President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in tree plantings at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C., April 21, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)
I worried for the President’s safety in this shot ……
Have a perfect day Pamela!
Chat away, back soon
Ha. From that muslin country.
Yardarm still rowing his way out of here ?
Good news amk, someone has offered to paddle him home:
lmao. Good one, chips.
Amk, did you see yesterday’s news, Yardarm will be back on Monday and is threatening to whup the asses of people who posted photos that suggested his seamanship skills are suspect. I still can’t believe you posted this one:
Hey, cameras don’t lie.
Hilarious Chips. Although I’m positive our yardarm is a better sailor!
He”s B-A-A-C-C-K! WooHoo!
I would love for PBO to paddle me home!
okay I’m not quite sure I like the way this sentence sounds…
Hahaha. On the one hand it sounds creepy, on the other….it sounds creepy.
UT you’re on to something..it does sound a bit Santorum-esque. Off to get some bleach to sanitize the Santorum away!
There isn’t enough bleach in the world for that.
yes, we need Yardman to come home and bring his vote with him. PBO would surely get him here safe and ready to vote!
Have sent this to many … will continue to do so … the difference to the future of America the choice we each make on 6 Nov 2012 will be profound …
@davidaxelrod Absolutely, clear. The PLUTOCRATS vs 99 % of Americans – buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/ro… We must crush the #KOCHSTERS on 6 Nov #OBAMA2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 21, 2012
Good one, as always Bob!
Thank you for all the RTs, Sherry!!!
Is it possible for you to formulate some twitt to rove to let him know that large money donors have one vote each and so do each of PBO’s millions of small donors? its the votes that count
Hope this helps ….
Yo, #Rove & your fellow #KOCHSTERS – the bad news is buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/ro… We have MILLIONS of voters, you – very few. #LandslideOBAMA2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 21, 2012
After publishing an ugly cover, I see the Econimist magazine also stated in an article about campaign funding, that only a small proportion of donors from the 2008 Obama campaign have contributed to the 2012 campaign. Quote was from a Rove source… So how much bullish*t is that! As if….. Sorry, no link for you, but it isn’t worth reading the article anyway….
The more they lie the weaker they become, Pamela. We are the media that matters and they are no match for us.
And, the more they lie, the more complacent they become. We WANT them to think it’s going to be easy for them. This doesn’t hurt us, it hurts them.
thanks a lot Bob – you are national treasure!
Jim notes ….
We just filed our FEC report and as always disclosed our volunteer Fundraisers. And again Romney wont. #WhatsRomneyHiding— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) April 20, 2012
As we all know … and must constantly message until we defeat him on 6 Nov 2012 ….
@Messina2012 You ask #WhatsRomneyHiding & the answer is THE TRUTH. The only consistent act @MittRomney is capable is LYING. #LandslideOBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 21, 2012
Aww, too late again
Aww, you´re awesome, Chips! Got to love a guy that´s good with kids.
I have never seen so many beautiful babies interacting with a POTUS in the Oval Office and all around in the WH as I seen with POB. It is so wonderful and refreshing to see. I love our POTUS. HZ
I remember this event. PBO was shying away from the digging and FLOTUS basically told him to get his ass to work. It was so cute. His shoes were ruined at the end of the day but it was so much fun to watch he and FLOTUS’s interaction and his interaction with the other volunteers.
Yes. He looks like he was messing with her and she looks ready to fling mud at him. Here she is sweating and working in the mud, and he is giving her crap. He he. PBO should have been ready to duck.
Yes, Ceb, their body language tells the whole story. Love our POTUS and FLOTUS. Most loving and beutiful First Couple we have seen in a long time. So grateful for all of these photos. HZ
RT @donjuanw BREAKING – Mitt admits to CNN Kris Kobach is a adviser – politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/20/rom…— Pnthrgrlgail (@Mama4Obama1) April 21, 2012
Saul said Romney backs the Arizona law, known as SB1070, just not as a model for the country.
“Gov. Romney supports the right of states to craft laws that assist the federal government in enforcing immigration laws, particularly when the federal government has failed in its duty to enforce those laws,” Saul said.
In a videotaped interview posted on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s web site on September 15, 2011, Romney does state his support for the Arizona law.
“Well, I support the Arizona law by recognizing what Arizona has done – underscored the failure of the federal government to do its job,” Romney said in the interview.
Kobach sees only clarity in Romney’s position on the law.
“He stated very publicly that Arizona’s law should be a model for how the federal government enforces its immigration laws. And he’s correct there too,” Kobach said.
Not going to fly! The Feds have done more on immigration issues than ANY President for years! Some of whwat they have done, I wasn’t happy with….they have since stopped doing those.
This guy has more positions than Karma Sutra. Lies beget lies, beget lies……
POLL: Majority of Hispanic Voters Have Now Self-Deported from the Republican Party— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) April 21, 2012
Well we Hispanics we nevr going to vote for any REPUBLICAN to begin with, this Huff and Puff by the MSM
that Latinos will vote GOP they are fucking dreming trust me I Know Hispanics and i.am prroud to
be a Hispanic American and we most Hispanics will be Voting for PBO.
Chipsticks, you make my heart sing. In fact, I’m starting to cry…a happy, thankful cry where the tears taste sweet.
Crack open the champagne Pamela, treat yourself to some chocolate cake, and have the best day ever
Hilarious!!! I was watching this and my dog jumped into my lap and watched this with me. When I replayed it she watched again and then jumped down and trotted away!
I told you she would do your birthday right! Happy Birthday,pamelabrown!
