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The future’s so bright….

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240 Responses to “The future’s so bright….”


  1. November 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Because all I can do right now is smile.

  2. 7 taiping1
    November 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Love it!

  3. November 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    i loooooooooooove this picture!!!!

  4. 9 andogriff
    November 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Congrats on first, Maryl1! The picture is perfect.

  5. November 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    and i want those shades

  6. November 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    The Preezy of the United Steezy!

  7. 16 susanne
    November 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    don’t ya know he’s looking forward to his hawaii vacation!? hope it’s a nice long one this year.

  8. November 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    So, we just helped the economy.

    Wife and I don’t get each other anything for Xmas, but instead get something for the house. (That’s what happens when you’ve been together forever and share your money.)

    Our sectional sofa was a leftover from my brother, and to be quite frank was quite raggedy. So, off to Living Spaces, where we bought a reclining leather sofa, reclining leather loveseat, and a three piece table set. Merry Xmas!! And we had a junk service come and cart away the old sectional.

    I have a 3 day weekend, and I plan to do as little as possible. My only plan is to get together with my gay boyfriend on Monday for some “Skyfall” watching. And then cocktails afterwards. Life is good.

    Oh, and wife is done with antibiotics, and gets the picc line removed Tuesday. Huzzah!

  9. November 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Congrats Mary!!!

    Hey susanne, this one’s for you … :)

    #TrustBarack — Beep Beep

  10. 38 susanne
    November 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    anybody who hasn’t yet checked out the latest smartypants (helpfully posted in the right hand column here) please do read this powerful piece: my advice to republicans– the next step is listening.

  11. November 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Thinking of Neil Diamond phone banking for President Obama recently which brought back memories of Lionel Richie paying tribute to him.

    • 40 hopefruit2
      November 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      I can’t tell you how heartening it was to see people from all walks of life participate in this unique GOTV movement for our President!

  12. 41 desertflower
    November 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Excellent Must Read:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-banks-campaign-20121110,0,3895511,full.column

    But that is not your classic ideological coalition, with shared interests and concerns. That’s a collection of folks alienated, over time, by Republicans and their mission to return America to an era when some people had it really good — and whole groups of others had to settle for leftovers.

    People vote their pocketbooks, but they also vote their passions. And those reflect not only their age and ethnic heritage, but the sort of personal lives that right-wingers have made clear they’re not willing to abide.

    Women are having babies without marrying the fathers. Gays and lesbians aren’t willing anymore to stay hidden in the closet. Young people are using social media to lift their champions and bury their opponents. And Latinos and Asian Americans are staking their claim to a growing slice of this American pie.

    And that affects the rest of us. If you don’t have a family member who’s gay, you probably have a friend or co-worker who is. If you have teenagers at home, you’ve probably learned to accept their bands of multiracial friends.

    And if you are, like me, a single mother, you don’t want to be made to feel that you are shortchanging your kids. And I’m not willing to allow my daughters’ reproductive options to be controlled by a bunch of narrow-minded, self-righteous men.

    Voters carried those slights and insults to the voting booth, tired of being treated with contempt by a party that doesn’t seem to understand their realities.

    We’re rejecting hypocritical rhetoric: Newt Gingrich, with three marriages and a string of infidelities, arguing that allowing gays to wed violates the sanctity of marriage.

    Women heard a wake-up call in Todd Akin’s remarks about rape shutting a woman’s body down. That kind of idiocy is frightening, and it brings clarity to what’s at stake in the debate over abortion.

    And young people rebelled at being written off as society’s leeches. They are working full time for poverty wages or desperate for jobs that don’t exist, part of that sponger demographic — the 47% — that Romney privately mocked.

    I don’t know if it’s mean-spirited, shortsighted or simply wishful thinking, but the Republican Party is pandering to a base that is rapidly shrinking in a country that’s learning to tune them out.

  13. November 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Hey Chips, have been thinking about this particular tweet ever since VICTORY NIGHT and with the photo/message you created for this thread the time was right!!

    Yes, you are a global scale ‘community organizer’ Ms Chips and the geo-demographic numbers in your access logs prove it :)

    #FORWARD Together!

