President Obama speaks with wounded veterans during an Independence Day celebration for military members and their families and members of the administration
White House live
Photos love em!
Congrats on first Proud. Hope everyone is staying cool. We had 102 today. My sister and I stayed in all day only the dog got taken out.:)
I heart Ax
Mitt: Fed freerider penalty is "tax," identical MA law is not.
If he were in WH, parsley would be official veg: Twister, national pasttime.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 04, 2012
Good one Axe!
AXE is fierce!!
OMG. I LOVE HIM! Absolutely brilliant.
Axe is the man! He doesn’t mess around.
Hahahahahaha…..I LOVE how Axe has taken to twitter now he’s no longer in the WH.
Yes , lovely photos
Congrats on 1st Proud Former White House Intern
I agree they are great pictures. I have to admit I sure missed POTUS and FLOTUS these last few days they were up at Camp David. But I’m glad to go some away time for the Obama family.
I’m glad they got some away time for the Obama family.
May God Bless Our Troops, May God Bless Our President, and May God Bless Our Country!
That’s it! I’m getting a bell and finding someone to bell Chips! I’ll supply the bell, any takers for the doing the deed?
I nominate Proud! :lol:
And yes I am finally home… Waiting for the road service truck to see if the car problem is battery or starter. Cross fingers for battery, okay? ;(
The bedtime story has a happy ending: the battery was drained, mysterious, but it is not old, nor does it need replacing. The starter is fine, the alternator is fine. So, they hooked up a battery charger, which I must plug in at 9:00pm, and unplug when I wake up at 5:00am. They will have a service vehicle here at 7:00, to pick up the charger and test the battery one more time before leave for work. I’m telling you: the $55.00 per year membership to AAA is the best value for money ANYWHERE! also found out I have been a member for 20 years… Boy, that went by fast! :lol: Happy 4th, and goodnight….
Which Proud, or are you nominating both to get the job done? ;)
It might take 2 to catch her and bell her, but shhh… If they use a bag of cheesy puffs, she might come purring along, not realizing it’s a set up! :lol: (that would do it for me…)
Sounds like a plan. Since I’m supplying the bell, you can be responsible for the cheesy puffs – do try not to eat them. Once everything is ready we can each present our plan to one of the Prouds. Let’s rendez-vous once you’ve done your part.
Good night, sleep tight. I suspect I won’t last much longer as I’m quite sleepy. We’ll see.
Happy July 4th Chips and TOD family!!! Happy 14th birthday lovely Malia! Love this site – my cyber “home”
Love all the photos – but photo #9 with PBO puffing his cheeks at the baby just melts my heart. Awwww!!!
The Capital 4th is on PBS. Right now I am cooking and watching my Favorite Team play the Presidents. Sorry TOD Family this is the only time I will be rooting against the Presidents team. My Texas Rangers got “spanked” by the White Sox yesterday,,,,it is time for some payback.
I think this “Capital 4th” is from 2009. I wish they were more current!
I believe it’s current
The link does not appear to be working :(
Babies and the Obamas= Awesome sauce
This pic http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=barack%20obama&showact=results&sort=creationdatelower%3Areversealphabetical&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=or&adte=1341445082&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=80bb415add5f439fade5e641abfce029&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo
Is that kid asleep?
Adorable. PBO is such a daddy. :- )
Hey, nice hat!
Okay now you’re gonna have to post the Texas Hat Picture so we can swoon over it. :cool:
Ooooooooooh, go on then:
Oh yea Mighty Fine!
Breathe Donna Breathe
Thank you Chips Chica ;)
Oxygen mask Donna – put it on NOW:
Very good! Now we’ll just need to keep it handy for moments like this.
Why do you think I chose the pic of PBO wearing that hat as my avatar? :cool:
Because you appreciate the “finer” things in life ;)
Because you like cowboy hats?
I love that the First Couple opens up the White House to military families on the 4th.
It’s so American :)
The crowd was glad to see POTUS and FLOTUS. They were ready to shake hands, and take pictures with POTUS and FLOTUS. And POTUS and FLOTUS just light up around kids. What time will POTUS be leaving for his bus tour? And his first stop is where tomorrow?
I knew there would be great photos. Thanks to everyone’s favorite chips—-for the prompt turnaround— and our viewing pleasure.
The naked newbie baby—–cute and lucky to be a baby. Hardly anyone else could shed garments in that heat and get away with it.