You were spot on, desertflower. I am ecstatic as I know our fearless Chipsticks is super busy in the meat world on weekends.
Pamela, happy birthday. Hope you day is going great.
Happy Birthday pamelabrown53
Happy Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Birthday! You go and have a wonderful day Pamela!
From one Pamela to another: thank you for taking the time to CONNECT with me.
Oh, yeah! I LOVE to connect with you, and I love that we both use the long and true version of our wonderful name! hope the Bday is everything you want it to be!
Happy Birthday Pamela! I’ll have one of your chocolate cupcakes please.
Happy to share. What is mine is yours…and what could possibly be “Better than Chocolate”?!
Happy Birthday Pamelabrown!!! I will eat a dish of Banana Pudding in celebration of your special day ,since I can’t have the chocolate cake. ((((((((((((((((((((((( Hugs and Many Happy Moments on your Special Day))))))))))))))))))))))))) Have a Great Day!!!! HZ
Thank you. I never say no to chocolate.
I love President Obama. I love First Lady Obama. I love the Obama Girls. I love Chips for this site.
I love that you love all of the above
I also love all my fellow TOD’ers. I love First Grandmother Robinson. I love Bo. I love Vice President Joe Biden. I love Second Lady Jill Biden.
Hello africa. I have missed you. I hope all is doing fine in your life. Happiness to you and your family. HZ
The State of Gay and Transgender Communities of Color in 2012
Millions Against Monsanto: The Food Fight of Our Lives -We’re fighting back.
The Bicycling Community Is Becoming a Political Force to Be Reckoned With — And That’s Great News
This is a real problem in our area where everything is built around the convenience of cars. Since Republicans take all the local elective offices, we can never get any consideration for bike and walking paths. My husband and I try to walk wherever we can and there are just so many times when we just can’t get there from here because the roads are too dangerous for pedestrians. I hope this movement catches on big time.
Thank you WIW for all of your very informative articles. Tweeted and emailed them to my friends and groups. Thank you so much.HZ
thanks for all the great info WIW. Tweeted!
Sometimes I actually want to eat SmartyPants, I love that blog so much. Thanks Desertflower.
You’re very welcome:) I visit MANY times a day….incredible mind. Incredible insight.
Agree, df, SmartyPants filters the noise and focuses on what is of paramount importance to our democracy…because frankly, I fear for it.
Young Progressives Firing Up Grassroots Campaigns Across the Country
way to linda and df – tweeted them for you!
back to the plants!
Thank you, alice:)
She's disgusting! RT @stiNgo100: CNN’s Loesch tells ‘foreigner’ Bashir to ‘go back to his own country’ | The Raw Story: bit.ly/HYFr0q— Reneisha Rudder (@MagpiescomoYo) April 21, 2012
Wiil CNN fires/suspend Loesch?
Dana Loesch is as toxic as they come. The amount of venom CNN allows her to spew carte blanche is horrific.
can we send loesch a “polite note” telling her to go back to her country since by the sound of her name she doe NOT appear to be Native American?
I.am all in let’s CNN know that we do not want garbage from from that are fucking Idiots like Loesch
Martin bashir happens to be one of the best in CABLE TV with a lot’s of intellect, and extremely smart
personh Bashir can take anybody without been offensive.
I can’t stand that woman Dana Loesch. She is a witch.
is loesch one of the First Americans – you know the people who truly own this country?
Loesch is a Indian.
Remember when CNN suspended Roland Martin for a tweet?
These are pretty funny! George Clooney, are you watching???!!!
found this comment over at Balloon Juice:
I have noticed the media running a lot of “Obama has this problem or that problem” stories…
The Problem with Obama
Obama is too black
Obama is too white
Obama is not black enough
Obama’s lack of Washington experience problem
Obama’s Hispanic problem
Obama’s Asian problem
Obama’s Jewish problem
Obama’s Catholic problem
Obama’s Black voter problem
Obama’s White voter problem
Obama’s elderly problem
Obama’s women problem
Obama’s white elderly women voter problem
Obama’s reliance on young people problem
Obama’s white collar voter problem
Obama’s blue collar voter problem
Obama’s Reverend Wright problem
Obama’s problem with not being vetted
Obama’s Muslim perception problem
Obama’s elitist perception problem
Obama’s aloofness problem
Obama’s big state problem
Obama’s small state problem
Obama’s problem with the Right
Obama’s problem with the Left
Obama’s Hillary Clinton problem
Obama’s Bill Clinton problem
Obama’s Ronald Reagan problem
Obama’s Jesse Jackson problem
Obama’s Michelle Obama problem
Obama’s bowling problem
Obama’s lapel pin problem
Obama’s problem with Hillary voters
Obama’s Pledge of Allegiance problem
Obama’s Populist message problem
Obama’s problem with speaking against Iraq invasion
Obama’s 50 State problem
Obama’s gun problem
Obama’s abortion problem
Obama’s Foreign policy problem
Obama’s Domestic policy problem
Obama’s surrogate problem
Obama’s Appalachian problem
Obama’s Israel problem
Obama’s Pakistan problem
Obama’s Iran problem
Obama’s Cuba problem
Obama’s Florida problem
Obama’s popularity problem
Obama’s problem with living abroad
Obama’s problem with not traveling abroad
Obama’s problem with traveling abroad
Obama’s patriotism problem
Obama’s endorsement problem
Obama’s Union problem
Obama’s Business problem
Obama’s working class problem
Obama’s Internet whisper problem
Obama’s small donor problem
Obama’s big donor problem
Obama’s Liberal voting record problem
Obama’s stadium convention problem
Obama’s problem with leading McCain in the polls
Obama’s Bubba Gap problem
Obama’s arugula problem
Obama’s orange juice problem
Obama’s fundraising problem
Obama’s media attention problem
Obama’s problem with problems
Just a short list of the “problems” the media said that Barack Obama had during the 2008 campaign. Never in all my years did I see a candidate saddled with so many so called problems. So now that the 2012 general election is officially underway, it’s a bit of a deja vu moment to read that President Obama now has a fighting back problem.
