First? He is our man
Good night everyone.
I’m bringing this comment I made on TPV over here.
All right, I’ve just had a flashback to my youth. I read “The Once and Future King” when I was a freshman in high school. Wonderful work, if you’ve never read it. There’s a point in the novel where Arthur decides that it’s not fair that knights only attack the ill-armed and ill-defended foot soldiers, when war exists solely because knights wage it. So he decides that his knights will start attacking the enemy knights. There is an uproar of the “that’s not the way it’s done” variety.
I see the same dynamic at work here. PBO is upending the political niceties. He’s not playing the DC roulette game. He’s attacking their knights, and attacking for real, seeking to inflict as much punishment as he can. And the GOP has no idea how to respond, because “it’s never been done that way”. As I’ve said in other essays, PBO isn’t playing for short term advantage; he’s pretty much trying to take the GOP off the field as an effective political force, and to neuter the right wing movement that dominates it.
nicely said LL.. I’m loving everything he’s doing and saying.
I think it is his humanity and sincerity which slays ‘em. There is no defense against an honest man. Real worth always wins out.
Another quote from “The Once and Future King”:
Mordred and Agravaine thought Arthur hypocritical—as all decent men must be, if you assume that decency can’t exist.
Alma, I love that statement, “there’s no defense against an honest man.”
thanks, i believe that with all my heart and I hope the majority of people in the US will have enough faith in Barak Obama to elect him for another four years.
He plays the long view, it is the only way possible to keep America alive!
I said this morning that I feel a different tone to the President now. What you have so aptly described, is EXACTLY what I feel. I like this feeling…very much:) Thanks, LL…and great post over at TPV. That pairing of you at TPV was meant to be.
If you want to use the chess metaphor, he gave up a few pieces so that he could ultimately capture the queen. If you want to use the boxing metaphor, he’s let the GOP tire itself out punching like a big lummox and is now moving in for the kill. I just like the metaphor that he’s going to open up a can of whupass on them.
As much as PBO may be capturing the queen, I’ve always wanted to attack (in a peaceful sense, as in: “win over”) some knights. So, I’m good with your perspective.
reminds me of when Ali won the rope-a-dope fight.
Your boxing metaphor is like the Mohamed Ali picture that you sometimes see in pictures of President Obama’s old office. Same strategy – let them tire themselves out, then just move in elegantly for the final shot. President Obama is amazing to watch. I completely agree with David Letterman who said, “it’s a pleasure to watch you work”. I feel sometimes like I’m on hold just watching history unfold in front of me. I don’t want to miss a minute!
We are watching history. The first Black President, and he has done a great job so far, in spite of massive GOP obstruction.
LL, to quote Rikyrah (from POU, and sometimes, here at TOD):
NOBODY is playing with you, Willard.
Oh, that is SO GOOD. He’ll be crying like a baby. Or Boehner, so I don’t insult babies.
‘And the GOP has no idea how to respond, because “it’s never been done that way” ‘
LL, THIS is exactly how I’ve seen things for the longest while, except that I’ve thought in terms of change – change that they did not, do not, recognize because ‘it;s never been done this way’ and they keep expecting him to revert. IMO, lacking creativity themselves (notice how they keep offering the very same solutions over and over), GOP are totally befuddled when things don’t follow their expected pattern.
In addition, I think they are so unused to truth and have never encountered a politician who says what he means and does what he says that PBO can tell them to their face what he intends to do and they still have no counter BECAUSE THEY CAN’T BELIEVE HE WOULD LAY OUT HIS PLANS FOR THE COUNTRY WITHOUT SUBTERFUGE. They wouldn’t normally do so, except for the one-term president thingy. I like the idea of PBO ‘trying to take the GOP off the field as an effective political force, and to neuter the right wing movement that dominates it.’
Oh this is a keeper, excellent
For those not yet aware of LL’s exceptional essay at TPV, please be sure to read it:
And, I’ve been encouraging others to do so, who might not be frequent visitors to TPV
@MMFlint "This is the thing about Barack Obama: he's a genuinely good man." tinyurl.com/c3s47uz His are 'the Politics of Humanity.' #OBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2012
@upwithchris "This is the thing about Barack Obama: he's a genuinely good man." tinyurl.com/c3s47uz His are 'the Politics of Humanity.'— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 30, 2012
@MittRomney "This is the thing about Barack Obama: he's a genuinely good man." thepeoplesview.net/2012/04/obama-… His are 'the Politics of Humanity.'— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 30, 2012
I’m sure Mr. Romney has had one of the “help” go to TPV, just to try and figure out why the peons don’t like him.
Linda @ theObamaDiary.com: "Mitt’s plan was that bin Laden would turn himself in……….kinda like self-deportation."— Alycee (@jazziz2) May 01, 2012
Linda @ http://theObamaDiary.com: “Mitt’s plan was that bin Laden would turn himself in……….kinda like self-deportation.”
