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afternoon all

The Capital Area Foodbank, Washington DC, Nov 23

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A gazillion thanks to those of you who provide links to posts on other blogs, really appreciate it, it makes it so easy for all of us to keep up with what’s worth reading.

Just a very, very polite request: please only include a few short extracts from the posts and then provide the link to the full piece. eg If it’s, say, a piece by Steve Benen that runs to about 10 paragraphs, just include about 2 or 3 paragraphs, or parts of 3 or 4, and then the link.

If we post most or all of the piece here then there’ll be no need for us to visit the blog itself, which isn’t fair on the author of the post in question. Thanks everyone.

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Mediaite

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Jon Hopwood (Yahoo): …. Barack Obama visited New Hampshire two days after Mitt Romney …. the events illustrated a substantial difference in style between two politicians….

… Obama’s appearance, in which the President displayed a fire-in-the-belly that was perfect for prime time and showed him in full campaign mode, was in sharp contrast to the more subdued political pitch made by Romney in Nashua. While Obama is cool, he can turn up the heat. The laid-back Romney, in contrast, comes across as cold….

Obama roused an enthusiastic crowd with his rhetoric. He was back at being the master of the campaign trail. Romney, in contrast, was rather flat …. Romney’s appearance brought to mind Clint Eastwood’s recent remarks about him: That if a movie-maker was looking for an actor to play the President, central casting would send over Mitt. Just what he stood for, Clint said, is anybody’s guess.

…. Romney was paired with the tall and also good-looking Kelly Ayotte. But there was something uncanny about the pair, something not quite human. Rather than fashion models, they struck me as two mannequins that had miraculously come to life and had escaped from Macy’s. There was a plastic quality about both, and for a candidate for President of the United States going up against one of the great campaigners of modern times, Barack Obama, this could prove fatal.

Full article here

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Thanks amk ;-)

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ThinkProgress: Romney in Des Moines, Iowa today said that he isn’t “trying to put money in people’s pockets. That’s the other party.”

Thanks desertflower

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132 Responses to “afternoon all”


  1. November 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    In addition to Joe Scarborough’s previously noted dislike of Newt Gingrich, a reader adds that the “Morning Joe” team has also shown an “unseemly” amount of enthusiasm for Jon Huntsman.

    This morning, Scarborough defended Huntsman as the most consistent candidate in the field; last week, with the candidate at the table — “the favorite of many to challenge Mitt Romney,” according to co-host Mika Brzezinski — the team voiced their admiration while Donny Deutsch offered unsolicited campaign advice.

    But the enthusiasm dates back at least to May, when frequent “Morning Joe” tablemate Mark Halperin said he was “blown away” by Huntsman, who was the “real deal” and “the second best chance to be the nominee.” Since then, Scarborough and Co. have praised Huntsman frequently, and used another Huntsman appearance in September to ask softball questions and express disbelief that he wasn’t doing better in the polls.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/

    Finally, the media is noticing the lovefest!

    • November 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Ah but Jovie, most of the GOPolitico crew are in Romney’s boat!

    • November 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      Actually Huntsman scares me. I can’t stand him. He is a real know it all with a huge ego.

      • 5 jacquelineoboomer
        November 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

        Huge ego – and a traitor to the man who hired him to serve in his administration (that would be President Obama, Jon … remember?).

        Scary goofball.

    • 6 anniebella
      November 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks for the pictures of our lovely First Family at the Food Bank. For a man who can not connect with people, he sure seem to be doing just fine with me. Hay Chris Matthews what are you doing to help the needy? Where are you at?

    • 8 Lovepolitics2008
      November 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Afew weeks ago, Huntsman made a gaffe at the Colbert’s show. Some unfunny joke refering to China. The joke was didn’t appear in the broadcasr. Huntsman was PROTECTED by the producers.

      We must not underestimate the power of the media. They cannot vote, but they can influence things, they can help their prefered candidates.

      They will protect a Huntsman who made a gaffe, while they will criticize a Romney who made a dishonest ad. They will black out a successful foreign trip by the President of the United States, while they’ll give as much coverage as possible to people who criticize this President. They won’t show a devastationg youtube clip that depict a republican woman vp candidate participating in a creepy , bizarre religious ceremony, while they’ll show over and over and over again the clip of a democratic primary candidate who goes a little overboard in his scream of joy.

