Powell, Ohio, August 25
Note the Lyin’ RAyn copy of our wonderful PBO “HOPE” t-shirt in the lower right corner. Do any R-money supporters have any original ideas?
No. All they have is hate and fear.
Congrats on first, ison!!
Happy Saturday to everyone …
Yes! It says MATH. They are such lames!!
If they knew math, then they’d know how ridiculous it is that they think Ryan is the math guru – he who presented a budget with no numbers in it.
Nope, but then again, conservatives never do. They are backward-looking and imitators by nature.
Willard wants so deeply to try to capture the same type of natural happiness and mirth that accompanies PBO’s appearances that he throws out red-meat “jokes” to get the crowd to laugh and take a quick picture of it. That’s the only way a smile will cross the faces of his crowds because he has no charisma and his actual message is depressing and negative. There’s no positive vision, no hope, just a bleak future full of more wealth for him and his buddies and more belt-tightening for the rest of us. So in his greedy, robotic mind he calculates: “I’ll get ‘em to laugh at a birther joke, heh, heh, heh. See? We know how to have fun, too!” It’s like feeding people a junk food diet instead of proper nutrition. They’ll enjoy it as it goes down but regret the after-effects.
Oh, they all look so fired up, rapt and all that….. Arms and hands extended to touch…. Ha.
That’s the first thing that caught my eyes….
That’s more like it!
Now, that is a rally! Wish I was there. I never get tired of hearing my (our) President speak. Knocked 35 more doors this morning. Going out again tomorrow. We will get it done!
wow…this photo is simply amazing…
and i love that interview with the President….his own words unfiltered…
It really is amazing. Everything this wonderful man does is amazing.
Speaking of diversity, did you see the poll in which Romney got 0% of the black vote? That’s 0 as in zero. That means they interviewed 1000 people, about 100 of whom were African-American, and not a single black person would say they were planning to vote for Romney.
Saw that Joe, although the zero made perfect sense it’s just extraordinary that this is what the GOP has allowed itself become – may they pay for it for many years to come.
and it is going to stay that way. The man is simply unfit and does not represent anyone’s interest much less the interest of any minority group.
Official Ad from Obama Victory Fund 2012
.@Lawrence Any question as to how far we are from ridding America of racism is answered by #BirtherMitt's crowd youtube.com/watch?v=vbStYa…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Ah, that was worth adding to this post Isonprize, thank you.
Perfect picture. Seriously, Mitt seems to now be running on a platform of “Of course I should be elected! I’m White!”
#RNCConventionSlogans If it ain't white, it ain't American— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
How about: “Relax, everything’s going to be all white.”
Do it!!! Perfect
It’s not called the “White House” for nothing.
Per a comment on Politicalcarnival:
“Yes We Klan !!”
Oooooooh …… that is quite brilliant!
Way to go, Ison! Congrats!
♫Special Good ♪Afternoon ♪ to yooou♫ , Ms Chips!
A Happy Saturday wish to all TODobots!
Special TOD wishes for tons of success ..and fun…going out to Jackie G and her team in their big voter outreach today! They are no doubt hard at work/fun even as I write this.
And they all have the same mean, petty look — even in the off chance that they’re smiling, they still look mean and constipated. Like leader, like follower.
I had a live feed that somehow broke into the Romney-Ryan crap fest in Ohio this morning. Dude….that crowd was scary. They were cheering in a mean manner. Paul Ryan kept talking about guns, religion and relating it to Pres. Obama. I did not like the response of the crowd. Their cheers gave me the willies.
It was the same thing when Sarah Failin hit the campaign trail in 08. She appealed to the same ignorance and hatred. Even McCain was taken aback by the rabble’s reactions. It’s amazing, really, that in the 4 years since that losing effort the republicans haven’t come up with anything new. They’re repeating the same things to the same people. It will be the same result.
This time they have no McCain to stop them. Mitt and Ryan are going to dog whistle from here on out and still get less votes than McCain.
I’ll take top 10….
More clips from the interview added to the post
My eyes hurt from all that WHITE GLARE. And that Paul Ryan MATH shirt that chick in the front is wearing…… Math?? You mean the math Ryan never did regarding his budget? HAAAAAAAAAA!
Just when you think IQs couldn’t get any lower, they do.
My issue is why are they copying something Pres. Obama is known for? I remember how much they hated Obama being made a celebrity with pictures and all. So why don’t they come up with something new instead of piggy backing off things iconic to Obama?
And yes, I include Romney’s “R” logo in that as well.
Come ON! of course there is diversity in Romney’s crowd. I see brunettes and blondes. Lots of gray haired folks. Some with straight hair, a minority of them of with curly hair. Also, too look at the sunglasses. Its a mix of haves and have nots.