Well OBL was behind bars and barbed wired so in a sense he was already in prison and President Obama broke him out of his self imprisonment……giving comfort to the enemie….The GOP will impeach for teason.
Linda – Meant to reply to your comment on the last post, but my computer went a little erratic. You nailed it. Romney the chickenhawk thinks that if he just sits stateside, all of the foreign enemies will come to him and get on his calendar to turn themselves in. If he’s available that day.
I don’t know if you all have noticed, but Willard’s answer to everything is always ‘Do NOTHING’ except when he or his friends can clean up financially!
Auto industry is in trouble? Do nothing! They’ll go bankrupt, and maybe, my buds & I can pick over what’s left.
Foreclosures abound? Do nothing! Let it bottom out, then WE (1%) can buy up the houses, rent them out and clean up financially!
Immigrant issues/problem? Do nothing! They’ll leave in frustration when life becomes unbearable.
bin Laden running amok? Do nothing! Let’s not waste money on HIM. He’ll turn himself in when he gets tired.
High unemployment? Do nothing! Let the job creators take care of it.
IMO Willard is one lazy aspiring candidate with not even one sensible, workable idea to strengthen the country! I wouldn’t doubt that this campaign is the most he has ever roused himself to look beyond himself, and he hasn’t really done that.
Please, vc, please send that to David Axelrod and Debbie W-S. That could be a full campaign ad. Bravo!
Thanks, JOB. Too much repetition to tweet and shortening it, I think, weakens the point that Willard never has a solution.
I was thinking more like an old-fashioned email or comment on their website(s)? Anyway, it was great.
tweeted on your behalf.
vcprezofan2, I wish what you said would be a campaign ad. You are spot on.
Achieve, you, JOB, or anyone with email access to the campaign are welcome to send this. In the words of one of our own ‘there is no pride of ownership’. I hesitate to contact them with a specific request because I am not a citizen (so sometimes feel I’m sticking my nose where it doesn’t belong. I’m somewhat sensitive that way), plus I do not have a zip code and was always stymied when asked while contacting certain republican senators earlier in the year. I do however believe what I said is the absolute truth. No matter the words Willard has used to date when specific issues have been raised, he always seems to be willing to either ‘pass the buck’ or wait for the situation to resolve itself – ‘As president, my advisers will….’ “Before making a decision involving Israel, I’d phone my friend Bibi Netanyahu…”. Jobs will be created when the 1%ers get around to letting them ‘trickle down’, etc. etc. The fact though is that some issues facing the president, or any leader for that matter, require action in order to avert a greater disaster. There is no way Willard can be good for America and, by extension, the world!
Will I ever be first again, I wonder? Love this cartoon! Keep on truckin’, Mr President, SIR!
Rachel Maddow – can sometimes be downright freaking irritating and often has a huge blind spot – is ripping GOP strategist, CNN pundit, and former Romney adviser Alex Castellanos a new one about his insulting, scumbag, jerk like, douchebag behavior towards her and all women on Sunday’s MTP. He said women don’t earn less than men and then when Rachel corrected him, he dragged Pres. Obama, and all women into the conversation saying we were all making it up to fit some weird narrative and play the victim. He was an outright bastard. And for once I am glad Rachel came out swinging for Pres. Obama and women.
She did a great job…yesterday AND just now. The one thing that I said to her as I walked by the TV to this computer though….is that Republicans don’t like FACTS! Thus, the women’s pay difference issue and the condesending , shitty attitude answer from Alex yesterday…facts NEVER MATTER WITH THEM. That’s why they NEVER FIX ANYTHING…in their minds, it’s all working great for THEM! NO PROBLEM THERE!
*The one thing that I said to her as I walked by the TV to this computer*
Good therapy, isn’t it! And who among us hasn’t done that?
Better I talk to my TV than to throw a brick through it:) It IS good therapy!
I have to say RM is just a very passionate in the real issues with facts and no body is going to fack with her
She is with PBO all the way , there is a lot of shit trowing against PBO , but he can handle it I am not
worried about him , if anybody wants to bash her then they are no really paying attention on what a great job
she is doing on her show against the GOP , We watch her show so we can see and listen what she is reporting
and I make my own mind about the talking heads on TV.
‘She is with PBO all the way , if anybody wants to bash her then they are no really paying attention on what a great job
she is doing on her show against the GOP”
we will agree to disagree on that one. RM supports her own interest. Which is why it is easy for her to go off the rail.
Yes I actually enjoyed the MTP segment yesterday – something I haven’t done in a long, long time. It was so refreshing to see Rachel stand up to that pompous creep, especially after Gillibrand allowed Bachmann & Gregory to walk over her the week before.
Castellanos should go back to Cuba and take the jerk Rubio with him.
Love the cartoon Chipsticks lol.
President Obama is so awesome and completely unpredictable…100 steps ahead. The Republicans are just jealous they don’t have him as their leader…I know I am jealous you of guys as a Canadian daily LoL.
The Republicans have the MSM on their side, Millions of dollars…putting negative stories out there daily , the divisive Huffpo(fox in the hen house), and still the President remains popular…it must drive them crazy lol.
