… with David Beckham, Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants and Brandi Chastain
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a ‘Let’s Move-London’ event at Winfield House
I like your smile, Congrats, Df!
My, my, you people (Miss Ann) are FAST! Congratulations df on #1
Thanks,hf…my being first was a fluke….but I’ll take it!
Helloooooooooo DF …. can’t post this pic enough
Thank you, Chips! Even MORE beautiful pics:) I adore this pic, and adore this incredible couple:)
So do I desertflower.
See pics on last thread
Oh, Mitt: those Romney gaffes in full
Boobs, blunders, clangers – whatever you call them, Romney likes to drop them. And he’s really outdone himself in London
From criticising the biggest sporting event Britain has held in over 40 years, to “looking out of the backside of 10 Downing Street”, Mitt Romney’s first foreign trip of his presidential candidacy hasn’t gone quite as well as he might have hoped. As the former Massachusetts governor continues to gaffe his way across London, here’s a round-up of Romney’s red-facers. So far.
Bringing this over:
ESPECIALLY for PA voters…but maybe EVERYONE should check this out just so it WON’T be an issue! Pass this along!
When states put in a voter ID law in a big hurry, one really common problem voters and poll workers encounter is “address mismatch”. This is where your voter registration address does not match the address on your driver’s license (or other photo ID). People generally don’t update the address on their driver’s license until it’s time to renew the driver’s license, which didn’t matter prior to the voter ID law but does matter now. You must fix this mismatch if you hope to vote a first class ballot in Pennsylvania. If you go to the PA site for voter ID info, you will find this, under “person who has recently moved”:
If you read this link…there are LOTS OF HOOPS to jump through if you’ve recently moved…please know the voting rules and changes for your state! Find out NOW, so you can take care of anything that may be a question.
Thanks DF. Here is link to OUTSTANDING resource for PAVID: http://www.pahouse.com/documents/2012/Voter-ID-Education-Guide.pdf
This guide was produced by the PA House Dems. For a free printed copy, call the nearest PA House Dem district office.
Great,Alycee! Everyone needs to do this though…not just PA voters! This entire voter suppression has me crazy.
Oh, you are absolutely correct! I’m going to forward link to W-is-W. Would be great if we could each gather USER FRIENDLY resources for our states.
Additionally, establish a relationship with your county voter registration office, the ID issuing office, and your state rep’s office. The employees in the voter registration office and PennDOT are facing a lot of the same frustrations that we the people are — a new law where they are tweeking the rules daily and NO increase in personnel to handle the increased workload; treating these folks with repect and common courtesy will create allies rather than enemies. If a worker can’t fullly answer your inquiry, ask for the supervisor/manager/director. These things are working for me…
David Beckham needs to lose the tie bar…:) Glad that he’s there with FLOTUS though…very awesome!
Slow your roll on the tie bar df. Some of us old school fuddie-duddies grew up with those. Besides they keep the tie out of the food when one sits at a table.
I was going to say just what the Skipper said, tho I’ve never worn a tie bar, they might be coming back into fashion after these pics go round ze webz!
The first lady continues to do just what she has always done….be herself, be beautiful, be gracious, be involved and be welcoming. Just can’t see Annrom doing that.
Our FLOTUS is so wonderful.
Love the pictures .
@MarkKnoller #GWB TANKED our GDP & despite TOTAL obstruction from the GOP our President has managed steady GDP GROWTH. Got it #NEWSTAINER?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
After you win re election…KEEP TALKING ABOUT GUN CONTROL, PBO! This nearly made me wretch this morning! Stand Your Ground on fucking steroids! Is this the kind of country we want to live in? Where people can’t even talk to each other? Where you are presumed to be a threat? Where batcrapcrazy people do this stuff?? OMG. OMG. OMG.
that is just sad. and it’s sobering and scary. I do canvassing. i’m going to keep my eyes peeled for tresspassing signs.
@truthteam2012 #GWB TANKED our GDP & despite TOTAL obstruction from GOP & #NEWSTAINER obfuscation, our #PBO has managed steady GDP GROWTH.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
Good Morning TODFam! Yesterday, was blur — on the go. Came home to find that little Mitty is making an ass of himself on the world stage. Sure, it’s good for a laugh; however, I see it as a big distraction (possibly by design). Think about it, yesterday, did you hear ANYTHING about TAX RETURNS, OUTSOURCING & OFF-SHORING $$$, LACK OF POLICY SPECIFICS? Let us keep our eyes on the mission and not be drawn off course by the bright shining bauble… FORWARD!!!!!
