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Rise and Shine

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Meta? I hope you appreciate that cake, I was up all night baking it. Have a perfect day ;-)

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Morning everyone, I’ll be back later today, chat away.


296 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 nintendowii10
    May 13, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers on TOD!

  2. 3 nintendowii10
    May 13, 2012 at 6:17 am

    And Happy B-day to Meta!

  3. May 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Good Morning and Happy Mother’s Day to all you Wonderful Moms. . .

  4. 6 nintendowii10
    May 13, 2012 at 6:20 am

    I’m going to post a link to a Coward Fineman op-ed, that actually PRAISES President Obama and is worth a read IMO

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/13/barack-obama-2012-campaign-republican-playbook_n_1510801.html

    • 7 57andfemale
      May 13, 2012 at 7:49 am

      You’ll have to forgive me but I found Fineman’s post dripping with sleazy sarcasm, making sure he got in every dig he could although veiled. Plus a manipulation of facts. There was a lot of good economic news last week, but if the extent of your news is reading a few op eds on the weekend you wouldn’t know that from Fineman’s post.

      Fineman’s “victory lap” frame on the anniversary of getting bin Laden was downright insulting to PBO, reducing it to a campaign stunt and ignoring that it was an actual foreign policy triumph. In fact after reading this I now know why an already sleazy HuffPo went even further into the toilet. He’s the editor and he sets the tone and quality. He’s even worse than I thought he was. He’s no lefty at all – the guy who sat at Mittens’ desk is no friend of dems.

      Thanks for this. I’m glad I read it. I need to tweet Ed and Tweety where this good ol’ boy shows up every day and let them know their shows will get turned off when his condescending mug appears. It’s terrifyingly obvious to me why the administration has such trouble getting their word out when they have to get past a filter like Fineman who allegedly speaks for our side.

      • 8 nintendowii10
        May 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

        To be fair, I’m not a fan of Fineman at all and I found his piece excellent, or I wouldn’t have linked it. His piece essentially states that President Obama is beating the Republicans at their own game, which is absolutely true.

        • 9 Diane
          May 13, 2012 at 9:00 am

          I’ve got to agree with 57–When he describes the President’s campaign as cold blooded? I would call the campaign many things, but cold blooded is not one. And personally I do not think the President is “beating the republicans at their own game.” They motivate by fear, campaign with intolerance, and legislate in ignorance. IMO the only good thing about this article is that it is found at Huff Po, and no one who takes politics seriously trusts that site anymore.

          • 10 Diane
            May 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

            Sorry 57 *she* not he

          • 11 nintendowii10
            May 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

            He is beating the Republicans at their own game, by taking the fear and intolerance away from HIS campaign. He’s taken away their claim to foreign policy with the successful bin Laden raid, he’s taken away their bleating about a failed economy with all that private sector job growth, the list goes on and on.

            Why can’t we give credit where credit is due? Fineman has been a failure in the past and I welcome the fact that he’s acknowledging President Obama’s accomplishments at ALL, or would you rather he hop on the “Obama is a sellout failure” bandwagon? We need all the help we can get in this election, even if it’s from emoprogs like Fineman. I’d rather Fineman cheer for our guy then to cheer on Mitt or a third party run from Ron Paul.

            • May 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

              I actually liked Fineman’s post. He made some excellent points about beating Republicans at their own game. Fineman pointed out how much of the election will come down to the economy which is probably true but in every other phase PBO has got the GOP back on it’s heels. What I got from this article is he seems genuinely impressed at how PBO has played his hand so far.

              • 13 nintendowii10
                May 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

                derbingle, that is my point and you worded it better than I could. I just don’t understand why others got that Fineman took cheapshots at PBO, just because he hasn’t carried water 100% for Obama in the past.

                I’m all about supporting Obama 100%, and I’m also for giving credit when credit is due. Fineman made an excellent op ed that praised the President, and most people here could only find fault as opposed to giving Fineman credit for going in the President’s corner for once.

                • 14 Chi
                  May 14, 2012 at 2:17 am

                  ‘… just because he hasn’t carried water 100% for Obama in the past…’

                  ‘…we can’t even get onboard with him because it’s not 100% “Obama rocks, woohoo…’

                  ‘… just because it’s not 100% Obama cheerleading…’

                  You really are quick to use and do employ too well the very same offensive mocking phrases the right wing/PL fling at President Obama’s supporters…

                  I always did think of you as the quintessential shit-stirrer and you always manage to prove me right again and again…

          • 15 yardarm756
            May 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

            Thiiisssss!

          • 16 glenda
            May 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

            Agree about HuffPo. But, I’m having difficulty finding one good quick source of political info when I’m short on time. Any suggestions?

        • 17 57andfemale
          May 13, 2012 at 10:27 am

          I never thought you were a fan! You linked to something important. Thanks! I totally agree about PBO beating Republicans at their own game — it was the supporting stuff that Howard framed in a really sleazy, insulting, condescending manner, IMO. The point of the article was completely justified.

      • 18 hopefruit2
        May 13, 2012 at 9:09 am

        Fineman CANNOT be 100% positive about PBO – even when he’s supposedly being positive. He always has to take a cheap shot here, a subtle dig there, while remembering to send a wink and nod to his Repub friends. I’m with 57andfemale on this one. MSNBC is overloaded with these ODS-afflicted pundits.

        • 19 nintendowii10
          May 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

          So, even when he praises the President, we can’t even get onboard with him because it’s not 100% “Obama rocks, woohoo!”

          That to me is a ridiculous standard. I’m all for giving credit when credit is due. I despise Fineman, but his op-ed he wrote for HP was good and I don’t see why people here can’t give credit where credit is due, just because it’s not 100% Obama cheerleading.

          • 20 hopefruit2
            May 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

            Nintendo I’m not going to respond to this. Have a Happy Mother’s Day.

            • 21 nintendowii10
              May 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

              At least we can disagree without being disagreeable, that is what I enjoy about this blog. :)

              • 22 Left-Indie
                May 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

                Only problem is he sees politics, like the rest of the pundits, as a game. Also, most of what Obama says about Willard is true. Rethugs lie. And one last, everytime someone mentions the state of the economy and how it hurts Obama, but doesn’t mention the treasonous handicapping of it by the rethugs, it irkes the shit out of me. When it comes to the economy, Obama is like a man running a marathon in a swimming pool.

                • 23 57andfemale
                  May 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

                  That’s it exactly.

                • May 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

                  I think that’s a good point about how the pundits never talk about the Republicans deliberate sabotaging when it comes to the economy. It’s success or failure is entirely in The President’s hands which is false. If they do want to play that game then they need to mention how this economy has rebounded thanks to the herculean efforts of PBO and in spite of unprecedented GOP obstructionism.