      The power of the MSM can be mitigated by action on the ground, social media and everything. But I remain convinced that there still must be efforts to, if not transform what they do, at least expose the media for what they are : enablers of the oligarchy. I don’t buy that it’s just about ratings.

  2. 10 Dave
    November 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    The Romney spokesperson, hmmm…what can I say…Uh, yeah…I would say– NO, can’t say THAT….let’s see….I KNOW! Nope, can’t say that either. Lesseee……hmm…hmm….uuuuuh….. Ok, here: Nice teeth!

  3. 13 anniebella
    November 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Romney is such a liar, he’s not looking to put money in people’s pocket. He had no problem putting money in his pocket. He has no problem putting money in the rich folks pockets, it’s just the middle class and poor folks pockets he don’t give a dam about putting any money in .

  4. 14 Linda
    November 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I have read several places that if you look really close ( someone should do a slow down of this ad ) that all the people are Black around President Obama and pure white when Romney appears.

    • November 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Romney has small crowds also, although the media doesn’t pan the crowds so we can see just how many people are at his rallys. I remember when PBO and Hillary were campaigning, both attracted large crowds, although PBO’s crowds were more diverse.

      • 16 Puddin'
        November 23, 2011 at 7:58 pm

        Also, small crowds have a different sound, so the media think they are slick when they don’t pan the crowd, but most people who are paying attention (like the people on this site), can not and will not be fooled.

    • 17 dotster3
      November 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      I think he picked up that trick from CNN’s John King, trying to make President Obama the president of just black people. White people vote for McCain/Romney, whichever—–that’s the message. And it’s as ugly and divisive as can be. King wore himself out with that not so subtle message during the whole ’08 campaign.

  5. November 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Oh my goodness! I’m first?

  6. November 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Election 2012: Obama 44%, Romney 38%
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    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    President Obama has opened up a six-point lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup.  This is the widest gap between the two men since mid-August.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Obama earning 44% support from Likely Voters, while Romney receives 38% of the vote.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/2012_presidential_matchups

    Rasmussen? This should be all over the news! Nope! Not one mention of it!

  7. 26 anniebella
    November 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I sent a email to CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and I told them that they need to play by the rules, be fair and honest,and when you see someone out and out lying like Mitt Romney’s campaign ad did, you media folks need to call them out on it. Romney has proven his self to be a liar, not just a flip flopper but a liar. At a time when he is seeking the people’s truth, he comes out lying. At a time when we need to hear honest and frank conversation about how to improve this economy, how to put people back to work, what does Mitt Romney do? Lie. There have already been questions about Romney’s character, and this ad proves the questions were legit. I don’t know how Michael Steele or anyone else can defend what Romney did. Because in my opinion being proven to be a liar is nothing good. That is what my email said to CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS.

    • 27 desertflower
      November 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Great job…thanks for doing that! However, you wouldn’t think we’d NEED to say that!

    • 28 Linda
      November 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      I would love to hear if you get something other than an automated response from any of them. Please let us know.

      • 29 dotster3
        November 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm

        I saw the response from the N.H. TV station, when asked to pull the dishonest ad, was “no”. Ad money trumps honesty these days, sadly.

  8. November 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Romney is so stupid. He’s bent ass over tea kettle to brand himself as a flip flopper and a liar. Who the hell are his handlers? No matter what one’s political ideology, the one thing that is universal is our belief in having a trustworthy candidate democrat or repug. Everyday, Romney comes up with 10 more reasons for repugs not to trust him. That stupid, stupid man. :roll: if going through with that ad is an example of his sound judgment, then hallelujah and thank you lord that he doesn’t really stand a chance of winning the presidency unless there is blatant cheating.

  9. November 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Great Super Ad by the DNC on romney, Chips! ThankYou! I’m thankful for Prez Obama, you, and all your family! Happy Thanksgiving, Ya’ll~

    That romeny spokesgirl made me especially irritated yesterday..so glad her little giggling lies are Exposed TODAY! I’m so pleased with that Ad..thanks again, Chips!

