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President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Minute Maid Park, March 9, in Houston

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President Obama is welcomed by Houston Mayor Anisse Parker, Congresman Gene Green, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee and Congressman Al Green

….. greeting supporters in a hangar after disembarking from Air Force One under rainfall

…. waiting behind curtains before addressing a campaign event at Minute Maid Park in Houston


349 Responses to “texas”


  1. 8 symmetry11
    March 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Hey ya’ll
    Had to leave work early today. Not feeling well. I have been sleep for the past three hours & then I heard a the email notification woke me up. Thank you, Chips. Sick or not, I don’t want to miss PBO.

    • March 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      Sorry. Feel better SOON. Bet just hearing PO will help. :)

      • 10 symmetry11
        March 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

        Thanks, Lala.
        I had to up my allergy shots to four a week temporary & the pollen & everything blooming outside is not helping. I will make it through though.

    • March 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Ah Symmetry, sorry to hear you’re not feeling well – and sorry that email woke up you! Hope you feel better VERY soon.

      • 14 symmetry11
        March 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        I needed that email to wake me up. I usually watch Politics Nation, but pretty much just sleep right through it. I would have been sad if I had missed PBO, so thank you!

    • 15 GGail
      March 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      symmetry – seeing our President smile, will make you feel better :-)

      • 16 symmetry11
        March 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        Sure will. I am waiting patiently while enjoying Jennifer Hudson’s music.

        • 17 HZ
          March 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm

          Symmetry11, please take good care. I understand the feeling. I have terrible allergies and my meds for them make me sleep as well. Plus you do not feel like doing too much after that. Let the meds work, and rest as well. Miss you on Twitter also. (((((((Hugs)))))))HZ

  2. March 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    He must be late?

  3. 29 vitaminlover
    March 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Is he staying overnight in Texas?

    • March 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      No, I think he’s actually turning around and going back home. Amazing energy.

      • 31 hopefruit2
        March 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm

        And Mitt Romney’s about to find out just what makes this man so special. And Willard, pssst…here’s a hint: it’s not the media!

  4. 32 hopefruit2
    March 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I am ready for some PBO.

  5. March 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    AF1 has landed, thank goodness.

  6. 34 Linda
    March 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    The CBS live stream live chat has hatefilled people posting.

    • 35 hopefruit2
      March 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      And when you have people like Mark Knoller inciting them with his petty tweets about PBO, you can expect nothing less.

    • 37 Desraye
      March 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      Yea. the CNN stream is much better. The trolls heads will explode when PBO wins election.

    • 38 EDP4BHO
      March 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      I turned it off, so it’s easy to ignore. Hello TOD. I’m late as usual. Had my physical today. Very good stead for going on 60. Ready to fight for my Prez. !! My condolences to one who lost her loving father. So sorry, I almost cried reading the remarks. You all are so lovely to hang out with. Okay, ready for the Big Chief. :-D

      • 39 prettyfoot58
        March 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        EDP

        I WILL BE 60 NEXT YEAR…AMAZES ME TO THINK OF IT….I REMEMBER WHEN I THOUGHT 30 WAS OLD….HAHAHAHAH

        • 40 EDP4BHO
          March 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          Please. LOL. I remember how depressed I got on my 30th, just because I wasn’t rich yet. 30 years later, it was a nice thought, being rich that is :-D

        • 42 LadyTNT
          March 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm

          Ladies, stop it, you’re making me feel silly. I will be 30 next month and I’m trying to fight the depression that wants to take over my mind. LOL!! I’m fighting it though. Think rationally girl, you’re BLESSED!!

          • March 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm

            You’ll love your thirties! The world takes on a different perspective. I got a lot more confident – deservedly so, versus the foolish confidence of youth.

  7. March 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and some of his top aides used private email accounts to conduct state business at times when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The communications were legal, even though Romney’s own administration warned state agencies against the practice due to cyber security concerns. The state archives in Massachusetts — which learned about Romney’s emails from the AP — now says the private emails should have invoked rules about preserving copies of state records.

    Private email accounts used by public officials to perform their public jobs are effectively off limits to review by citizens, watchdog groups, political opponents and news organizations because they’re often used secretly. Free accounts from commercial providers also are more vulnerable to hackers who exploit easy-to-use features to reset email passwords.

    http://mobile.boston.com/art/35/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/03/09/romney_used_private_email_accounts_as_governor/

    I bet Deval Patrick leaked this stuff, he is our secret weapon against Robney!

  8. March 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Photo of the Day – PBO talking with Putin on the phone aboard AF1:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/photogallery/march-2012-photo-day

  9. March 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Alabama’s crackdown on illegal immigration may keep Charlie Brown and Snoopy from performing in a high school musical.

    A public high school has put the production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’’ on hold after a New York licensing house that owns the rights to the play refused to submit a document required under the immigration law.

    The licensing company, Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc., relented and submitted the document Friday following inquiries from The Associated Press, school officials said.

    http://mobile.boston.com/art/25/news/nation/articles/2012/03/09/ala_immigration_law_puts_school_play_on_hold/

    Charlie Brown got kicked out of the Country?

  10. 48 hopefruit2
    March 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Willard is once again copying PBO by releasing his playlist. Who cares?

  11. March 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    The Obama Campaign is putting that film in Movie Theaters, until election day.
    Surefire way of pissing off Tea Baggers, that see a movie, but it’s all good!

  12. 64 Squarepeg
    March 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    A famous rapper based out of Houston named Bun-B just tweeted that Obama’s motorcade passed him by. Just thought I’d share that. LOL

  13. March 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    WOW, THE PRESIDENT SURE LOOKS GOOD IN THAT HAT…he is HOT!!!!

  14. March 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Seeking to break an impasse on a broader strategic arrangement, the United States agreed Friday to greatly accelerate its transfer of imprisoned insurgents to Afghan government control, but will retain a veto over which ones can be released, American officials said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/world/asia/us-and-afghanistan-agree-on-detainee-transfer.html

  15. 68 yardarm756
    March 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I wonder if Gov Perry met him at the airport? Just askin’.

