President Obama arrives at The White House with a bag of apples and peaches he purchased in New Hampshire
Good evening TOD!
Oh my goodness, I tied for 1st!
Congratulations Alycee on #1!
Thanks! Congrats also to Proud!
In honor of my first, I have a donation to the first to post their FR link!
Thanks Alycee! That felt like the good ole days on OFA
good job! I couldn’t have been edged out by a more honorable Oer
That’s why I did it. Good to keep some old traditions in the mix as break new ground… Thanks for all you do!
That looked like fun, spreading an award instead of receiving one…congrats Alycee ….& PFI.
So I have been wondering this for over a year. Was this blogged started when the barackobama.comm site changed to the new format? I ask because I recognized Desertflower and Cookemom names when I first started reading on here. It’s like that site was replaced with this one- minus the nasty trolls (they used to suck!) expectially the
one who would just something like “Obama stinks” or something else stupid over and over again like 100 times in one post. And sometimes he would repost it about 50 times!!! That was the worse! I like not having to deal with that on this site. Just all Obama love!
HI Robin, I lurked here for a long time after I stopped posting on the OFA site. I believe TOD was here prior to the great OFA website format changes. I can’t log in over there anymore for some reason or another. That’s too bad, but I enjoy the TOD family as well.
and this one is in honor of Proud’s tie!
Aww thanks Alycee. Donna Dem, madam of all things O, queen fundraiser extraordinaire, with swiftness of hand and nimblest of fingers, beat me to it. Your donation was unexpected, but most certainly appreciated.
You’re welcome! BTW, just wanted to tell you, I really enjoy when you sometimes begin your morning posts with “it’s a great getting up day” or words to that effect. I always get a visual of the church senior choir (from my childhood) singing the old Negro spiritual “In that Great Gettin’ Up Morning.”
Thanks, I try to include that in my first post of the day. It’s how I wake up in the morning. I figure no matter what awaits, I got up, therefore it’s great. Anything else will take care of itself. It helps me keep things in perspective. I know that spiritual and perhaps that is where I got it from without knowing. Thanks again for the donation.
Cheers to you Alycee!!!!!!!!!
Big congrats, Alycee!!
BTW, my Mom is still head over heels with the birthday cake! She framed it next to the BD greeting from PBO & FLOTUS!
OOoooohhhhh, that photo SLAYS me every time.
Totally gets me EVERY TIME.
Congrats Proud! We tied.
Hey, Hey USA– Barack Obama ALL THE WAY! OBAMA/BIDEN2012!!!!
WE’RE GOING TO WIN!!!!!!!
(WE HAVE TO.)
Yes we are.
I missed the speech:(
The C-SPAN website should have them.
Thanks. I will check.
Mitt Romney had SIX closed fundraising events in MA today. Didn’t hear the press complaining about any of that.
Hf, did you send Knoller a tweet about that? I haven’t been reading tweets carefully today.
Good idea. I’m going to do just that. Thanks!
Well, we don’t want him to think we are not ‘awake on every suit’.
@markknoller Romney held SIX closed fundraising events in MA today. I didn't hear a single complaint from you or any of the press.— (@aspirational12) August 19, 2012
Romney bought Knoller a box of doughnuts, and 7-11 cookies, so he was to busy to be tweeting and complaining about Romney closed fundraisers. He was to busy stuffing his face.
.@markknoller: Didn't want you to miss out on chance to comment that Romney held SIX closed fund-raisers yesterday. Knew you'd want to know— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) August 19, 2012
ROMNEY WANTS RYAN TO KEEP QUIET BECAUSE HIS MEDICARE VOUCHER PLAN IS TOXIC.
Romney wants running mate to play it safe, for now
by By STEVE PEOPLES
The Associated Press
He Needs YOU! Volunteer with OFA barackobama.com http://t.co/ypVQV8zz— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) August 19, 2012
Condensed and by no means exhaustive summary of reasons for #BainMitt not releasing his returns …
.@Lawrence Damon+Stericycle+possible MA voter fraud+Offshore Accounts+possible amnesty – no wonder #BainMitt refuses to release his returns— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 19, 2012
…not to mention the paper trail that would undoubtedly lead to the kids and wifey. I don’t suppose he wants the entire family in jail.
