222 Responses to “in a cinema near you”


  1. 1 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    This should be on campaign signs everywhere:)

  2. 3 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    HEY! First :) Happy New Year!

  3. 6 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/30/us-palestinians-israel-violence-idUSTRE7BT08W20111230

    Israel kills al Qaeda member in Gaza. **********WARNING************ Gruesome picture

    • 7 JoJothecat
      December 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Thanks for the warning…I did not click on it. It’s hard for me to get those types of images from my mind, so I sincerely appreciate the warning desertflower.

      P.S. Do you miss Randi Rhodes as much as I do? I am glad she’ll be back next week. Nicole was not as bad this time except yesterday when she had Cenk on the show and she was gushing all over..yuk!.

      • 8 Chi
        December 31, 2011 at 6:46 am

        Once Randi went on vacation I did too…

        Cannot take any of Randi’s subs no matter how hard Nicole what’s her name tries to stifle her resentment of President Obama…

        Have not turned on the radio in a week and feel pretty zen for it…

        Someone remarked once that listening to Nicole was enough to make a suicidal person jump…

        That voice…the silly, half-baked misinformation gleaned from other PL bloggers but regurgitated with full on angst and hair on fire doom and gloom…

        Until of course Bernie Sanders or Alan what’s his name swoops in to stake their theoretical stances to much applause from the dumb Nicole…

  4. December 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Tweety just interviewed someone on the crowd, with a blue Barack Obama.com shirt on.

    Nice!

  5. 18 hopefruit2
    December 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Nice movie! I give it 4 thumbs up!

    Chips you are the best. This is so appropriate…after all who embodies Marie Antoinette more than Mitt Romney in his Bain Capital heyday?

  6. 19 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-30/live-from-america-tea-partiers-speak-commentary-by-skocpol-and-williamson.html

    Good article, but when you cut everything away, the overriding issue for TP folks…is FEAR.

  7. 22 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    http://swampland.time.com/2011/12/30/4-days-till-iowa-bye-bye-bachmann/ I found this interesting, but for a completely different reason…

    In a fairly wifty field, Bachmann seemed wiftier than most. She was for nothing, except repealing ObamaCare and eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency. She demonstrated a casual relationship with the truth, as did the execrable Herman Cain. These are not presidential qualities. There are those who will blame sexism–but compare her to Hillary Clinton, who does have the dignity and steadiness to be a President. Bachmann doesn’t, and that’s what did her in.

    To may way of thinking, you could say that about ANY OF THESE CANDIDATES! Especially Romney!

  8. December 30, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Hi everyone.

    The one day I sit down to look at CNN I see that the Situation Room has a piece coming up on President Obama’s mother.

    Can’t wait for Rev. All’s Politics Nation though. I really enjoy his segment.

    • December 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      I agree df. RP is what i refer to as WhiskeyHotelAlphaLimaEcho SierraHotelIndiaTango!

      • 27 desertflower
        December 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        Roger that!

      • 28 JoJothecat
        December 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

        In that video Ron Paul sounds like a babbling idiot….”getting rid of the private property rights (making it illegal for a business owner to discriminate against blacks at their public restaurants) is like interferring in peoples private bedrooms”; “true integration happens in sports”. Well Mr. Paul if there were no civil rights there would never be any true integration in sports. Even when Jackie Robinson integrated baseball, he could not stay at the same hotels as his white teammates.

  9. 29 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    AW….http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2011/12/phone-home-reggie.html

    Phone home Reggie!
    The other day the New York Times ran yet another article about how President Obama doesn’t schmooze enough with the D.C. establishment (get a clue folks…that’s one of the reasons we LIKE him!)

    But the article started out with a great story:

    Air Force One had just landed in Manchester, N.H., on a brisk Tuesday morning last month when President Obama made an admission to Valerie B. Jarrett, his close friend and senior adviser.

    “I just called Reggie,” Mr. Obama said. It was his first domestic trip without Reggie Love, the former Duke University basketball player who had been his constant companion and presidential “body man” until he left in November to study for his M.B.A. full time. “I miss him,” the president confessed.

    Thank you, smartypants :)

  10. 36 hopefruit2
    December 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I’m keeping an eye on Hardball Tweety. We all know that he LOVES this birtherism stuff, never misses an opportunity to discuss at length whenever someone even hints that they might be engaging in birtherism – jokingly or seriously. So let’s see if Tweety uses his opportunity to jump on Matt Romney’s recent oops….if not, then we KNOW that Tweety is getting hush money from Bain Capital via MSNBC somehow.

  11. 37 Byo
    December 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Does anyone have the address of the campaign? I can only send money by mail(I lost the info from my last contribution).Thanks guys!

  12. December 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    see – gone for the rest of the day and look what i miss! Chips that dialogue with that Ron Paul supporter was funny and surreal at the same time :shock:

  13. December 30, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    LOVE this!

  14. 53 anniebella
    December 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    That is a great sign of Willard and his friends.

  15. 54 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    OH WTF you batshit crazy old man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/with-mixed-results-ron-paul-tries-to-terrify-small-town-iowa.php?ref=fpa

    Paul warned of the pro-United Nations lobby coming to take control of your property:

    If you want to use your property, you have to get a lot of permits. If you’re in the development business, from the low-level all the way to the top, you have to get permission from the federal government…I’m fearful because some people would like us to go all the way to the UN and have the UN controlling our lands, too.

