Hey df, how’s life in AZ?
Quiet. Just savoring my last couple days of vacation:) How’s things in your neck of the woods?
Same. Start back teaching my 8th graders Monday.
2nd graders:) I have to say, I DO miss them:)
I do not envy you or Betsy. I taught high school students until I retired in 2009. I admire you guys for dealing with students in your age groups because it’s something that I didn’t want to do!
I returned to my 12th graders on the 2nd. Looking forward to retiring at the end of this school year.
How wonderful. Congrats on your upcoming retirement. With living in CA, I am glad I don’t have to worry about having to have a gun in my classroom. It worries me how the NRA is getting this point across.
Love the picture!!!
Hellooooooo Betsy, hellooooooo everyone.
Hi Ms Chips, congrats on first, Betsy!
Great looking poster you have up there!
It’s lovely Andogriff, only 2,013 available at the inauguration store!
Hmmmm….. I might just have to order one of those!
It’s a beautiful poster, Chips. Thanks for calling it to our attention!
I went shopping. I did not buy the medallions, sure wanted to! Instead, I bought the set of 3 lapel pins. It was the only way I could get the special edition one! Woot! Luckily, it was BEFORE I found out how much my car was going to cost…. I probably would have been prudent and said, No, Pamela.
You are so very welcome Betsy!
I was wondering…ever ask amk about forking out the big bucks for those trinkets from the Inaugural store for his best buds here at TOD? He’d probably say F off in the nicest possible way We do love our amk!
I was hoping you’d ask him, Desertflower!
HA! He might take it better from our very own Blog Goddess:) THAT would not be me!!
flattery will get you nowhere.
Hiya Chips! Cool poster!
Hey Chips. Thanks for all the great videos you have been posting lately. It has been special to go down memory lane.
My pleasure Betsy, thank you! The hardest part is leaving out so many great photos, what an amazing year it was.
That is so true. My favorite memory of 2012 was Nov 6th, as I had the privilege of voting for PBO in my first presidential election ever since becoming a citizen in 2009! Then I had to chuckle at Fox New’s disbelief when PBO won Ohio.
Belated congratulations Betsy!!! Poor old Fox, it was a traumatic night for them!
The dumb blonde: “So, what does that mean?”. Hilarious and memorable line. And I surely wasn’t watching anything but PBS!
Congratulations Betsy! Do you realize that people like you were less likely to be included as voters according to CNN, NBC and CBS’s “likely voter” models.
Betsy fooled ‘em!
Yes, screw them
Hi Dudette.you’ve been doing a kick-ass job on twitter lately. I am exhausted from retweeting all your most excellent tweets
Aw, thanks Betsy! Don’t wanna wear you out though. I’m gonna need to take a break myself.
Awesome I know you will be there Xhips
Lovely. Looking forward to it
I kind if hope Barney Frank does not get to be Named Senator, because he will strongly oppose Hagel. Just what we need- Not!
Unless, he gets confirmed before he gets named?
I don’t know about his position on Hagel, but I would LOVE Barney Frank to be senator through the financial shit coming up.
That was my thought:) Stoggy old Senate would shit a brick:)
EXACTLY!!! Wouldn’t that be so fun.
Oh, yes, darlin’!! Worth the price of admission, for sure!
He has said he is against Hagel
I heard a Boston Globe reporter say today that Barney upset Governor Deval Patrick by pressuring him, and he may well appoint someone else. He said Vicki Kennedy was a possibility.
That is not a very good reason for not picking Frank.
I don’t think the Governor were to please at Barney Frank going public with things.
It is Frank, though, he shed. Know him by now.
It is difficult for us to know what type of personality conflicts some of the politicians might have. Many have tremendous egos. The reporter seemed to know what he was talking about. Frank does seem to be the logical choice.
While I think Frank would be a fabulous choice, I would not mind Vicki Kennedy either, to be honest.
