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Rise and Shine

Morning everyone, chat away ;-)


136 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 5 Carol
    August 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

    ok to you.

  2. 7 symmetry11
    August 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Good morning all. Love the collage of photos.

    • 8 hopefruit2
      August 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

      Yes, a nice trip down memory lane :) And so many good ones to choose from!

      G’morning Chips, TOD, everyone, and congratulations Pamela on # 1 :) “OK!”

  3. 9 utaustinliberal
    August 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    You can’t suck me in with nicer nice pictures Chips.

    Ahhh….who am I kidding. :D

    • 10 utaustinliberal
      August 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

      That was supposed to be “nicey nice”

      Screw you Mac autocorrect. Whispers: “Even though I secretly LOOOOOOOOOOVE you.”

  4. 11 ber6964
    August 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

    A Good Sunday Morning Todville…………..Hope Everyone has a good one.

  5. 12 Roberta in MN
    August 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Good Morning everyone Chips,, those are some really nice pictures to start the day. Smiling already :)

  6. 13 hopefruit2
    August 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

  7. August 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Kevin Maddon is the King of spin. This Guy is spinning faster than the Earth!

  8. 18 hopefruit2
    August 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Our President looked very happy returning home with his bag of apples and peaches yesterday.

  9. 21 hopefruit2
    August 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Michelle Obama headed to Fort Lauderdale

    // First Lady Michelle Obama is heading back to Florida for a grassroots rally Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale at the War Memorial Auditorium. Here’s the Obama campaign release:

    On Wednesday, August 22, First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Florida to speak to grassroots supporters in Fort Lauderdale. The First Lady will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Floridians and encourage them to help organize their communities between now and November. And, as part of the campaign’s new It Takes One effort, the First Lady will ask every supporter to help grow Obama for America’s national grassroots network.

    The First Lady’s event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public starting on a first come, first serve basis at the following pick-up locations below. //

    Tickets are available starting Sunday, August 19 at 1:00 PM EDT

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/michelle-obama-headed-fort-lauderdale

    • 22 proudmemberofglobalzero
      August 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Wish I could go but, I am working. Two in college now. Daughter leaving today. My last child …crying a lot. Happy for her, sad for me. I have 5 more new voter registration forms to turn in to the DOE tomorrow morning. All for now. Peace and Love to you all.

      Won’t be posting much this week….will check in though from time to time.

    • August 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

      I have noticed that OFA is using Michelle to Rally our Base.
      That is wise. Unfortunately, the Media almost entirely ignores Her, on these Events.

      • 26 anniebella
        August 19, 2012 at 9:25 am

        Maybe the MSM does jovie141, but not the local media. I saw a nice report of her visit somewhere last week or week before, where the local news had a report of her visit and they talk to a couple of people who had nothing but high praise of the First Lady. And when she comes to North Carolina the local media reports it. One time I had to write the local news I watch and get after them for ignoring her being in our state and they haven’t done it since. That was the time she spoke at N.C. A&T graduation.

      • 28 utaustinliberal
        August 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

        That’s not true. She gets plenty of coverage. And the most important thing is that she gets massive local coverage. That’s very important because people watch their local news to know what’s happening in their neighborhood and their city. They turn on the TV and they get comprehensive coverage because local news does a better job than national news. This election will be won through a state by state movement not just a flimsy national press coverage.

  10. August 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

    OMG! Don’t you just love Stephanie Cutter? She is just killing it on this Week.
    You have to see this. Wow! Is She good.

  11. 32 hopefruit2
    August 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

    This is the state of our journalism:

    Joke Tapper’s needle is stuck on the “Seamus” track
    David Gregory is tangled up in VP Biden’s “chains” comment.

    Neither one of them has any brain space left to discuss anything else on their shows. No wonder PBO is bypassing them for pressers or interviews.

    • August 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

      I told you, they go with the RNC talking points/Emails, only to happily.

      • 34 anniebella
        August 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

        I email Meet the Press early this morning to talk to David GopGregory about Mitt Romney’s take your hate and anger back to Chicago comment. I ask GopGregory where is Romney and his supporters going to take their hate, anger, and racism? What do Romney think of his people calling the President non-American? And about Romney lying before about his taxes in 2002, and ask Gregory, no I told him that we know Romney is hiding something about his tax returns. I told GopGregory that 63% of Americans think Romney need to release his tax returns.

