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Dec
12

Rise and Shine …. and chat away

Random old pic: Harvard, 1990

MoooOOOooOOOooorning everyone. Woot: it’s my last busy Sunday of 2012 – well, true, there’s only one more after this. So, chat away and I’ll be back later ;-)

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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a memorial service for Sen. Daniel Inouye in Hawaii at 10 a.m. Hawaii time at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.


178 Responses to “Rise and Shine …. and chat away”


  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    December 23, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Gm TOD

  2. December 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Good morning all, warmest of thanks to you, Chips, for all the amazing creations you’ve posted and to all the TOD family for the informative, positive and genuinely caring space you’ve created here!!

    enJOY this season of light and love and look forward with positive anticipation to a splendid New Year!!

  3. 5 utaustinliberal
    December 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….That’s a hilarious picture to wake up to. Pres. Obama’s face is virtually unchanged. The haircut? That’s another story.

  4. 7 desertflower
    December 23, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Morning:)

  5. 8 pugeretto
    December 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Congrats for being FIRST today Proud Intern, & what a great picture Chips. :-) Just gives you a happy feeling, doesn’t it?! Ok, have a good Sunday & Merry Christmas TOD & THANK YOU for having such a wonderful place to be a part of Chips. I don’t write very much but I do love TOD & I loved yesterday’s video, which was dedicated to Sue.

  6. 9 amk for obama
    December 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Morning Chips. Morning folks.

    Aren’t you christofascists supposed to be celebrating something?

    • 10 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I think we’re supposed to be burning down stuff (the fascist part) – the rest of us are doing last minute shopping and lots of eating & drinking!

  7. 11 amk for obama
    December 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

  8. December 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Good morning Chips and TOD family. I hope everyone have a gloriously splendid day today. Congrats Proud, on being first this wonderful Sunday morning.

  9. December 23, 2012 at 8:55 am

    What a sweet picture of our very sweet [and tenacious and brilliant and generous and thoughtful] President.

  10. 26 Byo
    December 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    He was always cool, wasn’t he?

  11. 39 pugeretto
    December 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I just watched 2 videos there, liked ‘e both!

  12. 40 collegekay
    December 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

    He looks exactly the same.

  13. December 23, 2012 at 9:30 am

    This morning’s uplift, Rolling in the Deep performed by an awesome high school handbell choir:

    • 43 desertflower
      December 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

      That was AWESOME, edwina! Sent it to the music teacher at my school. He’d love this:)

      • 44 isonprize
        December 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

        Desertflower. here’s another one for the music teacher at your school. I have listened to this a zillion times.. Apparently. it’s from a TV show (Studio 60) that was cancelled.

        I have no idea what the TV show was about, but this version of ‘O Holy Night” by Trombone Shorty (yes, that’s him on the trumpet :cool: ) and other musicians from New Orleans is just ridiculously good!! In high school, we had a brass choir, and while I’m pretty sure none of had THIS kind of talent, it certainly would have been fun to try it…

    • 45 carolmaewy
      December 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Love it! Young teens are great.

    • 46 Roberta in MN
      December 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

      Thanks you Edwinda3. That was just the most beautiful music. I noted they also used tuning forks. Mano Mano I am in AWE.
      Good Moring TOD’ers I hope you are all ready for the next couple of days. I m getting there. :) We are having a Christmas dinner here atour Senior building on Christmas Day for those who have no family and are stay at homes. Should be fun. I am going to family on Christmas Eve, but will be home on Christmas Day. So far we have 10 people signed up to participate, but then I think we will be making plates for the shut-ins. Have a good one everyone. :)

    • 48 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Amazing! I love that these young kids are involved in something that seems so unique, and that YouTube has allowed so many kids to share their talents with so many others. We never would have seen this otherwise. The dot com innovation crowd really did change the world.

    • December 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      WOW!!!!!!!!! That is so imaginative. I couldn’t help but notice the diversity of this group. This is what America looks like now and I. LOVE. IT.

