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Ready to go?

Yet another TOD post that has been reblogged by Jueseppi B, despite requests that he make his own effort to support PBO rather than copying others simply to drive up his reblog’s traffic. He doesn’t take kindly to being challenged, as another woman found out: explicit. Genuine bloggers are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD. Thanks

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143 Responses to “Ready to go?”


  1. 1 NurseShar
    August 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Ready!!

  2. 3 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Chips has us on a sweetness overload. Awwww…..

  3. 4 NurseShar
    August 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Oh my, first? I’m trying to force myself out of lurkdom. This will help!

  4. 7 Allison
    August 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Congrats, NurseShar!

  5. 8 amk for obama
    August 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Yes, we are.

  6. 10 hopefruit2
    August 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Congratulations NurseShar on #1 and welcome to TOD :)

  7. 11 amk for obama
    August 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Once upon a time, a beautiful princess happened upon a frog in a pond.

    The frog said to the princess, “I was once a handsome prince until an evil witch put a spell on me. One kiss from you and I will turn back into a prince and then we can marry, move into the castle with my mom where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children and forever feel lucky for doing so.”

    That night the princess had frog legs for dinner.

  8. August 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Yup ready to go,
    Pres. Obama is consolidating his coalition, registering new voters to compensate for those lost in the last 4 years to apathy or voter suppression of drift. Romney is fighting to play an inside straight with White voters only, cuz he thinks they are the only ones he can pitch his garbage to. Isn’t that insulting to White voters anyway? Appealing to assumed racial grievance rather than win them with a forward-thinking message like Pres. Obama is trying to do?

    As Ron Brownstein’s column said today. Romney needs 61% of white voters to win cuz of the many minority and women voters he has lost. He’s currently got 53% of white votes. The strategy is so sickening. it truly is their last chance to destroy this country as they wish and they can smell the demographic time bomb so much they are raving mad to steal power by any means necessary.

    :Let us with determination show them that their religion of HATE is not gonna win them elections. Let’s work like our very breathing depends on . And in many ways it does.

    OUR GOAL: Pres. Barack Obama the Victor announced at 11:00 PM EST on Nov 6 2012. Democratic congress elected to return sanity to this country’s governance.

    • 17 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      With President Obama’s re-election, and Harry Reid and Nancy Smash back with their respective gavels in their hot little hands, methinks the Republicans will give up planning to take down the duly elected President and run off with their tails waggin’ behind them.

      And I will laugh.

    • 18 Judith Fardig
      August 25, 2012 at 12:03 am

      You are absolutely on target, zizi2!!

    • August 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

      you are absolutely on point and thanks for making this point. can’t be said enough, zizi

  9. 20 isonprize
    August 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Okay, we have the sexiest President and Vice President EVER! They both so OBVIOUSLY LOVE THEIR WIVES!!!

    I just love, love, LURVE both of those photos!!

  10. 25 NurseShar
    August 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Haha, perfect first pic, my hubby accused me of being in love with PBO yesterday, because of all the time I spend on this site and supporting my President.

    • 26 yardarm756
      August 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Welllllll………!

      • 27 anniebella
        August 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        NurseShar, well tell your husband that you’re not alone. There are plenty of people who love our President, his wife, and his family. I’m not in love with POTUS, but I feel like they are family. And to me family means everything. Whenever I tell my family that I’m on the computer, they say I know you are on the Obama Diary aren’t you.

        • 28 anniebella
          August 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

          I love coming here seeing what POTUS, FLOTUS, is up too. I have never follow a President and First Lady like I have Barack and Michelle Obama.

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      NurseShar – You may want to refer your husband to a little book called “Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle.” You may know it. It was written back during the ’08 campaign by a man who had mentioned the same to his wife (the sub-plot was that she was formerly addicted to bikes of all kinds, but then all she talked about was candidate Obama)! It’s hysterical, and has a lot of one-liners about what he meant then (and still means, I might add) to a whole lot of his supporters!

    • 30 Walking_on_ Sunshine
      August 25, 2012 at 12:57 am

      Nothing wrong with that.

  11. 31 amk for obama
    August 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    After a few days of creation, the Lord called to Adam and said, “It is time for you and Eve to begin the process of populating the earth so I want you to kiss her.”

