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Change

Ricky Watson of Littleton, Colorado wipes tears from his eyes after he thanked President Barack Obama for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at a campaign rally in Golden, Colorado, September 13. Watson was kicked out of the Air Force 25 years ago for being gay.


172 Responses to “Change”


  1. 4 amk for obama
    September 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Ha. Again.

  2. September 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    That picture makes ME cry!

  3. 10 sherijr
    September 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    well you made me cry again today Chips, Mr. President ~ in a good way. 30 years ago, when I was enlisted.. I knew a young man who was put out for being gay.. he was a good soldier, and it was all very wrong & very sad.

  4. 11 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Very touching pictures. Positive change has come and will continue in America.

  5. 12 utaustinliberal
    September 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Chips! Why must you make me all choked up? This is such a touching picture and story. Thank you so much.

    • 13 HZ
      September 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      UT, I hear you. I have felt these emotions coming into my space for several days now. I must say that, they have landed. Now it is up to me to attend to them with care and wisdom. Let us lift up POB and VPBiden up in the strongest thoughts for good things to come out of all that they are dealing with at this time.

      So UT I do feel some of your emotional expressions today.(((((( We shed our tears with thoughts of each other.))))))))))HZ

  6. 14 Linda
    September 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Oh my…..that picture is so touching………

  7. September 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    • 16 utaustinliberal
      September 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That poor poor baby.

    • 17 GGail
      September 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      If we slip up and let Mitt at the helm of the USA…..that’s what we’re all gonna be doing!

      4 MORE FOR 44!!!!!

    • 23 cookemom
      September 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      This is so scary. There is not one picture where h holds a kid facing him or closer than 2 or 3 feet from him. They are always crying or looking distressed. He always look like he enjoys their discomfort. What parent would put their kid in his hands. He probably looks like a night terror ogre to them. His hands convey no warmth or security. That’s scary to me.

      • 24 veryslowwriter
        September 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        Again. He never looks a kid in the face. Babies do not like being held that way; it makes them feel insecure. You just know that he never held his own babies. Thern when they grew up, he liked pushing their faces into their food. As a “joke.” What warmth. What compassion. What a colossal dick!

        • 25 cookemom
          September 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

          I agree, he may have tossed them around, or played maniacal games with them, but no way did he hold them in comfort or compassion. It seems too foreign to him by nature. What instinct would allow you to hold a baby like that and to ignore it’s obvious discomfort? Anyone else would bring the kid toward them in an attempt to soothe them, then if not would hand it back to the parent. He only holds them for the photo op, or because someone thrust their kid at him before he could turn away, lest it look even more awkward. Not only would I never let him hold my child, I wouldn’t have my kid within 100 yards of the creep.

    • 27 amk for obama
      September 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      yikes. the creep not only freaks out grown ups.

    • September 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Ugh…his hands. You know…I love the elegance of Obama’s hands and every time I see Mitts hands, I think…Dang, the evidence is right there. Neanderthal is in this most immediate blood line.

    • 32 Pamela
      September 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      I think it’s obscene the way he handles infants…. This child will be needing counseling later for being abused by this mofo!

      • 33 Pamela
        September 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        That said, can you imagine the parents proudly featuring this photo on the mantelpiece before the day is through? Nor can I!

    • 34 daisydem
      September 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Bwaaaaa … Mommy, I thought I was going to see that other man, the nice one with the nice smile who loves babies.

    • September 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      That is just the photo I’ve been waiting for!! I knew the babies weren’t going to be smiling like they are for PBO…Ha, Ha!

  8. 36 utaustinliberal
    September 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks Chips!

  9. 37 GGail
    September 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    YES.WE.CAN!

    FOUR MORE YEARS!

    OBAMA/BIDEN!!!!!!!

    Great West Coast afternoon Chipsticks and TOD family.

    I just have a quick second to peek in and shout….

    YES.WE.CAN!

  10. 38 Linda
    September 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Today Mitt said this.

    “Ever since FDR we’ve had the capacity to be engaged in two conflicts at once, and he said no we’re going to cut that back to only one conflict,” Romney said.

    How can anyone take this man seriously? What’s he aiming for; three at once?

    • 39 57andfemale
      September 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      How can I still be shocked by this idiot? And yet, he never disappoints.

      Mitt truly only sees through a private equity lens. Not even a business lens, just private equity.