    • 50 vcprezofan2
      December 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks, Edwina. This was really ‘ni-i-i-ice’!

  14. 51 Bill
    December 23, 2012 at 9:32 am

    As expected David Gregory let Wayne LaPierre dominate the interview. LaPierre simply repeated the talking points from his “press conference” on Friday, and Gregory did little to challenge him.

    • 52 desertflower
      December 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

      You expected something intelligent from Gregory? He is useless. About as “good” at his job as Boner is at his.

      • 53 anniebella
        December 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

        You couldn’t pay me to watch David Gregory.

      • 54 vcprezofan2
        December 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

        HI Df, your comment reminded me that yesterday on twitter Gregory was trying to solicit help by asking people to send in questions, so maybe he does realize he’s inadequate as an interviewer? Of course, my take then was that he was just trying to drum up eyes and that he should do the job for which he was paid. I like your assessment today.

    • 55 carolmaewy
      December 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Don’t let him get under your skin. Jason @ the HuffPo skewers him so much. He’s writes the Sunday “Eat The Press” usually, but probably not today, because of Holiday. Too bad, he’s hilarious. Bill Maher put up a video on his blog on R’s yesterday, if anyone cares.

    • December 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

      In other news water has been reported as wet. If Gregory had challenge him we’d all be wondering what did aliens do with the real David Gregory.

    • 59 99ts
      December 23, 2012 at 10:05 am

      How pointless – sad that the media gives him a place to talk

      • 60 jacquelineoboomer
        December 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

        It’s as bad as giving McCain a place to talk or Lindsay Graham any kind of platform upon which to look like a bigoted RWNJ.

    • 61 0388jojothecat
      December 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

      I hope it’s the lowest rated show of MTP history since David Gregory took over. Having that pig on is shameful, when today on the day they bury the last two bodies of those that died from the CT tragedy.

  15. 63 carolmaewy
    December 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Good Morning every one. Thanks for the song and video. Congrats Proud intern! ;) The video was so beautiful yesterday that was to Sue in Minnessota. First chills went up and down my spine and then the tears flowed. Couldn’t make a comment. Didn’t have the pleasure of your knowing your friend.

    • 64 HZ
      December 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

      A Beautiful Greeting on this lovely Sun. morning to our Chips and all of our TOD Family. The photo of our president is lovely. His smile will always remind me of the goodness that flows from his lips as he speaks and the compassion that moves within his being.

      May this day be one to enjoy your families and friends near and far. Give someone a beautiful smile, hug, call, text, email, with a word of encouragement today. We are so blessed here on this site, and I will never take it for granted, but rather enjoy the friendships that we all have made here. Love to Fred and Jackie and her sister.

      Greet your day with the choice of your words, actions, and meditations and prayers. Have a beautiful day TOD Family. ((((((((((( Pray for our President))))))))))))). We love you and support you, Mr. President.
      Enjoy your time with your family and friends even as we know you are working as well.HZ

  16. 67 a4alice
    December 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

    My husband has never heard of the video “gangnam style” he just discovered it this morning. now that’s all i’m hearing. ….. I’m not going to tell him about the white house concert where PSY changed the lyrics cuz we’ll just have to listen to that one too….ba ha ha ha

  17. December 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Walking in a winter wonderland, maybe?

  18. December 23, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Now, this Lady on MSNBC? She seems very sincere and I doubt she would change, if she got her own show. Afterall, Rev Al did not change!

  19. 77 anniebella
    December 23, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Oh, the random picture of POTUS, when I saw it the first thing I said was Malia looks so much like her Father, and second thing, look at POTUS’s hair.

    • 78 dotster3
      December 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

      What is this obsession with hair? Hair is hair. Obama’s hair looks perfectly fine to me. Everything about him is beautiful, then and now.

      • 79 anniebella
        December 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

        Calm down please, It is not an obsession. I just have not seen too many pictures of Barack Obama with a afro,

  20. December 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Bob Herbert- if their is a bad deal from President Obama and the Democrats then we should go over the Cliff.