    Psycho babbling idiot!

    • 55 Linda
      December 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      That is one of Alex Jones’s conspiracy theories.

      • 56 desertflower
        December 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

        This guy is FULL of conspiracy theories!

        • 57 Obama Grandmama
          December 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm

          Now that I am reading more about Ron Paul on here I am beginning to understand why my brother seems so crazy. He is a long time Ron Paul fan. He is also into lots of conspiracy theories. I didn’t know most of them were coming from Ron Paul. Now I get it!

    • 58 Betsy
      December 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      That’s inexcusable. He should be stopped from scaring old people. They should have more sense than to believe what he says.

      • 59 jacquelineoboomer
        December 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm

        I’m 65 and I don’t believe him, but think of all the seniors who believed all the “death panel” crap around the time of health care reform and joined the so-called tea party. You are right – it’s inexcusable, despicable, and deplorable.

  16. 60 Bill
    December 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Joe Madison told Rev. Al that he and Doug Wilder predict Hillary will replace Joe Biden as the VP candidate. The Rev. did not like the idea saying “if it is not broken why fix it?”.

    • 61 hopefruit2
      December 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      Many of these older Black AAs have a thing for Hillary Clinton. I’m not sure what exactly is driving it. The bottom line is that they are clueless as HELL.

      • 62 isonprize
        December 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm

        The middle of last summer, I opened my hotel. The name? “Come in, sit down and shut up” Hotel. Similar to the “Hotel California”, it’s a lovely place, such a lovely place. You can check out any time you like but you can never leave.

        . I invite Joe Madison and Doug Wilder, along with Tweety. Ron Racist Paul, Michele ‘Bats#$%t: Bachman, Little Ricky Santorum, Herman KochCain, Leroy Three’s a Charm Gingrich, Willard Mittens Romney have already checked in,

        Cenk So full of himself, and Ariana HuffnPuff have adjoining suites. Bill Clinton and Fast Eddie Rendell are busy making special reservations. Their rooms will need wider and taller doorways.

        I’m sure there are others who have made their reservations on-line. I haven’t checked with the desk lately…

        • 63 jacquelineoboomer
          December 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

          I’d be happy to volunteer to lose their luggage at the front desk, if ya want. :)

          • December 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

            Even if you take away the fact that VP Biden has been stellar in his job and doesn’t deserve the disrespect of speculating this nonsense, why would anyone advocate choosing Hillary as VP at this point, as an election year strategy? If African American “leaders” are saying they are behind Hillary, but they are already 95%+ behind President Obama, then doesn’t it make more sense to keep VP Biden to attract the working class voters? What sense would it make to cater to votes you already have? And how do they advise managing Bill Clinton and his waywardness?

        • 65 Roberta in MN
          December 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

          LOL you are too funny. Can I check in to see what else they would be up to or are you going to need a maid to clean up after them? :)

        • 66 mb32
          December 31, 2011 at 3:43 am

          Totally agree. All of them can have a seat. Few months ago there was something going around on Twitter called the have a seat movement. These guys need to join. A twitter friend used the graphic below (hopefully it will show up :) ), I told her I was going to start tweeting it to people, especially those who need to SIT DOWN :D

          [IMG]http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc2/mrbrisingsun/Screenshot2011-12-29at90635PM.png[/IMG]

      • December 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm

        If you’re not sure then you shouldn’t make statements like that. As an “older” AA, I kinda resent your implication tat we’re clueless. I wonder when we became that. Maybe it was after we were chased by cops with dogs. Or was it when we were arrested for going to a whites only diner. How about getting beaten with billy clubs.
        I guess any of those could reduce our level of critical thinking, huh?

        • 70 isonprize
          December 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

          Ooooh, yardarm. I saw that but let it slide. (Love you, hopefruit2!!!) Yardarm, of course, you are right. That’s the danger of the “30 sec sound bite” times we live in and the assumptions that folks make about a group of people. I remember during the ’08 primary, I met a woman at an Obama meeting. She made and sold buttons that said “Another old white lady for Obama” She wore it proudly and donated all proceeds to the campaign. (She sold a bunch of ‘em at that meeting!!) She said she just got tired of people just assuming that because she was ‘mature” white woman, she must be supporting Hillary.

          But this is also why I love this site. WE LEARN SO MUCH FROM EACH OTHER!!! Peace,

          Obama/Biden 2012

        • 72 hopefruit2
          December 30, 2011 at 8:16 pm

          Sorry yardarm for the careless generalization, I should have made myself clearer. Many of the older AAs who make rounds in the MSM punditry and political sphere seem to have a thing for Hillary Clinton. That is who I had in mind – not just older AAs as a whole.

