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Heads up: Top Cops (11:15 ET)

11:15 ET Pres Obama and VP Biden honor the 2012 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners.

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  1. 1 amk for obama
    May 12, 2012 at 11:16 am

    A ha.

    Now grant my wish.

  2. 2 Melanie
    May 12, 2012 at 11:16 am

    OMG PBO has on a dark tan/brown suit??? I love it!!!

  3. 8 utaustinliberal
    May 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Why isn’t the WH covering this LIVE? And C-SPAN isn’t covering it?

  4. 9 Melanie
    May 12, 2012 at 11:19 am

    CNN now

  5. 10 hopefruit2
    May 12, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Omg..doesn’t PBO look dashing in his brown suit n tie?!?!?!? Oh my…oh my…

  6. 11 utaustinliberal
    May 12, 2012 at 11:19 am
    • 12 hopefruit2
      May 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

      He must be talking to Bristol Palin!

      • 13 amk for obama
        May 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

        lmao. Niiice.

      • 14 anniebella
        May 12, 2012 at 11:32 am

        hopefruit2, how about that? Was he talking about Bristol Palin? That is such a stupid comment, but what else do we expect from Mitt Romney. He didn’t get where he is on hard work along, being born with a silver spoon stuck up his behind help him also.

    • 15 Linda
      May 12, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Funny how Mary and Joesph were NOT married when Mary became Pregnant……

      Just saying….Luke 1:34-40

    • 19 Jax6655
      May 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      You know what’s funniest about this? No one will be able to fly an airplane over PBO’s head to retaliate. *secure airspace*

      Bwa-ha-ha!

    • 20 happynappy
      May 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      I am Mittens (Romney that is)


I am Mittens a bully and a flip flopper
      I wonder why so many poor,gay, lesbian, black and white americans want to pick on me
      
I hear always“Mittens you have too much money”
I see nothing wrong with tax benefits for the rich
      I want to be President so damn bad I can taste it
      I am Mittens, a bully and a flip flopper



      I pretend to care about the average and poor when i really don’t give a damn
      
I feel like everybody ought to pull themselves up…….even if it means borrowing from your parents
      
I touch little poor kids and think “ewwww, how disgusting”
      
I worry that I won’t get in the White House…. You know it’s my turn
      
I cry when i think about that skinny ass Obama sleeping in my bedroom

      I am Mittens, a bully and a flip flopper

      


I understand that it’s okay to change your views on all issues when you think it benefits you
      
I say things like “let Detroit go bankrupt”, “I’m for universal healthcare”, and just like that, i change my mind…..It’s so much fun
      I dream that all rich people get an even bigger tax break , cause God knows they need it
      
I try to really stay in character, but it’s so much fun making an ass of myself
      
I hope that America votes me in as their next president

      I am Mittens, a bully and a flip flopper.



  7. May 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    GOOODDDD Morning you O’s!!!! It’s a rainy getting up day in the Chi-town area this morning, but a great one none-the-less. We’re bracing for the NATO convention here at the end of the week. Many traffic changes, public transportation re-routes, and a sense of nervousness. I think that for the most part things will go smoothly, most people who want to make a statement will do so peacefully. There will always be those agitators who only want to raise a ruckus. They’d rather make their protest more about themselves, than their issue. Chicago is prime for this as we’re still known for the Democratic convention that got out of hand in the ’60s. That was clearly an overreaction by the authorities. Hopefully, this will go off without a hitch. FLOTUS is taking visiting wives of dignitaries to see the South Shore Drill Team at the Coleman center on the south side of Chicago. My granddaughter was a member of this team and they are phenomenal.

    • 23 relellit
      May 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      cookemom
      I’m hoping it goes without a problem too.

      The South Shore Drill Team are fantastic. Maybe the next set of dignitaries can get to see the Jessie White Tumblers too.
      The rain has kept me from doing my grocery shopping. Maybe tommorow. LOL

  8. 24 hopefruit2
    May 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    A baby keeps coughing – poor lil’ thing!

