Cool picture. How do you know which one so quick?
ObamaBot Special Laser Focus Chess.
Aaaaahhhhhh and Oooohhhhhhhhhhhh.
Love it. And he has two legends on the wall. Honest Abe and MLK Jr.
Plus he has pictures of FLOTUS and the First Daughters.
. BTW whatever happened to woot hoot? Did it fly North for the summer?
Thanks Alison. Madame Speaker I too lend my support to this pending legislation. This Issa Is An Idiot Bill is grounded in fact. All those in favor?
thinkprogress Romney on SuperPACs, Dec 20: “If we coordinate in any way whatsoever, we go to the big house.” Romney this weekend –> thkpr.gs/NnzzPb
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Yet he’s meeting with Rove in Utah….rules aren’t made for him
That “rule”, i.e., law is one ridiculous joke that is a big FU to the general public, to democracy. All they have to do is provide a closed retreat and make us PROVE that collusion occurred. Hey, it’s only a group of panelists/SNARK! Absolutely nothing else transpires after the panels are over, like in the bar, hallways, etc.
twitter not working again.. couldn’t send my tweet.. and now can’t get back on. whaaa!
Phew, I thought it was just me sherijr! What a strange day Twitter is having
Probably suffering a DDoS attack
It was Snark
as in Snark Knoller~
The Twitter appeared to be completely down starting 9 a.m. PT, but some users seem to be able to access it as of 10 a.m. PT, but not consistently. According to monitoring site Down Right Now, said there is still a “service disruption,” as of 10:15 a.m. PT.
According to the stats on Pingdom, this looks to be Twitter’s worst crash in months.
Not just you Chips!
They’re still saying “the issue has been resolved and all services are currently operational”
Oh really?…..it’s not working for me….
Ah, they just updated their status page:
The issue is on-going and engineers are working to resolve it.
I feel better lol…sorta…….
Me too, while feeling a little bad that I feel better that everyone else is suffering just the same.
Sent deal maker, amk, a note in the previous thread urging him to shove some cyber exlax across the table to the Twitter dudes he, cough cough, negotiated the ‘free tweet’ deal
I can get in but I cannot send any tweets.
It’s just not a Twittertastic Day, Donna.
Yep, the TwitterBot is broken.
thinkprogress TIP: You can access Twitter at mobile.twitter.com
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Does this work?
it does not
Obama Campaign: Romney Will Veto The DREAM Act, Full Stop
President Obama’s re-election campaign is highlighting MItt Romney’s opopsition to the DREAM Act, which he has pledged to veto, saying his softer tone on immigration can’t be trusted. Romney has not walked back his opposition to allowing young illegal immigrants who attend college a path to citizenship, but has suggested he might be open to allowing some who serve in the military some kind of residency and did not rule out keeping Obama’s recent executive order limiting deportations while he works on his own plan.
“Today, Mitt Romney told the largest national gathering of Hispanic elected officials: ‘When I make a promise to you – I will keep it,’” the Obama campaign’s director of Hispanic Press Gabriela Domenzain said in a statement. ”But in front of an audience of Republican primary voters, he called the DREAM Act a ‘handout’ and promised to veto it. Now, after seven days of refusing to say whether or not he’d repeal the Obama administration’s immigration action that prevents young people who were brought here through no fault of their own as children from being deported, we should take him at his word that he will veto the DREAM Act as president.”
… which is why we will never let Romney get anywhere near the White House, among a million other reasons I can think of, off the top of my head, too numerous to note here.
I’ll say this, it is a crying bloody shame that our President has to continually go on national teevee to get our help to pressure Congress to do their effing job. I’m to the point where I’m ready to see both Pelosi and Reid stage a great big democratic walkout and tell the repubs to kiss their asses. If we don’t vote these repubthugs out of office, we are a sorry lot.. we dems I mean- we do have the power to make this happen.
at this point I honestly believe the republicans will allow these interest rates to double merely to hurt all of us- they’ve done absolutely nothing that the majority of this country have asked them to do, why would they start now?
