Thinking about Willard going to the White House as PBO’s *guest* and I had a flashback to Miss Ann saying, “It’s our turn” and Willard telling the President to “start packing” during the campaign.
All I can do is
Hey, I’m first! Go me!
Yeah! Go you! Congrats!
Darn, almost! Congrats PoliticalJ!
I hope they have a very wonderful day with the First Couple! It is an honor beyond all honors to be invited to the White House for luncheon! ( I hope the door doesn’t hit them on their way out!) WTG PJ!
Thanks xtine, dudette, and Pamela!
The luncheon invite is indeed an honor, Pamela, and a super gracious gesture by the President. Hopefully Willard will return the grace and go on to be a much better runner-up than McCain has been.
Ah, the early days — thanks Chips!
I love how they’re both looking at each other in this picture. Sheer joy!
Yay, I was hoping for that Christmas video.
Press Secretary Jay Carney is at the podium.
And I am at my computer. (Sorry – couldn’t resist – I’ve been giddy all day!)
VP Biden goes to Costco – greeted with cheers at the opening of the first DC store bit.ly/TsVMeA http://t.co/y1GIqxA7— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 29, 2012
Everybody is all smiles except for the SS guys. It must be against the rules for them to notice anything amusing.
[Dial 1-BUMSGALORE, post has a cool tweetable chart]:
In his second term, President Harry Truman condemned the snail’s pace at which lawmakers actually got some work done, labeling it a “Do-Nothing” Congress. After all, the 80th Congress (1947-1948) only passed 906 bills over its two-year period.
The current Congress, by comparison, has passed just 196 bills, easily the lowest total since the U.S. House Clerk’s office started keeping track. Consider the progress in chart form, which should drive home just how unproductive the 112th Congress (2011-2012) really is.
My Fav 2012 Campaign Cartoons http://t.co/28WgJQdh http://t.co/bAPTMzjw— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) November 29, 2012
Cute Bo vid. Love when he’s giving the eye to the fake Bo, making sure there was not a real live intruder on his territory—-like the Clydesdales. And he’s nicer than our doggie used to be with the xmas tree decorations. We could never put any baubles on the lower branches because they were too enticing—he considered them delicious, good eating, yum.
VP Biden is so sweet. He bought presents for the less fortunate. Book Buddies is such a great idea.
Wow Chips, that video of Bo is absolute adorable. You’re Good. BTW, Andrea Mitchell (Mrs. Greenspan) made a Freudian Slip at the beginning of her show and I called her out via twitter. She said “as the President arrives” as she was speaking of Mitt Romney’s arrival to see President Obama.
Congrats PJ on being 1st.
Does that mean the WHPC is going to start following Willard around and asking him asinine questions instead?
TL, lol =D
Chips, BTW I hope you can get a video up of that, because I surmise they are going to edit that piece out. If she is asked about it and she says it didn’t happen, then you will know what type she really is.
Filibuster reform explained by Booman: http://networkedblogs.com/FkrGM Very understandable.
That video of Bo has me in fits of laughter.
He’s such a ham!!!!
Is the Bo video new or from a previous Christmas? It is wonderful
Hiya Bill, I thought it looked familiar, but the title is ‘Bo Inspects the 2012 White House Holiday Decorations’.
It is precious. In fact, it is so sweet, I will not watch the other video posted; and since the WH is “the people’s house” which includes me, I am going to pretend that today’s formality did not happen … not in my house. Bo, on the other hand, is welcome in my house and can do whatever he pleases (well, according to his rules).
I agree with every word you said, daisydem. Bo is the star today. That video is so precious. I really think Bo is part human
I love the BO video, so cute!
sooo wonderful! magical and hilarious. love when the hat appears on bo’s head!
I thank my colleagues for re-electing me Democratic Leader. Honored to lead the most diverse Caucus in history! http://t.co/rxwcr0qO— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 29, 2012
I heard this news today and whooped it up! Nancy Smash.
bless you nancy for doing the people’s work, with grace and grit and humor. we’ll get you that gavel again!
Title of AP video: 'Raw: Romney Arrives for Meeting With Obama' – they should have left out the : youtube.com/watch?v=5BvouB…— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 29, 2012
I see Romney has arrived at his “Govt. Built That” lunch with Pres. Obama.
Laughed at the tweet that reported that Obama and Romney are about half way thru Liz and Dick now.
That is GREAT. Liberals are so creative. Ha!
That Bo video is too adorable for words. I’ve watched it three times already!
I’m way ahead of you itgurl, I’m on my 96th viewing! He cracks me up!!!
His paws are so cute
They made Mitt use the back entrance?