You must not have seen the last thread:) Two guys, in 1 week…driving naked, and badly…in Phoenix. Must be the sun/water/drugs/stupid
Still no coverage fro that piece of trash TeaNN. But they cover that lying Mitt Romney today in that parade, didn’t they?
What WIllard did today
We know what the President did. Nuff said.
Really? Doesn’t he know how to eat an ice cream cone?
Maybe at home he has someone feed it to him…looks like he wants to face plant that poor thing.
I know right?! As soon as I saw the pic, I thought:no home training! —what an ass!
“No home training: ….HAHAHAHAHA
I’d like to face plant it right into his kisser!! W*** splat!
Excuse the language I just can not stand the man.
I’m not a fan of country music but I am a fan of Brad Paisley :) :) Hubba Hubba
His words before he sang at the White House in 2009 – lovely:
Beautiful! And he is the most amazing wife, too. She is such a great actress. :-)
Totally choked up here. Very, very sweet of him to express all that.
Wasn’t it lovely Meta? Really beautiful words from him.
And you could tell POTUS and FLOTUS were moved. Sigh.
Wow! He’s pretty cool! (and cute too!) I love, love, LURVE that dress that Michelle Obama has on. And her hair done in that short bob style is just so jazzy. Pres. Obama looked like he had a little somethin’ somethin’ in his eye listening to Brad tell his story. Maybe a speck of dust or something…
Hear hear. Never seen him before. HOT…but not hotter than POTUS – especially in that cowboy hat. OUCH! scalded
It’s a damn shame this President lacks people skills.
So true Yardarm, he’s just a cold professorial fish.
completely out of touch with average everyday people.
Clueless Donna. And when he sees babies he freaks, completely. If only he had Willard’s natural touch:
That guy standing behind Mitt the liar Romney looks concern for that kid Romney is holding. Is this the kind of pictures Howard Kurtz were talking about?
It was so nice of Brad Paisley to sign that guitar and give it to someone in the audience.
ROFL at that one :lol: :lol: :lol:
That poor kid!
Is that Willard secretly pinching that little one? He is a bully after all.
This picture is the perfect ending to a perfect 4th of July!
Would you want this man’s hand near the Red Phone?????
That poor baby is petrified and the man standing behind them looks concerned.
Good night Chipsticks & TOD family.
HA! Don’t they wish.
Yup…I mean really. Can he be any more awkward.
But he can sing.
PBS 4th program is on. Mr. Dotster is dancing to Kool and the Gang’s Celebration. Wish y’all could see it—-y’all would laugh—or be impressed, depending. We used to blast Celebration in the car as we were finally reaching our family vacation destination after all being in the car TOGETHER for 2 days—-we were really ready to celebrate and to sing Celebration—-loudly and joyously.
Capitol 4th has John ‘the Balls’ Williams on – he’s doing an Olympic salute.
is there anything memorable in the last 40 years – instrumental musically speaking — that he hasn’t written?
Happy Fourth of July to all my fellow TOD’ers and mostly of course to CHIPS!!!
Thank you wholeheartedly for providing us all this great safe haven in which to
show our unending support of this Great President who is leading this Great
Nation! Thank you to our Troops and their gracious families for sharing them..
Looks like the storm by pass them. I know Paisley thank God for the storm by passing them. I do too, cause this is so nice to see the military men and women sitting back enjoying themselves.
Is this whole evening going to be country music? I’ve long passed my saturation point! Say there’s variety around the corner, someone please.
I think it is just country music? I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.
Okay, I’m outta there! All that sacrifice of my poor ears in the hope that they were just the opening act.
:lol: Poor VC!
I gave up a while ago VC, I like this Brad Paisley fella very much, but that kind of music…… :???: And at the risk of being highly offensive, I really wish God was left out of music, other than Gospel (which is the only musical place God really belongs). Listening to his stuff, I felt like I was in one of those super-preachy-God-domes. So I clicked out.
WHAT KIND OF FRIENDS do I have here at TODville? You sneaked out and left me there in pain, each moment awaiting the next round of musicians! It’s beginning to seem like it’s time I look for some new friends. In truth I could barely decipher the words half the time as I was trying to last through to the next act by turning the volume way, way down, and now I discover my patience won’t be rewarded.
Dear VC, sometimes we just have to decide these things for ourselves, and bail when the signals go off. Kinda like get into the lifeboat then pull the others aboard. See?