Yo .@MittRomney David Duke must be so jealous – tinyurl.com/93naelp Your hate & fear #Birther campaign is in high gear. #YesWeKlan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
.@MarkHalperin David Duke must be so jealous – tinyurl.com/93naelp #BainMitt's hate & fear #Birther campaign is in high gear. #YesWeKlan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Austan Goolsbee nails this tweet. (Note spelling of “socialist.”)
you left out "two-term" @Drakna12: @Austan_Goolsbee How does it feel to work for the country's only Maxist Socilaist president?— Austan Goolsbee (@Austan_Goolsbee) August 25, 2012
@Austan_Goolsbee Well done, Austan, as always. As to "Maxist" "Socilaist" @Drakna12 you should take advantage of #PBO's education outreach— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Maybe he could get a tee shirt saying Rmoney, and the word SPELLING below – would be equally logical to match the MATH error, as in flunked.
Who can take a Shepard Fairey image of Myth and write the word MYTH below the image, then send it viral? (I’m not clever enough)
Goolsbee for the win!
It’s just painful to see that young women in the first row with the Shepherd Fairy-ized Paul Ryan on her tee shirt.
On eve of Tampa, Mitt reignites the Birther lunacy, setting the stage for the P.T. Barnum of Birthers, the Donald. Should be quite a circus!— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 25, 2012
.@davidaxelrod David Duke must be so jealous – tinyurl.com/93naelp #BainMitt's hate & fear #Birther campaign is in high gear. #YesWeKlan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
@davidaxelrod I guess that's what happens when you pal around with birthers…— TrumpDog (@TrumpDog1) August 25, 2012
Voter suppression challenges American Integrity… ronrambles.com/voter-suppress…— Ron Tenin (@rpt62960) August 25, 2012
The intentional creation of laws to manipulate election is as ugly as it gets. It’s our modern world version of Jim Crow laws. American’s cannot sit on their hands and allow this to happen with little or no objections…we need to make some noise!
So Robney responded to the AP article and said, you are right Mr President, we are not where we need to be.
BREAKING: Neil Armstrong Dead At 82 (MSNBC)— (@Serpentine202) August 25, 2012
May he RIP.
Oh my goodness.
A real hero. His one step changed the world and lifted our spirits. In every sense, a true hero. Rest In Peace. My sympathy to his loved ones. RIP, Mr. Armstrong.
College rallies next week for the President= Big Crowds.
I see the University of Virginia has refused the Presidents visit, siting the cost of security(oh, this again). So, they will hold rally just outside of the UVA Campus, as a result of the UVA boards biased decision.
Has any institution ever denied a presidential visit before? Is UVA a private or public institution? What’s more educational than witnessing history? The way these people behave just leaves me speechless.
It is a state University. All Universities of any state is state owned.
Bob McDonell written all over it!
LIKE THE PRESIDENT SAYS….DON’T BOO….VOTE!!!!
The Insult continues…but the President will cirmcumnavigate it all….we will not be deterred…despite the obstacles…..
WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!!!!!
More proof all Tax Felon Romney & the TEAGOP have are LIES 24/7. #ReleaseTheTaxReturns http://t.co/7db2XqDf— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 25, 2012
crazy when he even lies about stuff reported in the wsj!
Yo .@MittRomney .@AnnDRomney are #YouPeople saying that George Romney violated his Mormon faith by BOLDLY releasing his tax returns? @Reince— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
.@MarkHalperin Is #BirtherMitt accusing his father, George Romney, of violating his Mormon Faith because he BOLDLY released 12 yr of returns— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
.@chucktodd Is #BirtherMitt accusing his father, George Romney, of violating his Mormon Faith because he BOLDLY released 12 yr of return?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Just heard that Neil Armstrong, the astronaut has died at age 82. May he rest in peace.
MSNBC broke the news. He died from complications of a heart operation that he had about 7 months ago, and he was expected to do fine. RIP, Mr. Armstrong.
Correction: He had the operation about 3 wks ago.
We had a phenomenal turnout at the opening of the OFA office in Largo, MD this afternoon. The Team Leaders were expecting between 50 and 75 people since this is the second office in the area to open this summer. Well the folks just kept coming and coming and coming. Hundreds of them came out today. Congressman Elijah Cummings Fired Up the crowd and was moved emotionally by the turnout. He complained (in jest) that he couldn’t find anywhere to park when he got there. It was hailed as the largest phone bank in Maryland this year!
What excited me the most was the diversity of people and the age groups. One thing that has somewhat concerned me this year was that the youth were not coming out in large numbers to volunteer in my area. Well they were there today. You talk about diversity we had everyone there today. Young, old, and every color in the universe. It was amazing.