          • 73 isonprize
            December 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

            Hopefruit2, That’s cuz that’s who is “allowed” on TV these days. It seems that the network “news” programs search high and low for any black person or person of color (looking at YOU! Michele Malkin….. wow, is she’s a nutcase) who have some personal issue about not supporting Pres. Obama. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Doug Wilder, Corny and Travesty have a suite at my hotel too!!! :lol: :lol:

            • 74 L3
              December 30, 2011 at 9:50 pm

              I would love to know what is it about the Clintons that inspire such loyalty. I just don’t get it. I voted for Clinton twice because he was the Democratic nominee, not out of any great affection for he or Hillary. I also knew that if she ran for President, I would be looking to support someone else because I did not want Bill anywhere near the Whitehouse again and in a country of over 300 million people surely there must be another family besides the Bush’s and the Clinton’s who could produce a president, but if she were the nominee I would’ve voted for her. Thank God for PBO because I supported him from the very beginning, having followed his career from when he was a state Senator running for the U.S. Senate.

              I also have the dubious distinction of knowing who Bill Clinton was before he hit the national political scene also. I was a student at a small historically black college, Grambling State University, located in northeast Louisiana. It was a very rural area without many television stations. However, I was close enough to Arkansas to pick up one of their stations and there he was, Bill Clinton on the news just about everyday. I didn’t have much of an opinion about him as a 17-year-old freshman, but as soon as he hit national politics, I knew exactly who he was.

              The only thing I can think of regarding this Clinton loyalty is maybe its rooted in the fact that the grand plan of her running for the presidency, likely began when she was still first lady and then through the 8 year W. debacle. I guess if you were laying the groundwork for close to 10 years, it must have been a stunning and stinging disappointment for them to watch PBO run a fantastic campaign and deny her, Bill and all their cronies a prize that they thought was already theirs.

    • 75 Linda
      December 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      Good Grief…..I was watching…..

      • 76 Bill
        December 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm

        It was odd that Joe Madison brought Gov. Wilder’s opinion into the conversation.

        • 77 vero804
          December 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm

          I wrote on here the other day that Madison had Wilder on recently to resurrect his problem of the president not choosing a black man for the Supreme Court vacancies he had so far.

          The thing about Joe Madison is that he’s old school. He’s very loyal to old school black figures and despite the fact that he’s positive on the president, there’s always a skepticism in his support for the president. So, he’s always willing to throw out nonsense like he did tonight on Rev Al’s show, especially if he got it from one of his old school connects.

          • December 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm

            I’ve had enough of the “old school” bashing. There was a time when old school was respected in this country. What the do they know anyway. If we don’t agree we you, we must have a reason. With that i’ll say: “I’m outta here, stuff a sock in it!”

            • 79 vero804
              December 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

              I was absolutely not “old school bashing.” I was simply stating what Joe says all of the time on his show…that he supports those in the movement and in the struggle who have been there for a long time. I do too. In showing his support, he tends to let them have a lot of leeway in saying questionable things against the president out of that deference.

              That’s all I’m saying. I have the utmost respect for my elders and those that came before me and struggled so I can be where I am today. That respect isn’t lost when I point out a certain level of disrespect some of my elders have for younger black folks who are in the struggle now, like our fine president.

              • 80 EDP4BHO
                December 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm

                Good response vero. There is no generalizing as I see it, but a lot of “old school” folks do operate out of their shared struggles. I don’t see the harm in saying so. It is what it is, and this is not to denigrate anyone. I personally wish that these predictors would pay respect to that old schooler named Joe Biden, who has served us and the President very well. Also, I am so tired of all the one-issue voters out there. I did not vote for Barack Obama based on any one issue, but on the range he presented…..a little bit of something for everyone’s benefit. If my own son can’t lose my support for all the things he has defied me on (gave me gray hairs, for real), there’s no way I would have a stricter standard for a man who has to represent myriad voices, all against all manner of vehemence. Didn’t mean to babble, but I am tired and very disappointed in those 2 older men, who given their history of struggle, should know the hardship of GWB- that is not number 43, but “governing while black”. To be frank, Madison and Wilder get no more respect from me. Old asswipes !!

              • 81 L3
                December 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm

                Respect is a two-way street and Yardarm you must know that many of these old school politicians showed PBO very little respect during 08 and some like Wilder are still at it. There is no reason we should accord them any great respect when they don’t accord PBO any.

                • December 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm

                  That was not my issue. Rash generalizations about old folks being assholes is mine. At the ripe old age of 71, I think I’ve earned the right to disagree with someone without being summarily dismissed. Although, in this case, I think that Biden is perfect where he is. I am, however, willing to look at all view points before I move on.
                  Madison and Wilder have pay some dues and so has Biden but not at the same club. Nothing in the world can change that.
                  At one time I thought this site was a place where like minded folks could congregate not denigrate.
                  I guess I’m idealistic old “ass wipe”.

                  • 83 vero804
                    December 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

                    For the record I didn’t call anyone an ass wipe, nor denigrate anyone. If that’s the interpretation from my comments, you are wrong.

                  • 85 L3
                    December 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

                    I think you are being a little too sensitive. None of those comments about older AAs or old school politicians were directed at you. If someone makes a generalization that does not apply to you then it’s not about you, it’s about the individuals in question (Madison and Wilder).

                    • December 30, 2011 at 10:48 pm

                      Too sensitive you say? I’ve earned that right. Too bad you can’t legislate emotions, hmmm?

                    • 87 L3
                      December 31, 2011 at 9:23 am

                      I’m not trying to legislate emotions. I’m just trying to understand how a statement obviously not directed at you and clearly directed to Wilder and Madison (and other AAs and “old school” Clintonites who disrespect PBO) became so offensive to you. Those of us who visit this blog regularly know from your comments that you have great respect for PBO and great wisdom to impart.