  16. 70 CTGirl
    March 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    POTUS speaking with Putin

  17. 73 EDP4BHO
    March 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I’m liking that T-shirt saying “I Got your Ba (ra) ck”.

  18. 74 utaustinliberal
    March 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Hey TOD I know some people wanted to know if this tweet from @Mattison about people on the floor of the NYSE chanting 4 More Years when they heard the good jobs numbers and how it would positively impact the stock market. I tweeted @Mattison to ask if the tweet was true or a joke and it’s true! It was on CNBC. Some people know where their bread is buttered and if the GOP clowns get their hands on the economy it’ll fall like a house of cards.

  19. 79 GGail
    March 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Wonder if GW is there in the crowd incognito????

    • 80 utaustinliberal
      March 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Hell no! He’d better not even attempt to be there. Houston is a metropolitan and Democratic city. They, like Austin vote blue. They elected their first female lesbian mayor. She’s a Democrat. It was a wonderful night. The previous mayor for a long time was Bill White and he too was a Democrat and such a sweetheart. So yeah…they’d smack the heck out of GWB if they spotted him in the crowd. :lol:

    • March 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      I just saw a fly – that might have been him?

  20. 83 Marlz (@marjgra)
    March 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    AJ posted this earlier and it thought it was worth repeating. . .

    AJ
    March 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Mr. AJ’s latest facebook post: “The GOP race has come down to the following choices: Dog on Car Vs. Man on Dog Vs. Man on Moon…”

  21. 85 hopefruit2
    March 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    The crowd sounds excited and nothing is happening. Something tells me that this crowd and PBO speech will be on FIYAH!

  22. March 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Country music…blech!

    But I love that the President is in Texas! Let’s turn Texas BLUE!

  23. March 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    At least 12 people were killed and three others injured in a U.S. drone strike launched Friday in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of South Waziristan bordering Afghanistan, reported local media.

    The reports about the U.S. drone strike came at about 6:40 p.m. local time when a vehicle suspected of carrying militants was reportedly hit by U.S. drone missiles in the Shaktoi Mandao area of South Waziristan, which is near the Afghan border.

    Some local media reports said that all the 15 people in the vehicle were killed while others said that U.S. drones actually fired four missiles at two different targets. One is a vehicle and the other is a house.

    http://english.cri.cn/6966/2012/03/09/53s685985.htm

  24. 91 isonprize
    March 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Is he there yet? Or did I miss it??

    • March 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      So much for the private property rights that the Libertarians/Tea Party are always so up in arms about these days. I just can’t see how that pipeline is for the Public Good. What public? Canadians?

  25. 98 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    HOLY COW…I MADE IT BACK IN TIME TO SEE PBO IN TEXAS…HOW FORTUNATE IS THAT!

  26. March 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    oh my goodness, I didn’t miss it!! yay.. I really thought I was too late.

  27. 105 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I’M GOING BACK TO THE SAME LOCATION I WORKED IN 2008 TO TURN INDIANA BLUE AND I’M GONNA’ TURN IT BLUE AGAIN!

    • 106 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      NOW…IF YOU DON’T MIND…I’M GOING TO SWAGGER OVER TO TEXAS…BE BACK WHEN PBO IS DONE!..:)

  28. March 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I cant view it from my I phone, let me know the crowd size?
    Thanks!

  29. March 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    OMG!!!!!! Is that Adele? If so, thank you God!!!!

  30. 115 ChristiMTL
    March 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Almost 8 o’clock….mmmm…..

  31. 116 ChristiMTL
    March 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    The music is good now

  32. 118 hopefruit2
    March 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Here comes James Taylor!

  33. March 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Lovely day in Texas :???:

    • March 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      he even makes rain look sexy. what kind of man is this? :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

    • 121 isonprize
      March 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      ANY DAY that Barack Hussein Obama is President of The United States of America is a LOVELY DAY!!!

      Here’s some MUCH better music (in my opinion, while we wait for PBO!!!)

      Bill WIthers – Lovely Day

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Is that the car door from The Beast? Or is that a van? whatever it is that door is MASSIVE!

      • 123 isonprize
        March 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        pretty sure it’s the ‘door of the beast’ That’s a limousine unlike any other!!

        Presidential Limousine (The Beast)

  34. March 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Seriously? the music should be Michael Jackson, Al Green and the rest of PBO’s usual playlist. Whatever experiment his music people are trying, it’s not working.

  35. 125 isonprize
    March 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    uh, not as goodlooking as PBO, but there are a few hotties in this crowd. Just sayin’

  36. 127 GGail
    March 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Hope no one faints after waiting so very long.

    I remember standing outside at Univ. So Cal (USC) campus waiting for POTUS and the crowd was so thick that the air became very thin & hot and I had to go to the back of the crowd to get more air.

    • 128 hopefruit2
      March 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      I was just about to post the same thing. There have been a couple fainting incidents in his speeches earlier this week. They should give each person a small glass of water if the speech is more than 30 minutes delayed.

      • 129 GGail
        March 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Or a folding chair to sit and wait. Heat rises, so it would be cooler closer to the floor and those who want to stand and wait can do so while others sit and wait.

        • 130 isonprize
          March 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

          Unfortunately, chairs in a crowd this size are a safety hazard. Ever noticed that the only time there are chair is if the event is at an arena/stadium type venue where the chairs are bolted to the floor? The only place where they have chairs is the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) sections, and even then often there are only a limited number.

          • March 9, 2012 at 10:56 pm

            I learn something new every day I come to this site – didn’t know that about the chairs. I’ve often wondered why sometimes there are chairs and sometimes there aren’t.

  37. 132 hopefruit2
    March 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Okay…it’s time…it’s time!