The media is obsessed with our President.
Exactly! They just don’t know his next move. He keeps them on their toes.
He is really so brilliant that it drives the media crazy. They have not had a brilliant , very calm, focus, and on task POTUS like this president in a very long time. That is Their Problem!!!!!HZ
He also doesn’t give a ripe fig what they think or write about him, something I think he discerned the moment they reported “his” bowling score in 2008. If they world lie about something so small and trivial, he had to know what they would do about the stuff that actually mattered. So, no phony barbecues and Georgetown salons. No telling Sally Quinn how important she is. Stuff like that.
How could they forget the eternally important Dijon mustard problem!? For goodness’ sake?
Republicans Protect 4,000 Millionaires but Cut Food Stamps for 46 Million
ALEC Gives In, But There’s No Reason to Celebrate
I have no reason to celebrate because 1) I don’t believe them– the ugly snakes have just tucked their heads back under the rock for a while; and 2) they’ve already done their voter suppression damage in a lot of states and we’re all suffering for consequences.
Farm bill cuts would hit food stamps
hey! that’s detroit lakes minnesota!
Foreign and US Insurance Companies Cashing in From Our Farm Subsidies
Super PACS hit “Sesame Street”
From an old friend – Eclectablog
Romney revealed 23 years of his tax returns to John McCain — but not to YOU
So what happened to all those 23 returns? Where are they hiding them. In King Tut’s tomb? Did they flush them down Chuck Todd’s toilet? Did Ed Henry’s dog eat them? Did Mark Knoller eat them thinking they were donuts?
What is Mitt hiding about his taxes?
paging Anonymous here is a noble task – flush the taxes of mitt the entitled liar out?
Senate Democrats Weigh Vote Plans on Extending Bush Cuts
Maybe it is time to let them alllllllllllll expire…just let them go…..so that we do not have negotiate jive anymore….just let them go.
New Front in For-Profit Battle?
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/04/19/harkin-takes-profit-marketing-budgets#ixzz1safiWJIo
Let’s add to this:)
Representative Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) has been attracting a lot of attention on the Web today — in large part because of the comments she made over the weekend in a radio interview that she has “very little tolerance” for people who graduate from college with huge student loans.
Looking for a bit of context on Foxx and her comments? OpenSecrets.org has it.
First of all, Foxx’s opinion on student loans does matter — she’s a member of the House’s Education and Workforce Committee and chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. It’s not one of the powerhouse committees known for helping its members attract a lot of campaign cash, but since Foxx was named committee chair in January 2011, she has become a magnet for campaign contributions from for-profit universities – a recent hot topic on the Hill.
Fucking batshit crazy woman.Greedy, too.
That old woman look like a fox too.
Stop Blaming Dysfunction on “Both Sides”
I’m sure my President will break down and cry just as he’s about to give his victory speech on election night.
PBO will probably NOT cry on election night – remember that he told us a few years back that : ” I do not break. I come from Chicago”.
If PBO did not cry on that historic night in 2008, he probably will not cry in 2012
He’s only cried when he gave that speech after his toot died weeks before the election and probably when his grandpa and mother passed.
I should think that hope is well aware of the President’s demonstrations of emotion and was cracking wise about Johnny Orange crying at the tear of a hangnail.
CALL TO ACTION
The first major subscriber to return to Rush Limbaugh
Tell Angie’s List: Drop your support of Rush Limbaugh!
We need to slam this company, how can we trust their site which provides reviews of local services when they advertise with a liar like Rush.
Linda, Your own personal name comes up here when you want to sign this petition…. I’ll check the CREDO site to see if there is generic petition to sign
Here you go
Done. With my 2 cents worth of a personal note, as well!
Me too Linda! I’m a member of Angie’s list and I wrote them a personal note as well.
Thanks DF – sometimes the addresses of web pages is a bit tricky.
Done.Thanks for the info Linda and df.Told them will drop my membership.
RT @snarecha: . @publiusterrance leading the St. Pete Canvass Training #canvassfl #obama2012 pic.twitter.com/7YTCIowS— Obama for America FL (@OFA_FL) April 21, 2012
Tell the RNC, this is a ground game!
FULL HOUSE IN LARGO at our canvass kick off at Ridgecrest Park @maxjaydixon @OFA_FL #readytoknockdoors! http://t.co/aTimcrac— Victoria Diane Kirby (@VictoriaDKirby) April 21, 2012
But but but the RNC said…
I knocked on 39 doors, 25 were Home, 16 strong supporters, 4 Republicans and 5 still undecided, but hopefully leaning Obama!
How did I do? Lol! Time for a Nap!
Nice job Jovie!!
Jovie, you did great. Enjoy the nap.
Not your Birthday, but Chips needs to give you some cake!
Hey DF. How are things? Been thinking of you and your family.
