I’ve donated to the campaign and I’m gonna go ahead and claim that dinner with Michelle and Barack. It’s gonna be mine….I just know it.
Well, I claimed it too! Can’t wait to meet you
hint, hint. nudge, nudge.
If they don’t work, a kick to the foot.
we can share the gold.
Thank you lamh. You’re golden. Compare this to, you know,… some meanies…?
So close amk:
Just for that.
There was this magician who had a job on a cruise liner, entertaining the passengers with a nightly show. He was very successfull in his job and there was always a full house at all his performances. Life was sweet. The money was rolling in, he had one of the best cabins, ate the best food, mixed with the best people. All was fine until one day the captain bought a parrot.
The highlight of the parrot’s day was going along to see the magician in action in the evening. During the magician’s performances, the parrot would watch him very carefully during each trick, and immediately after the magician had completed the trick the parrot would call out in a loud squark, “It’s up his sleeve, it’s up his sleeve,” or, “It’s down his trousers, it’s down his trousers,” each time ruining the magician’s trick.
Well life was no longer as sweet and the magician started to struggle to satisfy the passengers. The magician naturally got very tired of the parrot and longed to kill it.
Then one night in the middle of the magician’s performances, the ship hit an iceberg and sank. Everyone was killed except for the magician and the parrot. The magician managed to swim to a piece of wreckage, climbed aboard and collapsed. The parrot flew towards the magician and perched on the edge of the raft and stared at the magician.
For a whole day the magician was unconscious, and all this time the parrot did not take his eyes off him. Eventually the magician started to stir, and looked up not really knowing where he was or what had happened. He eventually found enough energy to sit up. He then noticed the parrot, who had not stopped focusing his eyes on him all this time.
“Alright I give up …” chirped the parrot, “… what have you done with the ship?”
Ok, first the bir scared me to death, …..& then the joke…..you guys finished me off pretty good tonight.
That’s pretty funny!
Chips, all o yall are on FIRE! Yay for lamh35
I remember when this pic was taken. That lil kid reminds me of my nephew with his fat cheeks.
The young man in the photo is from Seattle, his mama died of cancer for not having health insurance….. We are very proud of him for showing the strength to tell his story, and to stand beside PBO on this historic occasion!
Pamela, everytime I see this young man in this photo and the smile on his face and that of Vickie Kennedy’s face, I cry like a baby. I think of all of the people standing and sitting there who have money to purchase medical insurance and probably take care of any costly medical bill, and this beautiful young man(even though his mother is no longer with him,) with his aunt having the courage to tell their story, life changed for him because of the will and decency of his president and those congressmen/women on that historic day. This is beautiful Hope. HZ
No, we are not. But my reason is that it’s too late at night to expect me to run. What’s yours?
Expecting someone to take up the slack ?
We are in the top 4 tho, or so it would seem, hey, VC!
Hey back at you, Pamela!. Top 10 doesn’t last for long around here where it so easy to get bumped and pushed around.
I’m seeing that, now in 17th place, soon will be 117th! Oh well, we don’t mind, as long as we are here, eh?
And Yay, for amk, tied for FIRST!
yeah, tell that to the blog tyrant dictator.
And for that
A rabbit came into a shop and asked, “Got any carrots?” The seller answered, “No!”
The next day the rabbit came again and asked, “Got any carrots?” The seller replied “No!”
Next day the rabbit came and asked, “Got any carrots?” The seller shouted, “No! And if you come again and ask for carrots, I’ll take nails and hammer you on the wall by your ears!”
Early next morning the rabbit came back and asked, ” Got any nails?” The seller answered, “No!”. The rabbit asked, “Got any carrots?”
