You know, the previous post was meant to be the last of the day, but you people are immensely chatty, so it got a bit on the long side.
I couldn’t think what to put in this post, so I just picked a completely random video (blame JER).
See you tomorrow – and keep your shirts on.
Congrats on first Susanne and hello to Chips.
thanks, cos. a nice surprise for the late night crew!
aloha! Happy 1st:)
Congrats on your 1st!
such a nice surprise! you’re all welcome to share my prize! :)
Good one chips! Congrats susanne!
I love it!
oooooooooooh! that is perfectly lovely!
aloha! Congrats on this late night.
we are chatty, aren’t we? :)
Congrats susanne! Aloha
thank you! isn’t the water the perfect color in that photo? it just looks delightful–i’m so happy to see our president having fun!
aloha, Susanne. PBO exudes the “Aloha Spirit” doesn’t he?
he surely does! his smiles, his laughter, his gentleness, his kindness, his respect for elders, his generosity–these are hawaii values that he shares with the world. he brings those gifts with him everywhere!
I just met a young woman from Indonesia. We talked about President Obama and his childhood there, and how it shaped his personality. She said the children (& parents) in the town where he grew up, were beyond excited when he won re-election. — We are really blessed to have President Obama as our prez in these times. — Although, Alaska is a red state, and he lost the election here, I am excited that he won in the Anchorage School District mock election! – I am hopeful that the new generation will pull us through this mess. — I read some comments from members of the Occupy Movement, stating that they realize the political infrastructure is the way it is, and want their members to gear up to run for political office, saying that if the Teapartiers can do it, so can they. But, then one member made the comment, that he would, but he has a felony charge. ☺
Hello, Barb. Not surprised to see you on the “Night Owls” post!
hi Jacqueline; so much to do, but TOD needs reading before turning in. loved the bare foot pic!
Of course you loved that pic! :)
Bummer, I was second and then WP had me re-sign and then verify my password…it’s a conspiracy I tell ya…a conspiracy….:(
:-D :-D :-D
I don’t have any idea what that reporter is saying in that video…but I’m guessing that he’s going ga ga over the shirt. And that swagger….
Oh, he was just saying that shirt would go big with tod wimmin.
Bet ya $10,000 :)
And he would be right.
Very right. Amk, have we told you how much we wimmin love you? (No disrespect to you lovely wife) You are so brilliant, full of fun, and a great spark to this beautiful family. I appreciate you so much.HZ
Dear @JoeBiden So #Boehner appoints #LyinRyan to negotiate – one of the dudes that plotted on 20Jan2009 to obstruct the President. MegaFAIL.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 20, 2012
This is going to be soooooooo much fun!!!!
Dear @davidaxelrod So Boehner appoints #LyinRyan, one of the 20Jan2009 cabal, to negotiate. Please unleash #PBO's 23+Million Tweeps on him!!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 20, 2012
Get ready to roll folks!
Ryan is an ideologue. Very rigid. I don’t think he even understands the concept of “negotiating” . If at least he was good at math. I would love to be a fly on the wall to see how people like Tim Geitner and Jack Lew will take him to school…
Boehner can’t be serious. Paul Ryan is still delusional claiming that his policies are popular, despite all evidence to the contrary. They will get a smackdown for the second time in only a few weeks. They don’t seem to understand that the President doesn’t have to do anything here.
They have nothing else. Simple as that.
Yep. They are so on empty even the vapors are expended.
Yep. They’re on the side of the road waitin’ for a tow.
The most delusional thing is LYIN Ryan telling his dumbed-down supporters the RepubliCONs have the mandate because the House of Representative have the purse strings.
I just signed up to twitter cos of u and dudette Bobfr. Feel free to add me too @ifitis2be
I just followed you. I’m @glomad67
Just followed you, Martin
Yay! Following you now! :-)
Word of advice: Don’t click on any links in unsolicited direct messages. They’re attempts at hacking your account. If you get any weird direct messages about people seeing you doing something weird on facebook or people claiming there’s someone saying bad things about you, don’t fall for it. Just delete the message – don’t open any link associated witth it.
I am following you too, I am @bbkenn92
Night family…off to bed. Long day, and the dog is staring again…must be time! See you all in the morning, bright and early!
sweet dreams, df~
Nite, nite DF. Get some rest. Do you have the rest of the week off from the little ones.? If so, please relax, pamper yourself and enjoy. ((((((( To a very special and dear angel in my life,))))))))HZ
Chips, I heart your sense of humor. Totally random video…giggle.
The first seconds of the video are my favorites lol…
So funny, BWD!