  9. 25 sherijr
    May 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I’m so inspired for this day.. listening to both FLOTUS & POTUS is the perfect way to begin any day :)

  10. 27 utaustinliberal
    May 12, 2012 at 11:34 am

    As requested by GlobalCitizenLinda. :D

    • May 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Great request from GlobalCitizenLinda and wonderful of you, uta, to tweet it!

    • 29 hopefruit2
      May 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    • 30 amk for obama
      May 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      How was the crowd reception ?

      Hopefully someone will do a vid mishmash of the hairdresser vs Flotus speeches.

      • 31 utaustinliberal
        May 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        It was blah. They weren’t really applauding or whooping. But whenever he mentioned “Freedom” and “Marriage Must ONLY Be Between A Man And Woman” They cheered loudly because you know, “Freedom” belongs only to bigoted homophobes.

  11. May 12, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Being in Twitmo (Twitter jail) sucks. If I was talking with you, I got locked up. Catch you this afternoon.

    Tan looks great on PBO – hell, anything does. RMoney is boring, dull and a pathological liar. Expect only that from him and he never disappoints. The debates are coming Willard – that’s your judgement day, for sure.

    #FORWARD

  12. 35 nospin
    May 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Oh Crikey

    Excerpts from Mitt’s speech at Liberty – —

    “In some ways, it is fitting that I share this distinction with Truett Cathy. The Romney campaign comes to a sudden stop when we spot a Chick-fil-A. Your chicken sandwiches were our comfort food through the primary season, and there were days that we needed a lot of comforting. So, Truett, thank you and congratulations on your well-deserved honor today.

    I will always remember his (Jerry Falwell’s) cheerful good humor and selflessness. Several years ago, in my home, my wife and I were posing for a picture together with him. We wanted him to be in the center of the photo, but he insisted that Ann be in the middle, with he and I on the sides. He explained, by pointing to me and himself, “You see, Christ died between two thieves.”

    Oh the irony

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-full-text-of-mitt-romneys-liberty-university-commencement-address-2012-5#ixzz1ufePuaPe

    I can hardly wait until the debates.

    • 36 utaustinliberal
      May 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Hahahahahahahaha…….I am so tweeting this.

    • 37 desertflower
      May 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Will repost here:

      The mention of Chik Fil A is talking in code to these folks. They are religious and totally AGAINST equality for gays. They will never get my business. They are even closed on Sunday.

      http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/03/01/435395/chick-fil-a-tries-to-mask-anti-gay-record-as-northeastern-university-rejects-contract/

      • 38 nospin
        May 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

        Are you serious? It is really a code? Say it isn’t so desertflower.. . . I love there fresh sqeezed lemonade.

        Please say it isn’t so. Gahhh!!!!

      • 40 hopefruit2
        May 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

        I didn’t realize Chick Fil A was dogwhistle homophobia! Thanks df for letting us know. No wonder there are so many of those in FL.

        • 41 nospin
          May 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

          I just thought Chick Fil-A was a healthier option than Wendy’s and McDonalds, you get great service and the food tastes better. I figured it was great for employees that they don’t work on a Sunday because everyone deserves time spent with family.

          But the link deserflower provided shows that they are also anti – religion meaning, discrimination in hiring practices/franchises against any group that are not Christians or have no religion at all AND employees are required to participate in their retreats. That is dead wrong.

          I can’t believe it. Who thinks this stuff up? I mean it is straight crazy.

          • 42 hopefruit2
            May 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

            Well, as long as the focus remains on just the AA community, all of this can continue relatively unnoticed and therefore, unchallenged. Black Pastors need to clean up their act for sure – but they’re not the only ones.

            • 43 nospin
              May 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

              hopefruit2 – I can’t lie. There are churches I absolutely refuse to walk into. There are churches where during a sermon I get up, pick my stuff up, gather my kids and leave or stand up and argue with the Pastor while he is on the pulpit during Sunday morning service but I have NEVER thought about this type of situation. I knew about Focus on the Family, Jerry Falwell and his ilk etc. But this is absolutely nuts. I mean I knew they were “off” and didn’t represent my views on faith but what the heck? What kind of person comes up with a plan to set up restaurants to infringe upon the rights of others and discriminate or set up controls based on their own world view?