  38. March 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    he’s being introduced!!!

  39. 135 GGail
    March 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Oh Oh, there’s a lady speaking at the Podium now….we must be getting close to see POTUS!!!

  40. March 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I love this lady.. speaking the truth about our President!

  41. 137 GGail
    March 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Here he comes!!!!!!!

  42. March 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Now thats how you introduce President of the United States Barack Obama.. !

  43. March 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Al Green taught PBO how to sing!!! PBO is so funny and so cute!!!

  44. 141 ChristiMTL
    March 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    There he is….the President of the United States…………

  45. 142 hopefruit2
    March 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Crowd is pumped and responsive! :) :)

  46. 143 ChristiMTL
    March 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I was talking to my friend Louise earlier………….I don’t know if it’s me not being objective or what but I think Mitt Romney looks creepy, ugly.

    She thinks Mitt Romney look like a movie star……..ewwwwwwwwwwww……she goes on and on of how good looking he is.

    If you’re into robots! I guess………he has the creepiest psychotic stare…….I don’t know, I don’t find anything good looking about that pathological liar.

    On the other end……..President Obama is……….OMG……mmmmmm drop dead handsome.

    So my friend tells me things like…..”yes of course President Obama is good looking but Mitt Romney is WOW”…………ewwwww

    How sick is that….?

    • 144 EDP4BHO
      March 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Strangely, Randi Rhodes thinks Romney is good-looking too. Hey, I love Randi but she thinks her music choices are the bomb. To each his own, I guess.

      • 145 itgurl_29
        March 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        He’s a generic plastic brand of handsome, like an aging Ken Doll. Not at all appealing, IMO.

        • March 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

          Too bad the so called “good looks” can’t cover the ugly underneath.

          • 147 vcprezofan2
            March 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

            This I think is the key point. When there is ugly underneath it takes over any positive that’s on the surface, or emphasizes any negatives. Another example is Christie and his weight. I’ve known heavy people with a pleasant spirit and you tend to SEE the person rather than the weight. With Christie I always see the weight first because of his yukky character. Willard’s ken doll looks are far overshadowed by his insincerity, his low social skills meter and his robotic behaviour. It’s unlikely PBO would seem handsome to so many, if like Santorum his character was questionable and his manner abrasive..

        • 150 Pamela
          March 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

          Plain old yucky boring.

      • 151 Dakota
        March 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        GAG!!!!!!

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Mitt Romney is not a WOW, but he is good looking…….until he opens his mouth. His voice, his cowardice, the desperation and the lying make him very unattractive.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      “movie star”????? of what a Horror picture? :roll: gross.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      PBO is handsome, charming, brilliant, affable, magnetic – he exudes all this from every pore. That is the total package right there. In person, he truly lights up a room. Always has. He brings it. Everywhere he goes.

      Romney is not aging well. He has nothing going on in his heart and his body language is closed and stiff. He always looks like he’s struggling. Always awkward and off-key. He’s the exact opposite of attractive. UGH.

      • 156 EDP4BHO
        March 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        You speak truth :-D PBO is all that and a bag of chips. I know, old school, corny…..LOL….but so true. It’s unbelievable that his grandmother prodded him into smiling more during his appearances. My God, I’m so glad he listened to her. That’s another attribute the haters can’t stand…..that damn meg-watt smile. I swear, I’ve seen some great smiles in my years, but PBO’s is the prettiest I’ve ever seen. He is truly blessed. I like what Vitaminlover laid out a day or so ago about why she will vote for him. It was all shallow, as she stated, but oh so true. Big Chief’s got it, that’s all.

        • 157 Pamela
          March 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

          It’s because PBO is true, and real, and his heart and Soul show right through into this world, and he is not afraid to be what he was born to be. He is loved because he loves. Love makes us all beautiful! I know that bunch of losers just cannot STAND it that such a man as our POTUS, and there is enough goodness in him for all of us to share, it drives them nuts that he exists! Too bad for them to not see such a fine expression of human nature. They can only see ugliness, greed and dishonesty, it is all they know. That is only my opinion.

    • 159 Cha
      March 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      willard is robutt ugly. I wouldn’t even think he was good looking if he weren’t such a sociopthic pathological Liar. I feel sorry for those who don’t even know what a sociopath he is and go on about how they think he’s good looking. Seriously ignorant.

    • 160 anniebella
      March 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      What was Rush Limbaugh childhood like? Did his mother abuse him? Did show him love, is that why he he’s a sick in the head bastard?

    • 161 anniebella
      March 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Mitt Romney is not good looking. But if that is your friend’s type, so be it. He still will make a sorry President.

    • 162 JoJothecat
      March 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Al Gore was a good looking man too but his stiffness, geekyness, and his lack of confidence made him unattractive. Don’t get me wrong, I like geeky, smart men and looks can take a back seat to being smart, confident and a good sense of humor.

  47. March 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Ed showing the fundraiser.

  48. 165 GGail
    March 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Them Texans are sure vocal!

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Too vocal, imho. I like frequent “Yays”, but this is disruptive and rude, people yelling out random things while PBO is speaking. Hard to listen to what he’s saying.

      • 167 utaustinliberal
        March 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

        It’s not rude. It’s people genuinely excited to see THEIR President. It’s a crowd that’s pumped up. It’s a crowd that’s thankful and grateful for his accomplishments and how they have positively impacted their lives. It’s a crowd that is going to vote for him like their lives depend on it because it does. It’s Houston!

  49. March 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    what’s that guy yelling?

  50. March 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    “President Obama called Russian President-elect and Prime Minister Putin to congratulate him on his recent victory in the Russian Presidential election. President Obama highlighted achievements in U.S.-Russia relations over the past three years with President Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, the conclusion and ratification of the START agreement, Russia’s recent invitation to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) and cooperation on Iran. President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed that the successful reset in relations should be built upon during the coming years. The President said that he looked forward to hosting President-Elect Putin at the G-8 Summit in May at Camp David. The two leaders outlined areas for future cooperation, including strengthening trade and investment relations arising out of Russia’s pending accession to the WTO. President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed to continue discussions on areas where the United States and Russia have differed, including Syria aand missile defense. President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed to continue their efforts to find common ground and remove obstacles to better relations.”