                  Having said that I still thought Fineman made some excellent points and wrote a very good article.

      • May 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

        Fineman’s praise for PBO is always Faint. He was the main one who tried to start the narrative that PBO would NOT run on his record. When PBO did, he was mum. I watched him the other night try to criticize Mitt and defend him at the the same time, almost hinting to Mitt’s people what they should do with his lies. I could care a whit for Fineman and his multiple sources in his head. He is disingenuous at best.

    • May 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

      I found the article informative. Learned some new things, extracting only what i need to add to my already full basket of support of the president. I think his analysis could appeal more to independent middle of the road folks, those that need to get on board the democratic train.

  5. May 13, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Happy Birthday Meta!

    Happy Mother’s Day every mom :-)

  6. 28 mtmarilyn
    May 13, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers

  7. 29 mtmarilyn
    May 13, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Happy Birthday Meta.

    Boy I didn’t expect Chips to have this up so early. I am awake rather early in MT surfing the tweets and here she is. I do hope e eryone has a wonderful day.

  8. May 13, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all TOD Mothers.

  9. 31 Suzette
    May 13, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Good morning all.

    Happy Mothers Day. Enjoy to the max.

    Happy Birthday Meta – beautiful cake and it’s a nice size to share .

  10. May 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen this photo of little Barack with his mom and grandma at his mom’s college graduation:

    http://twitpic.com/9keulc

  11. 35 Martha
    May 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Happy mothers to all mothers and happy birthday meta

  12. 36 jackiegrumbacher
    May 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Meta, have a super birthday and enjoy the best birthday cake ever, although I don’t know how you can cut into that fabulous face. You really outdid yourself, Chips. Happy Mothers Day to all, whether you are a mother or have one. This is the day to think good thoughts about the mothers we have have or had and, if you’re a mother, to put away the worries and take new joy in your children. Hope the world gives the president and his family at least this day of rest to be together and enjoy each other. Love to all.

  13. 38 pugeretto
    May 13, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers today, and meta, you have a special day…Happy Birthday to you! Sundays are also good, thanks Chips for all the great news & pictures today.

  14. 39 utaustinliberal
    May 13, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to one and all. Happy Birthday Meta. Have a delicious day.

    p.s. Chips…..did you really and truly bake that cake? This is a serious question. I need an answer…..please. :)

    • 40 globalcitizenlinda
      May 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Of course she “did bake it” – have you forgotten the photo of “her kitchen” yesterday when she was in the thick of things (wink, wink)?

      • 41 Pamela
        May 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

        And how early she signed off, saying Good Night, on a Saturday? Of course she was baking!

  15. 42 globalcitizenlinda
    May 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Happy Mother’s Day every one!

  16. 43 globalcitizenlinda
    May 13, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Happy Birthday Meta! May you have many many many more

  17. 44 utaustinliberal
    May 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

    That Obama 2012 Mother’s Day video was just so heart meltingly wonderful.

  18. 45 globalcitizenlinda
    May 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I suspect that the point that most of the Sunday political shows are going to push most this morning with try their best to create fake friction between PBO and VP. I hope I am wrong but something tells me that this is their memo this morning

  19. 46 Ceb
    May 13, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Good morning and happy Mothers Day to Chips and TOD ohana. Have a great day everyone with those that you love.
    Love the video and the picture that dotster3 provided a link to.

    PS. Let us all try to be happy, positive and supportive today. This place has been rather brutal at times this last week. Can’t we all just get along (Rodney King)?

    • 47 utaustinliberal
      May 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

      No we can’t get along. I want chocolate cake. I WANT CHOCOLATE CAKE!!!!! Why won’t you give me Chocolate Cake Ceb?!?!?! :D :D :D

      • 48 Ceb
        May 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

        ’cause my baking is worst than Chips’. Tough cookies, little one.

      • 49 hopefruit2
        May 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

        HA! UT, I’m sure there are delis down in Austin where you can get some Entenmann’s chocolate cake. No need to harass Ceb or Chips! :)

      • May 13, 2012 at 9:23 am

        OK, my dear. Here’s one I baked just for you:

        Double Chocolate Cake

        Please try to share with your neighbors!!

        • 51 utaustinliberal
          May 13, 2012 at 9:33 am

          GASP! Meta, you are an artist. I always enjoy looking at your delightful creations whenever a TODer posts a link. The cake looks absolutely yummy! Thanks. :)

        • 52 GGail
          May 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

          Happy birthday meta :-)
          You share a birth date with President & FL’s favorite musical artist…..Stevie Wonder!

          • 53 Pamela
            May 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

            Clive Barnes, and Dennis Rodman as well!

            • 54 joanshaw
              May 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm

              That cake makes me feel faint! My second daughter sent chocolate covered strawberries. They look beautiful and are HUGELY BIG! Dark chocolate. Chocolate is a family addiction.

  20. May 13, 2012 at 8:25 am

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to everyone. Special birthday wishes to meta.

  21. 56 anameti
    May 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to Mrs. Obama and all the mothers at TOD. Happy Birthday Meta! May your day be filled with Joy and many blessings, Cheers!

  22. 60 Grab a Mop Grace
    May 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Thank you, Mr. President, for the beautiful Mother’s Day wish.
    Wishing all of you Mom’s a wonderful day, and Meta a special Birthday!

    Obama/Biden 2012

  23. 61 Renegade522/AuntSis
    May 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

    “HAPPY MOTHERS DAY” to all the great Moms in TODland.

  24. 62 hopefruit2
    May 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Good Morning and Happy Mother’s Day to Chips, TOD, lurkers and everyone :)

  25. 63 Lightfoot
    May 13, 2012 at 8:40 am

    First, Happy Mothers Day to all who are mothering including men, grandma’s, auntie’s, god-mother’s, you get my drift… you know who you are. I know you, those whom some forget or get overlooked because they”re not considered “real” mommies, and sometimes all you need is an inch of recognition, a pat on the back, a thank you, something that says I notice even if it’s once in a freaking while what you mean to us, or to me. What you are doing for us, or for me, (sometimes even those same children). If only by respecting you, I will show you how I feel and acknowledge you. Ah, yes! What grand fantasies. So, rather than fantasize, I do declare today Sunday May 13th 2012, Happy Mothers Day to all those who are mothers and mothering, I comprehend. I appreciate, the ups and the downs. The incredible responsibility of having full charge over another human life’s emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, dietary, educational, ethical, etc, development — whilst trying to have a life of your own… Yet, once the little ones are grounded in your lives it’s hard to think of life without them. Joy! But take at least a moment today for yourself and do that thing you so love to do even if it’s fooling around. yeah, fooling-around. Something healthy like that, lol! :-)
    P.S.
    Remember the birth-control, unless you have other intention, well then open the flood gates. And to the republicans put an aspirin between your knees.