4.1 million people who are working today, know who to thank… and whether it is 10,000 or 175,000 who got jobs this month they know who thank as well.
Those who now have health care know who to thank, the families who finally got justice because
Osama is dead know who to thank, those police officers, fire fighters, first responders during 9/11 I am sure
remember who fought for them to get proper heatlh care…the Republicans have IMO a huge up hill battle, they are up against every day reality of peoples lifes vs. what they are saying.
Arianna should have choked on the word despicable when it came out of her mouth.
President Obama believes in the greatness of the American people, and MSM, pundits and the Republicans are banking on the smallness of the American people. President Obama has regain America’s leadership in world because he displays what is great about America…so 4 more years; please America. Thank you
It will be an honor (and our pleasure), andy46, to bring you 28 more years!
Thank you Pamela, proud to say that my entire family in the U.S. are Obamabots too.
Lol, I would bug if they werent.
Well said Andy! Thank you for writing that. Goodnight TODville.
Hi Andy!! 28 more years! 28 more years!
You have beautifully expressed what I have often thought.
For you and all Canadians, Andy46, we will get it done!
(I’ll bite) Hey …
canadians ? what about us ? we make better curry than those damned canadians.
Yum … curry. How’s that?
Oh, that’s only for brave hearts and strong stomachs.
Like … uh … Canadians?
weak assed canadians ?
/ducks and runs.
You’d better run! One of my best friends is a Canadian, and on this blog, and she’ll get track you down! (I’m from a neutral country.)
who is afraid of cuddly canadians ?
You better run, amk! (but leave some of that delicious curry behind, will you?)
JOB, you do realize that Amk is Indian/lives in India, hence he is dissing my country’s curry making ability? Of course, not being much of a cook, I’ll have to concede he may have a point THIS TIME. Hi Amk. I’m baack!
I knew it. I really didn’t want to get in the middle of it, ya know, being “fond” of both of you, but he kind of dared me. Or maybe I just think everything is a dare. You two “fight” it out; I’m not much of a cook, either; I already had run out of comments about the curry thing.
In addition to not being a cook, I’m also not a ‘fighter’, and in fairness, he does have a point THIS TIME!
I always have a point. factcheck.org loves me. Hi vc.
I live in an area of BC, Canada, where the curry is some of the finest in the world, amk. Send me a virtual sample of yours so i can judge accordingly.
Oh boy, these are fighting words! I’ll just step aside, CB, though I’ll stay nearby with water to help revive whoever will need it.
Well, Ariana should apoligize
to PBO he killed the GUY who killed 3000 Ameican in our Country and it seems
to me that she was with OSAMA BIN LADEN she needs to explain to all of US Americans why was it to
wrrong to remaind all of us about The FUCKING killer so ARIANA was for OSAMA BINLADEN so FUCKER.
My Bother and son and nwphews have serve our country and ARIANA is a FUCKING traitor to our Country.
HuffPo is Fox-like. They have turned me off over there.
Wow, the ears do stick out, don’t they ?
Yeah, but it’s cute.
It’s like handle bars
Vulcans’ envy, america’s pride.
Gorgeous! Lovely! They will look fantastic on Mt. Rushmore, IMHO!
All the better to hear you with, my people!
@MittRomney reduced to his essence ….
USA – If you erase @MittRomney's countless Lies, what do you have? A draft-dodger rich kid who got richer destroying American jobs & workers— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2012
So Chips, about that man u …..
We all told Chips we’re not going to mention Manchester United tonight. The loss really hit her hard a couple of threads ago. Sooo…..no more on the loss.
Coming from a Chelsea fan….this is a HUGE concession. HUGE concession.
A coupla of threads back, huh ? Poor thing.
I missed most of today’s threads, but hearing this UTAL I have to say I’m proud of you – real proud. I for one recognize the hugeness of the concession. Good job!
ROMNEY’S WISECRACK ABOUT PRES CARTER REVEALS MORE ABOUT HIM THAN PRES CARTER
I was really shocked and dismayed at the flippant comment Mitt Romney made about President Jimmy Carter. It was very disrespectful and totally unnecessary. Disrespecting Democratic presidents is common practice for the GOP. I see that two members of the media, Chris Matthews and James Fallows are not pleased with Romney’s wisecrack. I really think he owes President Carter an apology.
Romney, Obama and the bin Laden raid
There were grave dangers in undertaking it. Navy Seals could have been trapped and killed. Their helicopters could have been shot down before or after they arrived. They could have wound up in close combat with Pakistani forces. Bin Laden could have escaped.
It took great nerve to go ahead. Had the raid failed, Obama had to know he would be reviled as incompetent and foolhardy. His presidency would have taken a devastating blow. But he signed off on it, resolved to accept the consequences, just as he had pledged in the campaign.
Robert Gates, who was not only Obama’s defense secretary but George W. Bush’s, has said, “I worked for a lot of these guys and this is one of the most courageous calls — decisions — that I think I’ve ever seen a president make.” Dismissing it has to be one of the most revealing that Romney has made.