    He keeps the focus on the President and not the Republicans! He is an Emo Pig.

    Surprise!

    • 81 anniebella
      December 23, 2012 at 10:48 am

      I was intending to watch the show because I like Joy Reid, but I didn’t like what some of the guess were saying, and then they mention about the left being concern the President will cave, i said B.S. I am not watching that same old bashing Obama crap from the the left. And that guy sitting next to Herbert is just as bad as Herbert.

      • 82 theo67
        December 23, 2012 at 10:57 am

        People walk away from these shows thinking the fiscal cliff is only about the Bush Tax Cuts, and they remain completely uninformed about all the other stuff that is in jeopardy, the potential impact to the economy, the fact that if we can’t get a deal now – that the likelihood of being able to pass a deal AFTER we go over the cliff is just as unlikely, and that there is a debt ceiling game involved in all of this that the GOP want to play, but the President has already warned them that he’s not planning to join in. They also have no idea that the US economy is the only “stable” economy in the world right now (along with Canada), and that if the economy goes back into the ditch, there may not be a way out of it this time. They clearly don’t understand how much work the President did to pull the economy out of the ditch, and they think it would be so simple to fix it once it slips back in. But all the tools for recovering an economy have been used up – and the whole world is on the brink.

        It’s so irresponsible for these pundits to just say “go over the cliff” without thinking about the poor and elderly, the hungry kids, the people who are just putting their lives back together after the last crisis…

        • December 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

          Not just that nut they specifically cut things in foreign policy, hoping fir an attack, like Embassy security.
          And now they want to cut TSA.
          I an telling you, they don’t care about you or I, only power!

        • 84 jacquelineoboomer
          December 23, 2012 at 11:10 am

          But, theo67, the pundits are only looking for “the catchy phrase.” Their job is just to name things, catchily, as they go by on the parade float, dontcha know.

          Other than that, Good Morning to ya!

          • 85 theo67
            December 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

            Good morning, Jacq! :)

            Yes – I don’t know why I keep expecting more from these pundits. They are completely worthless.

            • 86 Betsy
              December 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

              I used to get all worked up about their influence, but ever since President Obama was re-elected, in the face of all their outright GOP shilling, I am no longer worried about that. The American people saw right through them and any power they might have is in their own head. The MSM is no longer trusted and that is on their head.

  21. December 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year TOD Family. And so Obama been hot since the 90s?

  22. December 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan — After years of deriding Afghanistan’s government and army as corrupt tools of Western occupiers, the Taliban have begun publicly airing a softer vision for the country’s future, with senior insurgent leaders saying the militants are willing to govern alongside other Afghan factions and even to adopt the current American-financed army as their own.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/world/asia/taliban-hint-at-softer-line-in-talks-with-afghan-officials.html?hp&_r=0

    • 92 jacquelineoboomer
      December 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

      Somebody tell the Taliban we have a nice bridge over here to sell ‘em, if they think we’re buying that.

      • 93 theo67
        December 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

        Sadly, I had the same doubts about this announcement. A leopard can’t change his spots (at least, not that easily). They see how the Egyptians got into power pretending to be moderate, and have now gone extremist with their Constitution. They’re figuring they can do the same.

  23. 94 prettyfoot58
    December 23, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Merry Christmassssssss everyone….

  24. 95 dotster3
    December 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Just enjoyed my 1st gift. My 11 yr. old granddaughter sent a CD she made for us of her playing xmas songs on the viola—–not as excruciating as it sounds, quite lovely in fact. She’s talented, if I do say so myself. The cover was a photo of her adorable self with her viola, first recording was her solo with her orchestra, the others solo performances. So sweet of her to do that for us. I am now in the spirit. Just in time—first bit of fam arrives today. And I am sore all over because I procrastinated on everything and had to do everything in about 1 day, including cleaning every nook and long neglected cranny, even tho I made everyone promise not to look under anything or behind anything.