A million times over. If they just ALL walked out en masse and told them that until they decide they want to work for the people, not corporations that feed them money to keep the JOBS THEY REFUSE TO DO….then kiss my ass.I would cheer
Seriously df, I wonder would happen if they did just that. Finally the media would be forced to report on the facts of how the gop have obstructed every positive bill put up to help the country.
Totally agree…but it would have to be ALL of them…and as amk says…we have some spineless ones in there, that quite frankly, are just as bad as the Repubs.
I agree. It would cost the dems on some level to do such a thing.. but I wonder at this point if we should suggest to them it may well be worth the cost.. as we are fed up as a majority as to how Congress is being run these days. And the polls do tell us that the majority are not happy with Congress.
I think they have a 13% favorability rating. In other words, they suck . Dems walking wouldn’t show weakness to me, just determination to do something for the people…they could have a news conference before they walked and say why…and name every single RW obstruction since 2010…list them all off…then let everyone know that they want to get work done, but they are done dealing with these 2 year olds.
yes that would be perfect.
I am all for all the dems walking out and calling their goopers’ bluff. But that would be too much to expect from these spineless wonders called dems.
agree amk. I think protocol comes into play on something like this… the dems in Congress have always been all about the ‘rules’. Possibly its time we told them we are quite fine with them breaking the ‘rules’ to spotlight the republican destruction. If they don’t make a stand for our young college students on these interest rates.. then we really need to think about demanding they stand up.. because the republicans will never listen to us.
can someone with FB post this at Charles Pierce?
I really hate that some sites only do FB…shuts people out
I think I did that … hope I got the right Charles Pierce site.
The one on Chips’ blogroll? If that’s the one, you did it…and thanks, daisydem!
White House Stands By Holder On Fast And Furious
The White House is standing by Attorney General Eric Holder as the House prepares to vote on a resolution finding him in contempt of Congress next week for allegedly not complying with a subpoena seeking documents related to the botched ATF operation known as Fast and Furious.
“The president has full confidence in the attorney general,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday. “We have been and will continue to engage in an effort to resolve this and await a demonstration of an interest to resolve this in a way that isn’t all about political theater.”
Separately, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told reporters he thought Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was grasping for a scalp because – despite declaring Obama “one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times” – he has failed to make any big waves as chairman of the House Oversight Committee.
“I believe it’s a show of frustration on behalf of chairman Issa – that he was going to come in and get all this oversight of the Obama administration,” Hoyer told reporters, according to TPM’s Brian Beutler.
Speaker Pelosi drives to the bottom line …
Pelosi: GOP attacking Holder to suppress voters
The Associated Press
Published: Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012 – 8:52 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012 – 9:57 am
WASHINGTON — A Republican-run House committee’s vote to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress is part of GOP efforts to suppress votes in the upcoming elections, the top House Democrat said Thursday.
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/21/4579133/pelosi-gop-attacking-holder-to.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#mi_rss=Latest%20News#storylink=cpy
I certainly hope that it does EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE…and drives the voters to the polls…WE ARE SICK OF THESE GAMES! VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!!!!!!
Beckham and Eli Manning star in WH anti violence spots-
Darn it, twitter.
Time for another sing-song Proud, while we’re waiting:
I’m afraid to click it! Is that one of the earworms? Will I be singing some stupid ass song all day long in my head????
Yes, you’ll be singing it all day!
Should I post “It’s a Small World” here. Missy???? I don’t want to sing that Ding a Ling song all day
Mitt Romney said he would “replace” and “supercede” President Obama’s new mini-DREAM Act at the National Association Of Latino Elected Officials in Florida on Thursday.
“He did nothing to advance a permanent fix for our broken immigration system,” Romney said. ”The president has been seized by an overwhelming need to do what he could have done on day one, but didn’t.”
“I will put in place my own long-term order, that will replace and supersede the president’s temporary measure,” Romney added.
Who thinks this group does not know the Dream Act was filibustered in Dec.of 2010 ?
So what is his plan for immigration???? Talk and pandering is cheap.
I don’t even know what a ” long term order ” is… Sounds like he thinks he can do an executive order…..which he cannot.
