Loudoun County High School, Leesburg, Virginia, August 2
What a day!
A beautiful day!
Chipsticks, would you be able to post up the FR page links? Please, please, I saw some familiar names in the bronze column, need to move them over a bit!
Back at cha’ Theo!
Folded sleeves. Copycat. I TM’ed it.
now that is a fine looking president!
Congratulations, Proud! (I seem to type that phrase often these days!)
Give then HELL Harry!
We hit a triple!
WOW! You’ve got my vote Mr. President.
USA, USA, USA. Yea!
Michael Phelps did it! He is the pride of the neighborhood.
Man either Harry Reid really does know something, or he has balls the size of a planet!!!
Harry Reid Reiterates Demand For Romney To Release Tax Returns
…“There is a controversy because the Republican presidential nominee, Governor Mitt Romney, refuses to release his tax returns. As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. People who make as much money as Mitt Romney have many tricks at their disposal to avoid paying taxes. We already know that Romney has exploited many of these loopholes, stashing his money in secret, overseas accounts in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands…
…“It’s clear Romney is hiding something, and the American people deserve to know what it is. Whatever Romney’s hiding probably speaks volumes about how he would approach issues that directly impact middle-class families, like tax reform and the economy. When you are running for president, you should be an open book.
“I understand Romney is concerned that many people, Democrats and Republicans, have been calling on him to release his tax returns. He has so far refused. There is only one thing he can do to clear this up, and that’s release his tax returns.”..
Ha Ha Ha: My friends would often say balls the size of church bells! i think Majority Leader Harry has ‘em much bigger….
so is the ‘extremely credible source’ mccain?
I was just thinking that! He’s just the type to decide, “If I can’t be president, Romney can’t be president.”
Harry Reid and Lawrence are both individually on fire!!!
Reid isn’t backing down from his claims that Romney may not have paid taxes for 10 years and all the Romney camp can say is “put up or shut up.” How childish is that?
The underlying point with what Reid is doing is that Romney’s lack of transparency regarding his tax returns keeps rearing its ugly head and the only way for Romney to dispel these claims is to release the tax returns. His continued refusal makes him look shady and untrustworthy in the eyes of voters. This can be seen in the latest poll numbers.
Ahhh…Harry Reid. You sly sly wonderful man.
As I just posted in a comment on my TPV piece, Obama’s Democratic Party has turned deadly. It took a while to turn the cats into tigers.
It took a while to turn the cats into tigers.
Love it, LL.
Your TPV piece was brilliant, LL. I loved every word. Democrats used to be tigers until the forces of nastiness and unreason cowed them. Now those forces have gone too far and the Dems know that they’re the only ones standing who are fighting for the people.
@SenatorReid appears #SenMcCain had many reasons to freak upon seeing #BainMitt's 23 yr of returns. Now, ? is, is he covering for a Felon?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 03, 2012
#WhatsMcCainHiding @Lawrence @maddow @TheRevAl @MartinBashir he saw #BainMitt's 23 yrs of returns. Is he covering for a perjurer or worse?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 03, 2012
@MittsWord to #McCain in 2008 – Only suckers pay taxes, John— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 03, 2012
Harry use to be an amateur boxer. You can’t be a wuss and box. He also played football. He’s very mild mannered in his speech, but go to wiki and read about a couple of incidences – especially the one with Latoya Jackson’s husband (maybe ex-husband).
Am I the only one who smells blood in the water? Anyone? Am I a shark?
Just tweeted that:
#mittromney we smell blood in the water i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx256/o…— Ourmanflint (@ourmanflint2) August 03, 2012
#mittromney we smell blood in the water i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx256/o…— Ourmanflint (@ourmanflint2) August 3, 2012
If there is nothing there, then release the tax returns and shut everyone up. That’s all Mitt has to do.
https://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/dashboard/2012/Pamela Going For Gold!
By GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN | 8/2/12 8:31 PM EDT
Former President Bill Clinton is slated to meet with donors at a private residence in Manhattan to urge them to open their wallets to the pro-President Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, two sources told POLITICO.
The event is a briefing, as opposed to solely a fundraiser, and a presentation will be given by former Clinton aides Harold Ickes and Sean Sweeney, both of whom are advisers to the super PAC, the sources said.