Amk, here is my appeal to Chipsticks:
“Dear Chipsticks, please declare amk for Obama an INTERNATIONAL TREASURE of The Obama Diary!” Amk brings joy, wisdom, a killer sense of humor, occasional mischievousness, and fearless dedication in support of President Obama. It’s, of course, to your credit, Chipsticks, that you have attracted some of the most talented writers and knowledgeable people, like amk for obama, to this incredible site. I am hoping that I will get somebody to second my appeal.
yep, good one that..so are all the rest you post up
Oooh, it’s hard not to love this Emanuel fella. (Never mind Channel 4′s Matt Frei, he’s a great reporter who’s done some brilliant stuff on the GOP/Tea Party, but dripping-in-cynicism is his thing).
This was awesome! I love Rham Emanuel (because if nothing else, I think he has my President’s back and for that I am personally grateful; but where he wants to take Chicago … wow! I love Chicago, Rham has its own best interest at heart! He really does. I loved this.
The Caucus: In Iowa, Biden Assails Romney for Swiss Bank Account nyti.ms/LeL6gx— NYTimes Politics (@nytimespolitics) June 27, 2012
@nytimespolitics & Caymans accounts & How about you asking #McCain why he scampered to #Palin after #BainMitt showed him 23 yr of returns?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 27, 2012
It’s not even 11:30pm yet it’s obvious I’m not going to last. Good night, TODobots.
Since it was at the bottom of the last thread, wanted to share with those who might enjoy a chuckle … at least, hope it’s funny
RT Cuz he can't run fast enough to catch any of them with his butterfly net. @thecyclemsnbc: Time dwindles for Romney to pick running mate— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 27, 2012
Their full tweet … (for proper attribution)
Time dwindles for Romney to pick running mate – video.msnbc.msn.com/the-cycle/4796… via @msnbctv— The Cycle (@thecyclemsnbc) June 26, 2012
Chips, you’re rip’n it tonight!!! Way to go!!!
That was hilarious. RT’ed the moment I saw it.
Glad you folk enjoyed it
Oh, I don’t know … why doesn’t Romney wait until the witching hour and just pick an unvetted, idiotic, can’t speak in a completed sentence, naive, ignorant of world affairs or the world itself, with ethical charges looming in the background personage, oh, like Sarah Heath Palin. I mean, what is the problem here? (foar the Republican Party .. isn’t it their modus operandi?)
Rahm don’t play when it comes to our Beloved President. He is extremely loyal.
Hi TOD, I’m trying to put together a Day of Action Money Bomb for Thursday. Can you please add your fundraiser link if I’ve missed you.
Mae Who Love Our CIC
Excellent work donna. Chips, can you put them up permanently here at some place ?
Thank you, DD4O! Thursday it is!
DonnaDem4Obama, thank you so much. I raised my goal because today was a bittersweet day for me. My visit with my cardiologist and my heart specialist was a little touchy because I was not expecting the news that they found. However, I came home disappointed, a little upset, and wondering where and how I can reach my dreams and hope in the next few months in participating and helping re-elect our wonderful president.
After coming here and being able to have my spirits lifted with the photos of our POTUS gave me peace and a determination to move on in faith no matter what my physical body will go through next Tues. I can’t give up, and I Will Not Give Up, but it is a little scary in many ways. So, Donna,
to see my fundrasing page mentioned gave my heart a peace that is helping me to move FORWARD.
I decided to move up to 844.00 (8=2terms) 44. (two 4yrs for 44.) I try to make my hopes bring something that addresses my plan that will have meaning for me and others. So help me go for the $844.00. (((((((( Thank you so much), Chips))))) Pray and send up some good thoughts for me for Tues. I love you all so much.HZ
Don’t give up, HZ. Stay strong.
Theo67, I will hold your kind thoughts close to my heart and especially in my space. Thank you.HZ
Thanks so much, Donna!
Thank you, Donna. I’ve been saving up waiting for Thursday.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — A cheer erupted at about 8 on a June evening as a woman scrawled with red marker on paper taped to the wall: the small group in a storefront Obama campaign office in this Mayberry-like southern Ohio town had exceeded the night’s goal of calling 700 voters with an hour to go, despite time out for a pep talk from a surprise visitor, former Gov. Ted Strickland.
