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pbo in chicago

A view of Chicago as President Obama travels across the city by helicopter on March 16

End of speech:

(C-Span showed the speech live, so hopefully they’ll have the video on their site soon)

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President Obama and Dick Durbin arrive at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago

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President Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, March 16


273 Responses to “pbo in chicago”


  1. 1 symmetry11
    March 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    C-SPAN is getting ready to go live.

  2. 3 Proud Former White House Intern
    March 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    1st

  3. 8 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks Chips for the heads up & link

  4. 9 yardarm756
    March 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Prez is on C-Span now.

  5. 10 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    PBO tells repug candidates, “welcome to the land of Lincoln…..maybe some Lincoln will rub off on them while they are here.” to the cheers and laughter of the crowd.

  6. 13 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    PBO says that the “avalance of attack ads aren’t appealing to the better angels of our nature, but hope springs eternal….” Crowd laughed.

  7. 14 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    PBO: you didn’t get involved because you knew the odds were that a guy named Barack H. Obama was going to be president
    Woman in the audience, quite decisively states: YES WE DID!!!

  8. 15 Tally
    March 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    You guys see that on the bottom of the CSPAN screen? “US Supreme Court rejects TV Coverage of healthcare arguements.”

    Not sure how I feel about that.

  9. March 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Everyone! I see from the comments PBO feels like pinching the Repugs today.

  10. 24 amk for obama
    March 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    An experiment to repeat a test of the speed of subatomic particles known as neutrinos has found that they do not travel faster than light.

    Results announced in September suggested that neutrinos can exceed light speed, but were met with scepticism as that would upend Einstein’s theory of relativity.

    A test run by a different group at the same laboratory has now clocked them travelling at precisely light speed.

    The results have been posted online.

    The results in September, from the Opera group at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy, shocked the world, threatening to upend a century of physics as well as relativity – which holds the speed of light to be the Universe’s absolute speed limit.

    Now the Icarus group, based at the same laboratory, has weighed in again, having already cast some doubt on the original Opera claim.

    Shortly after that claim, Nobel laureate Sheldon Glashow co-authored a Physical Review Letters paper that modelled how faster-than-light neutrinos would behave as they travelled.

    In November, the Icarus group showed in a paper posted on the online server Arxiv that the neutrinos displayed no such behaviour.

    However, they have now supplemented that indirect result with a test just like that carried out by the Opera team.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/science-environment-17364682

    Why neutrinos ? Why the heck not ? :)

    • 25 Liberal Librarian
      March 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Neutrinos have a well-known liberal bias.

      But, really, I wasn’t looking forward to having to rewrite the laws of physics, or having geeks braying for FTL neutrino engines.

      • 26 aquagranny911
        March 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

        DANG! Does this mean no Trans-warp engines? How will we “boldly go where no one has gone before?” I am totally bummed!!!

        • 27 Liberal Librarian
          March 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

          Sadly, no, warp technology, while theoretically possible, is way beyond our technology. I’m waiting for the aliens to return in December at the end of the Mayan calendar to spread love and peace and warp drive. Because the Mayans were cool like that.

          • 28 aquagranny911
            March 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

            LOL! But what if the aliens would rather eat us instead? That could be creepy.

            • 29 Liberal Librarian
              March 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

              Yeah, that’s what these UFOlogist geeks don’t want to admit: If a species was advanced enough to travel the stars, why would they hide? Their technology would be akin to magic to us.

            • 30 prettyfoot58
              March 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

              ahahahahahah,,,grannyyy grannny,…..i cannnnot say what i am thinking…

              yalll are a mess today…. :-D :-D

  11. 31 Liberal Librarian
    March 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    But, you know, the right wing just LOOOOOOOOVES Israel and teh Jews.

    You were thinking that the real problem with Sandra Fluke is that she’s a prostitute who won’t show us her sex tapes in exchange for allowing her to use birth control.

    You would be wrong.

    You see, this right-wing investigative journalist brings us the real story.

    Sandra Fluke’s boyfriend is…wait…a JEW!!!!

    And not the good kind of Jew that likes to kill Palestinians in order to further bizarre apocalyptic fantasies of right-wing Christians.

    No, Fluke likes the kind of Jew who might know leading Democratic players like….oh my god….CASS SUNSTEIN!!!!!

    Post here, with a hat tip to Cesca: http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2012/03/sandra-fluke-jew-lover

  12. March 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    “A good teacher can increase the lifetime earnings of a classroom by over $250,000″.
    I agree good teachers are critical, but even more important—-good parents who make education and success in school a priority.

    • 35 Liberal Librarian
      March 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      THIS. Most of us wouldn’t be where we are without our parents hounding us over our educations. We chafed at the time, but they turned out to be right.

    • March 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Obama Unveils STEM Ed. Plans at White House Science Fair

      http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2012/02/president_obama_hosted_his_sec.html

      “When I took office, I called for an all-hands-on-deck approach to science, technology, engineering, and math,” Obama said, “to make sure these fields get the respect and attention that they deserve. … The private sector has answered that call as well.”

      Fourteen organizations, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Google, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, among others, have just announced a $22 million fund for STEM teacher preparation and support. The effort is part of an initiative dubbed 100Kin10, an initiative created to attract and prepare 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over a decade.

      http://100kin10.org/

  13. 37 Liberal Librarian
    March 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Okay, my new post is up on TPV. Pretty simple title: Bravery.

    • 38 mtmarilyn
      March 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Once again LL, you put into words what I am feeling. Thanks!

    • 40 57andfemale
      March 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      “Democrats should have stood united behind his program, because it addressed long-held Democratic priorities. But polling said this, and constituents who voted for the other guy said that, and never underestimate a Democrat’s ability to find the most expedient position and call it “principle”.

      Perfect, my friend.

      • 41 Liberal Librarian
        March 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        I really hope we can soon put to rest Will Rogers’ joke: “I belong to no organized political party; I’m a Democrat.”

        • 42 utaustinliberal
          March 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

          Once again LL; FREAKING AWESOME!

