Table settings in the State Dining Room of the White House, March 14
Crisped Halibut with Potato Crust
Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Applewood Smoked Bacon
Spring Garden Lettuces,
Shallot Dressing, Shaved Breakfast Radish,
Cucumbers and Avocados
Red Wine Reduction, French Beans, Cipollini Onion
Warm Meyer Lemon Steamed Pudding
with Idaho Huckleberry Sauce and Newtown Pippin Apples
C-Span’s coverage starts at 6:15
White House live
CNN live streaming
First lady Michelle Obama speaks at an event with young women from the US and United Kingdom in the State Dining Room of the White House
Rachel Maddow arrives for a lunch hosted in honor of PM David Cameron at the State Department
la la la
All alone on the internet……..
Michelle looks gorgeous! so, nu?
I agree with you edwina, 100%.
FLOTUS is such a great role model, having these young girls over is so nice, and she have not forgotten those girls from that England school.
She is STUNNING!!! Woweeeee!!! HOT, HOT, HOT!!!
Diego’s here to keep you company, Tally
Merci mon ami!
Vous are tres welcome
Hi Joan, Diego Forlan is that hunky soccer player in the photo, Tally is rather keen on the chap!
My World Cup 2010 BF from Uruguay who won the Golden Ball at the World Cup (MVP.)
My 2006 WCBF also won the Golden Ball:
Hot + French = yum
Oh so if we’re first we can order pictures of hot hot HOT half-naked guys. Goody……Me making my list now….. *bounces in glee*
I must be getting old – Diego scares me…..;)
He’s pretty amazing Pamela….. he was a professional tennis player until his sister was paralyzed in a car accident with a drunk driver. He then decided to become a Pro futbol player because he could make more money – most of which he donates to her foundation to end drunk driving.
here’s a less intense photo of him:
He’s beautiful inside AND out!!
I know, right?
We could use more of those, especially the inside part.
Your naughty mat sales must be booming, Ms Chips
On a slightly more serious note it is essential for everyone to hear what PM Cameron has to say about US “smart power” – that was an exceptionally cogent & supremely well targeted missile he launched directly at the Party of Koch & Norquist (former GOP). So, if you happen to have a moment to post just that segment, it is certainly something that should be distributed widely.
In the meantime, everyone can enjoy the brilliance of our Secretary of State & VP as they await the PM’s comments:
USA – PM Cameron articulately describes the Obama era of "Smart Power" – youtu.be/VIHXsB9eSJo The inverse of the #NEOCONSTER GWB era— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 14, 2012
AWESOME. And Cameron is a CONSERVATIVE.
But then our conservatives aren’t conservative anymore. They’re just crazy.
Tally, so true and this should be pointed out to our “conservative” friends whenever possible.
“But then our conservatives aren’t conservative anymore. They’re just crazy.” Tally, you hit the nail on the head! It’s way past time to keep referring to these rabid, and radical, right wingers as conservatives. The current crop of GOP leaders, and especially those who engineered the so called teabag movement, are not your typical traditional conservatives.
For those who do not care for David Cameron you might change your opinion after listening to this video.
I don’t like his conservative policies and austerity mandate but I do appreciate him as a person and I do appreciate the relationship he has with PBO. It’s a good working and diplomatic relationship and he has been lockstep with us regarding Libya, Syria, Iran, Israel, and Afghanistan. The full State Department remarks were delightful from the American and British side.
Thank you for getting first Tally. I have know idea who this dude is, but I’m sure he must be extremely charming, brilliant, and have a beautiful soul.
Congrats Tally on being First
Please take lots of pics tomorrow so I can live vicariously through you!
And figure out where we can all meet. Pasadena, Glendale, maybe Burbank – depending on how far HZ feels like going……
will do Tally. I’m excited about the Grand Opening and looking forward to meeting some fellow TODers
and yes, we will plan a get-together where HZ can attend.
WOW – your prize is mighty fine!!!!!
Yes. Yes he is.
that menu looks amazing.
going to eat my banana & cottage cheese now. oh yay.
Ewww….ewwww…..ewwwwww…. bananas are the GROSSEST things on earth. Ewww…ewww…ewwwwww.
Oh shit!!!!!! I almost screamed the place down……Chips what are you doing to me. I hate hate HATE bananas. Just the mention of bananas or the sight of them makes me want to projectile vomit. You better watch your back….that upchuck is coming your way.