Salmon steaks, roasted fingerling potatoes OMG almost a Quayle moment) and BOK CHOY here! (Anyone have a clue how to cook BOK CHOY?)
In a wok…go to foodnetwork.com….:)
No, no, NO. It’s NOT Wok Choy, it’s BOK CHOY! Hahahahahaha OH I CRACK ME UP!!!! Found a recipe for…ummm… THANKS DesertFlower and PLEASE ignore me from now on!
I would never ignore you:) Sounds like a great dinner!
Willard is pure evil.
Paulie is pure evil.
Willard and Paulie are PURE EVIL!!
Someone told me that same thing vitaminlover. They said that when they look at Mitt Romney they see evil.
What is so weird is that chuckle he gives when he is caught in a lie. AND he has the nerve to think that he is ok. ALSO his wife is evil with an attitude.
So true about Willard. He never laughs unless he’s lying. Of course, he can lie with a straight face too but if he’s laughing, he’s lying.
I don’t know what possessed me this afternoon, but …
.@NHNRA: Did I miss something in your tweet? Is it meant as a representative sample of NH warmth and inclusiveness? Very puzzling to me.— Vick C. (@sonamie) August 18, 2012
the above led to this..
.@NHNRA: My underlying question remains – How is putting down another city not conducive of division? + Where is the 'love' in your tweets?— Vick C. (@sonamie) August 19, 2012
Coincidentally .@NHNRA, don't you think 'anger, division, and hate' that look like this ought to be shared? I do. daylife.com/photo/00jCb6Se…— Vick C. (@sonamie) August 19, 2012
As I say, I don’t know what possessed me.
Good job is what I say to your possession!!
Truthfully, Carole, I mostly find GOP types to be quite illogical, and quite ‘duh’! Nevertheless, I have this periodic desire to engage the ones that cross my path as long as they are not swearing,etc. , in the hope that if they respond some semi-sane person in their timeline might be nudged into thinking. It’s part of *MY* one-2-one effort since I can’t physically reach out.
BTW Chips, I like those hateful, angry and divisive pictures you have posted (and keep posting) on this site. They always bring a smile to my heart, so thank you for taking such exceptional care of my heart.
There are just as many good decent people in Chicago as there is in N.H. The very fact that the N.H. NRA could make a comment like they made shows that anger, hate, and racism is in N.H. Republican Party .
VC, I think you were possessed by righteousness! You just couldn’t resist challenging NRA lies and NRA projection. To paraphrase scriptures: People who live in glass houses should not throw stones at their neighbors.
Hi Nath, How are you doing? You come in time to hear my second good night. I don’t think I can prop my eyelids open any longer, so I’ll tag off with you until next time.
We should all use their hashtag #ObamaNH to send warm wished and positive messages.
This patriot loves our president! 4 more years! Keep spreading your vision of hope for our country! .@NHNRA #ObamaNH— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) August 19, 2012
@NHNRA You sound angry and divisive in NH. #ObamaNH— meta (@metaquest) August 19, 2012
The irony for me is s/he doesn’t see that!
From the fucking NRA? Anger and division? As usual, the Big Losers always blame others for what they’re doing themselves.
They can’t hang that “angry black man” on PBO because people see him in action and have never seen him anything other than calm, collected, and focussed. It must drive them even crazier.
what happens if health providers bid for Medicare contracts but the bids all come in higher than Ryan’s growth cap? Do premiums go up for seniors? Ryan doesn’t say so, but then again, he also refuses to say what would happen. But there’s no fairy dust here. If costs under the Ryan plan go up more quickly than his growth cap — and they almost certainly will — then someone has to pay the difference. And that someone is either beneficiaries or taxpayers or healthcare providers. There aren’t any other choices.