You’re a legend Jovie, and you’ve more than earned your cake:
Excellent work Jovie! me and my family personally thank you for contribution to re-electing President Obama
Thanks for your efforts, Jovie. I think canvassing is tough duty, especially in unfriendly territory. My last experience was about as far away from a picnic as you could get—-for all kinds of reasons. I would much rather make calls, have made thousands, actually have fun with some of them. Now my daughter had a blast canvassing in Indy—–probably because she said it was a piece of cake—–Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama etc.—–solid Obama supporters and high fives all up and down the block.
WOW Great job Jovie!!
WELL DONE Jovie!!!!!
Virtual Hugs to you Jovie. We need to share these kind of stories everyday. You are a rock star.
i made 90 calls….most were not at home…but i got to talk to 15 folks on the phone…:-D…..
as someone said…It is the Ground Game…..
Wow Jovie, great work. Thank you so much!
This is awesome Jovie – thanks!
In a press release on NASCAR’s official webpage, details were released on how the sport plans to make awareness on eco friendly programs. All weekend long NASCAR has several activities programed around the track.
Along with environment friendly awareness, the track will feature the logo of NASCAR’s new program, NASCAR green. The new program is NASCAR’s new Go Green program.
Just prior to the Kansas race, last week at Texas NASCAR reached the two-million mile mark on using Sunoco’s Green E15 fuel.
Along with the statement NASCAR released the list of the following activities for the weekend.
very good progress on clean fuels by NASCAR!
Now if they can also put in place a strong diversity promotion program, maybe they would help to reduce the political vitriol and in the process make in-roads into the growing number of people from diverse background
Can we ask mitt the entitled liar when was the last time he personally built something which was not a car elevator in his house? Does he even know WHAT ordinary people use to build structures?
I find this statement from the liar very annoying:
Romney on Keystone: ‘I will build that pipeline if I have to myself’
Ask the people in Nebraska and surrounding area what they think of what the liar Mitt Romney has to say about building the Keystone pipeline.
And yet they will vote for Romney in 2012. The trick is always to get people to put two and two together.
How do we get most of the media to start reporting the truth about that pathological liar Willard Mitt Romney?
His continuous and egregious lying has to be made known to ALL . What is the best stratagy for this?
Again, @MittRomney not telling the truth RT @samsteinhp Romney uses median household income data frm '08 2 show how bad POTUS is 4 hispanics— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) April 20, 2012
Action speaks louder than words. The Latinos know exactly what Mitt’s plans are for them. They know he wants the Papers Please law in Arizona to be the law of the land. No amount of his foolish attempt to gloss over his true actions will work for him.
On Immigration, Romney Needs a Time Machine, Not an Etch-a-Sketch
During the primary campaign, Romney pledged to veto the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants who attend college; promoted the ugly notion of “self-deportation,” a radical right strategy that aims to purge America of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country; and praised Arizona’s anti-immigration laws as a “model for the nation.” Romney also trumpeted the endorsements of an array of anti-immigrant standard-bearers, from Kris Kobach to Lamar Smith to Jan Brewer to Pete Wilson.
However, Romney clearly believes that Latino voters either weren’t paying attention or will believe him when he makes his “conversion” to a more moderate stance on immigration.
LH, Romney always starts from the premise that people are stupid and if he spends enough money he can sell the anything like a conman . He starts from this position because he has no respect for people and therefore thinks he can use them like so many pieces of tissue. He could truly care less what happens to Hispanics as long as he keeps his corporate bosses and rich friends happy. Because he does not see groups of people as even human, he’s assuming that getting their acquiescence to voting for him will be easy and then he can just toss them aside. But most people are on to his game and have no desire to be played and less than zero interest in promoting his sorry rear.
Criquet. don’t think the Obama campaign team is not keeping tabs on all the lies. I was listening to an interview with David Corn yesterday and he iterated how PBO would wait, while too many thought he was being soft, until the rethugs showed their hand, time and again, and he would come up with a killer plan. PBO has always said he is a good counter-puncher. Remember the video where he says “I’ll knock you out” ? So let them parade Bozo around for all to hear and see. I believe PBO’s team has them where they want them. We just have to keep telling the truth.
Etch A Sketch: Romney Camp Concedes Kobach Is Adviser; Kobach Concedes Romney Wants SB-1070 Nationwide
Memo to Jeb Bush: Unfortunately, Republicans Killed DREAM Act in 2010
“The DREAM vote occurred after the mid-term elections, when members of both parties had a clear opportunity to set aside partisan politics and do the right thing for talented young people who really are Americans in all but paperwork. The DREAM Act would be law today if a few more Republican senators had supported it. Latino voters know it, and they’re tired of the blame game and excuses from the GOP on immigration.”
Here are the facts on the DREAM Act vote in December 2010:
when was the last time mitt told the truth?
Has Mitt Romney ever told the truth?
He think he can fool the hispanics, but all we have to do is remind them of what Mitt said doing the GOP primaries.
June 9th, 1979
Bill Bain: Would you like some more money?
Romney: Yes. Yes I would
Back from gardening. I’d like to take this time to apologize for my previous attempt at a discussion of religion. It occurred to me that I broke one of my own rules about religious discussions, and do hope that no one was offended. While I don’t shy away from such, I realize that my opinion of same is just that–my opinion, and in no way would I attempt to press anyone to believe as I do. Please accept this in the spirit in which I give it. Peace and yes, pray always for our dear COC. And if not prayer, your positive thoughts go a very long way. Thanks for listening
The problem is that the MSM is just reporting that Romney says President Obama is bad for the Hispanic Commuinty because median household income is down No one is saying that Romney is using 2008 statistics when GW Bush was President and that his claim is untrue , a lie.