  26. 64 Nena20409
    May 13, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I enjoy what this site does.

    It is refreshing and up lifting. Thank you very Much.

    Happy Mom’s Day to all.

    It is absolutely sunny in MN.

  27. May 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Adding my mom’s day greetings to one and all! Just tried to call my 94 yr. old mom in Fl., but I didn’t catch her before breakfast and churchy at her sr. community center. Will catch her later to remind her again of what a great mom she was, how proud I always was of her and how happy I am to have had her in our lives all these years. I sent flowers and candy—-she doesn’t want any other “stuff” at her age. I just opened my mom’s day gifties sent by my scattered daughters and am enjoying a couple of beautiful floral arrangements that arrived yesterday. My fave gift tho was a 4 chapter book written by my 5th grade granddaughter as a project in a special program at her great Ct. school. It looks all professional like a new release from a publishing co., titled “The Adventures of Zach and Abby”. I’ve only read the “prologue” so far, and it seems to be all about the mystery of what’s behind the locked door in the closet! Hmmmmm, I wonder what it could be! :)
    Happy day to all!

    • 66 Lightfoot
      May 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

      I can actually feel your pride. Perhaps its how well you’ve articulate it, but I am happy for you and with you. I am glad you shared this, somehow it touches me. Happy mothers day to you Dotster3 and to everyone else who is a mother, has been a mother, or is mothering.
      Love,
      Lightfoot.

  28. 69 1jam4pbo
    May 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers here at TOD, a special Happy Mother’s Day to Mrs. Michelle Obama and her Mom Mrs. Robinson. Happy Birthday Meta, hope you dont mind if I stop by for a slice of that delicious cake. We have a beautiful Bright Sunshiney Day here in Jamaica hope you all have the same wherever you are. Peace and Love.

  29. 70 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Happy Birthday Meta. Now do you have the heart to cut that cake ? Where will you cut it ? Chips is sneaky, isn’t she ? :)

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Ladies and FLOTUS. Enjoy yourselves and forget the men boys today.

  30. May 13, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Oh my goodness!! Thank you, Chips, and thank you, TODville, for the really lovely birthday wishes!!!! I’m overwhelmed by the richness of your gifts. What a cake!! Not sure I can cut into that because I know the women in this crowd will be fighting over all the parts. And who can ask for anything more than PBO in the rain??!! WHOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmoms, aunts, sisters, nieces,cousins out there!! I hope you are celebrated in style now and always. Family is the most important thing. I’m soooooooo grateful for the TOD family. And I’m a little choked up over PBO’s Mother’s Day greeting. It’s simply beautiful.

  31. 78 ChristiMTL
    May 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Happy Mother’s Day TODers
    Happy birthday Meta!!

  32. 79 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Mother’s Dictionary of Meanings

    Dumbwaiter: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.

    Feedback: The inevitable result when the baby doesn’t appreciate the strained carrots.

    Full Name: What you call your child when you’re mad at him.

    Grandparents: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they’re sure you’re not raising them right.

    Hearsay: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

    Independent: How we want our children to be for as long as they do everything we say.

    Puddle: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.

    Sterilize: What you do to your first baby’s pacifier by boiling it, and to your last baby’s pacifier by blowing on it and wiping it.

    Top Bunk: Where you should never put a child wearing Superman jammies.

    Two-Minute Warning: When the baby’s face turns red and she begins to make those familiar-grunting noises.

    Whodunit: None of the kids that live in your house.

  33. 82 nintendowii10
    May 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

  34. 85 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Child Sent to Bed

    A small boy is sent to bed by his mother…

    [Five minutes later]

    “Mom…”

    “What?”

    “I’m thirsty. Can you bring me a glass of water?”

    “No. You had your chance. Lights out.”

    [Five minutes later]

    “Mom…”

    “WHAT?”

    “I’m THIRSTY…Can I have a glass of water??”

    “I told you NO! If you ask again I’ll have to spank you!!”

    [Five minutes later]

    “Mommm…”

    “WHAT??!!”

    “When you come in to spank me, can you bring me a glass of water?”

  35. 88 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Things Mom Would Never Say but kids wished that she did

    “How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?”

    “Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too”

    “Just leave all the lights on … it makes the house look more cheery”

    “Let me smell that shirt — Yeah, it’s good for another week”

    “Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I’ll be glad to feed and walk him every day”

    “The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It’s not like I’m running a prison around here.”

    “I don’t have a tissue with me … just use your sleeve”

    “Don’t bother wearing a jacket – the wind-chill is bound to improve”

  36. 90 collegekay
    May 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday Meta ;-)

  37. 91 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

    OK. Last one.

    One early morning, a lady went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It’s time to go to school!”

    Son: “But why Mom? I don’t want to go.”

    Mom: “Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go.”

    Son: “Well, the kids hate me for one, and the teachers hate me, too!”

    Mom: “Oh, that’s no reason to not to go to school. Come on now and get ready.”

    Son: “Give me two reasons why I should go to school.”

    Mom: “Well, for one, you’re 52 years old. And for another, you’re the Principal!”

  38. May 13, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all my TOD SISTERS.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Meta.
    Give a smile to each sister you see today.

  39. May 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

    • 96 anniebella
      May 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      You are so right, the Republicans talk pro family,but they don’t legislate pro family. I was reading were one of the things they want to cut is Meals on Wheels, I used to deliver Meals on Wheels, and some of those older folks really appreciate that meal. Cut things like that but don’t dare cut subsides to big oil companies. We hear people talk alot about homosexuality, how it is a sin. But I recall in the Bible were Jesus speaks of looking after the poor, the homeless, the hungry, widows, orphans, visit those who are sick, in prison. So if you do these things Jesus said you did them unto him, but if you did not these things he said he know you not and condemn you unto eternal damnation. So what Bible is the Republicans reading.

  40. May 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

  41. 102 Dudette
    May 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Beautiful video from our awesome President!

    Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
    Happy Birthday Meta!

  42. 103 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Usually fight with this guy but he makes a true observation

  43. May 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Can you all imagine Mary Maitlan as your Mother?

    You ever see that Movie- Mother Dearest?

    Oh Lordie!

  44. May 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Happy mother’s day to all the mom’s here at TOD and to Michelle Obama – mon-in-chief.