  14. November 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    His mother and grand parents would be filled with pride and honor. Somewhere they are……..

  15. November 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  16. 63 desertflower
    November 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Put another way, $1.83 was spent to empower people with facts to move forward….$ 6.35 was spent to try to deceive and buy a Presidency.

  17. 69 desertflower
    November 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    As if we need MORE Saturday smiles…Hilarious!

  18. November 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    “We are either a united people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of a general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending it to be.” – George Washington

    http://www.alternet.org/obama-won-he-still-has-contend-millions-americans-taught-hate-their-own-government

  19. November 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm
  20. 84 forus50
    November 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Hey this is perfect for this badass thread. Chipsticks, can you make this into a photo rather than a link? Please? Our CFO (I do work at a cool mortgage company!) sent me this last week and I have forwarded it on to everyone I know! It cracks me up every time I look at it.

  21. November 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm
  22. November 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    The implications are not lost on any of you, I know. So, as we urge the President to leverage maximally his 23+Million Twitter followers, we know why we are doing it!

    #FORWARD

    • 97 4morefor44
      November 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      oh i am all over that!! been wondering if something would start up. the republicans created something called the “reagan legacy project” just to re-write history and put his name on everything, and we’re going to need our own. of course the reagan one has unlimited billionaire funds, so we’ll have to do our’s just like we win elections…grassroots, baby!

      • 98 desertflower
        November 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        Here:

        http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/11/myanmar-quake-idUSL3E8MB0DY20121111

        Nov 11 (Reuters) – A major earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude struck Myanmar on Sunday, around 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the city of Mandalay, the U.S Geological Survey said.

        There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which was quiet shallow at around 10km (6 miles) deep.

        Residents from Mandalay, the second biggest commercial city in central Myanmar, told Reuters that they felt a very strong tremor at about 7:30 a.m.

        “I’ve never felt such strong tremor. I also heard some loud noises and the light went out. No idea about the damage,” a local resident said.

        Residents in Bangkok, the capital of neighbouring Thailand, also said the felt the strong quake.

        Officials from the Nay Pyi Taw-based Meteorological Departments were not immediately available for comment.

        • 99 theo67
          November 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

          Goodness – the President is going to be there in a few days… I hope there are no casualties from this quake, and limited or no damage.

  23. November 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm
  24. 102 desertflower
    November 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    7.0 earthquake in Myanmar.

    • 103 susanne
      November 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      yikes–isn’t pbo going there soon?

    • 104 dudette9t9
      November 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Dear Lord! That’s strong enough to trigger a tsunami too. Can’t find anything on CNN or NBC or BBC. Where to look?

      Isn’t the President supposed to go there soon?

      • 105 susanne
        November 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        usgs shows no tsunami.

      • 106 desertflower
        November 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        reuters had it as breaking news

        • 107 desertflower
          November 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

          For crap sakes….It WAS there on a banner across the top of the page! I hope that it’s not true…why would they have posted that and take it down? I found it there as I was perusing and before I posted the link to PBO in his own words. I apologize for posting that here if it was false…but honest to goodness, Reuters had it as breaking. If it’s false, it was VERY irresponsible!

          • 108 desertflower
            November 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

            http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/11/myanmar-quake-idUSL3E8MB0DY20121111

            Nov 11 (Reuters) – A major earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude struck Myanmar on Sunday, around 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the city of Mandalay, the U.S Geological Survey said.

            There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which was quiet shallow at around 10km (6 miles) deep.

            Residents from Mandalay, the second biggest commercial city in central Myanmar, told Reuters that they felt a very strong tremor at about 7:30 a.m.

            “I’ve never felt such strong tremor. I also heard some loud noises and the light went out. No idea about the damage,” a local resident said.

            Residents in Bangkok, the capital of neighbouring Thailand, also said the felt the strong quake.

            Officials from the Nay Pyi Taw-based Meteorological Departments were not immediately available for comment.