Everyone knows Mitt Romney is a bold face liar. And some of the media are starting to realize that..
Some don’t care.
Some of the media are liars too!
So true, so true.
Romney lies when he tells supporters “I will tell the truth”.
We need to send this Steve Benen post to all of the cable/network stations and reporters. We need to tell them it’s time to call lies lies. They are not fibs. They are lies. We have a presidential candidate basing his entire campaign on falsehoods.
Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XIV
Campaigning in Ohio yesterday, Mitt Romney told supporters, without smirking or sounding sarcastic, “If I’m president of the United States, with your help, I will tell the truth.”
Ordinarily, those seeking national leadership positions don’t vow to tell the truth if others help them, but since I am nothing if not helpful, I thought I might give the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a few examples of instances in which he fell short of honesty this week.
Indeed, if Romney intends to “tell the truth,” he can start by reading the 14th installment of my weekly series, chronicling Mitt’s mendacity.
See Repubs are working overtime to try to connect the SS scandal to the WH. Ol’ pal Grassley is asking to have all hotel records pulled as he desperately searches for “WH staffers and communications personnel” there.
Sen. Grassley is a sick old racists S.O.B
Who can’t stand that black President.
Chips – I agree – the look in Michelle’s eyes in the top photo was something like, “Are you just going to stand there, looking cute? Really?”
Happy Birthday, Pamela Brown!
Happy Birthday Pamela! I hear the weather is nice in the PNW, just for you…
Oh, thank you, jojo, but the birthday greetings belong to our very own pamelabrown53! (see above) she is happy to share her birthday bounty with all!
But this beautiful PNW day has been ours to share! Very very lovely weather today, the air is so special with snow still on the mountains, crisp but not cold! Makes one draw in deep long breaths, filling up and clearing out the stale winter air in the lungs!
Sorry about that….but glad it was a beautiful day. That last time I was in the Seattle area, it was about three years ago and it was very hot. I had never seen Mt Rainer with so little snow on it.
happy birthday Pamela – hope you are having a great day!
Thank you, also, a4alice, but the birthday girl is pamelabrown53! Mine is in December, you can be sure I will let you know when!
oh – whoopsie!
Mitt is NOT EVEN doing OK FOR A 3rd Party Candidate!
Romney in Over 30 states has the following WIN PERCENTAGES – Still NO DOUBLE DIGITS %!
1.87% is Median of Population who voted for Romney! NOT EVEN 3rd PARTY performance!
After $116,OOO,OOO+ being spent on a WORTHLESS VOTER-LESS PRIMARY
1.87% of population in 30 States voted for the GUY!
1. Mitt is USELESS!
2. The Republican Primary is a USELESS PROPAGANDA STUNT!
h/t to Philip Taylor… the numbers guy at HP
GOP has become defacto religion, where ideology is dogma, & talking points are articles of faith, not questioned by facts/reality. #DEMs2012— Bill Talley (@Political_Bill) April 21, 2012
OT but was just moved to tears about a segment on CNN——about that high school kid with Down’s Syndrome in a small town in northern Mi. —-was on the basketball team, usually got to play in the final seconds. Last year he made the most of it in a playoff game, shot and made a 3 pointer and both sides of the stadium stood and cheered—-the story got national exposure. This year he made an extra point during a football game, was carried off the field, stadium cheered. Parents were so moved, kid seemed so proud. And now here’s the problem. Because he was held back a year in elem. school because of his Down’s Syndrome, he will be 19 during his sr. year and has been declared ineligible to participate in h.s. sports. Doesn’t this seem a perfect time when an outdated and inappropriate rule could be amended to allow the decent thing? So far, parents’ appeals have been turned down twice.
Oh, and the whole town has rallied to his cause with signs and billboards and t shirts which say “Let ‘em play!”
There was a petition about this (online) that I signed. It’s a very sad thing.
And the weekly address was s way fir the PRESIDENT to update the populace.
Now, along comes number 44, and Republicans get equal Weekly Address prowess!
Their are many firsts, just like this, to take the bully pulpit away from this President!
That is why, the bully pulpit, at least during this administration, so far, has been somewhat neutralized!
It will help, however, when the President starts to Campaign fulltime, the messaging will finally be advantage the President, because- he is the President!
That is all!
That’s exactly right Jovie. The media has tried to snatch the bully pulpit from this president in several ways. Apart from the GOP weekly address, we have Meet the Republicans Sunday. Every time the President gives a speech or address to the nation, we have this panel of RW water carriers known as “pundiots” to blunt and distort the President’s message under the guise of “analysis” and “grading.” Even before he speaks they attempt to undermine the effectiveness of his message with constant “advice” about what he should and shouldn’t say, and how this will be his make or break speech. It’s sickening. I’m just optimistic that the American people will send one swift STFU message to the media on Nov 6th.
Yes, ObamaCares ….
One Bumper Sticker Sure To Give The GOP Nightmares
#Obamacare #AffordableCareAct j.mp/HZyQRX— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) April 21, 2012
As we approach Nov, the ACA will become an ever bigger reason why people will vote for President Obama especially after they’ve witnessed 6 more months of #KOCHSTERS trying to destroy Medicare, Social Security and ObamaCare …
I want that bumper sticker! Where can I get one?
You may need to print it, but suggest to your local OFA that they print and distribute, jojo!
I will print it and ask our OFA folks if they’d like to have it printed. Thank you so much Bobfr.
