President Obama walks from Marine One to Air Force One with U.S. Air Force Col. Ken Rizer at Andrews Air Force Base en route to Florida
Ugh …. receiving a Tampa Bay Rays baseball hat from Florida Governor Rick Scott upon arrival at Tampa
…. arriving to speak at the Port of Tampa
Audience members embrace President Barack Obama after he spoke at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., April 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama leaves Florida for Colombia
Winner!!!!!! Hello TrumpDog!
I love this picture!
The camera loves him. And so do I.
I love my President’s eyebrows.
Everything about him is interesting.
Swoon. Pant. Swoon.
Its Lunch Time!
Swiss bank accts./Cayman Islands- campaign watchwords to use over and over and over again. Speaks worlds about the Romney GOP disconnect with the 99%.
Chips, just in case you didn’t notice, today is mtmarilyn’s birthday.
Oh yikes, I didn’t know that Japa – thank you so much, I’ll get to work!
Thank you Chips!!!!!!!!!!!! and everyone! It is so special to have a birthday on Firday the 13th! It really gets noticed by all the family. Also once you hit 66 you are just glad to wake up to a new day. It is wonderful to celebrate here in Phoenix with relatives who all agree politically. Altho today the ones who live here are the ones who are conservative. We won’t be talking polictics when they are all here.
I will be coming back tonight to see what I have missed today. Now off to greet the family.
Happy-Friday-the-13th-Birthday MTMarilyn….hope you have many many many many more…
A very Happy Birthday Mtmarilyn. May you have blessed year.
Happy Delicious Birthday to you, Mtmarilyn. Thunder and lightening awaken me, so I do hope that your day is filled with much joy and fun with your family and friends. You are so special to me, and I send you hugs from rainy Cali.(((((((( Happiness on your Day,))))))))))))))) HZ
Happy Birthday, mtmarilyn!
NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK PANEL ON “CRIMINAL JUSTICE”
This panel was absolutely riveting. Very informative and enlightening. I highly recommend it if you have the time.
Speakers addressed the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, as well as a recent Tulsa shooting, where three African Americans were shot to death. The group also took audience questions.
The panel, moderated by NAN General Counsel and Executive Vice President Michael Hardy, included Harvard Law Professors Christi Cunningham and Dr. Charles Ogletree, ACLU Director of the Washington Legislative Office Laura Murphy and Vice President of The Fortune Society Glenn Martin.
Ann Romney’s birthday to be held by family friend who once killed and barbecued a DOG!
And a picture of pug with that article, makes me on fire!! How can that be true?
Anyone who could do that to a living creature is a damn monster and a potential serial killer. And this is who the Romney’s call friends.
itgurl_29, are you kidding?
This is just too sickening for words, if it’s true.
Sick—-something basic is missing in Republicans.
Yahoo.com story: “Obama sticks up for Ann Romney”
It’s not just yahoo. I’ve seen the same headline elsewhere. That’s Karl Rove at work here.
I don’t think its a bad headline. Its not “Obama Team Attacks Anne Romney”
I agree, gb, there’s nothing wrong with that headline. Now what would really be news and will never happen is “Romney Sticks Up for Michelle Obama.” See how blue you get holding your breath on that one.
Oh yeah THAT will never happen.
It’s an AP story, and it’s everywhere. I also had the same thought as you—–with all the Dems rushing to praise Ann Romney, I was trying to remember when a bunch of Repubs defended Michelle Obama, calling her a very nice lady who loves her family and is supportive of her husband etc. Gee. I don’t think that has ever happened. Shamefully.
Hahaha. Well played PBO. Well played.
Good west coast morning Chipsticks!
Good west coast morning TOD family.
Congratulations TrumpDog on being First!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY mtmarilyn!!!
Good east coast afternoon, GGail.
Would also like to extend mega-birthday goodwishes to mtmarilyn.
Here’s my take on the Rosen Fauxrage that I posted as a comment on Balloon Juice:
This fauxrage was the Holy Grail that the Romney campaign had been looking for all this campaign but found illusive — i.e. generate the PASSIONS of the base the way Palin did in 2008-2010.
Rosen inadvertently teed up the ingredients they had been searching for and leaped at the opportunity, namely:
1. Strokes Wingnuts’ Culture war erogenous zones while simultaneously enabling GOP to spout doublespeak
2. Doesn’t require GOP to commit to any policy goal while enabling them to jump on MORAL soapbox
3. Bumper sticker quality
4. Hijacks Democratic strong point
5. Lends itself to instant media amplification
6. It stops the bleeding of support among the ranks of Repug women who were angry at their own party. It puts the muzzle on Kay Bailey Hucthison, Lisa Murkowski, Olympia Snowe, et al pronto
7. It gives Sarah Palin and her brand of aggrieved retrograde woman crusade an entry point into the election cycle.
8. They will make Ann Romney into a Palin with godmother Palin herself at her side, while deploying Sharon Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Niki Haley, Kelly Ayotte as handmaidens.
Folks, it will be a nauseating spectacle that the Poodle media will lap up and regurgitate dutifully. It will render the battle between the actual candidates as sideshows while asymmetrical coverage of Ann will be maximized.
They will pursue this aggressively precisely because they believe it will drown out a potent Michelle Obama whose acumen on the campaign trail they had been dreading all this while. Every overt and covert racial and cultural code will be employed to canonize St. Ann Warrior of Motherhood. Just watch.
And so these were likely the reason the Obama campaign did the instant rebuke. They know the insane illogic of campaigns. They experienced it in 2008 when tangential issues nearly derailed Candidate Obama’s nomination. Dems should get savvy to the game.
Having said all that, PBO’s brilliance is also the reason why the Republicans’ intentions to milk this nonsense will fail. He knows them like the back of his hand. He will soon set another of his many traps for them and like lemmings they will dutifully walk right off the cliff. My only wish is that Democrats, congresscritters and pundits should LEARN from the Aikido/Rope-a-dope Master. And I mean LEARN and not have to cause unforced erroors that.
Zizi, very well said.
Mrs. Greenspan is now saying how close PBO and Hilary Rosen are. “She has even been a guest in his house”, the MSM does not wish to give it up.
I turned her off. She gets me so mad sometimes, what an utter fraud she is.
Mrs. Greenspan is just as dishonest as the Romney campaign. David Axelrod told John King that Hilary Rosen is employed by CNN not the Obama campaign. What part of Hilary Rosen is a CNN employee, not ours does Mrs. Greenspan not understand? Unfortunately, that fact just doesn’t fit the narrative that Mrs. Greenspan wants to run with. Mrs. Greenspan should watch The Last Word segment on her own network from last night for a bit of truth. This was manufactured fake outrage from a campaign desperate to distract attention from their dismal record with women.
Romney falsely pins Hilary Rosen comments to the Obama campaign
The Republican War on Women is based upon policies. MSNBC Chris Hayes and Alex Wagner joined host Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss why the Romney campaign falsely pinned Hilary Ro
sen;s comments about Ann Romen to the Obama campaign.