Oh, that is so funny, ironic, and perfect that I’m ready to burst! He probably didn’t want the “optics” of his being a guest. Beware those hidden cameras, Mitthead!
Severely poor lack of graciousness among you moochers towards Willard today. Come on, be kind, send him a nice msg: http://t.co/ufHYabjZ— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 29, 2012
I prefer Kiss My Democratic Ass! Or Kiss My Liberal Ass! Or I guess your message works, too.
Any ass will do J!!
Because he’s the biggest ass of ‘em all!
And now, mercifully, we are done with his ass. He can go crying back to Ann and “the kids.” Ha!
[Trying to keep up w/ all the chess pieces! Damn! ]:
The United States and Israel appeared headed for a crushing defeat Thursday, as a vast majority of the world’s countries signaled they would vote in favor of the Palestinian bid to receive upgraded non-member observer status at the United Nations General Assembly. But some American diplomats and Israeli politicians said the humiliating diplomatic setback could be an opportunity for the Obama administration to rethink the politically cautious approach to the peace process it has taken over the past year.
The United States-Israeli position opposing the resolution appeared to be overwhelmingly isolated, with only around 10 countries expected to vote against the Palestinian measure, compared with some 150 expected to vote in favor. No votes were expected from the United States, Israel, Canada, the Czech Republic, Panama, Micronesia, Palau, and the Solomon Islands.
Meantime, several key Israeli politicians, including former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, urged Israel and the US to support the Palestinian measure, noting it was headed for certain victory anyway, and that the text essentially supports the vision for a two state solution that was once the consensus position of the Israeli (and American) mainstream.
Read more: http://backchannel.al-monitor.com/index.php/2012/11/3317/us-israel-setback-at-un-on-palestine-state-an-opportunity-diplomats-say/#ixzz2Ddh57BEs
I just do love that Bo video. Bo is the best.
Bo is very handsome wearing the Santa cap.
I just had to stop watching the press briefing and it convinced me (if there was ever any doubt) how unsuited I would be for the job of press secretary. I swear — I’d be jumping down off that podium and delivering major dope slaps to these MSM idiots. Watching these guys loll around like they’re at home in their LaZboy (and I’m looking at you Major Garrett), positively dripping with insolence, makes me livid. I’d be slapping him twice.
Even Jay Carney seemed a little testy. (Maybe I could be Jay’s Anger Translator! Yeah, that’s the ticket.)
We hear your “translation,” loud and clear!
I would install an automatic slapper at the doorway to the press briefing room, to just smack them all as they come in and leave. They are sure to deserve it.
I think you’re on to something. A little pre-emptive slapping might put them in a better frame of mind.
[Noooo! What was Axe's 2nd Challenge?]:
1:11PM EST November 29. 2012 –
One of President Obama’s top political advisers is shaving his famous mustache after all.
David Axelrod, who won a mustache bet with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough over election results, has decided to shave after all because Scarborough won a second challenge.
The shearing takes place Dec. 7 on Morning Joe.
Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski raised more than $1 million for Axelrod’s charity, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy.
Last month, Axelrod said he would shave if one of Scarborough’s election predictions came true: That Republican Mitt Romney would carry either Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Minnesota. Obama won all three.
If Joe could raise the 1 million.
Thanks Cman! Thought it would have be something worthwhile!
He’s going to look very strange! But it’s for an excellent cause.
I know! Axe w/out his signature look?!! Good cause! Wish him speedy moustache recovery!
Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain
By Alexander Bolton
“I don’t understand his brain, so you should ask him,” Reid said when asked about the disconnect between him and Boehner.
Democrats argue they have already made their proposal to raise $900 billion for a down payment on the deficit at year’s end. They say Republicans should offer plans to cut entitlement spending, because that is the GOP’s priority.
“Is Boehner saying nothing? Then we’re negotiating with ourselves. Boehner has not had one specific proposal. The Republicans have had not one specific proposal. They can do it on the tax side, they can do it on the spending side. What do they propose,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership.
I am more convince than ever that in order for anything to get done in D.C. we will have to take control of the House. These Republicans are a bunch of sorry ass crazy extreme radicals, bastards. Who don’t care one bit about this country.
Yes, I was listening to Boehner and his cronies on the radio this morning, and at the end, I was screaming that they weren’t offering any specifics. Not one single specific detail, but the media reports it like there’s actual news being made.
Bo is so adorable looking at the xmas tree. What strikes me of the photos of the White House Christmas of this First Family: it’s all gorgeous, of course, but it feels like a home. God bless this wonderful First Family.