    • December 30, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Joe can go screw himself! No way, no how is PBO doing that bullshit. Win or lose(highly unlikely) Joe B is gonna be on that fucking ticket! If I hear this emoprog bullshit one more time, I’m gonna go off. Can’t believe that old fool!

    • 92 ChristiMtl
      December 30, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      I usually like Joe Madison but he’s dead wrong on that one.

      I find their obsession very disrespectful of VP Biden.

      I can just imagine if HC was VP, the PUMAS would credit her for all the good, completely dismissing President Obama’s work and would blame him for the rest. They never acknowledge the good that the President does anyway, it’s never good enough but it would be a love fest for HC if she was VP.

      The hell with them,.

      Ed Rendell, Robert Reich, Joan Walsh and cie

      Even if VP Biden would decide that he doesn’t want the job anymore, there’s no way President Obama would choose Hillary Clinton. Not with her husband around, He has an ego the size of Chris Christie’s waist and he always want to be in the limelight. No way,.

      • 93 vero804
        December 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

        It’s completely disrespectful to Joe Biden, and you know what? Rev Al called him on it when he stated that VP Biden has done a good job – the point is there is no rational reason to fire the man when he’s been 100% with this president and an asset in ways we’ll probably never know.

        If the president were to suddenly ditch VP Biden for Sec Clinton, I would really look down on the president for being too calculated and disloyal. However, there’s no worry that this fake, media-made scenario would occur, so we’re all good.

        • 94 EDP4BHO
          December 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

          “If the president were to suddenly ditch VP Biden for Sec Clinton, I would really look down on the president for being too calculated and disloyal”
          :-D I followed your last post. I think it is sickening the way so many are acting like VP Biden isn’t even a factor in any successes PBO has had. Really disgraceful. I could tolerate politics before there was cable. Now we get 24/7 bullshit and hate, like Christmas didn’t just happen. So much for the spirit of Christ, bunch of wusses, and I’m being kind.

          • 95 L3
            December 30, 2011 at 10:02 pm

            They seem to think it would excite the “base” but let me tell you I’m part of that base and it would piss me off. The reason I hoped PBO would not select Hillary as VP in 08 is still the same, Bill and her supporters are so rabidly power hungry that I believe they would do anything to make her president, if you know what I mean.

      • December 30, 2011 at 7:56 pm

        I, too, have always liked/respected Joe Madison’s comments. However, this time–RIDICULOUS!!!!! I agree with Rev. Al: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    • 97 defytheodds
      December 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      As cool as HRC seems to be in her current job, no way should/will Joe be removed from the ticket. Also, just the thought of having BC that close to the White House, on a daily basis, gives me a Donald Trump’ hairdo size headache. We love you Joe & Jill!
      Obama/Biden 2012

    • 99 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Bill – I saw that. Rev. Al was superb. With his deadpan expression, he said why replace Joe Biden, who’s doing a great job? Then he said, if it is not broken, why fix it? He totally shut down Joe Madison (and – from a distance – Doug Wilder). I’m so very, very pleased that Rev. Al has his own show on MSNBC. We need to send him congrats via an email or a tweet, since he closed out his 2011 shows tonight!

    • 100 Cha
      December 30, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      From what I’ve read from Wilder lately..it’s not very smart for Joe Madison to be throwing his “predictions” in with him.

      Too many people just love to stir up shite.

      Good question, Rev Al! Not only not broken but running VERY WELL!

    • 101 Dudette
      December 31, 2011 at 12:53 am

      I saw that too. Dumb idea.

      If she wants to remain in public service after her stint as SOS, Hillary should be put on the Supreme Court (preferably replacing Scalia, Thomas or Roberts), not the VP.

  17. 102 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/ron-pauls-newsletters-where-was-texas/2011/12/29/gIQAPKbwQP_blog.html?hpid=z3

    “Angry White Man: The Bigoted Past of Ron Paul” appeared in the New Republic on Jan. 8, 2008. It amplified our understanding of just how petty and hateful Paul or his ghostwriters are. The piece’s nut graph is helpful:

    [W]hoever actually wrote them, the newsletters I saw all had one thing in common: They were published under a banner containing Paul’s name, and the articles (except for one special edition of a newsletter that contained the byline of another writer) seem designed to create the impression that they were written by him–and reflected his views. What they reveal are decades worth of obsession with conspiracies, sympathy for the right-wing militia movement, and deeply held bigotry against blacks, Jews, and gays. In short, they suggest that Ron Paul is not the plain-speaking antiwar activist his supporters believe they are backing–but rather a member in good standing of some of the oldest and ugliest traditions in American politics.

    Maybe someone ought to Tweet KC and let her know….

  18. December 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Kelly Clarkson statement-

    “Man my eyes have been opened to so much hate tonight. If y’all ever disagree with something I say please don’t feel the need to attack me. I will listen to what you say and any articles or viewpoints you have when you say it with respect. Being hateful is not a healthy way to get people to see or hear you. I was raised to respect people and their decisions and beliefs and I hope you will grant me the same decency. If you don’t agree with me simply unfollow me. It’s really that easy. I hope you don’t because I would love the chance to hear what you have to say but if you’re so blinded by hate you can’t seek peace and progress then that is your unfortunate prerogative.”

