18
Mar
12

rise and shine

(Photo by Scout Tufankjian)

****

Morning everyone, I’ll be back later today, meanwhile: chat away ;-)


106 Responses to “rise and shine”


  1. 1 Elle in MI
    March 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Morning

  2. 3 taiping1
    March 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Thanks Chips!

  3. 6 ourmanflint
    March 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Good morning

  4. 7 Renegade522/AuntSis
    March 18, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Good Morning, TOD. Up early this Sunday morning. Not feeling well…too much drinking yesterday. Anyways, I hope you all have a good day!!

  5. 9 utaustinliberal
    March 18, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Morning Chips & TOD.

  6. March 18, 2012 at 8:32 am

    morning family…(blurry eyes!! lol…mucho, macho fun last night!)

  7. March 18, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Happy sunday #TOD family..!! :D

    FIRED UP…!!

    READY TO GO..!!! :D

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    +++++++++++++#######+++++++++++++++++
    +++++++++++############+++++++++++++++
    ++++++++++###############+++++++++++++
    +++++++++#####++++++++###++++++++++++
    ++++++++###++++++++++++###+++++++++++
    ++++++++##++++++++++++++###++++++++++
    +++++++##+++++++++++++++####+++++++++
    +++++++#+++++++++++++++++###+++++++++
    ++++++##+++++++++++++++++####++++++++
    ++++++#+++++++++++++++##++@##++++++++
    +++++##++++++++++++############+++++++
    +++++##++++++++#+++##+####+####+++++++
    +++++##++++#####+++#++#####+####+++++++
    +++++##+++##+###+++#+++****++####+++++
    +++++##+++++#++#+++#+++++++++##++++++
    +++++##++++@++++++++#+++++++##+#+++++
    +++++#+++++++++++++++#++++++##+#+++++
    ++++++#+++++++++++++#++++++####++++++
    ++++++##+++++++++++####++++####+++++++
    ++++++++++++++++@#+###++++++####+++++
    +++++##+#+++++++++++++++++++##+#+++++
    +++++#++++++++++++++##++++++####+++++
    +++++#+@++++++++++######++++##+++++++
    +++++#+#+#+++++++##+++#+++++##+++++++
    ++++++#++#++++++##+++###++++##+++++++
    +++++++#++++++++++++++++++#####++++++
    +++++++++#+++++++++++#++++#####++++++
    +++++++++++#+++++++++++++############++
    ++++++++++++#+++++++++++#############++
    +++++++++++++#++++++++###############++
    ++++++++++++++##++++########+########++
    +++++++++++++#++###########++########++
    +++++++++++###+++#########++#########++
    ++++++++#######++++######+++#########++
    ++++++#########+++++++##++++#########++
    +++++##########+++++###++++##########++
    +++############+++++#++++++##########++
    ++##############++++#++++++##########++
    ++##############++++++++++###########++
    +###############++++++++++###########++
    +############### ++++ +++++###########++
    +###############++++++#++############++
    +################+++++#++############++

  8. 13 Ceb
    March 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

    His expression is like, “man, get that camera out of my face, I’m trying to get a little rest.” The relaxed body (so fine and delicious) and the stern expression sum up much of PBO’s character and attitude; strength and steely determination to get things done cooed with a laid-back, approachable manner.

    Good morning Chips and TOD ohana.

  9. 16 collegekay
    March 18, 2012 at 8:37 am

    What a photo. Never seen this one before. Good morning all.

  10. 17 desertflower
    March 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

    LOVE that photo! Good morning:) My daughter’s 21st birthday today……….(oh dear) never rains in Phoenix. Today it’s freezing AND rainy! Nice day to be at the computer with all of you, AFTER I drop my sister at the airport to go back home :)
    Did I say I love that photo?? :)

    • 18 0388jojothecat
      March 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Good Morning TOD family! I am afraid you got the rain that his SoCal yesterday and Happy Birthday to your daughter, best wishes to her.