Bo reminded me of my Harvey (who is no longer with us). We found him in a parking lot with a tumor the size of my first on his foot. We brought him home, removed the tumor, dealt with his issues and illnesses as he got older. We loved him to bits, he was such a great little dog. A wonderful companion to our other rescue dogs. He was about 10 when we found him. We had him for 7 1/2 years and I will miss him every day of my life.
His favorite place was under the Christmas tree. He was ‘waiting for Santa’. He would sniff and check out the presents under the tree but never hurt anything. He would push them into place so he could make himself a little area to sleep in. So darn adorable, he was.
I love your story of Harvey.
He was so great. He looked like a westie but with floppy ears. It’s hard to imagine someone just leaving him on the street, dragging that tumor on the ground. I fell in love with him instantly. We did look for his owner, but no one was looking for him.
I will always look for him under the tree……..
He sounds like he was adorable, 57andfemale.
Looked like a West Highland terrier with floppy ears. He was a precious boy.
The cancer specialist ‘guaranteed’ his tumor would grow back in 10 months. radiation really wouldn’t help, but we should do it anyway. So here was this great little dog who had grown to trust us, but was now getting leery of the car because when he went somewhere, someone operated on him or poked at him. I said to my husband something I couldn’t believe I was saying: we wouldn’t do the radiation and fill the rest of his life with pain and fear, burning his foot twice a week. We would love him and do whatever he needed, no matter how short a time we had.
I found a holistic pet specialist who put him on some herbs. The ‘ten months’ lasted 7 1/2 years. We found a small tumor after that time, had our vet remove it and we thought we’d bought him all kinds of time. But old age got to him, 9 months after the surgery. I think he would have done anything for us, hang on as long as we needed but when he was struggling for breath we had to do what was best for him. He was my first dog that we had to make that decision for.
Oh, and there was the problem with ‘leaks’. Anyone with a male dog, I have a great source for ‘belly bands’ that Harvey wore for about three years! Saved all of us a lot of hassle!
I will always look for him under the tree…….
Crying … so bittersweet, he was so loved and I am sure he knew it.
President Obama discovers Willard severely lacks table manners – speaks/eats/drinks all at same time #ObamaRomneyLunch http://t.co/P8qmK2Sx— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 29, 2012
yea, but from Chips post it is supposed to be Willard spit. Sufferin’ succotash!
good morning chips and tods!
another example of pbo’s smarts is inviting myth to lunch. pbo is gracious, and myth has no choice but to show up. that means, we can all enjoy the delicious treat of imagining how it will go– are the waiters wearing black slacks, white shirts, black vests, and are there votive candles on the sideboard? does pbo serve mexican food, since myth wished he could be hispanic? is there kool-aid? cookies from the 7-11?
all this is a big christmas present for us, and we are grateful!
So many memorable moments from campaign, but this is my fave: emotional, beautiful and overwhelmingly, um, poignant: youtube.com/watch?v=ag5eeS…— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 29, 2012
Hey Chips and friends. I love thes little video clips. I laughed harder than Robney. (start packing my a$$)
‘start packing my a$$’
Thank you COS. Couldn’t have put it better myself. Loooooved this clip. The NERVE!!
Hope PBO was able to ‘pack’ him a doggie bag to take home…wherever that might be. We took care
of business on NOV 6 to make sure home was not the WHITE HOUSE!
1) That nervous fake little laugh he has is completely ANNOYING.
2) They both clearly look stunned at the question and couldn’t think of a single gracious thing to say. OF COURSE.
Does Ms. Ann always look a little constipated to you?
Boner really needs to put the bottle down
RT @ThePlumLineGS: Boehner today: Dems have never been serious abt spending cuts. Boehner in 2011 on cuts in debt deal: "I got 98% of wh …— (@LOLGOP) November 29, 2012
just found this: makes it easy to tweet ur congress members just click name/filll in info and send. very cool/
If you want to Tweet Congress but don't want to look up all those Twitter handles, there's a place you can do this! politiqueer.com/TweetCongress/…— Devin (@DevinMillington) November 29, 2012
Great thread Chips. Love the video of Bo. It’s amazing how much he’s grown. And the video of Mittens going through the back door of the WH just seems to fitting. I suspect this is not the way he envisioned his grand entrance:-) Made MY day!
Must have been painful
I AM the President! LOL. Even the “good-bye” photo looks uncomfortable. I suspect it was a very long 60 minutes.
Hee..hee . I love it!
love it! pbo is standing on the presidential seal rug. myth….still just a myth.
As close as he will ever be. He probably started crying as soon as he left the WH.
This rug is still taken. LOL.
Romney looks a bit uncomfortable. Apart from that scoundrel, it’s a beautiful photo of the Oval Office.
Delicious. Absolutely delicious!
here’s a comment from the tp thread:
Obama bought him lunch? Typical liberal: always giving free stuff to losers.