    Lol!

    • December 30, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      “Blinded by hate”—– isn’t that the pot calling the kettle back? The fact that she supports the biggest kkk groupie is disgusting.

    • 107 vero804
      December 30, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Damn…what did people say to her? I must’ve missed something.

        • December 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

          Anyone can get on Twitter and pose as something they aren’t. A Rep can use the hate mode to give the impression they are Dem. It works both ways. She’s right in that fact that if we speak kindly explaining our reason, she said she would listen. When posting, before I send I have to think “How would President Obama handle this?” or Michelle. Hang on tight everyone this is going to be a doosie of a year and it is easy to give wrong impressions. I know when I go to gratefulness.org. I have a difficult time calming myself down to post a decent prayer. I have a difficult time not slamming away over the crazies.

          • December 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm

            Oh, I want to add. I am not one of her fans and have never listened to her. I feel no simpatico.

          • 111 vero804
            December 30, 2011 at 7:44 pm

            Yeah, I feel the need to unload when I see silliness, but I’ve learned to take a step back and try to be calm and rational. I cannot tell you how many times I have written something out of anger or frustration or some other negative emotion, and then stepped away, came back to it, and realized it was just too much and wasn’t going to lead to any productive understanding.

            I have a twitter account, and I don’t use it mainly because I can’t really keep to the small number of words they allow. I use my account mainly to retweet or follow others.

      • December 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        She mumbled something about supporting Ron Paul because she believes in less government, whatever that is, blah, blah, blah.

    • 115 cindy sweatt
      December 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      Fill me in. What did kelly clarkson say?

    • 117 defytheodds
      December 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      KC what a joke you’re; you sound as air-headed as Matt R. today with his birthers none sense.

    • 118 Cha
      December 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      Ron Paul is the one blinded by hate, ms clarkson.

      I wonder who is tweeted “hate” to her? mitt romney moppers? ginch guys? bachmann backers? santorum “saints”? Ohh, perry pricks?

  19. 119 Canuck Joyce
    December 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Hi TOD family, I’ve been a lurker here for 2 years, only commented once or twice. I won’t tell you how addicted I am to this website and have no intention of stopping this :D
    I love POTUS and the First Family as if they were my own (I can’t explain it). I fund-raised online for PBO in 2008 through OFA, though nothing like Donna, Chips or BWD.

    Happy New Year to all! May 2012 bring us inner peace, joy, wisdom and another 4 for #44.

    I need to ask a favor from you guys: would any of you kind souls buy me a PBO calendar via OFA store? I can’t do it myself because I’m not a US citizen (though I’m in my heart since Barack the blessed run for POTUS). I’d send you the money via Paypal.
    It would make this Canuck very very happy.

    I’m very hopeful for next year. Like I did in 2008, I will keep picturing Barack winning on election night, pray for his safety and for the american people to come through. It may seem that we are in a war but please always remember that you are on the Light side. You are a Light warrior!

    Thank you miss Chips and all the commentators for this warm, welcoming place. Much Love & Blessings to you all :)

    • 120 Uche
      December 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Welcome to the family CJ…you’re posts are more than needed now as we start to negotiate the home stretch for Nov 2012.

    • 121 Pamela
      December 30, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      Chips? Did anyone offer to help this lovely Canadian PBO supporter? If not, please let me know how I can reach her, as I have 2 calendars, and would be more than happy to GIVE her one. In ’08, and again this year, for 2012, I have sent teeshirts over to France for Helene…… It is a way I can spread support for PBO around the world; took lapel pins to Australia for friends there as well…. This is something I LOVE to do for the campaign, as they cannot legally buy stuff and I can!

    • December 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      Hello Joyce, thrilled to have you here!

      In case you missed the very lovely Pamela’s comment in the ‘Partners’ thread, she wants to send you an Obama/Biden 2012 calendar!

      http://theobamadiary.com/2011/12/30/partners-3/#comment-207031

      Could you email me at theobamadiary@gmail.com and give me your address? I could then give it to Pamela so she could mail you the calendar.

      Thanks Joyce ;-)

      • 123 Canuck Joyce
        December 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        Hi Pamela,

        Thank you so much for you generosity. I replied to you on the other thread. God bless you love!

        Miss Chipstick, I emailed you my info. The words are not enough to thank you for the great service you’re doing with this website.

        You made my year with this gift!

        Love you all

  20. 124 LOL
    December 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    CHiP—-what happened to Friday’s Good? Let’s send 2011 off with a bang :)

  21. December 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Some dumbass on Rev Al predicted that the biggest surprise of 2012 will PBO switching Joe for Hillary. What a fucking asshole! If I hear that bullshit one more time……..fucking emoprog shithead bastards. :x

    • December 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      I heard Joe Madison saying that crap. Of course he said that he had been talking to Ole Doug Wyler.

      • December 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm

        This is the problem for me, DID THEY TALK TO PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BARACK OBAMA ABOUT THIS???! He’s the one who makes that decision, not former Governor L.Douglas Wilder. You know, this is the problem with some of these OLD Clintonites. They act as though President Obama is some child, needing to be coddled and guided by their “wise” instruction. Yet, unlike President Obama, none of them have been nominated as President, nor have won, so really I don’t get why these people just believe that would happen, when Barack Obama REPEATEDLY said it wouldn’t. I know they are trying to give hints, but they need to TAKE. A. HINT. You are not the presumed power brokers anymore.