              You are right that all this needs to be brought out in the open. I had absolutely no idea. none.

              Thanks again desertflower.

              • 44 hopefruit2
                May 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

                I grew up Catholic and there were all kinds of bigotry – some of which codified into rules. In my Catholic high school for example, female teachers who got pregnant out of wedlock were fired, but male teachers who fathered children out of wedlock were allowed to continue.

                And I’m sure this sexism is still going on in certain orthodox churches.

      • May 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

        Love those waffle potato fries and the spicy deluxe chicken sandwich.

    • 46 57andfemale
      May 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      I’d be embarrassed for him if I didn’t know what a sociopathic monster he is.

  13. May 12, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Poor me not able to watch CNN on IPad. I can only hope some one will post POTUS new look.

  14. 48 Linda
    May 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Jonathon Capehart just mocked what our President is wearing .

    ” A brown suit with a yellow tie “? ” Come on man “.

    • 49 Jessica
      May 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

      The tie is gold. But whatevs.

    • 50 nospin
      May 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

      well Johnathon — wives/girlfriends/significant other’s will be gifting the brown suit and tie to their partners. :-)

    • 51 utaustinliberal
      May 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

      It was said in jest. I thought what Capehart said was funny. He didn’t say it maliciously. The suit is nice but it isn’t well fitted. PBO is slim. The suit should have been styled the way his other suits are.

      • 52 hopefruit2
        May 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

        I like it! I thought it fit him well :) If PBO wears a Mumu to work it would look great. Just my biased 2 cents on My President :)

        • 53 prettyfoot58
          May 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

          from being barechested…in a sarong…to that brown suit…amazing …

          • 54 Ceb
            May 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

            I am waiting to see him bare-chested in a sarong. He rocked it in his 20’s and he can still rock it in his 50’s.

    • 55 anniebella
      May 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Linda, that’s fine, everyone doesn’t have to like what he wears.

      • 56 anniebella
        May 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

        He would look better than Capehart, even if it was a polka dot suit. Ha, Ha Jonathan.

        • 57 HZ
          May 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

          Anniebella, I like Capehart also, but he really need to be quiet on the fashion designer’s topic. I would love to tell Jonathan a few things about dressing.

          POB will look good with a towel draped over his shoulder and we all would go crazy in a second. Jonathan? I Do Not Think So. Some things are left unspoken.

          Plus, POB has worn brown suits less because he loves his blues. He had a brwon suit a couple of Easters ago, and you could tell that he did not like how he felt in that colour for a suit., however, remember our POTUS does not like to waste. He may have purchased the suit, or a designer gift to try out, and he graciously accept, and he wear it once in a while. Remember, he told us and FLOTUS has told us, POB is not into clothes. He can wear something forever, and still feel great to his core. I love that about him.

          Just relax, Mr. President, and show up in some fine “Presidential Shorts” anyday for us. Just fine with us. I have my supply of cocoa butter, ladies. Ready for the spring and summer activities. HZ

  15. 58 lisalovesobama
    May 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    So. I missed everything. :(

  16. 59 Bill R.
    May 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Flotus will speak at Oregon State University (where her brother is BB coach) commencement in June. Looking forward to that!

  17. May 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hmm.

    Anybody else open their random Pandora soundtrack this morning to… “Born This Way”? ;) :D

    Funny coincidence, anyway.

    Immediately followed, by the way, by “We Found Love in a Hopeless Place.”

    Sung by Glee and Rihanna, respectively.

  18. 63 anniebella
    May 12, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I hope Chipstick will have FLOTUS speech at N.C. A&T today.

  19. 64 amk for obama
    May 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    welcome to the real campaign mittbot

  20. 66 utaustinliberal
    May 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    • 67 globalcitizenlinda
      May 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      mitt the entitled lying, bullying thief did not see that indeed these were to proven thieves standing on either side.

      who writes his speeches who could not see that mitt’s history at bain was actually theft from the workers and the prior owners of the companies that he dissolved? even falwell is a thief who steal from the poor who tune into his bigotry and donate to his money-making companies

  21. 68 hopefruit2
    May 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    • 69 Don
      May 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      7 Points behind in Texas! My god, how do you lose Texas?