  51. March 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    TOD Family, I’m sitting here with my mom in her hospital room and our Pres is putting a genuine smile on her face, I’m loving this. Even when he’s fired up, his voice emotes a certain assured-ness and calmness that really strikes the perfect note. God bless him!

    • 173 ChristiMTL
      March 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Awwww Carla….I don’t know what the situation is but sending good energy your way…………yes, his voice is so special, soothing…..

    • 174 Dudette
      March 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Love to you and your Mom, Carla! We’re with you.

    • 175 EDP4BHO
      March 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      You’re so right Carla. Just listening to him, especially through ear buds, is so soothing, he just chills me right on out. God bless your mom.

    • 176 vcprezofan2
      March 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      ‘Even when he’s fired up, his voice emotes a certain assured-ness and calmness that really strikes the perfect note.’

      One of the things about PBO that really truly appeals to me! I am easily turned off when speakers overly emote. For example, I find it hard to listen to Rev Al even when I appreciate his content, so I find myself regularly turning him down when he gets too passionate.

    • 177 Pamela
      March 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Healing thoughts all around your Mother, Carla. Hospitals can be intense, I hope everything goes well for you both.

      • March 9, 2012 at 11:03 pm

        Carla, beautiful music and a loving voice is healing to the illness in a person. When my mother was lying there in bed, I would sing in her ears softly, and she would try to move her eyes, and try to smile. (She was not able to speak at that time). I read somewhere that the hearing of a person, is always there and very keen, so never stop talking to them, singing to them, or having music near their bed. It works. Music and a soothing voice brings a healing measure to the patient.

        May you have peace and may your mother have a healing touch of grace upon her body.((((((Be peaceful as possible)))))))))))HZ

  52. March 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Deep in the heart of Texas!

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      “the stars outside are big and bright!!!………(clap, clap, clap, clap)……DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS!!!!!

      • March 9, 2012 at 11:05 pm

        Lisa, no matter how well or ill I am, you always bring joy to my heart and laughter within my soul. I need that tonigiht. Thank you, Lisa.
        (((((Love you for your sweet spirit))))))))HZ

  53. 182 GGail
    March 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Carla – God bless you and your mother too! Hope this makes her feel a little better :-)

  54. 183 EDP4BHO
    March 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    “That ain’t right” . LOL. Love this man !!

  55. March 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you ChristiMTL and GGail, my mom is battling cancer and is such a warrior, but we feel so blessed and treasure every day. Especially in the era of Obama….indeed we are blessed!

    • 185 GGail
      March 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Give her a hug and a kiss from your TOD family Carla

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      ((((((((HUGS TO CARLA’S MOM+ CARLA)))))))

    • 189 desertflower
      March 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Well, as I get my head shaved for childhood cancer research tomorrow, I will think of your mom. I know she’s not a child, but I will gladly do this for all the warriors that fight every day. Please tell your mom that she is in my thoughts, and I will think of her tomorrow :)

      • March 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

        OMG, OMG, df, You are getting shaved!!!!!! WOW, just WOW. I don’t even know what to say. SO touched……can never thank you enough. Assume you are doing a St. Baldrick’s event?? I have mentioned it here but don’t know if you’ve seen that my daughter is going to be one of the 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave this year–shaving for childhood cancer.

        Dear friend, thank you! I knew you were amazing but this puts you over the top in my book! (((HUGS)))

        • 191 desertflower
          March 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm

          Yep! That’s the one :) My favorite job, in my life, was working on the cancer floor at Ohio State University Hospitals.Those amazing people, and their amazing families, have lived in my heart all these many, many years. I have not worked there since the 80’s. What they go through, and the courage they show in the face of sometimes insurmountable odds, was life changing for me. I owe them this…they gave me so much. For children….I would do anything.If this helps them…I can certainly do this for them. Actually, my husband, my son, and I are all doing this tomorrow….I’m looking forward to it. Now I’ll look like Jamie Lee Curtis…bald :) Bless these children.

          • March 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm

            Again, thank you. I will share your comment with my daughter. You are so right about children with cancer….and the families. 99% of them are positive, upbeat, funny and seldom complain. I know our Walker was like that and all the others we know are the same. Cancer SUCKS, but there’s something way different when it is a child.

            I am so proud of my daughter. Her shave event is in July. I will share a link for donations later.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Best wishes to you and your mom, my thoughts are with you both.. take care of each other.

  56. March 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Thx for all the well wishes! I’m reading them aloud to my mom!

  57. 196 Betsy
    March 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I just want to say thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for me on the loss of my father this morning. I really appreciate you all.

    • 197 GGail
      March 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Betsy – I didn’t see that from you this morning. You and your family have my deepest condolences. My father passed away a long time ago, but I still smile when I remember him and through your pain, hang on to the good thoughts and memories of him.

      • March 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        I missed that post, too. Betsy, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the pain subsides for you in time. Cherish your memories and take good care.

    • 199 EDP4BHO
      March 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Please know you’re in my thoughts, Betsy. I’ve lost both parents, and I have such dear memories. It does get easier. You know, we humans are built that way.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Oh, Betsy. My deepest condolences. Your family is in my thoughts.

    • 201 hopefruit2
      March 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Betsy – I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences to you.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      I am so sorry to hear Betsy:-( I didn’t hear..My prayer are with you..May peace and comfort be with you..

    • 203 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      BLESS YOU BETSY..MAY THE GOOD LORD COMFORT YOU IN YOUR SORROW!