        • 35 cluny
          August 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

          it might be a good idea for us to ‘work the refs’ like the other side does. When writing to Gregory we should, rightly, accuse him of spinning for his basketball buddy, Ayn Paul. Shame him so that he has to think twice before he does it so blatantly again. The only thing these people care about is themselves – not the job they are supposed to do for the American people. Thanks for emailing him Anniebella.

          • 36 Nena20409
            August 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

            One of the producers of MTP is the WIFE of Jim H. Of Politico. We all know Politico. The official periodical of the Dick Cheney. So that also is a fact that needs to be pointed out. The symbiotic relationships in DC/NY that truly blurs news gathering and reporting.

            • 37 veryslowwriter
              August 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

              Does anyone still watch the Sunday morning shows? I mean, besides shut-ins and a few policy wonks? I haven’t watched any of them for at least 30 years…no, make that 40. I saw a clip of David Gregory and he has a half-baked look much like David Brooks. (Literally. He looks like a blob of dough put into a too-cool oven. All soft around the edges.)
              Of course, I have TOD and Charlies Pierce to keep me informed. Thank you for endangering your brain so I don’t have to.

  12. 38 vitaminlover
    August 19, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Our Beloved First Family walks in love every day, all of the time. They are very kind people. They are highly intelligent. President Obama is firm and very fatherly. People are drawn to him. He is very charismatic. First Lady Michelle is a genuine, warm, caring woman. She exudes gentle strength. She is beautiful inside and out and has grown so strongly into her role as First Lady. She is terrific and people are drawn to her. Malia is a very mature 14-year-old who knows that she is much loved by her parents and family. She is very grounded and will one day be a fine upstanding woman of intelligence and good character. Sasha is a precious ‘baby of the family’ who also knows that she is loved. She is very energetic and lively. She has high intelligence and will attract attention wherever she goes. First Grandmother Robinson is quietly in the background being a point of stability to the whole Obama family and is gracious and precious. Bo is top dog and rounds out the family.

  13. 40 Dudette
    August 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Oooooo… very nice composite of pictures Chips. Good Morning everyone!

  14. 41 Dudette
    August 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Pulling this over from the last thread…

    Viviette Applewhite, 93-year-old plaintiff in Pa. voter ID case, gets card amid appeal

    http://thegrio.com/2012/08/17/viviette-applewhite-93-year-old-plaintiff-in-pa-voter-id-case-gets-card-amid-appeal/

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s tough new voter identification law has received the state-issued photo ID card necessary to vote, despite saying she’d been rejected for years because she lacked appropriate documentation to receive the card.

    Viviette Applewhite, who recalled marching for voting rights in 1960 with Martin Luther King Jr., was issued the temporary card on Thursday, the same day lawyers for her and others opposing the law appealed a judge’s refusal to halt the law from taking effect in the Nov. 6 presidential election.

    Applewhite, 93, had trouble meeting the state’s documentation requirements to get a photo ID. For one thing, she did not have a Social Security card after it was stolen with her purse some years ago, she has said. Plus, she was adopted early in life, making the name on her birth certificate different from that on her other paperwork, and she did not have a record of the adoption.

    Applewhite received her identification card after riding two public-transit buses to a Department of Transportation licensing office and presenting a clerk with her Medicare card from the 1990s, a state document listing her name and Social Security number in her own handwriting, and proof of her Philadelphia address, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. [… more in the article]

  15. 45 forus50
    August 19, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Or just as good Sunday morning! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a good story!

  16. August 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Up and at ‘em O’s!!!!! It’s another great getting up day for us TODdies!!! so I was on my way out of the door when I heard that Eric guy, Mitt’s campaign manager on State of the Union. I didn’t want to hear him, so off I went. I’d forgotten something, returned to find Stephanie Cutter speaking. She was FANTASTIC!!!!! If you can get the video, it’s a must see. She gets better every time. She even does a sly mock of the guy sitting in for Crowley, when he tried to defend Mitt as a young father making a mistake putting Seamus on the roof of the car. Hillarious. She owned that interview. Ok, now I really gotta go.

    Next up….my political take for today when I return, after these messages.