PBO’s body language is ALWAYS straight up Alpha Male. Even in his most empathetic moments, not to mention power moments like this one in the Oval Office, it’s always Top Dog Swagger. Love it!
yes, and myth looks like he’s shrunken in comparison.
Way off topic but I couldn’t resist!
Stiff Competition: NFL players are turning to Viagra for a competitive edge, Bears WR says in shock claim nydn.us/Ueizfp— New York Daily News (@nydailynews) November 29, 2012
So many possibilities…my mind can really be disgusting at times. What did somebody say about tight ends?
The more #McCainOffMyLawn + #ComeOutAlreadyGraham hate on @AmbassadorRice, the more I WANT HER as SoS.— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) November 29, 2012
Love the Homer Simpson tweet, but nothing beats the great Della Reese…
Hahahahahahahaha……love that Pres. Obama’s feet are on the presidential seal. Poetic justice much for Mr. 47%?
Pres. Obama with his feet firmly on the presidential seal, welcomes Romney aka Mr. 47% to the white house. http://t.co/AU8SUrSc— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) November 29, 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi Keeps A Stuffed Animal Of Bo Obama In Her House
http://wp.me/p1ekKl-F9 via @wordpressdotcom
So Romney went to the White House for a free lunch?
hopefully they gave him a goody bag of gifts too. maybe a ‘four more years’ golf cap, or some martini glasses with the ‘forward’ logo.
And a caption has cropped up.
"Whatev. 😢." twitpic.com/bhkyhv— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) November 29, 2012
more to follow, i’m sure
I love it!
Loved this article:
“Last week, five new fish species were given some left-leaning names after being recognized as distinct species for the first time. The five fish species were previously considered populations of the wider-ranging Speckled Darter (Etheostoma stigmaeum), but male breeding colors and morphology have revealed their ‘true colors.’ The fish were “discovered” and named by Steve Layman from Geosyntec Consultants in Georgia and Rick Mayden from the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University.”
Etheostoma Obama, the “Spangled Darter”
Found in Tennessee.
Steve Layman: “We chose President Obama for his environmental leadership, particularly in the areas of clean energy and environmental protection, and because he is one of our first leaders to approach conservation and environmental protection from a more global vision.”
Species were also named in honor of Teddy Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
Barack Obama Now Has A Fish Named After Him buzzfeed.com/summeranne/bar… via @BuzzFeedAnimals— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) November 29, 2012
I got a bit of a chuckle over this.
and it’s a very pretty fish, too!
oops–buzzfeeds photos are bigger and better.
Hey that is COOL! Tweeted it…
President @Barack Obama now has a fish named after him (as do a few other people we know) bit.ly/UuQ7by http://t.co/fDP30hm3— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 29, 2012
Urrp — deleted the above. Fix it here…
President @Barack Obama now has a fish named after him (along w/ some other ppl we know) bit.ly/UuQ7by http://t.co/YFTt3BDp— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 29, 2012
why does Tweety continue to use JFK as a measuring stick for PBO? Seriously? JFK was alright, but given the magnitude of the disasters PBO has had to clean up or avert, there is no competition and therefore, you can’t use one presidency to compare to another. If you are going to even think of a comparison, it would be FDR and even then, it’s not very close. Shut up Tweety. “Oh, JFK was glamorous, but he still did the work…..” that’s the lesson PBO could learn from JFK?!!! What about not screwing a hollywood star? Tweety is such a lazy slug. I’m not saying JFK wasn’t a decent president but it’s easy to be a good president when you aren’t constantly faced with disaster after disaster, a great recession and a crazy obstructionist congress, but thanks for the advice Tweety.
I didn’t watch Tweety talking about JFK. Nor did I watch that hillbilly Senator Corker.
Ok, this is too funny:
LOL RT @SimonMaloy: twitpic.com/bhl2db— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) November 29, 2012
This is soooooooo wrong yet so hilarious. [Not for the easily offended or faint hearted.]
twitpic.com/bhl2db— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 29, 2012
how could anyone be offended by that!
aww wook at Bo’s wittle feets!
Romney visit to the WH had to be very torturous to his mind and soul, especially being in the Oval Office. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8229803651_488717dfeb_h.jpg
He was some what close, but extremely out of reach. IMO, President Obama should not have brought Mitt in the Oval Office; Whitehouse yes, but the Oval Office, no. Mitt will not ever be the same after that visit in the Oval Office. He should be put on psychiatric watch. Seriously.
I bet POTUS and FLOTUS is having some kind of talk tonight. So honey how was your lunch today? Did you meet anyone interesting? I can only imagine their conversation.
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