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May
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This and That

Donna Dem is just $125 away from her target – help!

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Friday:

9:15: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

9:30: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Minneapolis, Minnesota

11:45: Arrives Minneapolis, Minnesota

12:45: Tours Honeywell’s Golden Valley facility

1:10: Delivers remarks urging Congress to act on the ‘to do list’

2:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

2:50: Attends a campaign event

4:20: Departs Minneapolis en route Chicago

5:20: Arrives Chicago

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Link

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Nick Anderson

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On mature reflection, I’d like to apologize for using a shrub to cover Shrub’s face in the previous post. I meant no offense at all – to the shrub.

Sorry shrub.

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Chat away ;-)


338 Responses to “This and That”


  1. 5 vcprezofan2
    May 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    evening all!

    • 6 vcprezofan2
      May 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      Okay, Evening Diane! :lol: :lol: Have you been taking care of business here today?

    • May 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Second! Hellooooooooooooooooooo VC!

      • 8 LOL
        May 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

        Awww…this is an adorable picture. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this one.

      • 9 vcprezofan2
        May 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        Hi CC, and thanks! I really like this picture. Sorry I’m just popping back in. I got an unexpected visitor right after I signed in and she had time to kill as she was waiting on her child who had been dropped at some sports activity or other. How do you tell a friend, okay you can go now so I can get back to the blog? Grrr! And now I can’t stay online much longer because I have to get my stuff ready for tomorrow’s first day. Have a good night, I’m going to take a quick peek at Twitter, and I’ll catch up here on the weekend.

  2. 10 Diane
    May 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I had given up on another first…but there is always HOPE!

  3. 14 ChristiMTL
    May 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Oh Chips I love you ….LOL I meant no offense at all…to the shrub.

    • May 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Well, I did feel bad ChristiMTL, that’s a lovely shrub and I shouldn’t have been so cruel to it. :???:

      • May 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        The shrub looks so adorable and innocent. I can hear it saying, “I didn’t do it. Chips did it. She’s the one who has blood—-errrr, leaves—– all over her hands.” Shrub also looks secretly pleased to have played a key role in the comedy play of the day. Just wishes it hadn’t been such tough icky duty—– but still pretty proud.
        Should I post this?

        • May 31, 2012 at 8:07 pm

          “shrub looks so adorable and innocent”

          Dotster, when I read that first I said to myself: “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!”

          Wrong shrub, my mistake :oops:

          You’re a hoot! :lol:

  4. 18 GGail
    May 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Congrats Diane.
    Silly me, I thought I was First :lol:

    • 19 Diane
      May 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      You are first with me GGail with Carrollton family!

      • 20 GGail
        May 31, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        Ahhhh, you remember!!!!!!!
        I’m looking for my ticket for my annual Labor Day visit with my Carrollton family :-)

        • 21 Diane
          May 31, 2012 at 7:07 pm

          Depending on how long you will be here, maybe we can meet while you are here. I will be in Denver during that time also, but would love to meet a fellow TODer.

          • 22 GGail
            May 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

            Ok, I’ll be sure to let you know via TOD when I get my tickets! My 96 year old aunt Tina would be tickled to know that I have a friend in her neck of the woods.

  5. 23 Ladyhawke
    May 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    AMERICA 4 AMERICA (Actress America Ferrera was just interviewed on Rev Al. This is really good. I hope we see more of this.)

    America Ferrera Face of New Voter Outreach

    =====================================

    The new initiative, named for actress America Ferrera, who partnered with the campaign, will seek to engage young Latinos online and educate them on political issues and encourage them to vote.

    =====================================

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/thenextamerica/politics/america-ferrera-face-of-new-voter-outreach-20120531

  6. 24 donna dem 4 obama
    May 31, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Good Evening TOD

    If anyone plans to make a donation before the midnight deadline my fundraiser is mighty close to my goal. Only $135.00 to go. Me and the President would be forever grateful!

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/donnanoshock3

  7. 37 LOL
    May 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    So now that Romney has gone to Solyndra, it’s okay for us to go to all those factories Bain closed, amiright?

  8. 39 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 31, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    ALERT:

    Wisconsin Election Protection
    ALERT – We just got a very credible report of door-to-door canvassers telling voters that if the voter signed the recall petition “they already voted” and do not have to go to the polls on Tuesday. This is patently false, but we need to let EVERYONE know. Please share & remind everyone that in order for your voice to be heard you MUST vote by 6/5!!!!

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest
    #PRESSON

    • 40 pugeretto
      May 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Wow, more dirty tricks. This is going to be crazy, can’t wait until Walker is out!

    • May 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Tweet that to DWS!