  17. August 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Have to leave soon as I type this in. If you all did not see that last segment on CH’s show WATCH IT!!!!! Repeat: Do NOT miss it. Video of Paul Ryan…..priceless and you who tweet, tweet away and do it all week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 49 Ladyhawke
      August 19, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Totally agree. I will be watching this show again. I know everyone is not a fan of Chris, but this show should be required viewing for everyone at TOD. Chris started off with the voter disenfranchisement. Then they talked about the poor with a young woman who was just fantastic. She made the problems of the recession so real and she thanked PBO for what he has done. I hope the OFA team will get to her. She would be a great advocate. Now Chris is talking about The New New Deal with Michael Grunwald. This man has done an incredible service for President Obama and the Democrats two months before the election. He explains what the Recovery Act actually did that so many people just don’t know about. Michael Grunwald likes to say that the Recovery Act was what PBO meant when he said CHANGE.

      • 50 57andFemale
        August 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

        I was watching off and on, because I can get so angry at his show. Sam Seder was ridiculous with his blind “everything is Obama’s fault”. However, Grunnwald would have none of it. It was an interesting discussion on the stimulus. The black woman made a point that not enough of the stimulus for renewables went into the poorer communities. See, I don’t mind when that sort of issue is brought up in terms of discussion, as long as it isn’t used as a club against democrats and POTUS in general.

        I was so impressed with Grunnwald and the frame that the Recovery Act is the most misunderstood piece of legislation ever, that I immediately ordered the book for kindle. I just read the first few pages and I think this is a must-read in order for us to seriously re-frame this debate. We don’t have a moment to lose.

        • 51 Ladyhawke
          August 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

          Great comment 57. The admiration I feel for Michael Grunwald is increasing every minute. This man has done what the fourth estate could not do in over three years. I am so thrilled that this book is being released now. Finally, President Obama is getting the credit he deserves for the new new deal. President Obama is a visionary leader. He gets the job done even with the relentless obstruction of saboteurs in the opposition party. I am fired up. I will be going the Barnes and Noble today to get this book. It should be required reading for every American.

      • August 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

        Think Again: Obama’s New Deal
        The president’s Republican critics are dead wrong. The stimulus worked.
        It’s a excellent read.
        BY, MICHAEL GRUNWALD

        http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/13/think_again_obamas_new_deal?page=0%2C0#.UCiFGqgYZXM.twitter

  18. 53 criquet
    August 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Must read for everyone you know who says they are “disappointed in PBO”. Socks it to all those emprogs and right wing liars and puts proper emphasis on just how smart PBO is.

    • 54 Ladyhawke
      August 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Watching Up With Chris Hayes you can always depend on Sam “President Obama did fight hard enough for the public option” Seder to find something negative to say. I really was shocked this morning that he did not actually bring up the horror of no public option in Obamacare. The healthcare legislation that five presidents tried to get. Anyway, this morning Sam Seder made it a point to say that President Obama should have said that the stimulus was not big enough in the beginning. Meanwhile, the biggest reason the stimulus was not big enough was because the three Republicans who eventually voted for it and many Blue Dog Democrats were the biggest obstacle. Sam conveniently overlooks that fact.

      • 55 57andFemale
        August 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

        psst, Sam. POTUS DID say that, since he is on record as wanting a bigger stimulus. His goal, however, was to inject as much as he could into the economy as fast as he could. You twit.

        We can re-hash that first year of PBO’s presidency all we want and end up with our same views. A waste of time. PBO calculated that it was more important to get the stimulus into the economy as fast as possible, rather than fight Republicans and Blue Dogs who nobody knew would be as awful as they are at that early juncture. It was not unreasonable to think that Republicans had a shred of decency at the beginning of 2009 – common sense said that they would be on the ropes after owning the Bush economy. No one contemplated that the Blue Dogs would have no allegiance to the Democratic agenda. No one really could fathom that Republicans would be willing to tank the economy further in order to hang it around PBO’s neck. No one thought the entire party would be that evil.

        PBO could have said ‘no tax cuts’ and we’d still be waiting to pass the stimulus. Yes, virtually all honest economists knew that tax cuts don’t represent long term stimulus; but in that first year of the bill, it helped buy school books and shoes for kids.

  19. 57 Nena20409
    August 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Those of Us here chiding Up With Chris Hayes……well…TODAY……I will Not be sharing in the bashing. The show has been what my HEART, MIND and SOUL been aching FOR.

    The show is fantastic and the panel….Including Michael Grunwald…..Sam Seeder(sp) still a raging unsatisfied Liberal…..the Show is doing Brilliantly what Journalism is all about. I will not complain today about C. Hayes today.

