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rise and shine

Morning everyone ;-) Will catch up later.


169 Responses to “rise and shine”


    • February 20, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Fastest ever!!!

      Morning LOL, morning everyone – will post news and stuff asap!

      • 3 Pamela
        February 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

        Oh, pretty sure I will never keep up today, but am here in all my glorious Spirit! :)

      • 4 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        February 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

        HE’LL STEP EVEN HIGHER WHEN HIS GIRLS COME HOME. WHEN DO THEY GET BACK?

        • 5 anniebella
          February 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

          SUE, I imagine FLOTUS and the girls will be home today, because there suppose to be a musical program at the WH Tuesday night. I think it’s tomorrow night, and is that the one where Mick Jagger suppose to be there?

    • 7 LOL
      February 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

      HAHAHAHA…I miss those GOPolitico headlines. And sure indeedy, they never apologized for that “Agent Provacateur” story. They wrote it and used British rags as sources, so I guess that absolves them. Morons. Anywho Happy Monday :)

    • 9 Pamela
      February 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      LOL! you are fast…. I’m 117th!

  1. 10 Mae who love our CIC
    February 20, 2012 at 9:34 am

    yes you are!

  2. February 20, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Good Morning and Good Monday, everyone!

  3. 12 LOL
    February 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I know Tweety can be annoying, but I was laughing so hard at this segment—-beyond funny

  4. 18 symmetry11
    February 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Morning everyone

  5. 19 Proud of Obama
    February 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Good morning, Chips and TOD family! Chips, your GOPolitico is hilarious.

  6. February 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

    HAW! Love the GOPolitico trash! I haven’t been there in a long time but I see their still besides themselves. Heh.

  7. 21 lamh35
    February 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Good morning from NOLA. Happy Lundi Gras. Haven’t been to any parades yet, but check out this pic of Maddie’s first parade. She had a blast I hear. She loves outside and being around people (she’s a charmer!), unlike her godmother i.e. me…LOL.

    • 22 lamh35
      February 20, 2012 at 9:43 am

      FYI, the weather is beautiful and expected to hold up until Mard Grad day…so NOLA is ready to laissez les bon temps rouler!

    • 23 EDP4BHO
      February 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Very cute lamh, and good morning TOD. Lamh, official Mardi Gras starts tomorrow, right? Is this what’s known as Fat Tuesday? I was supposed to be in NOLA but my sister moved back to NC, left me with no place to stay. Ah well, another time. I so wanted to taste the food.

    • 24 vcprezofan2
      February 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Morning Lamh, Maddie sure looks like she doesn’t want to miss any of the action. Have a great, and safe, time yourself!

  8. 25 donna dem 4 obama
    February 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Good Morning TOD and Happy President’s Day to our 44th President

  9. 32 vcprezofan2
    February 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Good Morning, Chips & TODville! Looking out the window I see lots of sunshine and no snow in the driveway, so I’m happy. :lol:

    Have a terrific President’s Day (it is, isn’t it?)!! We are celebrating Family Day, so I really shouldn’t spend all day on the computer. ;)

  10. February 20, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Good morning. Totally see where GOP is coming from. I mean if you remove 45 stars and all the stripes while radically altering the color scheme the two flags look identical. Good job Foxlitico er I mean Politico. Stay focused.

  11. 34 Ladyhawke
    February 20, 2012 at 9:46 am

    What Santorum considers a ‘phony theology’

    By Steve Benen

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    But in many respects, Santorum’s new attack is even more troubling than its face-value ugliness. Since when is it the job of presidential candidates to question others’ theology? The Santorum camp later said he was simply referring to the president’s worldview, but notice that the Republican candidate used the word “theology” four times in three sentences. Santorum was, in other words, trying to make a specific point.

    ==================================

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/20/10457725-what-santorum-considers-a-phony-theology

  12. February 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I didn’t realize until yesterday, that today is officially called “Washington’s Birthday”. There is no offical holiday called President’s Day, although that is the common name given to it.