          • 43 Liberal Librarian
            March 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

            I’m only as good as my material. BO—and our political life in general—provide great fodder.

        • 44 57andfemale
          March 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

          I don’t mind the diversity. What I do mind — and what was truly unprecedented since PBO was elected — was how many Dem’s actually defected from the Democratic agenda.

          I love Howard Dean, I really do. I love the concept of a 50-state strategy. This is actually how wingnuts insinuated themselves into every aspect of American political life. But in 2006/2008, anyone willing to be a “D” after their name got support from the party. So we had ‘numbers’ but we had a dangerous number who had no intention of supporting the Democratic agenda. Willing to jettison ACA because the Hyde Amendment wasn’t good enough to deny abortion under the new law? Let’s be clear: if Melissa Bean had stood proud behind ACA and the Recovery Act and spent even one nanosecond explaining it to her constituents, there wouldn’t be a Joe Walsh in Congress. (Actually, we’re probably going to get Tammy Duckworth instead. I’ll take her over Melissa Bean any day).

          I have maintained that it was NEVER Republicans that Obama had to placate. It was his own Democratic ‘majority’ which was never a majority at all and only filibuster-proof for a couple of months.

          • 45 Liberal Librarian
            March 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

            Try telling that to the emoprogs.

            Heath Schuler should never have been a Democrat. I can tolerate conservadems; we’re a big tent. But Schuler was a Republican in all but name.

            • 46 57andfemale
              March 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

              That’s what I mean! In terms of perception, we would have been better off without the ‘commanding majorities’ that everyone said we had but never had. Then at least the fight would have been more obvious, instead of the disgusting meme that Obama was caving to Republicans.

              • 47 Liberal Librarian
                March 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

                I agree. We would’ve had a smaller majority, but have been able to do more. But, then again, there’s always the Senate, where the GOP minority was determined to filibuster everything. So we needed to placate the conservadems there. And without the conservadems, we wouldn’t have had 60 votes.

    • 48 Tally
      March 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Great stuff babe!

      I especially love: “His own party, often acting like abused dogs, never fully backed him the way the GOP backed Bush. He was, pretty much, a man alone.”

      • 49 Liberal Librarian
        March 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

        I knew I wanted to write something for today, and when I watched the film, I had my subject.

    • 50 Barb
      March 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Great, I say,GREAT Post!

    • 55 GGail
      March 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      LL, even an “abused dog” finds courage. :-) I really appreciated your last two paragraphs!

    • 56 gregsgyrl63
      March 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Bravo!!

  14. 57 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    “Warren Buffet- who’s quite pleased we named a rule after him.” —– I just betchya he is!! :lol:

  15. 58 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    GOP Senate Candidates In Missouri Don’t Know Amount Of Federal Minimum Wage

  16. 60 Pamela
    March 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    A quick HELLO! ;)

  17. 65 isonprize
    March 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Has anyone else noted that PBO is wearing some snazzy ties these days??

    I mean, he always looks good, but the ties have been very stylish. Understated, but very modern. He really could be a GQ model. He makes lots of guys step their game up when it comes to looking professional. I would guess that he has a stylist, since he says that Michelle and the girls teased him so bad about his fashion sense. So, if he does, that person is doing an OUTSTANDING JOB!!!

    • March 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      My guess is he does not have a stylist. Not his thing, not his style, at all. From all accounts, Michelle’s included, he has zero interest in wardrobe. Someone bought him some new dark ties which I also like, but that’s all it is. I don’t think a stylist would be pulling that blue checked shirt out of the closet every time. Our president is too busy focused on what’s important.

      • 67 isonprize
        March 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

        Maybe “Stylist” is the wrong term. “Somebody who’s buying his ties” is probably the better description. And that person does exist, he/she certainly doesn’t have a full job at it. I just figure that PBO has way more stuff to worry about than what tie to wear every day. If it were up to him, he’d probably wear the same one!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

        • 68 isonprize
          March 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

          And IF that person does exist…. (Word press needs an edit button. For real!!)

          • 69 Liberal Librarian
            March 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

            Celebrities have “buyers” who go clothes shopping for them. POTUS and FLOTUS are high profile positions in our Republic, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some professional help in clothing them.

        • March 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

          I actually volunteered to be the Obama Tie Lady. I tried to not be shallow during ’08 campaign but more than once wrote Obama headquarters and asked someone there to please trot down Michigan Ave. and buy him some new dark classy ties. And if they were all too busy, which I assumed they were, I volunteered for this most important duty. ( I never liked the lt. blue, too blah etc, didn’t do him justice) Alas, no one ever listened to me or got back to me on that kind and generous offer. End of Tie Story.

          • March 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

            He’s actually wearing MY tie, the one I had the grand privilege of hugging on April 20, 2011. SIGH. Every time I see I get a little buzz. Weird, I know, but there you have it.

          • 72 isonprize
            March 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

            Dotster, that is too funny. Well, somebody FINALLY listened to you. PBO and his ties look absolutely dashing!!

      • 73 miss pat
        March 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

        Robme has a blue checkerd shirt two or maybe he has more than one. He pulls that out when he is on the trail.

  18. 74 ranman11
    March 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I am here in Chi-Town and it is a beautiful day especially since PBO is in town. I am going to catch a train when he is done speaking and go hang out down town. Thanks Chips for all you do.

  19. March 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This was a great campaign speech. He’s in great form today, right on the money.

  20. 76 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    HOW SWEET IT IS…PBO BACK IN CHI-TOWN! MAKES ME FEEL HAPPY BECAUSE I KNOW HE WILL TRULY CHERISH EVERY MOMENT HE IS THERE…HE’S FIRED UP AND MORE THAN READY FOR A BUSY SCHEDULE TODAY. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HIM TONITE W/ TYLER PERRY…AKA..MY FRIEND ‘MADEA!’ BACK TO MY CHICKEN! WE LOVE YOU MR. PRESIDENT!

  21. 77 yardarm756
    March 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    My eyes are dripping and my heart is about to jump outta my chest. I’m sooooo proud of PBO and glad I lived to see the day.