      • 19 HZ
        March 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

        Yes, the rain is back today as well. Have a fun and relaxing day with your daughter, Desertflower. ((((Hugs)))))HZ

  11. 20 desertflower
    March 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

    George Clooney on MTP and Fox News Sunday today :)

    • 21 lamh31
      March 18, 2012 at 9:11 am

      I’m interested to see how Clooney does in FoxNews. I won’t be watching but I’d love a recap

      • 22 desertflower
        March 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

        Me too :) He won’t stand for their BS…I’m certain he knows more about that country and its people than all those blabber mouths put together. He won’t let them get away with any BS

        • 23 HZ
          March 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm

          Did not see it, but I am sure that Mr. Clooney will not take the BS that these people want to throw at him. Not George Clooney. I love this man’s heart for what he fights for to help others.HZ

  12. 24 Ladyhawke
    March 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

    HILLARY CLINTON: IT’S TIME TO ‘SHAPE OUR DESTINIES’

    Taking on extremists both abroad and at home who would marginalize women, the secretary of state called for an ‘audacious’ fight.

    by Eleanor Clift (3/10/12)

    ——————————————————————

    As secretary of State, Clinton has made the issue of girls and women worldwide a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. “It’s not just the right thing to do, it is a strategic imperative,” she said. She wondered aloud “why extremists are always focusing on women—the reason is a mystery to me,” but it’s the same the world over, no matter what the ideology. “They all want to somehow control … the decisions we make about our own body. It’s hard to believe even here at home we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us.”

    It was a rare jab at the political opposition at home as Clinton stressed that America must set an example for the world. She dubbed this the “age of participation,” and applauded the power that women have to “shape our destinies in ways previous generations couldn’t imagine.”

    ——————————————————————-

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/10/hillary-clinton-it-s-time-to-shape-our-destinies.html

    • 25 globalcitizenlinda
      March 18, 2012 at 8:58 am

      thanks a lot for this link. I was wondering how SOS was feeling about this anti-women foolishness from the GOP and when she would speak up about it without it seeming to be out of her portoflio as America’s face to the world. I am so glad that POTUS gave her an official global platform/forum to push these critcical issue

    • 26 Pamela
      March 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

      No doubt in my mind Hillary would take a firm and commanding stand. She will make a difference.

      • 27 0388jojothecat
        March 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

        When SOS retires, I bet she does something to better the lives of woman throughout the world. The GOP gave her a gift of what to do to strenghten her legacy or PBO will appoint her to the Supreme Court.

  13. 28 Ladyhawke
    March 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

    SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON

    Remarks at the Women in the World Summit (VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT)

    http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/03/185604.htm

    • 29 a4alice
      March 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

      I’m just listening to this right now. It is excellent I’ll tweet this when I’m done. I think women’s issues are going to be of major concern, women are waking up to the GOP War on Women.

  14. 30 globalcitizenlinda
    March 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Official POTUS’ video: “The Road we have Travelled” has almost 1.2 Million views by this morning. I wonder how many of those are from TODville ? Yes people, stand up and be counted – confess! I know I am responsible for more than 5 views and will keep at it.

    • 31 Ladyhawke
      March 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Busted! You are forcing me to come clean. I admit that I have been playing “The Road We Have Traveled” as background music for days now. I find it exhilarating. I am crazy nuts for our amazing President Obama. I have sent the film to all of my family and friends asking them to share it with their family and friends. I want that youtube counter to overflow with more views than it can handle.

  15. 32 desertflower
    March 18, 2012 at 9:00 am

    You know, that Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville said this just about right. Campaign finance needs to be addressed, right along with CItizens United.That stupid call by the Supremes makes my blood boil!

    Democratic political strategist James Carville said that the ability to spend unlimited sums endows big donors with so much power that they don’t even have to use it.
    “You can threaten,” he said. “The real impact of this is, let’s say you want something — there’s a bill that you really care about — you go to someone kind of on the fence, and usually you would say, ‘I’ll do a fundraiser for you.’ Now you say, ‘If you don’t vote for this, I’m going to dump a million dollars on you.'” Or, he continued, “‘If you don’t vote to give me a pollution exemption, I’m going to croak you.'”

    “The potential for mischief here is pretty good,” Carville said.

    • March 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

      That decision was democracy-destroying. It allows a govt. that is of, for, and by the billionaires. How can we get that overturned? Only a constitutional amendment?