    Happy birthday Meta, have a wonderful day. God bless you all.

  45. 107 Pamela
    May 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Birthday, Meta! Happy Mother’s Day to all us mommies, mums, Mother’s, mere’s, mummies, mumsies, maman’s, mama’s, and MoMo’s! All the sweet names our children all us! Have a beautiful day!

    • 110 forus50
      May 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

      dotster: That was sooo creative AND funny and so close to true. Ferrell does Bush better than Bush.

      GWB talking about President Cheney: “I woulld be in the Oval Office hooking up the slurpee machine settling into a “Charles In Charge” marathon and that damn penguin would come waddling in and yell get your damn pants on — we’re about to bomb and blahbleebleeblahblahblah.”

      GWB: “Well, mission accomplished. Biden: “What’s that supposed to mean?” GWB: “It’s just something I have to say when a problem isn’t solved but I don’t wanna talk about it any more”.

      • 111 Cha
        May 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        Thanks for that hilarious snip, forus! I didn’t read it was from snl and was thinking it was true! That’s an awful way to think of a POTUS! roflmao!

    • May 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Best opening in weeks. The skits with Romney were boring, just like the man.

  46. 113 Pamela
    May 13, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Hey Chips, Hey everyone… Nothing to do with the campaign, but my daughter has a chance to win a place working on a team effort in the Antibes, with a spectacular diving adventure, but needs votes. I sent the link to Chips via email, hoping she will feel it’s okay to post it here on TOD! So, if it shows up, and you want to offer a vote, it would be a life changing opportunity for my girl. A great Mother’s Day gift to a wonderful daughter from her mom!

  47. 114 magapie
    May 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to ALL from Albuquerque!! (Even anneromney but just for one day ;>)) Heading to church then mother’s day brunch of mexican – new mexican—call it what you want breakfast! Flat cheese enchildas smothered with red and green, onions and a fried egg on top. Remember to ask for whole beans. If they have refried, then they probably have the predecessors back there too! unless of course you like refried…

    • 115 Dakota
      May 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Happy Mother’s Day magapie! I’m in Santa Fe. Was down in your neck of the woods yesterday. Hope you enjoyed that breakfast.

  48. 116 Robert
    May 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Good morning to everyone. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful ladies on TOD. Hope your day is spent in total relaxation with your loved ones.

  49. May 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

  50. 118 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Go Serena

  51. 121 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

  52. 122 sherijr
    May 13, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Happy Mother’s Day Everyone, have a lovely day :)

  53. May 13, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I’ve never seen this picture before; cute one of Joe Biden and Sasha

  54. 132 Cheryllou
    May 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers.

  55. May 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all!

  56. 134 anniebella
    May 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mothers out there, including my Mom. And to our lovely First Lady, First Grandma, and Dr Jill Biden, Happy Mother’s Day to you.

    • 135 anniebella
      May 13, 2012 at 10:29 am

      The Mother’s Day video from the Obama camp is very nice. Michelle is the best Mom I know, that’s nice to hear your husband say.

  57. 136 FormelyFRED
    May 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

    just wanted to log on and wish each and every ladies on this site a very Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day
    THANK YOU for what you ALL do
    until next time,
    Fred :wink:

    • 137 desertflower
      May 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you, Fred:) Thinking of you…Happy Mom’s Day to YOUR Mom!

      • May 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        Hi Fred, so good to see you here. (((((((((((((((((((( Happy Mother’s Day to you and MOM))))))))))))))))))))))))) Give her a hug from her TOD family. Hope all is going fine for you as well. Love you.HZ

  58. 139 Smoothscotch
    May 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Happy Mothers day. Have a wonderful day.

  59. 140 relellit
    May 13, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Good morning TODville

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunts, cousins, and expected mothers !

    Happy Birthday Meta

    Everyone have a nice day

  60. 141 utaustinliberal
    May 13, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Ahhh…Chips. I see it’s Sunderland vs. Manchester United today. No wonder you’re quiet. You’re probably going gaga over the squirrel on Rooney’s head.

  61. May 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Happy Happy Birthday, Meta. Thanks for all you do to help support the President. Enjoy your day.

  62. 146 joybarbados
    May 13, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Good morning to everyone and a Happy Mothers to all mothers. Also Meta, please enjoy your day and cake.

  63. 147 utaustinliberal
    May 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Wooohoooooo 2-0 Chelsea v. Blackburn. Gooooooooo BLUES!

  64. 148 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Ugandan LRA ‘commander’ seized

    A senior commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army has been captured by the Ugandan army, a spokesman has said.

    Caesar Achellam was seized on Saturday following a struggle between Ugandan soldiers and a group of 30 rebels.

    The commander, whom Ugandan officials say is a top rebel military strategist, was captured in the Central African Republic, one of several nations where the Ugandan-led LRA operates.

    The most notorious wanted LRA leader is war crimes suspect Joseph Kony.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18051522

    • 149 globalcitizenlinda
      May 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

      good news from my home country!

      this area has been very devastated by the war – you would not believe what is currently on the ground in an area which was once solid in education, agriculture, culture and trade.

      I hope the Kony is eventually captured because not only will a monster be removed from the battle field but also this would remove the excuse the current Ugandan dictator uses to hang on to power and divert mearge resources to unneccessary defense spending;

      • 150 amk for obama
        May 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

        Didn’t US send a small team of non-combat experts there to capture koni and co ? I remember the pl crowd freaking out on why Obama didn’t send a battalion or something. Teh irony.

        • 151 globalcitizenlinda
          May 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

          Yes President Obama sent 100 members of the special forces there – even months before the Kony Viral was the talk of the world. At the time the gop insulted him for it.

          A few weeks ago, I saw a story from either the BBC or AFP which had photos of the US team and their African counterparts actually tracking Kony. According to the report that accompanied the photos, the local people in the area were very grateful to the presence of the special operators and were even beginning to tentatively come out of hidding and start cultivating their fields

    • 152 desertflower
      May 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Great news! I wear my KONY 2012 bracelet on my wrist…getting lots of questions, and hoping that that madman will be caught. SOON!

  65. 153 ber6964
    May 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Good Morning and Happy Mom’s Day to all.

  66. 154 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

  67. 155 vcprezofan2
    May 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Special ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ wishes to ALL in the TOD family who ‘mother’! May your day be filled with love, laughter and happy memories, new and old!

    To those TODobots who may have lost a mother this past year, may your memories today be of the good times you shared, and may they bring peace and a special sense of closeness.

  68. 156 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

  69. 158 Don
    May 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

    The problem is that Jamie Dimon and his ilk think that the black community organizer that occupies the white house doesn’t know anything about high finance.