Elizabeth Warren is going to do real damage to @MittRomney and all the #KOCHSTERS, including Brown as the months pass … and she’s going to be an outstanding Senator (and President, some day) ….
MUST SEE! Elizabeth Warren's 30-Second Destruction Of Mitt Romney j.mp/x201wv
Been out several days but worth another look.— Les (@LesHugTX) April 21, 2012
This is smart-
Priorities USA, a super-PAC focused on reelecting President Obama, has asked former President Bill Clinton to help them pick up the pace on fundraising.
Democratic donors have been resistant to giving to the group. This is partly because of liberals’ hesitation about super-PACs in general and partly because Sean Sweeney and Bill Burton, the two former White House staffers heading the group, aren’t as plugged in to the fundraising world as those helping some of the Republican groups, which include heavy-hitters like Karl Rove and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R).
Because, Loyal Clinton people are holding back! And they got Bucks!
I’m sure Clinton would be willing to help. PBO is already out-raising Romney. We just need the Liberal PACs to get on board!
And it would be helpful if some of us could shoot a little money their way. They are the ones who are going to fight back against all the Rove/Crossroads’ dark and dirty ads.
Robney to Campaign with Rubio, next week!
Man, he is very 2 decisional! Very predictable! POTUS can use that information, I am sure!
Jovie what is your experience with door to door canvassing? Last time I went in VA, nobody was answering the door! lol
I like Voter Registeration and phone banking better.
Not bad! Only one old guy was Crass! He said, no I don’t support him, ate you crazy?
I said, maybe!
Then, he said, you Democrats have never served and you think you know everything. So, I showed him-
My purple heart license plate! He says, that is yours? LOL!
Then, he calmed down, and talked to me like a Human!
Bravo to you Jovie.
Hmmm….methinks you gave that old guy a lot to think about tonight Jovie. Even if he didn’t switch to Democrat right there, but something clicked and it will impact his conscience. That’s how minds get changed One old guy at a time!
Yep Hopefruit that’s true – who knows Jovie? Change one person in a household and it’s possible to change the rest of their minds.
Good for you. So what, do Republicans assume that Democrats don’t serve in the military? dumb.
Jovie!! Jovie!! Jovie!!
good on you Jovie, I had no idea you held a Purple Heart.. that is quite impressive. you did awesome today.. thank you for getting out there and talking to folks.
You ROCK, Jovie! Keep on fighting the good fight.
Guess PBO will be very pleased with his White Sox, cleaned up and made baseball history in Sunny Seartle today! We almost didn’t mind losing the Chicago pitcher was so on fire! ;(
Yankees v. Red Sox. Shit shit shit. Super conflicted. Love them both. Thank goodness my White Sox cleaned house today against the Mariners in a perfect game 4-0 through Philip Humber. Go Chicago!
Go Yankees! The booing of the President by some Red Sox idiots made me a Yankee fan when they play the Red Sox. Go Yankees.
I just picked up my mail and lo and behold My Ebony magazine has our beautiful FLOTUS on the cover.
I brought my copy of Ebony Thursday with FLOTUS on the cover.. She looks beautiful.
Check out First Dog Bo on the job today:
Pres. Obama on his iPod after playing golf.
Love! He’s so cute in his mandals.
Doc Rivers Gets Emotional Talking About Pat Summitt
I saw on the nightly news where President Obama meet with the head of the Secret Services today.
Thank to everyone who attended #OpenDoors2012 in Trumbull County! instagr.am/p/JszlWmIop4/— Obama for America OH (@OFA_OH) April 21, 2012
Ohio looks like they did pretty good today, too!
Joe Manchin is (…..) please feel free to fill in your own thoughts (mine are better left unsaid)
A douchebag, fuckbag, scumbag, gasbag, vomitbag, assbag, crapbag…..was I too harsh?
Oh not at all! Carry on Ut, please carry on!
Was you too harsh? Hell no!!!!!! Joe Manchin is a disgrace.
A top Interior Department official marked the two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill Friday with pledges to continue enhancing offshore drilling safety standards.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director James Watson penned a column that touts upcoming drilling and workplace safety requirements, which he says will build on standards that were toughened in the wake of the disaster.
Watson, writing in The Houston Chronicle, says this will include measures to “usher in a new generation” of blowout preventers, which are failsafe devices that are supposed to contain undersea well ruptures. The blowout preventer on the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling BP’s Macondo well failed to deploy correctly.
From Watson’s column:
WTG on the canvassing Jovie, and happy birthday to pamelabrown! Great photos, Ms Chips, hope everyone has a great weekend!
Saturday: The day you discover your neighbor’s dog has a kinkier sex life than you.
One down, 3 to go!! Had a great day on 1st day of GOTV (Get Out The Vote) weekend here in Pennsylvania! Primary Election Day is Tuesday, April 24th here in Pennsylvania. We ha some fired up New Yorkers come down to help out.
WE ARE DOING THIS and the ground game is the way to GET THIS DONE!!!!! WOO HOOO.
Every one on this board should find a way to volunteer for your local Obama office. It a great work out, or make some phone calls. If you can’t make calls, help out around the office. Or take ‘em a coffee pot or some fresh fruit.
Great job! Here in DC we’re going across the beltway to VA to register voters next weekend.
Isonnnnnnnn….i missed you…dangggggg///
i got to the office @ 12:30pm…left close to 3pm….dangggg….i did ask a few of the ladies there if they were you…lololol…that was funny…….i was able to call @ 90 folks…got to speak to @20-30 folks…most were not home…i plan to be there on election day…will you be there then…
it so energizing being there….