One question, why didn’t Frank stay in Congress? Are run for the Senate seat. Knowing the Governor he will choose who he think is right.
Frank said he has just decided the last few days that he wanted to fill the appointment until the election in three or four months. He made the announcement on Morning Joe yesterday.
I think he felt it was time to retire from the House. He has been there a long time. He is probably sick of the tea partiers.
If the governor already had someone in mind before Frank, then all the press about Frank will become fodder against the person he does choose for the temporary position. So now if the Guv does go with his first pick and it’s not Frank or is not someone as “liberal” as Frank or who the “faux-gressives” like as much, then mark my words all we will hear is BS.
If the governor had a different choice before Frank, then he should def be pissed that all the story will be about why he didn’t pick Frank rather than how his actual pick was a good one or not.
so I can understand why the governor’s office would be aggrieved
YOu make a lot of sense lamh. Mr. Frank’s enthusiasm made him make a political mistake. He should have contacted Governor Patrick in private. It’s a shame because, I agree, Barney Frank could be of great help during the budget debate in the next few months. As for his opposition to Chuck Hagel… if Mr. Hagel has REALLY evolved on the issue of gay rights, a good conversation between him and Frank should settle the issue.
I can see your point.
As much I’d like to see Barney Frank in the Senate, I can also see how Gov Patrick wouldn’t want to be perceived as getting bullied into the pick, especially if he (the Gov) has other political aspirations. Barney has to know this — he’s no political dummy. Hmm, maybe there’s a method to this madness, now that I think of it.
I heard Vicki Kennedy was in the running before Frank made his desire known. but maybe Vicki should be the candidate to run for the full-term seat.
Rachel Maddow talked about this last night. Rep. Mackey plans to run for the full-term seat. He is the guy who went after B.P. Oil.
Scott Brown has already come after Markey by saying he is not sure if Markey actually lives in MA because he has never seen him on the plane – aircraft as Willard would say – between DC and Boston. Brown simply is not smart enough to represent MA in the Senate.
Brown’s not smart enough to represent MA at a roadside vegetable stand. There’s that.
amen to that!
True story: The cretin Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) worked in her parent’s fruit stand before entering politics. That is her business background she touts.
Maybe she could hire Brown.
(I know I shouldn’t laugh, but they are all so unbelievably bizarre, ya gotta laugh!)
I’m going to repeat what I said last week when Rep. Markey decided to run for the Senate, and people on here were disappointed, wanting Vicki Kennedy, or the younger Kennedy. We are not in Massachusetts. Each state has its own set of expectations and problems. We look on from the outside, and are not privy to what is needed inside.
I read Boston.com and they are quite concerned that they are losing their seniority in the Senate by losing Kerry. Traditionally they have had clout in the Senate and House. Markey has much seniority in the House. Elizabeth Warren’s office is in a double wide on the Senate grounds while an office is prepared for her….she is low on the totem pole. Remember pictures of Pres.Obama’s Senate office when he was a junior senator? Scott Brown only had two years of seniority, not enough to move him very far. Seniority is very important in the Senate, which is why the South has so much clout. They don’t vote out their old guys.
Anyway, I respect Gov. Patrick and believe he will choose the best person for Massachusetts in this interim period. I’m sure he doesn’t like to be bullied, who would? Frank’s PR push may backfire on him. This is the gov’s decision to make and he knows the state.
Well said. I trust Governor Patrick, and I would think he might discuss the choice with his good friend PBO.
Agreed. I like Deval Patrick and it seems way more saavy than other in his place (way more political saavy than Cory Booker for example) and I can totally see him as President one day. He’s young enough, that he can wait for the best opportunity.
I don’t like in Mass, but from outside looking in, I think Guv Patrick will make a good decision.
“live” not “like” ugh
Sorry got the name wrong. Thanks for kindly setting me straight. Brown is an idiot and the people of MA saw that clearly in 2012.
Yes, that statement is the epitome of how dumb Scott Brown is.