But it can’t be taxpayers, because that undermines the whole point of the plan. And it can’t be providers, because Ryan’s plan has no mechanism for cutting payments to providers. In fact, he and Mitt Romney have recently abandoned even the existing provider cuts contained in Obamacare. So all that’s left is seniors. Every year their voucher will cover less and less of the cost of the cheapest plan, and seniors will have to pay more and more out of their own pocket. By refusing to address this issue, Ryan has successfully kept things vague enough that no one can produce hard numbers about how much more seniors would end up paying. But it would be a lot.
The old idea of the competitive market will keep prices down has been proven not to work IMO. Look at how the competitors have gotten together and price fixed to keep prices high. They quit having price wars and started colluding to keep prices high. That is why I don’t trust the private market to take over Medicare. People can always put some of their money in the stock market but we need the safe government plan.
RyanRomney have framed the election. It’s about Medicare! Everyone paying into Medicare now, will lose it and get a voucher instead. Ryan told the seniors today, “we won’t take your Medicare Card, but we will take the Medicare Card of everyone who is paying for your Medicare and give them junk insurance, a stinking’ voucher. And they will just have to like it.” Time to spread the word.
I think most seniors know that. Which is why, back when this Ryan “plan” was first presented, polls showed that a majority of seniors opposed it. And precidely for the reasons you’d expect: “I benefit from Medicare and SS and why shouldn’t my kids and grandkids?”
If you want to know what a Mitt Romney presidency and a Paul Ryan vice-presidency would mean for your local family planning clinic, look at what happened in Texas and Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin.
Women’s health clinics around the country rely on federal funding for family planning. Almost all of that money comes from two sources: Medicaid, the joint federal-state health care program for low-income people, pregnant women, and infants; and the decades old program known as Title X.
GOP governors like Texas’s Rick Perry and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker have targeted both of these income streams in their states, blocking many clinics from receiving crucial funds. But Romney and Ryan would gut both programs on the federal level, all but ensuring that clinics in blue states have to close, too.
“What has [been] done in Texas, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would do in all 50 states if elected,” says Dawn Laguens, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the advocacy and political organization that works to protect Planned Parenthood health centers nationwide.*
There would BE no debt and deficit issues if everyone just played by the same rules!
HAHAHA! DavidCornDC: To those asking why I’m not on MSNBC this week: I’m taking an accounting course so I can understand Romney’s taxes when he releases them.
DF — you owe me a keyboard and computer cleaning. Suggest you contact David to split the cost!
Chips made peach bit come out my nose today with that photo of the old white biddies in FL….might need rhinoplasty now….not quite sure I will have enough left over for your spitting episode:)
peach BITS…already been chewed, but not quite swallowed
That’s a relief. A peach pit doesn’t bear thinking about. Ouch.
Okay, good thing I have lots of paper towels! Think I need to once again wrap my keyboard in saran wrap.
DF, love David Corn. Did you read his book on POTUS? Excellent read.HZ
I definitely plan to by that book. I keep promising myself
Hopefruit2, you will enjoy the read. Great buy and the one by Grunwald that was just released. HZ
Hi, sweetness:) I love him, too…but I have not read this book. Thank you for the recommendation though. I have a B& N gift card buring a hole in my purse…and I need to get that New New Deal, as well!
Hi Double Sweetness. He is a thinker, IMO. You will not regret the read. I enjoyed it very much. Also, I believe Ladyhawke posted a read that Jared Bernstein wrote about the new book by Grunwald, and that one I just got and it is excellent.
I read a little each night, and it is great. A must get also. So there goes your B&N gift card.
Also in the Grunwald book, I read that Jared Bernstein is also a bassist. He plays the Double Bass. I knew there was something about him that I love when I see him on LOD or Rev. Al. Now I found out in my reading of this new book by Grunwald. POB really knows how to stack in front of the ladies on this site the “very easy on the eyes men” who just happen to also be very brilliant. Just saying. Brilliant men
who deal with math and notes on a musical instrument (especially in the strings section) will always turn
me on everytime.