UT, can you not see how hurt that banana is? I officially declare you to be banana-ist, shame on you!
I love Bananas~ I just bought 2 bunches at the Farmer’s Market here to freeze for Smoothies..Ymmmm.
this is so funny.. I too do not appreciate bananas.. this is the first time I’ve heard others say what I think about bananas.
Sherijr, you and UT don’t know what you are missing!
Angry banana is angry.
I loathe bananas too utaustinliberal..I can’t stand the smell, the consistency..ewww…ewww is right!
Me too….the smell is awful…..
I sometimes find myself at odds with what is being said as I do about all of you hating bananas. I found I need to eat atleast 2 bananas a week plus drink a glass of skim milk a day to keep leg cramps away! Good thing I don’t hate either one of those two things! I’d rather eat certain foods instead of taking pills whenever possible.
No. Lima beans are the grossest thing on Earth.
Lima beans and santorum. oh wait….
yall are crazy. bananas are the best
High in potassium. J’adore les bananes.
I’m in the Banana Brigade too! Hope we don’t get expelled for admitting to this embarrassing potassium affection. No muscle cramps—voila!
What? No cheesy grits and bisquits? How dare the President ignore that American delicacy! Somebody in MS or AL is thinking that.
Sorry dears, it’s not the bananas that are gross. Bananas are natural sweeteners. Who doesn’t love a great banana split or a banana daiquiri or banana pudding or bananas and peanut butter sandwich or bananas with corn flakes or banana nut bread or … anyway, you get the picture. Bananas go great with many other foods and I won’t mention some of the other fun things you can with them. [Get your minds out of the gutter, I was thinking of... oh never mind]
Anyway, it’s not the bananas that are yucky. Oh no, no, no — it’s the cottage cheese that makes me queezy. That stuff is like curded baby spittle. I don’t care WHAT you mix it with. It’s G-RRRossssss!! Eeww! Phla… gagh, ackkkh!!
But by all means, do enjoy your snack Tally!
Thank you Dudette! I did.
I’d still rather have had what is on the above menu…… omnom.
I’m with you on that Tally. Everything sounds deeee-lish!!
Now there’s an occasion where I wouldn’t mind being part of the wait staff. Although with my luck, they’d catch me with sauce dripping from the corner of my mouth and toss me out the back door before the first course is finished.
Dudette, I am with you on the cottage cheese! I just don’t know what purpose it serves. It has absolutely no taste.
Another food I like. Yowser! I am not in synch here. I like to buy fresh pineapple and slice it a little thich putting a couple of scoops of cottage cheese on the ring and sprinkle curry powder on top for my lunch. Love it!
FL Michelle Obama’s outfit and that brooch is gorgeous. Man oh man my fashion fingers are twiddling for her gown tonight.
Yes – the colour combination of the table settings looks interesting. I think it’s almost springlike. I can’t wait to see her dress. More meetings – Catch up with everyone later!
Oh. My. God.
“Rick Santorum’s delegate haul in Mississippi and Alabama? Thirty-two, with just over 300,000 votes cast on his behalf.
Mitt Romney’s delegate haul in American Somoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Marianas Islands and Guam? Thirty-four, with 1,129 votes cast on his behalf (70, 104, 740 and 215 votes respectively).
Oh, and Romney also got 25 delegates from Mississippi and Alabama. He even got more delegates in Mississippi than Rick Santorum, despite Santorum winning the popular vote. But he was a little more efficient about things in the U.S. territories, getting one delegate for every 33 votes cast. In the southern states, he only got one delegate for every 10,581 votes. That’s 321 times less efficient than Romney’s island victories. And he spent about $2.5 million more doing it.”
I love the fact that the MEDIA™® isn’t talking about the BIG STORY:
NO ONE IS VOTING.
Turn out is at RECORD LOWS.
What was this year’s turnout in MS and AL compared to 2008?
AL – 552,155
MS – 143,286
Total = 695,441
Oh my bad – I misunderstood 57′s post.
2012 – is UP for those two states. I’m sure Rachel or Ed did a thing on most places are low turnout this year. Of course, the hateful south would be up.
AL – 619,940
MS – 283,315
Total = 903,255
Still…. less than a million people in two states who have a total population of 7,781,252 combined.
By the lack of coverage, you wouldn’t know the Dems were even having primaries:
Yeah, Florida was up as well. It’s the right’s last chance to stop the tide.
