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so chips how was korea? lol
Congrats on 1st aristac
Korea was fine aristac, although the Kazakhstan delegation was seriously unimpressed by the naughty mat business, I had to apologize on bended knee. Other than that, it was grand.
Chips you rascal! I had to come back to say thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this YouTube of Change. I am now on my way to sleep with tears running down my face, and my heart overflowing for our President, for all of us who love him and who are not afraid to Stand With Him to make the world a better place. And my thanks for you, Chipsicks, for all you bring to us humble TODObots. Goodnight.
Heave to Admiral. Glad you made it back in one piece. I sent you a signal and will assume that a lack of response means my fragile vessel is still afloat.
Oh well, I’m still glad you’re home. It’s near 7 bells (cst) so it’s time to trim me sails. Rest well everyone.
Hiya Yardarm, a million sorries for not replying to you yet, I’m still catching up with myself!
I seem to remember that you were not around the night Bin Laden was killed. Interesting.
Hee… BWD, that stealth helicopter pilot looked kinda familiar…. (btw, that footage puts me into a state of awe..)
Flip, my cover is blown!
Ahhhh……so you are indeed a super spy ninja!
lol, chips you are a card
Kazakhstan was upset about the naughty mat, after the faux national anthem mess? Wow, they have a wide range of issues, don’t they?
Change is coming – if we work our hardest!
Change has already come too. That is one reason the far right bigots are running the way they are. They’re scared. Demographically the country is changing, legislatively the country has changed and will continue to do so, and these people will kick and yell and lie as long as they have breath. They don’t want anyone younger to have what they’ve had for years…..medical care, social security……etc.
However, Change has a way of overwhelming those standing in the way. The human race just cannot go backwards. I’ve lived long enough to see wonderful change….just one small example…going to the dentist is a wonderful change from what it was when I was a kid….would these anti-change people want to go back to pliers to pull their teeth? I think not.
Nicely stated, Carolyn, good place to close the page for the night! Thank you!
Caroline, they would have no trouble if YOU and I had to use pliers as long as they had the best treatment.
Indeed, the far right bigots are running running, running. Some how they believe the ACA if repealed will help their causes to prove the President’s policies are failed. In essence, what it will prove is…America is for sale!!!
Conservatives are crazy. Now that the curtain has been pulled back on the Supreme Court as being operatives brought and paid for by the Insurance Companies, the Koch bros, & ALEC; along with the 2 screw ups (Bush v Gore and Citizens United States), I would think Chief Justice Roberts would want to restore the integrity of the Supreme Court.
Yes, change is here, good night to all you hard working , hard playing TODers
Good night all! I hope everyone has had a good day!
Thursday Mar. 29, 2012
Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.
Obama delivers remarks to Congress.
Carney briefs the press.
Biden attends a campaign event with local supporters.
Biden attends a campaign event.
Biden travels to Chicago, Illinois, to attend a campaign event.
Biden attends a campaign event.
Wgat remarks to Congress?
I think he’s going to call on Congress to end oil subsidies.
So, here you are! I am having a little trouble keeping my eyes open, it has been a rough day… I might sleep now. Goodnight, sweet dreams everyone. Goodnight Chips. Goodnight Mr. President.
Justice Antonin Scalia wonders if partisanship is behind the 26-state lawsuit against President Obama’s signature health care law:
JUSTICE SCALIA: Mr. Clement, I didn’t take the time to figure this out, but maybe you did. Is there any chance at all that 26 States opposing it have Republican governors and all of the states supporting it have Democratic governors? Is that possible?
MR. CLEMENT: There’s a correlation, Justice Scalia.
JUSTICE SCALIA: Yes
He just figured that out?
Oh Scalia knows it. He’s an arrogant SOB. He knows it and he wants everybody else to know that he knows it and doesn’t give a damn.
What a greasy slimey guy. I agree, sabreen. Totally.
It is ashame that these guys can sit on the Supreme Court forever, it’s time for term limits. When it’s so clear that that you have people like Thomas and Scalia paid and bought for by the Koch Brothers, they don’t need to be aloud to serve forever or till death. Do we really need the Supreme Court?