That’s just it though Pamela, they didn’t pull me aboard and there I was struggling in the water because I can’t swim! Once I hit the water the decision making portion of my brain wasn’t functioning effectively. Anyways, all is back to normal now, so everything is fine.
Ha! I thought it was me when i turned off the computer. What would I do without TOD?
Nope VC…all Country…All Brad Paisley. THE USO, I believe, asks the troops who they would most like to see–so there ya go. Last year they had Jimmy Fallon as the host, which was really funny. I guess they change it up this year. MEh…
Obama thanks military at July Fourth celebrationAssociated Press (STACY A. ANDERSON) 07/04/2012 19:25
President Barack Obama is marking the Fourth of July by thanking service members and their families, who he said “represent what is best in America.”
The president, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, hosted a barbecue and concert Wednesday for the families on the White House South Lawn.
Obama saluted “this generation of heroes” for their service and sacrifice to defend American freedoms, specifically thanking them for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice and working to get out of Afghanistan.
He said the nation “will always be there for you, just as you’ve been there for us.” He said it was his promise, and America’s promise.
Afterward, the Obamas shook hands and posed for pictures with eager visitors. The U.S. Marine Band and country singer Brad Paisley performed.
I totally missed this when it was posted hours ago. Love our FLOTUS.
Happy Fourth! What makes this day even more special is that it’s the day our first child was born. Happy birthday, Malia! We love you. –mo— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 04, 2012
I totally missed it too, Meta. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Those girls are very fortunate.
I saw FLOTUS tweet early today. What a loving Mom she is. I hope Malia and Sasha know how bless they are too.
When you see these goodies Annieb, please share them with me in case I’ve missed them. ;) ;) There is usually not enough positive, uplifting STUFF (in comparison to the whackjobs’ garbage) so I relish every little piece. Pieces like this always lift up my soul.
Count on it vcprezofan2.
:lol: TY in advance.
Amber looks great in her red, white and blue dress……love it.
There's nothing more patriotic than voting. GottaRegister.com— Obama for America FL (@OFA_FL) July 04, 2012
I really enjoy the fireworks.
Hey Chips, just thought I’d give this a try :)
Very fine, indeed, meta.
Remember when we sat on the dock of the Potomac Boat Club on 4 July 1976 and watched them through one of the arches of Key Bridge … and now we’re 1000s of miles away having this spectacular view … amazing times in which we are privileged to be alive and American.
Yes they are!!! It’s always great to be in SF for the 4th.
Iran is making threats(probably because the economic sanctions are working), says it can destroy all US Bases in the Middle east and Israel!
They forgot one thing-
Happy 4th to all. This is day 5 with no power. Hoping tomorrow pepco finds my neighborhood. :)
Happy 4th to you Claire. I hope PEPCO gives your neighborhood a full rebate for the entire week…this is ridiculous. How are you coping in this intense heat with no power???? I hope you’ve been able to find refuge somewhere cool for the time being.
Oh No Claire! Still no power! Pepco better not even think about raising their rates anytime soon. This is simply awful. I hope you have somewhere to go to stay cool. :(
I’m at a hotel so I am okay, but this is so annoying! Pepco had better forget about raising a single rate. I’ll be a one woman protest if I too!
Hi all.. PBS is showing the fireworks display and a lovely musical tribute…
The Obama campaign is billing it as a “Betting on America” bus tour in which the president will discuss “saving the auto industry, investing in manufacturing and bringing jobs back to America.”
Also expect to hear more presidential criticism of Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his stewardship of the private-equity firm Bain Capital. In speeches and television ads, Obama has ripped Bain for investing in companies that either laid off workers or shut down operations completely.
New Obama ads airing in Ohio, Pennsylvania and elsewhere link Romney to outsourcing, a major worry for decades in the heavily industrial areas the president will be visiting.
Ad – what a president believes
@BarackObama "Believes" tinyurl.com/722ylp4 in InSourcing jobs; @MittRomney outsourced jobs & offshored his profits to avoid taxes. #OBAMA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 05, 2012
Morning Bobfr! I see you were on the job as usual. :lol: Have a productive Thursday! WE CAN DO Obama/Biden 2012!! We have to!