      PBO ended a war and is on track to end another one. If there isn’t a profit/loss balance sheet Mitt sees nothing.

      Or is he trying to say if we were still inflaming anti-American resentment in Iraq we’d look ‘strong’? I don’t know what the fuck he’s trying to say.

      Astonishing.

    • 49 cookemom
      September 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      I heard that as well and thought, “wha you talkin bout Willard?”

    • 50 Ladyhawke
      September 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      POPPYCOCK, GIBBERISH, NONSENSE, BABBLING, INCOHERENCE, CHARLIE BROWN’S TEACHER, WILLARD

      This is what I hear when Mitt Romney is speaking……..

    • 51 jacquelineoboomer
      September 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Mitt doesn’t even know that “FDR’s war” lasted half as long as W’s wars, one of which is still going in Afghanistan. Does the number of conflicts we’re involved in signify our strength? I think not.

      Mitt doesn’t know that after “FDR’s war,” the name of the War Department was changed to the Defense Department and nations pledged to themselves to work together toward peace.

      Mitt doesn’t know …

      … the list is too long to continue.

    • 60 jackiegrumbacher
      September 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      What does this even mean? The damn world was at war when we entered WORLD war II under FDR. That “capacity” to engage in two wars cost the US millions of lives and casualties, untold economic hardship and deprivation and disrupted families across the country? Why on earth would any country want to be engaged in two conflicts? Why wouldn’t we want to end all wars and focus on nation building in the US, as PBO has said repeatedly. This R-looney has no idea what war is like and not one single drop of empathy for American troops put in harm’s way or for the impact on their families. You can bet he just wants to play games with maps and toy soldiers and act like a big alpha decision maker. He needs to go back to his cage. Why is anyone even listening to this mindless idiot?

      • 61 Obama Grandmama
        September 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        It’s the thinking of a person making money for investors. He is thinking of the bottom line: money, greed and military industrial financial rewards.
        The thought of our capital being the lives of our American population is not part of Mitt’s thinking. He does not think of our people as precious resources.

  11. September 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I can’t even imagine what it must have felt like to be thrown out of the service because he’s gay.

  12. 63 57andfemale
    September 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Chicago Trib confirming that a deal is very likely in the Chicago teacher’s strike. No school on Friday, but this is the first positive movement I’ve seen.

    • 64 cookemom
      September 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      yippeee!

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      September 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Wouldn’t that be great?

      • 66 57andfemale
        September 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

        that would be sooooo great.

        The reason I’m particularly hopeful is that both CTU and the School Board are making the same statement. Up to today, CPS (the “School Board”) would say they were close and CTU would say they were miles apart. When they’re both saying that 9 out of 10 issues are decided and they see an end to this, it’s a really good sign.

    • 67 cookemom
      September 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Still no mention on the local TV. Linda Yu said they’d break in regular scheduling should an announcement be made. So stay tuned.

      • 68 57andfemale
        September 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        Trib is quoting both CTU and CPS who appear to actually be saying the same thing, in substance. I have no idea why the local news wouldn’t be jumping on it.

        This is the first time I’ve even heard them agree that they were close. I’m hopeful.

    • 69 Dudette
      September 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Thank goodness!

  13. 70 Linda
    September 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    “Where is American leadership? We need a strong America. Where is American leadership? And I intend to lead an America that is strong, that helps lead the world.”

    Huh ? WTF is he talking about ?

    • 71 jackiegrumbacher
      September 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Linda, don’t even try to decipher this moron. He has no idea what he’s talking about and it will only spoil your mind if you try. I think R-looney has now surpassed Miss Sarah in double speak. She at least was sometimes entertaining with her clothes, hair styles and high heels, but this guy’s a snoozer.

  14. 72 Ladyhawke
    September 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Jonathan Bernstein ‏@jbplainblog

    ————————-

    So basically the GOP complaint is that Obama isn’t conducting foreign policy the way Herman Cain recommends. OK.

    —————————

  15. 74 purpleshoesla
    September 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    What ho TOD Peeps. Just heard a snippet of this on Randi Rhodes’ show. Here is the full 5 min clip of SOS Clinton’s remarks today about the protests in Yemen, Libya, Egypt during the US – Morocco Dialogue Initiative at the State Department and that offensive movie. Of course RWNJS will be trying to claim this is an apology too.

  16. September 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Libyan authorities have made four arrests in the investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed, the deputy interior minister said on Thursday.

