24
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12

Rise and Shine

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1:05: The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

1:20: Departs Joint Base Andrews

2:15: Arrives New York City

4:10: The President and First Lady tape an appearance on “The View” (will air on Tuesday, Sept 25 at 11:0 AM ET)

8:20: The President and First Lady attend a reception for visiting Heads of State and Government, Waldorf Astoria

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The President on 60 Minutes

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NYT: Mitt Romney has just come off a couple of rough news weeks in his quest for the presidency, but if Clyde Tennyson, 62, of Hampton, Va., is as typical of the baby boom generation as polling data seem to suggest, there is more bad news to come.

Mr. Tennyson voted for Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential election….. This time, he says he’s voting for President Obama, a shift that a sizable number of his fellow boomers are making, according to recent polling data.

…. What is moving the baby boom voters? It may be Medicare … Lark McDonald, 51, who owns a small business in the Denver area, says he voted for Mr. McCain last time, and usually votes a straight Republican ticket, but is leaning toward Mr. Obama. He worries that the Republicans are moving too far right, he said, but he is also concerned they will dismantle the Obama health care program and make major changes in Medicare…..

…. In the last election, Howard Litvack, 53, a finance manager of a car dealership in Franklin, Tenn., backed Ralph Nader, as a protest vote. This time, he says, he’s voting for Mr. Obama. “It’s more important this time to have my vote count,” he said. “There’s more at stake.”

Full article here

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Washington Post: …. The notion that Obama has skipped his intelligence briefings was promoted by a right-leaning research group called the Government Accountability Institute….

….. Ultimately, what matters is what a president does with the information he receives from the CIA. Republican critics may find fault with Obama’s handling of foreign policy. But this attack ad turns a question of process — how does the president handle his intelligence brief? —into a misguided attack because Obama has chosen to receive his information in a different manner than his predecessor.

As it turns out, no president does it the exact same way. Under the standards of this ad, Republican icon Ronald Reagan skipped his intelligence briefings 99 percent of the time.

More here

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Cagle

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 Paul Krugman: Mitt Romney is optimistic about optimism. In fact, it’s pretty much all he’s got. And that fact should make you very pessimistic about his chances of leading an economic recovery.

As many people have noticed, Mr. Romney’s five-point “economic plan” is very nearly substance-free. It vaguely suggests that he will pursue the same goals Republicans always pursue — weaker environmental protection, lower taxes on the wealthy. But it offers neither specifics nor any indication why returning to George W. Bush’s policies would cure a slump that began on Mr. Bush’s watch.

In his Boca Raton meeting with donors, however, Mr. Romney revealed his real plan, which is to rely on magic. “My own view is,” he declared, “if we win on November 6, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We’ll see capital come back, and we’ll see — without actually doing anything — we’ll actually get a boost in the economy.”

Are you feeling reassured?

Full article here

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Rupert Cornwell (UK Independent): Has there ever been as inept a recent presidential candidate as Mitt Romney? By comparison Al Gore and John Kerry, both mocked in their day as wooden and robotic, were models of empathy, nimbleness and lightness of touch. The Romney campaign, moreover, is supposed be the tightest-run of ships. Instead it – or more exactly its standard-bearer – generates gaffes by the boatload.

….. for Mitt Romney this time, there may be no recovery. The candidate wants to depict himself as a problem-solving businessman, seeking to improve life for everyone. Instead he has merely reinforced the stereotypical image put about by his opponents that he is a country-club elitist, a Darwinian capitalist who neither understands nor cares one whit about the problems faced by ordinary, less fortunate citizens.

…. It is hard to see now how he rights the ship… The astonishing thing is that he should know better. Mr Romney went through the presidential campaign meat-grinder in 2008, yet he still makes the same mistakes …. Messrs Gore and Kerry were losers. Candidate Romney, barring a massive improvement in these final weeks, looks set to join them.

Full article here

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Cagle

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Michael Tomasky: Conservative columnists are lining up to dump on Romney. But the real problem isn’t the candidate or his campaign. It’s the Republican Party and its pathologies.