    Adam answered, “Yes Lord, but what is a kiss?” So the Lord gave a brief description to Adam who took Eve by the hand and took her to the Eden garden. A few minutes later, Adam emerged and said, “Thank you Lord, that was enjoyable.”

    And the Lord replied, “Yes Adam, I thought you might enjoy that and now I’d like you to caress Eve.” And Adam said, “What is a caress’? So the Lord again gave Adam a brief description and Adam went into Eden again with Eve.

    Quite a few minutes later, Adam returned, smiling, and said, “Lord, that was even better than the kiss.” And the Lord said, “You’ve done well, Adam. And now I want you to make love to Eve.” And Adam asked, “What is ‘make love’ Lord?” So the Lord again gave Adam directions and Adam went again to Eve into Eden,but this time he reappeared in two seconds.

    And Adam said, “Lord, what is a headache?”

    /ducks and runs

  12. August 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Very cool post, Chips!

  13. 41 vitaminlover
    August 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I love the Obamas–yes I do, and I love the Bidens too!

  14. August 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

  15. 45 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I’m ready, but where are we going?

  16. August 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Truly, Halperin becomes a bigger twat by the day.

    His tweet: Joke not funny.But not planned.But insensitive.But PBO does birther jokes.But distractions bad 4 Mitt pre-Tampa.But Dem faux outrage=zzz.

    Seriously? He thinks PBO telling birther jokes is the same as what Romney did today??

    And outrage over a presidential candidate making a racist, birther joke is “faux”?

    Is he ****ing kidding me?

    And then he says: After reading a lot of tweets, listening to some talk radio, and watching some cable TV, I can say that this Romney/birther moment is representative of the whole, horrible campaign cycle we are in.

    The level of vitriol and personal animus that exists on both sides over the flap is truly discouraging.

    And it is the latest instance in which both sides think backing down in any way would be an unacceptable sign of weakness.

    So this is as much the Obama/Biden campaign’s fault as Romney’s?

    He makes me puke.

  17. August 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  18. 65 amk for obama
    August 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Wifey unit excited today. Going to bring our son home from hostel for the weekend.

    • 66 forus50
      August 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Amk, you’re too funny. I was wondering if our “08 blogger Al Giordano is writing anything on this year’s election. I haven’t found anything. Unfortunately. :(

  19. August 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm

  20. 68 amk for obama
    August 24, 2012 at 11:10 pm

  21. August 24, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Good god, I’m as straight as you can be without being homophobic, but if any rocker could have ever legitimately said of himself that he was a “golden god”, it’d be Robert Plant in his youth. 2000 years ago a religion would’ve been built around him.

    • 71 4morefor44
      August 24, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      omg. too weird. less than a week ago, i said to my wife, “wow. for the first time in my life, i get the whole having a crush on a man thing…” after i saw this clip of robert plant from 1972:

      i never understood the attraction in general “in that way” to men before, but after seeing that clip, i get it now (and comfortable enough in my manliness to admit it!). so odd that just a few days later you’re posting the same thing on my favorite blog. weird.

  22. 76 nospin
    August 24, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    This man has NO morals.

    Grassroots Backlash Against Romney Campaign’s Rules Change
    The Republican National Convention Rules Committee revolted against the Romney campaign on Friday, after more than six hours of domination by top Romney lawyer Ben Ginsberg.

    “He is systematically trying to prevent minorities from having even any remote opportunity of being heard,”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/grassroots-backlash-against-romney-campaigns-rule

    • 77 amk for obama
      August 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      I hope, nay pray, that the convention becomes a riot and the gun toting wingnutz have a go at each other.

    • 79 ChristiMTL
      August 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Cheers as Romney aide Ben Ginsberg withdraws an amendment designed to keep minority in shadows.

      What do they expect anyway? it’s not a political party, it’s a hate organization.

      • 80 vcprezofan2
        August 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm

        I’m not saying it’s okay , but aren’t the ‘minorities’ here primarily referring to the Ron Paul bunch who have plans to cause a ruckus at the convention?