    • 42 Obama Grandmama
      May 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      I also worry about the vote count accuracy after the vote. It seems there were other times there were shenanigans going on there with vote count.

      • 43 jackiegrumbacher
        May 31, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        This is a problem in Wisconsin, which is why the poll watchers have to stay in for the election counts at each polling place and then make sure that that is the count reported to the county and the state. I’m sure WI will be crawling with OFA lawyers on June 5.

    • 44 GGail
      May 31, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks Bobfr for this information. I’m gonna be on a conference call tonight at 7:30pm pst w/an OFA Director in Wisconsin and I’ll be sure to mention this because we’re gearing up to make battleground calls from tonight till Tuesday.

  9. 45 pugeretto
    May 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Chips, glad to see you are getting a grip on yourself..You must be exhausted after that last posting with all the shrubs, and funny lady faces. I think you had a great day overall-ha! Didd the “Wet One” eer show up this AM?

  10. 49 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 31, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    #BainMitt is truly a fail in every way ….

    We are going to teach him that pack of entitled wimps a lesson they will never forget.

    #PRESSON

  11. 50 vitaminlover
    May 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Thinking–all of these large sums of money coming from the Koch’s etc. Well we really have no need to be nervous or concerned because if what Willard did to Massachussetts while he was governor is any clue he ‘ll screw up these donations so badly that the GOP won’t know what hit them. AND he’ll do damage to himself and his party and followers in just a few short months. Remember Romney is not all there in the brain department and he is very very good at screwing up money-especially other people’s money because he sure isn’t going to use or share his own.

    • 51 ChristiMTL
      May 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Any amount of money, any attack ads or whatever they do means nothing………the only thing that matter is the debates between both…..even if, as expected, they ask Romney softball questions, he’s going to screw up……and he hates to be challenged, ….President Obama will crush him with his knowledge and intelligence….

    • 52 yardarm756
      May 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      I don’t think so vitaminlover. Mascots aren’t known for much other than standing in front of a crowd flapping their tongues. :-)

    • 55 vitaminlover
      May 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      For sure he is soooo self-sabotaging. He cannot help it. When the debates come ’round he will kick himself in the behind with his mouth. There will be a fresh supply of gaffes. Cannot wait.

  12. May 31, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    9:15: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

    9:30: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Minneapolis, Minnesota

    11:45: Arrives Minneapolis, Minnesota

    12:45: Tours Honeywell’s Golden Valley facility

    1:10: Delivers remarks urging Congress to act on the ‘to do list’

    2:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

    2:50: Attends a campaign event

    4:20: Departs Minneapolis en route Chicago

    5:20: Arrives Chicago

  13. 68 prettyfoot58
    May 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    ON the Serpent Handler/i think that the tea party is a manifestation of conservative movement/but the BITE is coming from Rove and his aliiers

  14. 69 ourmanflint
    May 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Ha Ha Chips we got to experience more of your destructive creativeness!!! Now I have yanked out all my shrubs to protest shrub in the White House!!! I will never look at landscaping innocently again

  15. 73 globalcitizenlinda
    May 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Just logged on and saw the “Creative shrubbing” that Chips has been engaged in today – very nicely done!!! Chips must be exhausted with all the gardening she has undertaken to plant these shrubs in the places they ought to be

  16. 74 Byo
    May 31, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Pls remove the shrub from Bush’s faces in the photos!

    • 75 ChristiMTL
      May 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Chips replied to you earlier….is it a joke?

    • 76 donna dem 4 obama
      May 31, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      That was addressed in the previous thread so to constantly post this is meaningless. It’s Chips blog. Scroll on by the thread if you don’t like it but please just let it go.

    • 77 lisalovesobama
      May 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Late to the convo. Why should Chips remove the shrub from W’s face? If you don’t like it, skip it. Seriously, get over yourself…….. Who are you anyway. I’ve never seen you here before. Inquiring minds wanna know.

    • May 31, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Please remove the horrific misery caused by W and felt all over the globe, FOREVERMORE.

      • 79 lisalovesobama
        May 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

        hahahahahhahhahahahhahahhahahahhhhahahahahhahhahahaha!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

        • 80 daisydem
          May 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

          Now there you go. If our sudden, secretive commenter will do that (and bring back the soldier’s lives including one of the first whose funeral I attended and whose bracelet I possess) then we will campaign to remove the shrub.

      • 81 nathkatun7
        May 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

        Go ahead and tell it, meta!

    • 82 LOL
      May 31, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Yawn… you know you can start your own website right?

  17. 83 globalcitizenlinda
    May 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I am sorry about being shallow but what made papa shrub were those socks?