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      My most sincere and heartfelt prayers go out to you Betsy. The loss is never easy but I hope that you were able to spend precious with him. God bless you and your family and keep pressing on in his honor.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      My condolences to you Betsy at this time. Just hold on to the memories that you have and how much light he brought into your life.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      My prayers are with you and your family Betsy.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Oh Betsy, I’m so, so sorry, I missed this news until now. It’s just the most painful of times and it’s hard to imagine ever coming to terms with it, but you will, I promise, reach a stage when the pain will ease and you can just reflect fondly on all your happiest memories of your father. Until then, look after yourself, thinking of you.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I am so sorry for your loss, Betsy. I know how tough that can be. I wish you peace and strength.

      • March 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        I am sorry for your loss, Betsy. May your memories sustain you and bring a smile to your face and a sense of peace. Bless you and your family.

    • 210 Pamela
      March 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Betsy, I did not see this sad note this morning either, I send you a lighted votive, with Tibetan healing incense for your Father’s safe voyage back into the Light. Many prayers and blessings to your family. We are with you.

    • 211 vcprezofan2
      March 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Hugs, Betsy! I’ve been in and out a lot today so I missed the earlier notification. May the shared memories of your dad among family members and friends wrap around you all as you comfort each other and as you celebrate his life! We will hold you in our thoughts. {{Betsy}}

    • 212 desertflower
      March 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Dearest Betsy :( I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. So sorry. I wasn’t around much the last couple days and had not read that from this morning. Please know that you and your family are being thought of.

    • 213 Dudette
      March 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Love to you Betsy. I hope being around the kids at school helped to ease your spirit a little. Bless you and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • 214 globalcitizenlinda
      March 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      very sorry about your loss!!! may you, your family and friends find some solace at this time. here is wishing you peace and comfort

    • 215 MTmarilyn (@mtmarilyn2)
      March 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Betsy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • March 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      HI Betsey

      So sorry for your loss, I was very close to my Dad and have many warm thoughts of him that help me everyday.

    • 217 57andFemale
      March 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and yours.

    • March 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Betsy–I didn’t see this news earlier. I am so very sorry–my heart goes out to you.

    • 219 mb32
      March 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

      • March 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm

        Betsy, I am also just reading this. I am so sorry about your father. May your heart be touched with many healing words, deeds, prayers, and lovely songs to carry you through this time.

        Think on the precious moments that you had with your father.
        Think on the laughter that you shared.
        Think on the joy of being a part of his life
        Think on the blessings of being able to say, ‘father,’ dad’
        Think on the beauty of knowing that you carry a part of him within your core that will guide you through this journey now.
        Think of all of your TOD Family here who are lifting you up in our thoughts, prayers, meditations, and goodness within our hearts.

        Be gentle on yourself tonight as you travel through this private and gentle time. ((((((((((((((Peace and quietness to you )))))))))))))))HZ

  58. March 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    4 MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!

  59. 222 hopefruit2
    March 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Crowd erupts into chants of “FOUR MORE YEARS!” at the conclusion of PBO’s speech :)

  60. March 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    YES!!!! he’s going into the crowd!!!! I love when he does that! it’s one of my favorite parts of any speech she gives. :lol:
    ps—– ugh!!! the music sucks!!!!!

  61. 235 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO…OUR ENERGIZER BUNNY PBO IS KICKIN’ UP THE DUST IN TEXAS!!!!!! I DON’T KNOW HOW HE DOES IT BUT HE NEVER WINDS DOWN! LOVE OUR PREZ!!!!!!

    • 236 anniebella
      March 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      President Obama just finish speaking in Texas. I am so glad that sorry Texas Governor wasn’t there. I wish that sorry Governor of Virginia didn’t show up.

      • 237 Dudette
        March 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        The VA event this morning was an official Presidential visit; the one tonight in Houston was a campaign stop. But I feel you.

  62. 239 CTGirl
    March 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I just love seeing FLOTUS with kids. Our beautiful FL in Concord, NH today

    http://news.daylife.com/photo/072r7a1eZ77CE?__site=daylife&q=Michelle+obama

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      So beautiful! She’s really in her element. I love that.

    • 241 anniebella
      March 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      CTGirl, thank you for the lovely pictures of FLOTUS with the kids. They are such warm and lovely pictures. To see the hugs she gives the kids and they give it right back. Precious.

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe her, but there are no other words to use.

      • March 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm

        Yes, Lisa and CTGirl, I cry when I see FLOTUS with the young ones, especially when they are reaching for their hugs and she is trying to encircle so many of them at once.

        I cry because We all made this happen for all of these precious young lives. Their lives will be touched in a manner that so many of us will not be here to see them tell their stories of this President and First Lady.

        I cry because I can see how much hard work POB displays for us to see daily in our journey with him as our POTUS.

        I cry because POB has so much love, kindness, and peace that he shares with people all over this globe, and he is our President.

        I cry because even in the midst of all of the bitterness and hateful, and jealous people, he is able to carry on and rise above it all.

        I cry because I am happy to be a part of it all and to be here with such a beautiful family who represent him in our words and deeds.

        I cry because I am happy. Thank you, Mr. President for being such a wonderful human being who brings out the best in all of us.

        Thanks to you, Chips for all the beauty that you share with us and allow us to give back. I love you, our beloved Chipsticks. HZ

  63. March 9, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Nice post from John Cole at Balloon Juice tearing into Jake Tapper for the shoddy journalism he did on tonight ABC News show.

    Jake Tapper’s Convenient Untruths

    by John Cole

    Hope people are lighting him up on twitter.

    • 246 hopefruit2
      March 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Jake Tapper, Mark Knoller, Chuck Todd and Ed Henry. Four overpaid hacks that call themselves journalists.

    • 249 hopefruit2
      March 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      I’m glad I didn’t watch ABC news tonight – something just told me that they would not be happy about the positive jobs report and would come out with some BS spin, and sure enough, they didn’t disappoint in that regard.