All these folks signed up to volunteer the month of September to help keep Virgina BLUE! Our state theme in 2010 was a show of support for the President “We have your back” Mr. President. This year it’s a show of determination, “Not on My Watch” will we let them take us back 100 years.
Maryland is Fired Up and ready to kick some Republican butt!!
yfrog.com/hso73uqtj 100's are turning out for our Largo office opening. Go @OFA_MD— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) August 25, 2012
I’m still on the hunt for that one $3.00 donation to keep the streak alive. https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/donnanoshock3
You got it, donna.
And thanks for all you’re doing to help get our President elected. I’m extremely heartened by your reports of terrific volunteer enthusiasm and I’m convinced that the MSM reports of “enthusiasm gap” are designed to discourage , deflate and undermine the efforts of PBO supporters.
Thank you so much Sista!!
3×4 to you Donna. Thanks for all you do. I would love to go just one OFA event. Alas, there are none here in deep red Augusta, Georgia.
Your report is inspiring.
Eve, I plan to organize some online phone banks this September to call into battleground states so stay tuned. I’m sure we can get you involved where it will make a difference this year.
I lived in Rockville and then Silver Springs, each about 2 years. I loved Rockville, Silver Springs, not so much! LOL.
Let Nothing stand in our way…
Splendid, Donna. I haven’t been out in a while but plan to get with it come September. Will keep you all abreast of happenings in my area.
I can only vote in my heart for your president but the way you write and share your enthusiasm is so heartening for those of us who can only wish him well from afar.
Romney: "Trust me, I paid my taxes." Remember when Obama said "Seriously, I'm an American" & the right left him the fuck alone? Me either…— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) August 16, 2012
Love Tim Wise! I’ve seen him speak at several events and he was the guest speaker for a few events I planned. I’ve read his books too. He’s coming to speak at our local school system… kinda worried about the repercussions.
Still love J. Smooth’s commen on the birther “joke”:
I was cleaning my dog whistle and i u went off.
Again: I was cleaning my dog whistle and it just went off.
#ADollarADayToOFA GIVE 62262
.@Messina2012 Text messaging 62262 to GIVE to .@BarackObama is a great way for all his Twitter followers to donate #ADollarADayToOFA TY.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
My cell phone doesn’t do it justice but liberals are some really talented people.
Awesome mural at the PG County opening OFA office opening. @OFA_MD http://t.co/3rWTeaX9— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) August 25, 2012
Love that Donna, the sweetest thing.
Even More proof all Tax Felon Romney & the TEAGOP have are LIES 24/7. #ReleaseTheTaxReturns http://t.co/MTJAnVqi— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) August 25, 2012
Clue to .@MittRomney, you've always been the bully daddy's money protected & enabled. That core weakness is why #PBO is going to crush you.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
a contest! romneyize or ryanize a pop song. or would you rather hear them talk?
‘ The Romney-Ryan campaign has recently had trouble with popular music. Twisted Sister asked Romney to stop using “We’re Not Gonna Take It” on the campaign trail. Silversun Pickups did the same with “Panic Switch.” And Tom Morello blasted Paul Ryan for saying that he liked Rage Against the Machine. The ticket can’t seem to use any popular songs without getting in hot water. ‘
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/08/questioningly-songs-for-romney-and-ryan.html#ixzz24aY53DWN
how about this one for myth: ‘the answer is blowin’ in the wind (from my ass)’.
I suggest Rollins Band song “Liar”.
or for rethug women, ‘i hate myself for lovin you’ by the amzazing joan jett !
Foreign Affairs: How Romney’s Millions Went Tax-Free Overseas
By Joe Conason
While nobody has asked to see the Republican candidate’s birth certificate, as he said at a Michigan rally on Friday, everybody has a renewed interest in examining the tax returns he continues to withhold.
The complex and tricky tax shelters used by Bain Capital continued to emerge from as lawyers and other experts examined the hundreds of pages of previously confidential company documents uncovered by the Gawker website in an exclusive series this week. The authenticity of the documents was confirmed by a Bain spokesperson, who said that the company deplores the public posting of its proprietary materials.
Is it evidence of MA residency perjury, evidence of a rip off of the Mormon Church, evidence you received amnesty – what is it .@MittRomney?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Drip, drip, drip! Slowly evidence that Romney did not pay all his taxes is coming to light. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, may eventually be vindicated. As one of the tax experts said, Gawker performed a major public service by releasing these documents.