    “Four men are in custody and we are interrogating them because they are suspected of helping instigate the events at the U.S. consulate,” Wanis Sharif told Reuters.

  17. 85 kathryn kivett
    September 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Need some ‘splainin……if the memo from Cairo was sent out 6 hrs before any attacks on our embassy…according to Andrea Mitchell she received the embargoed statement from Rmoney around 10:pm the same time she received a notice that the consulate in Libya was attacked.(with no information)..so therefore Robme had written that statement PRIOR to 10:PM….how did they know about the attacks on the embassies way BEFORE Andrea Mitchell did?…Reread his statement…although his campaign is now saying it was a reaction ONLY to the Cairo statement….am I making sense?….something doesn’t add up….and then the RUSH to get on air SMUGLY before PBO, the next day……Am I reading this right?

    • 86 Dudette
      September 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      I heard one of the pundits say that too (can’t recall who). Gaping hole in the story.

      • 87 Obama Grandmama
        September 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm

        On one of the MSNBC shows I watched I saw a detailed timeline that made sense. I heard Romney jumped on the events early on before the Libyan Embassy was attacked blaming PBO for weakness and apologizing. At first he posted the email at 10pm saying to wait till midnight before releasing it but changed his mind on that. He was thinking of keeping his word to not be negative on 9/11 then ditched that promise. The Libyan Embassy was attacked AFTER Romney wrote the email criticizing the so called apology message. Then the next day he played politics and doubled down on his message even though he was criticized by many on his own side. I heard Egypt was on a slightly different timeframe than Libya.

    • September 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      That’s THE question I’ve had all along. The whole timeline does not add up…..and as you said, after hearing AM last night explain the time she got the press release from Romney campaign and when the attacks began. What am I missing???? I don’t understand it.

      • 89 kathryn kivett
        September 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        Thank you, I thought I was the only one missing something…..OK, you smart people in this group…’SPLAIN stuff

  18. September 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  19. September 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    3,000+ in a raucous, joyous crowd in Eau Claire today to see Biden. He seemed almost overcome. Walked out and held his hands out, mouthing, “Wow! Wow!” The students behind him (some of them my own!!) were seated in four rows of chairs — but NEVER sat down! When Biden came out they stood cheering like crazy, and NEVER SAT DOWN again through the entire speech! It was that way throughout the stands where people had the opportunity to sit. Many never did. The crowd cheered and clapped enthusiastically throughout Biden’s speech. And he waded into the crowd afterward like PBO does. People held out their hands to touch and be touched like with PBO. He is such a geniune, caring person. (And I was surprised at how incredibly trim and fit he is. That has never quite come across on television.)

    The campaign made an excellent decision in sending Biden to E.C. Ryan was in Green Bay earlier this week and spoke to a group of “several hundred.” Green Bay is twice the size of Eau Claire. And I cannot begin to emphasize how it has inspired our College Dems.

    A table has been set up in our student center to register students for voting. They can vote on campus if they live in the dorms. Generally we have about 12,000 students – many not living in dorms, but this is a good way to encourage voting.

  20. September 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Chips,
    The cycle- used your Poster of the President,
    Everyone Chill the fuck out, I’ve got this.
    LOL!

  21. 105 Pamela
    September 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Lunch is over, again! :( it was yummy tho, so now back to it! Keep on keepin’ on, don’t worry about me, I’ll catch up ~ somehow! https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/Pamela

  22. September 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Latest from Burns & Haberman
    Poll: Obama up five in Colorado
    By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 9/13/12 2:10 PM
    President Obama is leading Mitt Romney in Colorado by 5 points, according to an Onsight Public Affairs and Project New America survey of the state since the conventions.


    That is a nice Lead!

  23. 107 amk for obama
    September 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  24. 108 Ladyhawke
    September 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    THE LIARS ARE US CAMPAIGN BLAMES THE MEDIA FOR MITT’S DEBACLE

    After Romney’s debacle, GOP blames press

    By Steve Benen

    ——————————–

    Ed Kilgore’s mockery rings true.

    I’ve never completely understood the persecution complex of American conservative gabbers. They are, after all, aligned with the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world. They have their own large and very well-funded “shadow media” and public relations complex, even as the hated MSM constantly seeks to buy off criticism by conspicuously hiring conservative “voices.” They totally dominate one entire medium, radio, and dominate all media in many parts of the country. I get the distinct impression that conservative media types have a lot easier time supporting themselves than folks on the left. But to hear them, they are perpetually shunned and persecuted for their brave and selfless advocacy of the status quo and the status quo ante.
    .
    .
    And now Romney and his allies are outraged this faced media blowback? What did they think would happen?