I really want it to be FRANK because he would be awesome on the fiscal stuff, just awesome. And on a shallow note, he and his partner are my real life Cyrus and James. I would love to see his husband there for his swearing in – that alone would be so awesome. I also love the idea of Vicki Kennedy filling in and the idea of Markey running for the seat. Maddow did a great segment on him. Really, Markey NEEDS to be in the senate!
I will be making a quick trip to the States too…. but sadly 5 days after the inauguration. Will certainly be watching whatever coverage we can get on TV over here though.
New thread. Hello TOD. A really busy day. I am looking forward to the President’s safe return.
I wish we had a serious group in the House to make all the changes to move our country forward. I am really a little sick of all the domestic terrorist in congress. Let’s all hope we shall overcome the haters.
Hiya Sonjia, my thoughts too – just imagine the wonderful changes for the better that would be possible if Congress wasn’t stuffed with those loathsome, hateful nut jobs.
Some folks were talking about Steve LaTourette being a sane one – but a comment highlighted his words here – when asked what he will now do
” I’ll go back and find something productive to do with my life. As opposed to the last 18 years.”
He considers that his time spent in congress was not productive – so who should he blame for that? There seem to be so many who want to be obstructive rather than productive – sad.
Forgot the link
Are people being unfair to the house republicans? Let me put the answer in plain simple English. Hell No.!!!! 2014 I wish we could get rid of every last one of the bastards.
99ts, I think LaTourette has himself to blame. He is insane, too. They only need to look in the mirror and read the books by Mann & ? I hate when I forget names in the middle of a sentence. Books called “It’s worse than you think”. I wonder if he was part of the gang that banned French Toast. 😜 Just read the article. Where is the follow-up question about Boehner taking phone calls from the President. Why didn’t he take the Presidents call the night he won the election on the beautiful day of Nov. 6, 2012? He is a crying childish speaker. People need to know this idiot is third in line of the Presidency. We’re in big trouble as a Nation if that happened. We need to educate people about Civics. What happened to former justice Sandra Day O’Connors mission? I’m sure LaTourette will soon be a lobbyist if my crystal ball is correct.
BOOM! Cartoonist David Horsey completely nails the Tea Baggers! demu.gr/10022135507 http://t.co/W9KtBfO1— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 06, 2013
You think? http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/01/03/media-ignore-past-spending-cuts-in-reports-on-b/192008
Video: The Art of Pickpocketing this will blow your mind newyorker.com/online/blogs/c…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 05, 2013
It’s getting to the point when I go out, that I am looking for people with guns-
Florida mom, son shot waiting outside of day care in Kissimmee hrld.us/USo5az— The Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) January 05, 2013
Terrible… what is going on? People are nuts. The guns have got to go.
Dear @Lawrence 16 Sensible Steps to reduce gun violence in America bit.ly/Ut7yeT cc @JoeBiden— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 06, 2013
We live in a country who loves to talk about it being a God fearing country, seem to me it’s a Gun fearing country.
People love their guns, sometimes I wonder if had to choose children or their guns, it would be a tough choice for them.
Lootenant I can’t read the link.
Not sure what happened, sailor. Link now repaired …
Dear President @BarackObama 16 Sensible Steps to reduce gun violence in America bit.ly/Za0zE3 (Link repaired) cc @whitehouse @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 06, 2013
Dear @Lawrence 16 Sensible Steps to reduce gun violence in America bit.ly/Za0zE3 (Link repaired) cc @JoeBiden— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 06, 2013
Thanks. I like it.
Thanks Lootenant. I like it.
My granddaughter’s 18 now, but she once went to pre-school in or near Kissimmee. Unreal.
I guess we need armed guards outside daycare centers now too. Oh, and the need to be psychic so they can tell that the car coming down the street has a shooter inside! Wait…wait oir it….the RWNJ will say…if only the Mom had a gun….
they not the…lol…and for not oir….no coffee yet today!
