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rise and shine

Will catch up later, have a perfect day ;-)

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Kam-Kam is the daughter of Pat, a TOD lurker and a treasure of a lady!


178 Responses to “rise and shine”


  1. 1 collegekay
    December 11, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Good morning!
    Am I first?

  2. 8 ourmanflint
    December 11, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Congrats Collegekay. Good morning TODers

  3. 9 Linda
    December 11, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Good Morning….

    Trying to watch Chris Hayes…but his stuttering drives me nuts…..

    • 10 hopefruit2
      December 11, 2011 at 8:47 am

      He tries to have too many PUMAS on that show. Why was Traister there? To push her clueless propaganda about Obama not allowing young adolescents to get pregnant?

      • 11 Linda
        December 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

        Now they are making fun of the Postmaster General ….and Chris is biting his nails.

        Where is my remote !

      • 13 Linda
        December 11, 2011 at 9:07 am

        I wonder if he would approve of it if his newborn daughter wanted it at age 13. Somehow, I think not. These people like to nitpik

        • 14 SueBee
          December 11, 2011 at 10:09 am

          He supports the Administration’s decision, he just didn’t have the balls to say.

        • 17 Obama Grandmama
          December 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

          I sometimes think the Left in their desire not to be a carbon copy of FOX takes a turn at being equally damning of both sides. They then get into criticizing every little thing that is not as they like it. They think that makes them fair and balanced unlike FOX. One thing the GOPs have down is supporting their party and hanging together. It may seem foolish but it gets them a long ways. We tear each other apart and disillusion others from joining us.

  4. 18 vitaminlover
    December 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Good Morning!! Have the First Lady, First Grandmother, First Daughters and Bo all gone ahead to Hawaii?

  5. 31 Linda
    December 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I watched the documentary ” Bush’s Brain ” about Karl Rove last night on Current…. It was amazing….the man is evil.

    • 32 SueBee
      December 11, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Yes!!! I stayed up to watch it..I had so many different reactions during that documentary. None of them were good.

    • 33 Left-Indie
      December 11, 2011 at 10:19 am

      Evil but effective, unfortunately. I can’t figure out Al Gore and his Current Tv. Folks he hired are hard on Obama and he of all people should know when the far left is agitated they throw the margin to the other side. Maybe obama didn’t invite him to the whitehouse. Don’t know, but something is up his patootie.

      • 34 hopefruit2
        December 11, 2011 at 11:06 am

        I’ve figured him out all right. It’s called identification with the aggressor. He was successfully victimized by them and is now aligning with them in an attempt to do the same to others.

      • 35 Cha
        December 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

        Gore needs to be Tweeted his ass off and let him know that we notice and it’s not pretty. We stuck by him in spite of all the propaganda thrown against him and now we’re doing the same for President Obama. Shame on Al Gore.

        • 36 nathkatun7
          December 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm

          I agree, Cha! It’s a shame to see Gore cozy up with people who told us that he was no different from Bush, thus handing Bush the election. I think hopefruit, as always, is right on the mark! Gore must be suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome! The same is true of Bill Clinton who cozy’s up with McCain and Gingrich, the same people who impeached him and wanted him removed from office over a sex escapade.

  6. 38 LOL
    December 11, 2011 at 9:25 am

    What a glorious morning it is…strange though….I kept having dreams about winning 10,000 bucks :)

    • 39 hopefruit2
      December 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

      I will tell Mitt Rom-No about your fabulous dream.

      • 40 anniebella
        December 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

        Isn’t Romney something? When Americans are out there struggling to make it from month to month, when these Americans are facing the chance of their taxes going up, this man is on tv making ten thousands dollars bet. Romney spends his time trying to trell the people that he is just like them. Let me see when is the last time I made a 10,000 dollar bet. No wonder the Republicans are willing to go in the dump and latch on to something like Newt.

      • 42 William Jackson
        December 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

        LOL!!!

  7. 43 Roberta in MN
    December 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Good Morning everybody. I had to turn UpwithChris off, it was a poor show today and he was all over the place, We have a nice sunny day in MN today and a little warmer, Christmas shopping today, :)

    • 44 Linda
      December 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

      I turned him off also….I have not lasted a complete show since he started….

      I think his show is just awful….plus…not to be nasty…but he looks unkept to me…like he just got up off the couch where he slept with his clothes on and didn’t bother to clean up before the show.

      • December 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

        Yes it is a beautiful morning here in MN Hope you have a lovely day!

      • 46 Judith Fardig
        December 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

        He and his wife are probably not sleeping much with their newborn to care for. Maybe he is actually sleeping on the couch, trying to soothe a colicky baby. Doesn’t excuse having poor guests on, though.