Here we go America if the GOP continue to make this nonesense and make Ann Romney a very rich woman
with unlimeted resources and all the the paid domestic help she have had to help her 5 boys and stay home well
good luck . So how about the 99% of women that are working very hard and stragelling to support their kids and
in many cases have to work 2 jobs, so now the GOP want to make Ann POOR Romney the VICTIM? well I got news for
them. 1% of the very rich women might agreed with Mrs Romney, but, but 99% of working hard women do not have
the same previlage. so this is RichWomen VS Hard middle class women I will take my chances and I will take
the 99% of the hard working women.
Agree, Mel. Rich Republican women were always going to identify with Willard’s wife. She has the Country Club look and manner. But for 99 percent of the women in this country she might as well come from Mars. Who can possibly relate? One thing that really annoys me about all of this is Ann Romney’s age. She’s a grandmother, for heaven’s sake, and all her “mothering’ was done decades ago. To regard yourself as a working or STAHM in your retirement years is a little weird. I am a little older than she is, but, while I’m still technically a ‘mom,’ it is far from the main definition of myself now that it was years ago. Michelle Obama’s children are still young and living at home, so her every day ‘mom’ decisions are here and now and far more relatable to people living in this century. Ann Romney is, let’s face it, an elderly woman more on the order of Barbara Bush–that long ago paragon of empathy and kindness. Who even thought of Barbara Bush or Nancy Reagan making young mom choices.
The Obama Admin. is demonstrating their leadership. According to frontpager at kos, Jed Lewison, Dave Weigel prematurely proclaimed the democratic use of “war on women” ended because of this little blip of a kerfuffle. Anyway, Vp Biden on “The Ed Show” said the war on women will just get worse. Lo and behold, today we have news that AZ’s gov. Brewer signed a draconian anti-abortion law that effectively places conception at the time of mestruation. The evidence is just too damn great to ignore, no matter how the right and their MSM minions try to obfuscate.
I saw that Weigel declaration on TPM. I knew it was bull.
Ed Kilgore has a piece exposing Weigel’s dec on WM and the comments are tearing Weigel a new one..lincluding mine.
Check TWITTER for the ongoing, overwhelming backlash to @AnnDRomney ‘s “hard work” comment, and the defense of Rosen. This has backfired on the GOP beyond their imagining. It’s AWESOME.
This is not the last that we have seen of this demonstration of trying to take the attention away from the issues that Mitt Romney and POB will be discussing. I do believe that Ann and company will take her health issues next to carry the conversation again to another level. And that truly will be sad especially if Karl Rove has anything to do with it, and we know his hands will be all over it..
There are many women who have so many difference types of cancer and many of my dear friends have MS. And this is very personal and sensitive to all of us. I hope that they will not go there, but I can’t help but feel that because of how Mrs. Ann went into her statement yesterday. Go back and watch her and listen to her.
I really do not feel that these issues should be politically used to stir up fire in the house. But I do not put anything pass these people. It really is sad and shameful, because we can come to the table and engage in a decent conversation in ways that will help us solve problems concerning women issues, rather than divide and carry on manufactured cheap news “happening” which is not really news.
We will PRESS ON and fail not to keep our focus. But we will not be made fools of in this process during the re-election of POB. HZ
I actually DO hope they go there, for all the reasons you mentioned HZ.
OH YES PLEASE.
Ann Romney is WHY OBAMACARE is needed. She is the walking poster-girl for WHY we are so desperate for Obamacare.
“Ann Romney – one of the few women in ON THE PLANET with enough Swiss bank accounts, and a trust fund large enough to fund her daily MS injections, and her cancer care. Are YOU as lucky as Ann Romney?”
Happy Birthday mtmarilyn! Enjoy!
“All mom’s are entitled to choose their own path.” “ Stay at home moms make tough choices too.” Ann Romney
On the surface, I understand what Ann Romney is saying. Ann’s meaning to her words come from her perspective of what it is to be a stay at home mom and raise five children. Raising kids is hard…I’ve raised 2 of my own. But what she fails to realize, because she cannot see outside her “family” world, is that a lot of women with children, are not “entitled” to choose their own paths. Their world is a much different world from Ann Romney’s, and it is a world that Ann Romney knows little about.
My 80-year-old Catholic mom raised five of us. My dad worked 5 days a week, and on weekends he worked fixing the house, cars, and whatever else was breaking down…he patched us up… keeping our family going. My mom kept the household going, all the stuff stay at home mom’s do…laundry, cleaning toilets, cooking, paying the bills and figuring out how to make it through one more month. Our meals were simple, beef once a week; vermicelli with cut up hotdogs was a standard too. Feeding five children on our budget was tough. Eating out? Not an option. Yes my mom made tough choices too, and when my 3 older sibs and I were in our tweens my mom decided she had to work, we just didn’t have enough money to get us through month to month. I remember during this period seeing my mom crying at the kitchen table, with her checkbook out, I didn’t understand. So came the period in our lives when mom went to work. Dad would come home from work, drive mom to her night job, and then pick her up late at night. No one liked our mom being gone, but she did what she felt she needed to do. It was a low paying job, for she was a high school grad with no “job skills”. She eventually quite her job when one night a fellow female employee was rapped in the parking lot after her night shift of work. So yea, my mom had to make another tough decision.
Five kids…is and was a lot. Being Catholic my parents used the rhythm method. I told my mom years later they must have had good rhythm! My mom is the bravest, strongest woman I know. Every penny she counted, we had a clean home, we never went hungry and our clothes were always washed and ironed. Looking back now as an adult with my own children, I often wonder how she and my dad managed to raise the five of us. My parents gave everything they could to us; support, encouragement and of course love. The five of us are all college educated, as for myself, I’m a physician.
So to Ann Romney, no, not all women are entitled to choose their own path. When you have no financial security to help when the times are tough, your choices are limited. I would like to know what tough choices Ann Romney has had to make. Yes from her worldview I am sure she has made “tough” choices. But ask the other stay at home mom’s that don’t live in her world what their tough choices are? Paying the gas bill or electric bill? Buying yourself new shoes (since yours have holes in them) or buying your kids shoes? Has Ann ever put cardboard in the bottom of her shoes where the sole was worn through? Yes Ann…I am sure your choices were just as tough, but please…don’t whine. Whining…. something I never heard my mother do.
This is a very touching post Carla. Brilliant. Just brilliant. Your parents are spectacular human beings indeed. You framed the heart of this media generated issue very well. No one begrudges Ann Romney for being a stay at home mom, people just don’t like the fact that she’s being hypocritical about the privilege that afforded her that choice and she’s campaigning with and for a man whose policies will be detrimental for women.
Brava to you and your mother. I see the issue as one of choice or lack of choices as I wrote yesterday. My mom and grandmother both worked and I am in my 60′s. They had no choice. Women work inside the home, or outside the home or both. My hat’s off to all of them. If Hilary Rosen had just added the ‘outside the home’, this would not be an issue.
Someone needs to ask Ann Rombe if she plans to have her husband make “raising children” considered “work” by the federal government. In fact the Democratic Senate should require a vote on it and see if the GOP will vote it down!