And isn’t that the damned purpose of the SCOTUS to make decisions based on constitutional issues and not politics? Isn’t that why they have a lifetime appointment? Scalia prides himself on his strict adherence to the Constitution, but he must have skipped the section on the Supreme Court.
Joe Biden has 4 fundraisers Thursday.
Rubio endorsed Robney on Fixed News.
This is GREAT–
PI EXCLUSIVE … NEW ANTI-ROMNEY SUPER PAC ON DOG TREATMENT: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has caught flak for putting the family dog in a kennel on the roof of the car for a road trip, but now he’s getting opposition in the form of a super PAC focused on his treatment of animals. Bob McDevitt has filed paperwork to launch the super PAC Animal Lovers Against Romney. McDevitt, a longtime Democratic supporter and political operative, tells PI the goal is to “get the message out just how callous in temperament Mitt Romney is.’ The owner of a rescue dog said the issue is personal. The group, whose website is mittismean.org, has its official rollout next week and plans on targeting 10 battleground states with Internet ads. The budget: $1 million.
I love this! mittismean.org, I couldn’t think of a better name for that website.
WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama has hosted Passover seders at the White House for the past three years, and while a fourth has not yet been confirmed–much less whether the Maxwell House Haggadah will be used–the Jewish Outreach operation at the White House is on seder duty.
The first Passover Seder is the evening of April 6 and this afternoon White House pastry chef Bill Yosses–last spotted at the planting Monday of First Lady Michelle Obama’s spring garden–will team with famed Jewish cookbook author Joan Nathan for a program at the Jewish Museum of Maryland featuring “an adaptation of haroset from Arkansas” and Nathan’s “original matzo chremsel recipe.” Livestreamed at 3 p.m est at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
Click below for recipes…..
below, from Whitehouse.gov….
Good night everyone! Sleep tight and don’t let Rubio bite.
so has Gingrich officially ended his campaign?
His Sugar Daddy has officially ended the money Newt’s always in denial….it may take a little longer…painful death march. Has to break it to Callista that she’s NOT going to be seeing the inside of the Lincoln Bedroom. Probably EVER!
Has Romney told Ann that she won’t be seeing the inside of the Lincoln Bedroom, unless they name one of their rooms in that mansion of theirs in CA, the Lincoln Bedroom.
Don’t give them ideas, annibella, they are so susceptible to suggestions!
An overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system remains popular even though Americans are not enamored with the law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 44 percent of respondents favor the law, and that an additional 21 percent oppose it because it doesn’t go far enough – for a total of 65 percent.
The rest, 35 percent, said they oppose the law and major changes to healthcare generally.
Wonder if those 35%, if just told what the provisions are, would feel the same way….. preexisting conditions, anyone?
desertflower, It doesn’t matter to them, that 35% it’s President Obama. Anything with his name on it they hate it.
Sorry to interrupt the conversation, but I’m incredibly saddened by the news tonight that bluegrass superstar Earl Scruggs has died at 88. Well-known as the banjo player for the “Beverly Hillbillies” theme song, he was a “old-school” icon in cluegrass (just made that up…like it!)/country music, who was an open-minded musician that understood the unifying power of art. At the height of the social upheaval of the 1960s, he took it upon himself to bring people together through his talents. Some examples…
with The Bryds:
And Joan Baez:
At a Vietnam Invasion protest:
I hope future generations of musicians learn lessons of life from Earl Scruggs. RIP, Earl!
I remember Earl Scruggs and his brother when they would be on the Beverly Hillbillies.
I always loved Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies.
Such a big loss! may he rest in peace
I saw that last night on here, bless Earl Scruggs for bringing so much joy to so many people through his gift! Really good to see Jim and the Byrds again, we were so blessed with all that superb music!
Good old Google – I remembered there was some bluegrass musician (turns out it wasn’t Earl Scruggs) who endorsed Obama in the primaries so I googled “Obama endorsement blue grass 2008″ and right away it popped up – Ralph Stanley. I remember what a nice surprise that was.