    • 36 anniebella
      March 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

      I’ll never forget when President Obama spoke about this in one of his State of the Union speech, and I also remember one of those right wing SC judge shock his head in disagreement. It’s looking like POTUS knew what he was talking about.

  16. 38 utaustinliberal
    March 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Ahhhh….here comes Ezra Klein sucking at hosting again. It was quite eye opening watching Noam Scheiber author of “How Obama and his economic team fumbled the economy” play failed psychologist analyzing President Obama and coming up with BS. Even in a book about the economy, if on wants to sell copies one just bashes PBO over and over and over again. He lied about PBO. Saying PBO refused GOP help on the stimulus. PBO took GOP idea of $200B in tax cuts and they still refused to work with him. The economy is improving now yet Ezra sat there and let Noam lie and lie and lie. I never thought I’d be wishing for Chris Hayes to come back but Geez Chris would have pushed back on some of this BS. Ezra is a good writer but completely inept at hosting. Just inept.

    • March 18, 2012 at 9:12 am

      You expressed my thoughts perfectly. Thank you.

    • 40 Ladyhawke
      March 18, 2012 at 9:12 am

      What is infuriating is that everybody focuses on President Obama as if congress had no role to play. And I agree with Jared Bernstein that there are things that can be cone right now that the GOP is obstructing. Why aren’t they talking about GOP obstruction? Why aren’t they talking about what happened with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Why aren’t they talking more about the GOP presidential candidates wanting to repeal Dodd-Frank? Instead all we hear is Monday morning quarterbacking from gasbag journalists who have all the answers IN THEIR BOOKS.

    • 41 Linda
      March 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

      I have given up on MSNBC except for Martin and Rev. Al….and sometimes Ed when he is not ranting….

      Last night/early this AM…book TV had David Brock and his co-author talking about the new book The Fox Effect….

      I just caught part of the Q&A and it was very good…..Someone asked about MSNBC compared to Fox and Brock said that Media Matters watches them also…..

      It is not yet on c-span’s video library…but when it comes up…it will be well worth the watch.

    • 43 hopefruit2
      March 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Has Mitt Romney and his policies been discussed on this show AT ALL this weekend? After all he is the GOP frontrunner-the one who people will be voting for if they don’t vote for PBO. Yes the only thing I’m seeing of him in the media is how “well he’s campaigning” and nothing else. I’m sick and tired of these Republican “progressives” coming on TV and rehashing their personal and childish resentments against our President under the guise of political analysis.

      • 44 Debz
        March 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

        Good morning, and no, no one discusses Mitt Romney, other than to tell us what a great businessman he is. His constant lies about PBO go unquestioned, no one corrects him. This is what is will be like until the election. It is just assumed he is an expert with anything. How is it we are still at war, the middle east could blow up at any time, and no one even cares if Mitt knows anything about foreign policy, and all of the gop princes talked about as a possible VP have absolutely no knowledge of foreign policy. The msm and PLs would rather attack our POTUS.

        • 45 Debz
          March 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

          One other thing, they won’t question him about any thing because they know he’s as dumb as a box of rocks, and don’t want the public to see the truth.

    • 46 anniebella
      March 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

      utaustinliberal, why don’t you let Ezra know how you feel. Ask him why is it he didn’t push back at Scheiber when he was lying. Yes he is the guess, but he didn’t come up there to spread lies or died he?

    • March 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Oh yeah, good luck selling that book. “All the economic news is great but here, buy my book about how Pres.Obama fumbled the economy”.

  17. 48 eyecandi
    March 18, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Good Morning! I am a daily visitor to this site. Love it here.