POTUS got swagger, bar none,
Yes, he does zizi2. What a brilliant and cool president we have to be sure. Love him.HZ
For those who didn’t see it, this segment of the Last Word, done tonight by Alex Wagner who is half Burmese, is amazing. Brought tears to my eyes.
That gave me chills!!
Thank you for bringing this. It’s absolutely brilliant, and the best piece of work she’s done, in my opinion. She correctly stated that both the President and Aung San Suu Kyi are Nobel Laureates, and she had the best smile of pride on her face the whole time. Alex Wagner’s mother is Burmese, and I think this visit was especially important to her. This is a must-see bit of video – absolutely brilliant!
Theo67, thanks for sharing about Alex’s mother. Beautiful. I was already crying(with joyful tears) and Alex gave me more joyful tears as she reported on our beautiful president.
Tears also came to me about our wonderful SOS making this trip with POB as their last trip together as our SOS with her president. Oh, the joy of the heart of POB and how he wants and does the best that he can to bring people together. I am so grateful that he and SOS Clinton got to serve together in his Cabinet. What another glorious chapter in her book as she writes. They make a great team.
I am so sure that they will have a great time as they conclude their trip. Beautiful job by Alex tonight.HZ
This is what brings me the most joy about the President getting a second term: that he can actually just focus on the work that led him into politics, and continue with implementing that hopeful vision he has for the world. He sees the world in the best possible way, with an optimistic heart – and I want to live in that world that he sees. I’m so glad that he’ll be able to continue his work for another four years. These few days in Asia are why it’s so important that he continues – he gives hope the once hopeless.
She was BURSTING with pride!
Me too! It was so warm and poignant.
Nite, PFWHI. Have a restful evening. HZ
Chips and all of TODville, I want to thank you all for this great place. I stayed up to listen to the President’s speech in Burma early this morning. A friend asked why I would do that when I could watch it on youtube late. I told her there is nothing better than listening to it live, it almost helps you to feel you are there. I am sorry I missed the shirt! Reading about it is so naughty!!! Now off to bed, it has been a very long day.
mtmarilyn – I feel the same. My sister asked me why I was staying up late two nights in a row, when we knew that Chips would post the video today. There’s just something about being there with the President when he actually makes history. I want to live the moment. And the funny thing is, after only four hours of sleep across two days, I felt strangely energized today. Seeing those images from Burma and Thailand and Cambodia, and knowing that the Asian people are coming into their own, and they have a guide to the future in President Obama who is showing them the best that can be, if they pursue good things for their people – it’s just beyond any words I have to describe. He’s just stunningly awesome.
I felt the same way too mt & theo. Amazing how I got through the day on something like 3 hrs of sleep. Not something I can do often, but wow, it was invigorating watching that speech as it happened!
Have a restful and wonderful evening, Mtmarilyn. I know what you mean about watching our president while it is happening. I do not know how to do the DVR yet, and really do not have any desire so far. Getting a better tv because of my eyesight, so I am waiting for delivery.
My did I have a lovely birthday. Visits, new iPhone and now another tv for my bedroom. I do not like a tv in the bedroom, but since it is just one now, I can stay in my bedroom and not have to go to my office room. Nice when the bones are hurting. My beautiful brother saw how his sis is having difficulty get up so quickly, so he makes it nice for me in my old age. Just a complete sweetheart and thoughtful young man. I am so grateful for so much love and concern from him.
I am trying to learn how to use the iPhone. However, I have the time now to take my time and read slowly and play around with it.
Nite to you MTmarilyn. Be well my dear one. HZ
Dear Sweet HZ, I’m so glad to hear your brother is taking good care of you and helping to keep you as comfortable as possible. You deserve all the love & care he and the rest of us can muster. I’m sending up prayers for healing grace for you. May your pain be eased and your eyesight sharpened. Take care love!
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil.
hey, wait a minute–are you a ruskie?
Jim had an awful day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one. On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered four catfish. He told the fish salesman, “Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?”
“Why do you want me to throw them at you?”
“Because I want to tell my wife that I caught them.”
“Okay, but I suggest that you take the orange trout.”
“Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you came by, I should tell you to take orange trout. That’s what she’d like for supper tonight.”
I love this! Men!
*keep your shirts on*
Oh, Chips, you are startlingly wonderful and funny, too! Thanks for this extra post.
*keep your shirts on*
“This shirt is made for walking…and that’s just what it’ll do.
One of these days days this shirts’ gonna walk all over you.
Are you ready shirt?……start walking!”
Ha! Good one!
You know, I think Nancy Sinatra who sang that song is an Obama supporter! Believe I saw some tweets from her, prior to the election. (Well, who isn’t a supporter!)