      • 130 anniebella
        December 30, 2011 at 8:10 pm

        I use to respect Joe Madison, that respect went down some tonight by him keep pushing this Hillary becoming VP crap. It won’t happen Joe.

  22. December 30, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    CHA-CHING

  23. December 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Not one democrat on the sunday shows.

    I guess it’s because they must think the President is not running,, that he is kidding us all.

    Man alive!

    • 143 maritza
      December 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      Well, I don’t mind because the more they (GOP) talk the more they step in shit. And most people do not watch cable anyway.

    • 144 vero804
      December 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      I kind of agree with st. roscoe and others who are wondering if DWS just doesn’t care that our side is so poorly represented on these shows. I don’t watch them, but many do so we really should have our side on there counterbalancing the GOP propaganda. I don’t think it’s a good thing.

  24. 145 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    A nice economic outlook :)

    http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2011/12/economic_recovery_why_good_things_are_about_to_start_happening_again_.html

    Still, the application of economic theory should be able to help us avoid the commonplace error of simply assuming that the future will be like the past, that after 18 months of sluggish growth we’re due for sluggish growth to continue. The conventional wisdom is that the relatively strong growth in the fourth quarter was a false dawn, and the economy is destined to stall out. This is mistaken. Some tragic unforeseen disaster could hit us, but if it doesn’t we should be in for a string of increasingly strong quarters and accelerating growth that put us back on the path to full employment.

  25. December 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I’m seeing the same “we gotta switch Hillary for Joe” idiocy on twitter so I’ve been pushing back and remembered this as well:

    http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066099,00.html

    Love the photo and Rahm’s candid assessment.

    • 147 vero804
      December 30, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks for that…Joe Biden is a great VP and anyone suggesting ANYONE replace him on the ticket is disrespecting him and playing dumb DC inside politics, rather than making an honest assessment.

      • December 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm

        It’s also something PBO would never do.

        • December 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

          Pres. Obama would never even consider it, and Michelle would kill him if he did. If Joe legit wanted to retire, I don’t even think Sec. Clinton would be the best choice on the ticket. I just don’t get what she brings given she was more centrist than Pres Obama and more of a war hawk – why are progressives clamoring for this – just exposing themselves as not-so-secret PUMA’s? Her State Department resume adds nothing to the incumbent President ticket and her high polling numbers would crash down the moment she re-entered the political arena again.

          Pres. Obama would be seen as dumping Biden and it would be a net negative move.

          • 150 isonprize
            December 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm

            It’s distraction. That’s all it is. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE.

            • 151 susanne
              December 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm

              yes–somebody’s trying to divide us, and get us sniping at each other. we’re too smart and love each other too much to let that happen.

          • 152 Obama Grandmama
            December 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

            Besides Hillary has more negatives than Biden with voters. I think she would just bring more reasons not to vote for the ticket.

          • 153 mb32
            December 31, 2011 at 4:22 am

            Love your analysis and its so spot on. For PBO to switch would suggest major problems with his campaign. It would be a sign of weakness. And it would give media hacks what they want: drama, juicy copy to write. I also think one of the reasons for the Hillary push is that they don’t want Biden running in 2016 – he’s kinda indicated that he’s considering it. If they push him out now it clears the field for “their candidate.” I say let Joe stay and let him run in 2016 if he wants. His VP pick could then be the heir apparent. But the Clintonites know if that happens their grip on power will be completely gone. They can’t stand it that PBO and VPB don’t consult them, give them access, etc.

            Also, reading Helene Coopers’ recent drivel in the NYT had me smh…I don’t blame PBO for not wanting to schmooze with these snakes, even the ones on our side of the aisle. They’ve been questioning his leadership for day one. He tried to have cocktail hours, parties and let people ride on AF1 early in his term. But what good did that do? Dems and Repubs still attacked him and his leadership. I know networking and building relationships is a key part of influencing and moving people to your side, but honestly, I can’t really blame PBO for wanting to keep his distance. VPB should keep his distance too considering those long daggers aiming for his back.

    • December 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      Not to mention that the VP needs to start separating themselves from the President if they plan to run themselves the next cycle. If Hillary does plan on running in 2016, her best bet is to step down from State Department, retire to a swing state to teach in a midsize college and start a global charity to empower women into politics. In two years time if she still has the bug for one more run then she comes out of retirement where she could criticize Pres Obama on issues to try and set herself up for a 2016 run.

      I think she’d be the ideal VP candidate for Dem nominee in 2016 if she didn’t want to run for the better part of 2 years for the top job nominee. I think there is a real chance that Petraus will be GOP VP nominee in 2016.

      Jeb Bush/Petraeus vs Cuomo/Clinton

      • 155 vero804
        December 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

        NO…I want to see Martin O’Malley on the ticket somewhere in 2016.

        • 156 jacquelineoboomer
          December 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

          Sounds good to me. Love Martin O’Malley. Love his warmth and intelligence. We certainly have the warm and intelligent folks on our side, don’t we?