  18. 52 jackiegrumbacher
    March 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Good morning everybody. Some TODers live in Pennsylvania; some have relatives; some have friends and acquaintances; and some have done call-ins to the state to get out the vote. The ACLU and other groups are assembling a lawsuit against the state to stop the draconian new anti-voter law from being implemented. They are looking for any real-life examples of a citizen who will be disenfranchised by this law by virtue of age, handicap, inability to get birth and marriage certificate proofs or any other reason. If you can locate or know of any one who fits this description please relay this information by phone at 1-717-238-ACLU (2258) or by e-mail to voterid@aclupa.org. As we delve further into this law, it becomes increasingly clear that it was purposely designed to confuse and discourage voting. The governor’s office bypassed the administrative process so there are no follow-up regs to clarify obscure points and no time for comment. The bill was deliberately created to produce uncertainly and is larded with enough landmines (in fine print) to allow any DMV or polling official a person’s right to vote. It is a blatant assault on voters and PA has NO process for citizen protest–no referendums, no recall provision. The ACLU is going to go in with proofs of harm and we need to pitch in and help them. The cities–the target of the bill–are a rich mine for potential harm. So even if you have a distant acquaintance in the state, please let them know t obe on the lookout. I got calls into every OFA office in the state to ask them to be on the alert for potential defendants as they do phone banking. Republican led states are actively working to undermine their citizens. They’re hoping that we’ll be silent and acquiesce. Or, as our governor said about women getting invasive and needless ultrasounds, “They can always close their eyes.” Well, I for one, am not about to close my eyes to this flagrant misuse of power. Please help us fight back if you can.

    • 53 a4alice
      March 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

      hey jackie i just tweeted you calling it a call to action – thanks for bringing up this important topic and the work you are doing – we can’t let these crazies win.

    • 55 prettyfoot58
      March 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Hello Jackieeee….GM…

      Great info….i would suggest that what ever steering committe is handling this organizing process reach out to the Concerned Black Ministers….here in Philly and the PA Congressional Black Caucas…..to enlist their support..folks are just not going to come to the website…they have to organized….

      do you know if there will any community meetings around this issue….

      • 56 jackiegrumbacher
        March 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm

        prettyfoot, right now all the “organizing” is being done by local democrats. The NAACP has a lot going on as do the uniona, but there’s no central coordination. You’re right. People aren’t just going to come to the website. We have to get out there and put information in everyone’s hands. You should know that the fine print in the law says that even if you have a university or college photo ID that’s supposed to allow you to vote, you will be sent away if the ID does not have an expiration date. More than half of the colleges and universities in PA do NOT issue dated ID’s, so we need to call our local colleges and universities to alert them of this little kicker.

  19. 57 Pamela
    March 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Good Morning TODObots! Morning Chips, tho you are away… Lots of cold rain this morning, huge snowfalls in the mountains the past week.. Spring is here, but it’s a chilly one indeed! Sorry to have missed all the fun yesterday! :)

  20. 58 Ladyhawke
    March 18, 2012 at 9:56 am

    THE GOP “JOBS ACT” IS NOT A JOBS ACT (CARL LEVIN “INVEST ACT” IS THE WAY TO GO)

    Contact your senators and make your voice heard.

    Background on the INVEST In America Act

    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Read Sen. Levin’s Senate floor speech on the INVEST in America Act.

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

    Legislation passed by the House that supporters say is designed to create jobs would strip away important protections and put the stability of the economy and our financial markets at risk. The INVEST in America Act, introduced by Sens. Reed, Landrieu and Levin would repair the House bills flaws. Below is background information on the INVEST in America Act and information on the building wave of concern over the provisions of the House-passed legislation.

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

    http://www.levin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/background-on-the-invest-in-america-act

  21. 63 amk for obama
    March 18, 2012 at 10:05 am
  22. 64 hopefruit2
    March 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Here is a good read from our friends over at PlanetPov

    HEADLINE: A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Obama: “His Work is Not Done. Our Need is Still Real.”

    // “As a psychiatrist I expected a huge increase in suicides in the Fall and Winter of 2008 and 2009. The hospital staff with which I am affiliated had met several times to discuss the likely impact of the economic catastrophe on mental health. We all remembered the accounts of suicides among those in the financial sector at the start of the Great Depression. What is less well known is that suicide rates across the entire working population in 1929 and 1930 were triple those of 1927 and 1928. We thought, and the literature supported our thinking, that it would be as bad or worse in contemporary America…especially in a culture far less religious than that one was.

    It turned out not to be so. We have certainly experienced an increase in cases of clinical and situational depression, but that increase has been less than ten percent. This has been the experience across the country. Why? //

    READ MORE…

    http://planetpov.com/2012/03/18/a-psychiatrists-perspective-his-work-is-not-done-our-need-is-still-real/

  23. 67 itgurl_29
    March 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

    That picture is awesome.