      • 47 Obama Grandmama
        December 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

        Unkept? chuckle chuckle I told a friend a year or so ago that so many in the Repub party have that sleeked down buttoned up look of the villains executing a plan of tying the fair maidens to the traintracks while the Dems seem to have the rumpled, unkept look of an absent minded professor going in a million directions.

  8. 48 utaustinliberal
    December 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Rebecca Traister really is a bitch! She’s a PUMA who can’t get over the fact that a Black man won over her demi-god Hillary Clinton in 08. So she writes a rabid personal attack article against PBO in Salon and gets on Up with Chris Hayes to spew BS about how PBO is paternalistic and using his daughters as political tools in a disgusting manner. These limousine liberals piss me the fuck off. Chris says PBO caved or appeared to cave on Plan B decision. Uh..no dumbass he has serious shit to deal with and HHS Sebelius is more than capable of making a decision that concerns her department. We have GOP voter suppression of minorities and these white limousine liberals and emoprogs are bitching about Plan B. Cry me a freaking river!

    • 49 hopefruit2
      December 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

      Exactly, and notice that while she insisted on giving Hillary credit for the LGBT decision, she completely ignored HHS Sebelius’s role in the plan B decision. When it’s something “positive” Obama doesn’t get 100% of the credit but when it’s something “negative” Obama gets 100% of the blame. Disgusting hypocritical filthy piece of scumbag shit Traister. UT you gave it to her good on Twitter!

      • 50 SueBee
        December 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

        Her point of view wasn’t even clear..she was all over the GD place!

      • 51 24Sass
        December 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

        I really hate it when the left uses the ‘selective amnesia’ that rules the right. These people who damn PBO for everything and ignore the good…..piss on them!

      • December 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

        That’s why they have no credibility. And to boot, many have a personal issue with PBO winning, they can’t hide it and so it comes through any argument they try to make. And often, they overreach because their judgement is already clouded by by their anger at him winning over Hillary.

        Hillary, it appears has moved on. Why some of these people continue to hold grudge is beyond unbelievable.

        Lastly, none of them speak for me. I tweeted hayes that the whole Plan B debated was one sided. There was no one, whether from the administration or otherwise to serve as counter balance.

        • 53 hopefruit2
          December 11, 2011 at 11:09 am

          Hayes WANTED the one-sided debate because he knows damn well that a two-sided debate would quickly and easily show up Traister as the resentful, illogical Obama-hating, fake feminist that she is. People like Traister are cowards and bullies – they hate to be challenged with the truth and logical reasoning but they love to be given free reign to spew their filth.

        • 54 Smilingl8dy
          December 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

          Hillary may have moved on but Bill has not! I think many of them are also channeling him. Can you imagine any FORMER president getting the kind of air time he gets. I really think he has an agenda OR PBO put his foot down on his financial deals & he is just mad with no outlet! Either way Bill is a viper with a big ego and a small mind. I would not overlook racist as in “he should be serving us coffee” remark during the campaign.

      • 55 nathkatun7
        December 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm

        Bravo UT and Hopefruit! I am just so proud of you! Keep exposing these pretend progressives whose sole mission is to attack and demonize President Obama.

    • 56 Mary Gray
      December 11, 2011 at 9:47 am

      I turned it off when Traster started talking.

    • 57 anniebella
      December 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

      I didn’t listen to that witch Traister. To try to make an issue out of this Plan B pill is just stupid. I support the decision 100%, and it’s not because I support President Obama 100%. utaustinliberal, you are so right. There are so much bigger issues to be fighting, but to me it is clear Traister have not gotten over the fact that Obama defeated her Hillary. That B.S. has still been brewing in her and she just use this none issue to let it come out in a nasty way to attack the President.

      • 58 Mel
        December 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

        We should STOP paying attention to Traister by talkinh about her she thinks she is important
        and who gives a (F) about her the question we should ask her if she wants to promote the Plan B
        to children? of 12-13 years old woooow.

    • 59 William Jackson
      December 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      No truer words have been spoken!

  9. 60 LOL
    December 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Sh!t just got real part 5.

    Fresh NBC News/Marist polls show Gingrich holding a commanding lead in South Carolina and Florida among lilekly Republican primary voters.

    SC: Gingrich 42 — Romney 23
    FL: Gingrich 44 — Romney 29

    I’m sure that 10K bet will up Williards support.

  10. 62 LOL
    December 11, 2011 at 9:50 am

    WTF??? South Carolina????

    New NBC News/Marist poll:

    South Carolina:
    Obama 45 — Romney 42
    Obama 46 — Gingrich 42

    Florida:
    Obama 48 — Romney 41
    Obama 51 — Gingrich 39

  11. December 11, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Good morning, TOD!~

    A Big Corporate Welfare Story Gets Short Shrift
    By Ryan Chittum
    December 8, 2011 12:43 PM

    Here’s a story that’s calling out for more attention and isn’t getting it. Reuters’s David Cay Johnston wrote last week about a ruling in the New York Court of Appeals in favor of the state’s corporate welfare largesse. The court used some creative reading to get around the state constitution’s explicit prohibition of state loans and gifts to private companies and individuals.