    • 58 57andFemale
      August 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

      this is how Chris Hayes kept my interest past a commercial break: as Sam was spouting his Disappointed Liberal b.s. that accomplishes nothing, Chris said that this is a normal conversation that happens all the time with liberals, but after the break let’s look at what the stimulus actually DID.

      Now, Chris Hayes, if you were that good a moderator every week I might actually watch your show on a regular basis. And I’m speaking as a progressive who actually is working to keep Democrats in office and not depress voter turnout. Do you want a better country or don’t you? Do you want to help or open the Gates of Hell?

  20. 59 cathy2va
    August 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Wow! Chris on Up found a video of Paul Ryan in Feb. 2002 on the floor of the house supporting stimulus! Needs to go viral.

  21. August 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Good morning, TODville.

    This is another clue that our MSM is a steaming pile of garbage.

    • August 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

      More of the same:

  22. 63 forus50
    August 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Ralph Maxwell, the 92 year with the O Romney-O poem has already met PBO. :)

    http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1121614/47198005

  23. August 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Bringing over ffom the last thread!

    • 65 desertflower
      August 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Oh MAN! That was something! That was the smartest thing he ever said, then! Now, it will be the kiss of death:) This video needs to go viral…ASAP!

  24. August 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Up with Chris Hayes had a very good show this morning about the poor and how the President’s policies have help with the recovery act.

  25. 67 utaustinliberal
    August 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Paul Ryan is slowly helping to sink the Romney campaign. He and Romney are now a tag team of self destruction.

    • 68 sherijr
      August 19, 2012 at 10:09 am

      this is what happens when dealing with liars. These guys have zero core beliefs… when we’ve gone back in time to view Barack Obama’s interviews, books, speeches.. he is always the same person, with the same depth and virtues.. his beliefs evolve & mature as he grows- but there is no where that he is one person and then another… the same rock solid Barack Obama with the same strength in character. Romney/Ryan are pure politics all the time- its about winning for ‘their side’… nothing to do with whats best for the country, the people.. they will say anything at any given moment to ‘win’.

    • 72 Nena20409
      August 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

      UT…..you, Bobfr and Amk….are just energizer Bunnies…..you all keep Going, and going and going. Thank you for all you do. Blessings to You all.

    • 74 desertflower
      August 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Exactly!

    • 75 desertflower
      August 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

      All the Twitter brigade need to work this today and beyond….

  26. August 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Hate his smug face and that idiot laugh that is the tell he’s lying.

    • August 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

      I’m with you, Meta. I cringe inside every time I see his fake smile, smug face and hear his idiot, lying laugh. As much as I think it’s important to watch the upcoming debates, it’s going to be VERY difficult.

      • August 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

        I hear you. I’m going to grit my teeth and watch only because I know PBO will do a masterful job of taking him down a hundred million notches. Just from the few clips I’ve seen of Romney during the RW primary debates, he’s so thoroughly unlikable and condescending and overconfident, it will be a thrill to see PBO slam that smirk off his face.

  27. 80 utaustinliberal
    August 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Stef Cutter is AMAZING. How do we clone a million Stef Cutter’s? She is eating Kevin Madden for breakfast on This Week ABC. She’s using some Jedi mind trick to list accomplishment after accomplishment of Pres. Obama’s and the destructive policies Romney-Ryan have proposed. Kevin Madden is talking about dogs and Seamus. This is just brilliant.

  28. 82 Dudette
    August 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/244261-gibbs-ryan-should-thank-obama-for-strengthening-medicare

    Gibbs: Ryan should ‘thank’ Obama for strengthening Medicare [video from FoxNews included]

    Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs defended the administration’s record on Medicare from GOP attacks on Sunday, saying that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) should “thank President Obama” for strengthening the program.

    During a campaign stop in The Villages, Florida Saturday, Ryan appeared with his mother, who is on Medicare, and continued hammering the administration for a $716 billion reduction in the program’s spending, claiming Obama “raided” Medicare to pay for his own healthcare reform bills.

    Gibbs pushed back on those claims during an interview on Fox News Sunday. “If he wants to protect Medicare for his mother he should first of all thank President Obama for what he’s done over the past few years to extend the life of the Medicare trust fund, to help seniors with their prescription drug costs to help seniors get free preventive care. ” said Gibbs… more in the article]

  29. 83 57andFemale
    August 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

  30. 85 Nena20409
    August 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

    My motto for MSM:

    When MSM report/s the Facts, USA thrives.