  24. 68 taiping1
    March 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

    http://www.thedailybanter.com/2012/03/the-most-underrated-but-huge-obama-accomplishment/ nice article by Bob Cesca reflecting on The Road Traveled and President Obama’s major accomplishment: preventing a depression. He takes Jon Stewart and PLs to task.

  25. March 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

    John McCain on MTP! I don’t get it. Every week? Every fucking week???

    • 71 hopefruit2
      March 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Sunday in the media is “Republican Propaganda” Day.

      So I’m actually surprised when McCain is NOT on any of those shows.

    • March 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

      I think Steve Benen wrote about this a year or so ago. For some reason the Beltway media hangs onto his every word even when its blatantly obvious that he has no clue as to what he’s talking about. This is one where you may have to contact MTP or whatever Sunday talk show and ask them what is their obsession with this man.

      • 73 hopefruit2
        March 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

        They still haven’t gotten over the fact that he lost to PBO in 2008 and hope that by constantly having him on TV are elevating him to PBO’s status in their warped minds. I firmly believe that’s what it’s all about.

        • 74 CEB
          March 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

          McCain is an old media whore who has nothing else to do (or that he wants and needs to do). He is like the booty-call woman or man, that can be called up at the last minute and will come running. Does he ever return to his family? His time is over and he is totally irrelevant.

  26. 75 hopefruit2
    March 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

    This is what the media (and that includes MSNBC) has been trying to distract us from with their sudden intense focus on PBO this weekend. The HOT MESS that is the GOP primary. Mitt Romney had to cut his Puerto Rico trip short to rush back to Illinois – that’s never a good sign. If he were comfortably ahead of Santorum, that would not have been necessary. Furthermore, a lot of infighting, chaos, (e.g., Ron Paul supporters getting arrested last night), and general apathy among the GOP voters are mostly hidden in the media.

    • 76 Renegade522/AuntSis
      March 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

      Morning hopefruit2,
      The pundits are quick to say ‘both sides do it’ for political arguments. I think we should use it when referring to MSM. Both sides do it. No, all sides do it. Sometimes watching MSNBC is like watch faux news without the anger. CNN is basically faux light. All they do is lie, ignore facts, blame PBO, dont mention GOP, rinse, repeat.

      thanks for the advice, ourmanflint :)

    • 78 57andfemale
      March 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I know this was linked yesterday but it is a very important must-read:

      http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/03/individual_mandate.html

      During the 2008 primaries, I admit I was against mandates unless there were considerable regulations concerning controls on premiums to make sure that mandated insurance was affordable, and/or a robust public option that would accomplish the same thing:affordable health care. This is what the Obama administration and the decent democrats had to contend with, while the dinos kept throwing monkey wrenches and roadblocks at ACA. They did the best they could maneauvering through those snake-infested swamps. And I have come to truly embrace the concept that everyone must contribute to the system. In countries that now have the right to call themselves ‘enlightened’, this is done through universal health care and taxes. The word that Republicans have managed to demonize.

  27. March 18, 2012 at 10:30 am

    More perspective on the Trayvon Martin case. I wonder why no one is talking about the Stand Your Ground law that Jeb Bush signed into law that allowed this tragedy, giving an excuse for anyone who was “suspicious” of anyone to shoot to kill. This Zimmerman appears to be some kind of simpleton playing cops and robbers, only with a real gun. He was obsessed with his self-appointed “neighborhood watch” role, daily following people he deemed “suspicous”, calling the police 46 times in the last year. The neighbors there, by the way, black and white, had called the police to their neighborhood over 400 times in the last year. This was such a needless, horrible tragedy with all kinds of very troubling circumstances coming to a crescendo. Our lax gun laws certainly share the blame, with all kinds of irresponsible, immature people walking around with a gun tucked in their pants—-a killing waiting to happen. It’s beyond stupid.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/17/2700249/shooter-of-trayvon-martin-a-habitual.html

    • 80 lovingandlaughing
      March 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

      I didn’t read in the story whether trayvon lived in that neighborhood. Did he live there or was he visiting friends or family? I read he was going to the store for a drink and candy. Such a sad, sad situation and needless/senseless killing of a young man.