    • 42 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

      IN MY HEART…IT IS PBO’S DAY…PERIOD! HE’S THE BEST EVER PRESIDENT! THEY BROKE THE MOLD ON THIS ONE!

    • 43 EDP4BHO
      February 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

      Without having to look it up, (though I did just to be sure), it has been ingrained in me from elementary school, that there were 2 celebrations—Lincoln on 2/12; Washington on 2/22. Will never forget the top hat and then the hatchet and cherry tree. We made cutouts to put on our classroom windows. Yes, I showed my age :-D

    • February 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Yes, Japa, when I was in elementary school we got both Lincoln’s birthday and Washington’s birthday off in February–what a treat that was. When they combined two holidays into one President’s Day, we all got cheated of an extra day.

    • 48 Obama Grandmama
      February 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Lincoln was born on Feb 12th and Washington on Feb 22nd. Their birthdays used to be celebrated in elementary classrooms separately and there were no holidays for the Presidents birthdays. Some schools had assemblies and plays. I’m not sure what year the two Presidents birthdays were combined together including honoring all Presidents between the two dates on a Monday in February. It may even be the third Monday in February not sure again, but it usually is closer to Washington’s birthday. It is an official holiday now. My late husband’s birthday was also on Feb 22nd the actual birthday of George Washington.

  13. February 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Good morning TOD family. Happy President’s Day to all and especially our FIIIIIIINNNNNNEEEEE 44th prez.

    O/T: Today our Angel Walker would be 8 years old. This will be a tough day for our family. Our daughter, other grandson and granddaughter just left few minutes ago…..long drive back to Chesapeake…….lots of time for her to think. Prayers asked for and appreciated. I wonder what kind of little boy he would have been……..what would his interests have been……….what would he look like now. I do know he made a huge difference in many lives in his four years and continues to have an affect on people’s lives. Thanks to all of you for love, care and concern when any of this family is hurting.

    • 50 utaustinliberal
      February 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Sending warm comforting thoughts your way tnmtngirl.

    • 51 desertflower
      February 20, 2012 at 10:33 am

      Thinking of you today, tnmtgirl.Hugs to you.

    • 52 57andFemale
      February 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

      I hope that our love comforts you in some small way. I am so sorry for your loss.

    • February 20, 2012 at 11:11 am

      ((((((((((tnmtgirl))))))))))
      .
      Peace and love to you and your family and to Walker’s legacy.

    • 54 Dudette
      February 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Sending love to you and your family tnmtngirl. {{{hugs}}}

    • February 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Tn, what a tough day this is for you. You said a wonderful thing about the difference he made in people’s lives. That’s a good thought to hang on to. We’ll keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Bless you.

    • 56 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      February 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Sending lots of prayers your way. Hope your memories fill you with Love, Peace & Joy.

    • 57 GGail
      February 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Prayers of comfort to you and your family tnmtngirl.

    • February 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Sending you lots of love and prayers, my heart goes out to you and your family. The loss of a child is something that no parent should have to go through. Your Angel sounds like he was a precious little soul. There is nothing that anyone can say to make the heartache go away but I am sure he lives on in all your precious memories. I know we are all different and all grieve and find comfort in different ways but the thing that gets me through the most awful times when I am missing my beautiful angel babies is believing that God is watching over them.

      I hope I am not waffling too much but your post hit home with me as I am a mom of 4 tiny angels and one beautiful boy. Please know that you are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Bless you and your family. ((((hugs)))) to you all.

    • 59 prettyfoot58
      February 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      May the Creator grant you and your family …peace and comfort tnmtngirl…

  14. 60 Ladyhawke
    February 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

    The Prophet Santorum Once Again Clarifies God’s Will

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    By definition, religious fundamentalists genuinely believe that their take on God and humanity is the ultimate truth. That might be an emotionally satisfying place to be for someone of limited sophistication and intellect, but its a very dangerous place to be if you are a politician.
    .
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    Obviously, what the rest of us just don’t understand is that Rick Santorum and other conservative Christians know God’s will better than the rest of us. So only they are qualified to determine what are acceptable religious values and ideals.