So rush out and get your books, my dear sweet one. Have a lovely evening and weekend. (((( Love you back also)))))))HZ
Pic # 10 from the bottom – what a smile!
My Redskins are playing the President Chicago Bears tonight in a pre-season game. They are beating us…I’m sure this is making PBO quite happy.
We make allowances for happy Presidents:)
My cable went out today can’t get anything on the tee and vee. Sitting here in silence…it’s deafening for real. Thanks for the update, go Bears. PBO and I both will be happy if this holds up.
Good Sat. to you donnad4obama and cookemom. Thanks for sharing that news. I do hope that he is relaxing and enjoying his girls and the game.
Cookemom, enjoy your “silence.” Make it sweet and relax. You deserve it. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Love you all so much and thanks for the encouragement and computer help. (((((Love,HZ))))))
A MUST READ and PASS….this is a very important site for info…and yet another civics lesson….and the facts of the matter.
Thank you as the post by The Pragmatic Pundit was excellent and one I will keep handy.
Keep the website handy, too:) Chips…you are on this site’s blogroll:) Smart choice!
Thanks desertflower for sharing very valuable info. and analyses. The American people have been poorly served by the mainstream media which are more interested in sensationalism and horse races than they are in providing accurate information and informed analyses of government policies. Our sensationalist media seem more interested, and focused, on criticizing everything that President Obama does than they are in honestly assessing his record of accomplishments. I lost faith in the MSM during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. At the time they seemed to be echo chamber of Bush’s lies that justified the war on Iraq. The same media that gave President Bush a pass on almost every thing has been relentless in attacking and demonizing President Obama. As far as I am concerned, It’s very obvious that the vast majority of MSM, from day one of the Obama presidency, have been aiding and abetting the Republicans in making sure that President Obama is not re-elected.
Don’t ya just love this tweet!
#RELEASETHERETURNS #RELEASETHERETURNS #RELEASETHERETURNS #RELEASETHERETURNS #RELEASETHERETURNS #RELEASETHERETURNS #RELEASETHERETURNS— lee cannefax (@canfax) August 18, 2012
Simple…to the point…I like it!
Hey, has anyone been able to download the subtitled version of “One Term More;” I’d really like to share that version as it is better for Seniors and Broadway geeks. First time I viewed it, I didn’t get the lyrics and the lyrics of “One Day More” were running through my mind.
try this. It has lyrics and subtitles: http://www.onetermmore.com/index.html
Yes, that’s the site where I want to download from. The one w/o subtitles is avail on youtube; the subtitled version is vimeo. I’ve not been able to download the subtitled version…
You got me there Alycee. I couldn’t download anything if it came with instructions. I’m still trying to figure out how to use my laptop without the mouse.
Thanks for asking Alycee. Thanks cookemom for the site provided. I wanted to get the words as well. I keep listening to this. Can’t get it out of my mind. I love the voices and the arrangements. Great indeed.
That is why I love our TOD Family. Chips is totally in charge and running a tight ship which I totally find peace with the firmness. How can I ever say “Thank you, Chips.” My heart is always filled with joy when I come to haven of knowledge, corners of compassionate calmness, and respectful and intellectual conversations. Thank you, Thank you, Chips and TODers.
We are here to keep POB out front and keep his back. I feel so grateful to be alive and sharing this space in history with such a beautiful family as TOD. ((((( Hugs of gratitude from the depths of my heart))))))HZ
#ThingsThatEnrageRepublicans Facts— (@LiberalPhenom) August 19, 2012
Things that Enrage Republicans:
The Recovery Act WORKED.
GWB didn’t get OBL.
PBO is respected and admired around the world.
PBO is the embodiment of the American Dream.
Romney/Ryan are empty suits selling snake oil.
PBO got healthcare enacted after five presidents tried.
PBO constantly drinking GOP milkshake.