Except for the Catholic part, this is my childhood almost word for word. My mom’s life was much like yours. Her great mothering and sacrifices resulted in children (the first in the family on either side) who have degrees BS to MA. Thank you for sharing your story. BTW, I am a Carla as well.
HI CEB…Carla! Not to many of us. I’m from New Mexico (hispanic) now living in California. My mom will be celebrating her 81st birthday next month, I couldn’t imagine any better gifts then our mothers. She’s still cleaning toilets (dad has Alzheimer’s and makes messes) and still does not complain. She inspires me every single day. PS she met Obama when he came to Albuquerque August 2008, at my high school ..Rio Grande HS!!!
May God abundantly bless your amazing mum…and much love and good wishes to her and your dad…
This is the right WH link:
Good Morning folks
I am about to rant and I will apologize up front if I offend anyone with this posting.
We need to use the Ann Romney story as a tool to grow stronger as a blog and as individuals who are fighting for the President.
We need to FOCUS on important issues and IGNORE distractions.
Why are we wasting blog posts on this Romney topic? This is a problem and distraction for us ONLY if we let it be.
The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.
The opposite of support for the Republicans should not be hating them. It should not be getting all upset, and spending our entire day arguing with them. The opposite of support for the Republicans is to IGNORE their nonsense and go on offense to defeat them.
While we all have posted hundreds of messages about this issue, here is what we have NOT done.
1. Called our congress and senate leaders and asked them to support the buffet rule
2. worked to get more folks to pull out of Alec
3. continued to pressure advertisers to remove their support from Rush Limbaugh
4. Talked about the ways we are working with OFA to help the president and all Democrats get relected.
We need to develop muscles for the battle until November and I am hopeful that this incident can help us do that. There will be many more comments like Hilary Rosen’s, polls that go the wrong way and job numbers that are disappointing.
We cannot control these things we can only control how we react to them.
“Why are we wasting blog posts on this Romney topic?”
I sympathize with your view on this Linda, but like it or not the msm has made it an issue so it’s only natural that many people here want to discuss it.
now that’s some truth right there! great comment that many here would be wise to follow.
It drives me crazy Linda! I’ve just been lurking for two days. I polled 10 woman in my office this morning and asked them if they knew about the HR comment and 1 out of 10 knew about it. This crap is all cable and internet driven.
Donna and Chips
I think what I forgot to say was – for me…. reading so many comments that go on for so long, make the issue more upsetting and harder to deal with. I guess for the folks who are making the comments and for many others who visit the blog, venting for 2 days is helpful.
Donna, your comment on the poll of women you work with was very helpful.
But I’ve no problem with people venting, I think it’s healthy. And I reckon it’s important to push back against MSM/GOP-manufactured ‘controversies’ like this, as many here have been doing on Twitter and elsewhere. If there’s no push-back the GOP have a free run and can frame the story any way they like. Ignoring this stuff doesn’t make it go away, it’s important to fight back. I’m completely happy to see people argue it out here, for however long they want. Just my opinion.
Thank you for that. I think that this is such a personal issue for many of us whose mothers worked or whose families struggled to make ends meet. Being allowed to give voice to our feelings, one way or the other is important and healing.
Bingo. Nobody knows or cares about this.
Excellent advice, WIW.
Hey Linda, I do see your point here, and I really hope that we can accomplish much of what you suggested in your numbered list. But as much as we would like to ignore MSM’s antics, we cannot ignore this issue because the MSM and the Romney camp have pushed it front and center, and this particular incident is a direct attempt to diminish PBO’s high approvals among women voters. That’s why Axelrod and Messina immediately put out tweets distancing themselves from Rosen’s comments. Like it or not, the MSM is the opponent because they are an extended arm of the Republican party, an Axelrod and Messina are aware of that.
The media is not simply an irrelevant distraction — they have a direct and vested interest in the outcome of the 2012 election – an outcome that is not compatible with our desired outcome. Therefore, we need to be super vigilant about how they go about pushing various narratives, sowing discord, instigating nontroversies, spreading lies and distortions, and we need to push back on them immediately, frequently, and forcefully.
It is tricky, I was not intending to ask us to completely ignore the issue, I guess it was more of a “how long will this go on” comment. Yes we need to know about the comment, yes we need accurate information about what was said, and yes we can all contribute our opinions on how it should have been handled.
For me, the part that has been missing was the development of an effective way to deal with the issue
* talking points for anyone who brings it up
* email we need to send to show our support
* petition we sign
* pledge we make to donate to OFA or work for the president
That’s why Donna’s comment meant so much to me, it was factual information we could use to gauge the severity of the problem. My blood pressure dropped a good 10 points after reading her comment.
If an issue arises that doesn’t lend itself to concrete action, then I would just ask – how long will we discuss it?
I’ve read every comment regarding this issue. I see all sides of it. However, here (TOD) I am sick, sick, sick, sick of reading about it. With all the issues that the media and us and everyone else go ballistic over for a few days, this is the first one I am totally SICK of. So much so, I am taking a break from TOD for a few hours. Just can’t take it anymore. Talk later…………….
I think this issue will go away soon enough. It’s only been front and center for the last 48 hrs and it only came up as a result of the GOP’s desperation to diminish PBO’s standing among women.
Just like the issue with the Catholics and contraception, this blog, Twitter and elsewhere have had many conflicting viewpoints for a several days, and then things went back to normal once the issue died down. But many truths are revealed by those discussions – even those in which we have disagreements. And ultimately, I think it actually helps our side because it allows otherwise low information voters to be brought to awareness of how they could potentially be manipulated by the MSM’s antics and GOP-slanted bias in reporting.
Ironically, it’s the very people that Donna mentioned who don’t know about the Rosen incident are the ones that the GOP/MSM are trying to manipulate with these narratives. Because these people do not have any context of how the narrative got started in the first place, yet they may go home, turn on the TV for evening news, only to be fed Republican slanted views disguised as reporting, not realizing that the info they are receiving has been distorted to influence their views of either party. If these people are able to get other reports elsewhere and see exactly how and where the truth has been distorted – then they will be better informed, which is healthy to our democracy.
HF, where they get real information is from us, talking to people everyday, phone banking and canvassing. That’s what OFA is about, reaching out and countering the lies, one on one.
Each day I read every comment on this blog. For the last 21/2 days it’s been non stop on the same topic, everyone repeating their position. To be very honest, it gets very tiresome. I agree with wiw; please do something positive to help PBO get re-elected.
Yes, the non-stop venting is fatiguing. Of course, we can step away at any time. The important thing to remember is there will be many issues that will make us upset going forward to the election. My personal plan is to be selective about where I spend my angry energy units.
I don’t mean to speak for Linda so I can only speak for myself but by no means do I feel we should ignore what I see the media is doing with this issue. Those 10 woman that I polled also got a good lesson on what this issue truly is about from me this morning. Now hopefully they can go off educated on the topic to share with their friends and family should the topic come up (each one teach one or ten in this case). Also I am aware that some here use twitter to educate and push back and that is a very good thing.