    • 70 globalcitizenlinda
      May 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      i wish Team Obama would go ALL OUT and compete in as mnay states as possible – yes including TX. i want a win that will scar the gop bigots for a generation

  22. 71 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    A reminder …

    #PRESSON

  23. 72 desertflower
    May 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Add condescending to Mitt’s resume. I would NEVER hire this guy.

    thinkprogress Romney says Bank of America protesters are too young to “really understand how the economy works…and what banks do” thkpr.gs/IZiI4p
    6 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  24. 74 desertflower
    May 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    thinkprogress In 2004, Mitt Romney argued that a dead straight parent is better than a live gay one thkpr.gs/KRVFKA
    about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    This is a vile man.

    • 77 desertflower
      May 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      I saw that:) ROTFLMAO

    • 78 LunarSea
      May 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      because he’ll fail if he challenged PBO on policy or accomplishments.

      More distraction by his high school campaign team. Hopefully people won’t take the bait and cause it to be the new meme. I never quite know anymore.

    • 79 globalcitizenlinda
      May 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      how many ordinary Americans know what a waterskiing competition is? next ann will be challenging FLOTUS to a horse dancing competition! these rich people are out of touch

    • 80 anniebella
      May 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Grow up Mitt, you’re 65 years old, act like it. You’re not the 18 year old who held down that teenager and cut his hair off.

    • 83 Cha
      May 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      PObama has a country to run and mad World Community Organizing skills to hone.. he’s too busy to suffer fools. willard will get his turn in the debates.

  25. May 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    POTUS must have gotten that Tan In Nevada.
    Or he went to the wh tanning booth, right near Jake Flappers office!

    • 85 globalcitizenlinda
      May 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      remember PBO spent the past few days in CA and NV both of which are sunny places – guess his body is responding to the sun

  26. May 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    What does Jake Crapper say about Robney Speech?

  27. 87 desertflower
    May 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Rachel spoke about this last night, and I thought she did a great job. This is a BFD

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/05/11/health_care_game_changer.html

    The Obama administration will soon announce $1.3 billion in rebate checks to nearly 16 million Americans from health insurance companies.

    Mark Halperin: “From almost the moment the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a “ObamaCare”) was signed into law, the administration has been playing defense… But the rebate provision of the law — the fruits of the so-called ’80/20 rule’ — is about to kick in big time, as millions of Americans receive rebate checks or premium reductions from insurance companies who have failed to spend enough on patient care. This cash could be a true game changer in public attitudes about whether the law actually is beneficial and good public policy.”

    The best thing is…the rebate explanation says that this rebate is due to the Affordable Care Act:)

    • May 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Agree. Great job with the way she presented it.

    • 89 prettyfoot58
      May 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      i have a question….

      i get my health care thru my employer…altho i do pay a premium…who gets the rebate check…me or my employer…

      • 90 desertflower
        May 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

        Good question. See if healthcare.gov has any info on that.

        • 91 prettyfoot58
          May 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

          i scoured the site…it does not say…or at least i can’t find it…so much info..oooooooweeee…will check with HR on Monday…

    • 92 nathkatun7
      May 13, 2012 at 12:18 am

      I’ve already gotten a premium deduction of $36.00 a month on my senior supplemental insurance. This means that I am going to save $432.00 a year. On top of that, I am paying 50% less on prescription drugs. To be honest, I am so puzzled when I hear that senior citizens are against OBAMA CARES. The ACA is really benefiting senior citizens.

  28. 95 amk for obama
    May 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    When will the campaign start using the phrase vulture capitalism of the hair-cropper ? I think since it gained traction even among rethugs during the primary klowns show, it would play very well in GE.

    Hire me, Plouffe.

    • 96 globalcitizenlinda
      May 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      AMK, you and the rest of us President Obama defenders are already on the Team Obama payroll except that our total cost figure is filed under the world’s good works at zero charge

  29. 99 hopefruit2
    May 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm
  30. 103 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Just saw the “Forward” ad on my t.v.– on a channel OTHER than MSNBC! It looks good on the internet, but it looks FABULOUS on the t.v. screen. It’s powerful, but calming at the same time. So different from the GOP ads. Wooooooooot! GOBAMA!