“well who isn’t a supporter” — true dat!
A father asked his son, Little Johnny, if he knew about the birds and the bees.
“I don’t want to know!” Little Johnny said, exploding and bursting into tears. Confused, his father asked Little Johnny what was wrong.
“Oh Pop,” Johnny sobbed, “for me there was no Santa Claus at age six, no Easter Bunny at seven, and no Tooth Fairy at eight. And if you’re telling me now that grown ups don’t really have sex, I’ve got nothing left to live for”.
Yay. We did it. PBO PV lead now is over 4 million. Suck on it phuck toady other msm repub shills & liars. docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv…— (@amk4obama) November 20, 2012
Amk, I have such a joy in my soul to see how beautiful this election came out. This is just pure poetic justice, as they say.
Let us move forward and enjoy these next 4 years with much joy and pride.
Good Nite, amk. I know you are awake now. Be good to our princess, Ms. Chips. What an angel we have in her.
We Send Nothing But Hugs of Appreciation, Loving Words, and So Much Love to you, Chips.
(((((((((((((((((((((( Thank you from all of us. We love you so much, Chips))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ
Thanks HZ. Yes, it’s an amazing achievement given that we had to fight two opponents, repthugs & their msm shills, simultaneously.
ooooo an new name for chuckie, I likey…
amk, your jokes are funny, where do you find this stuff?
off to bed. see you tomorrow.
and in Pennsylvania, he got 46.87% — in my math book, that rounds up to 47%!
Hi @davidaxelrod how fitting that all the lies, all the money spent, all the groveling to teabaggers yielded 47% as Mitt's losing legacy.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 20, 2012
wooohoooo! hope that makes big headlines!!
.@chucktodd .@jaketapper – Obama PV lead is now over 4 mil. What say you now, race-is-too-close-so-romney-is-gonna-win lying assholes?— (@amk4obama) November 20, 2012
Videos of Pres. Obama in Cambodia, Burma
In this video, “THE SHIRT” makes an appearance and the flashbulbs went nuts. :D
Good night all (early night tonight) – what a wonderful journey through Asia these past few days. Thank you, Chipsticks – you’re just amazing! :)
Well, in my time zone, it’s already November 20 – Vice President Biden’s 70th Birthday!
Happy Birthday, Joe, from little ol’ me (and the others) !!!!!!
SecState Clinton will arrive in Israel from Thailand. She will meet tomorrow PM Netanyahu and President Abbas— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 20, 2012
Israel decided to give more time to Egyptian cease fire mediation in order to gain more international legitimacy if invasion is needed— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 20, 2012
Haaretz poll: only 30 percent of the Israeli public supports a ground attack in Gaza – bit.ly/Tb4h1g— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 19, 2012
Dear @BarackObama Thank you for your exceptional LEADERSHIP & that you have SOS Clinton on her way to Israel! bit.ly/S7t71a cc @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 20, 2012
Dear Mr President Anyone who questioned the Wisdom of the Noble Committee who awarded you the prize nbcnews.to/T8DfEB You answered it— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 20, 2012
Happy Birthday to our Outstanding VPOTUS .@JoeBiden! Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 20, 2012
Yes, indeed and many more wonderful years!
Here’s what I say to Boehner and LyinRyan: Elections have consequences…
White House says Sec. of State Hillary Clinton will leave Cambodia today to head to Jerusalem to deal with violence in Gaza and region.— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 20, 2012
Clinton also will stop in Ramallah and Cairo, along with Jerusalem, the White House said.— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 20, 2012
On flight from Yangon, Myanmar to Cambodia, WH's Rhodes says POTUS and Hillary Clinton spent entire flight alone in office reminiscing— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 20, 2012
Ben Rhodes says he has "not heard any discussion" of Clinton staying on longer in second term as Sec of State if Gaza violence continues.— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 20, 2012
This behind the scenes tweet is so fascinating. The job of president never ends.
Rhodes says Clinton going to Mid East b/c "center of gravity is in region" Obama "has done a lot of work on the phone"; on fone til 2:30 a.m— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 20, 2012
God, they must be so very tired. Flying across the globe is hard enough, but they had to juggle visiting all those countries, with trying to get Israelis and Palestinians not to massacre each other, as well as soothing the baby egos of those Capitol Hill leaders over the ” fiscal cliff” ( he apparently was on the phone with them too). How do they do it?????
Sec Clinton deserve her rest. If I were her, I’d choose a peaceful place, rest, sleep, read, wind down and not answer my phone for at least a year.
