….. chat away.
nice pic Chips
See OMF, PBO can’t Tweet either:
So, we’re not alone.
He’s such a great guy. Sigh.
Tied for first LL
And unlike golf, there’s no playoff!
fix that twitter machine and hello everybody!
Ok, while Twitter is being fixed, I shall continue planning my wine trip to Paso Robles next month. One of the wineries saw my tweet, loved my avatar, and said I’d have to let them know when wifey and I will be stopping by.
Which wineries are planning to visit?
Mostly on 46W, some east of the 101. Plotting it out right now. Peachy Canyon, because they tweeted me. Treana. I love Paso Robles, because most of the wineries either have complimentary tasting, or charge only $5 for tasting. Much better than Napa.
If you’re a fan of Syrah or Grenache/Mourvèdre blends, check out Alban or Saxum.
Ooooh, thanks. Off to look now.
I’ve only tasted, don’t know if they are open to public.
nope, they’re not. At least they’re not listed on the pasowine website.
Oooh, bummer. Well, I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time!
Saw that …. Peachy Canyon if I remember correctly, LL. Some really good Zin in them their hills
Haven’t been tasting there in 3 years, so it’s time for a trip back. It’s a wonderful drive up from L.A.
You’re right about that. It’s a beautiful drive. Have a wonderful time.
I thought that was so nice of them…they sounded like they were expecting you…with open arms!
I know! I was so shocked. Dr. Venture opens doors.
I guess so! They appreciated the Dr!
Hello Pamela happy midday to you all. Really muggy smog alert in Toronto
Back atcha, ourmanflint. Congrats on your “first”.
I keep forgetting that you’re in my backyard, OMF. I’m planning a trip to Texas in July and, though a couple of friends suggest I’m crazy to do so, it can’t be any worse than this. BTW, congrats on getting to 1st!
Whats wrong with twitter? Is it down?
Yes it is. And we’re all in a tizzy.
@whitehouse @TheJusticeDept GOP elected officials are intentionally harming our National Security & the lives of millions of Americans. FACT— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
Have no intention of allowing the #InaugurationInsurgency to hide …
Wow, meta did break twitter, just when I was going to check out the whole universe…so thanks for this Chips, how do I keep this live so I can see all comments…I know..learning curve problems.
2008: Darrell Issa Voted “YES” to Fund Project Gunrunner & Merida Initiative.
The notion that Darrell Issa had never heard of Project Gunrunner is bullsh!t since Issa voted “yes” to specifically fund Project Gunrunner in 2008.
They have the entire timeline ….
A little missive to the DoJ …
@TheJusticeDept #Issa voted yes in 2008 for 'gun runner' tinyurl.com/6utn26u Started his witch hunt only AFTER DoJ ended it. Why?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
More info on this rat bastard
Another Republican crook whose money and contacts protect him from persecution, persecuting the innocent!
Issa is a crook. He is the one who need to be investigated. And his sorry ass kick out of Congress.
and won’t it be fun to watch?!! remember when newter was drummed out of congress? oh, the joy!
WOW. When Twitter gets back to life…this needs to get everywhere! Including the MSM!!! And asked why a bunch of rag tag bloggers need to DO THEIR JOBS FOR THEM!!!
love the last paragraph–’and why isn’t the media reporting this?’ like they’re not the media?
Thanks, Linda, this was a great article with full explanations. I wish the media would cover it more. I did see a good Stephen Colbert episode that simplified it nicely this week.
Good for you pointing that out for us, Linda!
Hi Joan K. Good to see you.
Thanks for the link, Linda. I listened to Diane Rheme(sp) Show today on NPR. Not a single panelist or caller offered that important fact.
Oh, and who was in the WH at that time, oh yes, it was President Cheney, worlds biggest war-monger…
what’s going on with Twitter?
Anyone know what’s going on with Twitter?
They claim to be down (and working on it to restore service).
Like a few of my fellow TODers, methinks the timing is suspect.
Likely denial of service attack …
I am in negotiations to buy out twitter. Since they are not playing, this is my greenmail tactic.
Get a move on amk: buy it, fix it!
Why ? The whole idea of disruption to make them play ball on my terms.
Hold on a sec. I gotta take this call. “Yes, karl ?”
Your greenmail tactic is poorly timed, Bro. This is my first/only work at home day for the longest while!!! I am not amused.