    • 84 donna dem 4 obama
      May 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      He is a little odd….He wore purple socks I believe to some other event at the WH recently.

    • 85 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Those were witchy poo socks! The Wicked Witch of the West socks….my husband certainly likes to spice up his socks from time to time, and that’s ok….but Poppi, those socks were nasty!

      • 86 donna dem 4 obama
        May 31, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        OMG you made me LOL. That is exactly what they look like. :lol:

      • 88 daisydem
        May 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm

        Aren’t they red/white/blue? Cut him some slack. How old is he? This may be like me insisting that my hubby wear the cutesy Halloween or Christmas socks I buy for him. So we wore patriotic socks. I can’t resist socks.

        • 89 nathkatun7
          May 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm

          “Aren’t they red/white/blue?” You mean poppy Bush was being patriotic by wearing old glory on his feet?

  18. 90 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    The last debate in WI is tonight, I think:) Dying to hear something later!

  19. 98 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    http://www.politicususa.com/cnn-moves-right-loses-viewers.html

    CNN’s abandonment of news to climb in bed with the tea party has turned into an epic disaster as the network has lost 52% of its viewers.

    In a month where all three cable networks had ratings declines, no one did as badly as CNN. The network lost 52% of their total viewers (Run, Anderson, run. Imagine what a Cooper/Maddow primetime could do for MSNBC). Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room was down 46% in total viewers and 61% in the demo. How bad for have things gotten for CNN? In my recent travels, I passed through four airports, and not a single one had CNN on. The channel that I have been seeing more public televisions tuned to is The Weather Channel. Yes, even the weather is more interesting than CNN.

    CNN’s problems started when the network bosses got the bright idea that they should try to copy Fox News, and move to the right. After climbing into bed with the Tea Party Express and hiring far right wingers Erick Erickson and Dana Loesch led to the current ratings disaster, what would you expect CNN to do?

    What will TeaNN do????

    • 99 COS
      May 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Maybe this is why Wolf Blitzer pushed back on that vile, lying Trump Monday. I use to watch CNN for their news, but I only turn to the channel with the mute button on just to see what is on their crawler every morning. Like Randi Rodes says, there is no news anymore. I use to watch the nightly news every single day but I don’t do that anymore because they have gone off the rails also.

    • May 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      What will TeaNN do????

      This move to the extreme right is so strange. I remember Anderson Cooper saying one time that most of CNN’s audience were democrats and to keep that in mind when you look at a CNN poll. What the hell did they expect ? Why should we Dems stick around and listen to CNN bash the President. He also happens to be the leader of our party. CNN can kiss my azz.

    • May 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      She made a big speech to the Commonwealth Club in SF when she was here a couple of weeks ago and said the same thing. I love her confidence and determination. No equivocating from Nancy!!

      • 104 jackiegrumbacher
        May 31, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        She has to get the gavel back so we can get a Congress that works again. I so, so, so want this to happen.

  20. 105 yardarm756
    May 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Ed Schultz is on it tonight.

  21. May 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Hey Chips! You should have put a shrub on Dana Perino’s face too. She is STILL a Bush flunkie. Any logical brain farts she has is always followed up with tons of bullshit.

  22. 123 lamh35
    May 31, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    watching Something’s Gotta Give w/Nickolson, Keaton & Reeves woo Keanu Reeves look georgous in this movie…sooo hot. Anyone dare disagree

    • May 31, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Meh, he’s okay ……………… /runs for the hills :lol:

      • 125 daisydem
        May 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        I loooooooooooooove that movie; have worn my DVD copy out; need to get another; I think it is the ultimate grown-up comedy/romance movie. Keanu Reeve is good in the movie, Jack Nicholson is top-notch {as he says in one scene “top of the heap” (I know all the words/dialogue)}. Love that movie.

      • 126 lamh35
        May 31, 2012 at 9:20 pm

        oooh chips, oh no u didn’t!!!!

        LOL

    • 127 susanne
      June 1, 2012 at 2:47 am

      i have one problem with that movie: why does diane dump keanu for creeepy jack? makes no sense to me. here’s gorgeous, sweet, respectful, responsible keanu, who loves her. then there’s the schlumpy, lying, asshole jack. hmmm–which to choose? hate that part.

    • 128 TrumpDog
      June 1, 2012 at 6:11 am

      That’s one of my favorite movies!

  23. May 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    • May 31, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Have faith, TODville!!

    • 131 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great news. I called them today…she told me they were on it….

    • 132 lamh35
      May 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Does this mean that Holder is no longer chickenshit? No wait, he’s timid, no wait he’s scared…or whatever.