And bring back slavery, deny women & blacks the vote, and place all females under house arrest, denying them employment (in Santorum’s perfect world.)
I’ll never get over Santorum saying, “The US was great before 1965.” FUCK YOU SANTORUM.
hmm..Maddow was there..interesting
Sitting right next to Terry Macaulife!!! Part of the Clinton anti-President Obama DLC clique!!! Part of the fundraising network for “No Labels” and great partner of the Hillary PUMA group leader Lynn de Rothschild.
And you guys wonder why Rachel Maddow goes apeshit on President Obama every so often??? She has these guys seriously buttering her up, getting her to help their cause of defeating President Obama!!!
These Clintonites and their heroes do not mean the Obamas well. Never did, never will!!!
Rachel Maddow must have been invited because she is an Oxford graduate as is David Cameron.
And a Rhodes Scholar.
I thought I read they were erecting the Big Party Tent for the din—-not dining in house—maybe that’s just for entertainment and post din dancin’. Anyone know the guest list?
I was right about the tent
I thought the photo was for a luncheon. Wasn’t the other a dinner?
Rachel.. geesh dress up…just a little please………………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you mean dress up a little? She’s wearing a suit/formal jacket. J’adore her glasses.
I know!! I said the same thing. That looks like one of the blazers she wear during the show…
If she’s not in jeans, she’s dressed up!
Here’s the video Baracketology
Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney won’t be filling out an NCAA tournament bracket.
“I’m not plugged in well enough this year to do that,” the Republican presidential candidate told reporters on Tuesday, according to the AP.
Romney doesn’t understand sports in general, let’s be real.
They asked Mitt if he was filling out his brackets, and he said, "No, I have accountants to do that."— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 13, 2012
If you’re not following David Axelrod on twitter you should be spanked. His tweets – especially on GOP primary night – are hilarious. He always needles the GOP especially the Romney camp and the Romney camp doesn’t know how to respond because they’re not as witty as he is with 140 characters.
….”But I have a few friends that own colleges…”
….and basketball teams
I knew it! Mitt Romney is powered by electricity!!….he needs to be plugged in to function!!!. What a tool!
He could’ve just stopped at “I’m not plugged in well”. That pretty much describes him in every aspect.
hahahahahhahahaha! PBO told the espn guy that if he’d known he had the same final 4, he might have chosen differently. hahahahhahahahahahhahahhahahahhaahhahahahahhahahhaha!!!! PBO is too much!
Romney, on Illinois tele-town hall said Obama was elected because of his "soaring rhetoric."— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) March 14, 2012
It’s kind of silly to talk about why President Obama was elected, when we’ve got three years worth of historic accomplishments to talk about – AFTER he was elected. This isn’t his first time at the rodeo. He’s already doing the job that Romney is trying to win. And when we compare what President Obama has done with his time in office, versus what Romney did with his time in office, there’s no contest.
@lynnsweet Romney needs a dictionary. Or maybe not. I'd hate to lose the comedy of him trying to slam Obama, but complementing him instead.— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) March 14, 2012
Romney wishes he could touch peoples hearts with a few lines. Sorry buddy boy that’s something you can’t buy. Take your billions to AL & MS. Oh wait……..you lost those primaries.
Besides having the words to read, it is believing in them helping compose the speech and delivering it with cadence, crescendo, and inspiration.
And Mitt will lose the election because of his “boring rhetoric.”
I got a Romney robo-call today in Illinois. Some naive soul told me to “Stay tuned for an URGENT message from Gov. Romney”. I did not stay tuned.
Urgent message from Romney: I beg you!Please save me from further humiliation.
whatever. he needs to get over it.
Definitely not just a pretty face.
From Andrew Sullivan’s blog:
Can Santorum pull it off? First he has to get rid of Gingrich:
VP Joey is a bit stuffy, hopefully it’s not a Spring flu.
Oh boy, if it’s the flu, hopefully he doesn’t pass it on to my President.
But I love my VPresident too and hope he’s feeling better soon.
Might be pollen though. Today’s the first day I actually noticed it here in Atlanta. It IS that time of year. If you’re an allergy suffer, Atlanta is pretty much hell x 10 for you in the Spring. The pollen counts are breathtakingly high — literally!
Tweety and gas prices switched to Friends marathon. Will go back when George comes on. I hate concern trolls.
His segment on Planned Parenthood and the War on Woman was an epic FAIL. The two woman he had on.. Susan Page and Melissa Hennensomething are both out of touch with this issue.