Oh dear… “@steveweinstein: Romney’s Canadian Cottage was Inside Racist Gated Community seamus2012.com/?p=176”— Joy Reid (@TheReidReport) July 04, 2012
Read the Declaration of Independence today – kind of complain-y in the middle, but the beginning and end really stand up— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 05, 2012
RT @thinkprogress: SHORTER ROMNEY: I raised taxes in Massachusetts thkpr.gs/M6mZBQ— Stephanie Cutter (@stefcutter) July 04, 2012
Happy Fourth. Great PBS coverage of DC fireworks.Tomorrow – Pres Obama embarks on a two-day, 2-state campaign bus tour thru OH & PA.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 05, 2012
A few days to late Mr. Knoller, we already know about the President going on a bus trip to Ohio and Pa.
Happy 4th! US auto sales highest in 5 years. m.toledoblade.com/Automotive/201…— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) July 04, 2012
I guess the WSJ just went off on Robney-
“Mr. Romney promised Republicans he was the best man to make the case against President Obama, whom they desperately want to defeat. So far Mr. Romney is letting them down.” – hahahahahaha :)
looks like murdoch’s peeved that all his money isn’t buying the election. and the reason? robme and his advisors are idiots. pretty funny read, if you can stand the site.
The writer of this article is just as clueless as Romney. How exactly do you sale a policy that hasn’t worked in thirty years, and a heath care policy that you urged the President to adopt, but now want to abandon because it’s politically expedient. Curious minds want to know Mr. Romney.
Romney’s message is worse than Kerry’s in ’04. He has failed to get out in front of major issues that could legitimately cripple his campaign – namely healthcare & Bain. If I was a Republican, I would be frantic right now because the summer, believe it or not, is when Americans start forming an opinion on the challenger (I won’t say incumbent, since he’s had four-plus years to do that). Romney has been absolutely brutal in his response to Supreme Court & Bain. Whoever’s handling his campaign should be fired immediately. They’re doing it wrong.
I have comments ‘awaiting moderation’ because I was testing whether to use my Twitter account as sign in. Once you let me know I can do so, I’ll continue using the Twitter sign in.
Does HuffPo political page have to have a big photo of Obama topped with the big headline “BIPOLAR DISORDER”? Isn’t that pretty ugly and irresponsible?
Honestly what would you expect from that crap Huff Puff?
Ugh!! I tried to use Twitter to verify my identity when posting comments – 3 of them. All were stuck in ‘waiting for moderation’ and now they’ve disappeared entirely!!! So much for that drill. :D :D
Romney's millions in offshore accounts must make his tax return fascinating.— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) July 05, 2012
Mitt: How did u grow your IRA to $101 MILLION in 15 years when the limit is $30,000/yr in deposits? Hmmm… current.com/shows/the-war-…— Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) July 04, 2012
This is really an important question that Willard “Mitt” Romney needs to answer. This also what it’s important that Mitt release tax returns that go back to the days when he was in charge of Bain Capitol.
Fred went to a psychiatrist. “Doc,” he said, “I’ve got trouble. Every time I get into bed, I think there’s somebody under it. I get under the bed, I think there’s somebody on top of it. “You gotta help me, I’m going crazy!”
“Just put yourself in my hands for two years,” said the shrink. “Come to me three times a week, and I’ll cure your fears.”
“How much do you charge?”
“A hundred dollars per visit.”
“I’ll sleep on it,” said Fred.
Six months later the doctor met Fred on the street. “Why didn’t you ever come to see me again?” asked the psychiatrist.
“For a hundred buck’s a visit? Bob, the bartender cured me for ten dollars.”
“Is that so! How?”
“He told me to cut the legs off the bed!”
:D :D :D :D
Thank you for that. I needed a laugh. Trying to keep the dogs calm with professional size fireworks going off from every house around me has me a little worried and has given me a bit of a head ache.
Trying for lights out.
Happy 4th everyone and remember if we want to keep our freedom past 11/4/2012, we have to GOTV!
Mother “What kind of person is your new boyfriend? Is he respectable?”
Daughter “Of course he is, Mom. He’s thrifty, doesn’t drink or smoke.
Mom “He is married, isn’t he ?
Things have changed… http://t.co/XcyXc5bG— (@Creoleleo) July 05, 2012
Creoleleo speaks TRUTH!
All the Republicans do is lie, lead by their lying King Mitt Romney, and the media allows them to get away with it.
Romney wouldn’t be Commander in Chief – he’d be Liar in Chief. How he can lie with such ease is beyond me.