Today is VP Biden’s birthday. You can wish him Happy Birthday on twitter using these handles: @VP and @JoeBiden
Happy Birthday to our Outstanding .@VP .@JoeBiden! Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 20, 2012
Just watched on BBC reporter saying that both PBO & HRC warning the nut-n-yahoo to back off gaza ground offensive.
good night all~
LOL. Gunnite bunny.
NOT FAIR TO THE EARLY BIRDS (lol I fell asleep 1020pm EST!!) so…here’s my take: OMG IT MOVES! Plus President Obama displays some extra swag in his walk these days. I wonder why???
Obama wins big in 44/50 top big counties across us of a. Mandate, bitchez. http://t.co/tupuQqAT— (@amk4obama) November 20, 2012
@festafarian – Good riddance. Time for repubs to kick out the bums at pox news and nutjobs like limpaugh & bring back sanity to their party.— (@amk4obama) November 20, 2012
BBC breaking: punk murdock's gal rebekah brooks and brit pm's ex-advisor andy coulson to face bribery charges. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-204059…— (@amk4obama) November 20, 2012
Ugh.. could his entire empire crumble, including Faux News, pretty please??
I sure hope so, melissa, I sure hope so. It’s high time that this evil bastid and his eviler empire is brought down.
Ex-NOTW reporter Clive Goodman, ex-Sun chief reporter John Kay & MoD official also to be charged in corruption inquiry bbc.in/Q7gvYp— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 20, 2012
Hillary Clinton on her way to Israel. Why do people think war will solve anything? I mean both side, Israel and Hamas. It’s clear we have not learn one thing from all the terrible wars which has gone on before. Watching the was is going on over there which the young kids being kill is terrible.
I hope and pray SOS Clinton can reach Israel Prime Minister. Maybe he will listen to Romney or Cheney, oh no that’s a horrible ideal.
Speaking of Mitt, I heard he and Ann went to see the new Twilight movie. Kind of strange Mitt would want to see a movie about young vampires lovers. Oh course I have no idea exactly what the movie was about, I’ve never seen one of the movies, heard about it. I would think Mitt might would have chosen the new Lincoln movie. Well anyway who cares what movie Mitt goes to see. He’s History. Thank God.
The Lincoln movie would remind him too much of PBO!
Allen West concedes: "today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election."— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) November 20, 2012
HAHAHAHAHA…well, you had no choice, FOOL. :) :)
Awww… I was hoping he’d keep contesting until he was literally blue in the face!
How big of the little twerp to finally see he isn’t wanted.
Hillary Clinton on final trip with POTUS per pool: “It’s been great. It’s been bittersweet, nostalgic, all the things you would expect.”— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 20, 2012
Obama warns Egyptian President Morsi to rein in terrorists in Gaza
Julian Pecquet – 11/19/12 08:16 PM ET
Frustration in the U.S. over rocket attacks on Israel from Hamas militants is increasingly centered on Egypt.…
Allen West, Republican Congressman From Florida, Concedes 2 Weeks After The Election
Wonder who rained him in? huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/all…— Cletus Waldman (@cgwaldman) November 20, 2012
If true, I understand why the Tampa gal, Jill Kelley, notified her FBI friend, shirtless or not——reports now that Paula Broadwell threatened to make her “go away”, that she had friends in high places (like the head of the CIA), insinuating she could have her ‘disappeared’.
But but but FREEDOM…
What's Mitt Romney been up to, you ask? Pumping his own gas and looking disheveled. Karma. http://t.co/Z8gpdukF— Kayla R. W. (@KayDubzHU) November 20, 2012
Wow—his “Costco” shirts aren’t looking as crisp and fresh any more. And obviously he’s run out of hair product. That Twilight movie has really messed him up.
WHOA. I’ve always thought he was unkempt but now he looks a little unhinged!
In the future, whenever someone tells me, “Karma is a bitch!” I will think of this photo. Wow! P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C!
Look is that really Mitt Romney?
falling apart–next we’ll see him in the state police uniform at night, harassing young women.
My president is black, my senator is a lesbian and my congressman is gay. This is not your grandparents' America, and I'm ok with that.— Tori Dykes (@toridykes) November 07, 2012
my president is a black man born in hawaii my senator is a buddhist woman born in japan, and my congresswoman is hindu, born in samoa!
Yeah…you should read this:) http://www.mlive.com/opinion/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/11/david_kolb_29.html
So if you think the GOP is losing it now, just wait for the mega-tantrum to come when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada tries to take away baby’s toys.
No one put it better than has Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, who previewed this controversy, saying it’s high time to rein in the runaway filibuster.