    These “public expenditures designed in the public interest,” in the majority’s words, give $1.4 billion to a company controlled by Abu Dhabi’s autocrat Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a billionaire twenty-three times over. That giveaway, to build a $4.6 billion computer-chip factory in Malta, New York, north of Albany, comes close to about $900,000 per job promised.

    That $1.4 billion gift isn’t enough for GlobalFoundries. The AlbanyTimes Union reported last month that GlobalFoundries “says it will not expand in Malta without more financial assistance from New York beyond its current $1.4 billion package.” The state has already rejected another billion-dollar request from the firm.

    New York is giving the company $665 million in cash to build its new factory. It’s giving another $700 million in tax credits to it to offset future profits. But the Times Union reported last month that GlobalFoundries asked the state to trade those tax credits for $165 million in cash. What about that $665 million in taxpayers’ cash? Almost all of it—$600 million—has already been spent.

    And a Times-Union investigation in October found that the massive project, which it says is the third-biggest giveaway in U.S. history, used taxpayer money to buy thousands of dollars of t-shirts, HDTVs, and. The paper had to sue the state’s development arm, Empire State Development Corporation, to get the documents.

    ~snip~

    Surely one of the biggest corporate giveaways in history deserves more scrutiny than this, as does the questionable court ruling justifying it.

    http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/reuters_and_times_union_on_cor.php

  12. 86 Debz
    December 11, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Good morning TOD family!! I’ve been busy and other than catching up here, ignoring politics for the past few days. it’s been glorious. It has been much better for the blood pressure.

  13. December 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I wonder if the DNC and/or OFA will focus their attention on families like this, of whom I’m sure there are many, that have finally come to the realization as to what the GOP is about, and has been for years. The GOP had them fooled–for whatever reason. That is, until they came up against a Democratic president, Barack Hussein Obama, who brilliantly unmasked them… for all the world to see!~

    Millions Of Children Go Hungry Because The GOP Refuses To Tax The Rich
    December 3, 2011
    By Rmuse

    ~snip~

    Prior to 2009, every member of the family held good, living-wage jobs that disappeared, and to make ends meet, they sold their homes and cars and moved into a small two-bedroom home. The parents, three adult children, and 5 grandchildren struggle to make ends meet from day to day and despite their sacrifices, there appears to be little hope.

    The adults were ashamed they could not provide for their children and that despite cutting out cable television, Internet access, unnecessary driving, and entertainment, they struggled to pay rent and buy groceries. Two of the adult children related that their biggest fear was how to feed their children on weekends and during school breaks. They said that on weekends, if not for food banks and local charities, their children were lucky to get one meal per day and expressed abject humiliation at having to rely on food stamps to supplement their dietary needs.

    Their home was Spartan and when I asked how they were able to afford their rent, they said they had sold everything they owned and were seriously concerned about the future. The only income is from a nursing job and they did not understand how it was possible the nurse paid a higher tax rate than the wealthy and why did Republicans want to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid when they had paid into those programs their entire working lives.

    They hoped that injustice is what the Occupy movement is trying to remedy, and supported President Obama’s job creation plans the Republicans opposed because of a tax increase on the wealthy. Each adult swore they would never vote for a Republican again and would work tirelessly to atone for ever voting for any GOP candidate by voting for Democrats.

    ~snip~

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/gop-ows-poverty

    • 88 Obama Grandmama
      December 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      I woke up remembering Gingrich calling Prez Obama the food stamp Prez in the debate and before the debate. I got to thinking of how we could help PBO with short little comebacks to the GOP name calling. It seems the debate audiences love short put downs. I know when PBO said Ask Bin Laden in response to the accusation of foreign appeasement it went over well.
      I think we should put our heads together and come up with solutions like the Obamacares one for the Obamacare label. We need one for the food stamp President now. Something like I’d rather be the food stamp president than the….

      • 89 Cha
        December 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm

        Excellent idea, Obama Grandmama! Whenever I see the grinch’s name now in reference to his name calling I want to post this link I found yesterday when I was looking for some words to go with the vid that a TODer posted here with Brian Dorgan reading -a letter of newt’s quiver of vile names for Dems & Pres Obama-. Yes, PObama does help those who are hungry and can’t afford to buy food for their family. Food Stamps are called “SNAP” now. Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.. Yes, he’s our SNAP PREZ..get over your freakshow sick sociopathic a$$hole self, leroy.

        http://politicalcorrection.org/factcheck/201105110003

  14. December 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Dozens of local school unions recertified in Wisconsin
    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – The vast majority of local school unions up for recertification in Wisconsin have voted to recertify despite statewide collective bargaining measures for public workers that have sharply limited their power. Around 85 percent of 177 local school unions were recertified by their members through a process mandated by the state’s collective bargaining rules during the last three weeks, a preliminary report by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission showed.