  23. 81 idon
    August 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Me and my husband are longtime registered voters. We have our government ID with our current address. We went in today to do the address change so there would be no reason to deny us the right to vote. We are both Dems. My husband is white and I’m AA. Today, When I was at the Registrar of Voters (northern Nevada) I asked about getting seniors in my building registered who had recently moved to the complex. Most do not have transportation and they figure it is too complicated to register an address change. Problem solved!! On September 5th, the registrar of voters will send a volunteer to my building to register seniors. My goal is get everyone in the 58 unit building to vote, either early or on election day, I told my neighbors the most important vote is for Congress. You must VOTE BLUE all the way down the ticket because we saw what the GOP did in Congress and what they did at the state level. I’m encouraging the young people I work with to vote. One of the challenges is that they do not understand how the three branches of government work. They do not understand that the president sets policy, while the Congress is charged with funding it. It is not enough to Vote Blue at the TOP of the ticket. We must go DEEP BLUE or all the way down the ticket. We just have to keep talking and talking and talking to everyone in our social network. Take a group picture of your family & friends with their voter reg card or receipt and their government ID and post on Facebook with the caption “I’M READY 2 GO. R U?”

    • 82 amk for obama
      August 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      Great job idon. GOTV, GOTV, GOTV.

    • 83 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      Beautiful! You are definitely a role model for the rest of us. Thanks for all you are doing, on behalf of President Obama and the other Democrats!

    • 84 Judith Fardig
      August 25, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Good thinking and great action!!

    • 85 0388jojothecat
      August 25, 2012 at 3:02 am

      Excellent IDON! I am wondering….could your building be a place to vote? I am thinking that there should be MORE places such as Senior Centers, Apartment buildings with rec rooms, Nursing homes, Churches, where people can vote. City, State, and Federal buildings should have “voting” booths so people can VOTE at work. ALL City, State, and Federal agencies have to make sure the people they hire are here LEGALLY and therefore should be enough PROOF that you are who you say you are.

  24. 86 Pamela
    August 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    A little bit here, a few pennies there, will do a little more by next weekend… Thank you, Chipsticks, Thank you everyone on TOD, and y’all lurkin’ out there in the shadowy side of the interwebz… I am so appreciative of the dedication I find in unlimited quantity here! Solace, respite, and a place to retreat to. Am I fired up? Yes, oh yes, gave the gottaregister.com website to a a brand new American citizen, and sent a nice package of Obama2012 buttons off to England!

  25. 87 nospin
    August 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Report: Romney Staffer Responsible For Akin Stipulations Demoted For Doing what Mitt Asked Her To Do

    The Romney campaign staffer responsible for requiring a Colorado reporter to agree not to ask any questions about Todd Akin or abortion during a Romney interview is no longer working with the press, reports Politico.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/report-romney-staffer-responsible-for-akin-stipulations-demoted

  26. 91 ChristiMTL
    August 24, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Just saw this on Twitter…..

    Barbara Mehlman ‏@LibraryBarbara

    @chucktodd Saw it. Excellent. Almost makes me want to vote for him until I remember everything he’s done & said this campaign. Obama for me.

    Almost make me want to vote for him??…geez I’m glad she can remember what a low life he is.

    I know that TeaNN has something similar on Sunday.

    Gloria whatshername showed a clip of her special….Wolf was having palpitations, that’s how happy he was.

    • 92 ChristiMTL
      August 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      This tweet says it all about Chuck Todd special

      Marc T Grove ‏@mtgrove

      So @MSNBC @ChuckTodd are actually doing a good job with this @MittRomney special #Surprised #RomneyRyan2012

      • 93 hopefruit2
        August 25, 2012 at 12:03 am

        This kissing up to Willard is just to get Romney supporters to watch MSNBC during the RNC convention. It’s a ratings ploy. Note that they won’t be as “nice” when doing the PBO special because they already feel that PBO supporters will watch MSNBC no matter what.

      • 94 anniebella
        August 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

        Just email Chuck Todd and told him that there is no way I was going to watch him talk to that lying birther Mitt Romney.

      • 96 nospin
        August 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

        I had the TV on the channel and heard something to the effect that people were asking who is the real Mitt Romney? What does he stand for etc. Then they showed clips of Mitt saying polar opposite things on the same topics and then wrapped it up by saying all those policy contortions represented Mitt Romney. Seriously. They were actually making the case that he believed ALL those things.

        Chile please.

        That is when I changed channels. Utter hogwash.

  27. 98 nospin
    August 25, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Good on ‘em.

    Now where the #@$%&*! are Mitt Romney’s tax returns?