  25. 109 desertflower
    November 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    http://www.reuters.com/article/video/idUSBRE8A708520121108?videoId=238983858

    Obama’s first term – in his own words (17:29)
    Barack Obama’s first term, won on a promise of hope and change, featured four years of sobering challenges including the worst recession since the Great Depression, bank and auto bailouts, two wars, the fall of some of the Arab world’s long-reigning leaders and the killing of Osama bin Laden. Production by Natalie Armstrong. ( Transcript )

  26. November 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm
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  29. 120 dudette9t9
    November 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm
  30. 123 amk for obama
    November 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    GM folks. What a nice news to wake up to.

  31. 136 0388jojothecat
    November 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Charter Communications has “The Obama Effect” on demand. If you have not watched it, it is a must see. I wish these shows could be on regular teevee for all to watch.

  32. November 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I can’t wait for January 20th!
    The leadership, the couple, the love, the dress, the dance!

  33. 147 kasai
    November 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Good Evening TOD’s..If yall want to gloat some more This is too funny LOL >>

    Thank you Betsy ..you are a treasure:-)

  34. November 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm
  35. November 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    If I am not mistaken, right where that Earthquake hit, the President is going on a Trade mission there next week?

  36. 160 prettyfoot58
    November 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm
  37. 168 amk for obama
    November 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Ok folks. I am off to my foreman’s son’s wedding. Ciao.

  38. 173 desertflower
    November 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    HAHAHAHA!!!!!!! There they go again with all that “personal responsibility” (not)

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/11/10/saturday-evening-open-thread-7/

  39. 174 desertflower
    November 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Yes…to all the veterans here, we salute you. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice for your country. Thanks just doesn’t seem enough. Every Veteran’s Day, I think back to one day a few years ago when I was going onto the grocery store. There was an old veteran standing outside the store seeking donations and giving one of those little flowers out to show that you donated. I put some money in the pot, and he said, “Thank you!” I looked him straight in the eyes and said, “No. Thank YOU.” I thought he was going to cry.

  40. 176 magapie
    November 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Good night my WONDERFUL TOD friends! We’re going to watch the NG “Seal Team Six” program and then go BEDDY-BOO!!

  41. November 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm
  42. 180 desertflower
    November 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Oh for crying out loud. Did you KNOW this? http://juanitajean.com/2012/11/09/heres-the-truth/

    Meet Peter Morrison, a Texas GOP official, and the Loon du Jour
    Peter Morrison, Notoriously White
    Mr. Morrison is all in a tither that Vermont has the same government that we do in Texas and there’s something just not right about that. He’s not real sure what that “not right” is, but he’s almost positive it has something to do with Barack Obama and the “maggots” who backed Obama.
    No, seriously, he said maggots.
    And he’s also disgusted with “non-whites” (who appear to be Asians and Hispanics in his mind), whom he accused of voting for the president on an “ethnic basis.” Not that Mr. Morrison did not vote for Obama on an ethnic basis, you know.
    So, all this boils down to Peter Morrison wanting Texas to secede.

    Let me stop here and tell you something semi-important. Mr. Morrison was selected by the State Board of Education to screen textbooks in Texas.

    YIKES!!

  43. November 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    The man who predicted this election in 2002…

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/

  44. November 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    The man who called this election in 2002. (I may have posted before this, but it wasn’t the correct link.)

    • 185 amk for obama
      November 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      A very good read. Here is the linky.

      http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/forget-nate-silver-meet-the-guy-who-called-2012-in-2002.php?ref=fpa

      How big a difference would Republican support for comprehensive immigration reform make? That seems to be the most popular suggestion among establishment Republicans this week.

      I think it runs deeper. I think they have to do a pretty thorough rethink and move to the center and that includes not just immigration, but broader social issues like same sex marriage. And the thing they have the hardest problem with: they will have to some day dump this quasi-libertarian approach to government in which tax increases are verboten while military spending has to be raised. I think it’s just not what people want, but especially not what the constituencies they’re being beaten so badly with want.

      • November 11, 2012 at 12:50 am

        Thanks for providing the link, AMK. I must be sleepier than I thought! I think the GOP is going to have to actually embrace the interests of these groups and prove it with actions over time to create trust. They’ll have to disavow people like Limbaugh and O’Reilly, turn completely away from the Tea Party. I don’t see it happening soon.