Hey y’all! Quick (all day) car repair, $979.36. Cryin’ here…
So sorry to hear this, Pamela, ugh!! Maybe you don’t have to pay it all at once?
Oh, yeah, it’s all done, but thank you andogriff! I had to vent a bit somewhere, and kitty does not enjoy hearing about my struggles!
Oh dear, I spoke too soon: It was $1,041.71 with all the bits added in…. Back to work tomorrow for me! Aren’t I blessed to have work, truly, I am. I mean it!
But I gave some money to the homeless man outside the grocery store anyway. I remind myself I have it pretty good, expensive repairs and all that!
Pamela – That one endearing act of kindness will be returned to you seven-fold, even though you’re not looking for a return and might not recognize the connection when it comes. I know this for sure. You never know who that homeless man was, in any event.
Pamela, I feel your pain! I paid $1480.26 for repairs the week before Christmas. On top of that I have to replace all four new tires and I am looking at $460-600.
BREAKING: Koch brothers warn that higher taxes on them would force them to layoff as many as a half dozen Congressmen. #RightToWorkForLess— M. Naz (@Mozi_N) January 05, 2013
Good one to be my first R/T tonight. Thanks for postin’, Bobfr!
Start with Boehner, Cantor.
Boehner would do some serious crying.
That is Boner’s theme song.
I hate to waste a good song on him, but they really should play this on C-Span (instead of the classical music) whenever he’s gettin’ ready to bedazzle us with a speech aka crying jag.
Agree with you JOB…..big disservice to kd…Boehner should sound so good when he cries. He gives me the creeps.
His tears don’t even seem to match what he’s talking about. I can get very sentimental myself on occasion, but this guy’s got a problem. Plus, I’m not the Weeper of the House – I think I could control the tears in public. Creepy is right!
Blogsophere Flashback to the 2012 general election: ‘OMG! The Romney is running all these ads against the President!!!!! Why isn’t he answering back!?!?!
The vast majority of The Obama Diary commenters: ‘Chill. He’s got this.’
Guess who was vindicated? (Yet again.)
“Analysis: Obama’s ad team used cable TV to outplay Romney”
“During the final weeks before the November 6 election, with polls showing a tight race, Obama’s campaign exploited cable TV’s diverse lineup to target women on channels such as Food Network and Lifetime and men on networks such as ESPN.”…
“The Obama team used the fragmentation of cable TV’s audience to its fullest advantage to target tailored messages to voters in battleground states.”…
“For instance, the Obama campaign identified zip codes surrounding Ohio tire-manufacturing plants and purchased cable ads touting Obama’s efforts to block tire imports from China”….
“Obama’s cable TV push started in April. Romney’s began in September.”…
“The Romney campaign also simply did not have enough bodies to handle the labor-intensive business of planning, negotiating and placing ads on hundreds of TV stations simultaneously, according to several Republican consultants and media analysts who asked not to be identified.
Obama’s campaign had 30 full-time media buyers. The Romney campaign relied heavily on a single person, Kincaid, with help from one or two others from time to time, according to sources close to the campaign.”…
Once upon a time, there was a campaign operated with expert strategy and tactics. And then there was Romney’s. The End. (Actually, it’s The Beginning of four more years!)
What’s really amazing is that the “business guy” got outbized, outgoverned, outorganized, outplayed. This Romney dude was no biz guy to begin with. He was just a raider and looter of businesses and pensions.
And, mercifully, the biz guy is now off the national stage!!!
And, the the Obama team had an inspirational leader…
Democratic Senator Introduces Bill To Lift Social Security’s Tax Cap, Extend Its Solvency For Decades thkpr.gs/Syo9aC @thinkprogress— Marcy McGowan (@marcylauren) January 06, 2013
HEY! Isn’t that what you’ve been calling for, Bob??
Yes it is, Sara. And, he is structuring it correctly, imho.