  10. November 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    November 23, 2011 4:30 PM

    Maybe if Obama tried a Jedi mind trick…

    Though he was hardly the only one, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I) seemed eager to blame President Obama for congressional Republicans scuttling a super-committee deal this week. Bloomberg, whose idea of leadership is destroying an activist library in the middle of the night while keeping journalists at bay, lectured the president, saying it was up to him to “bring people together and to provide leadership in difficult situations.”

    I’ve seen a few compelling responses to this very odd line of thinking, but I’m partial towards Jon Chait’s piece.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/index.php

  11. November 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I worry that this is happening too soon – that Romney will fade in a major way and his supporters will head to Huntsman.

    Chips, Is it possible to save this vid to your channel, just in case the GOP wise up and delete this one –

    • November 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      Copying it as we speak saintroscoe, thanks for the suggestion. I remember watching this a while back and reckoning it was up there with the most cringe-inducing pieces I’d ever seen. But no matter how much media support he’s getting, I just can’t see Huntsman making any headway with the GOP mob, to him he’s to the left of Mao Tse-tung!

    • 36 Desraye
      November 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      He has endorse Paul Ryan’s budget plan and he a mormon. He also used to work for the Kenyan Socialist which will definitely turn off the teabaggers. He is Romney 2.0.

    • 37 Lovepolitics2008
      November 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one. Hope the DNC wises up. I really don’t know what they’re thinking. Stop attacking Romney.

      • 38 hopefruit2
        November 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

        Before Huntsman can win the GOP nomination he has to show signs of attaining front runner status. So far he’s no where near that, so the DNC is right to go after Romney. If and when Huntsman becomes the frontrunner or wins the nomination, the Obama campaign will be just as prepared to take him on.

  12. November 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Is the quote from Romney in Iowa for real? He said HE wasn’t putting money in people’s pockets, that’s the other party?” He must be very rattled over his polls, or the immigration issue or the misfire on his ad, because he just delivered a beaut to the Obama ad makers.

  13. 41 bonkers
    November 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Giving thanks we don’t have this anymore:

    When eating with friends and relatives over the Holidaze, keep in mind that any Repubs you’re eating with are responsible for bringing that horror upon the world, and that they are currently trying to do it again with the equally evil buffoons running for the Repub nomination right now. WE must stop them and win back the House and strengthen the Senate. NOW. You in?

  14. November 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    One possible strategy for the Romney campaign is that they’re planning on calling “out-of-context” to all the quotes used to frame him as a flip-flopper. Because in a 30 second ad you’re only going to use a couple of five second quotes back to back to show the flip-flop – so Mitt and campaign will scream “Out-of-Context!” and hopes that will work.

    • November 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      mitt as a flip-flopper meme was started and sustained by his own rethug ‘colleagues’ and for once they were telling the truth. willard can scream all he wants but that label ain’t going away.

  15. November 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Hello Chipsticks and TOD family,
    It’s a quiet day today and I am finally getting around to looking at all the posts from the past few days. My goodness, I completely missed my “moment of fame”. Thank you, Chipsticks, for highlighting my comment, and thank you all my TOD friends for your kind words. I am in awe of Chipsticks for what she does every day in keeping us up to date and inspired. I could never hope to run a blog of my own. For starters, I am severely technologically challenged, and more importantly, I don’t know how I could deal with the lunatic fringe on a daily basis. So let me just say I am very grateful for what we have with this blog, for the great work that goes into it and the often funny and always helpful comments. BTW, I am female, 68, a naturalized American citizen (or as the President said – a citizen of choice), a Democrat of the Obamacrat faction, an OFA organizer and a huge admirer of President Barack Obama.
    To all of you – Happy Thanksgiving. Take a break and enjoy the holiday. A lot of hard work lies ahead, but I’m confident that together we can
    get it done and our President will have four more years to bring lasting change to our country and to the world.

  16. November 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Just finished my sweet potato pies. I come here to relax and look at great photos and read beautiful comments.
    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  17. 55 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 23, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    FRANKLY…THAT TURKEY TODAY HAS MORE GOING FOR ITSELF THAN ANY OF THE GOP CANDIDATES! IN 2012…WE ARE GOING TO RETIRE THEM TO SOME HAPPY GOLF COURSE SOMEWHERE..EXCEPT FOR NEWT..WE’LL JUST GIVE HIM A JOB AT TIFFANY’S!

  18. November 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Hi everyone, I’m adding some photos from this afternoon’s service event, more soon.