    • March 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Just lovely, Yardarm – I’m so glad to be alive for this too.

    • 79 isonprize
      March 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Airight, Yardarm, don’t you go gettin’ all musy on me! We got work to do.
      :wink: There was something in my eye too, though, I’m not really sure what it was. I’ve got wicked allergies. Yeah, yeah, that’s what it was… :wink:

      • 80 vcprezofan2
        March 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm

        Hi, Ison! I can’t resist saying that I always love how well you understand your eyes and their watery behaviour. ;) Reading your comment suddenly reminded me of the occasion when your son shook PBO’s hand and CC got you a picture. Can’t remember if it was a cold then or the same allergies, but I do remember loving the way you expressed yourself. I really do enjoy the variety of ways Obamabots choose to express themselves!

    • 81 a4alice
      March 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      awww yardarm…… you crusty softie you :-)

    • 82 miss pat
      March 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      That was my mantra on that night in Nov 08. “Look what me live to see!” I was in Jamaica and my daughter was on the Internet, my son was on the home-phone and my grandaughter was on the cell phone. This year I will be in NY rooting for him again.

  22. 84 GGail
    March 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    POTUS seems very upbeat and happy & spanked that podium with a resounding slap! HAHAHAHA!!

  23. 85 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    The lady in yellow is feeling it–here I’m baby Signed, Sealed, and Delivered –I’m yours!

  24. March 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    “They”—–like Andrea Mitchell and Chris Cilizza just now and other media types—keep saying that the Obama campaign is not raising as much smaller dollar amount donations as expected. Anyone know if this is true? If so, gotta step it up. I’m trying to do my share.

    • 90 lisalovesobama
      March 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Mrs. Greenspan wouldn’t know the definition of “small dollar” if it came up and bit her on her gigantic beak. Concern trolling. Don’t take anything she says seriously.

      • 91 Liberal Librarian
        March 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

        Has OFA released February’s numbers yet? I know that a recent donor’s conference was very upbeat.

        • 92 lisalovesobama
          March 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

          No clue, but my bet is that donations are fine. When has Mitchell ever cared about PBO and his administration? Can’t talk bout the economy, can’t talk about his poll numbers. All she can pull out of her nonexistent bosoms are troll issues.

          • 93 Liberal Librarian
            March 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

            There’s a program on BBC World and BBC News called “Hardtalk”. It’s hosted—mostly—by a journalist named Stephen Sackur. I try to catch it whenever I can through my, um, channels. I wish I could send one episode of it to every interviewer in the US media to show them THIS IS HOW YOU INTERVIEW. The only interviewer we have here that approaches Mr. Sackur is Martin Bashir. And, of course, he’s British as well.

            • 94 lisalovesobama
              March 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

              I’m sorry, but if there was one thing we could export from America, I’d vote for our so called ‘journos’. They suck ass, literally. I’m beyond being ashamed of them. Britain should send us more of their journalists.

              • 95 Liberal Librarian
                March 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

                The problem is when we had graduate schools of journalism. Old school journalists—like the ones who wrote for my beloved NY Daily News—learned their trade from the ground up. Some were college graduates, some weren’t, but all had a healthy skepticism of those with power and wealth. Now major journalists are in the same tax bracket as the 1%, and report accordingly.

                • 96 lisalovesobama
                  March 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

                  such a damned shame.

                • 97 jackiegrumbacher
                  March 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

                  And they’re usually promoted because they “look” right, not because they perform well. I sometimes think about all the really great journalists we once had in this country and the comparison with today’s cardboard cutouts makes me want to weep.

              • 98 miss pat
                March 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

                Except Piers of CNN. I wish he would take a slow boat back to England, no make that a canoe with one oar.

    • 99 Ladyhawke
      March 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      The gasbags are insufferable.

    • 100 utaustinliberal
      March 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      That’s pure hogwash. They just recently got more than 1.5M new donors. The media is full of crap. Mitchell really needs to learn to corroborate her stories. Oh…I forgot….she likes peddling rumors.

    • 101 aquagranny911
      March 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      I call big BS on that! Andrea Mitchell pisses me off! They just can’t stop with the meme that PBO is loosing support, yada, yada, yada. Just for that I will send an extra donation today.

    • March 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      And what the hell does, “…as expected…” mean? Whose expectations are we talking about here? I don’t have any. Do you?

    • 103 Pamela
      March 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Gotta be bullshit, they haven’t looked at the huge amounts someone I know well has dropped in the store.barackobama.com! no names please! ;)

  25. 104 itgurl_29
    March 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I can’t wait for the speech tonight at the Tyler Perry fundraiser in ATL. That is gonna be a call and response crowd, on fire right there with the President!

  26. 106 aquagranny911
    March 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Testing

  27. 107 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    That top picture from helicopter is really cool… Too bad PBO can’t catch the Bulls game tonight…Maybe next time.

  28. 108 GGail
    March 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    TOD family – quick note about last night’s Grand Opening of the LA OFA office.

    Large large turnout! The line outside was over a block long and at least an hour wait to get into the building. It was GREAT! They passed out group tickets and let us in – 100 at a time – to view the movie which was shown in two rooms. They passed out bottled water, popcorn and even the Greek restaurant next door passed out samples of skibob while we waited in line. The crowd was very upbeat outside (great weather) and very upbeat inside!

    Unfortunately, it was very difficult to spot a fellow TODer, but all in all, I’m very happy that I attended. :-)

    • 109 a4alice
      March 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      thx for the report GGail – exciting! Sounds like there’s lots of supporters :-)

    • 110 Liberal Librarian
      March 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Excellent!

      Like I’ve said, we LA TODers need to get together so we can put faces to names.

      And great to hear that Gaby’s was in on the act. I looooooooooove their food.

      • 111 GGail
        March 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Yes, LL & a4alice – it was very uplifting to see sooooooo many (thousands) of us willing to stand in line along Venice Blvd & rounding the corner of Motor for the opportunity to celebrate the opening and to see the movie. We were talking, laughing, waving to people driving down Venice, we have bus drivers and others blowing their horns in support – it was GREAT!