PBO has an abundance of charisma and limitless swagger.
PBO saved the auto industry.
Recess appointment of Director Richard Cordray to the CFPB. (He’s doing exemplary work.)
Despite GOP obstruction PBO has accomplished “BIG” things.
Well done Ladyhawke!
Love these internets! Look what I found!!
Desertflower, now I can’t go to sleep. I will have to stay and watch this over and over. Just seeing Mr. Bernstein and visualizing his playing that double bass is going to drive me crazy. Oh, to have been in his music classes in those days. My, my, my!!! No disrespect to Mrs. B. Just saying.
DF, see what you did to me. But I love it. Thanks Double Sweetness.HZ
Just got home from our local Chamber Music Festival. The double bassist was cute, but nothing on the cellist. The cello is so sexy.
Interesting site. It shows the electoral college forecast by state. http://www.cabpolitical.com/electoral-forecast/
Oh this is a great resource – looks like it updates daily. Thanks cookemom!
Look how Angry and Hateful the President looks?
That line of attack, is the most Bizzare ever.
Yet, R&R say it all the time, on the stump?
Ain’t nobody going to believe that drivel.
LOL! what more do they have left?
I just took a stroll down memory lane to the TOD archives and one year ago at this time (Aug 18 2011), PBO was getting ready to go on vacation with the First Family. Pete Souza had released a new set of photos, and we TODers were having a fun time!
#thingsthatenragerepublicans President Obama & Family living in the White House— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) August 19, 2012
I can’t imagine any other First Lady doing something like this. FLOTUS is extraordinary.
Certainly not miss Ann.
Yeah, I guess that’s who I had in mind! And Laura, also, too. And Barbara. Etc.
I can imagine Queen Ann saying “YOU PEOPLE” are crazy if you think I’m going to visit those people.
meta, She is the best.
wow, sorry Chips. I had no idea this would even be possible. To me, this is right up there with plagiarism, and intellectual property theft.
It’s weird. I know of him from Facebook and on twitter. I had never visited his blog site before(didn’t know he had one). In fact I have seen him “like” some of Chips blogs here before. I guess because he says he is “reblogging” from her site its not plagiarism but it sure is weird and not very creative if all you do is repost things from other peoples sites. Geesh!!
Well, he could save a whole lot of time and effort and just post a link. Why post the entire thing as if it were his? Wierd I tells ya!
Strange indeed. His aggression with you was horrible. I see he is copying RikyRah’s site as well. He has no originality at all. Who would have thought that one can start a blog and then copy all the material from the hard work of everyone else and somehow view that as insightful. Just seems pretty lame and lazy to me.
Just weird, Donna – his nasty aggression was gobsmacking, along with his deleting of my comments asking why he was splogging when it’s perfectly obvious he’s smart enough to do his own thing. An unpleasant chap.
Colorado is fired up & ready to go at the South Denver #OFA office opening! #Obama2012 @OFA_CO http://t.co/fPqx251t— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) August 18, 2012
Enthusiasm gap you say?
PS I am now blocked from asking questions on the WordPress support forum. Why? Because a while back I took on a vile piece of work by the name of Timethief, a WP volunteer on the forum who passes her days by being obnoxious to forum users when they ask perfectly reasonable questions and has never once in her miserable life offered useful advice. She gets her kicks out of telling new bloggers how stupid they are. I told her she was obnoxious, and there ended my life on the forum. It’s a hoot.
Really? Hmm…they’re getting too damn cocky it seems like. Did you have a blogsite in mind to move TOD to? Here are some sites – you may have already come across in your cybertravels…if there’s a tech geek around (perhaps amk? Bobfr? ut?)
Thanks a million Hopefruit, will check out the link.
Tweet Mars Curiousity Rover. It seems he has all the answers. Why just yesterday, Britney Spears asked it a question.
Yeah, but now Rover is only accepting tweets about Mitt and his taxes.
POTUS is carrying the apples and peaches he brought at the store in New Hampshire.