    Today, the media plays a sick game of NOT and Never investigating what these people have said if R is after their last names. But Pres Obama and Dems, their words, old tapes and deeds are thrown back at them, over and over again. 2002 is just 10 yrs ago. 2009 is just 3 yrs ago. What Ryan has said previously are NOT hard to track. But the DC/NY media pundits want to prop their Romney and the want their profit margins…..irrespective of the harm the USA at large is suffering. That is the sad state of our 4th estate.

  31. August 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

    HEE HAW!!

    • 87 Nena20409
      August 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

      If it were not about Race issues in the South…..Romney and Ryan would lose all but UT come Nov 6, 2012. But with the Citizen United, racial issues, media and the right wing media echo chamber, what USA needs to break the backs of the destructive TBGOPers are manipulated falsely by artificial forces.

      • August 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

        I think you’re correct, Nena. I’ve been remembering back to the race Barry Goldwater so resoundingly lost and thinking that this ticket is even more repressive and deserves to lose similarly, but won’t because of racism.

      • August 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

        There was a link here last night of a site that has the electoral college count and the solid Romney states are all the usual suspects and nothing more.

      • August 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

        I disagree. Any Dem regardless of color would be in trouble in the South. Clinton and Gore were native sons and got wiped out.

  32. August 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

  33. 94 utaustinliberal
    August 19, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Stef Cutter is freaking awesome. She was just on This Week ABC and was bloody amazing. Jake Tapper tried to pretend outrage at Pres. Obama talking about Seamus – the dog Romney loooooved to roof rack – in Iowa while mocking Romney’s disregard for wind energy. Cutter dismissed Tapper’s concerns and went on to list a plethora of policies Pres. Obama has put in place to help states like Iowa and New Hampshire with renewable energy. She talked about the thousands of jobs created and the doubling of wind/renewable energy used for electricity. Kevin Madden wanted to focus on Seamus the dog. Cutter moved on to Medicare and how Pres. Obama’s plan strengthened the program. Kevin whined about how Pres. Obama is so mean to Romney. At this point, Tapper – surprising me – cut in and told Madden that the Romney campaign wasn’t innocent. He then played an Obama 2012 ad that showed Romney saying Pres. Obama’s practices a strategy of appeasement, apologizes for America when he should be apologizing for himself and to America, that President Obama doesn’t understand Americans and America (because hey he’s a Kenyan Marxist Socialist Communist Fascist), etc. Viewers got to witness an ugly side of Romney. As a Democrat and a human being I was cheering. Kevin was stuttering trying to explain the video evidence.

    Tapper then tried to bring up VP Biden’s “chains comment” and how Rudy Giuliani thinks VP Biden is stupid and lacks the mental capacity to be President (Stay classy Rudy). Cutter immediately talked about how John Boehner, Romney, Santorum and the rest have used “shackles” analogy and the full context of VP Biden’s remark explained that. She then mocked Rudy for his slobbering love-fest introduction of Sarah Palin at the 08 RNC convention and said she bets he’s not full throatedly endorsing her now and would like to walk back a lot of his statements. She basically said she wouldn’t take VP advice from Rudy. She praised VP Biden and said how thankful she was that he was out there telling the American people the truth. Then she reverted back to talking about how Medicare would be bankrupt under the Romney-Ryan plan, how the deficit would ballon up, how middle-class families would see a tax hike under Romney, how Bain Capital bankrupted even more companies, laid off people, took away their pensions and healthcare. She went on and on and on and on. Just reeling out damning fact after fact. Then she would intersperse it with how Pres. Obama’s plans would benefit the middle-class.

    She left Kevin Madden looking like a chump. And when the interview was over, she smiled devilishly, thanked Tapper and told him she looks forward to being on the show again. Damn! I love that woman.

  34. 115 donna dem 4 obama
    August 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for the tip Meta!

    How on earth did we miss this. Check this out!

    {Snip}

    Congratulations to “Meet the Press” executive producer Betsy Fischer and Politico senior writer Jonathan Martin, who married over the weekend in Virginia. Politico’s Mike Allen officiated the ceremony, and gave the couple a generous shout-out in “Playbook.”

    According to “Playbook,” former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw toasted the couple, who were engaged in October, 2011

    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/nbcs-betsy-fischer-weds-politicos-jonathan-martin_b129895

    Well this answers alot and reinforces our opinion of the media!