Romney-Ryan “crowds” are chilling. I had a news live feed open today and it somehow cut to the Romney-Ryan hate fest in Ohio. Paul Ryan needs to calm the fuck down with his rhetoric. It stinks of Sarah Palin. He kept bringing up this quote by then Sen. Obama about how when times are tough a lot of the white working class cling to their guns and religion (Duh…..that’s so freaking true) and Paul Ryan kept saying how he was proud of his guns, how he was proud of his christianity (implying that Pres. Obama wasn’t a good christian because he wasn’t some chest beating bible thumper) how he loved to take out his guns and go into the woods to hunt deer. How he loves to kill deer (because that’s what they do in his warped version of life in Wisconsin). He kept stoking the crowd and had people chanting in praise of guns and killing animals just for the fun of it.
Then Romney came on board declaring how he was going to make America be America again. I looked out and it was like looking at a sea of hate. It disgusted me and frightened me. Then Romney pushed on with his welfare lies and the crowd got super angry. His implications were that Pres. Obama was taking the crowd’s hard earned money and giving it to lazy welfare kings and queens. It was nauseating. Then they interviewed a woman from the despicable crowd and asked her about Romney’s birther joke and she loooooooved it. She was laughing her ass off saying how funny it was. That the joke was hilarious because Romney was talking to “his kind.”
The whole scene just made me feel that this same crowd would happily laugh and yuk it up if they were to witness minorities being lynched. It was disgusting.
That is why I don’t watch his rallies and I do not intend on watching the Republican Hate Convention. As an AA, it just stokes bad vibes.
I won’t be watching the birther convention and never watch the lead birther’s stump speeches.
I think we should watch some of it so we can keep up where they are and what they are doing. I can assure you the Obama camp will be watch very closely so they are ready with come backs. Believe me the lies will be rampant. We need to remain vigilant.
They are preaching to the Choir of haters.
It’s worth noting that those folk – probably many ‘bused in’ – are not the majority of Americans and will become more and more a minority in the next decade. They know it. They fear it. But, they can’t stop it – even with violence.
Yo .@MittRomney when you face President Obama in the 1st debate you will have to defend your hateful 'Welfare' LIE. Bet you'll chicken out.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Earlier this week Cape Wind signed a Purchase and Sale agreement for East Marine located on Falmouth Heights Road on Falmouth Harbor.
Congressman William Keating said, “I am honored to be a part of today’s announcement by Cape Wind that they will base its operations headquarters in Falmouth Harbor. With the creation of fifty new jobs right here on Cape Cod and the staging area for turbine assembly across Buzzards Bay in New Bedford, Massachusetts’ role as a leader in offshore renewable energy is further solidified. Given Falmouth’s prime location and proximity to premiere marine science institutions, I could not think of a better selection for the headquarters of what will become our nation’s first offshore wind farm.”
Massachusetts Energy and Environment Secretary Richard Sullivan read a personal note of congratulations from Governor Deval Patrick at the announcement. “Today’s announcement is an example of how the clean energy revolution is taking hold, and I believe it is a sign we’re not slowing down,” said Secretary Sullivan. “With the addition of 50 permanent jobs, we are growing the clean energy sector and ensuring Massachusetts continues to be the nation’s leader in offshore wind.” Secretary Sullivan said.
You know, the Kochs and later the Environmentalists, both fought this in Court for over ten years. It finally looks like it will happen. Big oil lost!
The light Rain has started here in Tampa Area, tropical Storm warnings for my area, already.
Are you in a safe structure? Will you evacuate if told to do so? I hope the answer is yes to both.
My area is a C zone. Safe! My House is single Family dwelling. I don’t expect it to be that bad, albeit, not underestimate a Hurricane.
Thanks for concern.
Of course. Take care!
stay safe, jovie!
Glad to hear you won’t be in harm’s way and I hope that holds true throughout. Stay safe, Jovie!
Stay safe and don’t cause any trouble, jovie!
Be safe Jovie. I see that CNN is more concerned about the RNC convention’s plans than they are concerned about the good people of Tampa.
Be safe babe.
Please stay safe, Jovie!
From Neil Armstrong's family: the next time you walk out on a clear night and see the moon smiling, think of Neil and give him a wink.— Al Roker (@alroker) August 25, 2012
That was 1001% right On Point. RIP Mr. Armstrong. You will be missed.
So sorry to hear about Neil Armstrong. What a sweet sentiment from Al Roker. Speaking of the moon, I watched MOONSTRUCK for the one hundredth time last night. An absolutely enchanting movie. I can speak the dialog along with the actors. The focus on the moon just makes me melt. It’s a treasure. La Bella Luna indeed.
Very, very sweet.
Meet "The Romney Bunch": bit.ly/U1gcgp
starring @MittRomney— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) August 25, 2012
Every one of those faces make my stomach turn….
Honestly, I’ve gotten to the point where I can’t even stomach seeing them, let alone listening to them. They are all so deeply offensive and disgusting in so many, many, many ways. I just can’t.