This is a hilarious cartoon: Bin Laden Is Dead. General Motors Is Alive. Romney Is Toast. http://t.co/x1EIaht6— (@utaustinliberal) May 01, 2012
I can tell that my President has Al Green on full blast on his car stereo while zipping down the freeway!
Oh Boy! Admiral Mullin told Brian Williams he is worried about Politicizing Bin ladens death!
Oh, please. The average person on the street has no idea who he is.
He probably meant the rethug and msm poutrage?
POTUS should cotinue to tout his successes, which includes killing OBL. Regardless of opposition from people on his team and the Repugs. I don’t see that as politicizing.
Neither do I!
Jovie, I watched the whole clip of what Admiral Mullen said & it is Good. Already the Obama campaign has succeeded it Forcing the GOP & the Media to talk about Bin Laden. Americans are NOT stupid to forget that Obama Killed Osama
Correct, that is true!
I didn’t see Adm. Mullen, so I can only guess that he was looking out for our military’s interests in theater. When he was CJCS, he offered up huge support and respect – seemed to be both personal and professional – for President Obama, and I can’t see his changing that this close to his own retirement from the Navy. I used to “follow” him when he was Chief of Naval Operations, and I was still working for the Navy, and he seemed to respect his Sailors as much as he did President Obama. (You can see, in some ways, I’m still “working” for the Navy – guilty.)
The only people politicizing the incident are the Republicans. America should be recognizing the courageous action taken by the President and military personnel (plus the dog) who finally closed a decade long tragic chapter in America’s history. It’s pretty sad that the GOP can’t honor their country in any way, if it means conceding something to President Obama. The people killed in 9/11 weren’t just Democrats or Republicans – or even just Americans. It’s pretty sad.
At this point, I wouldn't be shocked if Mitt Romney took credit for the death of Osama Bin Laden— Rob Cohen (@Rob_Coh) May 01, 2012
Give it time, say by October. They are already saying it was Rmoney’s Idea on how GM was bailed out, PBO got his ideas from Myth.
Too bad for Dullard we’ve got him on youtube.. All he’s doing is just sharpening TEAM OBAMA in the AD DEPT!
Oh, Rob..we’ve got him putting himself right on the SEAL TEAM 6 by WEDNESDAY. Brawawawawaaa Willard the Dullard insults Americans’ Intelligence exponentially more than the bush leaguer could hope to.
Here's the diff: 911 happened after W ignored warnings, yet he traded on tragedy. Bin Laden was killed because Obama acted courageously.— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) April 30, 2012
And the question really is: Are you better off now than you were a bin Laden ago?— (@LOLGOP) May 01, 2012
GOP: Obama is a secret terrorist who must keep his terrorist-killing secret.— (@pourmecoffee) May 01, 2012
If you put Eric Cantor on the ticket in Virginia Barack Obama's lead increases by 4 points— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) April 30, 2012
okay we demand cantor thr rat as vp
Great article LL. “Politics of Humanity” is a great decription of PBO’s governing philosophy. The reaction of people (especially children) around our President confirms my impression that PBO is a very special and genuine human being.
I was just over at DKos and it seems that one of you guys’ “favorite” person has been banned – Slinkerwink. Haven’t figured out why yet.
LOL!! amk, I figured you would!
Bet it’s week full of ‘diaries’ to unban her. Pathetic mob.
There is already a “tribute” diary on the rec list.
You betcha. Also. Too.
Irony alert!! It took them for years to figure out Slinkerwink was poison.
She had another sidekick “Icebergslim” who I don’t see anymore on Old Orange.
there were some real corkers there—-ibs—–confounding ——supposedly the Obama’s biggest campaigner and supporter of all time—–until —-he was elected—–and then turned on a dime—–as anti-Obama as any rt. winger. Strange breed of cat. Made no sense whatsoever. Dumber than dumb.
Most likely something personal happened – maybe PBO refused her advances? It made NO sense.
Twas only a matter of time. She was so bitter and, you could see a flameout coming a mile away.
At 8:40 p.m. Eastern, Obama will meet at Tucson International Airport with a group of students who volunteer at an urban farm. Then, at 9:10 p.m. Eastern, she will deliver remarks at a campaign event in Tucson.
The visit comes as part of a four-state swing for the first lady ahead of Saturday’s official Obama campaign kick-off events in Ohio and Virginia. In recent weeks, both the president and first lady have held a steady stream of political events, but the Obama campaign contends that Saturday will mark the formal beginning of the general election .
Earlier Monday, Michelle Obama made two appearances in Colorado Springs, Colo., at a closed-door meeting with campaign volunteers and at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games, a competition for injured service members.
On Tuesday, the first lady heads to Las Vegas, Nev., where she delivers remarks at a morning fundraiser and later meets with campaign volunteers and supporters.
She wraps up the trip with a pair of events in Albuquerque, N.M. She will meet with service members at Albuquerque International Airport and will later headline a fundraiser.