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE…WISHING ALL OF YOU A GREAT THURSDAY…WILL BE WATCHING PBO ADDRESS CONGRESS…SURELY HE’LL BE TAKING HIS FLYSWATTER WITH HIM! GETTING READY FOR MY BROTHER TO VISIT TOMORROW…TIS EXCITING FOR ME…:)
The speech the President gives today will be in the rose garden, I think.
Good Morning, ALL! I’m taking an early look in before going on the road for several hours. I actually just wanted to see which TODobots get in here early and put the coffee on before ‘rise and shine’.
It’s hilarious to notice that Pamela is always reluctant to leave, saying several goodbyes, looking over her shoulder each time to make sure she isn’t missing anything! I know the feeling, Pamela. I use the other approach though – when I say good night I hot foot it out so that I can’t give in to temptation, otherwise I’d pass out on the keyboard.
Good Morning, again!
Since coffee isn’t ready yet I’m going over to Twitter to check out the neighbourhood. See you!
psst Chips, I’m keeping an eye on the ‘new post alert’ spot, PLEASE RING THE BELL LOUDLY!
, oh well, most of the time I find my head rolling off my shoulders and forget to say goodnight at all! Predict you will be first on rise and shine for your dedication to peeking in before your road trip! have a fun day!
Gooooooood Morning…Chipssssss…….GM my TOD FAM….
loving that video…re the President’s First Time….
I would say…as others have stated…that we cannot listen to the pundits as they continue to spin the demise of this President…as they predict their doom and gloom…for Health Care….
i do not agree with some of the so-called liberal folks who want to see ACA overturned …thinking that this will bring about a single payer option….i wonder if they know what they are asking for…..what about all the folks who would suddenly lose what has been gained…..like those with pre-existing conditions…for example….it took 50 yrs….to get this…
i cannot listen to those folks…..they have no credibility….
as UT stated in a previous thread….
It might lead to single payer. The problem: it .,,will take 30 years to accomplish. And only with a filibuster proof Democratic Congress, President and Supreme Court. The complete dream world these people live in is astounding.
The ACA itself will probably lead to single payer much faster than 30 years!
Exactly! And cover people and save lives in the interim.
Isn’t that the question? You’re so ‘pro life’ that you’re willing, in fact eager to kill people in order to let twentysomethings be free to have the newest iphone.
I believe it will move very quickly, making a fantastic and historic achievement right out of the Inaugural Box for PBO’s 2nd term, building on his masterful and astonishing 1st term!
There are always people on the left who are dumber than dirt and would sacrifice any good to get perfect. I no longer have any patience with them or even a willingness to engage in conversation.
I’m reading David Corn’s book, Showdown, and it is written for the emoprogs to explain to them how PBO has thought and negotiated and what was working against him behind the scenes. Will they actual be ‘liberal’ and bother to read it with an open mind?
We love you Mr President and may God continue to bless and protect you and your family.
Chips, I do not know if you have seen this article — seems to be right on point.
Some one finally says in print what I have been saying to those near me which is that when President Obama said that: “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin”, my thoughts immediately went to the part that I felt he could NEVER say because he was a better person than me.
I felt that if he was the type of person who I am, I would have said: “I, Barack Obama, have been treated with the same suspicion as Trayvon Martin, — always direspected, constantly doubted and hated by people who have no real reason to hate me”
In the article below which appears on the DailyBeast website, I believe that the author captured my sentiments better than what I can say:
Please take some time to glance through this article:
“Trayvon Martin’s Shooting Mirrors America’s Paranoia About Barack Obama”
by Lee SiegelMar 29, 2012 12:20 AM EDT
The shooting death of Trayvon Martin reflects the hysteria that has gripped large numbers of Americans since the election of our first black president.
When President Obama said, movingly and beautifully—and with great courage in this rancid political season—that Trayvon Martin could well have been his son, he hit the nail on the head more directly than he knew. George Zimmerman’s response to Trayvon Martin was an allegory for the way at least half the country has been responding to Obama since he was elected to sit in the White House.