    “The overwhelmingly positive results send a clear signal to Governor (Scott) Walker that his divisive approach to governing and his cuts of $1.6 billion to schools do not reflect Wisconsin values,” said Mary Bell, president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council in a statement posted to the organization’s Web site on Friday.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/10/dozens-of-local-school-unions-recertified-in-wisconsin/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheRawStory+%28The+Raw+Story%29

  15. December 11, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Lindsey Graham- president Obama is a failure blah blah blah he is not a leader yada yada yada he is not transparent yada yada!

    Meh!

    • 92 anniebella
      December 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

      Lindsey Graham is not a man, he is speaking the Tea Party words. He got spook when the T-Party said they would run someone against him. So to hell with Graham. If the President is a failure, what is Lindsey Graham?

      • 93 anniebella
        December 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

        Lindsey Graham is a lying bastard.

        • 94 jacquelineoboomer
          December 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

          Graham is a scaredy-cat follower (of McCain) and not a leader (like President Obama). Next.

          • 95 HZ
            December 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

            Lindsey is a mean-spirited man. Sen. Graham needs to get his spirit in a place that will shed a sweet spirit upon those he represent and start doing something with his gifts in his life. It is very shameful when you have talent and then choose to go into the world where you can use your power in a very uplifting, common-sense manner, but choose to be a foolish, angry, direspectful person. That is sad. What a waste of life. Really. He could work with this President and be a wonderful force of goodness and right for All people. It is really sad.

            I watch Sen. Graham in his committees and on the Senate Floor, and he is always combative in his nature, and that is such a sign of a very unhappy human being. Lindsey Graham needs to find another job. His spirit is mean and he shows no compassion IMO.

            There is so much to be done in our country, and when you are given the opportunity to do what is good and right, it is a beautiful and joyful thing in ones life. I am not being mean, I am just being honest. I had the opportunity to use my gift in a very positive manner, and at age 21, I did just that for 36 years.

            I took it very seriously because what I said, acted upon each day, had a tremendous weight on the lives that I touched. I look back on my career, and I am so grateful to not have wasted not one moment of that gift. At my age , and so many of my wonderful TOD family members, we can look back and say, “I served with love, compassion, and grace.” Now ,I pray that those beautiful lives will contribute to the world in a way that they all will carry a piece of me with them as they now serve all over this great nation and this world.

            And, I must say, I hear from so many of them from all over the world, and they are doing just that. Let us pray for more of us to be brought forth and be surrounded with tender hearts, intellectual abilities, compassionate hearts, and a focus on hardwork in the workplace so that our nation willl thrive on with the best and brightest of our young people. We pray, we pray, and act daily.HZ

    • 96 LOL
      December 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

      Lindsay Graham reminds me soo much of Butters…

      • 97 utaustinliberal
        December 11, 2011 at 11:12 am

        BWAHAHAHAHA. You are on point with that description. Unfortunately, as dumb as Butters is, he’s smarter than Graham. :lol:

    • 98 criquet
      December 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

      If he is such a failure ,why is it that all the GOP candidates want to repeal:

      “Obamacare”, DADT, Consumer Protection legislation, deny the stimulus but have written letters begging for stimulus money and then had pictures taken standing next to the project funded, EPA regulations , etc.
      He’s got loads of stuff done despite their unrelenting obstruction. That’s the truth and nothing they say can change history.
      Go gag on that.

  16. December 11, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Vladimir Putin…got milk? Looks like you’re going to need plenty of it because the Russian people are rejecting what you’re offering!

    Russian vote protests spread across nation
    By Agence France-Presse
    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    Up to 50,000 people turned out in Moscow on Saturday for a protest against disputed polls that have sparked a rare national show of defiance against Vladimir Putin’s 12-year rule. Hundreds of security trucks blocked off central squares while helicopters patrolled the skies as Moscow authorities deployed more than 50,000 riot police and troops on the biggest day of protest to hit Russia since the turbulent 1990s.

    Protesters braved a whipping snow storm to snake their way through tight police cordons and across the Moscow River to a secluded square not far from the Kremlin, assigned by the authorities for the “For Fair Elections” protest. “The current regime does not know how to behave with dignity,” former cabinet member turned Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov said as the crowd gathered for the biggest Moscow opposition rally of the Putin era. “All they know is cynicism,” Nemtsov said in reference to the December 4 poll that handed Putin’s United Russia party a slim victory amid widespread reports of fraud and strong concern from both the European Union and Washington.

    “Putin and (President Dmitry) Medvedev made a shocking discovery today,” opposition veteran Sergei Mitrokhin of the liberal Yabloko party told a crowd that the opposition estimated at 50,000 or even more. “Russia has people,” said Mitrokhin as the mainly young protesters roared back: “We are the people.”