        LL, the restaurant is called Kabab Grill which is in the strip mall next to the OFA office. They were very smart to pass out samples and they gave us discount cards for us to use yesterday only, however, it’s something that we came away with even if we didn’t stop and eat there afterwards. Smart marketing. I signed up to do data-entry. I’m not ready to do phone banking yet…. :-)

        • 112 Liberal Librarian
          March 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

          Oh, okay, I know that restaurant as well. Very good food. Gaby’s is somewhere around there on Venice.

          I have to hook up with my Venice OFA group later this month. I do data entry for them as well.

  29. 113 aquagranny911
    March 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I think I will get out the dogs & hunt WordPress down, grind all its little circuits and chips to powder & then feed that to all the GOP candidates for lunch! Logging on is getting to be a nightmare without end. Is anyone else still having trouble today or is it just me?

    • March 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Really sorry about this aqua, WordPress made changes to the log-in and it’s a complete disaster – eg from their support forum:

      Our little community at http://www.pigsarms.com.au, has enjoyed WordPress functionality for over three years, over 250,000 views and 40,000 comments.

      We are a non-commercial cyber pub with about 10 regular contributors. We don’t get paid, we do all the hard work of running a cyber community for fun.

      And one of the strong points of WordPress for us has been that it has been largely invisible – nothing gets in the way of our publishing and our dialogue with readers. Few rules, no forced logins, first comment moderated for a new visitor

      Until now. And then WHAM – email storm and some comments not working. Begins the long, tortuous search for cause and solution.

      I have been working in IT for over 30 years and I have NEVER before seen an “upgrade” done so badly or communications with users so poor. IMHO it goes beyond incompetence. It is downright pig ignorance.

      My thanks to the super users who have helped us scramble through this. Sadly, the “workaround” for this FU reads like the rules of chess translated into Klingon. Better than nothing, though !!

      http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/you-must-be-logged-in-to-comment/page/4?replies=100

      There’s uproar about this, so I’m STILL hoping they’ll reverse the change. I honestly haven’t a clue what advice to give you, can anyone else help??

      • 115 isonprize
        March 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

        wow, I haven’t had any such problem. (and I hope I’m not jinxing myself…) One thing, though, I just never log out. I am using Firefox, and I put TOD on the ‘Bookmark Toolbar’. So when I turn on my computer and fire up Firefox, I click TOD on the toolbar. I’m already logged in. Only that one day this week, did I have to sign in again.

        • March 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

          I never log out either but I got caught in the net. I think it must be a nightmare for people who don’t have a WP account. I set one up years ago when I was exploring blog templates so I’m not sure if that helped or not.

        • 117 aquagranny911
          March 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

          I’ll try that. The only problem might be that I scrub my computer every night & shut the whole thing down, power and all. I’m not going to change that to please WP but I will try bookmarking again with Firefox. Somehow their last upgrade purged all my bookmarks & I never bothered to put them back again. Thanks.

          • 118 Roberta in MN
            March 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

            I had a problem with Firefox too with their last update and had to uninstall it and restore back to an earlier date. So I am only using Internet Explorer and Safari, but TOD is only on IE and I never log off.

        • March 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

          Me too! I use Firefox and I have the TOD in my favorites. No Problems. (and I have actually have to do a wipe and restore)

      • 120 aquagranny911
        March 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

        Thanks, Chips. I went over to the WP forum & dropped a turd on them over this. I thought I had my problems solved last night when I realized that WP had gotten case sensitive but this morning the only way I could finally sign in was with my email address. I read a lot of the comments over there and people are really pissed off, especially the blog owners.

        I sponge out my computer every night & shut it down. I’m not leaving my computer & internet always on just to please WordPress. They can bite me! Don’t worry, I’m a stubborn old biddy & devoted “Obot” so I will keep coming to TOD, no matter what ♥

  30. 121 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

  31. 122 57andfemale
    March 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    “Another “Friday news dump!”… Wisconsin’s extremist rightwing tea bagger governor and lt. governor, Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch are officially “recalled” (“recalled to election”).

  32. 129 hopefruit2
    March 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    • 130 Linda
      March 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      I am not surprised…..I watched a pre-2012 session forum of the people that cover the Court and they predicted either 8-2 or 9-1 with Thomas being the 1.

    • 135 57andfemale
      March 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      I’m hopeful but apprehensive. I have seen what this SC can do to logic, good sense, good government, good law and compassion.

      Even if they do use Scalia’s words right back at him. That didn’t stop him from saying that Bush v. Gore ‘wasn’t even close’ at 7-2!

      But I will remain hopeful that for once the Roberts end of the Roberts Court will be just.

  33. 137 ParkRanger
    March 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    That short clip from Chicago will make a WONDERFUL campaign ad! Loved it and saved it as a favorite for enjoyment many more times.

  34. 138 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Experts Tell ABA: Health Care Law Will Be Upheld

    The Obama health care reform law is likely to be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, predict more than a dozen academics, lawyers and journalists who follow the Supreme Court who were polled by the American Bar Association’s magazine Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases.

    Approximately 85 percent of the panel, who were promised anonymity, predict the law will be upheld.

    The law’s individual mandate – which requires individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty – will be affirmed by a vote of 6-3, the group predicts. All of the experts think that the court’s liberal wing – Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor – will vote to uphold it. Chief Justice John Roberts will join them, 69 percent of the experts think, as will Justice Anthony Kennedy, according to 53 percent.

    • March 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      I know it will. I have never had any doubt because I know who wrote it.

    • 141 Linda
      March 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      I think Scalia will be a Yes vote also….( just a feeling I have )

    • March 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Some people are worried due to the court being conservative, yet the mandate is an insurance friendly position and thus corporatists actually like it.

      • 144 Liberal Librarian
        March 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        They’d pretty much have to toss out the Commerce Clause, which they won’t do.