Well, you can’t make omelet without breaking the eggs and all that.
Next time break your eggs at a more convenient time, (for me) okay?
Hey TOD family. Only caught the last few minutes of Romney’s lying speech. I had to laugh at his hair. Looked like he’d been shocked. And boy is he lousy as using a teleprompter. What a douche.
Twitter, can you hear us?
Romney’s Great Utah Adventure: The Guest List and Schedule Leaks Out
1. James A. Baker III
2. Former Minnesota Senator Norman Coleman
3. Tennessee senator Bob Corker
4. Weekly Standard editor and co-founder Bill Kristol,
5. Former Utah governor Mike Leavitt.
6. John McCain
7. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
8. CEO of Hewlett Packard Meg Whitman
9. Billionaire financier Ken Langone,
10. Rep. Paul Ryan
11. Sen. John Thune.
12. GOP attorney Ben Ginsberg
13. Weekly Standard and Fox contributor Fred Barnes
14. GOP strategist Mary Matalin
15. Condoleezza Rice
16. Ann Romney
17. Former Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill
18. Jeb Bush
19. Rob Portman
20. Bob McDonnell
21. Tim Pawlenty
22. Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu
23. Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets
This is quite a little party he has going on. The most newsworthy issue I see is in this paragraph:
“Then, “Media insight” will feature Romney counsel and longtime GOP attorney Ben Ginsberg; Fred Barnes and Kristol, editors and co-founders of The Weekly Standard; GOP strategist Mary Matalin; and Bush strategist and American Crossroads founder, Karl Rove.”
Whoa….Romney is co-ordinating with Rove ?
Just noticed……NO Marco Rubio ?
I noticed that too Linda, every VP contender is in attendance.
Hehehe…Rubio has become so angry lately, because PBO stole his VP ticket by announcing his immigration policy.
But SuperPacs don’t coordinate, right.
Assure you Anita, just as soon as Twitter is repaired you’ll see this appear ….
@davidaxelrod So, leader of the PAC, #Rove is openly participating at a #BainMitt fund raising shindig http://tinyurl.com/6q9z4m9 Hmmm
Mr Axelrod will not be the only recipient, I assure you, the FEC and DoJ will receive their own personal missives
@davidaxelrod So, leader of the PAC, #Rove is openly participating at a #BainMitt fund raising shindig tinyurl.com/6q9z4m9 Hmmm— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
Wait. It’s still not working for me.
Working for me
@FECupdates @whitehouse So, leader of the PAC, #Rove is openly participating at a #BainMitt fund raising shindig tinyurl.com/6q9z4m9 Hmmm— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
I’m sure you’ll be back in full swing soon, Chips
Twitter is working for me too.
Dorothy Hamill? Never knew she was a republican. All these pundits like Mary Matalin should not be allowed to spout their hate and GOP talking points on tv. And isn’t it against the law for Romney to be coordinating with Rove?
Sad to see Dorothy Hamill on that list.
I thought that about Dorothy Hamill too. I always loved the haircut she had that would look so great when she would tip her head back on her spins.
Don’t be….Do you remember the AA figure staker Debi Thomas? Well Dorothy Hamill always gave negative remarks about her. I think she was one of the judges either during the olympic trials or the winter olympics and DH was pulling for the Russion skaters over Debi Thomas the AA USA skater. It was so obvious that someone must have told her people were complaining and she started saying a few nice things about Debi. Of course Debi handled it with such grace because she went on to Stanford and on to medical school. Dorothy Hamil is some washed up has been olympic skater as her only claim to fame.
Also sad about that—–but after checking, I see she grew up in ultra-wealthy Greenwich, Ct.—-saw some photo where she’s giving Laura Bush a lifetime achievement award——had at least a financial relationship with Pat Robertson—horrors—-sold Ice Capades to his Family Entertainment empire. Is on 3rd marriage. One daughter from 2nd marriage. Still wonder what she’s doing on that despicable list—-maybe she’s getting paid big bucks to be a speaker——-but still—-on a list of haters. Gross.
Time to organize a Jets boycott! Either that or a Jets Players for Obama/Biden.
Giants fan myself…been boycotting them for years:)
thats quite a smarmy little group he’s put together.
What a yucky group of people. Condoleeza Rice should be ashamed of herself.