    • 96 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Sounds delightful – and like you’ve got a lot to be proud of with your granddaughter. How lovely! Make sure you make time to enjoy the time with your family, and rest your achy bones. The only person who probably will notice any forgotten nook or cranny will be you… Everyone else will be impressed with how lovely your home looks – and be too busy enjoying themselves to care about anything else! :)

    • 97 Judith Fardig
      December 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Dotster,
      My daughter played viola, too, and I think it’s a lovely sound. So glad your granddaughter shared her talent with you in such a special way.

    • 98 vcprezofan2
      December 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Sounds like a real treat, Dotster! Is that the same granddaughter who sent you her well-researched, informative civics project on the election? You are SOOOOO spoilt! ;)

      Have a great time with the family when they do arrive, and like Theo says, you’re the only one who will even give nooks and crannies a thought (well, maybe the young grand kids who want to play hide and seek will).

    • 99 susanne
      December 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      morning dotster
      what a wonderful gift! and i like your cleaning style :)

    • 100 Rain
      December 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      That’s lovely, what a special gift!

  25. December 23, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Here is an excellent article about the chained CPI issue. It is a bit aggressive in tone but it’s not aimed at the people who receive SSI and are concerned for their income; it’s aimed at the radical left who are stirring up trouble with misinformation about this issue.

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/12/the-rank-hypocrisy-on-social-safety-net.html#more

    • 102 anniebella
      December 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

      When I heard Nancy Pelosi say that she was not concern about the President including CPI in his offer, she said that they still could get the votes from the Democratic side, then I was not all that concern about this CPI issue. I feel like it is the radical left trying to cause trouble.

  26. 106 Lorraine.
    December 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Rise and Shine and give God the glory, glory; children of the Cross. Good Morning ODF, question; does the President have a State of the Union this January? I thought durning the Inaugaration years there was not one.

    • 107 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Good morning, Lorraine. I think it happens in Feb, and that in the Inauguration years they don’t actually call it a SOTU for the new President, but since President Obama has been at the helm for four years, he’ll deliver a State of the Union. I could be wrong – this is just my two cents.

  27. 109 desertflower
    December 23, 2012 at 10:51 am

    http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2012/president/2012/12/23/the-story-behind-mitt-romney-loss-the-presidential-campaign-president-obama/2QWkUB9pJgVIi1mAcIhQjL/story.html

    I don’t really care if I never hear this man’s name uttered again in my life, but they were really deluding themselves….

    • 110 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

      I know – who’s still printing stories about Romney? Let him go. I’m not even tempted to read the article. We’re bound to start seeing the failed Romney campaign staff appearing as “experts” on all the shows, like we keep seeing the failed Bush Administration come on every show to comment on President Obama’s decisions, as though the Bush Administration didn’t completely destroy this country and its reputation around the world – and leave many dead, many more locked up ion Gitmo with no hope, and two wars raging with no end in sight. Why would anyone want to hear from these failures?

      • 111 susanne
        December 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

        i saw a headline (while slumming at hufpoo) –tagg says his dad never wanted to be prez. oh, really. didn’t give it a click, of course, but we’re not stupid or senile, and we saw that fool tearing around the country shilling for votes. true, he didn’t want to govern, but i’m quite sure he wanted the title and perks. and his story is done.

        • 112 theo67
          December 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm

          This should infuriate anyone who worked for him, voted for him, defended him, believed in him. How dare he make a mockery of the democracy!

  28. 113 relellit
    December 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Good morning TODville and Chips

    Congrats Proud Former White House Intern on being 1st

    I hope everyone is high celebratory mood for the holidays.

  29. December 23, 2012 at 11:02 am

    The News likes to put the onus back on the President- he must get a big deal, he mist help Boner out, he can’t go 2 months extension for the next two years or his agenda is doomed.
    But, that’s the Republicans plan, to slow wall these negotiations, get 2 month extensions and keep muddying the waters. That way, nothing else gets done.
    I tell you, the rules in Congress favors small government, big time.