        • 145 lisalovesobama
          March 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

          well, I wouldn’t put anything pass this court. They threw out a 100 years precedent in order to pass Citizens United.

          • 146 Liberal Librarian
            March 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

            I know, I should knock on wood.

          • March 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

            This court is corporation friendly, person unfriendly. That is why the UC decision was what it was. The mandate falls into the corporation friendly space. That is why they may have found a public option unconcititutional, although they would really have to stretch to do so.

          • 149 57andfemale
            March 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

            And they crafted a case to install George W. Bush and flat out said it couldn’t be used for precedent. They are shameless.

          • 150 Obama Grandmama
            March 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm

            Yes! The Citizens United ruling is what worries me too. If they can do that they can do anything.

      • 151 57andfemale
        March 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

        The question is, do they like insurance companies more than they hate PBO? This is what the SC has come to.

        That being said, the ramifications concerning the Commerce Clause could be devastating to business in general. However, they have been known to use what creativity they have to twist the law to suit their ideology. As I said, I’m hopeful but I’m still apprehensive.

    • 152 aquagranny911
      March 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      I am totally remaining positive about this.

  35. 153 utaustinliberal
    March 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    George Clooney & his father are speaking about their arrest right now on MSNBC.

  36. 155 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    February CPI up .04 % …largest increase in 10 months.

  37. March 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Wisconsin state Sen. Pam Galloway (R) is resigning from the chamber today, citing a family health situation. Galloway was one of the targeted incumbents in upcoming recall elections.

    This also means that as of now, the Republicans have officially lost their Senate majority, leaving the chamber split 16-16. The recall elections to come will determine who takes the majority.

    Galloway released a statement Friday, saying in part:

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/wisconsin-republican-targeted-in-recall-resigns-from-state-senate.php?m=1

    Lol!

    • 157 lisalovesobama
      March 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      don’t you just love it when unwanted guests just kindly remove themselves from your presence? Thank you Mrs. Repug.

    • 158 GGail
      March 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      This is good news! Now we need to fill those seats with Pro-Obama Democrats. Which was a major topic yesterday at the opening – to not only re-elect President Obama, but to elect a qualified & supportive Congress for President Obama.

  38. 159 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    GOP freshmen, big-bucks donors hobnob at resort – Video

    CBS News conducted an undercover camera investigation at a recent GOP fundraiser for freshmen congressmen at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., organized by the National Republican Congressional Committee, which lobbyists and campaign donors attended. The video offers a rarely-seen window into the world of fundraising, which is crucial to campaigns.

    On the invite list were Reps. Sandy Adams (R-Fla.), Quico Canseco (R-Texas), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Bob Dold (R-Ill.), Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), Mike Grimm (R-N.Y.), Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.), Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.).

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505267_162-57398637/gop-freshmen-big-bucks-donors-hobnob-at-resort/

  39. 160 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Irish PM to visit

    Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the White House announces President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland next week. On Tuesday, the President and the Vice President will meet with Kenny and will attend a St. Patrick’s Day lunch on Capitol Hill. Biden will also host the Prime Minister at a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host a St. Patrick’s Day reception at the White House.

    • 161 Lorraine
      March 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      In the words of the Corrigan Brothers, “nobody is more Irish that Barack O’Bama!! I’m so glad to hear that.

    • March 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      I can’t believe it was just a year ago that President Obama announced he was going to visit Ireland, and then all the painting and prepping started. That has to be one of my most favorable trips, apart from the first International trip (which was magical) and the trip to India, which was just full of sweet people who were thrilled to see President & Mrs. Obama. I’m glad Henry will be at the White House.

      • 163 Obama Grandmama
        March 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

        The trip to Ireland PBO made was my favorite too. It was my favorite because I had just gone there myself. I went right after the Citizens United ruling as I was so upset with the ruling I decided to treat myself. Ireland was first on my list of places to visit, but I had been waiting for someone to go with me. I had tried to talk a group I like to travel with to go but they had different destinations in mind. So when a travel postcard from my favorite travel company came with discounted rates for singles I jumped at it and went by myself to be part of the travel group. I loved the experience. Plus I discovered my Mom and my Dad’s heritage enroute. I noticed while there how proud the Irish people were of our Presidents that came from roots in Ireland. PBO along with JFK were highly revered.
        When I heard about the town’s excitement to have PBO visit I could imagine it so easily having just been there myself. I followed that trip very closely and even sent prayers that PBO could fly in as the weather was iffy. He was greeted with a very enthusiastic reception.

  40. 164 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has filed an application to create a finished basement larger than his existing house in La Jolla, Calif., reports the Wall Street Journal.

    The Journal reports that Romney wants to replace the existing 3,000 square-foot beach house with a 7,400 square-foot home with an additional 3,600 square feet of underground space.

    The San Diego Union-Tribune reported in August 2011 that Romney planned to quadruple the size of his waterfront home, expanding it to encompass just over 11,000 square feet. Construction will not begin until the campaign is finished, according to the Romney campaign.

    Romney disputed the Union-Tribune’s story to New Hampshire Union-Leader publisher Joe McQuaid:

    It’s not accurate, Romney said, simply. The application he made, two years ago, was to double the living space by turning one story into two. The “quadrupling” was a measurement of added nonliving space, including a basement and garage.

    The Romneys’ official residence is in Belmont, Mass., where they raised their family. They also own a $10 million vacation home on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H.

  41. 165 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Statement by the President on the Retirement of Congressman Gary Ackerman

    For over thirty years, Gary Ackerman has represented the people of Queens and Long Island, first as a New York State Senator, and then as a Member of Congress. Gary’s bipartisan efforts helped our nation confront significant challenges at home and abroad. He was a leader in the fight to pass Wall Street Reform and helped strengthen the bonds between the United States and our allies, particularly Israel. Always a champion of his fellow New Yorkers, Gary was also successful in enacting a bill to create the “Heroes” postage stamp, which benefitted the families of rescue workers killed or permanently disabled while responding to the 9/11 attacks. Gary’s unique enthusiasm will be greatly missed in the halls of Congress, but I am confident he will continue to serve the people of New York for years to come. Michelle and I wish him and his family well in the future.