    ————————————-

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/13/13847117-after-romneys-debacle-gop-blames-press?lite

  25. 109 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  26. 112 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Now Jordan…

    • 114 jackiegrumbacher
      September 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      It would be really unusual if this court overturned the lower court decision. Plus they say they will give their decision in weeks!! Do they know how urgent this is. Voter registration deadline is October 9.

      • 115 57andfemale
        September 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

        This awful law is going to stand. I feel it in my bones. My impression is that they want to rule as late as possible, while many people are waiting to see if they need to go through all the hoops, and then won’t have time to go through all the hoops. It’s despicable.

  27. 116 amk for obama
    September 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm

  28. 118 0388jojothecat
    September 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Watching Martin Bashir and Richard Wolf has a legitimate argument that Robme needs to read GWB’s speech about American-Muslims are citizens and deserve the same protections and rights as any american.

    President Obama, Bill Clinton need to ask Poppie Bush and GWB to speak up for the american muslims of this country because the GOP only seem to want to listen to another gopper.

  29. 119 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    … and Oman

    Somebody please find some grounds on which that bastard Terry Jones can be arrested! This might be a case where I’d even condone rendition.

  30. 121 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    A little laughter is good medicine:

    Kittens

    A pretty little girl named Suzy was standing on the sidewalk in front of her home. Next to her was a basket containing a number of tiny creatures; in her hand was a sign announcing FREE KITTENS.

    Suddenly a line of big black cars pulled up beside her. Out of the lead car stepped a tall, grinning man. “Hi there little girl, I’m Mitt Romney. What do you have in the basket?” he asked. “Kittens,” little Suzy said. “How old are they?” asked Romney. Suzy replied, “They’re so young, their eyes aren’t even open yet.” “And what kind of kittens are they?” “Republicans,” answered Suzy with a smile. Romney was delighted.

    As soon as he returned to his car, he called his PR chief and told him about the little girl and the kittens. Recognizing the perfect photo op, the two men agreed that the candidate should return the next day; and in front of the assembled media, have the girl talk about her discerning kittens.

    So the next day, Suzy was again standing on the sidewalk with her basket of “FREE KITTENS,” when another motorcade pulled up, this time followed by vans from FOX News, ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN. Cameras and audio equipment were quickly set up, then Romney got out of his limo and walked over to little Suzy.

    “Hello, again,” he said, “I’d love it if you would tell all my friends out there what kind of kittens you’re giving away.” “Yes sir,” Suzy said. “They’re Democrats.” Taken by surprise, the candidate stammered, “But…but…yesterday, you told me they were Republicans.” Little Suzy smiled and said, “I know…but today, they have their eyes open .”

    53 days to the election. Don’t forget to VOTE

  31. September 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve unleashed a series of bold and open-ended steps Thursday designed to stimulate the economy by boosting the stock market and making it cheaper for people to borrow and spend.

    The Fed said it will spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds for as long as it deems necessary to make home buying more affordable. It plans to keep short-term interest rates at record lows through mid-2015 — six months longer than previously planned. And it’s ready to try other stimulative measures if hiring doesn’t pick up.

    ‘‘The idea is to quicken the recovery,’’ Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said at a news conference Thursday. But he made clear he thinks the economy will need the Fed’s intervention even after the recovery strengthens.

    http://mobile.boston.com/art/35/business/2012/09/13/fed-spend-month-bond-purchases/iWunHQyI6Iny0vwUVV30hN/story;jsessionid=93C45E02027C8FF91EEDBAC0F07DEB21

    Stocks Rallied to a 5 year high on this News. Garry is going to be pissed he Hayes the FED.
    LOL!

  32. 130 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Another reason to smile today…

    • 131 Dudette
      September 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      “…Van Duzer, who voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to vote for him again in November, doesn’t take issue with Obama’s small business policies. “My business is stronger than it was four years ago, and that’s because I take accountability for my business,” he said. “I personally run and operate my business, and I don’t depend on the government to help me.”