      If there is anything we should have learned by now, that the Obama admin does not do anything prematurely. They like to do things with read time for results and less ability of partisans to do shit to try to manipulate things.

      Good on the DOJ and AG Holder.

      • May 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        There is always a great deal happening behind the scenes. They never go public with a half-baked idea.

      • May 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm

        Yep. I just responded to someone on twitter who said the DOJ is too timid and that they only responded because of pressure from the public. I asked that person how can the DOJ be too timid when they have gone after other states for their voter ID laws? How do we forget these things so easily? And oh… the federal government responding to public pressure? Oh how horrible! Please lets go back to bold days of GWB and have the DOJ give us the finger when we cry for help.

      • 135 TrumpDog
        June 1, 2012 at 6:15 am

        Thank you. I got so sick and tired of hearing & reading that Holder has no balls, is scared, no backbone, etc. There are lots going on behind the scenes and I feel the DOJ lines things up before striking.

    • 136 jackiegrumbacher
      May 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      This is great, great news that I hope stalls the whole purging business in its track.

    • 137 xtine
      May 31, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      I bet DOJ has a keen eye on all states that passed those voter ID laws.

      • May 31, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        I’m sure they do. I’m all for people calling up the government and demanding help but let’s not distort the DOJ’s record on this.

        • 139 TrumpDog
          June 1, 2012 at 6:17 am

          ^THIS

          Perhaps if we had more thinking before doing in the last administration, we’d not have wrongly gone to war.

  24. 140 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    DoJ stomps on Rick Scott …

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/justice_department_demands_florida_stop_purging_voter_rolls.php

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest
    #PRESSON

  25. May 31, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Yes!!!!!!!!

  26. May 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    GAAAHHHHHH:

    GAHHHHHHHH.

  27. 159 ChristiMTL
    May 31, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I turned off Ed as soon as I heard that he would have the 2 haters on his show….it’s not like he doesn’t know who is dealing with, so shame on him.

    Of course West will mention his two favorite words oligarchy & plutocracy….in between bashing the President of course.

    Ok I have no memory today…..

    I’m trying to remember the ”debate” between Cornel West and (don’t remember)….it was on the Ed Show but I think it was a special segment.

    West was livid and shouting and turning red and his face was all distorted…

    Anyone remember who he was debating with?

  28. 166 Me4obama
    May 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Where the Cookies Nancy Ragan gave MittAnn from 7 Eleven stores? Paging Snark Knoller.

  29. 167 daisydem
    May 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Just got back from taking my auntie (79 years old) to the local Farmers Market (Greene Street Market) sponsored by my parish, Church of the Nativiity [we got some good stuff, including a muffaletta made in the spirit of the Central Grocery Company in NO) but I digress – as always Chips, you do the right thing. Thanks for the apology ……..to the shrub ……bwhahahahahahahaha!

  30. 168 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    #WarOnWomen is totally for real ….

    #AmericaThisIsNotATest
    #PRESSON

  31. May 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    At the CBS website

    Florida Dems push back against voter purge

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57443732-503544/florida-dems-push-back-against-voter-purge/?tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea

    I am hopeful that the message is getting out, thanks to all who posted here, sent email and tweets, made calls. This is how we move the message forward.

    • 174 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Just a reminder. WiW has posted on her site the teams in each state that have agreed to push back on the lies and distortions coming out this election season. We need to WORK IT! Lots of new faces here lately, because our Chips is a rockstar, so get involved, get busy any way you can. So many people here, so much important info posted here, we all need to engage any way we can. We don’t get a do over. We don’t get to say that we wished we worked just a little harder. This is our moment, this is our time, to move this country in the direction it was destined to be moved! Let’s do this thing!!!

      WiW…maybe you could explain for the newcomers how they go about listing themselves in your state by state pushback. This is our own grassroots movement. LTE’s, media sites, state blogs, Tweeting, emails etc….all to get the message out and correct the lies and push the truth about this incredible President…..All Hands On Deck!

      • May 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm

        “our Chips is a rockstar” :cool:

        See, that’s the only part of that outstanding comment I picked out, it’s an ego thing. :lol:

        • 176 desertflower
          May 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm

          Bet your eyes zoomed right in on that, didn’t they! ( It’s true…the rock star part:)

        • 177 nathkatun7
          May 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

          You see Chips, Like Muhammad Ali said, when you are actually the greatest you and your fans earn the right to say so loudly. So, it’s not “an ego thing.” It’s telling the truth,

          • May 31, 2012 at 10:14 pm

            You’re way too kind nathkatun7, speaking of the (two) greatests:

            • May 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm

              WOW, that’s such a beautiful photo.