Fireeeeeeeeeeeeeeed UP…READY to Gooooooooo!!!
ok, Give me your initials. This IS RIDICULOUS!! I bet were cross paths and didn’t even know it!! Too funny.
I was out of town all day today (Sunday). I was in Wash DC where it poured all day long. It was cold and pretty nasty there. Was it a total washout in Phila? I know the fallback plan was to make calls if people didn’t want to canvass in the pouring rain.
But, yes, I will be there election day.
i did not go in..today….
my Initials are SL…..hehe..getting there close to 9:00 am on election day..
Frightening and motivating squared:
just saw this site for the first time and bet a lot of people could appreciate it (plus good facts to use against your republican friends and family).
Now that yardarm is back, has Chipsticks gone AWOL?
Damn Pamela. You didn’t not to tell folks. I wanted to lurk a little longer. Besides I’ve got to find more naughty mats for you lot.
Welcome back yardam. I hope you enjoyed yourself.
Thanks ck. It was a mixed blessing. I spent 2 weeks in the WI Dells listening to squirrel farts and grass growing. I was kinda amazed at the laid back ‘tudes of the voters in that state.
Since it’s gonna take a day or two to catch up, be advised shipmates, that while I was on liberty I don’t take kindly to comments about my seamanship and ability to maintain a steady helm. Some of you are deserving of some brig time.
Welcome back yardarm!! Glad to see you navigated safely back to shore I’m not one to tell on people, but it was amk, meta and Chips who were making the comments! But you didn’t hear that from me, no sirree. Just happy to have you back with us.
Ahhhh! fruit. You’re at the top of me list. You and meta, amk and theo67 WILL always hold a special place in my side eye vision.
YA! MY MAN!!! You’re baaack!!!! YAy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You wouldn’t believe what happened while you were gone.
Chips was into heavy trash-talking and someone hacked into my TOD account !!!!!!
Tch, tch, tch, things people do behind your back. I tell YA, what’s this world coming to ?
LOL! I knew that Chips must’ve squealed to you about me…
Nope! I read one of your posts earlier. You are soooo busted. :-p
I didn’t make any, did I, HF?
No Pamela you are safe.
Seamus-manship? Did your wife make you ride on the roof?
Nope. I don’t do the “crow’s nest” to well unless I’m looking for a safe place to land or hunting a whale to hunt that has a lot of blubber like Flush.
Welcome back Yardarm. Hope you had a rockin’ good time!
YOU WERE MISSED…(((HUGGS)))
Welcome back yardarm! They’ve been missing you around here, you should check out some archive postings!
Oh I have Ahero62. I’ve seen a few comments and all I can do is smh.
You can tell folks that you want to be loved, but you can’t tell them how to do it. I FEEL THE LOVE!
welcome back! smooth sailing for you? we hope
Oh, see what happens when you go for so long? We have only one HUMONGOUS naughty mat now, we all tumble around on it, it is the best fun! Much better than being isolated from each other! (I was only trying to protect our Chips)
Yardarm! Welcome Back, ya old salt! Glad you’re back home. Hope it was a good trip. No naughty mat for me. I’ve been good- mostly ‘cuz I’ve been offline a lot, but that counts doesn’t it?
Yup. Sure does. Just mind the company you keep. I fear there are some who might lead you astray. We can party AFTER the elections
yay nice to have you back!
someone, somewhere must have a copy of the 23 years of taxes for mitt the entitled liar. the question is who can “accidentally” publish them for the world to see????
tried to log on President’s official website but the content looks funny – letters and characters appear strange. is it only my PC misbehaving?
1) Who Saw This Coming?
Earlier this week Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University announced that Mitt Romney would speak at this year’s commencement and, just as predicted, students at the arch-Christian academy are not unanimously in favor of the idea because they don’t consider Mormons to be “real” Christians.
2) Pastor Who Called Mormonism a “Cult” Backs Romney
Rev. Robert Jeffress said he’d rather have a Mormon like Romney than a Christian like Obama in the White House.
For those who don’t recall Jeffress’ remarks last October, here’s a refresher. At the time, the reverend, a Southern Baptist, supported Rick Perry, who was then still in the running for the nomination. While introducing Perry to attendees of the Values Voter Summit Jeffress said:
Mitt Romney’s a good moral person, but he’s not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity. It has always been considered a cult by the mainstream of Christianity.
DNC: Obama Won’t Make Romney’s Mormon Faith an Election Issue
The suggestion that President Obama’s reelection team will try to use Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith against him is “utter nonsense,” the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said this week.
“That is just preposterous,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday when asked about recent comments from Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Mormon himself, who suggested Tuesday that the president’s reelection team is “going to throw the Mormon church at [Romney] like you can’t believe.”
“That suggestion is utter nonsense. Let’s remember that President Obama has had so many things hurled at him—birth certificate questions, whether he is or is not a Christian,” Wasserman continued (via Politico). “For them to suggest that religion will be injected [into the election] by President Obama and the Democratic Party, I mean, I think they need to take a look inward at the accusations that their party and their supporters have hurled before they take that step.”
what is hatch afraid of – stand by your beliefs no matter what people say?
hatch is trying to project onto PBO what the gop has been doing since PBO announced he will be running
hatch and the gop are trying to insulate themselves from questions they hauled at PBO which voters may ask.
we know PBO will not bring religion into the election but the gop opened the door and they should be ready to deal with the crap that walks through from ordinary citizens.
why start a fight you know you can’t want to fight?
now we see that the same republican voters are expressing the same hostility to mitt the entitled liar for just planning to show up at liberty university – bigots versus bigots
Exactly, I like to call it Hatch’s pre-emptive invocation of the ‘MORMON SHIELD”. After calling President Obama every name in the book and questioning his faith, Romney’s faith is “off limits”. Imagine that? Let’s face it, the Republican Party is just morally bankrupt. As far as I can tell, the only people who have any issues with the Mormon faith are REPUBLICANS.