No, Mitt making a darn jackass out of his self was not by design.
Agree, ab. He is not smart enough to orchestrate so many perfect eff-ups… Yesterday seemed to me part of a Higher Plan for MythMisTruth. Willard the Wannock! Hee! Still chuckling!
I have voter reg all weekend long…I hope that lots of you will be taking some time to work on the Weekend of Action this weekend..no matter how big or small….:)
Good on you df. I volunteer Mon and Wed, or at least one day a week at the local office. It clears the cobwebs and puts stuff in perspective. It helps ignore the MSMs attempts to make this a nail biting, photo finish, over the top, election. Slow and steady is winning this race.
Me too! I collect them from ten others and turn it into my local OFA office within 48 hours, so they can turn it into the State!
So wonderful cookemom and jovie! We all need to do our fair share:)
Trying to be 5 places at once on Saturday — funeral, 2 graduation/college send-off parties, OFA day of action and a Women Marines meeting… will be working for PBO at all five (I’m shameless). For things like church, funerals or dress-up events, I wear my little jewelry type pin — its always a conversation starter!
On Monday evening, I’m running a Voter ID Info Workshop; target audience are those without VID, and folks that want to be trained to assist others in obtaining VID.
Just a couple words, Alycee (to you and all the others!): Thank You!
On behalf of myself and others — you’re welcome!
Here’s how Crossroads GPS has spent nearly $86 million in dark money
Kevin Koehler – July 27, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
Since the start of this election cycle in 2011, Crossroads GPS has put out dozens of press releases about its ad buys. We have compiled the dollar figures from its website and totaled up $85,683,000 in announced spending so far. Of that, over $64.9 million has gone or will soon go to ads exclusively targeting Barack Obama and more than $13.7 million was directed at Congressional candidates. (For $7 million, the proportions spent were not disclosed.) See the table below to explore the data.
Cnbc chick said it means the Uncertainty of the fiscal cliff means that companies are not hiring.
In other words, cnnc said, give me my tax cuts or else!
Well the how come stocks all over the world mostly are Up today?
How come Stocks in USA is Up over 100 points today, as of 10:51am CT?
Because CNBC was up until 7-26-12 were forecasting GDP to be tops, 1.2%.
12 consecutive quarters with GDP growth. 28 consecutive months with private JOB growth. In spite of TBGOPers obstructionism.
Reveille O Os!!!! Up and at ‘em this great getting up day!!! Well, it looks like Mitttwit the Pitiful has left quite the Saxony stain on the little island that makes stuff nobody wants with his attempt to paint PBO as just another blah person. Couldn’t have happened to a better Anglo. Don’t mess with Karma, she’s a real B when angered.
My political take today is PBO can save some of his arsenal until later in August. Pittiful has sucked up the oxygen on his own for awhile. Then, he has to relive the trip when he comes back. Then he still has those tax returns. That’ll take care of August. By September, he’ll be running from his own shadow.
Oh, cookemom – The best image today, so far, about Romney – *he’ll be running from his own shadow* – I love it!
Oh my gosh, it looks like FLOTUS is having so much fun!! Love the photos and David Beckham is clearly enjoying himself.
Last night on local news they did a piece on Jessica Chastain because she is a local girl and she said she is so proud of FLOTUS and so thrilled to be with her in London and wants to do anything she can to promote Let’s Move. BRAVO, team!!
Great article DF – gives us facts instead of hysteria. Please share with everyone you know.
I just came across this strange article about how one of the U.S. Olympian female wrestlers actually picked up FLOTUS and they took a photo of it: http://www.press-citizen.com/usatoday/article/56528798?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|NationWorld|s.
I’m not sure how I feel about that – seems pretty strange. It does show that FLOTUS is always a good sport.
I’m sure the rightwing crazies will have something to say about it. You’re right, FLOTUS is a good sport. And the lady wrestler isn’t crazy– she asked permission. Permission was granted and she did her thing. I’m sure if FLOTUS had said no, Lady wrestler would have laughed and still had a moment to remember her entire life.
I read the story and it was very nice what the wrestler said and as Isonprize said RWNJ will say what they want. I say FUCK ‘EM.
You can’t make sense of crazy people, so why live your life is constant worry over what they say (which I’m not saying you are doing, btw)
In fact, it’s because the pic is a cell pick and not a professional pic like from Peter Sousa that it probably looks weird, but I bet at a different official angle it was a nice pic.