    • 159 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Well, Don, we know differently ….

      #PRESSON

      • 160 Ladyhawke
        May 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

        What I would like to know is how much longer is the mainstream media going to tiptoe around the fact that the Republican Party nominee for the presidency is a pathological liar. The one thing we can all be assured of is that in any op-ed, speech, tv interview, press conference (you name it), Mitt Romney will lie about something. And what I find most troubling is that he lies with such ease. It’s just a part of who he is. He has an aversion to facts. Ironically, his penchant for lying makes him the perfect candidate to represent the Republican Party. Because the thread that runs through all Republican Party political discourse is DISHONESTY.

        Mitt Romney is using his lying as a strategy to win the election. He’s trying to muddy the waters and confuse the American people. His opacity about himself is really alarming. All he does is criticize President Obama for everything. He never gives any details about what he would do differently. All we get is empty rhetoric and generalities. He says he should be elected because he was a successful businessman. Really. Has anyone heard any details about what he would do differently? Apparently, his declaration alone is supposed to be all we need to know. Specifics will be provided later, if ever. And while Mitt Romney uses smoke and mirrors and sleight of hand to trick some Americans into voting for him, the mainstream media has become his accomplice in this deception.

        Sure there have a some newspaper articles and blog posts that call into question Romney’s mendacity. But I won’t be satisfied until this issue is discussed on the Sunday Shows and the network news. For the mainstream media to look the other way because they are uncomfortable calling a politician a liar is totally unacceptable to me. A lie is a lie. The first principle of journalism is to tell the truth. The longer the media avoids calling a lie a lie the more they give Romney license to continue lying. The question remains. When will the mainstream media do their job of educating and informing the public with the facts? Inquiring minds would like to know.

        • 161 Bill
          May 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm

          Ladyhawke, well said. Your thoughts are what cross my mind everyday about the emergence of Willard in our political world.

        • 162 theo67
          May 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

          LadyHawke – you’re absolutely spot on! And NPR has become the worst offender these days, because they are shilling for Romney so openly and vigorously these past few weeks, I can’t even listen anymore. Every comment about Romney is a partial comment, omitting the most damning parts of a story, but weaving in enough facts to make the story credible. What makes me furious about NPR is that they have a lot of credibility out there, and their partial stories will deceive a lot of people. Romney is a liar, and it’s criminal that the media can be paving the way for such a dishonourable man to lead the world.

  70. 163 Don
    May 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

    David Gregory is nothing but a GOP shill.

  71. 165 amk for obama
    May 13, 2012 at 11:17 am

    QPR draws level with City @ 48.

  72. 169 Asher in Boston
    May 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Good morning and Happy Mother’s day to all mothers. Happy birthday Meta.

  73. 170 utaustinliberal
    May 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I see Jamie Dimon and all I see is a jerk who thought he was smarter than Pres. Obama and ended up losing $2B in a reckless and stupid fashion. He looks like a fool on Meet The Press.

    • 171 globalcitizenlinda
      May 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Yes, pompus Jamie Dimon was the toast of the financial sector for trash-talking PBO so I wonder how many will stand with him now as he reveals the extent of the mess (because I suspect more mess may be coming out)

      I hope that the gop and blue dog Dems who are against regulation of banks really think hard.

      I also do not understand WHY the financial sector is so against rules and regulations that would serve to weed out the crooks and streamline their industry in the long term

      • 172 Don
        May 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

        If you were a crook, why would you want to be regulated by people that are not crooks?

        • 173 joanshaw
          May 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm

          Don and others above — after reading Matt Taibbi’s “Griftopia,” I assume most of Wall Street are crooks themselves.

  74. May 13, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Happy Birthday, meta!
    Happy Mother’s Day to FLOTUS and all the mothers here at TOD.

  75. May 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Happy Born-Day Meta! Happy Mothers Day to All! Enjoy your weekend ;)

  76. 177 prettyfoot58
    May 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Happy Mothersssssssss…Day….everyone,,,,,enjoy your day….

  77. 178 prettyfoot58
    May 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Happy Birthday …Meta…Celebrateeeeeeeeeeeeeee……

  78. 179 proudmemberofglobalzero
    May 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Happy Mothers Day to all. Happy birthday to Meta too. Off to work now be back later. Love to all.

    • May 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Happy Mother’s Day to all of my TOD family. May your love be felt all over this place and with your families and friends.

      Happy Mother’s Day to All of our Military men and women who are serving us on this very day. We salute you and thank you so much.

      ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Much Appreciation to all of our Military Everywhere.))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) The month of May is National Military Appreciation Month, FLOTUS announced last week.

      Also a beautiful and Happy Birthday to you my dear Meta. ((((((((((((((((((((((((( Hugs of love to you, meta.))))))))))))))))))))))) HZ

  79. 181 prettyfoot58
    May 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Watching MHP-

    i did not know that women who gie birth in prison are shackled-….the inhumanity of how we treat our people…there is so much that i do not know….or know what to do about…

    i am so horrified at the thought of being shackled while in labor….

  80. May 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

  81. 188 utaustinliberal
    May 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Congratulations Chelsea. 2-1 against Blackburn. Gooooooo BLUES!!!!!!!

    Manchester City wins 2012 Barclays Premiere League Championship over Manchester United!!!!!!! WOOOOOOT!!!!!! Suck it Manchester United. Suck it!!!!!

    The Sky Blues CRUSH the Red Devils!

    :D :D :D :D :D

    • 189 amk for obama
      May 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      :) :) :)

      • 190 amk for obama
        May 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

        You betcha. Also. Too

      • 191 amk for obama
        May 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

        BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Etihad Stadium:

        “If you are going to wait 44 years to win the title then that was a finish worth waiting for. Manchester City were in despair at the start of stoppage time and on the highest high when it finished. Pure Premier League theatre.”

        Yup. Doesn’t get any better.

      • 192 amk for obama
        May 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

        A Wayne Rooney header looked to have handed Sir Alex Ferguson’s team a 13th Premier League title in 20 years.

        United thought they had won the title with City 2-1 behind going into injury time and their fans began to celebrate.

        But dramatic news of two late City goals silenced the United fans and the players looked on in near disbelief.

        Yup. It ain’t over until it’s over.

  82. 193 sabreen60
    May 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers.

    BTW, that’s my favorite picture of our “wet” President. In fact, I have four of those pictures as my screen savor.

  83. 194 utaustinliberal
    May 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    My BLUES – Chelsea – win against Blackburn Rovers and Man City aka the Sky Blues deny Manchester United aka Red Devils and Wayne Rooney aka Mr. Squirrel another championship.