    ~snip~

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/10/russian-vote-protests-spread-across-nation/

  17. December 11, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I noticed mtp omitted the part of the NBC poll that the President kicks their asses!

    • 101 LOL
      December 11, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Jovie…I don’t know how you embed tweets but here is Scarborough

      Goodnight GOP RT @TheFix NBC/Marist SC poll: Newt 42 Romney 23 Ron Paul 9; NBC/Marist FL poll: Newt 44 Romney 29 Paul 8

      No mention of the Prez

      • December 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

        Maybe you can tweet him back and inform him?

        • 103 LOL
          December 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

          I’m not a tweeter—my daily happenings are just not that interesting. And he will not acknowledge my tweets. When I did have a life (before grad school) and was a tweeter–he blocked me cuz I chewed his ass out about something he said about the prez.

  18. December 11, 2011 at 10:37 am

    BJ poster Jennifer

    You gotta love the look on Perry’s face after he unloads that individual mandate “zinger” – it’s the same look a 2-year-old has wnen he says, “look mommy – I made poo-poo in potty!”

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/12/11/saturday-nights-all-right-for-fighting/#comment-2925764

  19. December 11, 2011 at 10:39 am

    STOP. YOUR. LYING Factcheck! Romney’s records stands on its own merits, or substantial lack thereof. Your efforts to mount a damage control offensive on his behalf is laughable, at best!

    December 3, 2011
    FactCheck: Dems go too far in web video

    By FactCheck.org —-

    The Democratic National Committee casts Mitt Romney as an untrustworthy flip-flopper in a lengthy Web video, but pads a long list of examples with some falsehoods and distortions. It’s true that Romney has changed or modified his position on some major issues — including abortion, a federal assault weapons ban and Reaganomics, as the DNC says. But the video strains the truth to build a case against Romney by including some dubious claims:

    With this video, the Democrats revealed their line of attack against Romney. They will go after Romney’s character — raising doubts in voters’ minds about his trustworthiness by playing up his reputation for changing his mind on policy issues. But how much of Romney’s reputation is earned and how much of it is myth? We looked at issues raised in the lengthy Web video to find out.

    ~snip~

    http://record-eagle.com/opinion/x1094291052/FactCheck-Dems-go-too-far-in-web-video

  20. December 11, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Good Morning TOD! Morning Chips!

    So yesterday I went to a training for OFA_MN at the DFL office in St Paul and I’m here to tell you – that place was packed to the gills! It was really fun to see. There were many there who had been neighborhood team leaders from the last time and there they were there again this time. People are gathering together to form networks of PBO supporters. The staff they have for MN is very motivated and they are very nice people as well. Hopefully we can push back this insurgence of red in our state……

    Hey PJ: I shared your idea of a quote a day from PBO with the folks there. And they said: Great Idea! Why don’t you do that? now i’m going to be doing that too on Twitter! Hopefully I’ll do as good a job as you do here. I love that! :-)

    Anyway – Have a great day everyone!

  21. 109 Ceb
    December 11, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Good morning everyone, just catching up. The live blogging of the latest debate disaster was informative and hilarious. I cannot stomach these things so I am thankful for all of you who travel into La la land and come safely through to report out to the rest of us.

    To our guys: you have been on the FLOTUS naughty mat in your minds for a long time, as some of you finally ‘fessed up to. Welcome to the naughty mat society of which I have been a somewhat silent member for quite some time.

  22. December 11, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Obama: what happened to the American middle class?
    Kyle KimDecember 10, 2011 17:37

    US President Barack Obama clarified his position on wealth and class in a 60 Minutes interview, saying he did not want a redistribution of money, but to rebuild the languishing middle class.

    60 Minutes interviewer Steve Croft said the notion Obama wanting to redistribute wealth came f[ro]m a speech the president made Tuesday in Osawatomie, Kansas, where he repeatedly mentioned “income inequality,” according to excerpts released online. The 60 Minutes interview is scheduled to air Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. ET.

    “Look, everybody’s concerned about inequality,” Obama said. “What’s happened to the bargain? What’s happened to the American deal that says, you know, we are focused on building a strong middle class?”

    The president said people are wondering how many Americans families with multiple jobs are struggling to make ends meet while big corporations are making record profits.

    ~snip~

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111210/obama-american-middle-class

  23. December 11, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I’m sure Congress is aware of this poll but its members in all likelihood believe there will be no repercussions. Hopefully, they will be proved wrong in 2012 and booted out of office! We shall see…

    Public satisfaction with Congress at record lows, polls show

    A new poll shows nearly 3 in every 4 US voter believe most members of Congress should not be re-elected.
    News Desk
    December 9, 2011 13:21

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111209/public-satisfaction-congress-at-record-lows-acco

  24. 114 Ceb
    December 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

    PS

    Back in the day, I used Motions products at times to style my curly hair and cocoa butter infused lotion was slathered daily all over my body. Then and now, I get compliments about my glowing skin. I totally got and appreciated HZ’s observation (you wicked girl) and the many others that followed. What fun!

