124 Responses to “Bo & Joe: All Set for Christmas”


  1. 1 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    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 :lol: :lol: :lol:

  2. November 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Yay, I was hoping for that Christmas video.

  3. 15 Ladyhawke
    November 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Press Secretary Jay Carney is at the podium.

  4. 17 dudette9t9
    November 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    • 18 veryslowwriter
      November 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Everybody is all smiles except for the SS guys. It must be against the rules for them to notice anything amusing.

  5. 19 xtine
    November 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    [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.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/29/15541727-making-the-do-nothing-congress-look-great-by-comparison?lite

  6. 20 dudette9t9
    November 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

  7. 21 dotster3
    November 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    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.

  8. 22 utaustinliberal
    November 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    VP Biden is so sweet. He bought presents for the less fortunate. Book Buddies is such a great idea.

  9. November 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    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.

  10. November 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Filibuster reform explained by Booman: http://networkedblogs.com/FkrGM Very understandable.

  11. 29 utaustinliberal
    November 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    That video of Bo has me in fits of laughter.

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  14. 44 itgurl_29
    November 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    That Bo video is too adorable for words. I’ve watched it three times already!

  15. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    November 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    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!

  16. November 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  17. 52 xtine
    November 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    [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

  18. 53 anniebella
    November 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I just do love that Bo video. Bo is the best.

  19. 55 veryslowwriter
    November 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    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.)

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      November 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      We hear your “translation,” loud and clear!

    • 57 theo67
      November 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      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.

      • 58 veryslowwriter
        November 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm

        I think you’re on to something. A little pre-emptive slapping might put them in a better frame of mind.

  20. 59 xtine
    November 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    [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.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2012/11/29/obama-axelrod-mustache-joe-scarborough/1735177/

  21. 64 Ladyhawke
    November 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    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.

    ————————————————

    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/270121-reid-i-dont-understand-boehners-brain

    • 65 anniebella
      November 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      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.

    • 66 theo67
      November 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      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.

  22. 67 57andfemale
    November 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    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.

    • 68 daisydem
      November 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      I love your story of Harvey.

      • 69 57andfemale
        November 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

        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……..

    • 70 anniebella
      November 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      He sounds like he was adorable, 57andfemale.

      • 71 57andfemale
        November 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

        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…….

  23. November 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

  24. 77 susanne
    November 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    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! :)

  25. November 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    • November 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Hey Chips and friends. I love thes little video clips. I laughed harder than Robney. (start packing my a$$) :)

      • November 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

        ‘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! :) :)

    • November 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      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.

    • 82 daisydem
      November 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Does Ms. Ann always look a little constipated to you?

  26. 83 Allison
    November 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Boner really needs to put the bottle down

  27. November 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    just found this: makes it easy to tweet ur congress members just click name/filll in info and send. very cool/

  28. 85 FoxfireTX
    November 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    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!

  29. 98 Allison
    November 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Way off topic but I couldn’t resist!

  30. 100 tally
    November 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  31. 101 dudette9t9
    November 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Love the Homer Simpson tweet, but nothing beats the great Della Reese…

  32. 102 utaustinliberal
    November 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Hahahahahahahaha……love that Pres. Obama’s feet are on the presidential seal. Poetic justice much for Mr. 47%?

  33. November 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Aung San Suu Kyi Keeps A Stuffed Animal Of Bo Obama In Her House

    http://wp.me/p1ekKl-F9 via @wordpressdotcom

  34. 105 daisydem
    November 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    So Romney went to the White House for a free lunch?

    • 106 susanne
      November 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      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.

  35. 107 utaustinliberal
    November 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    And a caption has cropped up.

  36. November 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    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.

  37. 116 lisalovesobama
    November 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    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. :roll: 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? :roll: 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. :roll:

  38. 118 Rita
    November 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Ok, this is too funny:

  39. 120 utaustinliberal
    November 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    This is soooooooo wrong yet so hilarious. [Not for the easily offended or faint hearted.]

  40. 122 squarepeg
    November 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    aww wook at Bo’s wittle feets! :)

  41. November 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    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.

  42. 124 anniebella
    November 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    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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