            • 181 nathkatun7
              June 1, 2012 at 4:49 am

              Thank you very much Chips, for this award. It means a great deal to me since I greatly admire and respect both men. I am also very appreciative because I always come here very late– usually when Amk is going to bed or is waking up — which means that I probably will never make it to being first! After all, I am basically on the Mexican border which means I am probably more than12hrs behind Amk.

              Just to let you know, that photo brought back memories. In the late 1970’s, I was blessed to be able to meet, shake hands, and take a picture, with Muhammad Ali. He was, at the time, still quite young ( I was too) and in top form. Despite all his bravados before the cameras, in person he was genuinely one of the nicest, humble, and down to earth famous people I’ve met. It appears that the President felt the same way as I did when I got to shake his hand.

              Thank you for running the best blog! I especially enjoy the mixture of humor and seriousness by you and all the very smart people who post comments here. I read everything. But since I am so longwinded I try to discipline my self not to comment all the time so as not take up valuable space; unless of course i feel passionately about an issue being discussed.

              As we used to say in my younger days, Keep on Keeping on! And never lose or compromise your passion and your sense of humor!

  32. 182 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2012/05/pac-on-romney-we-intend-to-sink-him.html

    Here’s what staffer Kirk Clay says about them in an article titled The New Majority is the future, and the future has arrived.
    Today, PAC+, a new national network of leaders focused on democratizing money and politics to give voice to America’s New Majority, will launch a television advertising campaign targeted at the Latino electorate. This is PAC+’s first ad in Arizona, the center of the right wing’s attack on Latinos, and the fastest growing sector of the New American Majority. The ad will be the first Latino-focused ad by an independent group this cycle…

    “Romney has acknowledged that ‘he’s sunk’ if he can’t make inroads with Latinos. We intend to sink him, and to get the rest of the progressive community to join us,” said Steve Phillips, Chairman of PAC+…

    “PAC+ will not allow Romney’s history of and continued disrespect of contributions of Latinos to our nation to be erased like an Etch a Sketch by his handlers, especially vis-à-vis Latino voters. Romney’s words reflect his values and Latino voters must know what he truly thinks about the community and with whom he associates himself,” said Phillips. “PAC+’s ad will remind voters of this important fact.”

    Game On, Shitster!

    • 183 Smoothscotch
      June 1, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Indeed, and it’s about time. How many times do you have to be bitch slapped before you get the message? Where the hell is the Asian community,they are not exempt. As for that poll being bandied about women voters have increased their support for repubs, therefore RObme, I don’t believe it, women are not stupid.(well not the majority of us).

  33. May 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Tavis and Cornell on the Ed Show.
    Out of everybody, I despise these two the most!!!
    Sour grapes written all over them!

  34. 185 yardarm756
    May 31, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    For once I agree with the thrust of West/Smiley dialog. Pretty much on point.

    • May 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Not exactly! Misdirected anger. They think the President is to blame for the Poor woes.
      It’s not true… They always say, they wish their was a third choice.
      So, if you think they were on point…???

      • 187 yardarm756
        May 31, 2012 at 10:52 pm

        I didn’t interpret it that way. I’ve been watching these dudes for a looong time and even heard Corny preach in Chicago. Make no mistake, these two have an agenda. All I’m saying is today they were markedly toned down and their subject was undeniable. As always it lacked a potential solution.
        I think they just want to be invited to the WH to boost their street creds.

    • 188 isonprize
      May 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Hey yardarm. I’m curious as to what you agree with. I’m not where I can see or hear Travesty and Corny…

      • 189 yardarm756
        May 31, 2012 at 10:56 pm

        I only agree with the content. They were also less abrasive and angry. I still don’t care for them very much cause to me they remind me of hustlers tryin’ to boost their street cred.

        • 190 isonprize
          May 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm

          What was the content? I have always remembered something my sweet mama used to say :”Remember, even a broken clock is right twice a day”

  35. 192 4morefor44
    May 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    in case snark knoller reads here – prez obama portrait cost to taxpayer: $51,211. prez bush: priceless.

  36. 194 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    These people are truly evil …

  37. 195 donna dem 4 obama
    May 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I have to share a story with you all.

    This morning I had a doctor’s appointment for test. In the waiting room there were many people and we were all watching the tv that had some magazine show playing. On comes a scene from Jon Stewart’s show with FLOTUS. Of course the part that they chose to show was him talking about the President’s pot smoking years as a teenager. I apparently instinctively started shaking my head in disgust (I didn’t watch that interview because I cannot stand Jon Stewart). Now that waiting room was a melting pot of America. We had old, young, middle age, Black, White, Asian and Hispanic all waiting to have our test done.