    • December 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      Ceb, thank you. I really meant it. It works, right? I am 67 y/o, and I still use it, and do get the looks when I do wear the heels. It is refreshing and people can’t believe that I am of the number 67. The tips were from my heart, but with much respect. I am known to bring out that beautiful love portion in the young and older alike.

      Put a little fire in the mix when and if you have a very well balance emotional person in your life. I love to see people in love, about love, and looking for beautiful respectful love. I am just a romantice person at heart.HZ

  25. 116 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Daddy Huntsman’s boy is on the case — http://www.10kbet.com/

  26. December 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

    The new talking point- Newt is a new guy.

    Garbage!

  27. December 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Good Morning TOD family.

    What a hoot reading about the debate last night, thanks to all who documented it so I didn’t have to look.

    How about we spend the day focusing on the positive things about the Obama campaign since we have had a big dose of the negativity of the GOP. I have been trolling the OFA blogs and found so many stories of folks who are giving 150% for PBO.

    Read, be inspired, and if you haven’t joined your local OFA do it tomorrow.

    OFA Florida Tampa Volunteer Conference: Fired up to Recruit Volunteers and Organize

  28. December 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I wonder how some people manage to get out of bed in the morning, never mind function, –with all that of that pure, unadulterated hate weighing them down… (sigh)

    Mitt Romney Says All Muslims Aren’t Violent Terrorists, Pamela Geller Freaks Right Out- But she loves Muslims
    Charles Johnson
    Fri Dec 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm PST

    Following Mitt Romney’s statement that he believes most Muslims are peaceful people like everyone else, Pamela Geller is totally freaking out: MITT ROMNEY: “ISLAM IS NOT AN INHERENTLY VIOLENT FAITH”????!! – Atlas Shrugs

    Not Mitt Romney. No way. No how. Apparently, unlike most everything else, Mitt Romney has not flip-flopped on his position on jihad and Islam. Back in July 2009, I wrote in a post entitled, “Why Romney Won’t be President” that Romney would not be president because he said something so fundamentally and unabashedly wrong about America’s greatest mortal threat that he was unfit to be President: “Jihadism Is not part of Islam.” Yes, he said that. That is frightening coming from a Presidential candidate. Instead of spending the ensuing years studying jihad, Romney appears hardwired for delusion in his latest remarks.

    ~snip~

    There are hundreds of millions of jihadis, what’s Romney smokin’? What you believe is irrelevant, Mr. Romney. Just the facts, and they fly in the face of your fantasy. Romney sounds like ………. Obama. Romney cannot lead the free world. A basic understanding of Islam is essential in formulating policy and strategy in dealing with Iran, Israel, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Europe, Eurasia, etc.

    UPDATE: Gingrich, OTOH, is brilliant on these issues, head and shoulders.

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39581_Mitt_Romney_Says_All_Muslims_Arent_Violent_Terrorists_Pamela_Geller_Freaks_Right_Out

  29. December 11, 2011 at 11:03 am

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    • 122 jacquelineoboomer
      December 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Oh, no, you don’t, Rock. I’m not going to start my day crying – even though they’d be tears of joy watching that video. Maybe later. :)

      But I’m fired up, too!

  30. 124 dotster3
    December 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Shock! Alex Witt w/Mike Viquiera is DARING to show that part of the NBC poll which shows Obama leading both Leroy and Willard in Fl. and S.C.! She’s going to be in Big Trouble! That part of the poll was supposed to be tucked away, hidden from view, forever and ever amen.

    • December 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

      It’s in the national archives! Only Nicholas Cage can get to it, now!

    • 126 jacquelineoboomer
      December 11, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Wow, dotster3, if you weren’t a witness, I would never have believed they’d air that – although I do think Mike is more “normal” than the others.

      How do you spell landslide?

      • December 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        JB, I believe it is spelled: Barack Obama and Joseph Biden 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amen!!!!HZ

  31. 128 FTL
    December 11, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Good morning TOD watching Washington Watch on TVone. Roland Martin and Bishop T. D. Jakes talking about candidates and the poor. I do love Bishop Jakes. LOL Bishop Jakes just said he doubts Leroy knows any poor people.

  32. December 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Mtp did it too. The MSM has been pooh poohing the Iraq withdrawal as something horrible. And Ted Koppel certainly did not disappoint!

    • 131 Cha
      December 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Too bad for the corporatemediawhore$ The People Disagree and no amount of goPropaganda from them is going to change that.

  33. December 11, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Student Loan Reform: Building a New National Future

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/12/student-loan-reform-building-new.html

    These are the type of stories we focus on.