  19. 58 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    November 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    GOD BLESS OUR FIRST FAMILY..SPENDING TIME WITH THOSE IN NEED AT A FOOD BANK! THE ONLY BANK THE GOP IS FAMILIAR WITH…IS ATTACHED TO THEIR ACCOUNT NUMBER!

  20. November 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    The talking point in the right is Obama has broken all his promises, as you can see, this is false. Even the compromises are promise kept, in my book-

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/

    Pretty remarkable, considering the GOP opposition! Would not you say?

  21. November 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Romney in Des Moines, Iowa today said that he isn’t “trying to put money in people’s pockets. That’s the other party.” This is why Willard avoids political shows like the plague. He always puts his foot in his mouth.

    • 63 anniebella
      November 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      Can you imagine Mitt”the flip flopper liar” Romney debating President Obama? Obama will wipe the floor with that liar.

  22. November 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

    http://m.miamiherald.com/mh/db_274907/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=OxWSy2Wz

    • November 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      I heard that on the news this morning. Hmmmmm.

    • 66 Linda
      November 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      Well….having a few hundred riot police for a peaceful protest is their choice as far as I am concerned. The pepper spraying Lt Pike earns 116k a year.

      • 67 Desraye
        November 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm

        Some of those protest was not peaceful.

      • 68 Brittany
        November 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

        I agree, that having riot police and a bunch of cops is something that these mayors have decided to do. They are choosing to waste tax payers money. Plus, some cities even brought out terrorist units, unnecessary.

        • 69 Doreen
          November 23, 2011 at 6:36 pm

          Well I live in downtown Oakland and whenever there is a protest, they almost always have to have some sort of police presence. This is because of the fact that there is always a group of people who are not really associated with the protests who do go around vandalizing, starting fires, etc. — basically causing all kinds of problem. Most of the businesses around that area are small businesses and they seem to get the worst of it. I see in other cities that they don’t have these kind of issues that we have in Oakland — and believe me Oakland has many issues that have nothing to do with Occupy or any other protests. Now with that said, I also want to point out that neither the Mayor nor Oakland PD handled the Occupy situation very well and are paying the price — there is currently a campaign to mount a recall of the Mayor and our police dept. currently doesn’t have a permanent police chief. Basically, we’re a mess!

          • 70 conlakappa
            November 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

            Thank you. It’s just common sense and a public safety issue, whether it is the protesters themselves or non-involved bad actors. Not to mention cleaning up after these people or would that be a choice too?

    • November 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Maybe the police should stop beating them. It’ll be cheaper.

  23. 73 bonkers
    November 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Now that the MegaMedia is frantically turning back to one of their previously anointed ones since Mittmo is flailing about, let’s remember the incredible level of incompetence from Jon-boy from the very beginning of his campaign, brought to you by our lovely blog hostess here:

    http://theobamadiary.com/2011/06/21/oh-no/

    Looks like they paid off the people to get his site back, and even used Search Engine experts to clear it off The Google. I’ve searched for that story before and had many hits on the first page, and now I couldn’t find anything and just happened to remember Chipsticks’ coverage. Jon-boy Huntsman launches a campaign for President and doesn’t buy his name.com, and sends out fundraising literature with the dummy text a program’s template comes with?!? Imagine if President Obama or any Democrat for that matter did something like that…the campaign would be over on day 1 from all the mocking coverage.

    I still think he’s just running for 2016 and trying to get as much name recognition nationally as he can right now. Either way, we’ve got to make sure the general public knows what a buffoon this Billionaire’s son truly is, since we know the MegaMedia will fluff him up beyond belief.

  24. November 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Romney spokesman-

    I followed up by asking Fehrnstrom whether Romney believed in deporting those immigrants who are already here illegally.
    “He doesn’t believe in granting them amnesty,” Fehrnstrom responded. […]
    Finally, after I asked the question for a seventh time, Fehrnstrom responded by emphasizing employer enforcement as a way to get illegal immigrants to leave through attrition.
    “Well, if you cut off their employment, if they can’t get work, if they can’t get benefits like in state tuition, they will leave,” he said. […]
    Just to be clear, I wanted to know about those that still could remain under such a scenario.
    “I just answered your question Phil, and you keep hectoring me about it,” he snapped. “You turn off the magnets, no in state tuition, no benefits of any kind, no employment. You put in place an employment verification system with penalties for employers that hire illegals, that will shut off access to the job market, and they will self retreat.They will go to their native countries.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/11/23/375548/asked-7-times-what-romneys-immigration-plan-is-spokesman-concedes-its-to-make-immigrant-lives-horrible/

    This primary is doing the President a favor as
    Romney runs further to the right!