What’s strange about it. We know we have a First Lady who is like no other, she is herself, she is down to earth, she is about fun, being real. No you would not see Laura Bush doing that, but that’s because Laura Bush is not like our FLOTUS. The female wrestle said she didn’t just want a hug, so she asked if she could pick her up, FLOTUS said yes, no big deal. And since when did we care what the right wing have to say? FLOTUS can act like a angel and they still will fine fault. So to hell with what they think.
I love that she felt comfortable enough to even think about lifting up the First Lady, and that she asked for permission before she tried anything. Sweet story!
FYI – stock up on grains of salt.
@TPM POLL AVG. has Romney leading (even RCP, A GOP site doesn't)……they weight mostly with just Rasmussen and Gallup— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) July 27, 2012
@nolesfan2011 @TPM Real Clear Politics was founded by two GOP operatives, and now part of Republican Steve Forbes media empire.— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) July 27, 2012
@TPM has been leaning right for sume time since March &now models itself like the Huff—A Center Right Media Portal. Their Pollster is Rep.— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) July 27, 2012
@JeffersonObama @TPM Stocking up on grains of salt. Useless polling to shape opinion and perpetuate clickbait.— meta (@metaquest) July 27, 2012
@JeffersonObama @TPM It's the Arianna Cashish Model of MSM servitude.— meta (@metaquest) July 27, 2012
Brilliant, all, meta!
exactly Meta. It’s all about getting viewership and clicks.
TPM have PBO winning 11/12 swing states – and still they have Romney in front overall?
TMP tabulations include Rasmussen and Gallup. Rasmussen, especially, would always have numbers mostly favorable of Romney and the TBGOPers whenever Romney is in deep bat poop. Their way of trying to change the news cycle and keep the attacks on pres Obama going 24/7 by the national media. My suggestion, please consider the source………
We’ve got good news.
After positive GDP report, U.S. stocks opened higher and the DOW gained 42 points. Yep. All this good news is #ObamasFault— (@utaustinliberal) July 27, 2012
Q3 GDP in 08 fell 8.9% before @BarackObama took office. Under Pres. Obama, we've had 12 straight quarters of growth. http://t.co/udjg7nhw— (@utaustinliberal) July 27, 2012
The economy grew faster than expected. GDP increase of 1.5%. #ObamasFault #GoodNews— (@utaustinliberal) July 27, 2012
@MitchellReport #GWB TANKED our GDP & despite TOTAL obstruction from GOP our President has managed steady GDP GROWTH. Got it #NEWSTAINER?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
@DavidCornDC #GWB TANKED our GDP & despite TOTAL obstruction from GOP & #NEWSTAINER obfuscation, our #PBO has managed steady GDP GROWTH.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
@stefcutter #GWB TANKED our GDP & despite TOTAL obstruction from GOP & #NEWSTAINER obfuscation, our #PBO has managed steady GDP GROWTH.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
UTAL, I wish I could get my hands on info as effectively and pithily as you do. Congrats, I am so glad you are an active participant on our side! That middle tweet with the ‘Who Grew our Economy’ graph is just perfect IMO; a terrific example of the kind of tweets I envision us all producing during these final months before Nov. 6. YOU GO, ‘GIRL’!!!!!!!
So true – UTAL makes it so easy to retweet her marvelous information – as do so many great TOD tweeters! Thanks for all the hard work. It’s hard to do lots of research during the work day when so much of the news happens. Much easier to retweet and feel like I’m still contributing to the pushback.
Isn’t that a great informative tweet! I keep coming back and re-reading it because it encapsulates relevant information so neatly, AND it includes a visual. I love visual links because I’m too lazy to read a lot of print.
Hi Theo, old girl, you are contributing to the pushback, and it’s good to have people from all the time zones, as well as all the spectrum of work time scenarios represented.
Gotta love Michelle. She really jumps in there, gives it her all, has fun! Somehow I can’t picture Miss Ann doing the same. I did laugh when I heard that Miss Ann tried to improve the sour taste Willard left in the mouths of the Brits by saying that both of them just love Downtown Abbey. So there! Doesn’t that count for anything and make things all better? (answer: that’s just desperate and no, it doesn’t)
Annie Oakley is more prone than the Mittwit to make a gaffe. They should never be interviewed at the same time. Neither knows how to talk off script. She’s worse than him imo. However, they do make for some entertaining kerfunkles (sp).
