Mansfield, Ohio, August 1
… speaking with members of the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio National Guard as he arrived at Mansfield Lahm Airport
… greeting children on the tarmac upon his arrival at Mansfield Air National Guard Base
President Obama is given a sample of fudge to taste by LaDonna Secrist, owner of the Squirrel’s Den
… with employees Lia Brunetti (L) and Carol Fisher (C) while buying fudge at the Squirrel’s Den
3:55: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the John S. Knight Center, Akron, Ohio
Congrats PFWHI on first. I love to see the President get love on the road! Makes liar out of MSM!
I know right it is lovely
Awesome, Proud. You’re giving VC a run for her money with the first place challenge!
The “Peoples President”
How sweet are these photos!!
Congrats Proud FormerWhite House Intern on being first. Awesome pics Chips, thanks.
Look at those Crowds…….Love It.
Nancy Smash with the TRUTH:
Your GOP Congress hard at work: "60 House Bills to Name Post Offices, Zero To Fix Mail Service." abcn.ws/Qvuat6 via @ABCPolitics— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 01, 2012
That’s cool, meta!!!
I had posted this tweet to her
@NancyPelosi 1 of many ways to illustrate the Total FAIL of @SpeakerBoehner "60 House Bills to Name Post Offices, Zero To Fix Mail Service"— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 01, 2012
you’re the king of tweets, bob! that’s a great response
Great tweet from Nancy smash. RT’ed.
LOVE Nancy Smash!
We can reflect on the many ways the #KOCHSTERS have done everything possible to destroy the physical, societal and institutional infrastructure of America, but sometimes the most ludicrous serves to best exemplify the absurdity of the #KOCHSTER infested GOP. Since posting a tweet on the previous thread the naming of Post Office charade really captures that absurdity quite well.
@stefcutter 1 of many ways to illustrate the Total FAIL of @SpeakerBoehner "60 House Bills to Name Post Offices, Zero To Fix Mail Service"— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 01, 2012
H/T to Christi for posting the ABC news link in the previous thread.
This would make a powerful ad if the DCCC would take it on. It’s just perfect in its juxtaposition. These two years must have been excruciating for Nancy Pelosi. Imagine knowing exactly what needs to be done and how vital it is and seeing it all frittered away by a jackass GOP Congress. I want so much for that gavel to come back to her hands so she can bang Boehner over the head with it as her first act.
Agree with you, Jackie!!
Quick! Email these pics to Maureen Dowd! Cold? This man’s warmth is there for all to see!
Well,…if this LaDonna can’t give PBO something sweet, I’m glad a namesake took my place. I’m new but still familiar with the Naughty Mat, so I’ll stop there.
Thank you 57. I already feel at home.
And speak up! We love good conversation here!
Thanks, Bobfr — one of my heros! Now I’ll be able to respond to you instead of just following you around on Twitter (I’m intrepid93).
Cool!!! Thank you!!!
Welcome, LaDLove – you seem like an old timer. Already familiar with the naughty mat, and all…
Thanks, theo67. Yeah, the one (and only) advantage to lurking is you pick up some of the language before you de-cloak. You, Tally, Bobfr, LL, 57, meta, Proud, amk, many more and, of course FL (Fearless Leader) Chica are the old friends I’m just meeting.
Welcome! Great to have you!
Thank you, desertflower. This place is my oasis in the political wilderness.
I love the expression on LaDonna Secrist’s face when PBO tastes the fudge. “You better like this….President or no.”
The effing Fed did nothing to stimulate the economy.
NYT: “Fed Offers No New Stimulus; Still Sees ‘Exceptionally Low’ Rates Through Late 2014
The Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee took no new steps to support the economy at a meeting that ended Wednesday, although the committee signaled in a statement that it was ready to take new action if job growth does not improve.
The Fed said that the pace of economic growth had slowed over the summer, and said that it expects the unemployment rate to fall “only slowly.”
Nonetheless, the Fed chose to defer action at least until the committee’s next meeting in September, in hopes that the regular arrival of new data will provide greater clarity about the health of the economy.”
Bernacke reminds me of my sister-in-law who would yell constantly at her children, “I mean it this time. I really mean it.”
Yeah, you’re waiting for Evil Incarnate until you do something to effing help. What kind of Americans are these people?
Personally, I think this is fine – but I stand to be corrected. I was listening to an economist who said that the ones who benefit from the Fed stimulus are large corporations, who benefit from the bank rates when they’re seeking loans – because the stimulus is really at that mega dollar level. And he said that does little to actually stimulate the economy, because they’re hoarding the money. So, I’m quite happy that the Fed is denying these banksters any more secret money to hoard away, while rooting for the economy and the President’s demise. The people who should be working on a stimulus are the people in Congress – which would actually make a difference to the lives of normal working people.