I find it very interesting, that McCrystal comes out with his Book, criticizing the President in Afghanistan.
Because the WH intends to announce Troop numbers this week and a postwar plan.
Now, the media will be focused on this fool and his Pro war agenda.
McCrystal needs to consider all the folks who came out with books in the past year – hoping to undermine the President in some way. How did that work out for them again? As Jodi Kantor (one of the said authors) would say, hmmm…..
Leaked WH plan on gun control-
Sounds good to me.
I’ve had guest all day today so I am just catching up. I read that as the Inauguration is approaching that some of you have expressed an interest in getting together here in DC. I would love to meet as many of you as possible if you plan to be here. I have to have some minor surgery this Friday (the 11th) and will be a little limited for the Inauguration because you essentially will have to get to the Mall by 5-6AM in order to get a good spot and will have to stand for 6 or 7 hours. Normally this would be no problem for me but I think it will be too much so soon after my surgery.
Now that doesn’t mean that we can’t meet up on Saturday or Sunday before the Inauguration on the Mall or a meal or drink or something….
I read a suggestion that we might have an Inauguration Meet up Thread and I am open to ideas. My TOD email contact is email@example.com
Donna, I’m available to come down for a meet up on Sunday. I have a memorial service on Saturday the 19th; and my health precludes me from being on the mall on Monday. I’ll email you my contact info.
Just sent it. BTW, if we are going to have a group of 10 or more, I can check the availability of one of the military clubs
Count me in,,,,
Don’t ever post your mail id in a public forum. Not a good idea at all.
Thanks Amk but its a made up account just for TOD (Its my TOD screen name). I don’t use my real name. I’ve taken precautions.
We don’t have tickets, but it looks like we may still be coming. Count me in.
Let me tell you about the horror story about all those supporters who got tickets in ’09 and never got to see the Inauguration.
On the morning of the event they were told to go to the tunnel under the Capitol and line up and wait for instructions. Unfortunately, they were forgotten and no one ever came to get them so thousands of supporters were stuck in that tunnel and after traveling to DC to see history they never got to witness it. Yikes!! I felt soooo bad for them.
The public viewing is fine. They have really big screens all over the Mall for your viewing and the people in the public areas had a partying good time before, during and after the Inauguration.
That’s good to know. Thanks, Donna!
“The Purple Tunnel of Doom”
I would be so inspired to meet TOD folks. I had suggested the Day of Service event on the Mall, but that may be packed too. Donna, if you or Chips can track how many of us are interested, that would help us plan.
Yesssirr. RT @Kennymack1971: So Rev Al is kicking butt in the ratings for MSNBC… Cenk weeps some more— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 06, 2013
Dear President @BarackObama 16 Sensible Steps to reduce gun violence in America bit.ly/Ut7yeT cc @whitehouse @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 06, 2013
Realize, as with FICA cap, and other issues, that I’m being repetitious but the timing is meant coincide with that long flight from HI to DC and the hope that perhaps Ms Jarrett might glance at her ‘direct messages’ and see the list (kindly created by dudette, btw)
After five years, do you think I can now claim Barack Obama as a dependent on my income tax? https://store.2013pic.org/
HA HA!! Me, too. The poster up top is promised by my family as my birthday present – sweet!.
Important little read.
Good Evening Chips and my TOD Family. Hope everyone had a great day and enjoy your evening. Hope POTUS and FLOTUS had a great vacation.
Hope all who meet up will have a great time during the Inaugrational Celebrations. Great times still to come.HZ
A headline I NEVER thought I would see. Awesomeness RT @BJHare White House weighs broad gun-control measures washingtonpost.com/politics/white… …— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) January 06, 2013
I’m hoping, hoping, hoping. Gun violence is so out of control in this country—-read any news site in any city in the country any day—–we can’t just continue on this path, saying it’s too big, too hard, too many guns already out there, the NRA is too powerful, they own Congress —-and every other excuse in the book. It is past time for steps to be taken to try to at least put a dent in all the death and destruction from guns—–and in younger and younger hands. And if that tragedy in Ct. won’t motivate sensible people to do something, then I don’t know what ever will. We’re the only civilized country in the world with this problem.