    • August 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

      URP. Tom Brokaw. Thanks for the link, DD.

    • 118 dotster3
      August 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Just one big happy family, isn’t it?—–all members of the same club, all inter-connected, all on the same page. Another reason that the state of our news media is in shambles, corrupt and derelict in their duty to our democracy.

      • 119 hopefruit2
        August 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

        All in bed with each other, literally and otherwise.

        • 120 amk for obama
          August 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

          Almost incest like.

          • 121 Nena20409
            August 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

            Nepotism…. is the word. Dereliction of Journalistic duty. The same people, playing, shopping, vacationing, working, and partying together.

            Who is protecting OUR democracy? Who is calling the refs out? Who is the principal of the Journalistic Code of ethics? When do USA citizenry Win….when those who are to be Objective umpires are IN Bed TOGETHER?

            • 122 cluny
              August 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

              That’s why I love the fact that PBO keeps the press at a distance. They hate him for it but it’s ethically the right thing to do.

    • 123 4morefor44
      August 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

      first time i remember seeing jonathan martin’s name was the bar-b-que mccain had at one of his mansions, and martin brought cindy mccain flowers and “manned the grills.”

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/09/mccains-daughter-goes-beh_n_90647.html?

      if the owners of the media actually cared about journalism, he would’ve been fired immediately after that, but as we know all too well, it’s not about journalism – it’s about helping republicans win elections, so people like martin and his now wife will keep their jobs as long as they want, no matter the ethics violations and lack of any real record of actual journalism (in-depth investigation? deep enlightening look at some aspect of society?). Note that this bar-b-que seemed to be the beginning of the meghan mccain as political pundit nonsense too.

      i’m at least happy to see the fraud of tom brokaw being exposed though in recent years. he’s resurfacing again just in time for the election, so prepare for his anti-obama/pro-republican spin on everything.

  35. August 19, 2012 at 11:08 am

  36. 125 utaustinliberal
    August 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

    This piece was factually amazing. Very in-depth and a serious MUST READ and MUST SHARE.

  37. 128 99ts
    August 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I just watched the Chris Hayes video – just WOW –

    http://upwithchrishayes.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/19/13361928-video-paul-ryan-defended-stimulus-in-2002-when-george-w-bush-wanted-it?chromedomain=leanforward&lite

    “What we’re trying to accomplish today with the passage of this third stimulus package is to create jobs and help the unemployed,” Ryan said in video that aired today on Up w/ Chris Hayes. The remarks came during a House debate on the measure on Feb. 14, 2002.

    Ryan said “I urge members to drop the demagoguery and to pass this bill to help us work together to get the American people back to work and help those people who’ve lost their jobs.”

    Seems like President Obama said almost exactly the same – So how are R&R going to spin this one.

  38. 132 dotster3
    August 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Scandal! Willard ordered COFFEE ice cream in Nantucket yesterday!!! See, as a Mormon he is not allowed any coffee/cola drinks—-caffeine is the devil’s playground, or something—–no alcohol either, can’t have a beer with him even if you lost your mind and would want to. One can only conclude that coffee ice cream does not contain any real coffee but fakey coffee flavoring and so it passed the Mormon muster. And this is the kind of story that our news media has plucked from the universe and decided needed attention.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ROMNEY_COFFEE_ICE_CREAM_1ST_LD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-08-19-08-43-41

    • 133 hopefruit2
      August 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Goodness, this is breaking news and a major game-changer, not only for the election but for America, the whole world, and even Mars.

      Interestingly, the MSM does not seem to care that Willard held SIX fundraising events behind closed doors. Why should they, or we? The most important news is that he mingled with locals at Millie’s Restaurant for 10 minutes for photo-ops, and bought coffee icecream. That’s enough for our feckless MSM.

  39. August 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

    New post everyone:

    http://theobamadiary.com/2012/08/19/sunday-service-5/

    Will have to run again when I update it, catch ya later ;-)

  40. August 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Ryan targeted on women’s issues
    By MAGGIE HABERMAN, EMILY SCHULTHEIS and LOIS ROMANO | 8/19/12 7:04 AM

    Paul Ryan co-sponsored a federal “personhood” amendment. He voted to defund Planned Parenthood. He opposes all abortions, except when the life of the mother is at risk. And he supports a federal bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before an abortion. If this sounds like an ominous ad from the Obama for president campaign, something like it could soon be coming to a TV near you.

    Uh huh!


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