Yes, Mitt Romney had a week I wouldn’t wish on … well, Mitt Romney. Yes, his campaign is incompetent, as Peggy Noonan wrote Friday. Yes, there is something really off about the guy personally. But as conservatives like Noonan start in on Romney vilification, I feel the need to stand up and reiterate: Romney’s problems aren’t all Romney’s fault. They’re not even half his fault. They’re chiefly the fault of a movement and political party that has gone off the deep end. Almost every idiotic thing Romney has done, after all, can be traced to the need he feels to placate groups of people who are way out there in their own ideological solar system, with no purchase at all on how normal Americans feel and think about things. This is much the harder question for Noonan and others to confront, and they really ought to ponder it.

More here

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Cagle

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43 days until the election ….. 4 more for 44!

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Morning everyone ;-)


185 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 17 JER
    September 24, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  2. 21 ourmanflint
    September 24, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Hehehe VC I knocked your foot out of the doorway this morning!!!! Sorry i should have better manners…….. Oh well

  3. 23 ourmanflint
    September 24, 2012 at 8:49 am

    On my way to work. have a great day evryone. Stay well LL. Thanks Chips. Later.

  4. 24 desertflower
    September 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Morning and congrats, omf!

  5. 25 utaustinliberal
    September 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Good Moooooooorning. It’s Monday. Why…why..whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

  6. September 24, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Thank you Chips and good Monday morning to all!

  7. 40 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, everyone, and congratulations ourmanflint on #1! :)

  8. 42 Dudette
    September 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Happy to be back home. Georgia’s got our own evil nutball Repubs, but at least I don’t have to look at re-elect Sheriff Arpaio posters anymore.
    What a piece of work!

  9. 60 JER
    September 24, 2012 at 9:05 am
  10. September 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

    “Amid the ongoing uproar over Mitt Romney’s snooty remarks at a Florida fundraiser concerning the “47 percent” who pay no federal income taxes, the party’s high-rolling host hasn’t drawn quite the attention as he deserves. As the head of Sun Capital private equity, Marc Leder is a longtime associate of the Republican nominee – and a practitioner of the same dubious behavior that has smudged Romney’s reputation.”

    http://www.nationalmemo.com/tax-avoidance-government-dependency-and-romneys-boca-raton-host/

  11. 65 TrumpDog
    September 24, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I just found out you can get FREE health care at the ER! Why didn’t you mooching 47%ers tell me????

  12. 68 JER
    September 24, 2012 at 9:20 am
  13. 69 Mariele K.
    September 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Good morning TOD.

  14. September 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I can’t remotely believe that Willard said- ON TV- we have universal healthcare BECAUSE YOU CAN GO TO AN ER.

    unfreakingbelievable.

    • 71 japa21
      September 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Which is one of the reasons that hospitals and ER docs are in favor of ACA. Currently, hospitals get less tha 50 cents on the dollar for ER claims due to the fact that many peiople without insurance or the ability to pay for care go there for even non-emergency care and the hospitals are required, at a minimum, to at least give them a full evaluation. And many of them go there for emergency care that could have been avoided with proper preventative care. With the ACA, hospitals and the docs will finally see reimbursement, which also means they will be able to lower their charges because they don’t have to make up the difference.

    • 72 57andfemale
      September 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Of all the many lies, this one always gets me. You own a bungalow, you have a job — the ER is not free. You get billed, you get liens against property, you get wages garnished. And a simple asthma attack can cost thousands. Does the ER treat your cancer? get to the bottom of why you have migraine headaches? Treat diabetes?

      The whole point is, we don’t want ‘free’. We want affordable and available health care. At 62 years old, I would LOVE to pay into Medicare and be able to see a doctor without planning what I need to give up in a given month. It’s an insult.

    • September 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Not exactly helpful for people with cancer, diabetes, heart disease.

  15. 82 donna dem 4 obama
    September 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Good Morning TOD!