    Today’s fan-fucking-tastic!!!!

    :D :D :D

  84. May 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day all you Motha O’s!!!! Happy BD Meta, couldn’t be a betta gettin up day! Off to see The Avengers (a Ganna day gift from my 7 year old grandson). Hmmm, that doesn’t sound quite right, now does it? Oh well, never look a gift horse in the mouth. Should be fun!!!

  85. May 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day and Mothering Day to Ms Chips and the TOD family.

  86. 197 Ladyhawke
    May 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Meta,

    Happy Birthday my dear. I hope you are having a wonderful time. Champagne and chocolate cake sounds like a great way to celebrate. I lift my glass to you on this very special day. LH

    • May 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Oooooh! So agree, Ladyhawke. In meta’s honor I say we crack open a bottle of the good stuff.

    • 199 hopefruit2
      May 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      (Lift’s glass with Ladyhawke) Here’s to meta on her 21st birthday! I think I’m going to have some cake today in honor of meta’s birthday. The problem is I am too lazy to bake one or go out and buy one. So I’ll just have to have settle for virtual cake – for now.

  87. May 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    So, Forbes Ranked Hillary THE most powerful Mom in the World.
    They Ranked Michelle 7th!

    7th???

    • 201 hopefruit2
      May 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Link? I’m curious to see who the five individuals between Hillary and Michelle were. As far as I’m concerned, the MSM has been on a tear to take FLOTUS down a peg or two with a bunch of subtly insulting articles (including that WaPo gallery we discussed yesterday). Their pushing of Ann Romney last month backfired as most of us predicted, so they’re pissed.

      But the thing we really need to keep in mind is no matter what childish antics the MSM comes up with – FLOTUS is still who she is and that can’t be taken from her.

      • May 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

        I don’t find this list insulting. It takes nothing away from our First Lady, whom I adore, to say that Hillary Clinton is more powerful. I think that’s true. It’s not a judgement of morals or character, intelligence or popularity. Hillary negotiates with world leaders on behalf of the United States. That’s powerful. The people between FlOTUS and Ms. Clinton are people like the president of Brazil, and CEOs of large corporations. This does not diminish anything Michelle Obama has done. If fact, she’s ahead of Argentina’s president, Ketherine Sebelius, and Aung San Suu Kyi. These lists are always somewhat subjective, but I don’t see any disrespect here.

        • May 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

          The fact that Chelsea Clinton is grown doesn’t take away from Hillary’s status as a mother. We are all mothers for as long as we live. The article talks about how involved she was with Chelsea’s wedding, even though far away in the midst of negotiations. I think Michelle Obama is the best FLOTUS of my lifetime in every respect (that includes Jackie Kennedy). I admire her more than I can say. I just don’t see anything wrong with this article.

        • 206 anniebella
          May 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

          Today is not to honor the most powerful Mother, but Mothers. So in my opinion it’s a stupid article, because I rather have a good Mother, than a powerful Mother.

          • May 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

            I agree. This is just one of those lists like the ones that come out every New Year. I don’t think it’s stupid or not stupid. I just didn’t think it was insulting.

            • 208 anniebella
              May 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

              My point was that Forbes wouldn’t consider my Mom powerful, but I wouldn’t trade her for any other Mom in the world. Really what Forbes are talking about is the most powerful women who happen to be Moms.

    • 209 Linda
      May 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      The article has nothing to do with be a mother….it is all about power….

      Dumb…

      • May 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

        It’s a subtle message to Her, frankly. And very insulting.
        Here is a Mother, living in the WH, as the First AA FLOTUS, raising 2 little Girls.
        And Hillary is SOS, already raised her Kid.
        This is insulting!

        • May 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

          Devalues the role of first lady of the United States, as if she doesn’t work outside the home. It is dumb. Just because she is not paid, it is not considered work? Really? She works as hard as anyone and is still a busy mother.

    • 212 anniebella
      May 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      As long as Malia and Sasha rank Michelle as number one Mother, Forbes don’t mean a thing. And Barack said she was the best Mom, to hell with Forbes.

      • 213 Left-Indie
        May 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

        Hardly insulting to FLOTUS. Hillary is powerful because of her position. Amazing when mountains arise outta mole hills.

  88. 214 meabloom
    May 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Happy Mothers Day to FLOTUS and everyone here at TOD.
    Happy Birthday Meta! Enjoy.

  89. 215 hopefruit2
    May 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  90. 217 vcprezofan2
    May 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I am doiing some investigative work – Do we have any TODobots who live in or near WACO, Texas? Is there any OFA activity in this area? I have a clued-out relative in the area that I MIGHT visit this summer so I’m curious. VC

  91. 218 desertflower
    May 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Well this is a very good Mother’s Day gift….Bush, Cheney and all the cronies have been convicted of war crimes in absentia…and the MSM is silent.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/13/george-w-bush-dick-cheney-convicted-of-war-crimes/

  92. 219 Betsy
    May 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day everyone! This mother is looking forward to my daughter’s graduation from college this coming Thursday am; 2 down (college graduates) and one to go. I’m a lucky mother.

    • 220 vcprezofan2
      May 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Yes you are; Blessings! Congratulations for your part in the ‘background’ of the upcoming graduation. ;)

      • 221 Betsy
        May 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        :D Background indeed!

        • May 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

          Beautiful Besty!!! Congratulations to your daughter. May Thursday’s celebration be filled with many joys and grateful blessings. HZ

          • 223 Betsy
            May 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

            Thank you HZ, I am so looking forward to it. I will get to see my son, too as he lives in Philly as well, so double blessings. My sister is coming down as well, so there will be 5 of us, plus her boyfriend, who will be cheering her on!!!

  93. 224 vcprezofan2
    May 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Sigh!

    A minus?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18049265

    and a plus?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18051522

    Who knows? Who really knows? Sigh!

  94. 225 kasai
    May 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day Everyone:-)

    Happy Birthday Meta….Wishing you many many more.
    Enjoy your day dear one:-)

  95. 226 desertflower
    May 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I have my beefs with Sully at times, but you can truly feel the passion and appreciation for President Obama for his SSM stance. Powerful stuff.

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/andrew-sullivan-i-never-understood-power-pr

  96. 228 desertflower
    May 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20120513/OPINION02/205130323 Good read. Talking about NC Amendment 1….and just Republicans in general now.