The event will be held on Aug. 15, the sources said. The guest list hasn’t been finalized.
Priorities officials, as well as Obama campaign officials, have increasingly been turning to Clinton for help in rainmaking as the Mitt Romney campaign and outside Republican groups are set to massively outraise the Democrats.
Priorities has consistently been outraised by the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future, despite a better haul in June than the group had had before.
It’s been praised on messaging as well as effectiveness in terms of spending targets. The super PAC led the way on the Bain Capital messaging, carrying the attacks on Romney’s business career that even Republicans privately acknowledge have been an undefended point of vulnerability for the GOP nominee.
Mitt Romney Faces New Scrutiny Over Vietnam War-Era Draft Deferments huff.to/Mdtz6L— Lisa Hussein Obama (@mombizzz) August 03, 2012
Ah, Karma that sweet b.
#MittsWord wired from Paris to his draft board #YouPeople do the fighting in Vietnam— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 03, 2012
#MittsWord on serving honorably really means #YouPeople do the dying …— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 02, 2012
LOL! They are just not letting up on this man. I love it.
In the house at last!
Question for Chips – Are my awardSSSS all the pictures in the last post? Why thank you, I guess that means we are all squared, you and I.
Obama with cutie potatie. http://t.co/SChRInAk— (@amk4obama) August 03, 2012
She is just the most adorable little sweet potato!!! THOSE CHEEKS!!! And the flower is just about as big as she is!!
I think maybe Moms picked out that big red flower on purpose!
that baby is so cute! blessings on you and your family, little one. you are in excellent hands!
That is so adorable. I hope her family gets a copy of that picture. I would be hanging it over the fireplace mantle.
CONGRESS = a job where you DO NOTHING, vote yourself a raise, work for less than 6 months per year, and get healthcare + pension FOR LIFE.— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 03, 2012
No wonder so many Rethugs are willing to sell their souls to keep their jobs
Congrats to the TOD fund-raising “A-listers”. Excellent job.
And Thanks to the Donors.
Thanks very much to all the donors! We couldn’t do it without all of you.
@mittromney – No Taxes = No POTUS.— (@amk4obama) August 03, 2012
= No Kidding.
Jeff Daniels on Chelsea Lately on E! Right now!
So, my cat Ranger is straddling my cat Zeke. Ranger weighs about 12 lbs.; Zeke, 24. And Ranger has a sock in his mouth. I could probably turn that into a BDSM scene. God, my family is weird.
Ok – I admit it. I had to look up what “BDSM” means…
You’re better off googling that one, luv.
I take it you haven’t read “Fifty Shades of Grey” yet?
No – haven’t read it. I think my eyes are too innocent for all that…
Cats are hilarious to watch, (when they allow you to watch them…) I’ve always said that if they could bark, they would make wonderful guard dogs.
Oh, our cats have no shame.
Didn’t your dog join the Ménage à trois?
Hey!amk! You’re not supposed to ask those personal questions:) Even cats and dogs have the right to privacy…..whatever makes them smile!
Talk about screwing the pooch.
No, he was outside doing his bidness.
Guess he is a shy type.
Please. Been there. Done that. At one point we had six indoor cats. All of them weird in their own feline way.
I think it was Ann Coulter that said if Romney is the nominee…Obama wins. We have come to agreement with Ann Coulter. Who would have thought:) Won’t happen ever again.
We either have to run out and buy a lottery ticket, or invest in holy water.
I’m thinking … BOTH!!!
Past ghosts making mitt go aghast.— (@amk4obama) August 03, 2012
I’m in to sign this petition. A gay family has invited TheChickenPlace guy to dinner…..
My name is Marci Alt. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with Marlysa, my wife of 8 years, and our two children, where we lead a pretty normal life. My wife and I are both small business owners, and like many American families, our family enjoys family vacations, going to church and temple, and large cookouts with our extended family, friends and community.
However, many loving American families like ours face unfair hardships because they are denied the chance to legally marry.