Mark Knoller is hoping that FLOTUS uses them to bake some pies and then ships them all to him same-day FEDEX.
Let Knoller continue to eat Mitt’s B.S. pies.
HAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s a good thing I wasn’t drinking anything right now because my computer would be damaged!
Word Press has jumped the shark. That anyone can “re-blog” [RIP OFF] all your material is nuts. What a mess!
Hey Bobfr, Lawrence Odonnell retweeted one of your tweets. You are big time now dude… By the way did you see the think progress tweet regarding little boy Ryan’s foreign policy experience.. “I voted to send people to war” I think this is a big blunder because he’s actually gloating he sent men/women into a war most Americans hated.. This is going to blow big when it hits the light of day tommorrow and Monday…
I am personally war weary and to me this declaration by him means hide your children….
Michele, now we can call him “BIG TIME Bobfr” WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!
WOW – this is fantastic! Congratulations Bob!!!
Here’s the tweet that Lawrence retweeted:
.@Lawrence Did you ever imagine a GOP ticket comprised of a fetus disposal profiteer & an Ayn Rand acolyte? The 'base' must be thrilled.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 18, 2012
See yous in the morning Os!!! Gotta get my beauty sleep. Wouldn’t want to scare any small forest critters on my morning run tomorrow.
Joy Reid of the Reid Report discusses and link to a very, very VERY interesting article that, of course, never hit the light of day because of our current excuses for journalists. It outlines all of the dirty deeds of the Re-thugs. Stuff that we have suggested? This article confirms.
We need MORE reporters like Joy-Ann (“Joy”) Reid.
The Reid Report: Think at your own risk –
If you read nothing else today, read this: notes from GOPer who fled the ‘cult’
I am so beyond disgusted when I read in the DesMoines Register what that sick hate-filled Hank Williams, Jr. told the audience at the Ia. State Fair last night. After singing his anti-Obama song, “We don’t apologize for America”, he said, “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!” I saw that 99% of the comments were equally disgusted and angry and couldn’t believe the Ia. State fair board scheduled him, that he didn’t belong in Ia. and that his problems—-irrational hate and anger and mental health issues—- have been evident for some time and they had to know what they were getting. Many people said he’s always so drunk he can hardly stand up. I was so angry I wanted to respond to the fair board for their irresponsible, ugly decision, and I see Ia.’s Repub governor, Branstadt, is on the board. I’m guessing this was a political and purposeful decision.
Now what was it the N.H. NRA said? Take the anger and hate back to Chicago. I say what are we going to do with the rest of the racism and hate from washed up has been country singer who never could live up to his Dad’s talent. And all the racism from the rest of the people. President Obama had just as much of a right to go where he choose, and these bigots can go straight to ” H”.
So remind me again what side is talking about “hate” again? It clearly is NOT the OBAMA campaign. I wonder what if anything the GOP media will say about this? I know what Vulture/Voucher will say….NOTHING!
dotster3, why even waste your time or ours with what that drunk old racists idiot H. Williams Jr said. Hay Hankie boy you have a VP candidate who worship a atheist. Oh I forgot Hank probably don’t know what a atheist is. Ayn Rand the woman who Paul Ryan call a hero, well she didn’t believe in God.
…..oh and don’t forget the presidential candidate that invested in a company that burned up dead fetuses and made millions of $’s.
Pets for Obama!
New post everyone:
I’m Sorry, but i have to say it……….Obama is FUCKING GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
Comments of that nature are perfectly acceptable on this blog
Ryan said in an interview, in the same sentence, that Democrats came to Him to make His plan bi partisan.
Wyden has said that is not true. Me thinks, Wyden is going to have to be more clear, maybe a tv interview, denouncing Ryans plan.
It must be awful, that Wyden is the only talking point that Ryan has? Widen must feel like crap, at least, I hope he does.
Also, Politi-Fact rated Ryans claim about Obamacare raiding Medicare, as mostly false.
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