  42. March 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Am I posting? Last thread put me in “limbo”. Testing, 1 2 3.

  43. March 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    • 169 57andfemale
      March 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Oh good grief, you petty little jerk.

      I know the Miner family. They are longstanding, good Democrats who would support Barack Obama wholeheartedly no matter what.

  44. 172 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    • 173 defytheodds
      March 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Listen to her message Tavis & others–“Let’s continue to stick together for the common good.”

      Part of post from previous page:

      Smiley’s fierce criticism of Obama, particularly on issues surrounding poverty and black unemployment, have made him persona non grata in many black circles.

      But Smiley said that his criticism of Obama from the left is part of the black prophetic tradition — the practice of preachers and thinkers speaking truth to power and pushing for social justice.

      “There’s no Abraham Lincoln without Frederick Douglass, there’s no F.D.R. without A. Philip Randolph, there’s no L.B.J. without M.L.K.,” Smiley said. “What makes him a better president is being pushed.”

      “I do not subscribe to the philosophy [that] a rising tide lifts all boats,” Smiley said of President Obama’s stated approach to dealing with staggering black unemployment. “On that, I don’t think the president is misguided. I think he’s wrong. The tide is up on Wall Street, but it’s down on Harlem. People think a rising tide lifts, but it also drowns some people.”

    • 175 miss pat
      March 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      She back with us now? At one time I thought she was leaning over to the other side. I guess that invite have her leaning back over to us now. We’ll see.

  45. March 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Can we please have a Martin Bashir network? He’s so head and shoulders above everyone else. Almost every sentence is a LOL gem. He just had a little fun at Willard’s expense. After showing Willard cracking dud, corny jokes in Illinois, he said Willard is jetting off to Puerto Rico today where “he will perhaps have a near-beer or a virgin colada to kick off a big weekend”. =

    • 178 lisalovesobama
      March 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      I love Martin. I wish he’d been invited to the State Dinner. PBO should do an interview with him. I don’t know if Martin can vote here yet but I get the sense that if he could, he would.

  46. 179 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Mitt Romney had a few choice words for President Obama’s campaign film at a diner in Chicago on Friday, dismissing the “so-called documentary” by Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim as out of touch.

    “I’ll give you some help, Mr. Guggenheim,” Romney said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “You can make a call to some of the moms that are having a hard time paying for gas as they get their kids to and from school and practice and music lessons. And you can also talk to the people who are having a hard time getting to and from work, given the price of gasoline.”

    What a fraud

    • 180 lisalovesobama
      March 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      :roll: Am I a bad person for wanting PBO to stick his size # shoes right down Willard’s gullet?

    • 182 Don
      March 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Music lessons, a staple for families struggling to make ends meet.

      • 183 miss pat
        March 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        Yep, gotta get those kids to music lessons, tennis lessons and ballet lessons. Out of touch loco. Wonderiif he’s gonna try to speak Spanish in Puerto Rico? I wonder if he is gonna say something stupid like ” I like rice and beans!”

    • March 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Mitt Romney has enough trouble with the people he personally sent to the unemployment lines in order to line his bank account with millions – he shouldn’t start throwing the unemployed at President Obama, like the President caused any of them to be unemployed.

  47. 185 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Romney just landed in Puerto Rico…..in one of those private jets… Is that his ?

    • 186 57andfemale
      March 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Am I the only one who is now sure that Mittens will pick Rubio for a running mate because of FL?

  48. 187 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Martin went to break showing Willard touching down in Puerto Rico and he and wifey go to greet people right off the plane. Everybody the camera touches is white. When I say white I don’t mean hispanic, I mean WHITE. hahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahhahahhahahaha!!!!

    • 188 miss pat
      March 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Those are the folks that will be voting for him. I bet you my last dollar that he gets little or no attention there. His son is in Hawaii paving the way. Good luck with that. Hawaii is the President’s State. They love him there.

      • 189 lisalovesobama
        March 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        I know, the other day Lawry showed a clip of Willard Jr 1 of 5 talking to a group of people in Hawaii saying: “i’m not here to talk about PBO, i think he’s great…..” after which Lawry gloated and gloated. My response was:” If you think he’s so f-ing great, why is your fucktard of a daddy running against him?” Dumbass :roll:

  49. March 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I just came back from Caladesi Island near where I live. Took my Dog on the Boat with me, what a Day. What a Day.

    Did I miss anything? Besides my Friend Clooney being arrested?

  50. 193 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    In the 18 months since Beck left Fox News, his company, Mercury Radio Arts, has seen its revenue double from $40 million to $80 million. Admittedly, this is an impressive growth rate, built on Beck’s business model of bilking his audience by selling them his gift of gab:

    Viewers pay a monthly subscription fee of up to $9.95 for access to programming that includes Beck’s two-hour daily broadcast, a children’s show and a reality show. More than 300,000 subscribers have already signed up, a number that, as WSJ notes, already exceeds the average audience of many cable channels, including CNBC and Fox Business Network.

    However, GBTV’s rate of growth has moderated considerably from its torrid pace of last summer. From June to September 2012, Beck’s subscriber total nearly tripled, going from 80,000 (the number who subscribed to Insider Extreme, GBTV’s predecessor) to 230,000. That it’s added “only” another 70,000 new subscribers since then suggests that the audience of Beck diehards willing to pay for video content not covered by their cable subscriptions isn’t infinite.

    —-

    300,000 uneducated haters.?

  51. 198 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    “The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women. If it’s educating its girls, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move forward. But if women are oppressed and abused and illiterate, then they’re going to fall behind.”
    ~Barack Obama

  52. 200 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    What follows is another poll that shows Obama getting stronger by the day. This is becoming a trend. However, this poll contains so much more information and the conclusion that Obama is now performing at almost the identical 2008 levels across most demographics. Check out these findings from the latest National Journal poll:

    1. Boosted by growing optimism about the economy, President Obama is showing signs of reassembling the coalition of support that powered him to his 2008 presidential victory.