  31. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    May 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm
  32. 105 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Willard speaking at Liberty is oddly fascinating to me. That’s one crazy institution and Willard is so creepy, I wonder if he will truly be accepted by those grads. As a run of the mill evangelical student, I would absolutely hate if he were my commencement speaker. I would feel so gypped, lol! I can’t wait to see what the fallout will be. Maybe I’ll do some internet snooping….

  33. 106 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Ha, I love the caption accompanying this photo from Liberty commencement today:

    “Graduating students process at the commencement ceremony at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia May 12, 2012. Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will deliver the keynote address during the ceremony. Liberty University, founded by the late television evangelist Jerry Falwell, is a bastion for conservative Christian thought. Its theology students are taught that Mormonism – Romney’s religion – is a cult.”

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/02qxdiS86JdBZ?__site=daylife

    • 107 utaustinliberal
      May 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Hahahahahahahahahahaha……sweet…sweet irony.

    • May 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Romney is getting played. Liberty is not going to stop teaching that and Mitt is totally blind to it.

    • 111 Cha
      May 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      A bastion for Liars’ and Haters’ Thought Control. If they think Mormonism is a cult why would they have the head Mormon there?

      So he can tell them if they have a child before they get married they’re going to be poor? huh? Just how dumb is this Mormon?

  34. 112 utaustinliberal
    May 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    • May 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      I’m also glad to see Rachel being very competitive against Hannity.

    • 114 Linda
      May 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Murdoch own the company that makes the ratings boxes on TV’s.

    • 115 daisydem
      May 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      The thought of John King being crushed … well, it has made my day! I will go plant shopping with a livelier step: John King’s interview of Dick Cheney shortly after the inauguration of our esteemed President was the day I turned off CNN never to return. John King – crushed ….- like a bug, yeah, sounds good to me.

  35. 116 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/0d5M2o50QzfsH?__site=daylife

    “Mitt Romney (L), U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor wipes a tear as he is introduced to speak at the Liberty University commencement ceremony at in Lynchburg, Virginia May 12, 2012. At right is Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. Liberty University, founded by the late television evangelist Jerry Falwell, is a bastion for conservative Christian thought. Its theology students are taught that Mormonism – Romney’s religion – is a cult.”

    —————————-

    I totally wouldn’t be surprised to see Willard have a “born again” moment sometime during the course of the campaign… :roll:

    • May 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      “I totally wouldn’t be surprised to see Willard have a “born again” moment sometime during the course of the campaign… ”

      You think he’s going to travel to Damascus ?

    • 118 globalcitizenlinda
      May 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      are the tears coming because he knows deep down that he is the right place with his fellow bigots who are like him lying that they are happy to have him in their midst?

  36. 119 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    My President does indeed look smashing in his tan suit :-D . Smiles all around.

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/088NbErfgWcSE?__site=daylife

  37. 138 amk for obama
    May 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm
  38. 140 utaustinliberal
    May 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm
  39. 143 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    A perfect storm of bigotry, hypocrisy and irony ….

    #PRESSON

    • 144 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Sharing with a few of our friends …

      #PRESSON

  40. 145 amk for obama
    May 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    In 2004, while serving the one term he served as governor of Massachusetts, Willard Romney decided that he would remake the culture of state politics by remaking the composition of the state legislature. He put the prestige of his office, and his personal credibility, which at that time was considerable, behind a slate of 131 Republican legislative candidates. He and the state GOP put together a $3 million direct-mail campaign. It was by far the most vigorous attempt by a Republican governor to reconfigure state politics in anyone’s memory.

    He failed.

    Then he quit.

    As recounted in the Boston Globe’s exhaustive series in 2007, shortly after his effort augered in — the Republicans wound up losing two seats in the Massachusetts House and one in the state senate — Romney met with the newspaper’s editorial board and told the board that he was finished doing anything for any other Republicans ever again.

    “From now on,” the newspaper reported, “it’s me-me-me.”