    Another great Rise and Shine to start our day Miss Chips!

    Happy Birthday taiping1 and may you be blessed with many more.

  16. 83 Betsy
    September 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Good Morning everyone in TODville! Thank you Chips once again for keeping us so informed about what’s happeneng with our beloved president. I wish you all a wonderful day. Unfortunately I have to go to work. Since I love my job it is not too hard :)

  17. 89 Linda
    September 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

    My daughter in law was kept in the ER for more than 24 hrs before being transferred elsewhere. NO INSURANCE

    Cost $ 1,902.16

    They did not treat her for anything…they just held her for transfer…

    Romney is stunningly ignorant of what happens outside his gated mindset.

    • 90 anniebella
      September 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

      There are a group of people Mitt Romney don’t give a dam about, that 47%. When that man said he didn’t care about the poor, he meant it.

      • 91 Nena20409
        September 24, 2012 at 10:05 am

        And to find out that the Romneys when they migrated back to USA, Congress passed a special Law to help them get back on their feet. They passed a bill that was then and is today when compared is better than what any refugees get today. So Romney…….You didn’t build that, scummy idiot.

    • 92 Nena20409
      September 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Romney is NOT ignorant on what happens at ERs. The passed Romney care and he was touting the high cost of ER as one of the reasons to have the Romney care. Romney as usual says different things to different audiences. He was on Mourning Joke in 2010, for example speaking correctly about the ERs and now on 60 minutes, he has gone 180 and is saying a totally contradicting nonsense.

      Romney is just a vile fake wicked man without a Core or any Soul.

      Good thing more and more Americans are slowly noticing and they will Never elect this lying bishop, POTUS.

  18. 93 dotster3
    September 24, 2012 at 10:08 am
  19. 95 forus50
    September 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    An idea that all can relate to: A simple “Arithmetic” ad by Bill Clinton on cost of Obamacare versus “Romney Universal Healthcare” i.e. the emergency room.

  20. 96 Linda
    September 24, 2012 at 10:13 am

    “If someone gets a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and d.i.e”.

    Um…yes they do you dork…….Does he think people don’t live alone and have heart attacks and die ?

  21. September 24, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Good morning, TODville!

    Chips, it’s actually 43 days to Election Day. Sorry about that but every day counts!

  22. September 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Morning Chips, it’s AMAZING how hard you work for this site. You’re new nickname is Superwoman! Or better yet, Superchips! — corny…? Well how about The Incredible Chips? …still not sticking? Well hell, you just all that and a bag of Chips! lol

  23. 112 cluny
    September 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

    JOVIE

    Good morning all,

    I have been very, very sad about what happened with Jovie yesterday. I hope that Chips will allow Jovie to return to TOD and share in the celebrations from NOV 7 – through to the Inauguration.

    Jovie, if you are reading this, it must be said that your remarks about the AA community and PBO were intemperate. Of course, PBO is to be loved by all Americans but the AA community, rightly, feels a special bond and shares in the pride of PBOs achievements – that’s as it should be. I’m not AA and I think we should all try to understand and respect that extra special bond. And I’ve never noticed anyone here ‘not wanting to share PBO’.

    To those here who followed the exchanges yesterday I ask all to cut Jovie some slack – I can’t imagine what it must be like to live with PTSD and disability after having served in the armed forces – few can. Jovie works his heart out for the PBO re elect cause and deserves our love and patience. Perhaps he does feel hurt when he is jumped on for ‘hair on fire’ comments’ when others are given a pass – it’s something I’ve noticed but, obviously, it doesn’t upset me as it does Jovie. Let’s all try and be a little kinder towards each other and in the words of PBO ‘stand in someone else’s shoes’. That’s all i wanted to say really.

    • September 24, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Thank you for your RESPECT! It’s all I ever wanted, sometimes I feel as though I am being made fun of, for being disabled.
      Which is why I freak out…
      However, Thanks for your support- It means a lot!
      Because i grew up in MA., i am a devout Democrat, I will work to re-elect the President, fighting for the issues I believe in. I will be Volunteering, that is where I am now, at the Countrside Library Registering Voters, our deadline is October 9th.
      Thanks again, I mean it!