With that said, if you go back and look at the threads for the last 2 days it is incredible by how we become consumed by these media driven faux-controversies. I’m not ignoring it but based on the lessons I have learned in the past I know exactly what the media is trying to accomplish by doing this (and most of us here should know by now as well). They beat an issue to death, then they take a poll with the hopes that it will show an adverse affect on PBO so that they can then spend another week talking about his gloom and doom. I get it! How I choose to respond and react to it IMO will make the real difference. I have read hair-on-fire responses here. I have read chastising of the President and his surrogates here. I have read the campaign now has a glass half full comments.
Guess what? A month or so ago I read the same stuff when the President was going to ‘sell us down the drain” by “caving” to the Bishops on contraceptives.
Guess what else? A month from now there will be some other controversy.
The media NEEDS a horserace and I just feel that how we choose to respond to their wish will determine whether or not they get one. I work too many jobs so I am not able to be here most of the day but I sure would love to see a media brigade that would go into full effect with pushback on this stuff. Hundreds making phone calls, tweets, faxes and emails to let them know that we are not going to accept them trying to manipulate this election. If that was happening at the same pace as the “venting” I think for those of us who don’t react to the media, it would make all of this a little easier to swallow.
But hey that’s just my 2 cents and everyone is entitled to share as they see fit.
“Those 10 woman that I polled also got a good lesson on what this issue truly is about from me this morning. Now hopefully they can go off educated on the topic to share with their friends and family should the topic come up “
That’s exactly why I think it’s good to argue these things out Donna, if you’d buried your head in the sand on this you would have been in no position to provide those 10 women with the facts to counter the crap that the MSM is spewing on the Ann Romney/Hilary Rosen issue.
We’d all love nothing more than to focus on the positive stuff, it would be way better for our blood pressure, but ignoring stuff like this, instead of arguing it out and fighting back, would – in my humble opinion – help ensure that Mitt Romney will be the next President.
Thanks for sharing the part about how you informed them about the issue, that is so important. Also your point about how this will happen again and again is spot on.
I am hopeful that in addition to the venting we could have a few folks that share a short snap shot of how they framed the issue with friends or coworkers. Sometimes I know so much about a subject and am so wound up I give a complex answer when a simple one would do a better job.
Here’s a rebuttal, Linda: I see the President stood up for Ann Romney against an offensive comment made by a commentator. When will Mitt Romney stand up for the First Lady against all the attacks from commentators that she endures?
WiW I totally agreed with you. yes we are wasting our time on this topic it’s a distraction.
I couldn’t agree more. Don’t give this stuff any oxygen.
Have a perfect day Marilyn
Happy Birthday MtMarilyn!!
Thank you Chips & Donna! It is a perfect day!
Happy Birthday Marilyn! Hope you have fun, eat lots of cake, and enjoy the day.
Happy Birthday Marilyn! I’m in the mood for some birthday cake right now so I’m going to have a slice
Our OFA group has been holding phone banks twice a week to call R and U voters in battleground states. It is hard but it has really made our team stronger. We joke with each other when we talk to a harsh R voter, we have gotten really good at handling negative phone conversations, and we grow larger every week.
We consistenntly have 10-15 folks at each of these phone banks.
I encourage anyone else who is doing things to help the President to list hem here so we can be inspired by your efforts.
If you have not yet volunteered with OFA, let us know how we can help. There are many folks here who volunteer and can make sure you get in touch with the correct person.
Happy Birthday MtMarilyn… Have a beautiful day
Thank you, Sherijr!
That White House Live link is horrible for me, stoppy-starting pictures again, this CNN one is better:
Meet the Three ALEC Supporting Corporate Giants Who Dare You to Boycott Them
Related to my post about ALEC this petition targets the 3 companies listed
Another petition about companies who support ALEC
To contact your elected officials and let them know you support the Buffet rule visit this page
gotcha baby! I’m going to have to email you for advice on the tough phone calls I had one the other day and I’m still ticked about it. I guess that says more about me than I’d like but anyhoo! Good work Linda – thanks
Freddie Kreuger’s son or sweet babe? Please advise.
It’s a toughie Hopefruit!
What are you discussing about ? Lunch menu ? … Oh noez, you eat babies for lunch, don’t you ?
I do – but only with ketchup.
wuss. I should send you some spicy indian chutneys.
is that a threat?
Nah. It’s just that they go very well with babies. You should try it.
Ha! I love PBO’s face as he shakes Rick “crazy eyes” Scott’s hand.
ABSOLUTELY…THAT PIC SAYS IT ALL!..:)
Yeahhhhhhhhhh, I was noticing the same thing, huh!
yeah, he seems to be saying “what is this crap you have given me? I’ll just throw it in the dustbin on the way out”.
At least Scott it being respectful.
That was my first take.
More like: “Maybe I should have this swept for bugs and tested for poisons”!
egg.sack.lee. So much easier to throw it in the trash.
Inside the hat is a note that says “help me”
What a sight to greet you when you get off a plane. That man’s face is frightening!
Rick looks like that evil, creepy little guy from Lord of the Rings. I expect him at any moment to start talking about “the pretty.” PBO looks bemused. At least the creep (he is my gov.) came out and is not shaking his finger in PBO’s face. Maybe he is hoping that some of the president’s popularuty will rub off on him.
Mmm…wonder what he is thinking!
Thanks for not showing PBO with a smiley face. Someone should check Rick Scott’s urine for drugs.
POB’s face says it all, in my opinion.HZ
Happy b’day mtm. Have a blast.
Thank you Amk! When you find the birthcertificate be sure to share it with us!
Happy birthday Marilyn!!!! I hope you’re sipping champagne as we speak and devouring chocolate cake?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ME TOO MTM….ENJOY IT!
Happy Birthday Marilyn
CSPAN has him on now!
PBO’s on tv, Happy Birthday MtMarilyn!
Thank you pugeretto!!!!!
These Companies Are Still Advertising On Rush Limbaugh’s Show
Contact list for advertisers
FANTASTIC…I MADE IT HOME JUST IN TIME TO CATCH PBO IN TAMPA…MAKES MY DAY!…:)
Can we drop the rosen nontroversy ? It has shot its wad already and was found wanting.
I AGREE…THAT ONE NEEDS TO BE BURIED…MOVE FORWARD!!!!!!
Consider it dropped.
Rosen? who’s that?
LOL. That’s the spirit.
THOSE ‘SS’ GUYS LOOK MIGHTY TOUGH…PLEASE WATCH OVER PBO CAREFULLY ON THIS TREK!
Are those ss guys twins ?
LATIN AMERICA HAS ITS SHARE OF ALQAEDA…I’LL HAVE A RASH UNTIL PBO GETS HOME!
True, they’re flippin’ identical!!
When told of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's rescue of a woman from a burning building, NJ Gov. Christie promptly laid off two more firemen.— One-Legged Sandpiper (@OneLegSandpiper) April 13, 2012
CORY BOOKER IS THE ONE WHO IS DESERVING TO BE GOVERNOR…HE’S HUMBLE…WITH CLASS MY FRIENDS AND LOVES EVERYONE! I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF HIM! I LOOK FOR HIM TO GO TO A HIGHER OFFICE ONE DAY!
DARN, I missed this event. But I’d just like to say HELLO to that SS agent on the far right in the 4th photo.