One of the things that depressed me most about a Dem friend’s recent conversation is that she said she found Ann Romney to be a very strong and charming woman. Oh, and now she thinks Dems lie as much as Republicans. UGH.
I would put that friend in the “used to be DEM” category. Just sayin’
No true Democrat talks such nonsense. She probably voted for McCain/Palin in ’08.
Bet her $10,000.00 that she can’t name one thing Annie Oakley has done that makes her strong and charming. Her physical impairment doesn’t count, nor the ability to dressage and dance with a horse whose purpose is another tax sheltered write-off.
I asked her that and she said that Ann raised 5 children – with lots of help, but still. She’s a worrier and her main gripe is the economy and she’s scared to death about it even though she’s very safe financially. I ended the convo because I was very shocked and taken aback, she’s been a friend for 15 years, I was getting too emotional and I was an overnight guest in her house. I’m fairly certain she’ll still vote for PBO but will see what happens the next time we talk and take it from there.
You should ask her some specifics. Which lies does she think the Dems have told? Which lies does she think the GOP have told? And then both of you research to find out who’s actually telling the truth. If you have the energy for all that. There are some friends whom I’ve just written off, and left to their delusions. I’d rather focus on those who still have a chance to be moved to reason.
meta, tell your friend that if we re-elect President Obama, get rid of those tea party members, elect some folks in Congress and Senate who is willing to work with this President, who will put the country before party, the economy will improve faster.
Downton Abbwy? Is there such a place?
New OFA ad-
I’m sorry but Rasmussen can’t be correct about Romney’s lead, it’s not matching what the state by state polls are saying at all. If anything the polls should be showing president Obama’s lead by 4 to 5 and that’s being very lenient given that polls can be inaccurate.
Fox says the lead from Rasmussen is because of the you didn’t bulks that remark. Fox feels this remark, is the whole campaign and are using Rasmussen to push their meme!
Just picked up an award for export performance from indian gobinment.
5th year in a row.
Way to go. It is just great to have celebrities among us. Interesting how some governments support their businesses in terms of exporting things other than jobs.
Due to the crappy conn at the hotel, I can’t reply quickly.
Outstanding! Congratulations amk!!!!!!
Thanks Bob. To get this award being from literally a very small town was satisfying. My 70+ staff will get a month extra bonus next week.
To jovie below – am not an ‘murkan.
Way to go, amk! Bet Wifey Unit is proud of her hubby unit!
Dotster, I have a feeling Wifey Unit is the brains behind the business
You should contact WH, tell them what just happened. They might need you! Seriously!
WOW! Congrats to our famous amk! Cheers!!
ExpErt performance, you say? Well, good on you, and your work force! I see the Repubs haven’t yet brainwashed you into the realization that you did it all by yourself
Amk, that’s flippin’ fantastic! I doff my cap to you sir!
Congratulations, amk! Well done!!
congrats, amk! now please explain how you do that, while maintaining your title here as tweeter extraordinaire? do you not sleep?
Hi AMK, I am late as usual, but congrats on this great achievement!
Wonder if any mainstream media outlets will disclose all the shenanigans that went on during Willard’s Olympic stewardship—-personally intervening for Mormon friends to secure tax breaks for giant shopping/office/housing plazas and steering multi-millions of tax money to friends’ resorts for development and improvements. These friends are now donating big money to the Willard campaign. Haven’t politicians gone to prison for this kind of stuff?
RT @DavidCornDC: "I couldn’t love him more": How Mitt Romney steered a key Olympic project to his friend. bit.ly/PQMbQ5— Don Millard (@OTOOLEFAN) July 27, 2012
Ha Ha! And true!
"Romney pretty much makes Prince Charles look like a beer-and-a-shot guy by comparison." – @GlobeMcGrory b.globe.com/LS1OX0 #mapoli— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 27, 2012
@Messina2012 #ADollarADayToOFA from not until 6 Nov of even 20% of @BarackObama followers would be a #YouPeople affirmation of US democracy.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
#ADollarADayToOFA … typo corrected …
@Messina2012 #ADollarADayToOFA from NOW until 6 Nov of even 20% of @BarackObama followers would be a #YouPeople affirmation of US democracy.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
In the Oval Office, Pres. Obama uses five pens to sign US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act into law. http://t.co/6rPXJ38X— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 27, 2012
Knoller is off message. How many fundraisers is that? LOL!
But the GOP keeps telling us that PBO is anti-Israel and they wouldn’t lie to us.