Just as Zimmerman suddenly became a crime-watch volunteer—after being charged with assaulting a cop, no less—countless people suddenly, upon the election of America’s first black president, began to worry about the country as if about a crime-ridden neighborhood.
As though patrolling local streets, they began to obsess over the Constitution. As if spotting broken locks or shattered windows, they believed they saw breaches of “freedom” everywhere. Because there had been numerous recent break-ins in the neighborhood, Zimmerman believed that following Martin was necessary. Because there had been tyrants before in world history, true patriots became convinced that scrutinizing Obama’s every move in the past and in the present was of the utmost urgency.
Unable to see his face, Zimmerman projected onto the teenager his worst fears. Unable to get a clear sense of Obama’s past, great numbers of people projected onto him their worst fears of where he might have come from.
The full article appears here
I got to say that Joe KleIn is a bastard. He was on Hardball yesterday, and said a few things that was disconcerting.
He said, that Robney should redefine himself and go after wallstreet reform, which he said was a mess, then he said he should run like Ross Perot,
Then, he said, at least Robney could be more Humane than this President.
What is Klein talking about?
You mean to tell me Klein thinks Robney is mire Humane than this President?
One word- Seamus!
Who gives a rat’s patootie what Joe Klein thinks. Robney is down in the polls by double-digits. He’s losing even in swing states. Robney’s credibility right now is a serious problem for him – that no matter what position he takes going forward, the voters are going to have a hard time buying the “Etch a Sketch policies” that he’s peddling.
I also wanted to add that the majority of cable news pundits also have the same credibility problem as Etch a Sketch Romney – they say one thing this week, and the complete opposite the next week, because for them it’s all about $$$.
It’s hard for them to seriously criticize Romney because he’s just like them – greedy, dishonest, petty, callous, shallow, emotionally bankrupt, and yes jealous and resentful of President Obama.
“majority of cable news pundits also have the same credibility problem as Etch a Sketch”. Fuck’em all.
Good Morning TOD! Hope everyone has a great day! (ok back to work I go…..)
Where is Chips? I have to leave soon. Are you deliberately delaying the ‘rise and shine’ post, Ms Chips, or are you actually resting, or working elsewhere?
**mutter** This is the last time I get out of bed to TRY for this first place finish. It’s too wearying on the nerves.
Got out of the wrong side of the bed today, vc ? GM to you too.
Well, it was originally the right side, amk, but Chips is trying to change it by playing cat and mouse with the new thread.
GM to you too and I hope your afternoon is going great!
That was then, this is now
Jovie can you provide a link that reports on VP Biden’s fundraisers today, if you can find one? THANKS!
Thanks – he’s doing one fundraiser, not four according to this report.
All democrats voted no on the Presidents Budget! All of them, for a total vote of 0-414.
On the subsidies to the fatcat oil companies, right ?
I need a link for my own interpretation of exactly what the Democrats voted “no” for. Something tells me that the Repubs must have slipped something very nasty in that bill. Democrats would not unanimously vote “no” on the President’s budget for no valid reason.
Exactly as I thought: Some Republican tried to pull a fast one. This was NOT the President’s budget.
//On the House floor, Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) agreed that Mulvaney’s amendment was not, in fact, Obama’s entire budget proposal.
“This is politics at its absolute worst: presenting something as the President’s budget without the policy detail, without the explanation to the American people about what’s in the President’s budget,” he said. “And as a result, he presents a very misleading version of what the President has asked us to do.”
Mulvaney seemed to relish the idea of bringing up a proposal based on Obama’s numbers, and openly wondered, tongue-in-cheek, why no Democrats sought to introduce it. He then criticized it by saying it does not foresee a balanced budget at any point in the future.//
Breaking: First-time jobless claims fell by 5,000 to 359,000 in latest week. wsj.com— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 29, 2012
Joe Klein haz a sad!
Good morning!! 4Q grew by 3%
Romney really ticked off a Russian writer!
great article. I emailed it to everyone I know.
U.S. unemployment aid applications decline to lowest level since April 2008 as job market strengthens: apne.ws/Hngp7P -AB— The Associated Press (@AP) March 29, 2012
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