  28. 99 amk for obama
    August 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

  29. 100 a4alice
    August 25, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Fired Up Chips!

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    (nitey nite TOD)

  30. August 25, 2012 at 12:54 am

  31. 102 Dudette
    August 25, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Mitt Romney asks, ‘Why Don’t the Brothers Love Me?’

    http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romney-asks-why-brothers-love-me.html

    By: Black Liberal BoomerAugust 24th, 2012

    “I don’t guess it should come as much of a surprise, but nevertheless I do find it entertaining that a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds Mitt Romney to be supported by 0 percent of African American voters. No, not 1 percent, or even 3 or 4.

    Donut hole.

    And then, when you factor in the margin of error, which is plus or minus 3.1 %, the rather surreal scenario suggests that the actual number of black folks who do not want Romney to be president is less than zero. I mean, no one ever expected to see any large percentage of African Americans going for the Republican candidate, especially when the incumbent Democrat is the nation’s first African American president. But that hollow echoing sound coming from that zero got me to thinking about that great song from the late Billy Preston, “Nothing from Nothing”.. [keep reading the article]

    —————————-
    Thought I’d share the song with ya:

    • 104 purpleshoesla
      August 25, 2012 at 1:24 am

      Love John Fugelsang! This line in his video had me rolling about “Reversible Mittens”… “And yes the man does change positions like a yoga teacher on tainted meth”. Bookmarked for my 2012 Election Survival kit. Thanks!

    • 105 susanne
      August 25, 2012 at 2:36 am

      hilarious, and so true! thanks, dudette!

  32. 106 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    August 25, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Hi Chips, it appears I’m now being blocked from posting comments. Not sure what is happening.

  33. 112 purpleshoesla
    August 25, 2012 at 1:32 am

    How Can You Tell If Its Legitimate Rape?

  34. August 25, 2012 at 2:07 am

    The AP:

    Vice President Joe Biden is postponing his planned trip to Tampa, Fla., the site of the Republican National Convention.

    An Obama campaign official says Biden is putting off Monday’s trip in order to ensure that all local law enforcement and emergency management resources can stay focused on Tropical Storm Isaac, which could impact Florida during the convention.

    Biden had planned a two-day swing through Florida during the Republican meetings to counter their message. The official says Biden still plans to continue with stops in Orlando and St. Augustine, Fla., on Tuesday.

    The official wouldn’t say whether Biden would reschedule his stop in Tampa, only that the campaign was monitoring the storm. The official requested anonymity in order to speak ahead of the campaign’s official announcement.

  35. 114 canadabarb4obama
    August 25, 2012 at 2:22 am

    The Old Fart Rants are excellent!

  36. August 25, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Apparently, the University of Virginia has declined the Presidents Rally. Instead, he will do a rally nearby, but not on Campus.
    The Dean of UVA says, the cost of Security is astronomical.
    I see!
    This has been going on in Republican Cities, as well, charging the President for Security.
    Remember?
    This is a Republican Ploy!

  37. August 25, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Also, just noticed the Ny Times has a whole article, dedicated to Twitter followers of the President, being fake.
    That’s funny, considering you Giys said it was the other way around.
    Hello?

    • August 25, 2012 at 7:28 am

      Listen, even if 80% of the President’s twitter followers were fake, that would STILL put him at ~4M followers which DWARFS ALL Willard’s Twitter followers – including his fake ones.

      If that’s NY Times’ best way of trying to distract from Romney’s birther comment, then they are really DESPERATE and know they are LOSING.

      • 118 anniebella
        August 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

        That’s todays media. Hitting on hard stories. I rather the NY Times tell me what is legitimate rape?

  38. 119 amk for obama
    August 25, 2012 at 2:42 am

    While the res of the world is moving on with the health of their citizens, the bestest country in the whole world is still stuck of free-speech porn.

    The US government cannot force tobacco firms to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages, an appeals court in Washington has ruled.It said the government’s plan undermined free speech in America.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had wanted to put nine pictures of dead and diseased smokers to convey the dangers of cigarettes.But tobacco firms had argued that the images went beyond factual information and into anti-smoking advocacy.

    The ruling comes as a number of other countries have ordered similar pictures to be placed on all cigarette packets.Australia has gone a step further, banning even tobacco company logos from the cartons.