I wonder what Mitt is gonna talk about when he gets to Israel?
He should tell them how Mormons baptize Jews after they die.
Here’ya go, sailor
@Hershell_Bryant @netanyahu One thing Bibi might want to set straight with #BainMitt is that when he dies Mitt's not to baptize him a Mormon— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
truly, people need to start wearing ‘no not convert posthumously’ bracelets around this guy.
sorry, should be ‘do not convert’
Is that Barbara Boxer? She always wears clothes that a big too big but in this photo she looks like she’s lost a lot of weight and she’s a small person to begin with.
Why isn’t Knoller over there following Mitt like a puppy dog?
I added a hashtag to a tweet to Knoller today, just for fun: #MarkKnollerForRepublicanPresidentialCandidate2016
And this is how it’s done, Mr. Romney.
Diplomacy FLOTUS 'way' – this is how it’s done, @mittromney, you moron.
cbsnews.com/8301-505263_16…— (@amk4obama) July 27, 2012
Good find Lorraine!
@michelleobama on Olympics: British cbsnews.com/8301-505263_16… via @CBSNews this is how you do it @mittromney #OBAMA2012— (@a4alice) July 27, 2012
@MittRomney @AnnDRomney if #YouPeople want to see substantive international leadership & bridge building then watch tinyurl.com/ceo74qq— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
Good interview. Michelle was terrific and Philips asked good questions with no interruption.
He likes her. Check out the comment he made under his breath when she told him he had the wrong person for the question he had just asked.
Fabulous interview….our FLOTUS is the best! I’m thrilled that she got almost eight minutes on The Morning Show! Maybe there is hope!
It was a fabulous interview, and take notice FLOTUS did not insult the Brits.
I love our President and I have to say that I think Michelle Obama is the best First Lady ever and that we are so damn lucky to have her representing the U.S. at the Olympics. The joy, enthusiasm, openness, intelligence and compassion she brings to her work is incomparable. Brava!
She along with Eleanor Roosevelt are the only two FLOTUSes who vested themselves in the interest of the people in the country. They don’t hide behind some tea set with their pinky fingers placed ever so delicately in the air among their well coiffed ladies a calling. Rearranging the furniture in the WH is noble (I guess somebody has to do it). Having reading as an initiative is admirable as well, especially when you do it about once a quarter as a photo-op. Just look at the accomplishments of Michelle and Eleanor, no one else comes even slightly close.
Alright guys, help a sista out. I’m here in Cincy and of course my mom DOES NOT have cable, so I’ma have to get video and stuff online. Thank God for the Olympics though, or I’d be bored out of my guord!
@TheRevAl #AngloSaxonMitt called Britain 'a tiny island nobody wants'; what's #KielbasaMitt & #WailingWallMitt gonna say? #RmoneyWreck— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
@hardball_chris #AngloSaxonMitt called Britain 'a tiny island nobody wants'; what's #KielbasaMitt & #WailingWallMitt gonna say? #RmoneyWreck— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
Ha! Bob! That’s funny! #wailingwallmitt and #kielbasamitt !
Glad you enjoyed it, Alice, and thank you for all the RTs. I so regret I don’t have time to thank all the wonderful folk who RT my tweets, but am just dealing with a constant struggle between all my work and trying to contribute a little something to #PBO and our democracy.
Very strange – my paper newspaper has a story about Jindal and McDonnel visitng the Romney Victory Center (ha!) in our town yesterday. Yet on the web version – nothing. Usually the stories are repeated verbatim from the paper copy. I love to go on-line and read the comments. I’m sure that’s what they were trying to avoid – this is a pretty liberal town, so the comments might be pretty over the top. Darn.
On a funny aside, I did a search of the site for “Jindahl” and it returned “Did you mean ‘genital’?”
Democrats file lawsuit to block early voting changes in Florida-
By my count, Pres Obama has signed 517 bills into law but this was only the 37th bill-signing ceremony open to press coverage.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 27, 2012
Folks, Mark Knoller is Back! That is all!
He’s been on Twitter all morning with his nonsensical “by my count” tweets obsessing PBO, every hour, minute and second.
By my count 90% of America feels like telling Knoller to STFU.
LOL! This Guy is obsessed!
Mark Knoller is what you get when you mate a walrus and a manatee!
Since most of what he has been getting lately are bills renaming post offices and that type of crap, why have open signings?