Bob, I detest boldface liars and Romney is building his entire campaign on constant pathological LIES. It’s one of the most cynical things I’ve ever witnessed in the political arena. To contrast that with the morality, dignity and integrity of PBO, it just leaves me feeling sickened, truly. We MUST win this race, we absolutely MUST win.
Couldn’t agree with you more, meta!
Yes We Can
I see that Axe picked up my Barnum and Bailey circus reference from yesterday. That’s ok, anything for team, LOL! Anyway once again let me say that Mitt does not want a diverse looking crowd behind him. He needs to send this visual lest the teabutts revolt. No other presidential hopeful has been kept on so short a leash as Mittiful. He gladly does their bidding.
Aha…Sounds like someone is lurking on TOD?!
coming from a business site, this is not a flattering version of the robmey history:
Not a very inspirational perspective…I LIKE IT!
Ouch! Nailed it.
Putting it squarely in their hypocritical faces …
.@GovMikeHuckabee #BainMitt profited from fetus disposal & denigrates his father by using their Mormon faith to hide his tax returns. WOW!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Let’s see how the evangelicals roll when they get the core message – A Mormon fetus disposal profiteer is THEIR candidate.
.@Reince .@KarlRove How are the GOP Evangelicals going to roll when they realize A Mormon fetus disposal profiteer is THEIR candidate?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
President Obama mentioned during the NYC fundraiser attended by Michael Jordan and other BB luminaries that he viewed the situation as ’4th Quarter and we’re ahead by 7, time to push’ – well, for me, I’m just getting warmed up …
TOD family, our Latino rally today was an out of sight success. We filled the park with families–all of whom wanted Obama pins and yard signs, which we actually saw in neighborhood yards as we drove home. All our food and drink was consumed in less than two hours and people were still coming. We had one man making sno cones and within one half hour 240 were made and eaten and he ran out of ice. The door prizes were a big hit and we registered over 40 new voters. And let me tell you everyone –except for one protestor and two GOP spies–loves our president. And I mean LOVE him. At one point I managed to communicate with a middle aged deaf woman who had never voted in her life. Through lip reading and hand signals, she understood that if you don’t vote, you get bad people in office and we need President Obama. Well, she got it and filled out her registration. You should have seen the joy in her eyes when I gave her an Obama/Biden button. She just beamed. And all of it without a word spoken. Our local speakers kept asking “who are you going to vote for on Nov. 6? And the shouts kept coming back Obama, Obama.
Kids had a great time with the games and we got two local reporters and a photographer. People kept asking us when we were going to do it again (as if we could afford it twice), The one protestor made a fool herself saying stupid things about the president to a very patient man, who just shook his head at her. At the end of her rant, she said that of course she wouldn’t vote for Romney because he wasn’t Christian either. She had an Impeach Obama sign and some Latinos asked what Impeach meant. I said it meant the lady was loco.
All in all it was a terrific event and everybody left saying that would vote for the president on November 6. Now it’s up to us to make sure everybody does.
I wish we had a “like” button on this site cuz this would get a gazillion of them. Congrats on a successful event. Great job JG!!!
What a great experience, Jackie!!!! Thank you for sharing it with us.
#ADollarADayToOFA …. GIVE 62262
BRILLIANT work Jackie!!! Thanks for letting us know how it went. I wish I was there .
CONGRATS, Jackie! So thrilled to hear the outcome of all your hard work. I know the crowd will be talking about the event for days with great appreciation. BRAVA! BRAVA! BRAVA!!
Bless you and your group for all the hard, hard work. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it. God bless all of you…..even the “loco” lady.
A gorgeous, uplifting, heartening, fantastic report – thank you SO much jackiegrumbacher!!
Congratulations Jackie on this terrific success, and thanks for sharing with us
I can tell you HF, I am exhausted from working from very early this morning putting things together. But I’m also elated it went well and grateful for the army of local Dem volunteers who showed up to help. Our local Dems, even many who rarely volunteer, were doing everything–playing with the kids, dishing out the food, registering voters, connecting with people. It was a real coming together and all inspired by our deep love of our president. Even the guy who delivered the kids bouncy games from an events company said he was an Obama supporter. He said that Romney was crook who got his own money and didn’t care about anyone else. A sharper insight than most well paid pundits and from an unexpected source.
I’m so happy for your group Jackie. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I’m sure it will be positively rewarded on Nov. 6th.
Ah ha, I knew there’d be a report! Fabulous news JG, and an extra-special, severely big “THANK YOU” to you, your team and your helpers! Tell them we may not know them, but we are very pleased with their work and their success. I also feel sure this will be talked about a lot among the families that came. Well done, JG, now you can breathe a little easier …..and put your feet up for a bit.of rest…..until your next effort.