      • 157 jacquelineoboomer
        December 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        SR – There’s no need for any Dem nominee in 2016 to “criticize Pres Obama” to get elected. First, they won’t be running against him. Second, his record will be firmly in place by then, justifying and validating how great of a choice he was in ’08 and ’12.

        Cuomo as a presidential candidate with Clinton as VP running mate? I can’t see that, at all.

        • 158 Chi
          December 31, 2011 at 7:14 am

          Thanks for that JoB…

          Would it not make sense for any Democrat to piggy back on the groundwork already laid by President Obama…

          This presumption that unfounded criticism and fake attacks on your Democratic president whom you wish to replace would somehow be a winning strategy is simply preposterous …

          I know that I will not be supporting or voting for anyone who even remotely attacks or criticizes the hard earned legacy of President Obama…

  26. 159 JoJothecat
    December 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I saw the article about Newtie braking down and crying after Frank Luntz asked him about his mama…it was obviously staged.

    • December 30, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      Yeah…… its not going to be a comparison to Hillary. More apt comparison is him……..

    • December 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Newt will do anything to get attention. Now he’s trying the Copper John tears. They don’t work for John, why does he think they will work for him. He crying because he is slipping, slipping in the polls. :lol: :lol:

      • 163 JoJothecat
        December 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

        When “the boner” cried, people had sympathy for him because he was new on the scene and most americans did not know him. Now that they DO know him, most people can’t stand him. People KNOW Newt and they know what a “hard ass” he was with Clinton and Hillary. They KNOW Newt is NO Shrinking Violet and to pretend he’s this tender old grandfather is full of bull..no ones gonna buy it.

  27. December 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    All I can say about this Clinton obsession is that Lincoln bedroom must have been something else.

  28. 167 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    This is old, but I’m glad he did it

    @LukeRussert
    Luke Russert
    Due to #Obama ‘s healthcare reform law, 2.5 million young adults have gained health insurance: bit.ly/uAbgB1
    14 Dec via Twitter for BlackBerry®
    Retweeted by nextgenjournal and 100+ others

  29. 169 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Seriously?

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/andrea-mitchell-cites-recent-gallup-poll-t

    Naturally Mrs. Greenspan was more than happy to report that this is supposed to show that most Americans are ideologically aligned with Mitt Romney and that President Obama was further to the left than most of the public.

    • 170 desertflower
      December 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      One comment I particularly liked:

      Polls and the corporate media’s immediate instinct to jump all over their results in order to push one of their favorite memes, that America is a “center-right” country…

      What gets me is they pimp this “center-right country” crap when never in a million years would a center right country elect Barack Obama as president.

      Here we have a young black man, hip, urban, educated, liberal, worldly, possessing at least a modicum of street smarts. And what is this country’s reaction to this man?

      This country elects him president.

      That’s not the action of a center-right nation; that’s the action of a center-left nation.

      When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in excess body fat & carrying a misspelled sign. Also, this <<<<<<<<<< How true!

  30. 173 ChristiMtl
    December 30, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I saw that on twitter:

    “The agenda of the president sucks and is deeply Republican.” — Cenk, today.

    Ok this jerk is losing it…..Shame on Al Gore……Screw Current TV….

    • 174 vero804
      December 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      What does that even mean??? For real? “He sucks and it’s sooooo Republican.” That’s some deep analysis there, Cenk. I hated that guy when he had his radio show on Air America a few years ago. He was given the boot for a reason.

    • 175 Cha
      December 31, 2011 at 12:15 am

      cenky left himself wide open with that gopropaganda shite served up with assholic profiteering wing bullshit. cenk sucks and is deeply sociopathic.

      An Inconvenient Truth. cenk is going to bring down current tv.

  31. 176 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Mittens, hard at work trying to be like a “normal” person:

    ”I saw the young man over there with eggs Benedict, with hollandaise sauce. And I was going to suggest to you that you serve your eggs with hollandaise sauce in hubcaps. Because there’s no plates like chrome for the hollandaise.” -Mitt Romney at a New Hampshire diner,speaking to the owner.
    it’s actually a pretty good pun, but he delivered it like a robot.

  32. 187 vero804
    December 30, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Wow…just watched the clip of Andrea Mitchell’s interview with Mittens when the issue of him releasing his tax returns came up. He was awkward and just plain shady. He wouldn’t even commit to releasing them if he were president. He would “consider” it. Strange…what’s he hiding? Like Andrea said, we all know he’s very wealthy.

    • December 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      I think Josh at TPM nailed it this morning. Mittens has a big problem revealing his tax liability. He’s more than likely the Poster Boy for the Buffett Rule. He probably pays less taxes than the janitor. So he will do everything he can to forestall releasing this information in any way, shape or form.

  33. 197 Pamela
    December 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Oh, man, I am three threads behind, I suspect i will never catch up, but, very glad to be home, kitty in my lap, and TWO whole days off! VaHoo!

    Hi y’all!

  34. 198 maritza
    December 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Let’s see if this works:

    • 199 desertflower
      December 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      God Bless this amazing man! THANK YOU, VP BIDEN! Love you!

      • December 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm

        I LOVE JOE. He’s the real deal. A man with a big heart and an honest soul. A loyal man who is serving our President brilliantly.