      • September 24, 2012 at 11:03 am

        “sometimes I feel as though I am being made fun of, for being disabled”

        Jovie, you have to know that’s not true.

        • September 24, 2012 at 11:10 am

          I hope, sometimes it’s how I feel. Of course, it could be part of my disease?
          A little understanding of where I am coming from, where all Veterans are coming from, would be greatly appreciated.
          I have no beef with you Chips, from what I have seen, you are very diplomatic and work tirelessly at Re-electing the President. Also, I am sorry for making distasteful comments yesterday.

          I got to register this Guy that came up to me… Talk to you later, I hope!

      • September 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

        Thank you for your persistent efforts to help re-elect President Obama, Jovie. And, thank you for the constructive dialogue, today, with Chips and others.

        #PRESSON

      • 118 Nena20409
        September 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

        I am tickled pink that you are once again in our mist. Keep doing what you are and have been doing. It will soon pay off. Nov 6, 2012….We are going to be Victorious. YES WE CAN!!!!!

      • 119 veryslowwriter
        September 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

        I am absolutely positive that no one (and I mean NO ONE) here would make fun of anyone’s disability. It’s just not in their nature.
        I am so clueless, I didn’t know until yesterday that you’re a disabled veteran. I also didn’t know you’re a “he.” As a person of pallor (POP) myself I had no idea of the racial background of people here. I still don’t.
        Truly, none of that matters when confronting the challenges ahead. We need to re-elect PBO and re-elect him by an historic margin. I don’t have to like everyone who will vote for PBO (fortunately), it’s the goal that matters. (Glad you’re back.)

        • 120 Pamela
          September 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

          “Person of Pallor”! Hee! I love that! :lol:

        • 121 jackiegrumbacher
          September 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

          I so agree vsw. This is such a good community and we all look out for each other. Few of us can imagine what Jovie has gone through and I hope with all my heart that he comes back as a regular contributor.

      • September 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

        Great to see you jovie. We are too close for us to leave any one behind now.
        Lets stay together and get the job done.

      • 123 majiir
        September 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        Jovie, I have always respected you and enjoyed your input, especially the information about the new projects that most people have never heard about, and I never knew you were disabled! Even now that I know, it doesn’t matter to me.

    • September 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Thanks for that Cluny. I appreciate everything you said, thoughtful as ever. I was always grateful for the info Jovie brought here, but was taken aback by that comment yesterday – no matter the circumstances, it was completely uncalled for.

      I have no idea if Jovie wants to come back, probably not, but if s/he does I’ll leave it to you all to decide if you’re okay with it. I don’t know what to do on this.

      • 125 cluny
        September 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

        thank you Chips for your gracious reply. Of course, it is for all here to decide, but I would like to see Jovie post here again.

      • September 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

        I like having Jovie here :-). I think fighting is the most natural thing – but then you take a break, walk it off and find your way back home. I think we should leave the lights on for Jovie :-)

      • 128 LadyTNT
        September 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

        I know I’m mostly a lurker, but I think it wouldn’t be the same without Jovie. He’s like that uncle that pops off at any given moment, but you still want him at the bbq. He does provide great info.

        Jovie, I’m glad you apologized about making those comments yesterday. That was definitely not cool. However, I understand that when one feels attacked they try to attack back. I think you have to stop taking people’s comments personally. I’m sure if it was another poster that kept posting something that a fellow poster didn’t like, they would say something. Saying that I don’t like what you said is not the same as saying I don’t like you. Anyway, thanks for all your hard work.

        Thank you Chips for all that you do!! Thanks to all the TODers for all the work that you all are doing to get our President re-elected!

        FORWARD!!!

        OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

      • 129 57andfemale
        September 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

        Are the comments still posted from yesterday? I would like to know what went on. I’ve been under the weather and fell behind on my TOD reading this weekend.