Take Action Now: Tell Dan Cathy to Meet with the Alt Family
Since 2003, Chick-fil-A has given more than $5 million to organizations that actively work to hurt LGBT Americans. These groups include the American Family Association, which the Southern Poverty Law Center deems a hate group. Additionally, Chick-fil-A has donated to groups that have gone on record as calling for “criminal sanctions” against gay and lesbian Americans, as well as groups that promote so-called “ex-gay therapy,” a practice both debunked and deemed as harmful by nearly every major medical authority in the country.
Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy himself said that our LGBT-accepting culture suffers from a “deprived mind,” that marriage equality is “twisted up,” and that making marriage equality legal is “inviting God’s judgment.”
You guys in???http://www.glaad.org/meetfordinner
No one is happier than me, at 4' '7", for success of 4'11" Gabby Douglas. Randy Newman, take that!— Dr. Ruth Westheimer (@AskDrRuth) August 02, 2012
Is this dame still alive ? I see that she hasn’t lost her punch.
Dr. RUTH!!!!! Ya just got a new follower! She’s still kickin’ it!!
She’s just so adorable.
Well in less than 2 days President barack Hussein Obama will be 51 and when he leaves office in 2017 he will be 55. So he and his lovely wife and the children will still have the time to spend lots of quality time together as a family out of the public. What we must do as his supporters is to encourage and bless him and his family and stay in their corner. We love the Obamas. Also we must continue to give prayer, love and support to President Obama, his family, Vice-President Biden, his family and their family doggiesfor these next 5 years. So let us stay in continued support after they win in November.
Something tells me that America (voters) will pine for another 4 yrs of PBO in the WH after 2017. But he needs his time with his family and to rejuvenate from this stressful job.
Grilled andouille sausage
Roasted red potatoes
and the wine?
Whatever it is, LL will have a bottle:)
Just finished the last of a very good Zin I bought last weekend. Next glass? Not sure.
I can smell it from here!
If they sell Nieman Ranch sausage in AZ, GET IT. Frickin delicious.
I’ve never seen that…will Google…maybe I could find it at high end market like AJ’s….
I’m already seated and ready to be served. Thanks!
If you’re ever in Seattle, LL, let me know and I’ll introduce you to some folk on Queen Anne Hill who make the most wonderful sausage I’ve had in the US – amazing stuff, and they also smoke it for me whenever requested
Mmmmm, smoked sausage. I’ll definitely take you up on that!
My adorable husband makes sausage from scratch — including a dynamite andouille. And kielbasa. And 2 kinds of chorizo. And bratwurst. He can stay.
Anyone see LOD tonight? I see that he’s talking about the F word…..and I also see that Rachel has a potential bombshell video for tomorrow…..OMG. I don’t even eat popcorn! Does this call for more cocktails???
???? Man, now I have to watch Rachel. Okay, time to open another bottle of wine.
Yep, that was some tease she ended with. Popcorn–I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I suspect the video is of Willard saying that Presidents should not be blamed for jobs or the economy. But I will wait and see.
Which F word, df ? Felon ?
Yep..that would be the word:) Felony. I would have gone for F er…that would work, but those private prisons would be way overcrowded if we could only use fucker as a reason. Plenty of those running around.
So. #Miitiot is going to outraise us.
Let me tell you a little story about California 2010, and a certain two wealthy females who thought they could BUY their way into government…..
Meg Whitman spent $160 MILLION. And lost to Jerry Brown who she outspent 6 to 1. Details here:
Carly Fiorina ran against Barbara Boxer, but never wrote her own personal check to her own campaign. Barbara managed to outraise her. But the numbers were much closer. $28 million for Barbara, and $22.6 million for Carly.
Both had wrecked other companies, and made millions doing it. Much like Mittiot.
The key was not only were they pathetic empty suits, they both spent MILLIONS blanketing the airwaves nonstop to the point it pissed everyone off, and insutled our intelligence. When campaign ads are run over and over, even if you’re trying to ignore them, they become like song worms…. you memorize them – including the LIES that are easily checked and debunked. They also make you look DESPERATE. Like a bad date that refuses to accept you don’t want to see them again…. and keeps calling. Over and over…. leaving message after message.
There will be blowback.
The American people aren’t as stupid as the GOP hope they are. Which is why they’ll try to steal it. Again. Massive turnout is key, as are lots of poll watchers…. making sure everyone has IDs, and outlawing the purge lists.