@stefcutter So #BainMitt's Personal Attorney is trustee of his 'blind trust' vanityfair.com/politics/2012/… that certainly puts the lame in lameness.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 05, 2012
aww song for NYC fireshow…Whitney Houston “One Moment In Time”.
We sang this song at my sixth grade graduation. I remember the lyrics even today!
I’m sorry I laughed at the AP headline “Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad leaves hospital after choking on carrot”.
@IRSNews So #BainMitt's Personal Attorney is trustee of his 'blind trust' vanityfair.com/politics/2012/… that certainly puts the lame in lameness.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 05, 2012
A map of the offshore tax havens where Romney invests his millions: OFA.BO/yBFxcA— TruthTeam2012 (@truthteam2012) July 03, 2012
in which robme is quoted ‘i saved not one dollar of tax’ with these off-shore investments.
oh, but here it says ‘the offshore company was used in bain’s $1 billion takeover of dominoes pizza and other multimillion dollar investment deals over a decade ago.’
this is newsday jumping on the bandwagon. happy 4th!
so what would happen if robme decided to just withdraw from the presidential race, since the nosy-parker press is now getting all up in his personal business…?
Repubs would have to choose someone else at their convention I guess.
http://www.hopeandchange.net/ This post is an amazing take down of “Fact Checking” in general and Politifact in particular but includes link to a 6 page Opposition Research masterpiece! If this has been posted I apologize. If not I can comfortably highly recommend it!
Thanks for posting this. I have been thoroughly disgusted with Factcheck.org and Politifact is a joke.
Didn’t see this:) Now I feel stupid:)
“…. private equity is one channel for this secrecy-shrouded foreign money to enter the United States, and a filing for Mitt Romney’s first $37 million Bain Capital Fund, of 1984, provides a rare window into this. One foreign investor, of $2 million, was the newspaper tycoon, tax evader, and fraudster Robert Maxwell, who fell from his yacht, and drowned, off of the Canary Islands in 1991 in strange circumstances, after looting his company’s pension fund. The Bain filing also names Eduardo Poma, a member of one of the “14 families” oligarchy that has controlled most of El Salvador’s wealth for decades; oddly, Poma is listed as sharing a Miami address with two anonymous companies that invested $1.5 million between them. The filings also show a Geneva-based trustee overseeing a trust that invested $2.5 million, a Bahamas corporation that put in $3 million, and three corporations in the tax haven of Panama, historically a favored destination for Latin-American dirty money—“one of the filthiest money-laundering sinks in the world,” as a U.S. Customs official once put it. …..
…. Many Americans might react with a shrug to the idea of shady foreign money such as Robert Maxwell’s being invested here. But, says Rebecca Wilkins, of the Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit Citizens for Tax Justice, “It is shocking that a presidential candidate should think that is O.K.””
No, we are not reacting with a shrug … we want #BainMitt fully exposed ….
@TheJusticeDept #BainMitt's Personal Attorney is trustee of his 'blind trust' vanityfair.com/politics/2012/… that certainly puts the lame in lameness.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 05, 2012
The 6 page Oppo Research is majesty to behold! The precision is masterful! It fleshs out Vanity Fair nicely and the Newsweek piece that is coming out or is already out!
Very much appreciate your posting the ‘fact checking’ post at http://www.hopeandchange.net/ & especially for pointing to this document:
Urge everyone to read it and share it.
What’s the best fact checking site…I want to show that the ACA is NOT 50% of GDP…WTH! Thanks
I am seeing some snarky tweets about Obama being in Paris and pox news. Did pox news lying crew say something that I missed?
According to Ezra Klein who sat in for Rachel, this lie started on Breitbart’s old website and spreaded like wildfire on the right wing nut job websites, even after it had been debunked.
Here’s a link to an article that explains how this particular rumor got started and about the lying conservatives do in general.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed voter ID bills that his fellow Republicans call an attempt to crack down on voter fraud, and critics characterize as a move to disenfranchise minority groups.
Snyder on Tuesday rejected H.B. 5061 and S.B. 803 — both sponsored by Republican members of the Michigan Legislature – which would have required voters to prove U.S. citizenship in order to receive a ballot and a photo ID to pick up an absentee ballot.
Tuesday’s vetoes signaled Snyder parting ways with the Republican Party’s ongoing efforts to enact voter ID laws, which critics say are an effort to discriminate against minority voters who have historically supported Democratic candidates.