    2. Obama’s approval rating rose to 51 percent, up from only 44 percent in each of the previous NJ polls taken in October and December.

    3. This is the first time in the NJ poll that Obama’s approval rating crossed the critical 50 percent threshold since September 2009.

    4. His approval rating rose 11 percentage points among independents;

    5. Rose 8 among nonwhites;

    6. Rose 6 among all whites;

    7. Rose 7 among both college-educated white men and women;

    8. Rose 9 among the so-called waitress moms—white women without a college degree.

    9. Only among noncollege-educated white men did Obama remain stuck in neutral

    10. His approval ratings among Hispanics have surpassed his 2008 levels (72 percent versus 67 percent)

    11. Improved with college-educated white men (44 percent versus 42 percent).

    12. The president’s approval ratings among younger whites (41 percent) and white independents (40 percent) remain well below his 2008 totals.

    13. For all whites and all independents, Obama’s approval ratings in the latest poll are the highest since the October 2009.

    14. 60 percent saying they expected the economy to improve over the next year

    I know there’s a long way to go but things are starting to look really hopeful.

  53. 205 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I really like Martin Short. He’s got a special song for Willard but you’ll have to watch and see:

  54. 212 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    As brothers & sisters, we can do more together. So, let’s stick/stay together…

  55. March 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Well, The Righties are calling the Documentary Gloom you can believe in.
    Really?
    Then, what about Ryans little documentary, about Debt?
    You see, it works both ways!

    • 214 Liberal Librarian
      March 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Did they actually WATCH it?? It was the furthest thing from gloomy. God, their insults used to sting; now they’re pathetic.

    • 215 jackiegrumbacher
      March 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      They are incapable of saying anything that makes sense. That documentary makes you so proud to be an American and to have PBO in the White House. Every one of these right-wing bozos would actively wish Americans harm if it would help them regain power. Our president believes in the country and in the American people and makes that his primary focus. The documentary showed time and again how many risks he’s willing to take to make our lives better.

  56. March 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Phoenix bark — Michael D’s re-homed dog to be the official First Pet

    http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/45873/phoenix-bark-michael-ds-re-homed-dog-to-be-the-official-first-pet

    Aras an Uachtarain will echo to the sound of heavy paws from next month as president-elect Michael D Higgins is to give a home to at least one and possibly two Bernese Mountain Dogs.

    The presidential pooch, named Bruno, was a 12-month-old homeless puppy has been secured for the Higgins family by Galway Bay fm radio broadcaster and dog breeder Valerie Hughes. The dog was owned by a Northern Irish couple who emigrated to South Africa and who were unable to bring Bruno with them.

    Meet the ‘First Dog’ — Pup Bruno to live in Aras as Michael D adopts him

    http://www.herald.ie/news/meet-the-first-dog-pup-bruno-to-live-in-aras-as-michael-d-adopts-him-2933134.html

    Following the example of US President Barack Obama and his ‘First Dog’ Bo, President Michael D Higgins insisted that he would also welcome a pet into his new Phoenix Park home.

    – – –
    nice photos of Bruno at both links. btw, i was watching Dogs 101 the other day (again), but this time noticed that after the Portuguese Water Dog (which mentions Bo), they had the Bernese Mountain Dog segment.

  57. 217 Linda
    March 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Missouri Senate Candidates Don’t Know Minimum Wage

    • 218 Linda
      March 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      As a side comment….the woman is a bimbo….she reminds me of ” Chickens for Checkups” and Todd Akin is a US Representative in our current Congress and he has NO Clue what the Federal minimum wage is.

  58. 219 defytheodds
    March 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

  59. 220 57andfemale
    March 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I have a great story:

    I was at the camera store yesterday and a quite elderly gentleman was at the counter. Out of nowhere he says, “That Santorum with his theocracy b.s. He scares the shit out of me” And off he went into this delightful diatribe.

    A man about my age (mid 60’s) said, “If you ever told me I’d vote for a black guy I would have said you were crazy. But I’m voting for Obama. He got an awful lot done with everyone working against him. He’s done good. And yeah that Republican field — what a bunch of whackos.”

  60. March 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  61. 230 Jessica
    March 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I had a bad feeling about the Kony2012 founder but I ignored it because I didn’t want to be over cyncial. Welp. Sounds like he’s just another douche. Oh well. I wonder what will happen with the rest of the campaign.

  62. March 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    All those Chgo north suburban areas which the Hardball crew just described as Romney country? They all went for Obama in ’08. Those wealthier suburbs are no longer solid Republican. It’s changed since Heilemann was in college at Northwestern, which was more than a few years ago. The whole northern half of Illinois, except one little area, was won by Obama. And it is true that southern Illinois is rural and conservative and more Ricky territory, but President Obama also won some counties way down at the southern tip.
    Here’s the ’08 Illinois results map:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election_in_Illinois,_2008

    • 243 hopefruit2
      March 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      That’s the issue that the media refuses to talk about. No matter how many delegates Romney wins in the GOP primary – that’s really beside the point, since he’s running for US President, not GOP delegate winner. Romney is only beating Santorum in regions where Obama already outperforms him by far. The places he needs to do well are all going to Rick or Gingrich. But you won’t really hear that from the media.

    • 244 lisalovesobama
      March 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      it’s Tweety. be prepared for faulty information and over-exaggerations.

    • 245 Linda
      March 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      It was probably Republican back in the 60’s which is the decade Tweety is stuck in.

  63. March 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    OK I’ve been a little unwell but I just had to comment on the pic of PBO going up the stairs of the plane with the two Air Force Officers saluting. The man is FINE! I can understand why the women are swooning and fainting. Food would not help me. I’d have to faint…in hopes that he would run down and pick this ole girl up! LOL :-) Michelle…get back…respect the wrinkles….