I love Mr Axelrod. He is neat!
OMG! Why is Al Pacino in Adam Sandler’s movie “Jack and Jill”??? Did Al Pacino sell his soul to the devil? Or does he owe the IRS back taxes.
Bigger question? Why am I watching Jack and Jill? I must be tired from working 6 days straight.
Exactly lamh35….why? Of all the “free” movies or reality shows on cable why would you watch that? With the exception of The Kardashians, I would rather sit in the dark than watch that movie.
Top ten cities for ad spending-
President Barack Obama made a swing through Miami Beach on Tuesday evening to pursue two re-election campaign goals: raise money from well-heeled donors and lure Hispanic voters — on this night, with a little salsa music.
@NancyPelosi Isn't it time for you to say ENOUGH & refuse to participate in #KOCHSTER Boehner & Cantor's FARCE. We hold them in Contempt.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 27, 2012
@WhipHoyer Isn't it time for you to say ENOUGH & refuse to participate in #KOCHSTER Boehner & Cantor's FARCE. We hold them in Contempt.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 27, 2012
@OversightDems Isn't it time for you to say ENOUGH & refuse to participate in #KOCHSTER Boehner & Cantor's FARCE. We hold them in Contempt.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 27, 2012
@HispanicCaucus Isn't it time for you to say ENOUGH & refuse to participate in #KOCHSTER Boehner & Cantor's FARCE. We hold them in Contempt.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 27, 2012
@RepSteveIsrael Isn't it time for you to say ENOUGH & refuse to participate in #KOCHSTER Boehner & Cantor's FARCE. We hold them in Contempt.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 27, 2012
At this point, I think a significant majority of the American People would certainly understand …
Watching …Last Word…
Lawrence O’Donnell says that the mandate is a mirage…because it is not enforced…interesting
This was my little missive to @Lawrence, yesterday
@maddow @edshow @Lawrence SCOTUS ACA prediction "See you in September … 2014" youtube.com/watch?v=QRGLjz… by a 7-2, 8-1 or 9-0 margin. #FORWARD— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 25, 2012
I’m old enough to have heard that song the week it was released …
saw that. I had heard in the past: that the IM was watered down and relatively meaningless. If so, that means that the heart and soul of ObamaCare isn’t the IM but the yummie goodness attached to it like the ones for people like me who are still on their parent’s insurance, closing the donut whole, the protections for women’s health and all the other stuff. If that’s the case, I’ll take this law as the stepping stone to universal healthcare which we will eventually get to sometime in the future.
the more i hear about this bill..the more i am amazed at the awesomenesssssss of it…..
donut ***hole*** yikes. I just can’t spell it right if the requisite **ass** isn’t in front of it.
I know the feeling. I may not always write that, especially about Rs, but I’m thinkin’ it all the time!
What’s going on with WP? I had to log in “THREE TIMES” today!
WP has been flaky lately. Half the time I am Jackie4Obama and half the time I am JackieinArizona. I can “like” and my gravatar appears but not on my posts.
GAH! I’m still on the other thread…. wth?
@bobfilner @maddow No taxes=no jobs to process VA claims. SIMPLE FIX: Gov could HIRE/create JOBS to help Vets. NorquistGOPFAIL™ is to blame.— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) June 27, 2012
They can hire VETS to help VETS……Good government jobs for vets.
Still needs MONEY to pay them. The GOP wants to privitize EVERYTHING. The goal is to starve GOV of $$ so it FAILS – then they can privitize ALL OF IT, and make a profit. They are so morally bankrupt it’s disgusting.
The goal is to starve GOV of $$ so it FAILS – then they can privatize ALL OF IT, and make a profit.
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!
We have a winner! Greedy Bastards
Tally, I just tweeted your comment.
Me too, it’s so good.