      • 81 hopefruit2
        March 18, 2012 at 11:03 am

        From what I understood, he was visiting his father who lives in the complex.

        • March 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

          His father’s girlfriend lived in the neighborhood, and they were both visiting. Father took him on the visit—-because he had been suspended from h.s. for too many tardys. Trayvon was said to walk to 7-11 at halftime of NBA game to get candy and an iced tea

        • 84 lovingandlaughing
          March 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

          oh my gosh, just unimaginable. i have a son and 2 daughters and i can not even begin to imagine the loss the family is going through.

  28. 85 utaustinliberal
    March 18, 2012 at 10:34 am

    George Clooney’s appearance on Fox News Sunday was very enlightening. Very informative. He is smarter than a lot of these pundits who pollute our airspace.

  29. 89 hopefruit2
    March 18, 2012 at 11:07 am

  30. 90 globalcitizenlinda
    March 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Syria, Syria, Syria:

    It seems like a number of people have kind of “tuned out” the massacres occuring in Syria.

    However, it seems that the situation there will continue to be escalating.

    During their Sunday afternoon (1.00 p.m. local time), 2 more car bombs went off near millitary and intelligence offices in Assad-stronghold of Aleppo. Other bomb attacks have occured in the surburbs of Damascus.

    Will Russia and China live to regret their veto in the UN as the ordinary people in the region continue to join the fight and use more and more suicide bombers against the regime?

    • March 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      I don’t think China and Russia will regret their veto since they have their own checkered histories with brutality and such. The situation is very frustrating. And the Assad regime seems very disengaged from the horrors they are inflicting on their people. Power corrupts.

  31. March 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

    The New GOP mess is a budget battle with the President.
    They did not like the Budget control act, which took care of 2 years, they want to break that law and write a new one.
    One that dramatically cuts Federal programs, cuts taxes for the rich and preserves Military spending.
    Harry Reid said do not even try bringing that mess over to my chamber!
    Interestingly, they ate again threatening a Government shutdown, right before the election.
    October surprise will fail! Seems like desperation!

  32. 93 Linda
    March 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Here is a great tool to use when talking about gas prices….

    http://www.sactogasprices.com/retail_price_chart.aspx?city1=USA

  33. 95 Blue
    March 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

    That is one sexy picture of BO right there!

    • 96 Dudette
      March 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      I completely agree, Blue. Something about the ones where he’s looking directly at the camera. Delicious!!

  34. 98 yardarm756
    March 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

    G’day shipmates/TODers. It’s a beautiful day somewhere eh? Thought I’d start with a bit of humor.

    RETIRED/BORED HUSBAND

    After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target.

    Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women – she loves to browse.

    Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target:

    Dear Mrs. Harris,

    Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behaviour and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:

    1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

    2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

    3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.

    4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away’. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

    5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway

    6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.

    7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he’d invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

    8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’ EMTs were called.

    9.. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

    10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

    11. October 3: Darted around the Store suspiciously while loudly humming the ‘ Mission Impossible’ theme.

    12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his ‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of funnels on his chest.

    13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, he yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’

    14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a
    fetal position and screamed ‘OHNO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!’

    15. Took a box of condoms to the check out clerk and asked where the fitting room was?

    And last, but not least:

    16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’

    One of the clerks passed out.

  35. 106 defytheodds
    March 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Short video of Roland Martin speaking to the parents of Trayvon Martin today on TVOne

    http://tvone.tv/washington-watch-videos?pid=FVZYDmpWFG1RSA_A1D5r5lS_2aeIokjb

    Will post full video when available


Comments are currently closed.

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@blog44

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

@DaRiverZkind

@Lib_Librarian

@amk4obama

@zizii2

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 27,823,681 hits

WH Flickr

P093014PS-0758

P080414PS-0073

P080414PS-0299

P080514LJ-0109

P080514PS-0515

P080514PS-0621

P080514CK-0099

P080514PS-1046

P080514PS-1173

P080514PS-1205

More Photos

%d bloggers like this: