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President Obama returns to the White House after a trip to South Korea, March 27


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  1. 14 0388jojothecat
    March 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Chips and PBO, home safe and sound.

  2. 20 Pamela
    March 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Welcome Home, Mr. President, welcome Home. And thank you for all you do on our behalf! We deserve you!

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      March 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      ‘We deserve you!’ ;)

      Even the ones who don’t realize it, YET, deserve someone who looks out for their best interests. I’m glad it’s you, PBO, now sweet and restful dreams!

  3. 22 GGail
    March 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    It’s so nice when our loved ones (Chipsticks & PBO) return home safe and sound.

    I have to bow out now – so have a pleasant evening everyone.

  4. March 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Looking at those pictures, I wonder if the Washington Monument is open, yet?

    • 26 Dudette
      March 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Website says this:

      “On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, occurred 84 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., damaging the Washington Monument. The National Park Service has temporarily closed the Monument and is assessing the damage to it.”

      and this:

      January 19, 2012
      Philanthropist Donates 7.5 Million Dollars to Repair Washington Monument
      Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and Trust for the National Mall President Caroline Cunningham today announced a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to repair damage to the Washington Monument caused by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake last August.

    • 28 donna dem 4 obama
      March 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      No.

    • 29 Mel
      March 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Did anybody watchd LO show to night. There are biger issues bigger in the country
      going on right now , yes HCR this is big IF the SPC thinks That the HCR is anconstitutional
      if are FUCK, si there are by far bigger issues , that we be worried about and not many people
      are paying attntion if this election is going to be about black/Hispanics we are fuck.

  5. March 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Welcome Back Chips. . .
    I was the one and only very quiet person here on this blog while you were away. I have seen the disaster made by all and was hoping you would be back soon to take over…(while the cat’s away the mice will PLAY)!

    BTW, I really am NOT liking the Joe guy. Hmmmm, I wonder how much he is been paid? Awaiting patiently his comments about “Goon”

    (So happy that the President has reached safely.)

  6. March 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Great photo of Marine 1 coming in over the lit up D.C. monuments. And PBO looks so cute waving like that. He’s the best of all time. Happy to have him home.

  7. March 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Btw- the media is preoccupied with HCR, so are the Republicans.
    My point, the EPA just initiated regulations on Greenhouse gasses. That should close a lit of dirty ass coal plants, and replace with carbon capture(hopefully)!
    Under the radar.

    • 33 sonjiaduncan
      March 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Jovie I can always depend on you to let us know all the really important stuff. Thanks fellow warrior. I am going to watch cspan tomorrow to see if they notice,. Joe Manchin is going to have a fit.

      • 34 Mel
        March 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

        I watchet the RM show to night , and if no body is payin attention then we migth ahve a problem
        Pay attention. pay attention if we do not we are FUCK.

  8. 35 vitaminlover
    March 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Good to see him back home. NOW then– about that vacation with the wife and children and mom-in-law and doggie Bo. It is time, Sir, for a wee break. Just to recharge those batteries and get your bearings. You are very important to this country and there is nothing wrong with a little r&r. So let’s get a vacation agenda up for you. First, a good rest maybe 7 to 8 hours sleep, a nice home-cooked meal, a game of basketball with the guys, special time with young miss Malia and young miss Sasha, a game of fetch with Bo and most importantly- a very nice precious time with First Lady Michelle. Then you guys should go away for a few days. OBAMA/BIDEN2012!!!!

  9. March 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    NORFOLK, Va. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau will hold a press event tomorrow to discuss next steps regarding conventional and renewable energy development in the Mid- and South Atlantic offshore planning areas.
    Secretary Salazar, Director Beaudreau will be joined by Douglas W. Domenech, Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia in the visit to Fugro Atlantic, a company that provides geotechnical, hydrogeologic, environmental and marine survey services.

    Members of the news media unable to attend in person are welcome to join the 10:30am press announcement via teleconference at 1-888-790-1884; access code “INTERIOR.”

    http://www.doi.gov/news/mediaadvisories/Obama-Administration-to-Announce-Next-Steps-for-Potential-Energy-Development-in-the-Mid-and-South-Atlantic.cfm

  10. 37 japa21
    March 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I absolutely love it when I make a long comment, post it, and see two comments up that Chips has opened another post. However, for my own ego gratification I am reposting it here so you can all marvel at the erudite wisdom I am capable of. Or then again, maybe not. Anyway, here it is:

    A couple quick points relating to the ACA case before the SC.

    I mentioned on an earlier thread that it’sortant to see where the money is going. I followed all the major insurance stock prices today. By mid-day, when all the conjecture was that the mandate was going to be tossed, all the stocks were heading downward. By the end of the day, all of them ended up ahead. Wall Street isn’t all knowing, but it sure sounds like some people are pretty confident mandate stays.

    It would be difficult to throw out most of the othr requirements placed on insurance companies, such as no pre-existing conditions, coverage of children to 26, no lifetime caps, etc. as Congress has already passed many laws in the past that put coverage requirements on insurance companies and they have all sed the constitutionality test.

    In regards to the blurb up thread about Scalia and Thomas having dinner wiht the attorneys for the plaintiffs, I would do something extreme tomorrow morning if I were the SG and pleading the case for the government. I would stand before the court and respectfully request that those two justices recuse themselves from this case. I would not accuse them of colluding with the plaintiffs (although there is no doubt in my mind that they are) but rather, in a case of this magnitude, with all the ramifications involved, it is essential that the American people have full faith in the integrity of any decision made. I know this would not really change anything, and they would not recuse themselves, but if the case is presented strongly enough, it will virtually have to be part of the coverage of the case and it might even convice either Roberts or Kennedy to side against those two plus Alito.

    Either way, those two will be dogged for the rest of their lives with questions of their integrity. But only if it is made public in a major way.

    • 38 isonprize
      March 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      I would stand before the court and respectfully request that those two justices recuse themselves from this case.

      clap, clap, clap, clap!! Japa. Of course, it ain’t gonna happen, but I sure would love it if the SG had the balls to do it!!

    • 39 yardarm756
      March 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      That would be like a tomahawk missile. MSM’s heads would explode.

  11. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    March 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I imagine PBO coming through the WH door singing this song to FLOTUS :cool:

    • 41 Dudette
      March 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      Okay, some people might be into the original and all, but really Jermaine’s much closer to PBO’s time. Although, I have to say, I’m really happy no photos have surfaced of a young Barack sporting a greasy Jeri curl. ;-)

    • 48 sabreen60
      March 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Ooo Donna. Nothing like the original Shep. Thank you.

      • 49 donna dem 4 obama
        March 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm

        :)

        • 50 HZ
          March 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm

          Thanks donna dem 4 obama for the music. You always lift our spirits with great music. Did you see those cocoa butter legs? Hello!!!!

          Great to have you home, Mr. President. Rest and relax with your lovely daughters and our beautiful FLOTUS.

          Oh, do not forget to give Bo some quality time. You know how smart Bo is. He will notice that you are back home for sure.

          We thank you , Mr. President for all that you accomplished during these 3 days away. However, we are so happy to have you back home. Thank you again for working so hard to make this a more perfect union.

          Goodnight, Mr. President.HZ

          • 51 HZ
            March 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

            Dudett, I am really showing my age. Please forgive me for not writing in the correct place in my comment about my thanks to you as well for the music. I noticed that I forgot to mention you in that thank you.

            (((((((((((((((((((((( Thank you so much, Dudett)))))))))))))))))))))) I always love the music on our site. I also hope that you saw my ‘thank you’ for bringing the video of Esperanza Spalding performing for POB’s Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Norway.

            Thank you, thank you so very much.HZ

  12. 53 Dudette
    March 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Wow, I’ve been riveted watching LOD rip this guy Joe Oliver to pieces! “You don’t know, Joe” :-)

    • 54 edwina3
      March 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      wow, I am shaking, LOD destroyed that guy.

    • 55 Tally
      March 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      Dammit. I missed it. What happened?

      • 56 edwina3
        March 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

        LOD grills Joe Oliver to high heaven and got him to admit,
        1. that he actually admitted that it’s possible that Zimmerman used the “c” word
        2. that Joe really doesn’t know Zimmerman very well
        3. the only evidence that Joe Oliver has that Zimmerman is innocent is his “gut”.
        4. Oliver had a conversation with Zimmerman on Saturday w/o a lawyer present and Z told him details, LOD tells him that Oliver could be called to testify as a witness.

        • 57 Tally
          March 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

          AWESOME. My DVR was paused on Rachel, so I’ll FF to LOD in a few….. YAY.

        • 58 Tally
          March 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm

          OMG. Just caught up to it. HFS!!!

          “George may have been DRINKING (during arrest in 2005)” before Joe knew him….. and said that OUT OF THE BLUE. LOD had no mentioned alcohol, or any susbstance. He had merely read the account of Zimmerman’s arrrest.

          Oh WOW.

          And Joe is barred from any contact with Zimmerman (by his attorney) in 3… 2… 1….
          :lol: :lol: :lol:

          ok – back to the interview……

          • 59 Mel
            March 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

            I was very SUSPICIOUS last sunday when I watched Joe Oliver and The ATTORNEY for Zimmerman On Abc AND Nbc
            but to to night watching LOD make my point, Joe Oliver was put in a situation that that he might have
            the be in court. so II think Joe Oliver sold his soul to make a lot’s of mony and he has betrayed The AA comunity,
            to defend Zimmerman.

        • 60 Michele
          March 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm

          Uncle Joe for hire, will have to remember all those stories he’s strung together about his psuedo friend zimmmerman..

    • 61 anniebella
      March 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Know wonder the lawyer ran away the other night. I think Joe Oliver is a hustle man for his 15 minutes of fame. I’m not buying his B.S.

      • 62 Tally
        March 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm

        Joe Oliver is an unemployeed Media Whore who is looking for a buck.

        • 63 Mel
          March 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

          Joe Oliver thinks he can make milions on this unfortunate sitiuation , as a American Hispanic
          I will never , never protect any of my own to make a profit this is unfuckinging believable, that
          a Black person sell
          his soul for profit!!!!!!!

    • March 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      I need to find video of that. I just realized that this guy used to be a local anchor here. UGH.

      • 65 edwina3
        March 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

        I am sure DKos will have a diary and video soon, it was powerful. Journalists practicing journalism. Joe Oliver has been peddling his nonsence all over the MSM and no one challenges him.

        • 66 hopefruit2
          March 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

          Oh my goodness. What a marvelous take down by Lawrence, Charles Blow and Jonathan Capehart. Joe Oliver simply didn’t have a prayer this time. Too bad I say! Twitter has exploded :)

          • 67 edwina3
            March 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

            I am new at twitter so when people say “twitter has exploded” where is it exploding? Is there a hastag? Thanks, help for the technologically challenged

            • 68 hopefruit2
              March 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

              I mean that people are busy tweeting in reaction to that Joe Oliver interview on Lawrence O :) Joe Oliver is trending on twitter and you can follow @lawrence to see what folks are saying.

          • 69 Dudette
            March 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

            …Oliver admitted his involvement doesn’t make sense. He’s a media whore auditioning for Fox News.

            • 70 HZ
              March 28, 2012 at 12:14 am

              Lawrence had Joe Oliver talking to himself. If Joe does not drink, he will have a tall one tonight. LOD , Jonathan, and Mr. Blow torn Joe’s behind up tonight. HZ

      • 71 Mel
        March 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm

        KPIX and KRON her in the San Francisco and CNN I hope this will will hel you!!!

    • March 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      I thought it was a mess—–and unprofessional. Wasn’t proud of any of them. Everyone was screaming over each other. I think there’s a way to do those kind of exposure interviews, and that wasn’t it. You can make your points without all that extraneous hyper accusatory tone. Screaming accomplishes nothing and that wasn’t a court of law. And that Joe Oliver—-I don’t know what his deal is at all. He is obviously more of an acquaintance than a close friend, old enough to be Zimmerman’s dad than a peer as he said. I don’t know why he is putting himself out there at great risk and grief for himself and family. I’d like to think he did it out of some sort of duty to someone he knew—-or thought he knew—–as some sort of humanity gesture—–or something. But—he quit his job to do this?? I just kept thinking that everyone who participated in that interview needed to wait for the results of the investigation. I learned nothing, other than there may have been a fight for the gun—–don’t know if that has any credibility either.

      • 73 anniebella
        March 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm

        dotster3, So that mean Joe Oliver need to go some where and shut the heck up.

        • 74 Mel
          March 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

          Well Joe Oliver thought that he was a very smart media savy and he can bull shit his way around
          I was very surprise that ABC , MBC and other did NOT asked him spicifics!!!!!

      • 75 edwina3
        March 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm

        normally I don’t like shouting over the guests but Joe Oliver was on a talking point train and LOD was not having it and that seemed to be the only way to derail that train.

      • 76 PamfromCalif
        March 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

        Who is paying Joe Oliver? It seems odd that he’s unemployed and defending George Zimmerman all over the media.

    • 77 Tally
      March 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      WOW.

      - Even the STAGE GODS hate Joe Oliver, and a light is blown. KARMA is a bitch.

      - “Goon is a term of endearment.” Oh. Please.

      - Charkes Blow is hot.

      - Jo Oliver was aaaaaaallllllllll ooooooover the place – “wanted to get in to police work and become a lawyer…” uhm….. because those are somehow connected like GWBush Jr becomes POTUS because he wanted to be Baseball Commisioner. wat?

      • 78 Mel
        March 28, 2012 at 12:06 am

        We have to flush Joe Oliver credibality he is her for the big $$$$ I think that somedin the GOP are
        paying Joe, Yes who is paying Zimmerman to Represent him?

  13. March 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    VP schedule-

    Wednesday Mar. 28, 2012
    Previous
    Next
    Biden travels to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he will remain overnight. 
    12:45 PM
    Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa.
    7:30 PM
    Biden attends a campaign event with local supporters.

  14. 80 Tally
    March 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

  15. 81 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Sure PBO was singing this the whole time he was away…

    • 82 donna dem 4 obama
      March 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Alycee, I was just thinking over the weekend that I haven’t seen you post in while. How have you been? Have I just been missing your post?

      • 83 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        March 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        Working, Recovering, and traveling…

        Schedule has been work one day (for PBO), in bed the next, work, bed, work… Took time this weekend to go see the grands. Have read some of the posts, doubt I’ll ever catch up. LOL

        • 84 donna dem 4 obama
          March 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

          Well I’m glad you are recovering and it’s good to see you post.

        • 85 jacquelineoboomer
          March 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm

          Glad to see you, Alycee. Take care!

          • 86 Alycee (@jazziz2)
            March 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

            Thanks JO’B and Donna!

            • 87 HZ
              March 28, 2012 at 12:26 am

              Akycee, thanks for the music also. You lifted my spirits. I am lying in bed reading and this video had me going back to my golden magic days.

              Take care and come and see us again, when you have the time. And remember you can always bring music for this golden year one.HZ

  16. 88 auni
    March 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I always breathe esier when the President gets home safe and sound. Very little news about the trip. This is about the only place I can get good information about what is happening on the President’s overseas trips.

  17. 89 xtine
    March 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    OMG, Lawrence show is hawt tonight. Just had to say: watch that Oliver dood get fried by Lawrence & Blow. Have to rewind, but thought Oliver said that he’s not working right now, busy defending Zimmerman, it get’s mighty testy from that point (popcorn time testy!). IMHO, I think Oliver thought he’s going to get a teevee gig out of this. Oliver ended up saying that in his “gut he feels that his friend is innocent, not a racial thing.” Almost popped my own damn popcorn, no microwave needed. Sort of combustion-like popcorn. OK, got to go back, and rewind that segment, Lawrence & Blow looked like they were holding on to their essplosion factors, but for a second there I thought they’d reach thru the split screen & just shake Oliver deep into his senselessness.

    • 90 anniebella
      March 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      I have a gut feeling.

    • 96 Dudette
      March 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      They’re not close friends, which Oliver admitted tonight, but he’s quit his job so he can get on TV and defend him and the basis of his gut feeling that George was defending himself? Somebody’s paying him. Plus I could swear I just heard Lawrence say Oliver used to be a CNN reporter. Something is really fishy here.

      • 97 xtine
        March 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm

        Dudette, Oliver ended up being an uncle! George being the only one at these family gatherings NOT drinking! Uh-huh! Let me go find my Bassinet!

      • 98 hopefruit2
        March 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        Apparently he was a CNN reporter – here is a clip. I also understand that he was once sued for libel.

      • 99 Cha
        March 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

        I read on TOD yesterday that Oliver was a former cnn reporter(forget who)…it just sounds really weird. That same poster said he was the husband of a friend of Zimmerman’s mother and not Zimmerman’s friend (I think I got that association right..it should come out sooner or later). Don’t know where the info was gotten from.

      • March 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

        He was a CNN anchor. And now he was working at some mortgage risk co. with Zimmerman? And why was that a big secret, his connection to Zimmerman there? Previously just tried to say he knew him because of a wife/mother in law connection. None of it makes sense.

        • 101 xtine
          March 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm

          dotster3, I caught that too & was wondering why the hem-haw, you found out that information, etc. There’s some mess going on at that job that they don’t want out there. Does anyone know what he was doing at CNN? So he went on to a gig that he doesn’t want known? Where he met Zimmerman, or maybe they met via his family, or maybe he’s a freaking uncle, or maybe … Dood, that studio light went out by sheer exhaustion. Oliver The Hyena.

    • 102 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      March 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      #PRESSON

    • March 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Yea, seems like someone looking for national voice for his own purposes. Lawrence can get testy. I wouldn’t want to go up against him without armour. Blow was hot! Why can’t all wannabees be challenged like that? And goodbye Newt…..

      • March 28, 2012 at 12:36 am

        I love Lawrence getting under these peoples skin when they want to come on and spin. Lawrence does not have the patience especially when he is really focused on an issue. I appreciate him calling this Joe out tonight because we are dealing with a killing of a young man.

        This is not a light situation to be going around playing soft ball with spots on tv. Maybe this man will think about what he is doing, and stop this. This is serious business. Gut feelings does not stack up with the facts of the law and surely justice can’t roll down with people out there spinning off of their gut feelings.

        Great job, Lawrence, Jonathan and Mr. Blow.HZ

    • 106 xtine
      March 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      P.S. I’ll be really surprised if Oliver even had a conversation w/ Zimmerman on that Saturday, as he claims. He sure looked like a dear caught in headlights when Lawrence asked if law enforcement had contacted him re: that conversation. To which he said nay. The Lawrence said he could get a subpoena! That was a YouTube moment!

      • 107 miss pat
        March 28, 2012 at 4:21 am

        Zimmerman’s father is a retired judge. Zimmerman’s arrest for assaulting a job was dismissed. He was arrested for domesic abuse, nothing became of that. Daddy had those dropped. Can Daddy get this one dropped? We shall see. As for this Oliver fool, I bet you my next pension check that he is being paid to come on teevee and defend Zimmerman. He is Judas Iscariot. Karma used to come back and bite your children’s asses. Now it’s coming back to bite your ass right away. Look at that French man that raped that maid. He is getting his waterloo. Oliver will get his soon.

  18. 108 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    March 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    In case you were wondering how I felt about dog torturer Mitt:

    #PRESSON

  19. 111 meabloom
    March 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Glad to see PBO has made it home safely. When is his next day off?? I wonder if he’s takes naps??

  20. 112 auni
    March 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Japa21–that was a great post!

  21. 114 amk for obama
    March 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    He looks so tired.

  22. 117 utaustinliberal
    March 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Lawrence just killed it! Damn. He has just proven that Joe Oliver does NOT in any way know anything about Zimmerman and his character. First Oliver said Zimmerman took anger management classes, then he denied he said that. Then he said Zimmerman doesn’t drink. Then he denied it. Then he says Zimmerman had a broken nose courtesy of Trayvon, then he denies it. He quit his job to defend Zimmerman from point A to Z; how is he financially solvent with a family he has to provide for? First he referred to himself as Zimmerman’s very close friend; now he says he’s not. That he’s more like an “uncle” How sweet “Uncle Joe.” Lawrence, Charles, and Jonathan Capehart proved that Oliver is a LIAR!

    • 118 hopefruit2
      March 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      This guy was a hot mess. I was so mad yesterday after Tweety allowed him to get away with such bull. I feel so vindicated with Lawrence’s epic take down of that con artist, along with Charles Blow and Jonathan Capehart. Uncle Joe my foot. He’s a con man who got hired as a “Professional Black Friend” by someone from the Zimmerman camp, someone who deeply fears that Zimmerman will be charged with a hate crime.

    • 119 africa
      March 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      He is a fraud.

    • March 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      it was a thing of beauty

      • March 28, 2012 at 12:45 am

        Total beauty. Tweety allowed Joe Oliver to dance all over the place yesterday, but Lawrence O’Donnell, Jonathan Capehart, and Charles Blow turned out the lights(they did not have to, Karma did the pleasure), put down the instruments, rolled up the danced floor, and the music stopped. The Conductor was tired of that tune, and Joe became history on The Lawrence O’Donnell Show tonight.

        Jonathan Capehart, and Charles Blow are writing their next pieces for tomorrow’s articles. Work it, Jonathan and Charles!!!

        Lawrence, Tally, Lisa, and I will take you out for a nice glass of wine when you come home to Cali. HZ

  23. March 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Reuters/Ispsos has a poll out, that says Americans disapprove of the Presidents handling of gas prices, but they don’t blame him. The American people, instead, Blame the Oil companies. Yup.

  24. 123 LunarSea
    March 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Welcome home my Pres. Job well done! And yes many do care even if the #mediafail to acknowledge it.

    Welcome back ChipsChica. Hope you got some rest and relaxation in

    Happy B-day ProudofObama – may the road rise up to meet you and your path be clear in your year ahead.

  25. 124 LunarSea
    March 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Now to see how much I can catch up on before falling asleep….Busy board here

  26. March 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The White House on Tuesday announced the president’s intent to nominate Michael Peter Huerta, who has been serving as acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, as the administrator of the FAA.

    Also nominated Tuesday: Robert James Grey Jr., John G. Levi, Laurie Mikva, Martha Minow and Gloria Valencia-Weber to the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation. Mikva is the daughter of Abner Mikva, one of Barack Obama’s mentors; Minow is the daughter of former FCC chairman Newton Minow.

  27. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    March 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Welcome home, honey pot.

    Oh, I mean, we are glad you have returned safely to our shores, Mr. President. That’s better. And we feel better when he’s here not “there” – wherever there is.

    • 129 Liberal Librarian
      March 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Too late to amend your first statement. To the naughty mat with you for salacious greetings!

    • 131 Pamela
      March 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      Hee, JO’B, you are so cute!

      • 132 jacquelineoboomer
        March 28, 2012 at 12:48 am

        Ha! Well, so is PBO, so one cannot help herself at times!

      • March 28, 2012 at 12:55 am

        “Salacious Greetings.” We have a beautiful family here. I love the wit, the laughter that we bring to each other, and above all, I love our wonderful Chips.

        This place is our haven, and I find a perfect peace here whenever I come into this wonderful space. We all should enjoy each other and feast on the beautiful humor, good parties, and relaxing moments, because we are going to have to be very ready to move even more quickly and with focus in another month. Work, work, work. We have 7 months TOD Family. SEVEN. We Want POB to get his Second Term on Nov.6, 2012. PRESSON!!!!!!! We Have Your Back, Mr. President.HZ

  28. March 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    By Alexander Bolton – 03/27/12 03:22 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said tough questions from Supreme Court justices did not indicate how the court would rule, and took to task a legal analyst who said otherwise.

    Reid reacted to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin’s remark that the healthcare law “looks like it’s going to be struck down” because of the tenor of the morning’s hearing.

    “I’ve been in court a lot more than Jeffrey Toobin and I had arguments, federal, circuit, Supreme Court and hundreds of times before trial courts,” Reid said. “And the questions you get from the judges doesn’t mean that’s what’s going to wind up with the opinion.” 

    http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/legal-challenges/218531-reid-slams-toobin-says-justices-tough-questions-wont-mean-health-laws-demise

  29. March 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    • 138 hopefruit2
      March 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      The SYG law is not relevant in this instance – unless you assume that Trayvon approached or attacked Zimmerman first. I highly doubt that was case.

  30. March 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm

  31. March 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    The GOP Blocked Postal Reform legislation, today.

    • 141 Tally
      March 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      We just need to raise postage. Even if we raised it to 75¢ for a first class letter, we’d still have the cheapest postage on the planet.

  32. 142 Tally
    March 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm

  33. 147 isonprize
    March 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    For anyone who may wonder where Lawrence O’Donnell’s passion comes from, check this out. He got it honest.

    The Killing of Trayvon Martin
    By Charles P. Pierce (Esquire magazine)

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/trayvon-martin-continued-7492410#ixzz1qNY0odLA

  34. March 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Love Stephen Colbert—–I think I say that every night—–making fun of the NRA now——the preposterous scare tactics they use. When I’m president——I plan to take care of that little problem. I will run on a platform of separate roads for big trucks——I will win in a landslide.

  35. 152 globalcitizenlinda
    March 28, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Chips,

    I do not know if this is an appropriate request but one of us on Team Obama ( World’s Biggest Obama – Mr Igor Vovkovinskiy ) needs some help- monetary contribution to buy a new pair of shoes.

    Some of you remember a Minnesota guy, who volunteered a lot for the Obama’s campaign and always wore the tee-shirt with the words “World’s Biggest Obama. His name is Mr Igor Vovkovinskiy.

    The World’s Biggest Obama Fan Is Now The Tallest Man In The U.S.

    Mr Igor’s problem is that he needs a new pair of shoes (size 26???) but the cost is prohibitive.

    Can you please provide some help if you are in a position to do so? Here is one of the many news outlets highlighting his shoe needs.

    “America’s tallest man Igor Vovkivinskiy needs a pair of shoes”.

    http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/204049/70/Americas-tallest-man-needs-a-good-pair-of-shoes

    .

  36. 155 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 28, 2012 at 5:31 am

    YEAH! LOVE THE PHOTOS…PBO IS HOME! MAKES ME HAPPY!..:)


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