    The amendment could be used to strip child custody and visitation rights, property rights, end-of-life rights (wills, trusts, power of attorney), and health benefits to any unmarried partner relationship — gay or straight. The hypocrisy is obvious. Republicans claim to be the party of small government, but the reality is that they’re the party of using government when they see fit. When dealing with religious beliefs, Republicans talk about government staying out of the way. When it comes to personal choices dealing with relationships, what religion others follow, or choices about a women’s body, small government rhetoric is pushed aside and intrusive government arrives with a vengeance.

  97. 229 Tally
    May 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY META!!! Taureans FTW!!!

  98. 230 desertflower
    May 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    AMEN!!! In HIGH praise of VP BIden…the great smackdown:)

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/13/1091270/-I-m-Damned-Proud-of-Joe-Biden

    Now that the initial Great Gay Marriage Fainting Couch Rush of 2012 is in the rearview mirror, he did everybody who isn’t a Movement Conservative a big fucking favor, especially the President. This had to end. Biden, unexpected or not, popped the bullshit balloon. Everybody knows that Barack Obama is going to go down in US history as one of the best US Presidents on gay rights, and this past moment simply ices the cake on that. We have a bitter and big dollar election to win, and this is going to help re-capture some of that fire that had, inevitably, faded with the reality of governing in a wanker’s paradise where the worst of this nation hold an obstructionist veto over the best of us. The President is a good man who was stuck in a completely untenable position and everybody including the top man himself knew it. Now, he’s free of it. Now, it’s on. Any more “gaffes” like this one, and the unity that follows soon afterward might bring us that more closer to sealing the deal.

    In the whole pants shitting and noxious fainting couch kabuki theatre to follow, people, many of them millionaires who simply don’t give a rat’s ass about the massive human suffering that is going on in this country that is staring us all in the face every day, or can’t relate to it because it’s all an abstract hypothetical to them, made sure to add a running current of Very Serious ‘there he goes again, can’t control grandpa/crazy uncle Joe’. Well, I think we could use a dozen more of him, not less of him. History is going to look back on this time and see two heroes taking the nation forward.

  99. 236 Dakota
    May 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Wishing all our mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day! A very special one to Meta and a very Happy Birthday as well!

  100. 237 joybarbados
    May 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Greetings to Sue. Not sure if she is a mom, but she sure does a mom’s work daily.

    • 240 Bill R.
      May 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Luv this video. A message directed to each one of us. “Be a source of Light” Reminds me of that hymn many of us have learned. “This little Light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine” A simple, true statement of what life’s journey and real spirituality is.

    • 241 Linda
      May 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Who are those two children at about the 1 minute mark ? They look familiar but I cannot place them..

  101. May 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    And finally, I remember Barry Goldwater and although he was pretty much anathema to Democrats at the time, there were things about him that I liked…and now looking back on his words from this distance at this time, it turns out there was a lot to like.

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/13/barry-goldwaters-war-against-the-religious-right/

    • 243 desertflower
      May 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      I read this earlier. Great article…I sent it on to my favorite AZ blog…as a reminder.

  102. May 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Joe Biden is going on 2 day trip to Ohio, to talk Economy, on Thursday…
    Ummm, no interviews? LOL!

  103. 245 desertflower
    May 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Oh God, how I miss this show!!! How I miss THINKING TELEVISION! Must See.

    http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/05/a-word-or-two-for-anti-gay-republicans.html

    Thank you, LOD:) Wish you would do it again.

  104. May 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Okay, I guess that wasn’t final, because i also read and appreciated this insightful analysis of PBO’s gay marriage remarks by religion writer.

  105. May 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Governor Deval Patrick praised President Obama for his “clear and principled position” Sunday, four days after Obama became the first president to endorse same-sex marriage.

    “It’s about convictions; it’s not about politics,” Patrick said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

    The governor’s remarks are likely to be rebutted by critics who believe Obama’s announcement had a lot to do with politics

    .http://mobile.boston.com/art/35/Boston/politicalintelligence/2012/05/governor-patrick-praises-president-obama-endorsement-gay-marriage-about-convictions-not-about-politics/qExodGoP9ylCnHO1H2mxfM/index

  106. 251 desertflower
    May 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    A real Mother’s Day card to all mothers of America…not just words. Deeds.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/mothersday/affordable-care-card

  107. 252 donna dem 4 obama
    May 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Meta and Happy Mother’s Day to all our TOD Family!

    Finally, I get some me time for this weekend. Daughter-In-Law is officially a law school graduate and the in-laws are on there way back to Kansas. Life is good and I love my President and First Family.

    Happy Mother’s Day to the most AWESOME FLOTUS evahhh!!!!

  108. 253 symmetry11
    May 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Happy Mothers Day to all of the TOD moms.
    Happy Birthday, Meta! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    • 255 globalcitizenlinda
      May 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      now this cover is going to create some additional discussion about President Obama’s politically risky but morally right decision to support LGBT rights

    • 256 Linda
      May 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Tina Brown strike again….

      • May 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

        This strikes me the same way as Pres. Clinton being the first black president. Sorry, he’s not the first black president unless he’s black, and he’s not the first gay president unless he’s gay. It’s a dumb headline, I think.

        • 258 anniebella
          May 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

          I didn’t like that headline either from Newsweek. What would have been wrong with it saying the first President to ever support gay marriage. This headline sounds like a cheap ass tabloid.

      • 259 globalcitizenlinda
        May 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        what did tina brown say now?

    • May 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      He’s secure enough in his manhood to be able to stand up for women’s rights, and gay rights, all while kicking Bin Laden/ Al Queda’s ass. Can he stop the tea party madness before they destroy the country? Stay tuned folks. My money’s on Bam.

    • May 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      UPDATE: Newsweek forwards the following preview for Sullivan’s piece:

      It’s easy to write off President Obama’s announcement of his support for gay marriage as a political ploy during an election year. But don’t believe the cynics. Andrew Sullivan argues that this announcement has been in the making for years. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work.” And President Obama has much in common with the gay community. “He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,” Sullivan writes.

  109. 262 desertflower
    May 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    OH REALLY???????????????????????/

    thinkprogress Romney foreign policy adviser: “Romney doesn’t want to really engage these issues until he is in office” thkpr.gs/ISfNG9 #comforting
    about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    • 263 Dudette
      May 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Funny how Republicans think they should be entitled to getting a job without participating in the job interview process.
      Fuck all of them. I hope the American people not only resoundly reject the Cruel Clown Romney, but they throw every Republican bum out of office from dog catcher to the State Houses, to the Congress to the Senate.

      • 264 desertflower
        May 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

        Exactly. It’s because they all “forget” they work for US….I hope they ALL get a good ass kicking in Nov. They can come back when they’re serious about working for the good of the country, not the money/corporations.