  34. December 11, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I hear you, WhatISWorking! Here’s some good news, sorta kinda’…

    Apple HQ could have the country’s biggest solar installation, and it still won’t be enough
    by Jess Zimmerman
    9 Dec 2011 3:52 PM

    The current plan for the new Apple headquarters calls for 500,000 or more square feet of solar panels, generating at least 5MW of power. That could make it the biggest corporate solar panel installation in the U.S. — but Apple operations take so much power that this will just be supplemental. The proposed building, which would house 13,000 Apple employees, will run primarily on natural gas. The solar panels, which will cover the majority of the building’s roof, are providing backup power. Five megawatts is enough to power a million AppleTVs (which I only just found out were a thing), but not enough to run the operations of the company that produces them.

    Still, it’s a lot more than Google has managed! (They get 1.6MW of solar. Suck it, Google.) And between the giant solar installation and having its primary power facility on campus, Apple has almost divorced itself from the normal electrical grid, which is pretty cool.

    http://www.grist.org/list/2011-12-09-apple-hq-couldhave-the-countrys-biggest-solar-installation-and-i

  35. December 11, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I am just curious-
    David Gregory just said that ron paul on twitter has a positive 55% approval snd a 15% disapproval. Then, David Gregory said that the President is almost opposite with those numbers.
    You mean only 15% of twitter people have positive reaction to the President?
    That is terrible!

    • December 11, 2011 at 11:18 am

      Won’t show PBO beating Romney and Gingrich, but shows low twitter numbers? David Gregory is a GOP tool. No wonder ratings continue to dip.

      • 137 hopefruit2
        December 11, 2011 at 11:25 am

        Jovie – why are you taking this stuff seriously?

        Um what exactly is Gregory’s point? Where exactly are those “Twitter” numbers coming from? Is this scientific or representative? Is Ron Paul the GOP nominee? The fact that Gregory feels the need to cite an unscientific “poll” with an individual who is very unlikely to be the GOP nominee smacks of desperation to me.

        • December 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

          He gets 3 million viewers a show. That’s why I take him seriously!

          • 139 hopefruit2
            December 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

            PBO has over 11 million Twitter followers!

          • 140 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
            December 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

            TODers should never call me a concern TROLLER again. I pale in comparison. PRESSON ON JOVIE!! :wink:

            • December 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

              Keith, ‘concern trolling’ has never been the issue between you and me, my worry has always – to be honest – been about which side you’re on. Waaaay too much Romney-promoting for my liking. That – and only that – is the reason I put you on pending a while ago. I’m truly sorry if I’m wrong about you, but I make it my number one priority to keep GOP trolls off the site.

              Please don’t call out Jovie, or anyone else – leave the moderating to me. Jovie and me have had our run-ins, but I’ve never had any doubt about which side Jovie is on. Ever.

              • December 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm

                Chips I love you, but when have I ever promoted Romney? I went to PBO’s inauguration in 09. GOP troll? I don’t think of GOP supporters would commit their entire polical life working for the election of Clinton, Gore, Kerry, and now with OFA for the past 4 years.I consider you an intelligent women. If you have assumed I am a GOP supporter after all I have posted….well I don,t know. Predicting that Romney is going to win the Teathug nomination is not same as supporting him. WOW!!!! JUST WOWW!!! :shock:

                • December 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm

                  Keith, life’s way too short for this, we’re getting very close to the end of the line.

                  You know better than anyone how many Romney-promoting comments of yours I’ve ended up deleting, there have been far too many to count – one more time: this is The Obama Diary, not The Romney Diary.

                  If you want to tell the world how formidable and unbeatable Romney is, please do it somewhere else, there are plenty of places for you to go. After last night’s debate, though, it’s pretty amazing that you still feel that way.

                  I’d guess 90% of the people here expect – or did expect, before Gingrich’s rise – Romney to get the GOP nomination, so I could never figure out quite why you think your prediction is so unique or why you keep telling us how formidable Romney is.

                  If I have to delete one more Romney-promoting comment of yours, that’s it. Sorry Keith, but enough’s enough. This blog is purely a labor of love, nothing more, you’re beginning to make it all a bit unpleasant.

    • 144 Britt
      December 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

      He let the Iowa govenor attack POTUS, but never called out that govenor that RONALD REAGAN raised taxes, and his positions would never fly in this Republican Party.

      • 145 jacquelineoboomer
        December 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

        Why I’m watching only CBS Sunday Morning and Fareed’s GPS (which included a little bit of the low-life bad employee Jon Huntsman). I’ll catch the snippets from those of you ready to take on the other shows, since I do believe we have to know the negatives that are getting out there. I just can’t watch, and I thank those who can.

        Did the two Dem people, whom I believe were to be on the Sunday shows next to a reported nine Republicans, have any impact?