      From the balloon juice article it appears that Tapper told many outright lies about the President and the election, e.g.,

      1. Republicans are enthusiastic and Democrats are deflated and not solidly behind PBO (WTF?!?! didn’t Mr. Tapper see the most recent Ohio Super Tuesday “symbolic” results for PBO?).

      2. PBO is below 50% approval (ABC’s poll showed PBO AT 50%), and Team Obama is running away from their own record (did Tapper watch the Houston speech that we just saw?)

      3. PBO is responsible for the rising unemployment since he took office.

      4. PBO is responsible for rising gas prices .

      5. PBO is responsible for the housing bubble.

      As a poster commented, Jake Tapper must know that his Bush tax cuts will expire if PBO gets re-elected, so he must be mu.st be on overdrive to help Mitt Romney as much as possible.

      • March 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm

        How does Tapper claim that the President’s team is running away from his record when they’ve just released a trailer for a 17 minute video touting his record and accomplishments? Silly Jake.

    • March 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      ” Democrats are deflated and Republicans are enthusiastic about voting this November” ??? WTF? Did I really hear him say that? What a bold faced LIE!!!! Oh please please please, you masters of the twitter bombard him with the stats of the low turnouts of the GOP primaries.
      How can he just lie like that? I’m aghast!

      • 252 hopefruit2
        March 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

        And guess who is PRAISING Tapper’s hit piece – that’s right you guessed it..Rush Limbaugh. Also, you wouldn’t believe this but Tapper actually went digging thru the WH visitor records to find out whether Prof Derrick Bell had visited PBO in the WH since 2009. That was on rumors from the wingnuts that Bell was still advising PBO on radical policies in the WH.

        Unfortunately for Tapper and the Wingnuts, he found nothing of the sort, and a “Derick A Bell” who participated in WH tours was not the same person as professor Derrick Bell .

        Now Jake Tapper is being very thin-skinned and defensive now that folks are calling him out for spreading LIES. He’s even weighing in on the Shirley Sherrod incident blaming the Obama administration and accusing Robert Gibbs of blaming the media for her firing.

        • March 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

          OMG, this is absurd! I think we need to get on ABC’s case about this. This is a network that’s supposed to be impartial in journalism, not like what we’ve come to expect from the cable chatterers. This cannot stand unchallenged!

          • 254 hopefruit2
            March 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm

            Yes it is ridiculous. And even if Prof Bell had visited the WH why should that matter? He was a citizen who by law had the same right to visit as anyone else. Why should the mainstream media be entertaining these silly speculations and CT’s from the Breitbart wing of the Republican party?

        • March 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm

          Given that Professor Bell is renowned in intelligent circles for his work on civil rights and equality, it would have been lovely if he’d been able to visit the President and offer his advice on current events. These GOP are vile, they don’t know what they’re talking about, and just because they want to call something dirty, doesn’t make it so.

          • March 10, 2012 at 12:15 am

            Theo67, you are so correct in your observations. Professor Derrick Bell will always be known for his intellect, his brave life, his scholarship, his hard work in the DOJ during a time when things were very difficult in our country, and above all his ability to also rise above the hatered and vileness of the likes of the same type of people who are pouring on this hatefulness and fear about a good and decent man.

            The sad thing about it all now, it the fact that Professor Bell has not even been in his grave but a short while ,before the hateful and vile spoken and written words are being thrown in his family’s face. That is what makes this so vile.

            These peoples’ goal is to cast before the American people hate, evil, fear, and lies. If the people will fall for these evils, then these GOPers will have won their small and ugly agenda. However, I do believe deep within my heart that they will see their judgement day,, and it will be an awful day for their ugly souls.

            So we move on and do what is good, just and fair, and we will be rewarded for those things that of good, loving, and pure.HZ

          • 257 nathkatun7
            March 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

            Indeed Theo! Why are these people all of a sudden defiling the memory of Professor Derrick Bell? Here is who Professor Bell was:

            1. An outstanding attorney who worked tirelessly and courageously for Civil Rights.
            2. A law School Dean at the University of Of Oregon (my Alma Mater)
            3 A professor of Law at both Harvard University and NYU
            4. The author of several brilliant books, and numerous scholarly articles, dealing with law and race in America
            5. A deeply religious and ethical man, as is clearly in evidence in his books: “GOSPEL CHOIRS:Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home” and “Ethical Ambition: Living a life of Meaning and Worth.”

            I just can’t tell you how disgusted I am that this gentle and highly ethical man, with a brilliant intellect, who took courageous stands, not to advance himself, but to improve the lives of others, is now depicted as some despicable character that President Obama should never have associated with. As you said, these people are “vile.” And not just the GOP but also those in the MSM that have become the GOP enablers!

    • March 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      He blocked me so I can’t.

      • 259 hopefruit2
        March 9, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        He blocked me a while back too, but I’m still tweeting his arse so that others can see what SCUM he is.

    • March 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      I can’t even believe he’s trying to pass off crap like that.

      Republicans are energized and Democrats are deflated? In his freakin’ dreams.

  64. March 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Chips,

    OT but I finally was able to get a chance to watch the trailer for the first time, then the second, then the third…There are a lot of people who can’t come here every day and that is just so special a thing. Could you post it on the sidebar like you did of the singing President? That way people can see it for the first time or the 30th without having to hunt down a link. It is just too special.

  65. March 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    to twitterati

    #FF – what does it mean ?

  66. March 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    This is dedicated to TOD!!! I’m in an Adele state of mind. I’m feeling very good and it has nothing to do with the sangria I’ve been drinking:

    • 275 Dudette
      March 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      I love Adele, but ever since I discovered this parody of Rolling In The Deep, I can’t get it out of my head.
      Sorry, it’s Friday and I am afterall… me! :-)

    • 277 isonprize
      March 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      nothing at all, to do with the Sangria. NOTHING….. Yah, okay, Lisa. Whatever you say, girlie girl!! :cool:

    • 278 ChristiMTL
      March 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      My favorite song……………We could have had it allllllllllllllllllllll…..

    • 279 Pamela
      March 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Of course it doesn’t, Lisa! You tempt me to open one of my aging reds… But I shall refrain, as there is no one here to share it with! Not sure cyberwine will be as tasty! ;)

      • March 10, 2012 at 12:25 am

        Come on, Pamela try us. Maybe during the campaign days or nights we can make a request to Chips to have a “Red/White Glass of Wine Night.” How cool will that be? Can’t wait to hear what Ricky will call us then. Great, lets not forget to ask Chips to put that on the calendar.HZ

  67. March 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Martin Bashir excellent on Ed just now discussing the utter preposterous of the case that Palin and Hannity attempted in their smear of Prof. Bell/student Obama in the idiotic Huggate fake scandal.

    • 282 Dudette
      March 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      I drop everything I’m doing to listen to Martin. Love him!!

    • 283 ChristiMTL
      March 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Nobody come close to Martin Bashir……he’s fantastic

      • March 10, 2012 at 12:28 am

        I love Martin and Rev. Al. I wish Martin could be on the panel during these primaries. He would have much to offer. Just saying.HZ

    • 285 EDP4BHO
      March 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Amazing that people would find anything the media ho Palin says to be of any intellectual value. She’s not good enough to have wiped Prof. Bell’s ass. Sorry for the graphic language but I can’t stand when low-lifes get a stand where a true intellect gets derided, all because of ideology and skin tone. This is what our modern America was founded on, folks. We see it revealed everyday since the age of Obama. F ‘em.

      • 286 EDP4BHO
        March 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        I should qualify that “modern America” by saying we see the vestiges of colonialism, subjugation, and annihilation dying a slow, agonizing death, and none too soon. Maybe, and it’s a big maybe, America will have shed that skin in time to make a dream such as Dr. King had, a lasting reality.

  68. March 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    “I think we need to think about governing before we think about winning” says the screenwriter for Game Change on what is wrong with our political process in selecting our leaders. He said he interviewed all the McCain/Palin campaign staffers to verify what was in the book and movie and 24 out of 25 said everything was completely accurate. Wonder who the one lingering Palin loyalist was. He said that the one thing people will be shocked about is how utterly unprepared Palin was for that role. Ummmm—–don’t think we’ll be that shocked, those of us who were paying attention.

    • 288 Pamela
      March 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      I refrain from putting any energy at all into this p.o.s.

    • 289 vcprezofan2
      March 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Should we tell Mr. Screenwriter that Alaska Barbie’s unpreparedness is no longer a surprise – Most Americans figured it out shortly after her arrival on the national scene. Equally ‘utterly unprepared’ for the role of US president are the four who are currently dancing around on the national republican stage.

  69. 290 Marlz (@marjgra)
    March 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    No sure if anyone noticed, but I have been looking at the video with Mr. Bell and Our President has not changed much. He has the little “tilt” with the head as he did in the Al Green song video. This is just after the “hug”

  70. 293 desertflower
    March 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    WTF? Rush calls PBO “Our Little Boy President.” ???????????? stupid drug addict D-head. He must be terrified.Hope he’s unemployed real soon.

    http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201203090012

    • March 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Hang on df. It’s going to get uglier and uglier.

      • 295 desertflower
        March 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        This is such bullshit. Is Bob here tonight? He should Tweet this to Carl Levin…and the guys in the WH…..is THAT ok to say on Armed Forces Radio about the CIC??
        Seriously, this guy is off the rails. I detest him

        • 296 EDP4BHO
          March 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

          I think he’s headed for the same fate as Breitfart. Really, look at his girth and his evil soul. He looks about to explode, or implode. Whichever works best..

        • March 10, 2012 at 12:38 am

          Desertflower, how are you? I wrote to Sen. Levin today. I also wrote to the DOJ and to the DOD. Someone on twitter was complaining about having to listen to RL all the time and how our service men/women were given a hard time about the garbage that was coming out of his mouth. I do not know the truth in that statement, but that prompted me to write to the DOJ and DOD.

          Our service men/women should not have to take smack from others while they are serving their country. It is just not right. I am hoping and praying that Sec. Panetta and A.G. Holder will ask for a meeting before Congress, maybe the Armed Services Committee and Oversight. One of my senators is on the Armed Services Committee. Maybe we all should write to our senators and representatives about this as well as signing the petition.HZ

      • 299 Pamela
        March 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm

        Yes, amk, I am sure you are right on this. This lower solar plexus dweller knows it is over for him, knows he created his own ending, and it does not taste sweet. The reality is sinking in to his vicious sub human brain that he has taken every step, spoken every word of his own accord, and been paid far more than this brand of hatred could possibly be worth, setting the stage for his own self-undoing, and he is very very angry. He must have believed the rich and powerful could protect him, but there is nowhere to hide now. They will turn their backs on him, he will go down in history as a nobody. A big fat loudmouthed nobody, who brought no joy, no hope, no creativity, only unkindness where it was not warranted. Too bad for him. We all make our own choices, this is America, land of the free. He should not have abused that freedom.

    • March 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Wow..he’s not even pretending anymore huh? He was going for “man child” until now. It was like, I’m not saying “boy”, but wink wink, y’all know what I mean. The ugly’s all out now.

    • 306 Lorraine
      March 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      He is trying to change the subject from his insane and disgusting remarks about Ms. Fluke. Don’t let him, keep the pressure on him.

    • 307 anniebella
      March 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      Who was the one wearing that little boy shirt the other day, a grown rusty man like Limbaugh wearing some shirt that a 7 or 8 year old would wear. I think it’s clear those drugs has affected Limbaugh’s mind. He’s a racists sick bastard.

  71. 308 Proud of Obama
    March 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Ugh ugh ugh. Who is this Thomas Sowell on Hannitty smearing the deceased Prof Bell and our President? This is really insane.