  30. 115 desertflower
    December 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

    The words “Obama” and “cave” should never be used together

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/12/23/why_obama_isnt_caving.html

  31. 118 nospin
    December 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Happy Birthday to my triplets.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays to those at TOD. Hope all is well with you and yours.

  32. 125 dudette9t9
    December 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Good Morning Family! Just popped in to wish everyone a beautiful day! It’s been an outrageously busy week. So glad it’s over! An heading out to finish last bit of shopping, so I can actually relax on Christmas Eve for a change.
    So sorry that I missed the 16 million hit threshold party (there WAS one, right!). Many many congratulations Chips!
    Love the pic of our handsome young President. Also loving the pics showing our First Family made it to Hawaii for their much-deserved vacation!

    Have a Very Merry Christmas everybody! Giant bear hugs to you & your families! :-D

  33. 131 Nena20409
    December 23, 2012 at 11:25 am

    GM TODville Villagers.

    Happy Christmas to those who celebrate this joyous occasion.

    Happy Holidays to the rest.

    Seasonal Greetings to all Mankind.

    I will be getting a burned CD of the 12-12-12 CD from a friend of a friend of one of my siblings for Christmas. I heard that this morning and that Made my day. I am just tickled pink.

    One commenter above said that Mr Obama looked hot in that 1990 photo. Yes, indeed. But his baby pictorial where his Mom had him on his tummy at 6-7 months old, is one Hot baby. Just saying…….the president has had his HOT persona going way back when.

  34. 132 utaustinliberal
    December 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

  35. 139 squarepeg
    December 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Newtown is getting inundated with so many free gifts and toys for the children that they have to turn some of them away and tell them to send them to organizations that serve needy children in memory of those lost.

    • December 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      If people put all that time, money, and energy into demanding gun control it would be a done deal. I know it’s a caring gesture to let people know they are in our thoughts, but it often doesn’t seem to go farther than that.

      • 141 Nena20409
        December 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

        A great deal of those gifts are from around the world. United Way has over $2M donated thus far. People just want to do something. 20 6-7 yrs old massacred with 3-11 shots……are just overwhelming for many.

  36. 143 0388jojothecat
    December 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Good Morning TOD Family…. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!

  37. 144 utaustinliberal
    December 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

    • 145 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      What did all the NRA members think that the NRA have been doing all these years as they’ve been supporting legislation that endangered more lives and enabled more profits for gun manufacturers?

    • 146 susanne
      December 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      wow. that would be an amazingly powerful groundswell movement–nra folks resigning their memberships. i hope it’s made public. and congrats to ana marie for her kind, smart dad.

  38. December 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Looks like the Post office will be going to five days and soon.
    Just can’t get Any spending bills, anything that costs money through the house.
    One thing is for sure, they have stopped spending, for better or for worse!

    • 148 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      As the country crumbles around them, they continue to screech “American Exceptionalism”! Maybe they don’t know what exceptional means?

    • 151 susanne
      December 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      aloha jovie
      just have to mention, here in my town, we have postal window hours from 9 to 10:30 a.m. only, and our mail is placed in our p.o. boxes by 3:30 p.m., no delivery service to homes or other boxes. period. that’s the service. and magazines arrive 2 to 3 weeks late, often a month late. in america, u.s.a., that’s our mail service. the news is, they’re planning to close our p.o. entirely, and we’ll have to drive to the next town over to get mail from the p.o. there. just sayin’.

  39. 152 mtmarilyn
    December 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Good morning Chips and TOD family. It is a very slow morning for me. We were out late last night with our son, his wife and several young kids. My son & daughter in law are both HS teachers. They always invite us to all their parties when young folks are around. I have such high hopes when I am around these young people. I do believe the next generation is in good hands. One of the young men there last night has a job in the State Department starting 1/1. He speaks Chinese and believe in service and the government. We had a great conversation. He loves this President and he belives that Senator Kerry will be a great SOS. I feel such hope and love when I am with these kids.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all here. Our beloved Chips, again thank you for this beautiful place.

    Now off to clean house to get ready for company. I still have many gifts to wrap.