**Check out this COOL picture** >> U.S WRESTLER GIVES FLOTUS: MICHELLE OBAMA A LIFT << – press-citizen.com/usatoday/artic…— (@NZ4Obama) July 27, 2012
Elena picked up the First lady http://t.co/D1Ktkvwa— Clarissa Chun (@ClarissaChun) July 27, 2012
someone posted that pic above and commented on what RWNJ were gonna say about it and I said FUCK ‘EM. The story is real nice and it’s obvious from what the wrestler said that she loved FLOTUS and FLOTUS gave her permission for the wrestler to lift her up.
Its fairly obvious that it’s not a “pete souza” picture, but it was still cute. I agree.
What are the RWNJs gonna say about it? More importantly, who cares?!
Who gives a dam what the right wing haters say? They have no respect for FLOTUS, regardless what she does. But I have respect for her.
We take the Toronto Globe and Mail online……my husband is a big hockey fan, and it’s good to get views from outside our red state:)
They were SCATHING this morning on Mitt the Twit! Mitt truly hacked off the ENTIRE British commonwealth by his horrendous statements. Does he not know how much of the world is still part of that Commonwealth, and love the queen? Any slur against England, is a slur against them all, and they will not like that. His ignorance knows no bounds! Speaking of “Anglo-Saxon heritage”…….
I just got a bonus at work. I am in for a buck a day between now and November 6th. Who’s with me?
So COOL!!!!! Thank you!!!!
#ADollarADayToOFA … It’s the 99% Way … #FORWARD
way to go locke. we need more people like you. 100 bucks in 100 days.
I am committed.
Hi Lockewasright! I have not seen or heard from you in awhile. Our union negotiated a 2% raise and and 1% increase in our co-pay…whippeeeeee! happy days are hear again…..
Look at how these assholes jump on these GDP figures?-
They are like Scavengers!
Yeah, those awful GDP figures are why the markets have dropped so low today…What, the markets are up? They are up due to the GDP numbers being better than expected?
Despite everything the Republicans have done (or more accurately not done) in order to scuttle the economy, it still manages to move forward.
Correct! The GOP needs a double dip, to get A Robney win. Ain’t gonna happen!
The Queen will be making remarks in about 45 minutes to start off her reception heads of state including FLOTUS, who’s expected to arrive at Buckingham Palace in a few minutes.
A couple of BBC live streams from the UK here:
Here’s a Reuters stream too:
Thank you Dudette for the heads up!
launched yesterday – http://www.myoonet.com — without comment … am sure most of you will grok why & whom … just wanted to share … #FORWARD
whoa bob. impressive creds!
Reuters stream of Heads of State arrivals at Queens Reception
(raw video, no commentators)… not sure whether FLOTUS has come through yet
Ha ! So far every one of them is an old white-haired man.
I saw the Kenya delegation drive up. They broke the pattern.
A guy just said Denmark is about to come through now…
Folks, by my count, Mar Knoller had to take a Piss 1474x in the WH Mens Room, since Jauary 20, 2009!
By your count how many roast pork & mayo sandwiches has he stuffed his faced with since Jan 20 2009?
By my count, Knoller has gotten 556 Emails from the RNC and 443 emails from the Robney Camp!
Oh boy…. TeaNN….Karma…..
CNN chief Jim Walton resigns amid low ratings, says the company needs new leadership: apne.ws/MPer2H -PP— The Associated Press (@AP) July 27, 2012
Guess that brilliant plan to emulate FOX didn’t work out so well.
John Boy Walton resigned? I liked his Family!
@AP Nothing like learning the hard way that emulating #FOX #NEWSTAINERS as #TeaNN is a really lousy biz model >> @WolfBlitzerCNN @CrowleyCNN— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
I need to email CNN and tell them they need to stop being like FOX Jr. and get back to the days when Ted Turner own the station.
Walton has probably been watching the new HBO show The Newsroom and finally figured out that he really wasn’t in the news business but more so in the entertainment business so he quit.
That newbee in the 5 AM slot insulted our Green Berets today by saying the Olympic uniforms with the beret are not American.
Follow First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2012 Olympic Games in London @LetsMove
FLOTUS’ most recent tweets:
3 hrs ago
Had so much fun playing at the @nickelodeonpr @letsmove event! Beckham, spongebob, power rangers and olympians getting active w kids! -mo
2 hrs ago
Still all smiles! Thanks again to @nickelodeonpr and all our partners for an amazing @letsmove event! #olympics #teamusa -mo
McDonell and Jindal basically said the foreign press does not matter, we don’t own them.