Bush jr’s first ad used images from 9/11………………………
President George Bush’s re-election campaign ran into trouble today after he was accused of delivering a “slap in the face” to the victims of the September 11 attacks by using images of the atrocity in television adverts.
A £5.5m advertising campaign, which began today in 17 key election states, marked the opening round of Mr Bush’s counter-attack against his Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry.
One of the 30-second commercials includes a brief clip of a body, wrapped in the American flag, being lifted from the wreckage of New York’s World Trade Centre. Firefighters, who emerged as heroes of the rescue effort, also feature in the adverts.
But the campaign appeared to have backfired badly today as relatives of those killed on September 11 accused the president of exploiting the tragedy to boost his political career.
“It’s a slap in the face of the murders of 3,000 people. It is unconscionable,” said Monica Gabrielle, whose husband died in the attacks on the twin towers.
Tom Roger, whose daughter was a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, said: “I would be less offended if he showed a picture of himself in front of the Statue of Liberty. But to show the horror of 9/11 in the background, that’s just some advertising agency’s attempt to grab people by the throat,” he told the New York Daily News.
Firefighter Tommy Fee called the adverts “sick”, adding: “The image of firefighters at Ground Zero should not be used for this stuff, for politics.”
The intended message of the adverts is “steady leadership in times of change”. To stirring music, Mr Bush tells viewers: “I know exactly what we need to do to make the world more free and peaceful.”
Republican campaigners defended the commercials, saying that the September 11 was a “defining” moment in America’s history.
Campaign manager Ken Mehlman said: “Because of that day, America is at war and still is.”
Karen Hughes, a Bush campaign adviser, told CBS television’s The Early Show: “Obviously, all of us mourn and grieve for the victims of that terrible day, but September 11 fundamentally changed our public policy in many important ways, and I think it’s vital that the next president recognise that.”
Found the ad
Translation…It’s OK when Republicans do it also known as IOKWRDI.
The Big Difference is PObama said he was going after bin laden and he did. Done and Done. bush propagandistas had no intention of killing him as he was their eternal boogie man. And, it really just messed with their lying narraive on getting us to BOMB IRAQ.
Notice how the corporatemediawhore$$ had all of the bushits on to ‘splain themselves. They did not want bush to lose that election. I’d like to hear more from Obama’s TEAM on the Strike that got that nasty old terroist.
Today is National Honesty Day, also known as Mitt Romney's Day Off.— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) April 30, 2012
There once was a man named Osama,whose ass was kicked by Obama. Bush failed,Obama prevailed,now Mitt's creating drama. #p21— Casey (@pari_passu) May 01, 2012
MARTIN BASHIR SHOW
GOP strategist Ron Christie and MSNBC Richard Wolffe and Jonathan Capehart debate why some Republicans thought it was ok for President George W. Bush to invoke OBL in his re-election but not for President Obama.
Oh, I can tell them in a nutshell. Because gopropagandistas can’t handle POBama’s sucesses but they needed to pump bush full of fake victories(like being on watch when 9/11 HAPPENED) ’cause the little twerp couldn’t manufacture anything on his own.
Glad they’re bringing this up, btw..musta thought it would make for good tv.
President Obama has unleashed a particularly unusual fundraiser for his 2012 campaign.
One Internet a d starts with a two-toned blue background, like dozens of other pro-Obama spots. Then the furry star pops into the frame, tongue out and ready to frolic. “Join Pet Lovers for Obama,” the ad implores.
The unlikely pitchman is Bo, the White House family pet, who may well be the first “first dog” to emerge as a central player in a presidential reelection campaign.
Political pets have long attracted inordinate attention, from then-Sen. Richard M. Nixon’s dog, Checkers — the focus of an early 1950s scandal that slowed his political ascent — to Bill Clinton’s adopted stray cat, Socks. In 2004, George W. Bush’s campaign put together a tongue-in-cheek video for the Republican National Convention seeking advice from Barney, Bush’s Scottish terrier, on how to attract the “canine vote.”
But Obama appears to be breaking ground by featuring his Portuguese water dog so prominently in official campaign advertisements and fundraising efforts, part of a broader focus on the president’s family.
oh, please, I want to see the Bo ad
This is hilarious . . ‘
I know! I probably shouldn’t repeat this but I added my own ending about mitt on the last thread..
There once was a man named Osama,whose ass was kicked by Obama. Bush failed,Obama prevailed and mitt’s taking a shite all over it. And, I said “Ewwwww, Too much information?”
Off to celebrate May Day luncheon feast with my staff in 5 hours.
Arise, you prisoners of starvation!
Arise, you wretched of the earth!
For justice thunders condemnation:
A better world’s in birth!
No more tradition’s chains shall bind us,
Arise you slaves, no more in thrall!
The earth shall rise on new foundations:
We have been nought, we shall be all!
‘Tis the final conflict,
Let each stand in his place.