    • 247 lisalovesobama
      March 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      TJ, only staunch Obots would leave the sick bed to perv on PBO. You are a strong Obot and you do us proud. :)

    • 248 donna dem 4 obama
      March 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      Ha! :) I find the whole fainting thing so fascinating. I guess I can understand it in the summer because a lot of the gyms are not air-conditioned but it doesn’t seem to matter what time of year it is woman will simply faint at his events. Now I have been to enough of his rallies and such to know that you do stand an awful long time to get to see him but I think its more than just not eating or standing too long. I think people get caught up in the excitement of seeing him and become overwhelmed and lose consciousness.

  64. March 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Did anyone catch Dylan Ratigan’s anti-Obama rant at the toss off from Bashir? I couldn’t get to my remote fast enough, but it was one of the most disgusting anti-Obama trashing, worse than anything from the Repub candidates. He was going a mile a minute, saying Obama enabled a bank heist of this country and paved the way for this atrocity and allowed that atrocity and has done “great damage” to this country. All these super angry, hateful anti-Obama guys seem so bitter and ultra jealous because they know President Obama is 1000 times the man they are or will ever be, a million times the quality of person. They are so irrational with hate smoke just blasting out of all their orifices. And the more good news for Obama, the angrier they are getting. They’re not even trying to conceal it. And Ratigan is going to be on Bill Maher tonight. I’m staying as far away from that as I can get.

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Yes, I did, but like you heard only a little because the remote moved quickly! :) I heard the very end of his show and it was no different. I said aloud, “What a jerk.”

    • 251 hopefruit2
      March 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      I’m glad I didn’t see it. I stopped watching Ratigan years ago when I realized that he was a nothing but a Teabagger in a suit. I’m not surprised if he uses the N-word on national TV – it’s just a matter of time for him. He’s becoming increasingly unhinged and looks mentally unstable.

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      I saw that and thought, WTF? Martin was caught off guard and was stunned when Dylan went into an over the top rant. It was right after Martin did a final thought kinda thing on something Anne Coulter said about the GNOPE candidates. Evidently, she called them con men and Martin was sarcastically agreeing with her. He turned it over to Dylan, as he usually does, as a hand-off/intro to Dylan’s show. This is the first time I’ve seen this and I bet it’ll be the last time. Martin doesn’t strike me as someone to one-up on.

  65. 253 whatisworking
    March 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Fox Poll Shows Obama Winning Over Romney and Tea Party Loathed By: Sarah JonesMarch 15, 2012

    http://www.politicususa.com/fox-obama-winning-romney/

  66. 254 whatisworking
    March 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Tammy Baldwin: Healthcare Reform’s Tangible Results

    video

    http://www.thenation.com/video/166554/tammy-baldwin-healthcare-reforms-tangible-results

  67. 255 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    OMG!!!!! so I’m trying to avoid Tweety’s show so I’m channel surfing and landed on Bravo which is airing one of the housewives shows. Apparently they are having an “80’s Night” and one of the housewives says: “there are so many things I didn’t like about the 80’s: the hair……. the Reagan Whitehouse……” hahahahhahahhahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahaha! that gave me a good laugh. Some of these women aren’t as dumb as they look.

  68. 256 whatisworking
    March 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Post: Polling Shows Women Give 15-Point Advantage To Democrats

    http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/post-polling-shows-women-give-15-poin

  69. 258 whatisworking
    March 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Poll-itics: Romney, Santorum Stir Less Enthusiasm Than McCain Did

    Romney’s numbers from 2008 are very similar to 2012

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/03/15/poll-itics-romney-santorum-stir-less-enthusiasm-than-mccain-did/

  70. 259 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Randi reports that the horrible bumper sticker with the racist—won’t use undertone, it was more of a bitchslap— shit is now gone viral. Bitch ass punk! :x

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      there’s a letter writing campaign afoot to Go Daddy and PayPal who are used as the cyber platform and the means to pay for the product. Actually, the person who is responsible for the bumper stickers have many more on his site. This one in question, is probably one of the more tame to choose from.

  71. 261 regularguy
    March 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    PBO’s speech yesterday on Energy was funny,
    amusing and informative. How oh how does
    he do it?! Vintage Obama is starting to turn
    on his campaign game with such panache!

  72. March 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Will PBO’s speech at the Tyler Perry event be televised this evening? If so, what time?

  73. March 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  74. 268 carolyn
    March 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I read on one of the newsletters I get that this horrible bumper sticker had gone viral…it’s disgusting and more. HOWEVER…..sad as it is, this is a boil that has had to be lanced. People can no longer deny its existence. And, I believe there are many people who will recoil and rethink their own attitudes. Never before has this filth been so open. Now it can be dealt with. I always think of what Justice Brandeis said: “Sunlight is the best antiseptic.” I cringe and cry when I see this, but millions of people will, for the first time, begin to see this for what it is, and be disgusted. Like the man in the anecdote above…..they will realize that this is wrong.

  75. 269 lisalovesobama
    March 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    David Ignatius wrote today about OBL’s plan to kill PBO. the WH said they wouldn’t have been able to pull it off because it was a plan to take down the aircrafts PBO and Patreaus would be on and OBL didn’t have those types of weapons.

  76. 271 elo4obama/biden
    March 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Must see Rev Al spoofing the spooky Paul Ryan BS drama vid. He even picked up a blueberry pie for him. A must see when it posts. I’m sure Chips will be bringing this one to us. Ya know I can’t wait to see his little tunnel vision budget plan. I think it will finish off the pubs for this election cycle! They need to bring it on- culture war, kill off women’s progress and endanger our health, tick off all so many groups of folks. The ast thing they’ll have to worry about is losing the hispanic vote. Go after the senior crowd. Oh boy! It’s on.

    heeheeheehee!
    obama/biden 2012 and O’Malley/? 2016

    This will finish off the house and the president will carry many on his coat tail, but this will really get folks mad and voting them OUT!

  77. 272 Mae who love our CIC
    March 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

    testing

  78. March 18, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Looking out that window on the Helicopter,reminds me that.”The World is a fish bowl,and we are all just fish swimming around in it!”All from the same pool,just different sized brains!LOL


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