    Nobody who watched him use Massachusetts as a stepladder to where he is today can be surprised that, today, we have two garish examples of the fact that, for all his success in business and his well-manicured family raised on his well-manicured lawns, Romney is essentially an entitled fopdoodle who divides the world into two classes, Himself and The Help, and who is running for president because his golden life has taught him the essential lesson that there is nothing in the world he can’t charm and/or money-whip into his pocket if he really, really wants it.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/mitt-romney-bully-8732543#ixzz1ug1OxsiR

    A very good read.

  41. May 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    The talk about chik-fil-A’s religious practices and questionable donations (and Hobby Lobby, both of which I knew about) made me check on other religious affiliated businesses. Here is an interesting list, with some surprises. One of the most senseless—-defense industry Trijicon, which was inscribing coded biblical references on high powered rifle sights used by U.S. military—-because who wouldn’t want a bible verse on a gun that kills? U.S. military was unaware of practice and said it violated U.S. military rules. Patronize, or not, depending on your views. People need to be aware of whom they’re supporting though. Timberland at least used their religious views for good.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/17-big-companies-that-are-intensely-religious-2012-1?op=1

    • May 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Also right below this list is another which is former products with an “eco” reputation which have all been bought by large corps. Clorox owns Burts Bees??? (and adds to my fear that one day there will just be one large corp.)

  42. 149 amk for obama
    May 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    • 150 anniebella
      May 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      If anyone is crazy enough to believe Mitt Romney, then they are a dam fool. This crisis this country was in didn’t happen overnight and it won’t be fix overnight. And please tell me how could the economy be fix, with the Republicans obstruction.The Republicans obstruct, block, sabotage, filibuster, they did everything they could to keep this economy from recovering, and now this lying Mitt Romney is spreading more lies. I would be ashame to be a Republican today.

  43. 151 utaustinliberal
    May 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    PBO, VP Biden, and VP Biden’s son Hunter are on a golfing trip.

    • 152 hopefruit2
      May 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      But I thought they were in huge rift! That’s what Tweety told me.

      • 153 Linda
        May 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        That entire segment was nothing more than inside the beltway gossip….from men.

        I work with all men…..they are the worst gossips and tattlers.

    • 154 globalcitizenlinda
      May 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      well, maybe what is “really” happening on the golf course is an old-fashioned fist fight – the MSM will give the final score of blows landed and missed by each of the three participants

  44. 155 amk for obama
    May 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm
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  46. 158 amk for obama
    May 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm
  47. 160 Ladyhawke
    May 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Bullies, Bashing and the GOP

    by Leo Soderman

    —————————————-

    If you want to see how the man’s character has developed, you need to look at more than just his high school years. He protested in favor of the Vietnam War, then got himself moved to France to avoid the draft. His time at Bain Capital, where he made his money buying, then dismantling businesses, pocketing the profits while moving jobs offshore and putting Americans out of work. Or his battle with and elimination of a Massachusetts state-sponsored group that worked to educate against gay bullying. You can look at his current focus at cutting the taxes on the wealthy, while increasing them on the poor. There are plenty of things you can point to that show where his thinking has “evolved”. You don’t need to extrapolate it from his behavior as a teen.

    But there is a pattern here. And in that sense, there is some value to knowing about this incident. Romney has always been couched in privilege. And from that privilege comes arrogance and a sense of entitlement. It comes with the perception that those who are different must be made to toe the line. And that getting ahead, getting your own way, takes precedence over the welfare of others. In other words, he acts like a bully.

    Today, that bullying is in the form of money. He will spend as much as it takes to get himself the nomination, and if he can, the Presidency.

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    http://www.editedforclarity.com/2012/05/10/bullies-bashing-and-the-gop/

  48. 161 hopefruit2
    May 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Wanna bet we’re going to see an MSM article about PBO’s new look today?

    I’m betting $10. that by Wednesday next week – we will have seen the article (Internet/print) or cable TV segment. If I win the bet, then the other person has to donate $10.00 to PBO’s re-election fund. If I lose the bet, then I have to donate $10. to PBO’s re-election fund.


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