    An older white woman sitting next to me leaned over and said, “they must thing we are stupid”. I just smiled in response. Then a middle-age black man sitting across from me said, “we know the deal” and then winked at me :) The Hispanic woman to my right said, “they need to leave that man alone. He is doing a good job.” The Asian couple shook their heads in the affirmative and go back to reading their newspaper.

    Now granted I was in the bluest of blue Washington, DC but my point of telling this story is that the public is paying attention and they aren’t buying our lazy, sloppy, good for nothing medias spin.

    When I went in the back to have my test the technician said to me, “you know most people don’t come in here with a smile on their face. What’s got you in such a good mood”? I said, Oh nothing I just love my fellow Americans…he thought I was loony. Oh well….

    • 196 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Great day you had, donna! I think that most of America knows exactly the same thing that the waiting room knows……

      • 197 0388jojothecat
        May 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

        That made my awful day much better. When you think that you’d had enough with humanity…..then you hear stories like this that bring you back to loving your fellow man, knowing that there a really a small number of truely batshit crazy out there and that’s why they get noticed.

    • 198 amk for obama
      May 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      :)

    • May 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      WOOOOOOTTTT!! LOVE, love, love this story, Donna. If you just watch TV and the nasty pundits, you would never realize what is really going on out there. Rational people from diverse backgrounds get it.

      Thanks so much for posting this.

    • 200 Pamela
      May 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Loony can be good, DD4O, and it never hurst to spread the joy! I am thankful to hear this story, many people here, of all ages, feel the same about our PBO, he is making a difference, and it shows! Dinner time!

      • 201 donna dem 4 obama
        May 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm

        And the next time you come to DC you have to let me know… I’d love to meet you!!!

        • 202 Pamela
          May 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm

          And I to meet you! I had only 3 days, 2 of which were family parties, the 3rd day small scale, family but resting a bit for the flight home. I hadn’t been out for 2 years, there was so much I wanted to do, but it just wasn’t possible. {{{{{{{dd4o}}}}}}}

    • 203 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Niiiice. Thanks for sharing that. :mrgreen:

    • 204 jackiegrumbacher
      May 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Great story, Donna. Hope the test went well.

    • 205 nathkatun7
      May 31, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you Donna for sharing this story! These are the kinds of uplifting stories that will never be covered by the unethical MSM that are so obsessed with polls and manufacturing controversy.

  38. 206 amk for obama
    May 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    LOL. Chips, you are mean. That last thread was hilarious. Of course, the shrub is offended.

    GM folks.

  39. 246 Pamela
    May 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Would anyone of you dear TODObots care to hear how much I love, Love, l.o.v.e, LOVE my copy of American Grown, by none other than our very own FLOTUS, which just arrived in today’s mail? Well, speak up! And Chipsticks, you are more than my hero today, the touch-ups on those photos is a classic act of dedication! Hats off to YOU, dear, your artistic streak is admirable! (Take that Karl Rove, you dumb ef-f’er) :lol:

    • 247 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      My student gave me a BN gift card…are there recipes in there? I collect recipes and cookbooks…..would love to snag this if you tell me its fabulous, then I’ll get it:)

      • May 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        There are recipes and from what I’ve seen previewed, the photos are stunning.

      • 249 Pamela
        May 31, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        It is a “MUST HAVE”, and I don’t even cook anymore! Trust me on this one, totally collectible! But useful, an exquisite publication!

    • May 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      I must buy that very soon.

      • 251 taiping1
        May 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm

        Beautifully done; great information about the garden, stunning photos, and great stories about garden projects throughout the country. Highlights people who work in the garden; WH staff volunteer once a week in the mornings, a real community effort. What I love about the First Family is their dedication to service and improving our communities. Such a contrast to the negativity of the Romneys.

    • 252 anniebella
      May 31, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      Pamela, I have got to get that book. I hear their are recipes in the book and I would love to try some of them. Also I want a garden so bad, but I can’t tend to it like I want too.

  40. 253 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 31, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Either it’s late or CNN has decided not to live stream the Barrett kicking Walker’s butt show …

  41. 262 donna dem 4 obama
    May 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Ding, Ding, Ding!!!!

    I just past my fundraising goal of $12,500.00.

    Celabrate good times come on.

    On behalf of the Obama Campaign I thank you all very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. 282 Michele
    May 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I believe it starts as 10pm est..

  43. 283 Pamela
    May 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Hmmm, this post never arrived in my email box, wonder what that is about? Had to come looking for y’all…..