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    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/20/the-prophet-santorum-once-again-clarifies-gods-will/

    • 61 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

      IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW YOU TRANSLATE IT…IT ALL GOES BACK TO RIGHT WING FEAR OF ISLAMIC CONTROL…THIS IS THE ROOT OF THEIR HATRED. WHAT’S FUNNY IS…THEY FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL AND THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PUT THEIR TRUST IN THE LORD. ‘FEAR’ IS THEIR WORST ENEMY..PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND GOD TAIN’T SMILING OVER THEIR ACTIONS!

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

      I’m actually floored by these comments. If the truth be told, the president is actually the one who lives a more christen life. They always accuse the president of doing things that they themselves do and are doing. Watch. When they accuse him of something, it’s actually their actions they are referring to.

      It should be against the law for these fools to out and out lie all the time. Where is the integrity in these elections?

      • 66 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        February 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

        DON’T BE FLOORED…I GET IT FROM MY CHURCH MEMBERS…THIS IS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM AND IT HAS NOT CHANGED! THEY ALSO THINK AMERICA HAS BEEN SUFFERING BECAUSE THE COUNTRY HAS THE WRONG LEADERSHIP…THEY ARE WAY OUT IN THE FIELD IN THEIR IDEOLOGY! THEY HAVE PLACED PBO AS THE ANTI-CHRIST AND THIS IS THE ONE THEY BELIEVE OPENS THE DOOR IN REVELATION. THE MORE THE MIDEAST HEATS UP…THE MORE THEY BELIEVE IT. I HAVE MENTIONED THIS MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT ON OBAMA SITES…THIS IS WHERE IT STANDS WITH THESE PEOPLE! NOT ALL CHRISTIANS ARE LIKE THAT…I’M ONE OF THEM AND YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE THE ABUSE I HAVE BEEN THRU BECAUSE I LOVE MY PBO! I WON’T EVEN GO BACK THERE!

        • 67 anniebella
          February 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

          Sue, I wonder if POTUS was a white man would they feel the way they do?

          • 68 SUE DUVALL SMITH
            February 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

            NO…AND THIS MUSLIM CRAP HAS TAKEN OVER THEIR MINDS. DURING THE 2010 ELECTIONS IN INDIANA…YOU SAW CARS WITH OBAMA IS THE ANTI-CHRIST BUMPER STICKERS…THEY ARE ALSO LINING HIM UP WITH WORLD EVENTS IN THE MIDEAST…THEY USE HIM OUT OF ABSOLUTE FEAR OF WHAT IS GOING ON THESE DAYS! FEAR IS THEIR PROBLEM!

    • 69 Cindy Sweatt
      February 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      President Obama spent 20 years in the United Church Of Christ. This is the church I have been raised in. Yes, we study the Bible. No, it is not a phony Bible, but the actual real Bible. The difference that we always say is: You can either take the Bible literally, or you can take it seriously. You can’t do both. We take it seriously. The United Church of Christ moto is “God is Still Speaking.” We don’t just sit in the pew–our feet our moving. President Obama represents our theology perfectly. I am so proud of all the work he has accomplished.

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

      The problem with Santorum besides the fact that he’s running for archbishop instead of President is there’s no there there. After you get past the wedge issues he has no plan for anything and doesn’t know anything. He’d make Bush look like LBJ.

  15. February 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Good morning, guys. Last night I asked if anyone thought Santorum could win and I wasn’t clear enough: I meant the GOP nomination, not the GE. No way in hell this is even a question. My apology! :)

    Haapy President’s Day, family.

    • 73 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

      BACK ATCHA…HAPPY ‘PBO’ DAY…HE’S THE ONLY ONE WORKING!…I LOVE HIM TO PIECES…GET YOUR OWN!