  45. 187 susanne
    November 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    the obama family will host the entire basketball team for thanksgiving dinner! way to celebrate!

    ‘ It will be the more and merrier at the White House this Thanksgiving with First Lady Michelle Obama’s invitation to the Oregon State men’s basketball team to share the holiday in Washington, D.C.

    Obama’s older brother, Craig Robinson, the team’s head coach, received the invitation on Election Day as he and his family watched voter results in Chicago with President Obama, the Register Guard reported. Robinson said team members will participate in a service day with the first family before enjoying an early dinner. ‘

    from msnbc website

  46. 188 anniebella
    November 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I imagine it’s been said before, but that picture of young Barack with the shades on, you can see that Malia looks like her Daddy.

  47. 189 a4alice
    November 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    hey you guys maybe this has been posted but we were talking about this before I went to that OFA party tonight – what’s happening with OFA? Check it out:

  48. 190 amk for obama
    November 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Hey look, the brianiacs Drew Linzer (the most consistent and spot on guy), Nate Silver and Sam Wang have gone international.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20246741

  49. 191 amk for obama
    November 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Back from the wedding of my foreman’s son. Their family bestowed me the honor of handing over the Thali, a sacred wedding thread, to the Groom, who then tied it around the neck of the Bride. Great food. Over 1000 guests. It was a very grand wedding. May them live in happiness for eternity.

    • 192 theo67
      November 11, 2012 at 12:31 am

      That was a quick wedding! I thought Indian weddings went on for days, and the dancing itself went on for hours. I know the one Indian wedding I went to, a single dance lasted for 20 minutes. I joined, sat down and rested, and rejoined again!

      • 193 amk for obama
        November 11, 2012 at 12:40 am

        Oh, the wedding per se started off yesterday evening with a reception and continues till today evening.

        I was there just for the main ceremony of tying the knot. There are a lot of special rites and events before that happens.

        Indian weddings are crazy and I am dreading my daughter’s and niece’s weddings coming up soon.

        • November 11, 2012 at 1:17 am

          Is this where the expression “tying the knot” comes from?

          • 195 amk for obama
            November 11, 2012 at 1:37 am

            I have no idea. All indians, including christians, do it. We have recorded history of this going back centuries.

        • 196 theo67
          November 11, 2012 at 1:47 am

          Well, I loved the one wedding I went to. I’m sure you’ll be a teary mess at your daughter’s wedding (didn’t she just graduate from medical school!?), and you can dance the night away at your niece’s wedding. Lovely! So much good stuff for you to look forward to. :)

          • 197 amk for obama
            November 11, 2012 at 2:10 am

            I wish it were that easy and that fun !!!.

            As the eldest in the family, it’s my duty to find a suitable groom both for my nieces and my daughter, both of whom are brilliant doctors. Since my niece is about six months older than my daughter, she gets to go first.

            Now I am on the hunt for good, decent eligible doctors for them. Both of them have already said FU to the software guyz, of which there are plenty here. Other engineers ??? Meh…. (their words, not mine)

            Sigh…. Indian weddings are not fun…. For the parents.

            • 198 theo67
              November 11, 2012 at 2:14 am

              A father’s (and uncle’s) work is never done. Good luck with the husband hunting! I have friends at work who are some of those brilliant engineers of yours, and they had all but given up on their parent’s search for husbands, and they’re all happily married with adorable children only a few years later. So, there is hope in sight!

      • 199 amk for obama
        November 11, 2012 at 1:36 am

        Also. Too. The wedding dances are a north indian thingy. We southies are more dignified. :)

  50. November 10, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Barack’ teary video: 4.2M views in 48 hours. I would guess that the .2 is just me.

  51. 204 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Here’s part of the Veterans Day message from our current Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, which I dedicate to all of our TOD veterans:

    ” … Our veterans represent the best of America, coming from every walk of life to make a positive impact on our great nation. They have inspired a new generation of heroes through their amazing stories of wars won, lives lost, valor, and patriotism … There is something special about the people who answer the call to service: there is courage in their hearts that allows them to put their life on the line for the American way of life. It is about an understanding of our shared values and making sure our children, our country’s future, can be proud of those values and be proud to call themselves Americans.”