The international soviet
Shall be the human race
‘Tis the final conflict,
Let each stand in his place.
The international working class
Shall be the human race
Happy May Day.
Goodness, Lilly Ledbetter is an excellent advocate. Nothing like hearing a progressive point of view in a Southern accent!
I love that PObama did this as his First Offical Act..and, it’s really come back to Grace us all!
PJ, her book is an awesome journey into a part of her life that will lift your spirit to a level of such beautiful appreciation for her life to all of us. A beautiful read: “Grace and Grit.” Lilly Ledbetter with Lanier Scottisom. Enjoy.HZ
Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the suggestion, HZ. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Might appear OT, but it really isn’t.
I have enormous respect for The Central Asia Institute and its Founder Greg Mortenson. Greg and the Institute were victims of a 60 Minutes hatchet job and were pursued in court with a wreckless suit.
Today the suit was dismissed!!!
April 30, 2012 – Lawsuit Dismissed, Mission Continues
Central Asia Institute is extremely pleased with the U.S. District Court ruling Monday dismissing the lawsuit against it, cofounder Greg Mortenson, writer David Oliver Relin and Penguin Group publishing.
In dismissing the suit U.S. District Court Judge Sam E. Haddon concluded:
“The case has been pending for almost a year. The Complaint before the Court is the fifth pleading filed. Plaintiffs have been accorded every opportunity to adequately plead a case, if one exists. Moreover, the imprecise, in part flimsy, and speculative nature of the claims and theories advanced underscore the necessary conclusion that further amendment would be futile. This case will be dismissed with prejudice.”
CAI is invigorated by the news. Greg is on his way overseas. Our dual mission continues unabated.
Yet, today’s good news should not take away from the tremendous amount of work still to be done. Millions of children in the world remain out of school due to war, religious extremism, discrimination, and poverty.
CAI has worked with communities in remote, mountainous, and often war-wracked regions for more than 15 years to build, supply, staff, and maintain over 180 schools and 30 vocational centers, and support an additional 56 schools, 20 literacy centers, eight scholarship programs, and 22 public health (potable water, midwifery, and disaster-relief) projects. No other NGO does what we do in these locales with such a small team of dedicated individuals.
Greg stands by the stories in his books.
As always, CAI staff is available to answer any questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
— Central Asia Institute
Wait, hold on there, pardner. You mean that Our Failed Media Experiment, um, failed again and smeared someone trying to do good? I’m afraid I will have to ask you to step outside!
Thanks for the Good News, Bob!
Thank you Bobfr for brining this great news to our attention. I never did give up on the great work that Greg Mortenson and the CAI. Greg has stayed true to what he believes and to the people he shares his mission with such deep love and hard work. I love what he has done and will continue to do.
May continued blessings come into his space that he may continue to share those blessings by helping others to invite those beautiful energies into their space. This would certainly be a better place for so many because of Greg’s commitment. I am grateful for his service to humanity. Blessing to you, Mr. Greg Mortenson. Another beautiful ‘angel of goodness.’HZ
My goodness gracious, CHIPSTICKS! TOD is nearly at 9.5 MILLION hits, in what, 2 weeks!? You are one busy woman!
Another grateful prayer goes up for another beautiful soul. ((((((((((((((( To Another ‘Angel of Goodness.’)))))))))))))))))))))HZ
Check out the above two blog posts and check out on the Repubs stay on message. This will be their next attack on POTUS tomorrow. Coming from the British tabloids of course. I really hate these fuckers. Sorry for the language. But I do.
I would refrain from posting RW Tabloid links here. The President already is in control of his narrative and the GOP is just flinging mud and hoping that something sticks, moving from one thing to the next week by week…
And the Daily Mail is little better than the Enquirer.
I understand that, which is why I posted the TPM blog as well. Just ignore the dailymall link and focus on the TPM link.
dailymail is a rw tabloid. fuggedaboutit
Yeah, what he said.
Get the heck outta here…Notice that the “article” is from noted Obama hater Tony Harden(?sp)…Secondly, sure were alot of Republican/former seals in that. Romney says Carter would have made the call, well Carter did and things went sour and Carter lost.
OK Chips, this is for you. Watching EuroNews right now, and they just did a short clip on Lukas Podolski joining Arsenal next season. I could swear that the newsreader called them the “Gooners”.
ROTFLMAO!!! This is a most ridiculous ad from conservatives about Mitt Romney titled “Wrongney.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
APR 30, 2012: Mitt Romney spoke to supporters at a campaign event on Monday in Portsmouth, N.H. Senator Kelly Ayotte introduced Mr. Romney.
French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande’s tax plan: 75% tax on income over 1m euros. Sounds about right to me.
The other side relies on negative ads that distort the truth—but you can out-organize them in your community: OFA.BO/mQm2Xs #SumOrg12— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 01, 2012
Thanks amk..Good Advice from PBO!