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

      I think so BWD especially if he wins Michigan. There are a ton of southern primaries coming up and things could definitely snowball in his favor.

      He’s exactly what the Republican base wants. Deficient on any ideas that could be construed as actual policy but overflowing with cultural warfare.

    • 75 LOL
      February 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

      I think he can. If you look at the South (TX, GA, LA, MS, AL) all that is ripe for someone like Newt…but his baggage (marriages and congressional history) make him an unlikely vessel for the anyone but Romney group. Santorum’s manufacturing background and his days in PA make him attractive to the folks in the midwest in particular OH and Michigan. Romney lucked out with NH (lived there), FL (snow birds from the East Coast), NV (heavy Mormon population).

      I am still slightly baffled as to why he lost Colorado. Minnesota and Missouri I can see but Colorado…heavy Mormon population, affluent whites- all Romney people. Perhaps the Focus on the Religion folks came out in mass for Santorum.

      Personally, I don’t think anyone will get to that coveted 1000+ delegates by August, but I think Santorum (if he doesn’t commit any major gaffes) will have more than Romney.

      The only solution is probably a Romney-Santorum ticket which means OBAMA-BIDEN 2012 :)

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

      latestpp – mitt trails that nutcase by 4 points 33-37. Better to wait till election eve poll by ppp. they have been goo so far in their last minute predictions.

    • 77 hopefruit2
      February 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

      No, I don’t think Santorum can or will win the GOP nomination. The GOP establishment will make sure of that. The votes will be fixed so that Romney wins -no matter what. Santorum might be on the short list for Romney’s VP though!

      • February 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

        Romney would sure hate that.

      • February 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

        I think you’re right, hopefruit. The GOP establishment will stop at nothing to make sure Santorum does NOT win the nomination. I also think he would be a lousy VP candidate. His being on the Romney ticket would guarantee PA went to Obama/Biden. And Ricky has little crossover appeal beyond the far, far right. He can’t help making extremist statements that frighten anyone near the political center. And he would galvanize Democrats into action.

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:43 am

      It’s all about Michigan. If Robney loses Michigan, then nobody will have 1144 delegates!

    • February 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

      I’m not sure if he can win the GOP nomination — I know he’s not even on the ballot here in VA, and he may have similar organizational problems elsewhere in the country.

      All I know is that I want nasty Ricky to win Michigan sooooooo bad! There would be nothing like seeing Willard lose his so-called home state where he didn’t mind seeing a whole American industry go bankrupt. That would suh-weet! *keeps fingers crossed tightly*

      • 82 Cindy Sweatt
        February 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

        First of all, why in the world would a person running for President not have the smarts to get their name on every ballot. That seems like a no brainer.(I think I answered my own question.) Second, if Willard Michigan, I read that the GOP old guard will then ask Jeb Bush to step up. I also read somewhere that Palin keeps bringing up a contest between her and Jeb Bush. OMG! I thought we were rid of her. Why doesn’t she go write a beauty book for has beens. She should be trying out for some of the reality shows. Maybe one called “The Biggest Bitch.”

  16. February 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Following Progressive Pressure, Apple Supplier FoxConn Increases Wages For Its Employees

    By Adam Peck on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/02/17/428372/progressive-pressure-foxconn-wages/

  17. 85 Melanie
    February 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I see that Politico has left the post “W.H. flies the Labor Flag in Milwaukee” up. When you click on it though it just takes you back to the front page; no article. So they know it’s a lie but refuse to remove it completely. Interesting editorial decision.

  18. 86 utaustinliberal
    February 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

    GM TOD and Chips. Happy President Obama’s Day. I hear Mitt Romney is looking into the mirror right now and realizing he isn’t the fairest one of all.

    Wow! Gasp! You mean to tell me the United States Flag isn’t a communist flag? Next you’ll be telling me unicorns don’t exist.

  19. 87 nintendowii10
    February 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

    GM TOD!!!!!!