      Instead, Van Duzer has found a better way to boost business: hugging. “I gave out over 100″ hugs Wednesday, Van Duzer said. “We’re going to get a monitor, and when we get to about 300 or 400 hugs, we’re going to play them on a loop, so people can come in and see their hugs. We’re having a good time with it….”

      ========
      I love that last part. He needs some bumper stickers or advertisements that say “Hugs are good for business!” He’d better be careful though with all the hugging though. The Repubs might just run him out of their party, cuz those homeys don’t play that! :-)

  33. September 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Support, Get Involved, Go Out & Get People To Register, Exercise Your God Giving Right & Vote, and Let Us All Get Our President Back Into The White House!!!!!!!

  34. 133 Dudette
    September 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Ha ha!

    • September 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Wow, thank you Keith, I appreciate the love and support. One More Term, The President should get, you are right. All we need to do, is do Our Part, making sure that He gets back into the oval office.

  35. 135 amk for obama
    September 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    The military is staying out of the hunt, at least for now. Although it initially appeared Wednesday that Gen. Carter Ham, the commander of U.S. forces in Africa, would play a leading role in commanding a force for those responsible for killing four U.S. diplomats in Libya, the Defense Department is limiting its role in Libya to securing the embassy and protecting remaining U.S. nationals in country.

    The search will be spearheaded by the FBI, as is the case with many investigations overseas involving harm done to U.S. nationals, such as the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia.

    “The FBI has an open investigation into the deaths of the four U.S. citizens in Libya and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya,” Dean Boyd, the spokesman for the FBI’s National Security Directorate, emailed Danger Room.

    “When conducting such investigations, the FBI coordinates closely with the Justice Department, the Department of State, and the appropriate government partners in the host nation,” Boyd added. “The FBI cannot comment on any investigative actions or operations related to this incident at this time. The FBI will not speculate on the facts and circumstances surrounding the attacks.”

  36. 136 cookemom
    September 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Received this from Kelly Ward, DCCC:

    “BREAKING: A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Democrats with a 49% to 43% lead in the battle for Congress.

    I don’t have to tell you, a 6 point lead is a BIG deal. And if we can keep this momentum going, we could be on track to replace Boehner and Cantor’s Tea Party majority with a Democratic House for President Obama.

    But first, we have to close the spending gap.

    This week, the Republicans launched a multi-million dollar ad campaign against our candidates in 22 of the tightest races across the country. We’ve come too far to let these dishonest ads cost us the election…….”

    The remaining was asking for donations. This is good news, especially if we hold onto the Senate. Thank you Mitt the Pits.

  37. September 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Charlie Crist encounters the Bear Hugger!

    http://www.postonpolitics.com/2012/09/man-hug-update-charlie-crist-meets-fort-pierce-pizza-guy-gets-the-obama-treatment/

    This man really has a good heart and a great sense of humor.

  38. September 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    To be clear, their strategy is very simple – HARM Americans to harm President Obama …

  39. 145 japa21
    September 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    13 million hits in about 3-5 hours.

  40. 147 sherijr
    September 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    So today I had an interesting chat in my red oil gushing town ;) A code compliance officer was next door checking out my neighbor’s yard.. he”s a collector/seller of things & a very very good neighbor.. so I stuck my nose in just to let her know he wasn’t home right now & that he was a great neighbor, etc.. anyway we started chatting about my move to MD. Lots of folks are moving from here because the oil boom has made it possible for many people to sell their houses for a good profit.. and of course a huge amount of folks are moving in for the oil boom.. anyhoo, this officer mentions “Obama” – now that doesn’t happen much here- unless someone is offering some bs about him.. but in this case she said she thought he was doing a pretty good job, she seemed aware that he had been met by many obstacles by Repubs.. and of course I made sure she knew. She wants to leave here to but because jobs aren’t as plentiful elsewhere as here – its hard to leave all this money. I informed her about POTUS’ jobs bill still stalled in Congress because of Republicans. Now heres the interesting part… she says to me she doesn’t mind voting for the ‘black guy’.. but she could NEVER vote for a woman for President. !!! Well okay I’m pretty straight forward.. thus I said “shame on you” YOU have to support women, we’re awesome! Of course she smiled/laughed.. I began naming strong smart women and that remember someone has to bust that ceiling- her fear was that a woman- like a black man- would get harrassed so much they couldn’t do the job. Thus I named more bills POTUS had pushed against all the odds.. and how a woman would have it even easier because of his groundbreaking in advance… but we women would never get there without each other in support. We have to get past the mindset that our ‘masters’- white males- are the only ones capable of getting things done. Anyhoo- she really seemed to want to share this stuff and chat- working with all men most of the day at the PD can blind one to believing silly stuff. Having been in the military previously & having also worked at that same PD.. I had an idea why she was kind of ‘anti-woman’. Anyway, my last words to her were VOTE! Hoping she’ll help put Heidi Heitkamp (sp) into the Senate- even though shes not a fave of mine, she’s more dem than a repub and she seems to be on the side of women for the most part.