I really know very little about this, but I thought there were things they could do to encourage, if not compel, more lending. Thought I read that somewhere, but I defer to your better knowledge, theo67.
I just commented about that on Twitter! It’s ridiculous and it’s not a breaking story. Monetary Policy by the Fed is not as strong a tool these days. Plus there’s not a whole lot they can do to lower short term rates, when it’s already close to zero.
Could they pump more liquidity into the economy? Sure, but it won’t help! Businesses won’t hire, won’t make more goods or deliver more services until Consumer Confidence and disposable income picks up.
The effect of Federal reserve to immediately impact anything is not as effective as full on govermnet spending. If there were unemployment benefits. if the freaking RedState governors would take the stimulus money to hire teachers and pay police & first responders, there would actually be more consumer confidence.
Right now, we are in a danger of a downward spiral of self fulfilling prophecy! If Consumer Confidence goes down, then spending stops. If the consumer demand drops, manufacturers and business will stop producing or hiring people to provide goods and services!
So I agree with you Theo67!
Commander-in-Sweets. http://t.co/jQkCsQR0— meta (@metaquest) August 01, 2012
That’s adorable, meta.
It’s such a beautiful photo – the task, their expressions, their intent, the sweetness of it. Kind of iconic.
It’s just beautiful.
That ‘laser focus’ on a drop of fudge inspired ….
Yo @MittRomnney take note of the laser focus http://t.co/AiLBYkN6 you'll be running from the stage a few min into the 1st debate, fella.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 01, 2012
Yeah, no matter what he does, he’s paying full attention.
Sisters are doing it for themselves: Obama ahead by 6 in FL due to the female vote. #connecttheleft #forward— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) August 01, 2012
I want to adopt the OFA Latino phrase, Estamos Unidos, for all women. We are united and together we are a powerful force to be reckoned with. The GOP has harmed and denigrated women at their peril and I pray God they will pay for every misogynist remark they made in November.
….twitter is upgrading their platform again……..new changes……
Oh god, what now?
A couple of things I’ve noticed:
When you post a tweet, your tweet doesn’t refresh the page.
When you reply, the reply stays with the original tweet instead of going to the top of the page and refreshing.
I know the programmers need to do something to earn their pay, but jeez.
It seems they do something new every 3 – 4 months.
FLOTUS and Eric Benet
That’s an odd picture of the FLOTUS. Look at her hairline. something isn’t right about that photo.
When were the picture taken? When did FLOTUS meet Benet?
July 25th at The DC Constitutional Hall.
That’s Photoshopped. . . look at the hand hugging Eric and yes, the hairline is funky!
You’re right. And the top she’s wearing — when have you ever seen the First Lady in a shapeless top? That’s the kind of thing *I* might wear but not FLOTUS. She’s always stylish.
Wow, what a great crowd.
Happy t0 hit the sack now. Gunnite folks.
Rest well, amk!
I like LaDonna’s facial expression in both of the tasting pics.
Think POTUS might take some sweets home for FLOTUS.
Look like he’s trying to decide which kind to buy.
Oh I missed the whole thing… POTUS sure does know how to draw a crowd
@BarackObama So nice of you to talk to all of us!!! So honored to be able to speak to you on the phone! Thank you for everything! :)— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) August 01, 2012
I’m sure he’ll have all the gold medal winners to the White House, don’t you think?
All the medal winners – can’t see him leaving out silver and bronze. In fact if the entire Olympic contingent wasn’t so large I could see him having them all there for a thank you session.
thinkprogress TODAY: Romney slams Tax Policy Center as “liberal” group; NOV 2011: Romney praises TPC for “objective analysis” thkpr.gs/QpWb29
40 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite
@Rick_Gorka your boss @MittRomney & entire campaign are clueless as @thinkprogress reminds you, again thkpr.gs/QpWb29 #EtchASketchFAIL— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 01, 2012
@truthteam2012 Yet again, #BainMitt is reminded by @thinkprogress that he lives in the 21st Century thkpr.gs/QpWb29 #EtchASketchFAIL— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 01, 2012
Stream is up for President Obama’s event: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
Event in Akron is going early. CBS is streaming and C-Span streaming has upped their time to 3:30.
Heads up everyone:
The Senate Republicans blocked the Violence against Womens Act, because it includes language to protect the LGBT Community.
Thus, I feel bad for the Gay Community, the Republicans like to pick on them, sees them as less than!
NBLB! only 73 over here! YooHoo!
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