And, of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our mtmarilyn!!
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…META HAS JUST EARNED ‘TIME OUT’ ON A NAUGHTY MATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! DROOL ON MY KEYS! CLEAN UP IN AISLE #3!
You know what I’m talking about, Miss Sue.
You ladies leave those ss men alone. Their job is tough as it is.
amk, you know we here at the Obama Diary exist to make life better for all.
You ladies make life better for all those naughty mat manufacturers. No question about it.
Since the TOD was created, Naughty-Mat, Inc., stocks have skyrocketed. I hope they plan to give Chips a bonus! I’m not calling names but Chips also needs to share her bonus with certain persons who frequently occupy the Naughty Mat, eg., persons whose names begin with the letters M, U, T, S, D, and G.
Yes, if it weren’t for us, the economy would be in dire straits.
Hahahahaha, hopefruit2 – yes, I wholeheartedly agree that we who frequent the Naughty Mats should receive a bounty too!
I know I’ve sat on many a mats.
Yeah, Meta!!! When I saw that picture, the first thing I thought was “those men look like they ain’t for no mess today!” Then I thought, “Hmmm…that’s kinda sexy!”
I thought that they looked even more serious and deadly than usual as well. Wonder why?
I LOVE MY PRESIDENT…I SHOULD HAVE GONE WITH HIM AS A BODY GUARD…THEN AGAIN…I WOULD HAVE PASSED OUT AND BEEN NO GOOD FOR ANYONE! LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!..:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
@JeffersonObama Obamas gave 22% of their 2011 income to charity
People on Twitter have been asking for Romney’s returns (other than that redacted one from 2010 that he felt comfortable releasing). Mark Knoller jumps to Romney’s defense by falsely claiming that Romney has released some of his past returns. Yet when asked to provide a link – no response.
OFA is releasing 12 years of tax returns (as did George Romney) for both the Obamas and the Bidens. Heh.
meta, and the holy righteous Rick Santorum gave 2%.
Republicans attempt in-utero takeovers. Democrats save women from burning houses. #SeeTheDifference?— Barracks O'Bama (@P0TUS) April 13, 2012
BREAKING: US officials: Administration increasing non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 13, 2012
When Chuck Norris has nightmares, Cory Booker turns on the light & sits with him until he falls back asleep.
The tweets on Cory Booker have been nothing short of brilliant.
Happy Birthday MTmarilyn!
Like any state legislature dealing with 8 percent unemployment and thousands of its residents facing disenfranchisement, the Tennessee Senate is targeting the menace of underage hand-holding.
Last week, the Senate passed SB 3310, a bill to update the state’s abstinence-based sex education curriculum to define holding hands and kissing as “gateway sexual activities.” Just one senator voted against the legislation; 28 voted in favor.
Since the bill specifically bans teachers from “demonstrating gateway sexual activity”, educators would be prohibited from even demonstrating what hand-holding is. Breaking these laws could result in a lawsuit, as Hunter from Daily Kos notes:
If your teacher teaches you anything about sex that isn’t specifically on the approved curriculum, like demonstrating “holding hands” for the class instead of quietly tsking about the dangers it poses, they can be sued.
Still, this anti-hand-holding push may only be the second-worst bill passed in Tennessee this month. Nearly a century after the Volunteer State played host to the Scopes Monkey Trial, the legislature has now enacted a new law allowing educators to teach creationism alongside evolution.
FLOTUS responds to Beyonce!
@Beyonce Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to. –mo— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 13, 2012
I just love my FLOTUS!!!
FLOTUS is a First Lady who is real, not some uppitty rich spoil woman.
Letter made part of the front page of the NY Daily News. Titled “Lady Gaga”
USA – #WhatIsMittHiding Ask #McCain who saw #Mitts 23 tax returns & preferred the Google search results for #Palin. VOTE #LandslideOBAMA2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 13, 2012
Chips – for your next post.
New installment: Romney's Top 12 biggest, most blatant falsehoods of the week on.msnbc.com/IhrZ1E— Steve Benen (@stevebenen) April 13, 2012
Excellent, thanks amk. I freakin’ adore Steve Benen.
Loved this at the end of the post:
Previous editions of Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity: Vol. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII.
w00t! check this out you guys! I heard from my gal Betty! when I asked her if she would support the buffet rule
@a4alice @alfranken @amyklobuchar I strongly support #BuffettRule; #millionaires shouldn't pay less than working Americans. @VP @whitehouse— Betty McCollum (@BettyMcCollum04) April 13, 2012
oh criminy sorry! double post!
You’re a DISGRACE Alice!
Chips, you’re so cute. I love your sense of humor. There is a playfulness about you that I find absolutely charming.
Ah, thank you Ladyhawke, you’re way beyond kind, although if you lived with me that playfulness would probably drive you around the bend!!
Thanks for the idea — just sent to my sens and rep.
President Barack Obama laughs as he greets people during a visit to the Port of Tampa on April 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida
That’s my favourite SS guy next to the Pres. He looks like he would do anything for PBO.
I love that pic..noticed it up top..Thanks Chips~ Gotta Love PObama in a blue shirt with his killa Smile!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MT!!
Happy Birthday to you (singing offf key)
May you have many many more.
Hi Tally, have not seen you around for awhile…
A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s motorcycle following an accident while escorting US President Barack Obama to a speech about trade policies with Latin America at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, April 13, 2012. Later today, Obama travels to the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.
Oh my I pray that everyone is okay!
Oh, that looks very scary. I hope the officer is OK.
Wow, I hope the person involved was not injured from the accident
Oh look who is on tv talking about being a stay at Home Mother?
The new media darling! Meh!
how long do they think they’ll milk this for? there’s nothing substantive about the criticism lobbed at Mrs. Money. What is substantive are all the amendments in state and federal government that are basically weapons against women. Pretty soon we’ll be back to talking about Gov. Vaginal Probe who looks more like an anal probe than anything else. We’ll be talking about the Rubio-Romney/Blunt amendment. These media people are the biggest liars not to mention, they are stupid. And the American people are even stupider if they believe anything that comes out of Mr. and Mrs. Money’s mouths. If there’s one thing I can’t abide is stupidity and if women somehow allow the gap to be narrowed between PBO and Moneybags, then they should get what they deserve. It’s harsh but I grew up living by the rule: Who can’t hear must feel.
Willard had Ann speaking with him at the NRA convention. They are going to over play her.
One Can only Hope…….:)
That is as serious a look as I have ever seen our President give to someone that is greeting him at the airport (Fl Governor).
Reading the President’s mind: “Oh Lord, how long do I have to shake this man’s hand?” bad DonnaDem!
Hmm. All the testosterone in that 4th pic is giving me life. Yum.
Good Morning TOD Fam!! (its almost 07:00 here Saturday)
I just wanted to say… from reading a handful of comments on Romney’s wife.. I am soooooo glad that what media there finds news… has not reached our shores
But I also agree with Chipsticks and a few others… in that I don’t necessarily think people on here have to stop talking about it but I personally wont jump on the bandwagon to discuss Romney’s wife indepth, let alone, address her by name… cause she doesn’t mean anything to me… and she doesn’t mean anything to NZ (nobody knows who the hell this woman is really lol)… so in short.. we don’t care about the Romney’s “downunder” I am not opposed to people wanting to discuss it. I just do what any person who has control over their laptop/notebook does (or p.c/phone/tablet, etc)… I scroll down to more relevant things on PBO that interests me.. I don’t need to join in on the discussions people want to have on Romney’s wife.