True, true…but only if we don’t fight fight fight for this president, the house, and Senate.
Well said, Tally! The biggest threat facing this country is the total failure of the so called mainstream media that people rely on for information and guidance. The media are totally in the GOP pockets. Otherwise, they would be challenging the stupid idea of privatizing everything that properly belong to government. I guess pretty soon, the military, the courts, congress and the presidency will all be privatized. Since “teabag right wingers” are fond of invoking the Constitution, which part of the Constitution calls for the privatization of government functions? If we had a legitimate media, they would be asking this question.
Yes. I’m so old I know what that means…… even though I have a painting in the attic that looks horrid.
I understand. But you can’t fault a senior citizen for being nostalgic. You see, I still remember the days of Edward R. Morrow and Walter Cronkite. The media were not perfect, but at least they were not lazy or easily intimidated by one political party.
Or flat out LIED.
This is why they hate PBO so much…because he is proving to America that the govt. isn’t bad and can really do good work to help the citizens of the country. PBO is showing the country precisely what the RW doesn’t WANT America to see…if we do, then the American people realize they have been lied to and Republicans will be out of power for generations to come.
This why we do the work. What a wonderful video, this is why I support my President. Yes he is handsome, and some times I don’t mind talking about how nice he looks, but we know there is more to this man than his looks. Yes he has a wonderful family, beautiful intelligent wife, two sweet lovely daughters. But i support this man because I feel he truly wants to help people. He didn’t work his ass off to pass healthcare reform because he wanted to say he was the first to do so, but he did it so he could really help people who has to deal with things like Axelrod and his family dealt with. It’s comes from the heart, it’s all about when he says when you reach the top, you reach back down to try to help someone us reach the top, in whatever way you can. He is not like Mitt Romney who has reach the top, and his only concern is helping those at the top. We have to re-elect President Obama. We have too. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
You are so right anniebella!
Mitt Romney think the presidency is owed to him, why? Because he’s Mitt Romney.
Well said, anniebella. Very well said, indeed. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
Well said, Anniebella.
Well said, anniebella!
thanks for saying this, anniebella. the president is such a good man, but we’re easily caught up in how smart, how funny, how handsome,how charismatic, how strategic, he is. but all that is in service to his good heart, his kind and generous character. what an incredible gift to be alive and in a position to support him!
Amen susanne. I said this afew days ago. This President would have gladly work with any Republican who was ready to put this country and it’s people first. There is no way he would have from the start come up with some plan to not to work with Republicans, to obstruct, block, anything which could help the American people out there who need jobs. President Obama would have put this country first, unlike the Republicans. They don’t give a dam if the country don’t pay it’s bills, they don’t care if people have healthcare, they don’t care if people have a job, to them it was from day one all about getting rid of President Obama. And isn’t it funny how the guy who was being accused of not being an American, has been the one acting like the real American, the only one putting this country ahead of politics.
Senator Hatch win his primary! Lucky old Goat!
Jovie, he’s the reason there out to be term limits for these Senators. The President can’t serve but two terms, why can’t it be that way for these Senators and Congressman who hang around till they are senile old and nearly dead.
By the way Jovie, what is the President and First Lady schedule for tomorrow?
I keep going back to that clip from yesterday of PBO in Boston ragging on the Red Sox. That was hilarious. the honest give and take was awesome. He ragged them and they responded. No pandering, no BS. Just plain old team pride and team spirit: ‘My team’s better than yours,’ typical response: ‘HELL NO!!!!’ —— the thing the MSM don’t seem to get is that this wasn’t a big deal, it wasn’t an insult. They were old friends engaging in some friendly sports rivalry. I loved the crowd’s response to him. Full on boos and maybe a few Yoooooooook’s. It was honest and friendly and just showed how human PBO is and how human his supporters are. No pandering from either. That’s the thing about good friends who trust and care about each other, a friendly disagreement is always fun. — as I don’t have a dog in the fight: Go Sox!!! ( white and red).