Yup.Typical rethug rovian tactic. Falsely accuse the dems of what you yourself are doing 24×7. If only the fucking media was not so corrupt and in bed with rethugs…
I am old enough to remember Hatch during the Clarence Thomas Supreme court hearings. I don’t care if he is Mormon –I do care that he is a big piece of stinking poo and I personally place a large percentage of blame on him for the disaster we call a member of the supreme court and his equally stinking poo tea party wife. Hatch is a shill and a boob!
He is also a freak allegedly. Think Bob Packwood but less earnest. This being his first competitve primary, who knows what will be dredged up about him.
the DNC won’t make a issue out of Mitt Romney faith but we will. The way he lies, I have to ask myself, what faith?
President Obama’s reelection campaign has been rapidly increasing the number of big money “bundlers” collecting checks for his reelection, doubling the number of financiers who have brought in at least $500,000.
The influx during the first quarter of the year shows the president is getting an especially warm embrace from Hollywood and the broader entertainment industry, partly making up for a drop in support from Wall Street after Democrats passed broad new regulations for the financial sector, according to a list of fundraisers released by the campaign on Friday.
Ha! Take that NYTimes and their dumb gossip sheet about PBO losing major donors.
They had to have something to alternate with their “he is losing small donor” stories, no?
I love how whenever one door closes for this president, another one opens. The new door often offers wider, bigger opportunities and reward. When Chicago lost its bid for the Olympics and the msm tried to make it a commentary on PBO, he won the Nobel Peace Prize the same week; after the debacle of the mid-term elections, he still managed to outfox congress to save various programs and funding; whenever there was an environmental/weather disaster (BP oil spill, tornadoes, flooding), the msm has been waiting breathlessly for “Obama’s Katrina” but when the various agencies, especially FEMA, out-perform all expectations and no one is complaining, you never hear anything else about these events, it is as if they did not happen. After being called Obambi and not being strong and smart enough to answer the 3 am call, the president out performs as CIC, by getting public enemy #1 osama bin ladin (he deserves only lower case letters) And his lieutenants, ends the Iraqui war responsibiy. Because he treats other countries and their heads of state with respect, he is insulted by being called servile and un-American, but under his leadership the USA is respected and admired again, and our leader is welcome and applauded everywhere he goes (Bush and Cheney cannot leave the country). I could go on, but one of the major accomplishments is that he does all of this while “presidenting being Black.” The haters and racist have thrown everything at him and he presses on because he is the President of the United States for all of our citizens.
Permission to retire. While some were watching birds in the north country, others have not had a day off in the past 31! Whoa, well, no wonder I am a little tired! See youse guys in da’ marnin’! sweet dreams!
happy Earth Day everyone! plant a tree if you can
Okay, I’m home from the banquet, (it was actually an awards ceremony, banquet and dance with a DJ) and have gotten ready for bed, however i don’t feel sleepy….yet, ….so I decided to sign on to see all that missed today. Hopefully there is still a body or two hanging around to whom I can say ‘hi’. Off I go to find out!
So I enter the village late, or is it early, and the lights are all out! Guess I better take myself off to bed.
Since I’ll undoubtedly miss ‘Rise & Shine’…
Good Sunday Morning to Ms Chips & TOD early risers! Have a great day, Everyone!
Grassley sends a tweet calling for a boycott of Coke to punish them for dropping their support of ALEC!
Interesting tidbit from the artlce: “A reader notes that Coke operates bottling plants in Iowa, Grassley’s home state.” Basically he’s not even bothering to pretend anymore that he actually represents the interests of the people of Iowa.
I knew there was something I forgot to buy at the grocery store yesterday. I’ll have to circle back tomorrow and pick up a couple of cases of some Coke products.
When Grassley sent that tweet a few weeks ago about the President being stupid, I sent a email to his office and told him he is the very reason the Senate should have term limits. It is clear that some old senile fools don’t know when they have hung around to long.
Fight Club is ON!
First Rule Of Fight Club: You do not talk about fight club.
Second Rule Of Fight Club: You do NOT talk about fight club.
Eighth Rule Of Fight Club: If this is your first time here, you MUST fight.
I will be randomly quoting fight club all early morning long. Blame AMC.
p.s. Edward Norton is so gosh darned HOT! Nerd sexy.
Fight club wasn’t about winning or losing. It wasn’t about words. The hysterical shouting was in tongues, like at a Pentecostal Church.
You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you, never wanted you, in all probability he hates you. It’s not the worst thing that could happen.
A condom is the glass slipper for our generation. You slip one on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, and then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger.
I am Jack’s wasted life. I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise. I am Jack’s smirking revenge. I am Jack’s raging bile duct. #FightClub
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE…TODAY IS THE BLESSED SABBATH…A TIME TO PRAISE OUR PRECIOUS LORD WHO IS IN CONTROL OF ALL THINGS AND A WONDERFUL TIME TO PRAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT AND HIS STRENGTH AS HE MOVES AMERICA FORWARD!
Good morning, but why are we up and on-line so early? See you later on Rise and Shine.
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