        Just think about all the hard work he’s done on the details of implementing the Recovery Act. All the work he’s done on the drawdown in Iraq. All the interference he’s run with the Senate. All the work on violence against women. I could go on and on but you certainly get the picture.

        • December 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

          I love and appreciate VP Joe Biden. I have followed him since my early career. He is a decent and wonderful match for POB. I also believe that they both have a deep respect for each other. They are friends as well as POTUS and VPOTUS, In fact, just last recently, POB introduced VP Joe Biden as his friend. It was a tender moment.

          I Love Joe Biden, our beloved VP.

          • 202 Obama Grandmama
            December 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

            Me too. I think this President and VP are closer and so respectful for one another as compared with past administrations. I think it is great !! I know that PBO gets along with many people but I cannot see that kind of rapport with Hillary. I also think Jill Biden and Michelle have done great work together and cannot see that happening with Bill Clinton. It would be too weird having a former Prez being a VP spouse. He would not fit into that role even if he tried.

          • December 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

            HZ, in that article Rahm says they formed a deep bond as a result of all they’ve been through together. Crisis after crisis, trial after trial. I see a lot of respect and affection for one another. I bet they both mentor each other, which is very, very special.

        • 204 jacquelineoboomer
          December 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

          And what I love about the relationship between Joe and the President is that – if you listen carefully – when Joe is interviewed, he starts out using the first person (“I did this”) but then very quickly changes it to “We did this,” etc. To me, that means that President Obama is confident enough to not only let Joe get totally involved in issues and take his own credit, but so much so that Joe has no problem taking credit – before he remembers to share it with the boss. Ha ha.

          Hope you followed that, since I wasn’t very succinct!

      • 205 JoJothecat
        December 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm

        Co-Sign. During the 2007/2008 primaries my first pick was Joe Biden, but after IA or the next contest he bowed out. VP Joe Biden is the only Senator who is not a millionaire and raising just enough probably to get re-elected. Unlike so many in Congress, he does not serve to get rich and be a millionaire.

        • 206 jacquelineoboomer
          December 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm

          Joe was my first pick, too, very early in the primary cycle. I lived in New Jersey most of my adult life and watched Joe on Philly stations all the time, since they covered his efforts as a Senator on behalf of Delaware. Plus, I’m Irish and fell in love with his storytelling a long, long time ago!!!

      • 207 Cathy from MN
        December 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

        We need Joe Biden as VP; President Obama needs Joe Biden as VP —- someone absolutely solid with a clear view of reality and a willingness to straight talk. Every President needs someone they can trust to tell them the real story and who has the President’s best interests as #1. We love Joe!

      • 208 Dudette
        December 31, 2011 at 1:36 am

        Love me some Joe Biden!

  35. 209 maritza
    December 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    • 210 desertflower
      December 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      My point exactly. Shallow, empty out of touch with normal people…99% of us aren’t in his stratosphere. Disconnected.

  36. 211 vero804
    December 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    “Ahhhh….shucky ducky as the man would say!” – Herb Cain.

    – Is it wrong that I kinda miss him? LOL.

  37. December 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Completely off topic, but I know I’m in my winter mode when I watch college football ALL DAMNED DAY LONG. Don’t watch American football the rest of the year; but get me to the bowl games and the NFL playoffs and I’m there. Sad in a way, yet comforting.

  38. 219 desertflower
    December 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Must read

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2011/12/30/video-dear-gop-this-is-who-you-trust-and-admire-really/

    I listened today as Chris Matthews ticked off reasons why people would vote against President Obama in November. They included “voting against the guy who is the source of all the divisiveness.” And by “the guy” they mean President Obama, not the GOP guy(s) and gal(s) who obstructed him at every turn and who thought it should be Priority One to make him a one term president. That’s right, Matthews opined that people would vote against the president in order to avoid future rancor against… the president.

    He also listed the rabid anti-Obama types, of course, as well as the independents who will swing back to voting Republican, plus the disaffected, disappointed Dems who will either vote against him by voting for someone else or not vote at all. In addition, there are fewer new voters who, as was the case in 2008, would be compelled to vote for that brand new, exciting candidate (because there are none); and let’s not forget the disenfranchised.

    • 220 Mae who love our CIC
      December 31, 2011 at 1:48 am

      Chris Matthews is so bored with himself and his job. He and his coworkers have to manufacture controversy to make their employment palatable.

      And we are devoting a lot of talk about the Vice President spot on the 2012 ticket. First of all there is not a change and there won’t be any changes. The media is trying to create controversy for the Democrats. It just a ploy to divide the votes. Now that we reconciled our differences in 2008 they are not happy.
      Just why would President Obama give himself an unnecessary headache by replacing VP Joe Biden.
      If HC could be VP the media would give her all the credit and none to President Obama.
      The reason HC handlers are pushing the VP slot is because she will run 2016. They are trying to position her. She wants the presidency, rather her people wants it for her.

  39. 221 Cindy Sweatt
    December 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Just donated again to Barack Obama campaign. Now I’d better get busy deciding what to wear to dinner with the two of them!!!!!

  40. 222 busbus
    December 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Here is an article that might help to explain why Mitt Romney is not releasing his tax information. He is probably only paying 14% to 15% on taxable income.

    Crooks and Liars – http://crooksandliars.com/jon-perr/no-mystery-about-romneys-taxes-and-tax-plan


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