Watch out, mitt. Here comes ….Ouch…. Didn't know Harry was a boxer, didja? Sorry those magic underpants failed ya.— (@amk4obama) August 03, 2012
Harry’s magic underpants are more powerful than Willard’s.
@ShainEThomas Steve Martin: How to make 40 mil & not pay any income taxes – hire Mitt Romney's accountant.— Cary Klein (@Michcarian) August 03, 2012
Hi AMK How do I embed twitter comment like you did here?
You see an underlined time stamp on the top right corner (1 hr, 5 min etc.) ?
Hover the mouse near it, right click the mouse, select ‘copy link location’ and then paste it here.
Thanks. Good morning amk
This is interesting:
It would be great if Romney were willing to take questions on his business record, his record as Governor, his taxes or his plan for America— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) August 03, 2012
I finally remembered the instruction for posting tweets! thanks
Current #wine: Jack Creek Cellars 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve. Just washes lightly over your palette.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) August 03, 2012
Congrats Gabby Douglas. Your performance was inspired and inspiring. Proud of you. #Olympics— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 03, 2012
Here’s Gabby Douglas in a more relaxed setting, being adorable, with what looks to be a wonderful host family in West Des Moines, Ia., with whom she has lived for the last 2 years so she could work with her coach there. It’s a more natural look at her. My one complaint about the Olympics is the committee too overprogrammed the athletes in their responses to the media. Too rote. What a beautiful moment for her and all who have cared for and about her—-she had lots of people cheering her on, from all corners.
Thanks for the link dotser. This little clip was very nice. Great family – they must be so proud of her! And her family must be very grateful to them
Here is another nice video featuring Gabby, her mom and family, and then showing some clips with her Iowan family.
Hi Hopefruit, Thanks for posting the video . Very inspiring
I saw this video earlier-hadn’t even heard of Gabby. Now, i just finished watching her win another gold–and her mother crying her eyes out with pride. Sweet!
The Gabby Douglas story is amazing on so many levels and it shows that we’re all in this together…race didn’t matter – African-American gymnast, Asian coach, White host family, all united in purpose toward a shared goal. This is a story for a movie producer. I would definitely go see it.
This is what Mitt said to Bibi:
#MittsWord to Netanyahu … Whatever Adelson wants …— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 03, 2012
Thanks for posting that !!!
Any time Great Twitter Warrior
Good night TOD, see you in 7 hours.
So, Ann Coulter is going apeshite over Harry’s attack on Mittens. Quite disgusting, but also quite desperate. She still has followers?
I am sitting here in Colorado (a swing state) watching the news. I guess Romney was here today. The news had him saying “I will create 10 million jobs my first 4 years.” What a lying piece of _____. Then I see about 5 negative ads in a row. I have been out canvasing for about 4 weeks now. I am taking off for about 5 days, but then watch out. President Obama is coming next Thursday (yes I have a ticket) and Colorado better watch out! We will be out knocking on every door until he is re-elected. Send me some positive thoughts and talking points. Thanks
4.4 million jobs in last 28 months and probably more for 29 months which will be announced today.
We have your back Cindy, because you have PBO’s back.
Thanks for all that you do on behalf of all of us
Here’s the video in which Willard in 2004 says that blaming the President for the economy is “poppycock” and swore up and down that Bush was “creating jobs” and the tax cuts were going to turn the economy around. Now that was in 04…you know what has happened since.
Another great video for the Obama campaign. This lying two bit Mitt is something else.
The expression “word salad” is used for half term governor Palin. The same expression could be used for Willard.
The White House announced today that President Obama has nominated Pamela Ki Mai Chen, an out lesbian, to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Chen is the first LGBT Asian-American to be nominated for a federal judgeship.
Change we can believe in:)
I’m 65 years old, and I can’t begin to tell you how sick I am of still seeing all of these “firsts.” It’s 20freakin12 and we’re still not there, yet. But I do congratulate future federal judge Chen, for what I’m sure is a well deserved nomination, because if President Obama has anything to do with your selection to be nominated, it’s well deserved!
Well look here:) Republican congressman saying “let’s just go home” While Dems chant ” Work! Work! Work!” Do Nothing Congress! They need to GO HOME FOREVER!!!