  20. February 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

    In case you missed the 60 minute piece last night

    A new jobs program for people trapped in unemployment

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/02/new-jobs-program-for-people-trapped-in.html

  21. 90 mtmarilyn
    February 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Happy President’s Day everyone! It’s a beautiful quiet day here. I am going to enjoy a day at home catching up on all the posts from over the weekend. I love Dave’s new car. Chips, those headlines are so hilarious. The GOP is so over the the top and our guy is so cool under pressure.

    Thanks Chips for this wonderful site and thanks to all who come here to participate. We are all who we have been waiting for.

    Yes we can!!!!

  22. February 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Watchdog-in-Chief Richard Cordray Outlines Plan to Clean Up Consumer Lending

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2012/02/watchdog-in-chief-richard-cordray.html

  23. February 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Love the Chips touch on the breaking and exclusive GOPolitico story! Our chips is a clever chips. We are lucky duckies.
    Still in Fl., looking out at some beautiful bird friends on a sunny, hi 70’s day. Nice gentle breeze. Taking my 94 yr. old mom and her 95 yr. old boyfriend out for din tonight. A bit challenging but fun. He’s got lots of stories. We’ve heard them all a couple of times but are willing to laugh along with them one more time. I got them both voting for Obama in ’08, will threaten them again. :)

  24. 96 Ladyhawke
    February 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Who Is Steering This Thing?

    By Andrew Sullivan

    ======================

    Timothy Egan runs some numbers on the GOP race thus far:

    He concludes that “the small fraction of Americans who are trying to pick the Republican nominee are old, white, uniformly Christian and unrepresentative of the nation at large.”

    ======================

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/02/who-is-steering-this-thing.html

    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/the-electoral-wasteland/ (Timothy Egan)

  25. February 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    What kills me is, that politico is used exclusively by, wait for it, msnbc.
    They quote articles from it, all day long.

  26. 99 CTGirl
    February 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I had no idea Sam Kass was still making dinner 5 days a week for the First Family…this is a nice read:

    http://www.freep.com/article/20120220/FEATURES02/120220012

  27. February 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

    lmao @ diamond crusted wheelbarrow. I bet it has 3 wheels too. That’s a bigger scandal, I tell ya.

  28. February 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Brilliant, Chips. Brilliant! :lol:

    It’s amazing how hacks keep their jobs despite all their hackery.

  29. 112 Ladyhawke
    February 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    SANTORUM JUST REFLECTS THE NASTINESS, DIVISIVENESS AND UGLINESS OF THE GOP

    Obama Campaign Takes On Santorum: ‘Phony Theology’ Comment ‘Over The Line’

    ==============================

    But the neither explanation assuaged the Obama campaign. “This is just the latest low in a Republican primary campaign that has been fueled by distortions, ugliness, and searing pessimism and negativity – a stark contrast with the President who is focused everyday on creating jobs and restoring economic security for the middle class,” said a campaign spokesman Saturday.

    Robert Gibbs, Obama’s top campaign adviser, also weighed in on Sunday. On ABC’s This Week, Gibbs said the remarks were “well over the line” and are indicative of a larger trend on the other side of the aisle: “I think this GOP primary is, in many cases, Jake, has been a race to the bottom. We have seen nastiness, divisiveness, ugliness, distortions of opponents’ records, of the president’s records.”

    =============================

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/obama-campaign-santorums-phony-theology-comment-over-the-line.php

    • 113 anniebella
      February 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

      I can understand why some Republicans would want someone else to run, why they have been begging for someone else to run. Now the new front runner is no different then the other front runners, these Republicans will lie there head off, while claiming to know Jesus better than anyone else. Like their new lying king, Rick Santorum.