    • 265 Cha
      May 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Then we’ll never hear about what drivel he has to dribble. We already kniow he’s got neocon bush failures on the payroll. Stupid f**k.

  110. 266 Tally
    May 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    • 267 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      Tally, Chips, Everyone … this one should definitely be featured in a post some time …

      #PRESSON

      • 268 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        May 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

        Fortunately, evolution works …

        #PRESSON

        • 269 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          May 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

          Dang!!!! Wrong link … sorry everyone for the double post of the (great) video …

          #PRESSON

          • 270 anniebella
            May 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

            Bobfr, Man was that great. I am going to watch that again. Like I said I am not in favor of gay marriage, but I don’t want to hear people talk like homosexuality is the only sin or abomination to God. Last time I remember marriage between a man and woman has a high divorce rate, so it seem to me one would be getting their own marriage issue straighten out first. Last time I remember alot of those people who support these Republicans hate that man in the Oval Office because he is a black man.

      • 272 desertflower
        May 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        The best. I posted the link upthread, but this is much better! MUST SEE TV!!

    • 274 Cha
      May 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks for that Tally. I’m not that into the Bible but I like that verse that goes something like..”then you will know the truth and the Truth Shall Set You Free.”! That’s one that the gops conveniently disregard. It needs to be Thumped at them.

  111. 275 FormelyFRED
    May 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    hi can anyone help me find out a link that proves that POTUS has CUT not raised taxes please? I just had to log back on,having a serious discussion with a neighbor who unfortunately watches way too much Fox “news” :roll:

    • 276 FormelyFRED
      May 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      p.s: HAPPY BIRTHDAY META and once more Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers :grin:

    • 277 desertflower
      May 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      http://www.ctj.org/obamastaxcuts.php Start here, Fred:) Need more let us know!

      • 278 desertflower
        May 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

        This should be a KEEPER for everyone…state by state breakdown

      • 279 FormelyFRED
        May 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        THANK YOU
        THANK YOU
        THAN YOU
        THANK YOU again Desert
        off to continue that discussion with the neighbor.Wish me luck.Have a wonderful Sunday Desert,you and your family and everyone here :grin:

        • 280 desertflower
          May 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

          Welcome, Fred….just remember, you can lead an elephant to water, but you can’t make them drink:) Facts are spooky things to them! Good luck!

          • May 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

            “Facts are spooky things”. I love that. Will have to borrow and use in the future.

            O/T for you, df. I was thinking about you and your hubby yesterday. Did he get a job yet? I sure hope so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • 282 desertflower
              May 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

              Borrow it, use it, say it over and over and over again. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.

              Well, funny you should ask about me and hubby:) He did start a contract job on May 1st…I didn’t want to post a gleeful tell all here just yet, for the simple fact that it IS just until August…so though this is good that he’s working, we are not out of the woods by any means yet. In order for me to breathe, he needs to be working full time, ALL THE TIME! Until that happens, I’m afraid that I’ll still be on edge and uncertain of the future.Hopefully, he can parlay this into a regular job….because of his teaching background (one of many morphs he has done) he is being trained to be an EPIC trainer…that is the paperless medical records. He will teach physicians how to use this for their Dr’s orders. He seems to enjoy it, but the medical terminology is kicking his ass a little bit:) Luckily, some nurses in his class have taken a liking to him…I told him they should be his new BFF’S…they can really help in that regard. So, we’re ok for the summer….cross your fingers and toes that this turns into a full time gig! Thanks so much for thinking of us:)

              • May 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

                Appreciate the update. It is much better news than you had for awhile. I will keep sending good vibes and prayers for things to work out full time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

        • 284 anniebella
          May 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

          FormelyFred, let me know what the neighbor has to say about the facts you present to him or her.

  112. 285 kasai
    May 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Betty White endorses Obama for re-election

    ‘Golden Girls’ actress ‘very, very much favors’ Obama for re-election

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/betty-white-endorses-obama-re-election-article-1.1077066#ixzz1umJDayvQ

  113. 287 kasai
    May 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Hey Desert:-) I love her and so glad she’s on our side.

    • 288 desertflower
      May 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Me, too:) ! Can we clone her? I would easily trade in cranky Republicans for her:) What fun!

  114. 289 vcprezofan2
    May 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Elizabeth Warren suggests Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase) should show some sense of responsibility by resigning.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014120254?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

    • 290 desertflower
      May 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      ! !!!!!!!!!! That won’t happen…but it sure did prove her point about having banks that massive….skirting the rules….they STILL don’t get it!

      • 291 vcprezofan2
        May 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        ‘That won’t happen’ – Hey, Df, a girl can dream. ;)

        Seriously, I hope all the little pieces here and there will coalesce in the minds of voters so that come November they are pretty clear who IS on their side and who promises to be on their side when he gets in office, AND vote accordingly.

  115. May 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Chairman Mike Rogers said, that administration leaked damaging info on foiled bomb plot
    Because, you know, only bad News can get leaked?
    And Bush never, ever leaked any information?
    Whatever!

    • 293 anniebella
      May 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      I am willing to bet ten dollars that Mike rogers is some Republican, ready to blame President Obama for this. And he is calling for an hearing.

  116. 295 Linda
    May 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin defended Mitt Romney against charges that a bullying episode from his time in high school is reflective of who Romney is today on CNN’s “State of the Union.” A Washington Post story on Thursday revealed an incident of bullying in which Romney forcefully cut the hair of a fellow student who was presumed to be gay. Romney has said he doesn’t remember the incident and that he was not aware of perceptions about the student’s sexual orientation.

    “There’s not a single thing that I know about Mitt Romney in his adult life which suggests this kind of discrimination or prejudice. I don’t believe it was a telling moment in terms of who he is today,” Durbin said.

    But, Durbin also noted that it’s hard to believe Romney would forget that kind of an incident. “I find it hard to believe that you couldn’t remember that kind of an episode in your life, even if it occurred in high school,” he said.

    ——

    Unbelievable…..Durbin always disappoints me.

    • 296 Cha
      May 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Durbin!? How about BULLYING? DOES A SINGLE THING REMIND YOU OF THAT? THE PATHOLOGICAL LYING..WHAT’S THAT ABOUT DURBIN? DO YOU THINK ROMNEY IS LYING WHEN HE SAYS HE DOESN’T REMEMBER?

      GET YOUR HEAD OUTTA THE SAND, DURBIN..IT’S A TOTAL TELLING MOMENT OF WHO HE IS TODAY..AND YOUR DEFENSE OF THE MONSTER SAYS MORE ABOUT YOU THAN ABOUT HIM.


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