Pew: Obama Expands National Lead To 10 Points, Romney Image Wanes 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/pew-ob… via @TPM— Charles (@FirstPrimary) August 03, 2012
According to a new report, U.S. workers could see an increase in pay despite a lagging labor market and an uncertain economic outlook.
The human resource consulting firm Mercer says base pay is expected to rise an average of 2.9% in 2013, up slightly from 2.7% in 2012 and 2011 and 2.3% in 2010. The forecast indicates a steadily increasing trend in base pay, the report said.
More than 95% of organizations surveyed are planning to increase salaries, and next year is expected to be the third in a row to see a decline in the number of salary freezes and reductions, according to the study.
(hmmm–third year in a row, maybe just maybe due to the president!!!)
With Joe being on vacation I tried watching Morning Joe until Barnicle went after Harry Reid for his Willard tax return statements. He said he is waiting for the Washington Post and the New York Times to come after Reid. Going after Senator Reid is not going to work.
Good morning early risers. I woke up early here in SoCal and turned on Bill Press, and he was fighting mad at Michael Moore, because he heard him say on a panel that he does not support PBO, but he will hold his nose and vote for him. This really, really made Press angry and he called out all liberals who are thinking like MM. He says that it is time to do everything that we can to re-elect PBO. I was a little surprised because Press certainly has been a critic at times.
A few months ago Michael Moore said he supported Matt Damon for POTUS. I concluded Moore had become irrelevant at that point.
I hope so Bill. I hope that he won’t have any influence on anyone.
#MittRomney’s Middle Class Speech Bombs as He Never Mentions the #MiddleClass ow.ly/cI6xm— (@MzYun) August 03, 2012
Off to work. Have a great day everyone. Please remember, “Friday is ALWAYS good”!
We asked thousands of people to describe their ideal distribution of wealth, from top to bottom. The vast majority — rich, poor, GOP and Democrat — imagined a far more equal nation.
The Obama campaign has taken the extraordinary step of booking $77 million in additional ad time starting Friday and running through Election Day, a Republican ad buying source told CNN.
The new buy is for thirty second broadcast TV spots that will run in eight battleground states.
Through Thursday Team Obama will have spent at least $106 million in general election ads – more than twice what the Mitt Romney campaign has bought. This buy will bring his total media purchase so far this cycle to almost $190 million.
Baghdad Dan Senor said yesterday the reason PBO was leading in the polls was because the PBO campaign had spent so much more on teevee ads, and once Willard started spending his ad money the polls would change to Willard’s favor. And we know Baghdad Dan is always correct with his analysis.
the combined Republican forces have outspent O team 2 to 1 so i don’t know what the hell he’s talking about but in any case he is basically admitting that the O strategy is working.
The Press does not inform you that the reason Robney cannot put everything into ad Times, is because He is 1 full year behind the Obama Camp in fundraising.
The President started Jount Fundraising in April of 2011, Robney started his Committee fundraising in April 2012. The results, 535 million so far for OFA, 176 million so far for Robney Camp. Thus, Robney and the RNC have a lot of infrastructure buying and catch up and hiring of staff, that is required with the money he attians!
i hate these ‘job number’ Fridays. Let’s twitter bomb/email Barnicle to push back on the Harry Reid stuff. I don’t know why the people at MJ are getting so outraged – they make insubstantiated claims about the Pres all the time. In fact they’re pretty much up there with the worst news outlets for pushing gossip about the O white house.
Halperin seems to think it’s funny, or gets a chuckle or a Kick out of posting- 2 far right articles this Morning to try and divert pressure from Robneys Tax returns.
I mean, Peggy Noonan and Krauthammer??? Child Please!
Just a quick shout out to say that I was there at the Leesburg rally last night, about 25 feet away from PBO, and it was awesome! His tone was really serious and intense. Talked a lot about (R)money’s tax plan and the independent analysis. Contrasted that plan (top-down) with his (bottom-up) and emphasized how we’ve already tried their way before. Hammered home that their tax plan doesn’t help the deficit but does give tax breaks to millionaires and costs the average middle-class family an extra $2k.
Here in Virginia, we’re fired up and ready to go!
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