  72. 315 Proud of Obama
    March 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Who are Hannity’s sponsors? We need to boycott them.

  73. March 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Mitts Super PAC just bought 1 million dollar ad buy, in, wait for it, Illinois!

    • 317 utaustinliberal
      March 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Hahahaha. He’s gonna lose that state in the general but hey keep blowing that money. It only gives the stations more money and they can in turn hire more people.

  74. March 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Gingrich to get Secret Service protection!

    How much will this cost the taxpayers and will Gingrich pay for it with his own money?

  75. 324 desertflower
    March 9, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    :) For all you Twitter followers…you need to follow Helen Philpot :) One half of the wonderful Margaret and Helen blog. Bless these women…they call it like they see it! Funny Tweets…

    https://twitter.com/#!/HelenPhilpot

    • 325 desertflower
      March 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Helen Philpot ‏ @HelenPhilpot Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
      The Marine who kissed his boyfriend can kiss me like that anytime. Welcome home soldier. Mission accomplished. pic.twitter.com/4zpsDaXh

  76. March 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Saw my first Romney ad last night here in Chicago. It was a Super PAC by and it was nasty. All against Santorum and lies about himself. Like it talks about Romney saving the Olympics and at th time he dmitted he couldn’t have done it with the US government subsidizing the games. I know it is going to get worse over the next 10 days. But it says omething about how scared they are. This is a state that should be no problem for Romney. I have a feeling the polls they have aren’t that great. Sure he might win, but he should win by 20 points over a Santorum and I bet it will be less than 5.

  77. March 9, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Does anybodu have any idea of the size of the crowd. I would love to see pictures comparing the size of this crowd versus the large turnout for Romney at Ford Field.

  78. March 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    • 337 isonprize
      March 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Music trivia here… I wonder how Raphael Saadiq feels? Instead of “Hail to the Chief” the President of the United States enters the room on his music!! That has got to be wonderful!!

      Keep Marchin’ – Raphael Saadiq

      When There’s Nothing You Can Do
      When There’s Nothing You Can Say
      ’cause Everything Just Aint’ Going To Go Your Way
      If You’re Feeling Kind Of Strange And You Want To Lay It Down
      And It’s Hard For You To Keep Your Feet On Solid Ground

      You Got To Keep, On … Keep Marchin’
      Keep Marchin’ On
      You Got To Keep, On … Keep Marchin’
      Keep Marchin’ On
      Keep On … Keep Marchin’

      When A Poor Girl Shines And A Rich Girl Cries
      And The Clown Is Wearing No Make Up
      You Got To Get Up And Run, You Got To Get Up And Strive
      You Got To Put On Your Pride Into Making It

      You Got To Keep, On … Keep Marchin’
      Keep Marchin’ On
      You Got To Keep, On … Keep Marchin’
      Keep Marchin’ On
      Keep On … Keep Marchin’

      You Got To Keep, On … Keep Marchin’
      Keep Marchin’ On
      You Got To Keep, On … Keep Marchin’
      Keep Marchin’ On
      Keep On … Keep Marchin’

  79. March 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I bet bill maher sticks uP for Rush Tonight!

    • 341 L3
      March 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      I find it amazing that liberals are quick to defend people on the right when they are being attacked instead of just silently allowing them to go down. While Maher is defending, Rush the right is attacking Maher and trying to equate his statements with those of Rush and even dragging PBO into it by demanding he return the million dollar check Maher donated to the Super Pac supporting PBO.

      Last week Goldie Taylor and Toure were on Lawrence’s show saying kind things about Breitbart and this week we see the results of his last smear campaign against PBO through a Harvard professor. They should feel pretty stupid now. These folks act as though they don’t know we are at war right now. The RWNJs take no prisoners and never come to the aid of anyone on the left when they’re in trouble. If you’re sinking they will promptly place an anvil in your hands to help you sink faster but lefties are always there to make a false equivalency like MHP and Whoopi instead of just standing back and allowing these folks to go down uninterrupted.

  80. 342 GGail
    March 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    ATTENTION SOUTHERN CALIFORIANS
    I just received this email and I’ve RSVP’d (look forward to meeting you all there!)

    “now is the perfect time to meet up with other supporters and help celebrate the opening of our brand-new office in Los Angeles.

    We’ll also kick off the night with a screening of David Guggenheim’s new film, The Road We’ve Traveled, about the challenges and accomplishments of President Obama’s first term. You won’t want to miss this inspirational launch for our office.”

    What: OFA Los Angeles office opening

    Where: OFA Los Angeles office
    10401 Venice Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90034

    When: Thursday, March 15th
    4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    We won’t work you too hard on Thursday — there’s plenty of hard work to do in the months ahead. We’ll relax with some food and drinks, and chat about the issues that matter most here in California, like affordable health care and support for the middle class.

    This office in Los Angeles will be your local hub for building our base of volunteers, connecting with undecided voters, and making sure we secure the 270 electoral votes we need for a win on November 6th. Our state has the power to make a real impact in this election for Democrats up and down the ticket — but it won’t happen unless we get our organizing off the ground in California now.

    It’s time to prepare for the tough fight ahead — so don’t miss the office kickoff in Los Angeles on Thursday:

    http://ca.barackobama.com/Los-Angeles-Office-Opening

    See you out there,

    Mary Jane

    Mary Jane Stevenson
    California State Director
    Obama for America

    • 343 nathkatun7
      March 10, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      GGail, Thanks for sharing this. Oh how I wish I wasn’t working on that day, but unfortunately I am. Otherwise, I would drive from San Diego to be part of the opening of your LA office and being able to see the film. All I can say is:Go Angelenos! I know you’ll represent Southern Cal. with an impressive showing.

  81. March 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I’m about to expire for the day. Nighty night lovely people, nighty night Ms Chips, thanks for another fantastic day in TODland. Ciao.

  82. March 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

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