  30. 114 Proud of Obama
    February 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Roland Martin gets on my nerves with his negativity and because he voted for Bush twice. But this segment featuring some black Hollywood stars who support President Obama is good. The stars have some great observations.

    http://rolandmartinreports.com/blog/2012/02/washington-watch-hollywood-edition-lou-gossett-jr-lamman-rucker-tatyana-ali-keisha-knight-pulliam-on-the-2012-presidential-race-video/

    • 115 anniebella
      February 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Roland Martin voted for Bush twice. Are you kidding?

      • February 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

        There were quite a few churchy AAs that voted for Dumbya. He visited some of the mega-churches and convinced them that he was a more godly choice than Al Gore — I saw it with my own eyes. Made some folks feel significant. Of course, the “faith-based initiative” money couldn’t have hurt either.

        • 117 MsKitty (@michelec64)
          February 20, 2012 at 11:38 am

          Yep. There were a couple of my relatives who voted for W in 2004 for that reason. Thankfully they came around in 2008. Can’t understand how somebody can be godly when they invade a country under false pretenses resulting the the deaths of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and innocent civilians, but that’s just me.

          • February 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

            I’m with you. A lot of the “prosperity pimps” were Dumbya fans — birds of a feather flock together. Some of them changed their opinion after Katrina, but by then it was too late, and the prosperity pimps were no more equipped nor inclined to help the people after the hurricane than Heckuva-Job-Brownie. Sad….

      • 119 cos
        February 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

        This is shocking to me. I had no idea that Roland voted for Bush twice. Wow!!!

      • 120 Proud of Obama
        February 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

        If you notice, Roland always asks negative questions about the President. He also always has a lot of black republicans on his TV-One show.

        • 121 sabreen60
          February 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

          Roland is very negative. I tweeted him and suggested that maybe he could be less arrogant. He tweeted me back “whatever”. LOL

    • February 20, 2012 at 11:38 am

      jeebus. that weird tie wearing fatso is an dubya enabler ? fuk him.

  31. February 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Mornin’ O-peeps! What a great getting up day in ‘O’ world! Happy President’s Day and how good is it that our resident president’s picture will hang in the halls of the WH forever and ever. Of course, that’s exactly what po’s the pubs. I’m for another great official pic for the next term.

  32. 124 anniebella
    February 20, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Now the Republicans have gotten together and come up with trying to blame the rise in gas prices on guess who? President Obama. And just how is it his fault? The so call journalists need to ask them that question. But they won’t.

    • 125 Bill
      February 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Anniebella, don’t expect the MSM to ask such difficult and embarrassing questions. If they asked such questions the Republicans might not grant
      irrelevant interviews in the future.

  33. 128 Ladyhawke
    February 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

    BILL MOYERS TALKS TO KATHLEEN HALL JAMESON ABOUT “CAMPAIGN MISINFORMATION”

    This was posted yesterday, but I am reposting because some may have missed it and it needs to be seen far and wide. This is such an intelligent, informative and needed discussion. I have watched Kathleen Hall Jameson during other campaigns, but I have never seen her look so disappointed and disturbed at the current level of vitriol in our political discourse. It’s great to have Bill Moyers again pulling back the curtain on such an important topic.

    Kathleen Hall Jamieson on Campaign Misinformation

    ========================================

    February 17, 2012

    This weekend on Moyers & Company, Bill asks political communication expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson to analyze the misinformation campaigns of 2012 thus far. Jamieson runs the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, including the sites FactCheck.org and FlackCheck.org.

    ========================================

    http://billmoyers.com/segment/kathleen-hall-jamieson-on-campaign-misinformation/

    • February 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

      I saw the piece. Yes I too like Moyer’s. The one part that I wish they would of talked about more…Jameson was disappointed that Obama decided to use PAC money, when he was against it. It would of been nice to hear why he did it, why he was so against the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court (and he called them out at the SOTU 2 years ago), and even now he supports an constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. So yes , Obama does not like the new rules, he did not make them, but if billionaires are giving unlimited millions to destroy you, what is the other side suppose to do? To me it painted Obama with the same brush as the GOPers and their PACS. Maybe it is just me seeing it this way, what do others think when they watch this piece?