What’s the real story here ? Some kinda bait and switch in Obama state MI and then do the real voter disenfranchisement in swing states like PA, OH and FL ?
Hi all – happy 4th! Re the Romney tax stuff : his spokeswoman always says stuff like ‘ the Governor has complied with every law ‘ … our line of attack must be ‘since we haven’t seen the returns we don’t know if this is true’ and keep hammering this home. Let’s demand of them AND the press to PROVE their claims. We wanna see those returns – we wanna know if he bet against the US dollar with his swiss accounts, we wanna know if he was ‘free riding’ on the US economy by not paying his fair share. I smell blood in the water on this so keep pushing hard.
Cluny, I am with you 100%. Both the media and the Democrats should demand to see Romney’s tax returns from 1999. This is the year that Romney claims he retired from Bain.
President Obama pulled a fast one on Karl Rove and the National Review, who claimed he was in Paris raising cash on July 4th, when he was, in fact, doing what he does every year — throwing a party for our troops on the South Lawn of the White House.
President Obama and the First Lady had their annual July 4th barbeque for our service members and Obama spoke a few words, ending on a consistent note of being there for our troops as they have been there for us, saying, “And as long as I have the honor of being your Commander-in-Chief, I want you all — our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families — to know this: America will always remember. We will always be there for you, just as you’ve been there for us.”
Look, it’s even on video! Watch here:
Gosh, that man is amazing, isn’t he? He showed up right where his itinerary said he would be — on the South Lawn of the White House, giving a party for our troops – you know, sorta patriotic and all on Independence Day — or, as conservatives like to say, “spending July 4th in Paris.”
Gee, the South Lawn doesn’t look like Paris. I guess all of those troops don’t exist either…
Happy Independence Day, from all of us here at Evil Liberal Socialism Headquarters – aka, PoliticusUSA.
Is there no limit at all to the level of 24×7 lies from turdblossom, pox news and rw sites ? Sheesh.
Hope you all had a happy fourth! Watched the entire John Adams series on HBO today…so good. Also, here’s a wonderful quote from PBO. (I’m thinking of posting one of these a day to lift our spirits)
“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. it’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”
I started watching that series then stopped. Got busy I guess. It was actually good.
Hello to anyone who’s still here. Got back from the Macys fireworks about 20 minutes ago and saw The Amazing Spider Man movie. Movie was very good. Did not regret spending $13.50 on it. Fireworks were cool too. Walked with hundreds of people over to the Hudson – or as close to it as possible. Everyone was pleasant and well behaved thank goodness. Very good view of those fireworks too.
Sounds like fun!
Very late to the party here – happy Fourth of July everyone! :)
You back from vc’s now?? how cool was that!
I actually just spent the day with lovely VC. I’m still in Toronto – until next week. It was fantastic to meet her, a real live O-bot.
Or rather, a real live FELLOW O-bot.
Happy 4th theo and glad all you O-bots had a chance to spend time together :)
vc is a friggin’ canadian ? :)
… ahem – and so am I! (and 33 million others, by the way…)
Happy 4th everybody!!!
Mitt has been running for president for 7 years and his money has been running from America for even longer than that.— (@LOLGOP) July 05, 2012
LOLGOP is the real deal! Amk, I think you found your twin!
He is way more funnier and original, nath. I love his tweets.
Did anyone notice TeaNN didn’t cover any of the 4th of July celebration for the troops at the White House yesterday? As I have said before they have long lost any respect I had for it. It has sunk to low, it isn’t worth watching. Were they at the parade with Mitt?
Enough with TeaNN, any info on when President Obama leave the White House for his bus tour? Will he be starting the tour in Ohio first? And what time will his first event be? I’m trying to get all the info so I don’t miss anything.
Biden and Jill Biden will be in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with no public events scheduled.
Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
Obama departs Joint Base Andrews en route Toledo, Ohio.
Obama arrives Toledo, Ohio.
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Wolcott House Museum Complex.
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Washington Park.
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
"The Modern Conservative Is Engaged In The Search For A Superior Moral Justification For Selfishnes" ~ John Kenneth Galbraith— Chris Cook (@cwcook1000) July 05, 2012
and the post-modern conservative doesn’t give a shit about moral justification for selfishness. mitt romney is the poster boy for their view: ‘i’m not going to apologize for being successful’.