    The verdict was welcomed by tobacco companies, with Lorrilard Tobacco’s describing it as “a significant vindication of First Amendment principles”.

    Classic signs of cracking ‘murka where corporates are above people, my friend.

  39. 120 Bill R.
    August 25, 2012 at 3:50 am

    The “birthed-in-chief is promoting malice and hatred. Meanwhile the Commander-in-Chief is defending America and taking care of business:

  40. 121 susanne
    August 25, 2012 at 5:33 am

    helpful tips, for those trying to pretend to like myth robmey at the convention.

    ‘ The point of this memo is not to convince you to like Mitt Romney. We know that ship sailed long, long ago. The point is to win in November and protect the American values that our forefathers fought so hard for, such as mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds. ‘

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/08/gop-offers-delegates-official-tips-on-pretending-to-like-mitt-romney.html#ixzz24Y5aWRSE

  41. August 25, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Anderson Cooper vs. Wasserman Schultz
    Anderson is a wimp, He try to be hard on the democratic, but scary of the Republican
    His 350 show have become a joke.
    I said this race is between Obama vs Media 3years ago
    If mitt win the media did it for him, the media is evil.

  42. 124 dotster3
    August 25, 2012 at 7:36 am

    What crazy person/Kochster is financing disgusting looneybird Joe Walsh’s TV ads? He seems to have nothing but money as his ads are on my teevee here in Illinois more than any other. What nutball is supporting him? In this latest ad, he is promising not to serve more than 3 terms. Hahahahaha. What is a shame is that he served one. Anyone know if he is eligible for full pension if he serves one 2 yr. term? It’s a horrible thought.

  43. 126 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 25, 2012 at 7:41 am

    • 127 anniebella
      August 25, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Love that ad

      • 128 anniebella
        August 25, 2012 at 7:51 am

        I think this birther stur up is Romney attempt in trying to get our attention off of Rep. Todd Adkins and his comments and we can’t let them do that.

        • 129 hopefruit2
          August 25, 2012 at 8:03 am

          They are ALL related, so his efforts will fail. The GOP is the party of backward-looking, misogynistic, racist ideas. The birther remark just reminds us that Romney fits right in with the likes of Akin and his attempts to distance himself from Akin are political, not philosophical/ideological.

  44. 130 anniebella
    August 25, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I hear there are seven bithers speaking at the Republican Convention. Can you imagine if there were seven anti-Mormon speaking at the Dems convention.

  45. 131 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2012 at 8:01 am

    So it’s not just Rassmussen. Hmmmm…

    • August 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

      Why not poll the President at the same time?
      Something tells me the President is ahead there.

      • 133 dotster3
        August 25, 2012 at 8:27 am

        Caught someone ? this a.m. saying Obama still trailed in Mo.—by 7. Not that that means anything—-don’t know if he was a Repub spokesman liar, or what, and there are so many polls, many with opposite results, that you can pretty much pick and choose which one you want to cite. Many, or most, are not trustworthy. If you don’t like this week’s results, just change the crosstabs and say Dems aren’t “enthused” and not expected to show up to vote.

      • 134 hopefruit2
        August 25, 2012 at 8:37 am

        There was already a poll out showing the president ahead by 3. That was Monday I believe. He might be leading by even more now.

      • August 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

        The same Mason Dixon poll shows PBO trailing by 7 points.

  46. 136 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 25, 2012 at 8:07 am

  47. August 25, 2012 at 8:13 am

    IAEA to release it’s Oil reserves, to cope with Iranian Sanctions.
    Expect the WH to follow suit, with our Reserves shortly!

  48. August 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

    If you are a Democrat and are not going to Vote, because you are not enthused, Grow Up!!!
    That is all!

  49. August 25, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I assume fundraisers?

  50. August 25, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Good morning, TOD – I’m off again to New Hampshire to knock on doors and talk to voters about our future. I have my talking points, but more often than not I hardly look at them. I talk to voters about our common dreams and the expectations of our children and grandchildren. The Republicans’ revisionist agenda does nothing to solve the challlenges of our time. We may not all agree on how we can win the future and that’s why we believe in democracy.
    But we need leaders who understand these challenges and work hard for the future of all the people. Barack Obama is such a leader, and he deseves the support of all the people he has helped and will continue to make the center of his policies.


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