      • 130 anniebella
        February 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

        I understand why President Obama made the decision he made concerning the super pacs, and I am not going to try to condemn him for it. He know what he is facing, and he has to be ready to fight back. Maybe those who claim to be disappointed in his decision, want him to lose. I want him to win, and if this help him win, okay by me.

  34. February 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    HELLLOOOO

    • 132 desertflower
      February 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Which makes PBO’s reelection all the MORE imperative!

    • 134 hopefruit2
      February 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

      AHA!!! If that doesn’t convince folks that we need PBO at the helm, nothing will.

    • 135 Ladyhawke
      February 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      IN 2012, NO ONE CAN AFFORD TO SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND NOT VOTE

      If this isn’t enough to get the attention of the American people, I don’t know what will. The question is who do you want to pick the next supreme court justice? The steady hand of a brilliant, pragmatic and effective leader like President Barack Obama or one of the unhinged, deranged, radical and extreme GOP presidential candidates. The question answers itself.

      Any (women, students, seniors, LGBT, Latinos, African Americans, Independents, any American) of voting age who is not registered and committed to making their voice heard at the ballot box in November 2012 really needs to consider the ramifications if one of the radical and extreme GOP candidates reached White House. That thought alone should be absolutely horrifying to contemplate. They have clearly demonstrated who they are and what they stand for. Their party over country agenda must be rejected.

      https://gottaregister.com/en/register/NY

    • February 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      A couple of conservatives are old too and probably wont hang around all four years. This is a good time to make the biggest change on the govt that Obama could make.

    • 137 vcprezofan2
      February 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Meta, Good thing I ran my finger down the thread – was just coming to add this as it reminded me of Tally’s previous prediction.

    • 138 Melanie
      February 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      If you read the actual article it says it’s the conclusion of the blogger but no official announcement has been made. There are 3-4 of them that are over the age of 70 so you wonder how many of them that will actual make it through the next 5 years. I thought their twitter site was official but I guess it’s not.

  35. 139 AJ
    February 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Great article in today’s NYT about David Plouffe.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/us/politics/plouffe-obama-aide-lends-firm-hand-to-campaign.html?hp

    And happy President’s Day, whether that’s the official name or not… ;)

  36. February 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    From the Knoller:

    WH says Pres Obama to meet at WH with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on March 5.
    The announcement came in a brief readout of National Security Advisor Tom Donilon’s just ended talks in Israel.

    Oh boy, here we go.

  37. February 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    lol at the “is Obama chinese”? Guy is clearly half black. Maybe his mom was never white but was chinese. All the photos of her have been doctored!

  38. February 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    First Lady uses Twitter to wish Happy President’s Day “to my personal favorite, @BarackObama. –mo”

    Happy President’s Day Everyone:-)
    Enjoy your day!!!

  39. 151 Ladyhawke
    February 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    MITT ROMNEY CAN’T GET ARRESTED

    Why Mitt Romney’s Presidential Prospects May Not Be Salvageable

    By Walter Shapiro

    ===============

    Romney, in contrast, went into this campaign offering Republican activists little more than the promise that he would be the strongest candidate against Obama. But as Romney’s scorched-earth campaign tactics drive down his general-election poll numbers and his campaign-trail awkwardness jeopardizes his argument for electability, he is left without a rationale for his candidacy. If Republicans don’t feel good about Romney and don’t think he will win in November, then why would they vote for him in the primaries?

    The brutal truth is that there are some business-school problems that are as hard to solve as Fermat’s Last Theorem. A new marketing campaign or a clever slogan cannot save a dog food that the dogs don’t like. So too is it with the Romney campaign. At this point, his only hope is to prevail by using about the oldest argument in politics: “The other guys are worse.” And considering the caliber of his opponents (the Three Horsemen of the Republican Apocalypse), Mitt Romney may just get away with it in the primary. But this is not the stuff that promising general election campaigns are made of.