  44. May 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    What struck me today at the WH event was the vast difference in personalities between W and PBO. W is loud, full of bluster and that jaw tick he has is GROSS. His arrogance is in full display. PBO is so elegant and calm and grounded. He speaks in poetry compared to the blurting and butchering of the language from W. I had a terrible time watching him and couldn’t stand more than 5 minutes. UGH. UGHHHHHHH.

    • 285 donna dem 4 obama
      May 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      I wanted to watch but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I followed the blogging here at TOD and that was enough for me. I just cannot stand that man. I’ll never forget that he had my sons and nephew over there fighting in that illegal war. I thank God everyday that they made it back safe and sound and no thanks to that criminal.

      • May 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm

        Honestly, I wish I’d skipped it. W is just a despicable human being and he had a room full of sycophants hooting and hollering for him. I feel like I’m going to have nightmares. Sickening.

      • 287 PoliticalJunkessa
        May 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm

        I couldn’t watch either, and I don’t think I ever will. So glad your family made it back safe. So many lives were lost and this asshole had the nerve to joke about not finding weapons of mass destruction under a table. SMDH.

      • 288 desertflower
        May 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        I hear you. My nephew as well….he is safely home now, but so many are not. Because of him.

  45. 289 lamh35
    May 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    ThinkProgress ‏@thinkprogress

    Florida now has just 7 days to stop the voter purge or face near certain legal action from the Justice Department http://thkpr.gs/KP4aSY

  46. 300 lamh35
    May 31, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Here is the letter from the DOJ to Florida Elections..

  47. 301 Ladyhawke
    May 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Not-Breaking: Romney Lies

    ——————————

    Given that Romney has so little material with which to criticize President Obama, it looks like he is going to try to fall back on the whole “stimulus dollars to Solyndra deal.” Michael Grunwald, who has just finished writing a book about Obama’s stimulus, points out the lies.

    I’ve written about this before, and I’ll write about it again, but so far there have been fewer Solyndra-type failures than Congress expected. The Energy Department’s controversial loan program has billions in excess reserves. The stimulus did not just promote one company or one technology or one pathway towards a clean-energy economy; it invested in all kinds of alternatives to fossil fuels, so they could battle it out in the marketplace.

    You’d think that someone who constantly touts his experience in the “free enterprise system” would have a clue about this kind of thing. I suspect that Romney actually does. But honesty about that doesn’t seem to be part of his repertoire.

    ——————————–

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2012/05/not-breaking-romney-lies.html

  48. 302 lamh35
    May 31, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Obama Camp Hits Back Over Romney’s ‘F’ Grade

    The Obama campaign has responded to a CBS News interview with Mitt Romney in which the Governor gave President Obama an ‘F’ grade on foreign policy, despite the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    “Governor Romney’s comment assigning a grade to President Obama’s foreign policy is just as misguided and misinformed as his statement about Russia being our top geopolitical foe,” said Ambassador Tim Roemer, a former ambassador to India, in an emailed statement. ”

    Since taking office, President Obama has responsibly ended the war in Iraq; decimated al-Qaeda’s leadership, including Osama bin Laden; is winding down the war in Afghanistan; reduced the threat of nuclear weapons; strengthened our alliances; increased our exports overseas, creating jobs here at home; and led the world in putting crippling sanctions on Iran,” Roemer added. “Gov. Romney is out of the mainstream even of his own party on foreign policy, and many prominent Republican experts have recognized President Obama’s accomplishments on these issues.”

    • 303 0388jojothecat
      May 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Crap, what grade would Robme give GW Bush……Robme is just flapping his lips saying nothing.

    • 304 Cha
      May 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks, lamh! I saw a comment under there that said he was happy how fast the response was from the O Team.

  49. 305 donna dem 4 obama
    May 31, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    My cousin got to meet POTUS on his trip to Afghanistan earlier this month. Can you tell she was thrilled!

    • May 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Ah Donna, my heart is singing!!! What a gorgeous picture, thrilled for your cousin!

    • 307 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      May 31, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      That’s a great picture. You and she must be thrilled! Congratulations to your cousin. She has a beautiful smile :)

    • May 31, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      OMG, that’s fantastic!! She’s a beauty!!

    • 309 amk for obama
      May 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      What a lucky family. One gets to speak to him and other goes one up and gets to see him in person.

      And she is cute too. (wifey unit away to attend her cousin’s marriage, so it’s all cool)

      • 310 donna dem 4 obama
        May 31, 2012 at 10:03 pm

        “wifey unit away”…Amk, you keep me in laughter :) …thank you for being YOU!

        • 311 amk for obama
          May 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

          You laugh now. I am going to be in severe pain when she returns and reads this.