She’ll probably be the first one to get into the hot tub. UGH.
While I want to be gracious and say that everyone has a right to his/her political leanings and to go where you think the power is, the other part of me wants to demand that she turn in her official Black Girl card. How an educated woman who has lived through the last 50+ years in this country, raised in the South during some of its most turbulent times and is very aware of history, can still support and work to advance the republican cause, especially since the few moderates have fallen to the Tea party thugs. She is on the wrong side of history. Hope she comes to her senses before she becaomes even more of a sad joke.
she’d loooove to be vp, and has already shown she’ll do and say anything to stay in bed with these pukes.
John Sununu is a name that should raise hairs on the back of the necks of the 99%…..
A rogue’s gallery, ugh!
A Gallery of , Narcississtic, Sociopathic Patological LIARS. The LIARS CLUB.
Who knew Dorothy Hamil was a brainwashed idiot?
Mitt Romney may be known to most people in the country as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, the former governor of Massachusetts and the co-founder of Bain Capital. But in his own heart, he’s just an author. And he’s self-employed.
When people donate more than $200 to a candidate or committee, they are required to provide a bit of personal information for the Federal Elections Commission: name, address, occupation and employer go along with how much money they donate.
According to his June campaign filing, Romney and his wife, Ann, each donated $2,500 to the Romney for Victory Committee — a joint fundraising account for the campaign and the Republican National Committee — which was then transferred to Romney for President on May 15.
Ann, who has been outspoken about her stay-at-home-mom status, not surprisingly lists herself as a “homemaker.”
Romney, however, lists himself as “self-employed.” His occupation? “Author.”
The former governor is now apparently digging deeper into his passion for writing, since on his 2011 income tax return, he listed a broader principal profession: “independent artists, writers, performers.”
In June 2011, however, Romney told a group of unemployed Floridians that he was “also unemployed.”
Looks like he’s gotten back on his feet in the past year.
Some friends you all are! Or rather, I fell right back into my usual pre-working days pattern of rambling on to myself while the group moves on. Some things just don’t change.
we didn’t see you back there…feel free to ramble again
Good Morning/Afternoon Chips any my TOD Family. I am back to calm today. I have a Big Thank You first to our beautiful Chipsticks.
Chips thank you for giving me the opportunity to do my First fundraiser here with those I love so much. I am so excited to tell you all what just happen. I submitted my page to OFA on June 19th, and being that is my first doing an individual fundraiser( I donate monthly personally) this brought up so many new questions and learning experiencing. Oh, I started my page on the June 9th and had reached my first goal in less than 24hrs. , and the entire thing in 9 days. Thanks so much donors. I love you all.
My first goal was 250.00, then 350.00 and then our wonderful amk for obama encouraged me to raise it as well as meta and cookemom. So I did. I finally set it at $444.00(4 more for # 44.) and finally I raised $509.00. thanks to my TOD family. You all are soooooooooooooooo wonderful to this little senior.
As I was calling a few minutes ago, I spoke with a 76 year old beautiful young lady, and she said, “HZ, you have inspired me to do this.” She said that as soon as she finishes her duties at OFA today, she will be going home and starting a fundraiser page!. Isn’t that exciting? I am so elated.
So with Chips permission, I hope to do another one maybe smaller. So thank you to all who donated to my page. I sent out all of my thank you notes as the donations came in. So (((((((((((((((((((( Thank You All So Much))))))))))))))))) for putting your arms around me and making this a first and great experience for me. I love you Chips and my beautiful TOD family. I also gave a shout out for our site. She was impressed.
So I am calm not. I hope everything gets reported at their office and I will get a receipt. Did I do everything correctly?
Thank you soooooooooooo much Chips.HZ
Huge Congratulations & ((((((HUGS))))))))))) to you HZ.. well done! And excellent job on inspiring others to also create a donation.. my thanks to YOU!
Yes…Congratulations HZ, keep it going and keep inspiring people you meet. We love ya!
Correctly? HZ, you da’ bombe!
Pugeretto, I get the best laughs from TOD-ers, … ALWAYS! The beauty of words and the way they can be used captivate me! Your ‘feel free to ramble again’ sounded like a polite way of saying ‘get lost again, why don’t you, vc.’
Tally’s gonna faint when she sees this, the Beckham person appears:
Wow!! I love it. And, Andy Katz from ESPN.