I second Donna Dem’s comment! Awesome description of an awesome event. So impeach means loco? lol
This makes me smile. Congrats on your successful event!
Oh, Jackie, so happy for you – thanks for all you are doing for President Obama’s re-election. Remember this?
Yes, JO’B, I remember. They are so right, it doesn’t matter where in the country you are from Pres O is fighting for you..
‘ She had an Impeach Obama sign and some Latinos asked what Impeach meant. I said it meant the lady was loco ‘
this is hilarious and wonderful and so so true!! thanks for your report, and for all the good work you do!
Thanks for reporting this. Very encouraging. And a big congrats to you !!
I have goose bumps just thinking of how creative the Obama supporters are!
Thank you for all you and the volunteers do each day!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that! Great idea! Great turnout! Just plain great! You are making a difference in our world. Thank you!
Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie! Go Jackie!
I’m sure you must be exhausted, but HAPPY!! This calls for a song!!
LOVELY DAY by Bill Withers
One of our TOD anthems, to be sure!
Big hugs to you for all your hard work…and for the people that turned out…and for the people that registered to vote! Sounds like s great day all around!
AWESomeeeeeeeeeeee Awesommmmmmmmmm work….Jackie
Thanks so much for sharing this story, it made my evening. These are the types of stories that need to fill this blog and stay in our hearts as we press forward.
Statement by the President on the Passing of Neil Armstrong
Posted on 08-25 at 15:47:22 CST
// Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong.
Neil was among the greatest of American heroes – not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable – that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible. And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.
Today, Neil’s spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown – including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure – sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step. //
Snowe was trickling some of her nonsense on Republicans repairing their ‘relationship’ with women so it only seemed fitting to help her understand that relationship ….
Clue to .@SenatorSnowe the 'relationships' the GOP has with women are vaginal probes, rapist visitation rights, unfair pay & blocking VAWA.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Bobfr – Appreciate your respect for the cause of fighting back on the war on women!
From my perspective, throughout all recorded history, the stunting element in the advancement of humanity has been the subjugation of women.
And your perspective would be right, and so it continues. Thank you for speaking out. Many “groups” (of course, it’s supposed to be E Pluribus Unum), including women and half the damn population, can be added to this old poem regarding the Holocaust:
First they came for the socialists,and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew; Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.
Tell Ms. Snowe that perhaps if she and her friend Susan Collins were a little more vocal about the extreme elements of their party from since 2009, perhaps the GOP would not be in this position right now. The chickens are coming home to roost.
THIS is disgusting. Go after him, tweeters.
@chashomans Couldn't wait to get in your political talking points cashing in on Armstrong's death. You are completely beyond offensive.— meta (@metaquest) August 25, 2012
@chashomans What does that have to do with his passing? Not a damn thing. Please show some respect. #ShameOnYou— (@aspirational12) August 25, 2012
yea, armstrong and our other hero astronauts want(ed) more taxpayer funding of nasa. neil was arguing against everything republicans stand for, so he’d be really pissed with a republican in the white house. if president obama had an actual congress, he would clearly be increasing nasa’s budget. that guy on twitter is a dumbass.
Hey Mitt, to Which Governments Did You Pay the 13%? When You Made Money in Iran Oil, Did You Have to Pay Taxes to Iran? nyti.ms/Swfd9H— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) August 25, 2012
@Chernynkaya Too late Senator. You should have been calling them out since 2009 when they were engaging in extremist politics.— (@aspirational12) August 25, 2012
How about Republicans need to fix their relationship with America, and she is one who ought to be ashame of her self. President Obama thought their were some Senators he could work with to make this economy stronger, but yet Snowe and Collins fell right in line with the McConnell and the others.
Honestly who want to hear anything Sen. Snowe has to say. It was her and her Republican Senators who block, filibusters anything the President tried to do to make this economy better.
Very cool tickets!
6.5 hours later, I can proudly say I have my ticket to hear @BarackObama speak at the @DemConvention! #Charlotte #GOP http://t.co/5lPPfazN— Erika Glover (@ErikaJGlover) August 25, 2012
I am looking forward to the Democratic Convention. To hearing FLOTUS, Bill Clinton, VP Biden and President Obama speeches.
And I don’t plan on watching any of the Romney-Ryan, Limbaugh, Koch, Roves,Birthers crap.
I usually have watched part of their Republican crap in past election cycles, but I don’t even want to see their lips moving this time around. Lying, racist, misogynistic scumbags, all of ‘em. And those are the “good” ones!
Neil Armstrong was a hero not just of his time, but of all time. Thank you, Neil, for showing us the power of one small step. -bo— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 25, 2012
our president is so good. cannot wait to vote!!!