Old People Didn't Run Up the Deficit. Hungry Children Didn't Run Up The Deficit. GOP Wars, Bush Tax Cuts & Corp Welfare Ran Up The Deficit— Chris Cook (@cwcook1000) July 05, 2012
That is a great tweet. I keep telling people teachers, firefighters, the poor, the unemployed, etc., are not the enemy and we need to stop treating them that way. They aren’t the ones to blame for the economy – nor are undocumented immigrants. It’s just ridiculous and the right uses this to demonize people who need the most help. Makes me sick.
Yes, it’s well past the time when this demonizing has to end. We have to push back hard whenever we hear this crap.
I can’t help but feel sorry for those receiving assistance – sorry for their situation and sorry for the way they are treated and viewed by the Fright Wing. People, for the most part, do not want to be on assistance; they get help because they have to feed their family, feed their children. If the GOP cares so much for life, why do they not want to help children? They don’t care about them after they’re born. Makes me sad. Plus a lot of families receiving assistance now are military. I thought the GOP was supposed to care about our fighting men and women and their families? That’s what they keep saying but I guess they only care about them while they are fighting; after they come home, they’re just more “freeloaders” (according to the GOP).
"I Dare Anyone 2 Tell The People Of This Country What the Republican Party Has Done 2 Help The Poor & Middle Class During The Last 60 Years"— Chris Cook (@cwcook1000) July 05, 2012
"My 5 Sons Don't Need To Enlist Because They Serve This Country By Helping Me Get Elected" ~ Mitt Romney— Chris Cook (@cwcook1000) July 05, 2012
These are all excellent tweets by Chris Cook! Thank you so much, 57andfemale, for sharing them with us. I especially like this one the most for its currency:
“Old People Didn’t Run Up the Deficit. Hungry Children Didn’t Run Up The Deficit. GOP Wars, Bush Tax Cuts & Corp Welfare Ran Up The Deficit.”
Of course the quote from John Kenneth Galbraith beautifully sums up the current state of the Republican party. I seriously wonder about the morality of the people who claim to be followers of Jesus the Christ, but yet embrace the mantra of selfishness preached by the Republican party.
I thought they were excellent and worth sharing.
Your point about the misuse of Christianity and Jesus — this started with the emergence of the Christian Right in the 70’s, where if you had wealth it meant God ‘liked’ you and it morphed into also believing that if you were poor you were some kind of lowlife in the eyes of Jesus. Check out Frank Schaeffer on the blogroll — he’s an expert on this stuff since he was raised in this b.s.
The ability to change how people think in America started with the Christian Right — it never started with actual conservatives and certainly not the Republican party. It started as a concerted effort to change the thinking patterns of Americans about what is patriotic, what is ‘graced’ by God and THEN they started to run for public office.
What the Republicans/Christian Right did brilliantly was start with how Americans thought and changed it first, and then they took over government. they started by getting strongholds in school systems where they could rewrite history. A country that as late as the Clinton era had a belief that taxes paid for the common good of the nation — they changed people into believing all taxes are evil.
Democrats and progressives still think they have the right ideas and spend more time laughing at the rest of the country for believing the nonsense Republicans believe than actually addressing the way Americans view their country now and fixing it. I don’t understand why Democrats still think we all understand the New Deal and the good it did when Republicans have co-opted the meaning of freedom and patriotism.
Why DWS or the Obama campaign hasn’t hired the girl from the Winning Words Project or George Lakoff astounds me — people who understand how to reclaim the words and beliefs we need.
PBO is trying but he can’t accomplish it on his own when he doesn’t even get respectable news coverage like every other President in history has received. But Dem’s are still stuck in their same mindset and have no clue how to reclaim the American narrative.
I agree they are excellent tweets by Mr. Cook
Florida Voter Purge Is Unlikely to Resume | The Nation – po.st/MZlrxm— (@Suma4720) July 05, 2012
the economist suggests america take health care reform a step further: federalize medicaid. because state budgets cannot be run at a deficit, when revenues slack off, the budgets are often balanced by cutting medicaid and other benefits for the poor.
cue exploding rethug heads….now!
This is actually a great idea. It’s cruel and inhumane to subject people on Medicaid to the vagaries of state budgets and the ideological bent of incompetent state governors when their lives literally depend on the help they receive. For example, every child born with Down’s Syndrome is eligible for Medicaid because of the costs involved in helping these kids grow up to live happy and productive lives. Yank that support away because some creep of a governor got elected and you destroy their prospects in life. Same with anyone with a disability or inability to earn an income. It’s long past time for the GOP to stop playing games with people’s lives and federalize this system.