Lisa, the MSM “gets” it just fine. They just want to NOT “get” it because they need to manufacture a ‘horse race’ between PBO and Myth R-money.
I learned about “yellow journalism” in history class, but we are witnessing it in our lifetimes.
Can I just say, amen. Every time I see that clip of PBO talkin’ shit, I crack up. MSM is often deliberately obtuse.
That’s the “Librul media” for you…
Lisa – you’re so right. I was thinking this very thing on the drive in to work, chuckling to myself how awesome it was that the audience felt comfortable enough to tease him back, and how the mood was just so fun and friendly. He seemed to really be enjoying himself. I was shocked (not really) when I then learned that the MSM was twisting the scene. I loved that whole scene – it was so… easy and real. It was just lovely.
So, yesterday I saw a person driving a very old Toyota Tercel, with a Romney sticker on the back. I just shook my head and said “God bless him”. Some people are just stupid. I don’t typically like to use that word, but sometimes it just means exactly what it’s supposed to mean.
theo67 – Not that we want to hate anybody, but this quote (I think it’s from a film) always says it all for me:
“They hate us because they think we think they’re stupid. And we hate them because they’re stupid.”
Jacqueline – I love this quote, and I think it sums it up quite nicely.
NY AG Schneiderman to unmask the secret donors foreign and domestic who are funding Rove/Robme’s Super PACs . This is huge!
Twitter babe. GET ON IT.
Inquiry Looks Into a Shield for Donors in Elections nyti.ms/MRSPBW— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) June 27, 2012
GOP MUST CHEAT 2 WIN. Voter surppression being fought by AG Holder-so GOP wants to take down AG by any means even if no evidence.— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) June 27, 2012
Keep up the fight AG Holder. You have our support behind you 100%.
President Obama – home, safe and sound after another successful, productive trip. I hope those Dems getting ready to vote against Holder or refusing to attend the convention don’t get a penny of the money that President Obama is raising.
! am with you, theo67. Although I am normally very pragmatic and realize the ideological diversity of this country; on this issue I see absolutely no basis for any Democrat voting to hold the AG in contempt of Congress. I want Democrats to regain the majority in Congress, but I don’t want any of my contributions going to support Dems who would betray the President. This is not the same thin as voting for or against a particular bill that may not sit well with the majority of your congressional constituents. This is about voting to support right wing manufactured nonsense.
theo67,I am glad to see POTUS is back home. About the Democrats I agree with you somewhat. I guess it depends on the Democrat, if someone like that bastard Senator from West Virginia, I agree 100%. If it’s someone who is trying to win their seat back and the President can count on their vote most of the time, it’s fine if they don’t show up. In 2008 I didn’t know or care what Democrat was there, in 2012 I don’t know or care.
Now any Democrat who is talking about joining the Republicans and voting against AG Holder, that doesn’t make me to happy. Not one dog gone bit.
That video of Axe really moved me. I wish the White House had been able to get that message out from the day the ACA was passed, but the media filter was too thick. My family would have been in a similar situation with our son and his cardiac defect if my husband didn’t have a career as a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service which gave us access to care at the National Naval Medical Center. We will be outraged if the partisan Supreme Court invalidates this law which has been so demonized that average Americans do not have a clue all the good that it will bring.
For any of you interested in Syria, the following article is a must read:
“BUKHSHIN, Turkey: Hezbollah fighters are on the ground in Syria, according to Riad al-Asaad, the commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army, who also told The Daily Star that the option of establishing a buffer zone on the Syrian borders is off the table.”
As noted 10 days ago, the momentum has changed significantly in favor of Syrians seeking freedom. That momentum quickened in the past 24h.
For instance ….
This is not the work of amateurs …
Muy interesante, df..thanks! That’s very optimistic of the Reuters Legal Editor.