I think Susan page is a Repug….she always has snark comments.
Melissa H. was apoplectic about the original birth control decision with Catholic affliliated organizations.
Susan Page is an a**hole!!!
Looks like George Clooney is indeed meeting with PBO and Sec. Clinton tomorrow about the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.
I know many of you do not like Politico, but Roger Simon brought the SNARK in an article today. I was LOL for real!!
GOP wants YOU for its NOMINEE!
Do YOU need a JOB?
Or are YOU in a DEAD-END job with LITTLE chance of ADVANCEMENT?
Are you BORED? FIDGETY? DISCONNECTED from REALITY and possessing certain DELUSIONAL tendencies?
Do you believe in a MOON COLONY?
Would you like NASCAR, NFL team owners and other NE’ER-DO-WELLS to SUCK UP to YOU?
Or are you just eager to IMPOSE your own PERSONAL RELIGIOUS BELIEFS on the rest of the AMERICAN PEOPLE?
In that case: Would YOU like to be the PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE of the UNITED STATES REPUBLICAN PARTY?
This party is a FIXER-UPPER but with UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!
All it needs is VISION, PURPOSE, ORGANIZATION, the ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH ORDINARY PEOPLE, PROOF that it does not HATE women, Latinos, the poor, the ill, the downtrodden and other lazy bums who leach off society.
THIS PERSON CAN BE YOU!
THERE ARE NO BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED!
HAVE AN EXCESS OF FORMER SPOUSES?
A PENCHANT FOR FANATICISM?
OR EVEN PAST CRUELTY TO ANIMALS?
THIS IS NOT A DEAL BREAKER!
A team of PROFESSIONALS, the same people who vetted SARAH PALIN, will WORK with you, bring you UP TO SPEED and even provide you with a FABULOUS WARDROBE.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74029.html#ixzz1p89dYXSh
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74029.html
That is HILARIOUS!
Ha! Love it! They should post that baby in a Craigslist ad right away.
The comments are a riot too — as one might expect from their audience.
Blago is going to give some final words tonight before he heads to prison tomorrow to serve a 14 year sentence. I am probably in the minority, but I still can’t believe this sentence. It just doesn’t feel just. Without getting into all the details, I just feel Blago was in over his head, was acting and sounding immature—-making threats that sounded more like jr. high than what you would expect from a governor—-but there was no crime committed in my estimation. Nothing ever happened. People who commit some violent crimes get a lesser sentence. And just on a humanity level—-all agree that he has been a great husband and father, dearly loves his 2 daughters who will be grown women by the time he sees the light of day again. Just sad about it.
Dotster, I agree and not one person from a major Wall Street firm is in jail. Also, while Mayor of Wasilla the half term governor built her house with the same materials that were being used to build a city hockey rink, and she is doing well. The world is not fair.
Actually, Sarah gave the contract to the company that built the ice rink after they built her house on the adjoined property. Those same people worked with Todd to build their house and it is suspected that they got their house for the contract. It was the same contractors that build Senator Stevens questioned deck on his house. She got rid of the permit system that would have provided the paper trail that would have caught it prior to her house building. She may seem stupid in a lot of ways but she is cagey as a fox. The reporter tracking it down during the ’08 Campaign ran into a dead end on it.
He’s speaking now Dotster:
Agree with you. It’s sad and vindictive. Hope he holds up well, maybe be released on early parole.
so I missed George Clooney.
Here’s the video, lisa:
The CSPAN livestream will go live at 6:30 EST. They’re showing the luncheon now.
Whew! I made it home in time. No working tonight for me Yippee!!!
LOLz!! Come join the party!!
so now i gotta be logged into wordpress to comment.
I know – that just happened to me too. weird.
LOLz!! Come join the party!!
This was supposed to be upthread. Weirdness with posting today. Kept getting feedback about being not logged in? Urf.
New post everyone:
I don’t know much about David Cameron but he has a good sense of humor and not bad looking. The accent is mesmerizing though. I love it!
Scalia got invited?! whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!!!!
Ok, this is weird. WordPress made me sign in to it before I could post.
Oh flip LL, it’s happening lots of people today – I have no clue why. Just checking the WordPress support forum.
By any chance do you use digis? I’m embarrassed to say I don’t even know what that is, but one of our friends here just emailed me about log-in problems too and said they use digis so they don’t know their log-in. Help!
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