    • 153 a4alice
      December 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      doing the same thing MTM. Cleaning and wrapping. Cleaning and wrapping. :-)

    • 154 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      So glad you had a wonderful time last night, mtmarilyn – I was thinking of you with all those youngsters last night. Your son is smart to have you and your husband socialize with his friends – it’s important to keep the wisdom of the prior generation flowing to the next, and he clearly thinks your friends deserve the benefit of your company, as well! I love taking my parents to visit friends with me – it’s always entertaining, because they have great stories.

      • 155 mtmarilyn
        December 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

        Thank you Theo. I have always thought I have a very smart son. It is so important to have intergenerational interaction. We must keep the knowledge flowing.

        Theo67, thank you for all you do at this site!!!!! I so appreciate you input. Have a wonderful day!

  40. December 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Candy Crowley calls out idiot NRA program director who refuses to answer anything about gun control. ” is the wrong debate to have if you want to talk about protecting our children.” This whole push to put armed security guards in schools is vile, despicable, self-serving. They disgust me!

    By the way, they must have used that shill (Lutz??) to tell them to use the words “school safety” over and over again.

    • 160 Rain
      December 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      I am so sick and tired of the gun nuts using the Timonthy McVeigh card. There are many, many violent crimes all across the country every day that have nothing to do with guns. That means nothing in the gun control debate at all. Good for Candy. Before you know it, we’ll be living in the old west again.

  41. 161 Betsy
    December 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Good morning all. I am thrilled to have two of my three kids home for Christmas. My sister comes tonight from Canada, so we will have a full house. My tree is not decorated yet, but the kids say they will do it. I feel very behind this year and am trying not to stress out.

    • 162 theo67
      December 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Usually when you’re stressed about this kind of stuff, you’re the only one who knows you didn’t meet your own self-imposed deadlines. Everyone else thinks everything is exactly the way you intended! It’s more fun to trim the tree together, anyway… Have fun!

  42. 164 jacquelineoboomer
    December 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I’m not sure if this group has been mentioned here, since Sandy Hook, but it’s new to me.

    Watched a bit of Alex Witt’s show on MSNBC, earlier. In just a short interview, Shannon Watts, who’s the founder of “One Million Moms for Gun Control,” which is about seven days old, spoke succinctly and clearly on the NRA presence right now on the national scene. She asked something like why would we question the head of an organization, who’s working toward the proliferation of guns throughout America, for his suggestions on how to protect our children and control how we allow so many guns to get in the wrong hands. She also made reference to the fact that we don’t need a military presence on our streets or in our schools (this isn’t a third-world country), and we don’t need to arm teachers, and kids don’t need “bulletproof backpacks.” (That last part really got me.)

    Anyway, I think her organization is only a week old, but she has a website and FB page up and a Twitter account, and maybe we (Moms and Dads) could help get this info out there, instead of wondering individually how to reinvent the wheel of progress on this topic.

    http://onemillionmomsforguncontrol.org/about/

    Shannon Watts’ e-mail: 1mmoms4guncontrol@gmail.com

    Twitter: @1MMom4GunContro

    Facebook: One Million Moms for Gun Control

  43. 169 isonprize
    December 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I love to see of PBO in his younger days, with his short afro. What a handsome young man he was!

  44. December 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    It’s apparent the Republicans are using trial balloons of nominees to oppose any selection.
    Easy solution! STOP leaking potential nominees.

  45. 171 sjterrid
    December 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I want to wish chips and everybody here at TOD a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  46. December 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I just found out Joan Walsh blocked me on twitter because I challenged her stance against PBO treating her like the enemy, :D

  47. December 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Good west coast morning everyone!

    Well, I feel scads better. Fever’s gone, body aches are gone, vomiting is gone, and I’m not camping out in the bathroom. Taking it easy today. Not how I wanted to being my Xmas staycation, but it could’ve been worse.

    Oh, and: Chelsea 8 : 0 Aston Villa
    Oh, and: Swansea 1 : 1 Manchester United

    Just sayin.


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