OK….be still my hear.
All of these goodlookin gents are speaking on MY behalf!
Wonder if Eli is a PBO supporter? Peyton is a Republican.
I didn’t recognize most of them. I take it “Peyton” is the football player ’cause I’ve read that name. If he’s a republicon then that means he lies to himself or thinks it’s okay for others to LIE.
Amen. fabulous ad…meanwhile in subservient land, there is still work to be done
This is a great PSA from a set of fine men!
Thank you Obama/Biden for your leadership on woman’s issues!
EXCELLENT< POWERFUL AD!!!
When the Overpass Light Brigade contacted the D.C coordinators for Nuns on the Bus, we didn’t really expect to get the busy Sisters out to one of our bridge parties. We really just wanted to extend a warm Wisconsin welcome to their tour, where they are highlighting the human side of politics by reminding people that the poor are the most asymmetrically affected by the current systematic dismantling of public services. We were delighted with their response. “See you on the bridge Tuesday night!”
here is the picture
here is the video
Thanks…..cool picture and video. Hooray for the nuns!
Heeelllloooo Os!!!! It’s a much needed, but still a great getting up rainy day in my part of TODville! I’ve been missing most of the political shows lately (so many pundits, so little time). What I have been able to see and hear has been most encouraging for the good guys.
My political take for today is that although the SCOTUS has ruled that money is free speech, but money can not equal votes. We have to GOTV so that they spend all that money for nothing.
So can someone tell me exactly what was Robme’s big new Immigration Plan?
I’d like to know also..
Nothing. More of the same. Nothing
yay. twitter’s back up. Whew. getting a little shaky there.
If you agree with @JoeBiden on what being in the middle class means, RT this: http://t.co/Xp5HCzGr— TruthTeam2012 (@truthteam2012) June 21, 2012
nice! and now because i’m on vacation (or at least off from work) Naptime.
Email from Tammy Duckorth, for anyone in Chicagoland area…the “real” Joe Walsh will be performing July 1st at John Barleycorn in Schaumburg, IL. I love that he is doing an event for her, having the same name as that idiot-of-a-politician, red-neck-white-trashy-bigotted creep Joe Walsh, & I am sure Tammy will win this one, big-time. Is it twitter yet?
Yeah, the creep Jow Walsh is going down. To show you how smart he and his campaign is, I got mailed an invite to a town hall meeting he is having to discuss how high gas prices are ruining the recovery and what cn be done about it. As of today, oil is under $80/barrel and prices in our area ar 7o cents below what they were a couple months ago. His timing is fantastic.
Happy Birthday Japa! You must be in close vicinity to me. I cannot wait for Teaparty Walsh to leave the scene…Happy Nite!
Well, today has shown me that my decision to avoid all these new fangled things like tweeter and so on was a good one. I fugure if God had wanted us to tweet he would have made us birds.
I agree! Now if we could fly…..I might consider it:)
“I figure if God had wanted us to tweet he would have made us birds.”
Quote of the day!!! Hiya Japa.
Good afternoon Mayor Chips. Alas, apparently you have forgotten. No matter, I will survive.
Japa, I can’t remember what I’ve forgotten
FACT: Congress has 10 days to stop a student loan rate hike—or college costs will rise for more than 7 million students. #DontDoubleMyRate— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 20, 2012
Ok. fixed teh twitter. You’re welcome,
Thanks! And it also looks like you sprung me from twitter jail.
Thanks amk – although it took you long enough.
Yeah, I had to kick some whiny asses to get the deal I wanted.
You all can tweet for free. Isn’t it great ?
Phew, I was afraid – you being a ruthless sort – that you’d charge us a $ a tweet. Thank you amk.
Ummm, amk, seems you need to give the Twitter folk a dose of cyber exlax … their tubes clearly remain constipated
Why do Republicans want abortions??
Bauer demands Rove correct fictional attack before heading to hobnob w/ Romney & donors huff.to/LmbuYw— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) June 21, 2012
Didn’t want to leave the IRS out of the loop …
@IRSnews @Pfeiffer44 So, leader of the PAC, #Rove is openly participating at a #BainMitt fund raising shindig tinyurl.com/6q9z4m9 Hmmm— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 21, 2012
PBO on now:
PBO on … White House live streaming http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
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