Anyway… I hope everyone has a great start to their weekend. PBO gets good coverage here, its rare to hear anything negative-leaning towards the President. It’s really just happening in America that your media is making a big deal out of it lol
Have a great Birthday weekend MT. Friday the 13th devilishly suits you lol
IF MITT ROMNEY’S LIPS ARE MOVING, HE’S LYING
Mitt Romney Lies His Ass Off To the NRA About Obama and Guns
By Jason Easley
Mitt Romney’s lie your ass off to get elected tour took the stage at the NRA’s annual meeting and uttered a barrage of falsehoods about President Obama and guns, so extreme that most of them had no relationship to any facts.
Thanks Ladyhawke, good on Jason Easley calling out willard on his sociopathic, pathological LYING. And, stay at Which home Ann is in lock step with Zombey. She learned how to be a LIAR at home.
As soon as the President landed, I watched his arrival on tv, it took me 20 minutes to go to Davis Island with my black Lab!
The Security was sick, helicopters and Coast Guard everywhere. I never seen anything like it. Albeit, I did not get to see the POTUS from
Ugg… I tuned in to watch Martin and there was Mitt….lying to the NRA….
it’ll be news the day Willard tells the truth. the day he doesn’t utter a falsehood will be the day the earth stands still and the heavens open up and God and all the angels will descend and dance to “Put a ring on it.”
It’s thundering in L.A. Hot damn! Now we need us some lightning.
My office totally lost power. Oh dear. Mayhap I should go “work” from home…… wit mah kittehs… in front of the fire…… wrapped in a blankie…..
I am so looking forward to getting home tonight. Sweatshirt, jammies, thick socks, and a manhattan.
And your puppy!!!
Liberal Librarian, it is thundering and lightning east of L.A, and the relaxing PJs are nice along with the snack. HZ
Willard’s major speech to the NRA was repulsive. He bashed PBO throughout the speech and offered no policies. If this is his stump speech during the general election it will be a landslide for PBO.
That vile NRA speech of Willard has exploded Twitter like gasoline on a match. Folks are not having any of it.
It was a horrible speech. Even the NRA members could not have liked it.
He dragged Ann out to welcome ALL working MOM’s….
Are they in the audience or at work ?
MARTIN BASHIR just interviewed Karen Finney and julian Epstein to discuss the speech Romney gave to the NRA. Karen Finney noted the large volume of lies that the DNC would have to debunk.
Martin said ……………..
Romney is deteriorating right before our eyes.
He didn’t bring up the Trayvon Martin case. He hardly talked about guns. There was a lot of talk about FREEDOM.
Mitt did a deft double pander: Bringing out Ann Romney before the speech to give a shoutout to Moms and Dads.
Martin may be onto something, Ladyhawke.
I have said in jest that Willard isn’t going to know whether he’s coming or going, and that it definitely WON’T get better (unlike the words of a famous anti-bullying campaign) for him as the campaign goes on. But seriously, when I look and listen to Mitt Romney, I see a shell of a man with no positive vision or purpose, who is about to be exposed and knows it. I think we are going to witness many meltdown moments as this weird, empty man is put under the spotlight. And it won’t be pretty.
I totally agree that Mitt Romney is a weird, angry man. He really does seem to be falling apart right before our eyes. There is a desperation that is unmistakable. He’s practically hysterical. He sounds like a babling idiot. I was looking at him with the mute button on and without a sound the shallowness oozes from the screen. There is an empty, soulless quality that is beyond distrubing. How does a man lie like that and be able to look himself in the mirror? It really frightens me that someone this callous is where he is now.
Like I commented earlier this week, it’s really easy for Romney to lie in an op-ed, on his website, in politcal ads, speeches given from a teleprompter, or interviews with right wing radio and Fox. But eventually, he’s going to have to have his version of the “Katie Couric” interview where a real journalists asks tough questions and challenges lies, non responses or spin. I know I’m dreaming, but I have to believe that there will be no way for Mitt to avoid live, unscripted interviews with real journalists.
I just listened to Meh’s speech to the NRA and boy, I had to find my waders to get through the muck. Anyway, here’s what struck me. I could be wrong becuase I’ve never had to go through it, but do airlines send coffins down the conveyer belt withthe rest of the luggage? He said as governor he was asked to meet a soldiers coffin, (hte parents couldn’t get there in time). He said after the passengers departed and got their luggage from the conveyer belt, not soon after the coffin came down the conveyor belt. Again, I don’t know, but I’ve traveled enough to know that I’ve never seen a coffin on a conveyor belt in any airport, before, during, or after the luggage was picked up.
I cannot believe that story is true….
I would think that the Funeral Director would be picking that up directly off the tarmack…..
Willard had the opportunity to serve in the military during VIetnam but went to France. His sons had the oppotunity to serve in the military after 9/11but campaigned for his political career instead. He should avoid discussing the military.
I don’ get it. He met ONE coffin on a tarmac somewhere a bunch of years ago? Is that supposed to show he’d be a great CIC or that he’s a big NRA guy? WTH?
He makes no sense Meta. You are trying to think rationally when all this man does is lie through his teeth. I cannot stand him and can one of his handlers tell him to stop smacking his lips when he talks. It is so irritating.
The only thing more irritating than the smacking lips is that weird head nod thingie he does.
Trust me, that coffin story is one of Mitten’s contrived fantasies. Willard and his stupid coffin can both GO TO HELL!
Our military people could verify that it is customary for the military to handle transportation of deceased troops, and they would transport into a military base? But in the unlikely event this is true, Myth may have broken W’s record for meeting a returning soldiers coffin. Jmho.
The military would bring the remains to Dover from which they would go by domestic carrier to their end destination.
I would have to see a quote, but to give him a benefit of the doubt on this one, most luggage leaves the plane on a conveyor belt and then is taken to the terminal to be picked up. The coffin would also leave the plane on the same conveyor belt after the luggage was empty. It is usually picked up at that point by the funeral director or in another location. So yes, he may well have seen the coffin come via the conveyor belt. As to saying after the passengers picked up the luggage, I would have to see the exact quote.
The point being, this is hardly anything worthwhile to go afetr as a lie. He tells enough meaningful ones.
HAHAHAHA! The RNC created a blog to address “women’s issues.” Last post on the blog was over six months ago – October 2011!
I just watched him on Cspan, as I Taped it.
This should be on cable, because it benefits the American People. Instead, cable tv focuses on The new Reality Show contestant. Ugh!
cheating at work by checking these pics out. liked the baseball hat one. remember PBO is giant white sox fan. could just imagine what the gov was saying while he presented it.
I think whatever it was PBO wasn’t feeling it.LOL
now ack to work. HAPPY BDAY MTMARLYN. heres to many more!