  25. 77 Tulips
    November 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    happy thanksgiving Family hug and kisses to the family.

  26. 78 Tulips
    November 23, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I dug out my old school hits. curtis mayfield, earth wind &fire, isley brothers.james brown, atlantic star, the temptations and more. ready to cook the bird. LOL!

  27. November 23, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    The Federal Election Commission is set to tell Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), a member of the Tea Party Caucus, that he can’t become the first politician in the country to form his very own “super PAC” during their public meeting next week.

    A draft ruling posted by the FEC on Wednesday in response to a request for an advisory opinion Lee filed last month would deny the Utah Republican and his leadership PAC, the Constitutional Conservatives Fund PAC, the ability to create a separate account for unlimited contributions — or “soft money” — used to fuel independent expenditure ads.

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/fec_to_tell_mike_lee_he_cant_form_his_very_own_sup.php?m=1

  28. November 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Look at our Beautiful First Family! Gorgeous inside and out.

    That DNC response ad is a winner — and it’s only beginning, Willard. Get used to being called out, you coreless wonder.

    I love that description of Newt by Krugman. He’s a BS artist of the highest order — he’s a delusional narcissist and yet the media keep saying he’s so intelligent, knowledgeable, erudite. All he does is create word salad, like Sarah Palin did, but he just has a bigger vocabulary from which to draw.

  29. November 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Jon Hopwood (Yahoo): …. Barack Obama visited New Hampshire two days after Mitt Romney …. the events illustrated a substantial difference in style between two politicians….

    … Obama’s appearance, in which the President displayed a fire-in-the-belly that was perfect for prime time and showed him in full campaign mode, was in sharp contrast to the more subdued political pitch made by Romney in Nashua. While Obama is cool, he can turn up the heat. The laid-back Romney, in contrast, comes across as cold….

    Obama roused an enthusiastic crowd with his rhetoric. He was back at being the master of the campaign trail. Romney, in contrast, was rather flat …. Romney’s appearance brought to mind Clint Eastwood’s recent remarks about him: That if a movie-maker was looking for an actor to play the President, central casting would send over Mitt. Just what he stood for, Clint said, is anybody’s guess.

    …. Romney was paired with the tall and also good-looking Kelly Ayotte. But there was something uncanny about the pair, something not quite human. Rather than fashion models, they struck me as two mannequins that had miraculously come to life and had escaped from Macy’s. There was a plastic quality about both, and for a candidate for President of the United States going up against one of the great campaigners of modern times, Barack Obama, this could prove fatal.

    Full article here: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-vs-romney-hampshire-wins-match-223800624.html

    • 95 CEB
      November 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks for the reminder; looking forward to this tonight.

      Signing off early today. Love, peace, laughter, and good times with those you love.

      Happy Thanksgiving, Chips and TOD family.

  30. 97 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    November 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Please support:

    Support ZERO TOLERANCE Pledge – ZERO GOP elected to the US Senate, House, State & Local Gvts in 2012. ZERO. Support the 99%. VOTE!! PLS RT!!

    I’m seeing folk who are starting to tweet this and urge others to RT. Please do so and build the momentum behind the ZERO TOLERANCE Pledge.

    #YesWeCanDOMoreTogether

  31. November 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Ready to vote at 98-years old
    By Florida volunteer Michelle Guerin on November 22, 2011

    http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/fl-ready-to-vote-at-98-years-old

  32. November 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving TODers – in Los Angeles with my two sons this holiday – just finished food shopping and making mud pies for my son’s birthday tonight. Turkey and all the trimmings tomorrow – interesting cooking in someone else’s kitchen, although they are pretty well stocked. Hope all of you have a wonderful and blessed holiday. We have much to be thankful for – and I am thankfull I have found this group this year and have a chance to read up on all the wonderful things PBO is working on for our country.

    Thanks Chips for all you do and thanks all of the great article links. Love the photos today at the food pantry!