Yo @MittRomney we've told #YouPeople over & over, neither the Internet, YouTube or OUR BRAINS are #EtchASketchable. You OWN You #RmoneyWreck— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 27, 2012
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown not getting involved for Obama
The Democratic mayor says he’ll play no role in the presidential race.
Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-07-26/story/jacksonville-mayor-alvin-brown-not-getting-involved-obama#ixzz21q7sDD86
Why can’t Democrats keep their mouths SHUT ! GRRRRR
Of course, a lot of Democrats only care about themselves. Except for the College there, Northern Florida is severely conservative!
He is looking for the media attention, so desperately? I smell a media attention…..looking to turn back their vicious attacks on pres Obama.
we don’t need him.
Boston Globe finally does a story on Robney London gaffes-
American press is a little slow, but this will do!
VC, I promise to check in more often and drop word or two…these days I am just speechless thanks to the crap for media we have, plus the misinformed/do not want to be informed voters not to mention all the other craziness…
Hiya Amk…so where is a good place to come and do a yoga retreat…yes, I am expecting you represent India’s tourism and given that the gov’t has given you an award and all the least you can do is promote
Later TODville!!! Mayor Chips, you there…not kidnapped are you?
‘I promise to check in more often’ I can’t ask for more than that, CJ! Well………… just kidding!
I wonder who is the Embarrassment to America now? Yeah, one, Willard Mitterrand Romney.
The question is, had this been then sen Obama in 2008 in this kind of predicament, the press alone would have started asking if the Senator was ready to be president. Why are We Not hearing that question asked of Mitt the Twit?
Because, they have tons of connections and ad money pouring into these networks. It’s also really effecting the coverage!
LOL! Fox News is just irate with the British Press. They are losing it with the coverage of Robney, over there!
Seriously in melt down mode. I love it!
Whoopi Goldberg speaking live at the International AIDS conference
CNN live stream now…
This is funny as heck.
How bad was Romney’s first day in London?
“It has been widely reported already in the US that Mitt Romney’s first foreign trip as a US Presidential candidate… did not go well.
But my suspicion is that a lot of my friends in America who are accustomed to “he said, she said” news coverage might suspect that this disaster is being blown out of proportion by the schadenfreude of delighted Obama supporters.
As your woman on the ground here in the UK, I want to assure you: IT REALLY IS THAT BAD. Here below are the Romney headlines in every British Newspaper this morning.”
Even rove admits Romney blew it
Just had to share this. The following is a letter to the editor in mty loacl paper. This is the entirety of the letter (other than the writer’s name):
“Interesting that the same media that is consumed with Romney and Bain had no interest in Obama and Wright.”
The writer is getting reamed in the comments.
Yet another person living in that alternate universe.
For two straight weeks that mess was looped on every cable channel non-stop and he says the media showed NO interest in Obama and Wright. SMDH!!!!!!!
Well all, I was suppose to be off today but I got called in to work because we are so busy. I am so happy about the extra shift. I will sorely miss the opening ceremony tonight! I just keep thinking about college tuition and new care payments I am responsible for. Happy I can now cover both.
Love you all. Have fun at the opening!
Love you back! So glad to hear your company is thriving!!
You might be able to catch it online here this evening:
Just discovered another UK stream for CCTV/BBC4:
No FLOTUS or Olympics coverage, but they are showing Star Trek Deep Space Nine right, so all’s forgiven!
I get my Captain Benjamin Sisko fix.
The under-appreciated Star Trek series. I concur!
Willard has told a right wing Israeli newspaper, Israel Hayom, that if PBO had followed George W.’s “freedom agenda” the Arab Spring might never have happened. He said the reforms would have been more peaceful under W.’s policies. The interview took place in Reno but was released today, therefore he was not criticizing PBO while abroad. I am speechless.
The depth of his ignorance knows no bounds. And his diplomatic infractions continue to mount. He’s a crass idiot.
Bush’s ME policy was a disaster. PBO gave people hope when they had none and now they gotten rid of a few dictators and are working on one currently. In Romney world this is a bad thing.
So much for not attacking the President overseas.
Mitt Romney: Arab Spring Could’ve Been Avoided By Bush’s ‘Freedom Agenda’
In an interview with the right-wing Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom, Mitt Romney said that the Arab Spring might never have happened had Bush’s “freedom agenda” not been prematurely halted by President Barack Obama.