I’m doing research for the lit review of my paper and stumbled across these number: 5.1 million women are stay at home moms (NBLS 2010) and 65 million women are in the labor force(BLS Spotlight on Statistics 2010). So the idea that Mrs. Money’s plight is generalizable to the broader population of women is beyond ridiculous. More women are currently in the workforce than in the 1970s but based on the data I pulled up that lists participation rate of women in the workforce from 1970 to 2010, 49.2% of married women with children between 6 and 17 were working in 1970. 30.3% of married women with kids under 6 during this same time period were working. Over the last 4 decades, the number of women with children both married and unmarried has steadily increased. 2009 data shows that both married and unmarried women with children’s participation in the labor force is virtually similar: 78.9% of single women with kids 6-17 and 67.8% with kids under 6 compared to married women who are at 76.7% in the labor force (w/ kids 6-17) and 61.6% in labor force (w/ kids under 6).
—-US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012
So I don’t know what the fuck the Willard campaign is thinking, but it’s not gonna work.
ps- sorry for dropping the stats, it just so happened that i’m reading through the graphs and tables for my paper and I figured it was a good way to illustrate how dumb the Willard campaign is if they think sympathy for Mrs. Money is enough. Most people can’t even imagine what Mrs. Money’s life was like as a wife or mother because even though she stayed at home and there are 5.1 million women who are stay at home moms, I’m willing to bet that not many of those ‘home’ moms have a husband worth $250 million. Plus the data doesn’t go into detail about the circumstances of the stay at home moms. Do the moms work from home, are they self-employed to supplement their husband’s incomes? How much of the staying at home deals with religion? How much of it is culture? How much of that is due to disability?
so anyway, that’s my spiel. Back to the books.
good info these stats lisa, thank you. They go w/ what I tweeted yesterday : Dear Mrs. Romney, Congrats on raising your kids, thank your God you had a safety net named Williard. Most of us did what you did w/o a net.
Thank you lisa for sharing this valuable information. A lot of nice background material for tweeting out
Great stats. Numbers never lie.
Great information, Lisa. I wonder how the 5.1 correlates with income levels? Some women choose to work at home at great sacrifice and barely srcape by because they think it’s the right thing to do or because their child has special needs. A good number home school their children. In our area, Amish and Menonite women work on farms, as do many other farm wives. And, as you said, there are stay-at-home jobs that can be done while tending to children. Every woman in America has her own story and we can’t all be lined up on warring sides. Besides, who has the time? Women are thew busiest people in the world.
You better know when to hold em, know when to fold em
Know when to walk away, and know when to run
You never count your money, when you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for counting, when the dealin’s is done
@JeffersonObama Don't you love how Romney is campaigning against an Obama who doesn't exist while pretending to be what the real Obama is.— Penny Lynn McConnell (@pineywoozle) April 13, 2012
“@thehill: Plouffe on Romney tax returns: 'If he's got nothing to hide, then there's nothing to lose' j.mp/IP3IBb” PLOUFFE!!!!— FedUp_Mom (@Fedup_Mom) April 13, 2012
OK, I have to ask: Why does Rick Scott look like he just jumped out of the Presidents’ SS cohort ?
The man accused of second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin may ask the judge overseeing his case to remove herself because of a possible conflict of interest.
George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, said during a court hearing on Friday that he was considering asking the judge, Jessica Recksiedler, to leave the case because one of her husband’s law partners is a legal analyst for CNN. The analyist is Orlando attorney Mark NeJame.
Additionally, O’Mara said his client tried to hire a lawyer from the husband’s law firm before his arrest, creating another possible conflict.
According to USA Today’s Yamiche Alcindor, who was in the courtroom, O’Mara said he would make he decision about whether to formally request Recksiedler’s removal on Monday.
Maybe they should move it OUT OF STATE since every magistrate in FL is probably a friend of Zimmerman’s dad.
I think I read Zimmermann’s father was a magistrate in Virginia and had retired to Florida.
Woman who worked for Ann Romney’s childhood nanny confirms that Ann has never worked a single day in her life:
I just knew they would start coming out of the woodwork…….
Even then Princess Elizabeth worked as a mechanic in the military during WWII. Queen Elizabeth herself held a job and had to deal with all the responsibilities that come with that. Queen Freakin’ Elizabeth. But Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life. She’s never had to get up in the morning and clock in and deal with people. Nothing. Not even a high school summer job. She’s never waited tables, or folded clothes, or scooped ice cream, or answered phones, etc. Nothing. She went from being taken care of by daddy to, at age 19, being taken care of by Mitt. I find this downright disgusting. To be of sound mind and abled body and you’ve never put in an honest days work for a check the entire time you’ve been on this planet?! But this woman knows “struggle” and knows what’s really going on in America?
It’s infuriating. And sad thing is, if someone pointed this out, that she actually never has had a job in her entire 62 years, then you’re attacking her. Can you imagine if Michelle Obama had never worked a day in her life? Or even any other Democratic wife? They’d be ripped to shreds,not protected and respected.
When I was watching the Stephanie Miller show this morning, I heard this conversation between Juanita and Stephanie Miller. Juanita even named where the homes were located and talked about the horses and swimming pool. She certainly sounded legitimate.
I heard that was well. Agree she sounded legit.
It is irrelevant whether or not she ever worked a day in her life. A lot of women haven’t, and not all of them being born in a wealthy family. More relevant is that her status both as a child and adult, due to wealth, has insulated her from what the vast majority of women have to face everyday. Even if she had worked, it probably would have been in a situation most women haven’t been in and the worries of the consequences of losing a job they have would not have been a concern to her.
Yes, she has actually had to face struggles in her life, though, as she has stated, not financial ones. But dealing with MS is a struggle. So it is important to acknowledge that struggle when speaking about her, but still talk about her being insulated from the struggles most women face.
I agree. It’s really beside the point whether she worked or not. What’s more relevant is the fact that the Romney campaign is deploying her to bridge the gap between Romney and Obama among female voters. Obama’s record-based policies are the reason for his popularity among women, not his spouse flitting around talking patronizingly to other women about her “struggles.”
Mitt Romney couldn’t answer simple questions about what he thinks of various policies and legislation that have serious implications for women- no matter how much the media tries to shove Ann Romney down women’s throats with their nonstop fawining about her trending on Twitter, or manufactured nontroversies with Rosen, etc, the bottom line is that Romney has not been able to present himself as a candidate who is going to work on improving living conditions for 99% of women in this country. That is what will matter come November.
I’ll tell you– those SS guys are looking good. Check out those high and tight haircuts! I’m afraid even this old grandma rates a naughty mat once in awhile.
Regarding coffins coming off airplanes…..my other died while in England on a trip with my sister. Her coffin was put in the baggage section, but we were allowed to go to the plane after everyone deplaned and be there when the coffin was offloaded. We met it with our funeral director, who took it to the funeral home. It does NOT come off the conveyor belt with other luggage! The whole situation was handled quietly and with dignity. My goodness that man lies about everything!
Borrowed from a facebook friend
“I will unite myself with like-minded people and refuse to be discouraged.
One by one, we will change our society for the better, and work toward what is right and good.