    • 147 criquet
      December 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      This sounds right if the poll is Republican voters!!!!!!
      After all they are the only ones who count for David Gregory.

    • 148 Cha
      December 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      David fooking Gregory LIES for a living. He’s a drooling mediawhore.

  36. December 11, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Consumer agency logs 5,000 credit card complaints in first months
    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/12/consumer-agency-logs-5000-credit-card.html

    This is why we continue to press on, progress is slow but it is progress.

  37. December 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

    The New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot
    By: Patrick Crouch
    8 Dec 2011 7:45 AM

    Edith Floyd is the real deal. With little in the way of funding or organizational infrastructure, she runs Growing Joy Community Garden on the northeast side of Detroit. Not many folks bother to venture out to her neighborhood, but Edith has been inspiring me for years. I caught up with her on a cold, rainy November afternoon. While we talked in the dining room, her husband Henry watched their grandkids.

    http://www.grist.org/urban-agriculture/2011-12-08-new-agtivist-edith-floyd-is-making-an-urban-farm-lot-by-lot

  38. December 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

    We’re Hiring :: Hissho Sushi
    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/12/were-hiring-hissho-sushi.html

    “Being the guest of the First Lady as President Obama delivered his American Jobs Act speech to a Joint Session of Congress, was a bit surreal for Philip Muang. He was being touted for “his visionary leadership in tough economic times,” when only 13 years ago, he didn’t even have a company to lead.”

  39. 155 utaustinliberal
    December 11, 2011 at 11:16 am

    BREAKING: President Obama and the first family was just spotted walking to church this morning by MSNBC’s Mike Viquera. Cue the Rick Perry freak out about the war on religion in 3….2….1.

  40. 161 dotster3
    December 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Goofiness! Some Repub pundit on msnbc, Robert Trayham (?), said Michele Bachmann was the one who really impressed him at the debate. He called her “the little engine that could” (trying to promote a late Bachmann surge?) and saying she was smart and substantive. I don’t think it’s necessary to pay attention to any of these political pundits. They’ll just blab anything, have zero insight, no concern with reality, waste air time.

  41. December 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Executive Order 13588 — Reducing Prescription Drug Shortages

    Shortages of pharmaceutical drugs pose a serious and growing threat to public health. While a very small number of drugs in the United States experience a shortage in any given year, the number of prescription drug shortages in the United States nearly tripled between 2005 and 2010, and shortages are becoming more severe as well as more frequent. The affected medicines include cancer treatments, anesthesia drugs, and other drugs that are critical to the treatment and prevention of serious diseases and life threatening conditions.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Department of Health and Human Services has been working diligently to address this problem through its existing regulatory framework. While the root problems and many of their solutions are outside of the FDA’s control, the agency has worked cooperatively with manufacturers to prevent or mitigate shortages by expediting review of certain regulatory submissions and adopting a flexible approach to drug manufacturing and importation regulations where appropriate. As a result, the FDA prevented 137 drug shortages in 2010 and 2011. Despite these successes, however, the problem of drug shortages has continued to grow.

    As part of my Administration’s broader effort to work with manufacturers, health care providers, and other stakeholders to prevent drug shortages, this order directs the FDA to take steps that will help to prevent and reduce current and future disruptions in the supply of lifesaving medicines.

    ~snip~

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/31/executive-order-13588-reducing-prescription-drug-shortages

  42. 163 dotster3
    December 11, 2011 at 11:25 am

    See Obama family is walking to church, heading across LaFayette Park to St. John’s.

  43. December 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

    DURBAN (Reuters) – Climate negotiators agreed a pact on Sunday that would for the first time force all the biggest polluters to take action on greenhouse gas emissions, but critics said the action plan was not aggressive enough to slow the pace of global warming.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE7B41NH20111211?irpc=932

    But but but bill maher said that Obama hates the environment! Lol!

  44. December 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Watch this: Hill Harper talks about first meeting PBO

    • 173 Cha
      December 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      Yeah! Hill Harper! That’s why I watch CSI NY..for that dude. Such a sweetie. Thanks africa~

    • 175 nathkatun7
      December 12, 2011 at 12:17 am

      Thanks Africa, for sharing this! I honestly get so angry when I read the purity progressives who try to denigrate President Obama’s intellect. I’ve probably said this before, but after living through nine Presidents, I honestly believe that President Obama is one of the best if not the best. He is certainly, in my book, one of the smartest politicians in the world. It’s shame that there are so many people in this country who are blinded by racism and refuse to acknowledge the brilliance of President Obama.

  45. 176 symmetry11
    December 11, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Happy Birthday, Kam-Kam!

  46. 177 rikyrah
    December 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAM -KAM :)

  47. 178 nathkatun7
    December 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Happy Birthday, Kam-Kam! I hope your day was filled with fun and love from family and friends.


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