    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70572

  52. 205 lisalovesobama
    November 11, 2012 at 12:21 am

    The guy playing PBO on SNL suuuuuucks!!!

    • 206 Ahero62
      November 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

      Agree with you Lisa. The original guy was better than this dude….he does not do our POTUS justice at all and I think he should be replaced.

    • November 11, 2012 at 3:23 am

      I agree. When the season started and I saw him my first thought was “this is a way to get viewers to subconsciously see him as black instead of half white”. In doing so, they may be less likely to vote for him. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but it just seemed like SNL was pushing for a Romney win this time…Anyway, now that he was reelected they are stuck with this horrible impersonator! I cannot watch him the next 4 years!

    • 208 Vicki Green
      November 11, 2012 at 8:54 am

      Jay Phaorah doesn’t get POTUS at all. Makes PBO look silly which is offensive to me.
      Fred Armisen was way better. Especially capturing BO’s phrasing.

  53. 209 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

    On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose.

    Their party lost, badly, Mr. Boehner said, and while Republicans would still control the House and would continue to staunchly oppose tax rate increases as Congress grapples with the impending fiscal battle, they had to avoid the nasty showdowns that marked so much of the last two years.

    Meanwhile that beady eyed ratfucker, lyin’ voucher ryan

    Mr. Ryan then went hunting and left Mr. Boehner to deliver his message.

    • 210 theo67
      November 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

      It’s the same attitude that Paul Ryan would have had if their bid for the Presidency would have succeeded. They weren’t even remotely interested in serving the people, and it’s a travesty that he’s been suckling at the government teat all his life. I’m hoping that the only reason he won his seat is because karma has planned a massive smackdown for him.

      • 211 susanne
        November 11, 2012 at 4:25 am

        now that’s a lovely thought–i confess i wanted pbo and the senators and congress and governors and everybody to be dems from now on! made no sense for so many pukes to continue to govern our nation. but i like your thinking about that!

  54. 213 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 12:35 am
  55. 214 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2012 at 12:48 am
  56. 215 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 1:53 am
  57. 218 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 2:03 am
  58. November 11, 2012 at 2:32 am

    One more for the road…..

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  62. November 11, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Good Morning Family. . .

  63. 229 globalcitizenlinda
    November 11, 2012 at 7:59 am

    We have a great opportunity to keep supporting a President we adore and respect. I hope that people who support him recognize that we are going to have to fight very hard with the politically wounded Obama-haters to promote PBO’s agenda and to ensure that they do not succeed in their plan (I know some have worked out a strategy for this and are going to pounce) to destroy him

  64. 230 dotster3
    November 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Did you know that it’s totally Obama’s fault that Petraeus had an affair? And that this is all about Benghazi? That’ what I just learned from David Gregory on Weekend Today.

  65. 232 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 8:23 am
    • 233 amk for obama
      November 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

      “Until the entitlement mentality is destroyed, the Democratic Party of Redistribution will always win,” Ingraham’s staff wrote on her blog. “If voters put the good of the country ahead of their personal wants, they will see everyone benefiting, themselves included. Let’s implement some trickle-down patriotism before it’s too late.”

      Frum, Schmidt, and other Republican moderates see this rhetoric as poisonous and, more importantly, false.

      “The federal government spends seven times as much money on people over 65 as it does on people under 19. The Republican base are the people who get the most from the federal government,” Frum said. “You can’t think if you reject facts. You can’t refer to minority groups as mendicants or moochers simply because they want the economy to function. We need to insult fewer people.”

      http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83679_Page4.html#ixzz2Bv8PMSAJ

    • 234 amk for obama
      November 11, 2012 at 8:34 am
    • 235 amk for obama
      November 11, 2012 at 8:38 am
  66. 236 amk for obama
    November 11, 2012 at 8:59 am
  67. November 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I got a new jam for our “Loyal” opposition.


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