This site is hysterical:
Can't Stop. Laughing. yiddishcursesforrepublicanjews.com/#— BWD (@theonlyadult) August 25, 2012
may you live to a hundred and twenty without social security or medicare.
this one too:
may the secretary your husband is shtupping rely on planned parenthood for her birth control.
No wonder Fl. has so many probs—–all their big name bozos live (or own vacay homes) there
Just a reminder that the GOP held the FEMA funding hostage last year during the debt ceiling fight…… last year
Look at the photos of all the fun and frivolity happenin’ in Tampa. Those Repubs sure know how to par-tay. Which is your most fave photo, the one that makes you wish you were part of the GOP action?
Dotster, is it too late for us to head down there, that’s one rockin’ party
so many beauties, here, but i think my fave is # 11. count on the rethugs to find white guys to play steel drum, so there’s no doubt they’ll accept votes from fans of reggae music.
Hi TODers, so happy to be able to drop in here today. It’s been a while. I am hard at work running my organization while also volunteering for the campaign. Things are moving along really well on the campaign front. This cycle, I am less focused on team leading and more focused on local fundraising. I am hosting a fundraising event tomorrow afternoon. I am excited to host over 60 women in support of the re-elect. Chips, thank you for keeping the light burning here. Thanks to all of you who are contributing so much in your own ways to the campaign. I am always so inspired by those efforts and they help to inspire my own actions. Finally, I understand from friends at Chicago HQ that grassroots support for getting the word out about gottavote.org is really desired at this point. This will be a huge push right after the convention so I hope that everyone here will get a head start on sharing the link with EVERYONE you know. I am looking forward to the next 11 weeks. So exciting.
Great work. Thanks.
Mark Halperin is an embarrassment to journalism. I will never forgive him for calling President Obama an “asshole” on “Morning Joe”. As a news person, you may think it but you’ve no business saying it. Many commentators, such as Scarborough, Maddow, etc leave no doubt as to where their loyalties lie. Halperin, on the other hand, is Senior Political Analyst for Time Magazine. As such, he needs to try to walk the line between reporting, analyzing and feelings. He’s a disgrace.
I really don’t understand why Halperin is still employed. He is so prejudiced against PBO it oozes through his Romneybot140 (prototype version) skin.
Someone linked to this in an earlier thread, which provides background on what a dick Halperin is:
Don’t let him bother you……just take solace in the fact that his father is very liberal and works for George Soros’s ” Open Society “
So that’s it! Daddy issues……’splains a lot. Bush, Robme, Halprin, McInsane, and a host of others.
This is an example of the only attention I’ll give Mark Halperin ….
.@MarkHalperin .@Lawrence How are the GOP Evangelicals going to roll when they realize A Mormon fetus disposal profiteer is THEIR candidate?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
So, Gov. Sussn Martinez of New Mexico denounced General Custer, for meeting with the American Indians.
You have to be kidding me?
No…someone went after HER for meeting with them….
A progressive group called on Republican National Committee leader Pat Rogers to step down on Friday after emails showed him telling New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s staff that meeting with a group of American Indians “dishonored” Gen. George Armstrong Custer, the 19th century commander who killed scores of American Indians.
“The state is going to hell,” Rogers, who is a member of the GOP executive committee and is currently in Tampa for the RNC convention, wrote in a June 8 email released by Progress Now New Mexico. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Col. Allen Weh “would not have dishonored Col Custer in this manner,” he wrote.
Martinez is required by law to attend the annual state-tribal leaders summit, according to Progress Now New Mexico, which called for him to step down.
“Such a blatantly racist statement against our native people is offensive from anyone, but to come from a national GOP leader and lobbyist for some of our country’s largest corporations is indefensible,” Progress Now New Mexico’s executive director Pat Davis said in a statement.
Oh! Thanks. Still, very strange.
Yo .@MittRomney .@AnnDRomney #YouPeople be careful what you wish. When the Evangelicals learn of your fetus disposal profits. Hmm #YesWeKlan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
Awwwww—Big Disappointment. No Rick Scott speech at the convention. Was hoping he would be speaking about Medicare fraud, his area of expertise.
Just heard another big disappointment—-Mon. festivities cancelled. Everyone will have to hang on till Tues. for all the lies.
BREAKING: Florida Gov. Rick Scott suspends his convention plans, including speech, to prepare for storm.— The Associated Press (@AP) August 25, 2012
‘medicare fraud, his area of expertise…”
Republican officials delayed the start of the Republican Convention in Tampa on Saturday as Florida braced for Tropical Storm Isaac.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement on the decision:
Due to the severe weather reports for the Tampa Bay area, the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th, exact time to follow.