At the very least, it will make my day feel more purposeful and at the most, I will be doing my little part to make this world a better place” ~ .
This weekend I will work toward raising some funds for the Obama/Biden 2012 campaign.
Anyone that can make a $5.00 donation this weekend will be greatly appreciated
Wow you’re a star; almost 12k raised!
Ummmm…I’ve never been on West Wing Week (no parts of my body) so that star stuff belongs exclusively to YOU and most deservingly.
I like it Donna! here ya go!
You are always so kind and generous. Thanks Alice!!!!!
I told you! Annie is trending on Twitter more than Justin Bieber. And this is breaking news, the whole room turned red, then the Building
United States trends
Beliebers Are Beautiful
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Flexin On Em
A Walk To Remember
What room turned red?? I’m confused!!
Jovie if you need some work to do, please tweet all the cable stations and ask them to provide a link where we call can all view Romney’s tax returns from the last 10 years.
That’s what I’m talkin about HF2.
Roberts reported it and showed a graph!
Worldwide trends · Change
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Beliebers Are Beautiful
Justin Is Our Flawless Idol
Got News For You
Million For Jay Sean
Ah, I get it, BuzzFeed (GOPolitico-lite) is reporting that Ann Romney got more mentions on Twitter than Justin Bieber today.
Unlike Justin Beiber who gets mostly positive mentions, I would wager than more than 50% of Ann’s mentions are negative.
Buzzfeed is now run by that hack Ben Smith!
I think he’s the guy that started it.
Well @AnnDRomney tweeted from the gathering of gun nuts today ….
Got to see @CallyGingrich at NRA's Women's Leadership Luncheon this afternoon. @MittRomney was great instagr.am/p/JXw90bH0Hv— Ann Romney (@AnnDRomney) April 13, 2012
so as noted …
USA – if @AnnDRomney is tweeting from a gathering of assault rife nutjobs she is definitively a 'PUBLIC PERSON.' #PRESSON— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 13, 2012
And, you betcha I’ve got lots of questions for her ….
Hi, @AnnDRomney which @MittRomney do you prefer – the 2005 ban assault weapons version or the 2012 draft dodg'n, NRA panderer version?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 13, 2012
Hi, @AnnDRomney which @MittRomney do you prefer – the 2003 PRO-CHOICE version OR the #WarOnMoms, #WarOnGirls Kill Planned Parenthood version— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 13, 2012
Bobfr, you’re on fire! And I like it.
Ann Romney hangs with home wrecker Calissta ….who does appear to be able to close her eyes.
Thank you L3 and Linda …. actually I’m still in my ‘chill’ mode … you have never seen ‘on fire’ – yet
While Romney stalls on releasing his tax returns, take a look back at 12 years of the President and VP’s taxes: OFA.BO/FS6qno— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 13, 2012
The news has not even picked this up, no mention of it. Sigh!
That’s why we should be tweeting them demanding that they focus on it – instead of bringing garbage from POLITICO here.
Only after the last ANlMAL has been KlLLED.
“Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.”
– Cree lndian Prophecy
I love that.
hopefruit2, I don’t tweet, but I will happy send emails to CNN,MSNBC, and any where else to ask the media why won’t Romney release his tax returns from the last ten years.
Did any one see Martin Bashir were he talked about the holy righteous Rick Santorum only giving to charity 2% of his income, while President Obama and Flotus gave 22%.
I’ll give Father rick a pass because he still has underaged children and has a chronically ill and permanently disabled child. Besides, Father Rick is no longer in the running for Presidency – at least not for 2012.
But I think we should maintain heavy pressure on the MSM to have the Romney camp release his tax returns from 2000-2011.
No pass from me not when you claim to be so holy. So righteous.
Yikes—just saw that Storm Center has predicted “life-threatening storms” for Sat. in a large band stretching from Tx. to Mn., moving eastward thru the midwest over the weekend. The alert said these storms could produce “large and violent tornadoes”.
OT, why in the hell is Hilary Rosen going on MTP Sunday. I don’t care if they asked her…she shoulda said hell naw cause she knows the ONLY reason she’s on there will be to keep this damn story going.
I was one who was strongly behind Hilary, but if this is true, all my goodwill in quickly losing steam.
I believe she announced today that she will not be appearing on MTP.
oh, okay good. I’ve been at work all day so I missed that she’s changed her mind…my bad.
I believe she cancelled.
She tweeted earlier that she will not be on MTP on Sunday….
New post everyone:
Useful twitter Network News Contacts
Scott Pelley of CBS News @Scott Pelley
Bob Schieffer of Face the Nation @bobschieffer
Brian Williams of NBC News @bwilliams
David Gregory of Meet The Press @davidgregory
Diane Sawyer of ABC News @DianeSawyer
George Stephanopoulos @GStephanopoulos
Usefull twitter Cable Contacts
This I know: the media's interests are not my interests #hype #bullshit— Wayne Stevens (@The_WSE) April 13, 2012
In a speech to the National Rifle Association Friday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney waded back into the contraception wars, attacking President Obama’s health care provision requiring employers, including religiously affiliated groups, to provide contraceptive coverage to female employees — a requirement Romney vowed to repeal. But in doing so, he elided two key facts about his tenure as governor of Massachusetts: that he enforced a very nearly identical mandate at the state level enacted by his predecessor; and advanced a separate one requiring religiously affiliated hospitals to provide emergency contraception to rape victims.
From Romney’s prepared remarks:
Now, the Obama administration has decided that it has the power to mandate what Catholic charities, schools and hospitals must cover in their insurance plans. It’s easy to forget how often President Obama assured us that under Obamacare, nothing in our insurance plans would have to change. Remember that one? Well, here we are, just getting started with Obamacare, and the federal government is already dictating to religious groups on matters of doctrine and conscience.
In all of America, there is no larger private provider of healthcare for women and their babies than the Catholic Church. But that’s not enough for the Obamacare bureaucrats. No, they want Catholics to fall in line and violate the tenets of their faith.
As President, I will follow a very different path than President Obama. I will be a staunch defender of religious freedom. The Obamacare regulation is not a threat and insult to only one religious group – it is a threat and insult to every religious group. As President, I will abolish it.
He is running the same Bush style Campaign as in 2000 election. My goodness!
This is a GREAT article from PlanetPOV! I don’t want to quote too much but it is hilarious. Treats the whole Ann Romney thing just as it should be treated. Chips, might this rate a spot on the top?
“In an unprecedented move, the five major corporations which own the Mainstream Media have banded together to announce that in order to keep the Presidential race the kind of competitive contest that Americans deserve, President Obama will now be blamed for the gaffes of anyone who ever supported or voted for him.”
“Their press release, which they handed out to each other, details that this is not only a pro-democracy policy but a pro-recovery one.
“So far, the 2012 race for the Presidency has been very one-sided, with the eventual Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, making self-damaging statements on a near-daily basis while President Obama makes stirring speeches,” explained Time Warner Executive Vice President, Dick Douchington. “This has so far led to a not very competitive race in the polls which is bad for democracy…and our ratings and ad revenue…which coincidentally means it’s bad for the US economy.”
This is not even the best part.
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