Mitt Romney spoke to supporters at a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H. democratsforprogress.com/forum/showthre…— MJG (@marjgra) May 01, 2012
Romney, the GOP and their media tools really expected @BarackObama to let them lie their way to the WH. Now they're mad that he won't.— BWD (@theonlyadult) May 01, 2012
You hit the nail right on the head, BWD.
Just signed on and reading articles, don’t know if this has already been mentioned, but I really like it:
Why Obama Owns bin Laden
He learned it early. Barack Obama is many things; among them, he is a tough and even ferocious political warrior…..
….Republicans are — forgive the cliché — shocked, shocked to discover that a presidential contender is “politicizing” an important national event. In this sense, “politicizing” might be best translated as “beating us up and we don’t have anything much to say to stop it.” The ad itself raises intriguing, substantive, legitimate questions — and the ferocious, sputtering Republican reaction is proof positive that they know it, or at least suspect it….
….The way to put oneself in a position to take the harder, more honorable political path is to argue for one’s virtues in a vigorous way. That’s what Obama has done, and is doing. There’ll be more punches coming.
I tweeted it also.
Are Jon Stewart and Arianna dating? They should be—–perfect soulmates—–the most fake of the fake “liberals” ——–seize any opportunity or tiny opening in order to criticize President Obama. Obama has never done one thing right or worthwhile in their eyes, never receives any positive recognition or praise of any kind. I detest their kind, pretending to be one thing and in truth are the exact opposite.
wanna bet stew-rat will have her as a ‘guest’ this week ? Fuck him.
No kidding! Watched his commentary tonight. Doesn’t he know that an Executive order can be overturned by the next president making any strides in LGBYT activism null and void. I am not from the US and I know that. What’s up with Stewart? Lie for laughs. We already know she is an opportunist.
Used to love Jon Stewart when Bush was President, but haven’t watched him regularly for more than a year, and I’m surprised I lasted that long. I don’t miss that little whatever one little bit.
that would be disgusting.
I don’t think that Jon would . . . no. I give him the benefit of the doubt.
Now where the heck does Chips keep that brain bleach
Inside the Mitt Smackdown
….Let’s start with the premise that absolutely any sitting President who made a high stakes choice to order a commando raid that killed one of the most notorious enemies of the United States in American history would make that decision a center point in his or her campaign for a second term. To pretend otherwise is not only ludicrous; this is actually what a president should do. So much of what goes into a presidential campaign are indiciators – some bogus, others acute – about what a president would do in impossible to foresee, high stakes moments. Obama made a high stakes call. He was proved right. And he’ll bring that before the electorate to make his argument to keep him as president…..
,,,,People don’t expect Democrats to make such brash moves on national security politics. It’s been a very long time since a Democratic president has been in a position to do it. Its aforementioned obviousness aside, it’s garnered a collective gasp from the pundit class. It was a smack right across the face of Mitt Romney right as he’s making a reasonably successful reintroduction of himself to the American people…..
“as he’s making a reasonably successful reintroduction of himself to the American people…..”
really ? was it josh who wrote that crap ?
amk, I don’t understand what you are saying. The piece was very positive about President Obama. I think Josh was saying that Romney is getting a “makeover” in the media and this punctures that balloon. Romney has indeed been trying to make himself over. I think we’ve talked about the problems that we have with the media. I thought the piece was very pro-Obama.
josh has had mittbot crush ever since the primaries were over. Yes, overall he made the point the dems aren’t afraidycats. But he had to get in his how ‘successful’ mittbot has been in his etch-a-sketch act when he should have excoriated him for his duplicity.
I never cared for tpm or josh any way. The best of that place left with Sargent.
I agree amk. The pundit class wants us to forget everything Mitt said during the primaries – pretend he didn’t say all the rw wackco stuff. Now we’re suppose to see him as some brand new candidate without a past of a week ago.
Please, Willard. Dress like this on the campaign trail. “Does anyone have any Grey Poupon?”
Then we can talk about what an out of touch, douchebag you are.
That video needs to go viral. What a snob!
Someone needs to fact check that bastard. SS is $62 trillion in debt….what the fuck is he talking about? Obama has run up more debt than any president in our history? Robme is the most ignorant asshole running for office in our lifetime.
President Obama is absolutely amazing. He lays it all out for everyone and does so repeatedly. He doesn’t fit in any category. He has his own view and that’s one of the top reasons I voted for him and have supported him. Because I trust who he is. I don’t always understand, but I trust him. Even in situations that I wonder about I feel that if I could talk to him and understand the information he had to make the decision, I would probably agree with him. I just plain trust him. Well, and love him, too!
Warrior in Chief
THE president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades….
….Ironically, the president used the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech as an occasion to articulate his philosophy of war. He made it very clear that his opposition to the Iraq war didn’t mean that he embraced pacifism — not at all….
“I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people,” the president told the Nobel committee — and the world. “For make no mistake: Evil does exist in the world. A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler’s armies. Negotiations cannot convince Al Qaeda’s leaders to lay down their arms. To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism — it is a recognition of history, the imperfections of man, and the limits of reason.”….