    • 104 desertflower
      November 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Sounds wonderful! Love mudpie :) Happy birthday to your son! (Aren’t they wonderful?) Enjoy the holiday with your family….

  33. 105 desertflower
    November 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Newt’s going crazy on the CBO…doesn’t report things favorable to Republicans, so let’s demonize it!

    http://crooksandliars.com/jon-perr/gingrich-abolish-socialist-cbo

  34. 106 auni
    November 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Been reading about Michel Bauchman being upset about the music played on Fallon’s show as her entrance music–“Michelle Obama wouldn’t have to put up this” sez she. Michelle Obama is the First Lady and the office deserves respect. The crap that the slime bag Limbaugh says about our beloved First Lady is discusting and much worse then Fallon’s music–because Rush is just flat out racist. Makes me sick!!!

    • 107 anniebella
      November 23, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      First of all why did the dingbat go on Fallon’s show? Michele Bauchman has some issues. that woman is not right. And as for the pill popping racists addict (Limbaugh), he can go straight to HELL, which I imagine his place is already set up for him there..

  35. 108 carolyn
    November 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I don’t know Ayotte, but Romney reminds me of the Disney audioanimatronic characters…….specifically the ones the real wives became in The Stepford Wives. I believe there is a digital recorder in him that speaks…..no heart, no soul, no core…..He’s central casting’s view of what a president SHOULD look like…..but none of them ever have, fortunately.
    Our President is so real and down to earth….the fire in his belly is because he cares so passionately about the country and helping people, it’s not an act, something the commentators can’t seem to get through their heads.
    Ah well…..reality and truth do win.

    • 109 desertflower
      November 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      I just read something today where the writer described the both of them on stage together, as looking like manikins from Macy’s window. Sounds like you weren’t that far off!

  36. 110 lmrj
    November 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving TODers! Have a safe holiday.
    In the tradition of answering the question “What am I thankful for?” I can thonestly say that this year I am very thankful that I can get honest, complete daily coverage of what our wonderful POTUS, VPOTUS. FLOTUS and SLOTUS are doing. I’m truly hooked on TOD and cannot leave home without taking a peek each morning, even at the risk of sometimes being late to work :blush:. I am thankful that Chips does such an excellent job of keeping us all informed and troll free! Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU!

  37. November 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Still my most loved B&M video ….. by the one and only BWD:

    • 113 desertflower
      November 23, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      Just beautiful.They are captivating. Mesmerizing.Real and deeply in love. You can see it ooze out of every pore. Bless them and keep them safe. I am grateful.
      Now, I can get my turkey for tomorrow:) Keep this around, I may want another peek before bed! Thank you, Chips….and a special thanks to BWD. Hugs to you both.

  38. November 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Hey Chipsticks and everyone – Happy Thanksgiving!! I wanted to share something with you all about Thanksgiving and perhaps hope that it keeps us from broad brush stereotypes whether it be NASCAR or country music or banks. I happen to work for a mortgage company, a very reputable one and wanted to share what happened today. We have a few thousand employees and every Thanksgiving, our president provides a free frozen turkey to every employee in every branch office around the US. This year, kind of as a last minute idea, he asked employees if they wished to donate money to provide turkeys to shelters and the company would do a 100% match. Here’s a portion of the email he sent out today.

    Subject: Thank you

    Thank you so much to those of you who donated funds in order for us to purchase turkeys for those in need this Thanksgiving! With your generous donations and the company match we raised a total of $xxxxxx.

    Your funds helped us provide turkeys to many shelters & food pantries in need. Each of these shelters were thrilled to learn they would be receiving turkeys for Thanksgiving. Some reported that they only planned on serving sides this year because that was all they could afford. One shelter that our xxxx office donated to received their turkeys yesterday and the delivery driver said that the experience changed his life. He said people were lined up outside and when he arrived they started crying and screaming. They thought they were going to go hungry this Thanksgiving.

    We are also pleased to report that we are giving a check in the amount of $2,000 of the funds collected to Matt Mitchell and his family, friends of . They lost their home and belongings recently in a fire. We are happy to help Matt and his family get back on their feet with these funds.

    Thank you again for your generosity and I hope that you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • November 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of generosity. Some companies do have a heart.