“President [George W.] Bush urged [deposed Egyptian President] Hosni Mubarak to move toward a more democratic posture, but President Obama abandoned the freedom agenda and we are seeing today a whirlwind of tumult in the Middle East in part because these nations did not embrace the reforms that could have changed the course of their history, in a more peaceful manner,” Romney said.
Romney argued that with the rise of democratically elected Islamist governments in some of the countries undergoing revolutions — Egypt and Tunisia in particular — the Arab Spring has turned out to be less of a boon for Western interests than it initially appeared.
“Clearly we’re disappointed in seeing Tunisia and Morocco elect Islamist governments. We’re very concerned in seeing the new leader in Egypt as an Islamist leader. It is our hope to move these nations toward a more modern view of the world and to not present a threat to their neighbors and to the other nations of the world,” he said.
That paper is owned by Sheldon Adelson…..
That fact should be blasted everywhere. The interview is what Adelson is buying.
“Clearly we’re disappointed in seeing Tunisia and Morocco elect Islamist governments. We’re very concerned in seeing the new leader in Egypt as an Islamist leader. It is our hope to move these nations toward a more modern view of the world …”.
What disgusting comments about Islam. Democracy is only good when it elects the guys you like, hey Willard? Bigoted twat.
It shows that he really doesn’t care about people, just “Western interests.” The Arab Spring is a bad thing? People, on their own, overthrowing dictators is a bad thing? I guess he wanted a bunch of Christian leaders in Arab countries. While the Ann Coulters of the world may agree, responsible people can see how bad this thinking is.
PBO has gone a long way towards having America more respected in the ME. There is still a long way to go, but talk like this can set us bad. I guess he forgot all the US flags being waved in Libya.
This guy is more than an embarrassment, he is becoming dangerous to our national security.
I agree Japa, this guy is hugely dangerous, I used to laugh at him but not so much anymore. That kind of inflammatory language is extraordinary, all in the interests of gaining a few hardline Jewish votes – never mind the wider cost.
Um, excuse me… that’s “Mitt the Twit”.
Indeed – why wouldn’t an Islamic nation elect an Islamic leader? It’s the height of arrogance to think anything else about someone else’s country, especially all the while the GOP proclaim the United States to be a “Christian Nation”, when that just isn’t true.
If I get this right, since he didn’t do this interview on foreign soil, it’s ok?….but it’s publish today?…so he’s getting his message across just the same…I read the article and I can’t believe how dangerous and ignorant he is…he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about….neocon on steroids…..
he’s actually saying the Arab Spring was a BAD THING
One of the most significant wins for PBO this week in addition to the total implosion of Willard in his clown trip abroad is the announcement from the President of the European Central Bank that the Euro will be supported at all cost. That means stabilization of European and World economy and support for continued growth in U.S. economy. The Dow has skyrocketed on expected economic gains long term.
Video of Michelle in London:
Nice article from the London Evening Standard — London 2012 Olympics: Are you watching Mitt? Michelle Obama gives a fun masterclass in diplomacy
I find this ALMOST unbelievable but after Mitt’s recent performances:
One senior British colleague used an anecdote from a rare corporate gathering at his Massachusetts home at the end of the 1980s which he claims summed up Mr Romney’s character and management style.
“One of our wives was sick – she had been pregnant and the delivery had not gone well,” said the executive. “She had serious issues. Simultaneously, another wife of one of our colleagues had cancer.
“As the wife of the first man was leaving the house, she was struggling,” the former colleague recalled. “Mitt turned to her and said: ‘Buck up – you could be like her,’ pointing to the second woman.”
Can anyone really be that awful?
17 billion in new Transportation projects-
Stocks hit 13k! Rally under way! The investors are anticipating FED QE-3 buying of Mortgage Securities and more bond buying to boost hiring. But, not until September.
Why the wait?
I just saw a clip of Robme meeting Enda Kenny. Yuk !
A pair of dicks Linda, they’re welcome to each other. Kenny is an insufferable turd.
Olympic fans – BBC1 live streaming here, opening ceremony build-up starts in 50 mins:
I read there will be cows!
And goats Dotster!
Dang! Can’t get to that one from work. Oh well.
This is BBC also, but not sure which channel: http://blog.livenewschat.tv/uk-news/
CNN International: http://blog.livenewschat.tv/international-room-chat/
Updated Swing state polls-
Mitt , how's that ANGLO-SAXON thingy working out for ya ??— HOPE44 (@HOPE44FWD) July 27, 2012
Good one, post it on #romneyshambles, they will enjoy it
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