      • September 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        This is a good group here – we have each others backs as well. We have a job to do getting PBO re-elected with a Congress that will work with him to move all of us #Forward2012. I would like to see Jovie back here – he provides good information and material and there is no doubt that he is dedicated and working hard for our President’s re-election. If he some times goes “hair on fire” that is just his style. His other remarks were just uncalled for and hurtful to many here but since he has apologized I am always ready to err on the side of giving someone another chance.

    • September 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Well said, cluny. I second and third and fourth…………!!!!! Thank you!

      God bless Jovie! Come back.

    • 134 Nena20409
      September 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Your humility with tenderness just got me balling. Well said. It was needed. I felt and feel as you have calmly stated. Thank you so much. Love is all we need.

      This why I LOVE coming here.

      Thank you Cluny.

    • 135 Pamela
      September 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Oh, yikes, stripes, I really missed something when I missed this! {{{{{{{Jovie}}}}}}

  24. September 24, 2012 at 10:56 am
  25. September 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Good morning everybody, how was your weekend? Another day of action for The President, and it looks like he is doing real well. Keep him in prayer as well as every politician who are working to do right by the American People. If you want a better nation, we have to pick the right people to represent us, locally all the way to the higher ranks of government. Well that’s my time, I’ve got go and it happen on my end. Stay strong and Much Respects!!!!!!

  26. September 24, 2012 at 11:00 am
  27. September 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Re: Jovie, as a long time lurker, I feel that this family represents the USA, we are the perfect family of every race, creed and color. Sometimes things are exposed that we don’t agree with but, in the end its FAMILY first. Or, in this case, the re-election of our great President. Jovie, has the heart of a worrior and I feel I must respect the fight Jovie wages for President Obamas’ relection. Just my thought as a 72 year old women.

  28. 141 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Still LMAO at cagle’s pox news report of mittbot’s ‘bounce’. Wonder if he has a twitter handle.

    GM folks.

  29. September 24, 2012 at 11:47 am
  30. 150 hopefruit2
    September 24, 2012 at 11:52 am
  31. 151 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

    LOL.

  32. 152 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 11:55 am
  33. 153 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Hello again TOD Family. Two things. First, are the President’s remarks going to be televised and if so what time? Second, remember, Monday’s are always good. This is the first day of the work week where we earn the money to celebrate Saturdays and Sundays. We are the Proud Democrats that are fiscally responsible. We rejoice in the fact that we are working and are contributing to our society and economy.

  34. September 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Well, I called it. I’m staying home today. I don’t feel as badly as I thought I would, but the rest of my week is pretty busy, so I decided to stay home and rest up.

    Missed the Jovie kerfuffle, so I won’t comment except to say that we all say intemperate things, things we wish we hadn’t. His heart is in the right place.

    What’s the over-under on what stupid thing Mitt says today?

  35. 157 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm
  36. September 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  37. 159 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Thx david for clearing that up for us.

  38. 161 Linda
    September 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    On Sunday, Mitt Romney told reporters on his campaign plane that while he wishes he could spend more time in swing states, he has had to focus on fundraising because President Obama has raised so much money.

    Though Romney has consistently opted-out of the obsolete presidential public financing — and his own vice presidential nominee repeatedly voted to kill it — he blamed Obama’s unwillingness to abide by its limits.

    • 162 amk for obama
      September 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Well, mittbot, Obama has shown he can walk, chew gum and sing, all at the same time.

      Of course, he can’t dance.

      /ducks and runs.

    • September 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      More evidence, Linda, of not only incompetence but of what is becoming very obvious – #BainMitt is running a ‘private equity’ campaign. He’s burning tons of other folk’s $$$, minimal exposure of his own $$, loading his ‘campaign’ with debt and will bankrupt not just the campaign but the GOP … and Walk. If he doesn’t get his shiny toy, he goes to Paris and vacations in splendor.