    ===============

    http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/100866/caucuses-primary-election-party-nomination#comments

  40. 152 desertflower
    February 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    http://www.alternet.org/visions/154144/?page=entire

    Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control — And Why We’ll Still Be Fighting About it 100 Years From Now
    Conservative bishops and Congressmen are fighting a rear-guard action against one of the most revolutionary changes in human history.

    • February 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Very good read. The historical context is laid out cleanly and without being judgmental. Thanks, desertflower.

    • February 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      This was a great share DF! I sent the link to everyone I know. Sis has been moaning about how young women seem to take all the struggles of women’s rights for granted but as this article points out many have no personal experience of life before reliable birth control, equal opportunity employment and the ability to get credit, buy a car or a house in your own name without a male co-signer.

      This is OT but hope you see my comment: Babeu, roasted, toasted and soon to be gone! I have friends in Pinal county. This is big! Never underestimate the good Lady Karma!

      I hope all is going OK at your casa. I’ve been real busy and can’t post too much but I do catch up with reading here when I can ♥

    • 155 susanne
      February 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      excellent analysis of the ‘free contraception’ backlash.

  41. 156 Betsy
    February 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    This is a great article about how the founding fathers were so much more liberal in their thinking than the GOP realizes. It gives excellent responses we can use if we’re talking to republicans:

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/19/the-founding-liberals/

  42. February 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Happy Black History Month:-) Brought to you by Barack Obama

  43. February 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    @BarackObama Happy President’s Day ! Thank you for all your hard work.. #Much Love & Respect

    youtube.com/watch?v=86whU_…

  44. 160 LOL
    February 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I have no qualms with people needing help from the government…but hypocrisy be thy name”

    Which U.S. counties rely most on government benefits?
    “One additional point: As an accompanying story noted, many of the counties that are most dependent on these benefits are rural, and lean politically conservative. It wasn’t hard for the paper to find residents who decry the growth of the government safety net — while relying on it themselves.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/counties-rely-most-government-benefits-153813765.html

  45. 162 Ladyhawke
    February 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Rick Santorum and the Politics of Theology

    By DAVID FIRESTONE

    =============================

    Because Mr. Obama cares about public health, like most presidents and governors and mayors and lawmakers, he builds his public policy on the recommendations of scientists and medical experts. That infuriates those, like Mr. Santorum, who say that divine law should come first.

    But in fact, that’s not how this country works. Presidential administrations are not supposed to have theologies. Individuals are free to do so, but the Constitution and the Supreme Court have been explicit over the years that religious doctrine cannot supersede secular law. That may seem obvious, but there are many people who have never accepted it.

    ==============================

    http://loyalopposition.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/rick-santorum-and-the-politics-of-theology/

  46. February 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    HA!!! Viewership of Chump Trump’s ugly circus DOWN 7% from last season

  47. 166 LDS
    February 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Dear Kasai, I need to tell you that you inspire and encourage my soul. You are such a gifted special person that I need you to know that, today, right now, at this moment.

    May the God of peace and love bless you, your home, your family and heart today and always. Your spirit is truly lovely. Thank you for sharing the love.

    Hello Chips and everyone. Enjoying a nice restful day today while juicing and cooking fresh vegetables. Started a two week corporate fast yesterday. Praying and meditating for everyone here, of course, our President and family. I do not take this for granted. We are truly blessed to have this wonderful family in the “Peolpe’s House.”

    Thank you Chips for everything.

  48. 168 Necie4010
    February 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Hey Sisters and Brothers in TODland!!! praying for all of you, just stopped in to say hello! I miss reading all the MARVELOUSSSSSS post about our beautiful and blessed First Family! Missing getting to know all of you, but I am just glad I am able to come once and a while and just look around and *SMILE*…..much love to all of you and may God bless and keep the great people on this blog….doing what is necessary for an OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 second term!!!! * 200000000000 HUGS and Smooches* to all my new and wonderful Sisters and Brothers here on TOD …until next time!!!


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