#YesWeKlan continue to deny women equal pay.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
#YesWeKlan force American workers to train the Chinese to do their jobs.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
#YesWeKlan deny lunches to poor children to give tax breaks to #BainMitt & the #Koch Brothers.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 25, 2012
I’m sure you folk will be even more creative to trend #YesWeKlan …
RNConvention hurricane-delayed… lots of time for partying and strippers.
Isaac means “he who laughs” or “laughing.” Hmmm….
Well, the RNC convention has been moved to tuesday which means those “family values” GOP men can have an extra day with the strippers. You know, boosting Tampa’s economy and all that good stuff.
This means they cannot hide the party platform from the public …they will have to take it up in front of everyone….
They’re still going to say that they took care of the platform Monday. They’ll claim expediency in getting it out of the way beforehand. That, or they’ll say that for the same reason they will fore go the formality of the process and just enter it into the records. I’m betting that the platform will not be broadcast under any circumstances.
When Coward Fineman is making fun of the GOP – you know things are really bad….
Isaac is telling us something: GOP considers postponing opening til Tues. Why have it at all? Mitt can give a speech from his living room.— Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) August 25, 2012
either way, i’m not tuning in. maybe if he talks from the car elevator, though…..
The RNC canceled day one of their convention due to Hurricane Issac. Just change the theme to Reckless Blowhards and add him to the show.— Detached Observer (@DetachedO) August 25, 2012
My Little Corner of Hell secularhumanist2.tumblr.com/post/302014544…— Bonnie Lesley (@EdFocus) August 25, 2012
You know, Ann, Michelle Obama's dad also had MS but he went off to work everyday & had no fancy horse.— (@judiballer) August 25, 2012
Finally someone points out this out!
nospin, Michelle’s Dad had to walk with canes, he had to get up an hour early to get ready for work. He had no dancing horse for therapy. He was no rich man, but he still raised two children who grew up to be successful adults and role models. Let’s hear it for Mr. Frazier Robinson.
Joe Cancels both Days of his trip to Florida, so no bracketing, even though they will surely be doing it to us. Understandable, but it still sucks-
So, with the RNC canceling the first Day, does Robney speech get canceled, and if so, that is when he gets nominated. Weak!
Did you guys see this? Don’t miss the slideshow.
Thank you, BWD. Loved the enthusiasm! Glad you mentioned the slide show which I would have missed otherwise. In fact, I had to look carefully to find it.
Romney on a razor’s edge between right and center
Move to the middle to attract independent and undecided voters can’t turn off party base
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/24/3477053/romney-on-a-razors-edge-between.html#storylink=cpy
RT @whisper1111: If you play tape of Isaac's howling winds backwards it says "I want those tax returns "— (@hardknoxfirst) August 25, 2012
Meteorologists describe Isaac as having the strength of 150 million vaginas— mike fogelsanger (@whisper1111) August 25, 2012
Well that sure sounds like enough magical mystery vajayjays to shut the whole thing down.
Girl, you need to be tweeting these out on the intertubes! You will give LOLGOP a run for his money in the humor department.
Governor Scott new plan for early voting, not good enough-
Howard Dean Shoots Down Akin Consultant’s Attempt to Downplay GOP Woman Problem
Howard Dean slapped the taste out of Wesley Donahue’s mouth. He said, “look at the floor at the GOP convention, all you will see is a sea of white. The Republicans don’t respect minorities or women.”
Right On Howard Dean.
#YesWeKlan make #BirtherMitt obey Rush & Grover #RNC2012— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 26, 2012
Obama vs. Romney 101: Women’s issues
President Obama won the women’s vote four years ago, and he’ll need to again to win reelection, given Mitt Romney’s strength among male voters. The Obama campaign has long argued that Mr. Romney is waging a “war on women.” Team Romney says it’s Obama who is waging war on women, with policies that have harmed the economic recovery – which harms women.
Here are some of the women’s issues on which the candidates differ.
#YesWeKlan depend on #NEWSTAINERS like @chucktodd & @markhalperin to shade #BirtherMitt's racism— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) August 26, 2012
First day of the RNC delayed, huh? I believe this calls for a certain song.
watching on cspan…. a tape of the 1964 Repub convention…all white …just like today…Barry Goldwater delivering a warmongering speech…sounds alot like Mitt
New post everyone:
Their is a Republican poll out there that says Romney Ryan plan great, accept major Medicare cuts, ACA sucks, austerity now.
It is the biggest form of propaganda yet from a pollster, who used to work for Bush.
It’s on Politico, so I will not post, but it is unbelievable. Basically, the whole Country is ready for Austerity and major Cuts.
Yet, the President has a 1 point lead Nationally. Now, how can the President be close, if all the questions inside of it, favor Romney /Ryan? Anyone???
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