….when he said the President had a huge majority for 2 years and did nothing…..yea he had majority in the house but no way in the Senate. Al Franklen wasn’t seated for months and all the blue dogs…not to mention Liberman!……He’s such a pathological liar……yuck!
The President didn’t want to do it on Day One because he thought he was working with a Congress that actually wanted to solve problems, not just win elections. That’s why this is a temporary fix – to see if congress can live up to the expectations that they are actually there to serve the country and its people – not just line their own pockets and grandstand.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned from his position on Thursday in the wake of a health scare that prompted media scrutiny.
just saw my first anti-ACA ad on CNN. My new job has a television in the break room. I don’t usually see daytime commercials. some doctor saying the new health care law may mean she mayl have to give up her patients and it would it would add to deficit…yada yada yada. I may have to start bringing in my headphones.
yeah, ACA is all about doctors and fuck the patients. She probably was skimming off the system and now is in a bind because the trough is being closed.
Ann Romney’s High Horse
Super Hit had Butorphanol, Delomidine, Romifidine, and Xylatine in its system at the time of his sale, according to court documents. Testified an expert: “In my 38 years of practice, I have never come across a drug screen such as this where the horse has been administered so many different medications at the same time.”
Ann Romney found herself briefly the subject of a lawsuit at whose core, according to court documents, was a heavily-medicated horse.
Romney and her trainers sold the horse, Super Hit, in 2008 for $125,000. And Super Hit had what a prominent veterinarian described as a staggering quantity of drugs in its system at the time of its examination before being sold, according to a toxicology report that’s part of the lawsuit over the horse’s condition.
The lawsuit, which was mentioned in a New York Times story last month, was filed in 2010 by a woman in San Diego who had bought Super Hit from Romney and her trainers, Jan and Amy Ebeling. The woman, Catherine Norris, sued Romney for fraud after the horse allegedly proved physically incapable of performing as a dressage horse.
The case with Romney was settled last September and she is no longer involved in the lawsuit.
@maddow @edshow From strapping a dog on a car's roof, to drugging a horse buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/ann-… #BullyMitt & his wife have much in common.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
these people are despicable in so many ways. no integrity whatsoever. i think there’s something stinky in that family, that will make the kennedys look like saints.
Regarding tweeter being shut down it isn’t that hard to figure out why. Whio has more followers, PBO or Romney? FLOTUS or Ann? Dems or Reps?
Where do all the facts really get exposed?
Obviously, this is all a Republican conspiracy.
What did Robney say about immigration, how was it received?
Jim Acosta Reports On Undocumented Student Who Confronted Mitt Romney Af…: http://youtu.be/RlrBnaY0XOE via @youtube
I love the understatement at the very end: “I will tell you – There were some people in this room who were disappointed…” – SOME? Well, possibly, since most everyone had no expectations to start with.
Somebody confronted Romney? Did Willard cry like a baby?
Romney: “I will stand for a path to legal status for anyone who is willing to stand up and defend this great nation through military service.”
Military service, just not for his sons!
Wasn’t that the exact point of Dream Act which his party killed ?
Yes, college degree or military service.
I guess the college thingy not good enough reason…you want to die for my lies? THAT we can talk about!
kapow and on point.
@SpeakerBoehner @EricCantor @McConnnellPress Pass critical National Security Infrastructure highway bill & student loan extension #DoYourJOB— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
Wherein Pierce observes that the Reopublicans have exposed the real reason they are going after Holder. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Why_Pelosi_Is_Correct_Today
Hey Chips – really important C Pierce item posted by japa!!