“The problem with a president promising to ‘change Washington’ is that the presidency isn’t the part of Washington that’s broken,” Klein noted. “The systemic gridlock, dysfunction and polarization that so frustrates the country isn’t located in the executive branch. It’s centered in Congress. And one of its key enablers is Senate Rule XXII.”
That, folks, is the filibuster rule.
It has become an essential part of the Republican obstruction strategy that the Party of No has undertaken since President Barack Obama’s first term in the White House.
It will be — unless reformed — an essential part of the strategy to undo the voters’ mandate in the president’s second term.
And oh, the damage it has wrought.
As it’s now construed, the rule allows a mere 41 senators out of the 100 in the chamber to completely bring the business of the nation to a halt.
Worse, these senators don’t have to do anything except watch the train derail before it arrives at the station. All it takes is their unwillingness to vote for cloture — essentially shutting off the promise of endless debate — which is enough to deny the legislative efforts of the other 59 senators.
This is a point gravely misunderstood by citizens who criticize the so-called “gridlock” in Washington, assigning the blame to both major parties when in fact it’s only one major party — the Republicans — who are doing all the damage.
Republicans are fond of pointing to “Democratic control of Congress” after the blue wave-election of 2006 in which the Dems regained numerical control of both houses.
Yet the facts are these: the Democrats had a super-majority for a period of less than two years until the “Tea Party-wave” election gave Republicans the U.S. House majority in 2010. It was enough time to get a few good things done, but not enough time to completely reverse the damage of the Bush years.
BREAKING U.S. housing starts rose 3.6% in October to 894,000 rate— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) November 20, 2012
I’m loath to give the Republicans advice, but I’d humbly suggest that rather than giving their organization an uncomfortable exam just to change their tone, technology and turnout, they consider changing their ideas.
And I’d suggest they start by looking at their position on freedom.
The Republican Party has a major credibility gap on that issue. Why? The Republicans are for free enterprise, but not free people. And that is their fundamental problem.
Ask any Republican about the party’s core values and they’ll list a bunch of variations of the word, “freedom.” Free enterprise, free markets, free trade, economic freedom, freedom from taxation and regulation … liberty, unchaining the private sector, “Don’t Tread On Me” flags … basically get the government out of the way so private action can flourish. Like a bunch of “Bravehearts,” they just want their “freeeeeeeeeedom!!”
But their freedom only applies to businesses, not individuals.
Thank you, Jennifer Granholm.
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President-elect Peña Nieto of Mexico
President Obama will host President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico at the White House on Tuesday, November 27. The President looks forward to meeting President-elect Peña Nieto and hearing about his vision for leading Mexico over the next six years. They plan to discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues during their Oval Office meeting. The President welcomes the opportunity to underscore the shared values and strong bonds of friendship between the United States and Mexico. The United States remains committed to work in partnership with Mexico to increase economic competitiveness in both countries, promote regional development, advance bilateral efforts to develop a secure and efficient 21st Century Border, and address our common security challenges.
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President-elect Peña Nieto of Mexico | The White House: wh.gov/XGqw— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 20, 2012
BREAKING: U.S. builders start construction on homes at 894,000 annual rate, fastest in more than four years.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 20, 2012
It’s hilarious watching Joe Scarborough suck up to Nate Silver after calling “a joke” during the election. Joe says he (Scarborough) always predicted Pres. Obama would win. He also threw Gallup under the bus and said they were wrong all along and he called it. I had to crack up because there is endless footage of him hailing Gallup as the best thing since sliced pie and using it to justify a Romney win. :lol:
Morning Joe is at the center of the “conservative entertainment complex” which he disparages.
Shop Small on Saturday November 24th 1.usa.gov/Q7E2IK Support small businesses.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 20, 2012
U.S. builders construction on new homes last month was at the fastest pace in more than four years: apne.ws/10lZpI9— The Associated Press (@AP) November 20, 2012
Pls proceed, Sen. McCain RT @CNNPolitics
Official: Changes to Benghazi talking points made by intel community at.cnn.com/LnxBQ8— scary lawyerguy (@scarylawyerguy) November 20, 2012
Air Force One wheels up Phonm Penh, Cambodia; President homeward bound from Asia— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) November 20, 2012
Truce- right around the corner-
Of course, Iron Dome has been hugely successful. Technology is US Patriot 3, developed by the Israeli Government and most of the expensive missiles are bought by the US Government.
I hope this is correct Jovie. But the idea of the US possibly evacuating US citizens from Israel for the first time, http://debka.com/# , and sending SoS there from SE Asia sends the signal that PBO has serious concerns.
It’s going to happen. The precaution is IF Israel invades with Ground forces, that was yesterday’s news
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