I found a really nice photo slideshow of Vice President Biden’s career at TPM.
Meet Joe Biden
love VP Joe Biden.
Diane Keaton must have been drunk on the Colbert Report!! She was a mess…… But she was funny.
I LOVE THE TOON BUT THEY NEED TO CUT BACK ON THE EARS…HE’S NOT PRINCE CHARLES…THANK GOODNESS!
“How Obama Suckered Romney into His Bin Laden Trap” Great analysis by Jason Easley..
” Mitt Romney fell into President Obama’s trap on Osama Bin Laden, and now the president has closed the noose and made the Republican nominee appear weak on national security.
The Obama campaign set Mitt Romney up days ago by releasing a video of former President Bill Clinton praising President Obama’s decision to go get Bin Laden.”
Oh yeah, baby. Outfoxed by our President.
Love that cartoon.
“You don’t need a weatherman to see which way the wind blows!” Remain Committed, Organize the area nearest you. OBAMA-BIDEN in 2012!
First lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a campaign stop in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, while drumming up support for her husband’s reelection bid.
Obama gave a speech at the Tucson Convention Center, according to a pool report, saying it was an honor to be in the city again since visiting in the aftermath of the January 2011 shooting at a “Congress on Your Corner” event that killed six and wounded Giffords.
“I can’t tell you how special this place is to us,” she said.
Giffords’ mother, Gloria Giffords, was in attendance. While recognizing her, Obama said she and President Barack Obama are inspired by the former congresswoman’s courage and determination in her recovery from a brain injury caused by a gunshot to the head.
“We love her and are with her, with you, with the family every step of the way,” Obama said.
She also mentioned Ron Barber, Giffords’ former district director who’s running for her seat, saying he will do a “fantastic job” representing congressional District 8 in Washington, according to the pool report.
In her speech, the first lady expressed confidence in her husband’s chances at winning the traditionally red state of Arizona in November.
“I know we are going to do it here because of people like you,” Obama told the crowd.
The Tucson stop is part of a Western campaign swing by the first lady, who continues on to Las Vegas and Albuquerque Tuesday.
Someone else up at 4:00 am? Hello Alberto
GOOD MORNING ALL…OFF TO BIBLE STUDY CLASS…WILL CATCH UP LATER…BLESSINGS!
More: MPs say Rupert Murdoch 'is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company' – @pressassoc— Breaking News UK (@BreakingNewsUK) May 01, 2012
yeah, yeah, yeah. Arrest the fucker first.
Sorry amk, I posted the same below before Isaw your post.
Hey, more, the merrier.
Supporters waited on Romney. . .
Marlz these pictures that you have posted from yesterdays event in NH for Romney are hilarious. I bet the media outnumbered the actual “supporters”
Yeah, the enthusiasm is overwhelming. I’ll bet the stories said thousands breathlessly await the great Mittster. Wouldn’t put it past media to photoshop these events to make the crowds bigger.
My tweet was just read on C-SPAN Washington Journal! It was a discussion about raising the minimum wage. Wooohooo!!!
@cspanwj Of course The Heritage Foundation doesn't want to raise the minimum wage because in their mind the working poor are trash.— (@utaustinliberal) May 01, 2012
CSPAN needs to start paying you.
I think ut is on their priority list!!
Obama’s new ad starting today in Oh, Ia. and Va
New #Obama2012 Ad that will begin airing today in IA, VA, & OH. The General Election has begun! youtu.be/R5e0QoUdPJM— (@utaustinliberal) May 01, 2012
Chrysler April US Sales Jump 20 Percent bit.ly/Iq5psD "let detroit go bankrupt" – mitt romney— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 01, 2012
This is big and needs to be disseminated all across the US even if not on Fox stations:
Rupert #Murdoch is "not a fit person to exercise stewardship" of media giant he created, #UK MPs say bbc.in/IDRpKW— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 01, 2012
So Willard and Ms. Ann ran to CBS This Morning to get softball interview from Charlie Rose. The MSM thinks they’re helping Romney by not asking him the hard questions, but the American people will not give him a pass on this. When Willard starts to stammer and stutter during the debates because he’s not used to answering hard questions and only knows how to lie, President Obama will eviscerate him and humiliate him in front of the WORLD!
But Ann says he a wild and crazy guy inside! Yeah he’s Mr. Excitement alright, I can hardly wait to hear his new and exciting plan to fix the economy.
Just saw Mitt and Ann Romney on CBS This Morning, Yes he’s still stiff, unlikeable and uncomfortable in front to the camera and, yes he was still whining about the Obama ad, and no Charlie Rose didn’t ask him to explain his comments about Bin Laden.
I thought that cool ad put out by Romney supporters were saying that cool and likeablity didn’t matter. If it don’t then why is Ann and Mitt running around trying to convince people Mitt is a likeable exciting guy.
BREAKING NEWS:Romney clan being investigated in connection with 8.5 billion ponzi scheme bit.ly/v4xmgL" ….— (@Flowinslow) May 01, 2012
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