    • 116 desertflower
      November 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you for sharing that! What a generous and heartfelt act the employees and your company did. It meant so much to so many….and I’m guessing, filled your hearts with pride. You are lucky to work someplace where giving back to others is an important part of what the company is all about. Maybe others can suggest that they start something like this at their own workplaces, in their own communities. Pay it forward. The world would be a much nice place…thank you for sharing that with us. Happy Thanksgiving.

  39. 117 Betsy
    November 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Don’t know if this will work. But for all your former and current Canadians out there (I am a former CDN) this picture is hilarious:

    file:///Users/lkennedy/Downloads/380968_10150411148157439_522622438_8384291_816848314_n.jpg

  40. November 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Clint Eastwood’s line about Romney was good. But there was an even better one in a piece in the New York Review, which said that Mitt Romney is the guy you would cast as the president in your movie if you couldn’t afford George Clooney.

    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/nov/10/mitt-we-hardly-knew-ye/

    • 121 JojoRaze
      November 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      I think Clint Eastwood is a Republican and the fact he said that about Romney really says a lot. Mitt just comes off as a smart person who’s a jerk. That lie in the first ad, deleting all the e-mails from his governorship in MA, his cowardice about SB 5 in OH and numerous other things demonstrate he is just a hypocrite, a liar jerk. Like Huckabee said, it’s like voting for the guy who laid you off.

    • November 24, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Also if you wanted the waxy robot president..kinda like The Koch Candidate.

  41. 123 carolyn
    November 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Notice how relaxed and happy Malia and Sasha looked? The whole faily looks so at ease…..giving is what they do, and do naturally. What a treasure this family is!

  42. 125 vitaminlover
    November 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

  43. 126 EDP4BHO
    November 23, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks for the video of a real family, with real humble values, and a genuine love for the little people who truly are grateful for the small things in life. I’d rather the Obama family lose the next election than to see them change away from their spiritual values (I’m safe in this because I just know they never will :-D ) . You’re fantastic Chips. Have a blessed day everyone, and don’t forget to talk to your family and friends about the future of this country. Do like Rev Al suggests……have a real family dialogue. Allow the malcontents to have their say, then sway them with the truth of this President and all the good he has brought us thus far.

  44. November 24, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Thanks for the Raw Vid of the Obamas at Food Bank, Chips! That made my Thanksgiving!

  45. 128 sheinfrance
    November 24, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL my American friends. This site never fails to make my day, thank you all so much for the work and love you put into it. xxx

  46. 129 Titti
    November 24, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Loved the video of the First Family, just love how committed they are to ‘service’. The guy at the end asking the Prez to feel/look his suit was a hoot, it just shows how they feel about him – ‘just one of the family’. Thanks Chips.

    • 130 JCAfrica
      November 24, 2011 at 11:36 am

      Oh that was just so cute. And the first family is so precious. Thanks Chips for all you do. Happy thanksgiving TOD family one and all, heck I picked that one up from the Australians ;-)

  47. 131 nospin
    November 24, 2011 at 11:06 am

    The Romney Deceive America Ad is brilliant. I watched it at least 8 times this morning.

    I just did a google search on Mitt Romney lies and received – About 45,200,000 results (0.19 seconds)

    over 45 million returns. That is not good news for Willard’s campaign.

    To be fair – I did a search on PO using the same approach and his results returned 42 million results but PO’s results were tied to headlines like the following:
    Mitt Romney, Obama Ad – Lies
    Mitt Romney lies about Barack Obama
    Fight the Smears learn the truth about Barack Obama
    and the majority of others were linked to the ObamaSUXXxxxx sites – As the worst president ever, Obama has long list of failures. See our growing list of Obama’s Failures. etc. blah blah blah

    The difference between the two results is that Mitt’s lies (most documented recently) are mostly tied to factual accounts and can be found via credible links and videos that can sourced easily. Mitt’s lies can be objectively assessed by anyone regardless of political affiliation. PO’s results are cumulative over the last 5 years as he ran for the democratic election as the party nominee to date and with research is simply not credible.

    • 132 anniebella
      November 25, 2011 at 6:28 am

      All I know is Mitt Romney is a liar. There have always been questions about Romney’s character and this ad says all we need to know. Mitt Romney will say and do anything to win, even if he has to lie. Willard Mitt Romney is a liar.


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