    This really floored me, as I’ve never heard a woman say she wouldn’t vote for women.. hopefully she’ll change her perspective.

    • 148 theo67
      September 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Wow – that’s quite a story! I can’t even imagine unilaterally saying I wouldn’t vote for a fellow woman, simply because men might make it too hard to accomplish anything. That’s just giving away our power. But, you were in the right place at the right time, and hopefulness, your words will resonate with her when the time comes for her to vote for the first woman president.

      • 149 sherijr
        September 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        I hope so theo… she was a sweet woman really & I too was so stunned by her pronouncement.. so I mentioned Hillary, Kamala Harris, Debbie Wasserman Schultz- and Heidi Heitkamp. I too really hope she’ll give more thought to this. When a woman works around mostly males all day in a rather ‘macho’ environment- it can take a toll on your own self image.. especially when some of those males prefer a woman in ‘her place’.

        • 150 theo67
          September 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

          I work in IT with a lot of men – male engineers and software developers. I actually get a sense of pride when I see myself outnumbered by those guys, because I feel like I’ve broken through a barrier and others behind me will have it easier. It might be different in various jobs, but your post explains why there’s a “Women for Romney” group. Fear. I’m glad she encountered you, though. I’m sure it will open her eyes a little more. One person at a time…

          • 151 sherijr
            September 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

            I always felt more empowered actually working with men.. and luckily many of the men I’ve known have been strong enough themselves to work with a strong woman. But I can still see how it might be harder for some women in that environment. I hope she sees things a bit differently too… and extra YAY for you theo!!! For breaking those barriers & being a woman of substance ~ :)

  41. 153 TheWorld4Obama
    September 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Hi All at TOD!!

    I just came across this while on Huffpost and knowing we don’t link them, if Chips is OK with it, thanks for approving:

    There some hilarious posts on that Huffpost story titled: ‘The Most Interesting Man In The World,’ Dos Equis’ Jonathan Goldsmith, Hosts Obama Fundraiser
    Here are some of the posts of people imitating Goldsmith:

    “Not only are his tax returns public, they regularly top the best-seller lists and have been translated into 28 languages. ”
    “The Most Interesting Man does not talk to empty chairs. As he once said, that is for old, forgetful men…. ”
    “I don’t always endorse a Presidential candidate, but when I do I prefer Barack Obama”

    I think it is hilarious the ingenuity of the posts on that story. Hope you all have a good laugh!!

  42. 155 cookemom
    September 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Guess who said this?

    “And the lesson is clear: If we want to win the battle of ideas in the long term, we should be willing to face the fact that Mitt Romney is likely to lose — and should, given that he’s neither a true conservative nor a courageous moderate. He’s just an ambitious man. Nothing wrong with that, except when you want to be president. Great leaders combine ambition and ideas and conviction.”

    Give up?
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    cowpoke, moanin joke

  43. 160 squarepeg
    September 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Terry Jones is trying to bring about the rapture, that’s what this is all about. That’s why he’s causing all this.

  44. 163 squarepeg
    September 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

  45. 164 cookemom
    September 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    There was a 400% increase in sales of Springsteen’s ‘We Take Car of Our Own’ following the DNC convention.

    Now poll that!

  46. 165 cindysweatt
    September 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Just had to share! I was in Golden to see our President. I got to be on the rope line! I got to shake his hand. While shaking his hand I told him that I canvas every night and every weekend for him and that we will get it done. He thanked me and then PULLED ME IN AND KISSED MY CHEEK! I kid you not!! I have pictures, not of the kiss, but some pretty close ones. Then I have to share–one of the photographers following him was right in front of me and I asked “Are you Pete Sousa?” He was surprised and said yes. I told him that I am on The Obama Diary and we get to see his great work all the time, and we all love it. (I spoke for all of us!) Well, gotta get ready and get out there canvasing. Great day for me!!


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