Yep, it’s #VoterSuppression
Many of us questioned the timing of car thief Issa’s ‘fast and spurious’ timing and, as noted already, Speaker Pelosi provided a direct answer – because the DoJ is going after #VoterSuppression big time.
h/t @ESQPolitics #SpeakerPelosi answered the question 'Why now, #Issa?' & #SenCornyn corroborated it esquire.com/blogs/politics… #VoterSuppression— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
@TheJusticeDept #SpeakerPelosi answered the question 'Why now, #Issa?' & #SenCornyn corroborated it esquire.com/blogs/politics… #VoterSuppression— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
TY @NancyPelosi for answering the question 'Why now, #Issa?' & #SenCornyn corroborated it esquire.com/blogs/politics… Yep, It's #VoterSuppression— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
Jigs up @SpeakerBoehner #Pelosi answered the question 'Why now, #Issa?' & #SenCornyn corroborated it esquire.com/blogs/politics… #VoterSuppression— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
Whoever didn’t see RM’s most excellent show yesterday…it is a MUST SEE!!!! She breaks things down perfectly…with some surprises
Sept. 11 Cancer Victims To Get Medical Coverage From U.S.
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Amazon deforestation at record low, data shows
Yea Twitter is working for me now…….I just retweeted Bobfr’ tweet………
Mitt Romney’s talking points about Pres. Obama’s health care plan debunked by CBO director
Top Conservative Evangelical Leader Supports New Obama Immigration Policy, Urges GOP To ‘Applaud The President’
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is launching the first in a series of television ads seeking to boost support among women.
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The ad highlights the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for women to seek the same pay as men for doing the same work. It was the first law Obama signed after taking office.
The ad says that Obama, as the son of a single mother and the father of two daughters, knows that paying women less than men is unfair and hurts families.
What a Seat in Congress Costs, By the Hour
Infographic: Top 10 States with High Concentrations of Potential Voters
The Key Part Of Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan He Won’t Tell You About
Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 06/21/2012
On immigration, Mitt Romney dodges yet again
By Greg Sargent
The other day, Mitch McConnell said that Republicans were not going to take a position on Obama’s new anti-deportation policy until Mitt Romney signaled his own stance on it, which McConnell predicted would happen at today’s speech to Hispanic elected officials. “We’re going to wait and see what Governor Romney has to say,” McConnell said.
If McConnell is hoping for more clarity than Romney has offered so far, he’s going to have to keep waiting. During his speech today, Romney again declined to say directly what he would do about Obama’s policy.
Here’s the key bit, from the prepared remarks:
Last week, the President finally offered a temporary measure that he seems to think will be just enough to get him through the election. After three and a half years of putting every issue from loan guarantees for his donors to Cash For Clunkers before immigration, now the President has been seized by an overwhelming need to do what he could have done on Day One. I think you deserve better.
Some people have asked if I will let stand the President’s executive action. The answer is that I will put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the President’s temporary measure. As President, I won’t settle for a stop-gap measure. I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution.
“He threw sand in the face of his audience, to try to make himself sound like an immigration reformer,” says Sharry, who has said positive things about Rubio’s DREAM alternative. “The best you can say about his speech is that he was saying, `I’m not the nativist I played in the primaries.’”
Good… the audience did not buy it. But someone needs to tell Sharry that Rubio NEVER had any legislation on paper….he was just giving them lip service the whole time.
Is this for REAL?
From the desk of Mitt Romney: http://t.co/Hz5llDQf— TruthTeam2012 (@truthteam2012) June 21, 2012
I doubt it is real, although there are reports that he has told Scott to lay low on the improving economy in Florida talk. So this would represent the gist of the message.
Consumer Confidence in U.S. Rises for Fourth Consecutive Week
30k Female voters in Florida will vote for the President over Robney by 3-1 margin-
This is wonderful. Please tweet this to Axelrod and Lis Smith!
I would have thought that Robney would be their sugar daddy?
New post everyone:
Ok, my new post is up on TPV. I get a little geeky: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/06/gop-should-probably-study-some-roman.html
Just read your post….very good, as usual. I must see if I can get the books you referenced at my local library in Pasadena. You would love this city, there seems to be a library on every block. When I moved here we voted that for more property taxes to fund the libraries. I was so proud of the citzens here when it passed. I was however, not pleased that they would not fund the local schools with a small increase in property taxes.
Love to visit Pasadena, but way too hot there in the summer. I like living by LAX where it’s cooler.
When Tally does her Edgar Allen Poe short plays you and the Mrs. LL must come out to San Marino, it’s was at night on a full moon and the weather was perfect…no need for a coat.
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