Rockefeller.
This is getting interesting….now I see Rand Paul with Harry Reid…
So far I’ve counted 54 ayes…they need 6 more.
Rev Al on FIYAH!! We know he’s talking to Maxine (he did all but call her name) “…I’m not telling you to shut up, I’m telling you don’t make some of us SPEAK up.”
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn Rev Al is on FIRE!!!!!!! He told the crybaby caucus “I’m not telling you to shut up, I’m telling you; don’t make some of us speak up.” He talked about how a whole bunch of them – *cough cough* CBC – have been there for decades and were around when Bill Clinton passed welfare reform that hindered progress in minority communities and passed NAFTA that hindered American middleclass progress and they NEVER said a peep. Now they want to people to be UNLEASHED (yep, he’s talking to you Maxine) against President Obama. He told them to stop being hypocrites, roll up their sleeves and get behind PBO. He was AMAZING! Thank goodness for Rev Al and truth.
GMTA, UT! LOL! That was priceless, wasn’t it! I loved it!
Democrats Highlight Romney’s Harvard Hypocrisy
‘Harvard Faculty Lounge’ Gives Mitt Romney More Than $56,000 In Donations
Romney has received more than $56,000 in donations from people who either serve as, or are married to, professors at Harvard University. One of those donating (during both Romney’s first presidential run and his current White House bid) was Michael Porter, a professor at Harvard Business School who also co-founded the Monitor Group, a consulting firm that came under fire for the work it did on behalf of now-former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
The former Massachusetts Governor has turned to Harvard Business School graduate and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman to help trumpet his job creation proposals, even quoting her in the plan itself.
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman stands up for Mitt Romney — and takes a shot at Rick Perry?
The DNC is emailing around multiple stories on Romney’s Harvard ties today while Democratic group American Bridge points out that Romney donated $50,000 to Harvard Business School in 2003
Watching the Senate is painful……it has been over one hour since they called the vote before the vote. It is like watching paint dry.
Okay the vote failed so Reid is now doing a clean CR without the FEMA funding attached.
I turned it off…..The Senate is pathetic….
They are voting on what you said and then another vote to fund through Oct. 4th ?
So there will be no additional funding for FEMA?!?!?!
Where’s Gov Jerry Brown?
When The GOP Supported Birth Control: Bush Sr. Praised Margaret Sanger, Advocated For ‘Family Planning’
Jodi Jacobson notes,
My How Things Change! President Bush Praises Family Planning…
Republicans were supportive of women’s health programs and family planning long before they denounced it. In May 1972, then-U.N. ambassador George H.W. Bush wrote a letter to “Alan Guttmacher (founder of the Guttmacher Institute) congratulating him on creation of a ‘family planning’ stamp commemorating (gasp!!) Margaret Sanger”:
As a congressman, Bush also advocated that family planning services be available to every woman, calling it a “public health matter.”
He championed Title X funding, lobbied President Richard Nixon to enact the program, and described family planning as an effort “that help[s] further work of such worldwide importance, something for which this country can be justly proud.” “We need to make population and family planning household words,” he said in 1969. “We need to take sensationalism out of this topic so that it can no longer be used by militants who have no real knowledge of the voluntary nature of the program but, rather are using it as a political steppingstone. If family planning is anything, it is a public health matter.”
Just found these two videos on Youtube:
Obama visita San Diego hoy 26 de Septiembre
And this video from yesterday I had not seen:
President Obama Arrives at Moffett Field
ROCK ON GREAT MAN, ROCK ON!!! We stand solidly behind you!!!
I am digging the tie PBO is rocking in the above photo. I know, totally random.
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