I saw that LOD was going to be hosting Morning Joe today so I thought that would be a huge improvement, and who do I see first thing on his panel?—S.E. Cupp! MSNBC is shoving her onto every single program there now. For some reason. For no good reason. Irritation reason? Maddening reason?
Thanks for the warning. Not only is she irritating and maddening she is not very bright or interesting.
He had Glen Greenwald on his show the other day.
S.E. Cupp is that her real name? Does S.E. stand for something or her mom and dad name her S.E.?
SE is not her real first/middle name. I believe it’s Sarah Elizabeth. Last semester I had to write a research paper on gender and politics and in one of my sources they mentioned that she goes by SE Cupp because she didn’t want her gender to be a factor when she was just writing and not appearing on television so she decided to just go by her initials since no one could assume her gender that way.
I’m a dork – I said SE wasn’t her real name but they are her real initials obviously. I need more coffee.
Is there a way to edit a post? I’m a bit new here. :)
Not to worry, Cogna. TODville understands; residents here are experienced in reading my dorkiness. ;) GM and welcome! :lol: :lol:
Good – because I do things like that A LOT!
And you can call me Paws. :)
Paws, it is. [After writing that and reading it mentally, it made me think of 'positive' ] ;)
Cannot stand her! I refuse to watch the show she’s on at 3pm (EST). I can appreciate different viewpoints and do not mind debating real issues with conservatives, but I cannot abide by anyone outright lying and that is all she does. It’s one lie after another. Not only that, but her facial expressions and her condescending tone are reminiscent of a teenager, not a grown woman. I can’t understand why MSNBC is putting her on every show and I certainly don’t understand why they put her on her own show. She lies almost as much as Romney does.
Thanks for the info cognachas4paws. I do not watch S.E. either, nor do I watch Morning Joke even if O’Donnell or Rev. Al is up there. I don’t watch Alex Wagner, Ms. Greenspan. When I’m watching tv I make sure my remote is near me, because I will not watch any ad by Mitt Romney or his super pac.And tell me one Republican who doesn’t lie their butt off, I can’t think of one.
Is that new, Jovie ?
I think so, Linda. I think I heard Bill Press mention it this morning.
Unfortunately like so many mornings these days, I turned Bill off when he said how wonderful FDL was where he was going to talk about his book, The Obama Hate Machine. I just tweeted him and asked if he was either insane or uninformed — FDL IS the Obama hate machine.
“FDL IS the Obama hate machine.”
Ain’t that the truth!!!
Those number came out after NBC/WSJ polls came out.
Obama to announce China trade complaint on bus tour
By DONOVAN SLACK | 7/5/12 7:03 AM EDT
President Obama is using his campaign bus tour through Ohio on Thursday to announce the administration’s intention to file an unfair trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization.
The complaint alleges China has unfairly placed new duties on American-made cars and sport utility vehicles, including Jeep Wranglers made in Toledo, Ohio, according to a Toledo Blade story distributed by the White House:
The enforcement action aims to force China to rescind the duties it placed disproportionately on General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC imports because of the 2009 taxpayer rescue of the auto industry…China in December imposed anti-dumping and countervailing duties on certain SUVs, claiming that U.S. taxpayer support of the two automakers amounted to a government subsidy that was illegal under WTO rules. The Obama Administration disputes that claim.
The duties cover more than 80 percent of U.S. auto exports to China, or about 92,000 vehicles. They add 15 percent to the price of an imported Jeep Wrangler or Detroit-made Jeep Grand Cherokee, 21.8 percent to a Buick Enclave and Cadillac CTS produced in Lansing, and 4.1 percent to an Acura TL sedan made by Honda of America Manufacturing Co. at Marysville, Ohio.
Obama is expected to talk about the complaint during a campaign stop in Maumee, Ohio, one of three events on his tour Thursday. He has made his decision to bail out the auto industry one of the central talking points of his campaign – a seemingly clean contrast with Mitt Romney, who advocated against providing government money to automakers.
Camera caught Chuck Toad still catching some Z’s—–snapped to just in time to babble something insignificant.
Happy Thursday morning, TODobots!
Has Romney released his Mandate Returns yet?— (@LOLGOP) July 05, 2012
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