Paging Chuck Todd…Paging Mark Halperin…
Quinnipiac University’s latest three-state poll of 2012 battlegrounds shows modest improvement for President Obama, after what’s been perceived as a rough political month:
Voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania support President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy and are divided on whether the president or Gov. Mitt Romney would be better for their personal economic future, as they give Obama leads in these three critical swing states, a razor thin 4 points in Florida, a healthy 9 points in Ohio and 6 points in Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
This compares to the results of a May 3 Swing State Poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing Obama with an 8-point lead in Pennsylvania with Florida and Ohio too close to call.
Obama is up, 45 percent to 41 percent, in Florida; 47 percent to 38 percent in Ohio; and 45 percent to 39 percent in Pennsylvania. None of those leads is formidable or secure, but it’s probably better than most would have expected after this month’s jobs report and the Wisconsin recall election at the start of the month.
It’s hard not to see Obama’s slight edge as linked to his ability to keep the debate over the economy competitive. Asked which candidate would be better for their “personal economic future,” voters in all three states essentailly split between Obama and Romney. In Florida, 46 percent chose Obama and 45 percent chose Romney. In Ohio, it was 47 percent for Obama and 42 percent for Romney. In Pennsylvania, the split was 44 percent for Obama and 43 percent for Romney. If Romney’s going to run an economy-only campaign, he’ll need a stronger performance on this particular question — and if the economy stays stagnant, he may well get it.
This may or may not be contributing to Obama’s polling position overall, but voters in all three states approved of the White House’s recent action on immigration and deportation, including 58 percent of Floridians, 52 percent of Ohioans and 51 percent of Pennsylvanians.
PBO plans bus tour in OH and Penn next week
POTUS PLANS BUS TOUR in Ohio and Pennsylvania next week – AP’s Julie Pace: “Obama’s two-day road trip … kicks off July 5, a campaign official said. It will be the president’s first bus tour of the 2012 campaign. While Obama has been running for re-election for months, his efforts thus far have focused largely on hauling in cash from supporters in dozens of fundraising events across the country as his campaign seeks to compete with energized Republican donors. … The president will still headline campaign fundraisers through the fall, but the official said Obama’s schedule would start to include more of a mix of campaign rallies and other events focused on speaking directly to a … voters in [swing] states … [T]he president probably [will] hold events in northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.”
Gooood Morning everyone….
how should we treat these DEMs who want to distance themselves from the President and not attend the convention….
we have a Rep Mark Kresig(sp) here in PA…..
Leave em be…if they survive there race, fine, if they don’t, whatever. I would rather have someone agree with me 80% percent of the time than one that disagrees with me 100% of the time.
With the state of the current political environment I cannot think of one Republican who would be preferable to a Democrat.
It’s whatever. A lot of them have hotly contested seats and if they go to the conventions, they arm their GOP opponents with ready made ads about how they’re partying and living the good life instead of being concerned about their constituents, the local economy, local businesses, etc. A lot of republicans aren’t attending the RNC convention too for that same reason.
It’s the nature of the beast. We might not like it, but we need these Democrats to win House and Senate seats so they can help Pres. Obama move the agenda FORWARD.
This tells me they think they will lose, so, subtly hurt the President, and we will give you a job after the Election.
You gotta wonder?
Tweet of the day
Reminder to be wary of instantaneous punditry: NBC/WSJ pollster Peter Hart says data shows "it's been a good month electorally" for Obama.— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 27, 2012
Oh really Harwood? Shouldn’t that “no shit Sherlock” include you too?
LMAO…exactly. I hate them…I really really hate the MSM.
Good Wednesday Morning, TODobots! Unfortunately I cannot ‘work from home’ today, so this is just a peek and a wish for a wonderful day to you all! See you later.
Morning VC, have a perfect day. Morning everyone.
Oh! Morning, CC! My day is now off to the best start! Wishing you a wonderful (troll-free) day in TODville! Bye again, Everyone.
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