          Note to self – Must borrow snarkknoller’s redenculous hat.

    • 312 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      She’s beautiful and BEAMING!

    • 313 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      History! Beautiful pic!

    • 314 jackiegrumbacher
      May 31, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      Donna, all I can say is Wow! And then Wow? again. By the way, your cousin is beautiful.

    • 315 Pamela
      May 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Please thank her for her service, May God Bless Her!

    • 316 donna dem 4 obama
      May 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks everyone! She is a real sweetheart and we miss her dearly. She has 4 more months and then she’ll be home for good.

      BTW Dellia is an identical twin so there are two beauties in that family.

      • 317 amk for obama
        May 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm

        She has an identical twin ? Oh, my. How much more luckier could your family get ? :)

      • 318 0388jojothecat
        May 31, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        She is so lucky to meet her CIC. I know your family will be so happy and relieved to have her home safe and sound with family, four months will fly by so fast.

    • 319 nathkatun7
      May 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      That’s a fabulous photo, Donna! From that smile of hers she looks like a wonderful people person to hang out with. Thank your cousin Dellia for her service! We pray for her safe return home soon.

    • 320 Cha
      June 1, 2012 at 12:01 am

      LUCKY DAWG, YOUR COUSIN, DONNA NO SHOCK!! CONGRATS & FELICITATIONS FROM ME!

  50. 321 Pamela
    May 31, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Dear amk, you will be pleased to know the new book by FLOTUS, American Grown, is packed with fabulous photos of food, wonderful recipes, and the loveliest of all ladies, Michelle Obama. My, oh, my, talk about photos to please the eye, she is fabulously beautiful working in that garden! :)

  51. 327 lamh35
    May 31, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    So the rehabilitation of John Edwards by the old Edward supporters began right after the verdicts were read.

    Wonder how soon will he begin running for office again and how soon the donations will begin to pour in again.

    I don’t really care that Edwards was a cheatin’ scum, I don’t even care if he gave his jump off a job, but the idea that John Edwards and later on Elizabeth Edwards was perfectly comfortable running for President in today’s political climate with the shit on their backs pisses me off to no end and if that makes me unforgiving then too bad. I mean even after he ended his campaign, the Edwards camp was still lobbying Obama for his endorsement and to be on the ticket.

    So sorry, F’em. Dont’ think he deserved to go to prison, but have no interest in seeing in public office anytime soon (His press conference at the end was basically a campaign speech)

    • 328 isonprize
      May 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      what was the verdict for John Edwards?

    • 331 Cha
      June 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

      That’s exactly how so many peeps I know and have read on the nets feel about John and Elizabeth..how could they endanger their country for their egos? And, then you have the die hard Edwards’ supporters who just hate PObama and say the vilest firebagger slurs about him but love them some John Edwards.

  52. May 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Wow, check out our gorgeous FLOTUS:

  53. May 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Byron did some actual reporting-

    Obama to push veterans jobs initiative
    By BYRON TAU | 5/31/12 8:00 PM EDT
    President Obama will travel to Golden Valley, Minnesota on Friday to announce an executive action aimed at helping veterans find jobs, the White House announced.

    “As thousands of our servicemen and women return from the end of the war in Iraq and the start of a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan, now more than ever we must fulfill our duty to them,” the White House said in a statement.

    Obama will also call on Congress to take up his Veterans Job Corp legislation — a proposal he first outlined in his January State of the Union address. Both efforts are aimed at helping veterans returning from war readjust to civilian life, by helping them find civilian employment.

    Veterans issues have been an top priority for the administration and campaign, with the Chicago-based reelect accusing Obama’s Republican rival Mitt Romney of failing to offer a plan to help returning veterans — a charge the Romney campaign strongly denied.

    According to the administration, Obama’s new initiative will give up to 126,000 service members a shot at employment in the manufacturing sector, by helping them get credentials and certification for various manufacturing positions that are in demand across industries.

    The latest initiative is part of the Obama administration’s “We Can’t Wait” campaign against congressional inaction and paralysis — vowing to use executive orders and administration directives to circumvent the legislative gridlock when Congress won’t act.

  54. May 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Gd night to Chips and the TOD family. My visit to this sight has not been as frequent as before because my work life is now extremely demanding. But please know that I pray for this family, and PBO and his family every day. I want to encourage you all to keep on working for PBO’s re-election. I have no doubt that he will be re-elected in a landslide victory on November 6th. God has his back and yours.

    And Chips, you are doing such a brilliant job with this blog. Even with the awesome task of promoting PBO’s re-election, you always find humorous ways to lift our spirit. The shrub pictures today were hilarious. Thank you so much for the stress buster.


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