      • 167 jackiegrumbacher
        September 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm

        Great insight, Bob. This is exactly what he’s doing. Other very well-to-do candidates put some skin in the game by throwing in money of their own. Willard doesn’t want to risk one thin dime and is probably hoping to come out of it with some profit to himself, the others be damned. It’s amazing how easy it is for some people to play with money that isn’t theirs. Romney donors need to catch on to this mess of a man and quickly.

    • 169 jackiegrumbacher
      September 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      In other words, he wanted PBO to take the public funding so his money would be limited and then to nobly refuse to have his own SuperPacs. Meantime, Willard would build a ginormous haul that would dwarf anything the president did. That was his fantasy, but he forgot that the president is infinitely smarter than he is, has the ability to attract huge sums of money from small donors, and responds in a pragmatic way to facts on the ground. When it seemed that SuperPacs were going to be inevitable, the president gave his okay and they forged ahead. Plus, PBO does not spend his campaign money recklessly. He spends it on a fantastic ground game and smart, focused ads.

  39. 170 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm
  40. 171 JER
    September 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    SOUTH CAROLINA VOTER ID GETS JUDICIAL SCRUTINY
    Monday, September 24, 2012

    WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina is in federal court arguing that its new law requiring people prove their identity at the polls won’t make voting so tough that it reduces turnout of blacks, Hispanics and other minorities.

    A federal panel is to determine whether South Carolina’s voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act by putting heavy burdens on minorities who don’t have the identification. In December, the Justice Department refused to allow South Carolina to require the photo IDs, saying doing so would reverse the voting gains of the state’s minorities.

    … South Carolina has said it would implement the law immediately if the three-judge panel upholds it, although a decision either way is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. …

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/24/south-carolina-voter-id-law-gets-judicial-scrutiny/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

  41. 172 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    • 173 Linda
      September 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Just another attempt at comedy from Mittens. He also said something about planes are supposed to be smoke free…

      He is a dork !

  42. 174 amk for obama
    September 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm
  43. 177 Linda
    September 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    This is an excellent site that helps simplify ObamaCare, and it has a great little timeline for when things go into effect.

    http://thanksobamacare.org/

    Is this well known ?

  44. 180 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    “Free” healthcare in emergency rooms, open windows on airplanes, vouchers for seniors — I am soooo beyond tired of this muthafucka, his droopy-eyed, delusional sidekick and his vapid, whining wife. As Ann-toinette would say: “STOP IT!” Just go away already. I sentence the three of them to riding up and down on Willard’s car elevators continually, for eternity, starting November 7, 2012. :evil:

  45. 183 Ladyhawke
    September 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    VIDEO: VOTER CHALLENGERS (Brennan Center for Justice)

    ———————————————

    By Nicolas Riley – 08/30/12

    Since 2011, a wave of restrictive voting laws in state legislatures across the country has threatened access to the voting booth for millions of Americans. But little attention has been given to the 46 states that have laws that allow private citizens to challenge the eligibility of prospective voters, either on or before Election Day. A new Brennan Center report, Voter Challengers, examines the laws that give rise to citizen-led challenge efforts and the difficulties such efforts create for both voters and election officials. It focuses on the shortcomings of existing voter challenge rules, the historical origins of these laws, the recent problems challengers have caused, and how lawmakers and election officials have responded to those problems. The report, which is based on the Brennan Center’s extensive analysis of challenger laws in all 50 states, concludes by proposing recommendations for future reform.

    ——————————————–

    http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/voter_challengers/

  46. 184 JER
    September 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Streaming Now – The President departs Joint Base Andrews: http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews/pop-out

  47. 185 auni
    September 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Had a dinner at my house Sat. Thirteen Finns and all Dems, in this political race 100%. We outlined letters we will write to 3 different newspapers. Just kicked around ideas and will do our own letters. Someone mentioned that when the Romney family came back from Mexico there was some special legislation done to get them some financial aid. WHAT? A guy goes to Mexico so he can have more wives, trouble starts, and the country helps him come back! My head is going to explode.


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