Yup, so sad that it’s so out of control. Just like every other problem POTUS has had to deal with huh? Good grief, I am so thankful that guy is our guy, the leader of the free world. I’m LOVING that headline. I keep reading it. It’s a BFD that Joe B. will get credit for.
PBO probably figures that he is already blamed for taking away guns, therefore he should do as much reform as possible. Good for him.
LMAO! Nerdy and Psych are like two peas in a pod!
@Psycholyst Hahahahahahaha. ::falls out of bed laughing::— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 06, 2013
I heart Psycholyst. He’s a liberal who is also pragmatic and he has a salty and warped sense of humor that appeals to my twisted mind.
Same reasons we heart you.
Won’t argue with you there!
Chips, everyone, check the graphic!
6.2 Trillion $ in 10 years, I like this plan http://t.co/iB345YcZ— V L (@SpeargunWI) January 06, 2013
My primary modification would be either to eliminate the FICA cap or raise it to at least 400K …
So, I am watching football, and whose Gace pops up? General Stanley McChrstal, live interview Monday with Matt Lauer. And the way Bob Costas Promoted it was not so touching.
Tell McChrystal, Lauer and Costas that I said to GO TO HELL!
Probably McChrystal attempt to get back at POTUS for firing him. But he has nothing I want to hear.
Media egocentrics get hard-ons when they talk to generals.
India Gang Rape Victim’s Father Reveals That Her Name Was Jyoti Singh Pandey
Jyoti means “light”, may the light of the Divine surround her and her family.
And speaking of gang rape, we have our own gang rape case here in Steubenville, Ohio. I know it has been noted here, but this is the most unbelievable disgusting thing I have ever read——-this gang rape of this 15 yr. old honor student, knocked out with a date rape drug, carried from party to party and raped multiple times by multiple attackers, many on the beloved h.s. football team—–and the cover up by everyone in authority—-local law enforcement, school and sports officials, now state law enforcement—–all seemingly have ties to these amoral, sociopathic young guys. It is revolting, the whole thing, especially these guys laughing about it on vid afterward etc. etc. Gross beyond belief.
LocalLeaks' Explosive Report of Cover-Up by Parents of Steubenville 'Rape Crew' opednews.com/populum/pagem.…— Robert Ropars (@robertropars) January 05, 2013
Here is the link I meant to post
and on a higher level…the Congress refuses to pass the VAWA….
prettyfoot58, I have never hated any Republicans like I hate these Republicans, and it’s not because they are white, it’s because they are heartless racists bastards.
I’ve been hearing bits and pieces about this case in Ohio.
OMG dotster I just read and watched too much of it. I watched the 12 minute video of one of the rapists laughing for the entire 12 minutes about it. It’s more sick than I thought possible. I hope that many are soon arrested including the Prosecuting Attorney the “Honorable” Jane Hanlin who told the parents of the victim to not file charges. Her son is one of the suspected rapists.
Apparently Anonymous has hacked into inside info on the sheriff, football coach, parents and others’ complicity in covering this up and obstructing the investigation.
Time for some humor?
A 6 year old and a 4 year old are raking the yard.
The 6 year old asks, “You know what? I think it’s about time we started learning to cuss.”The 4 year old nods his head in approval.
The 6 year old continues,”When we go in for breakfast, I’m gonna say something with hell and you say something with ass.”
The 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm.
When the mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 6 year old what he wants for breakfast, he replies, “Aw, hell, Mom, I guess I’ll have some Cheerios.
He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up,and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his mother in hot pursuit,slapping his rear with every step.
His mom locks him in his room and shouts, “You can stay there until I let you out!”
She then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4 year old and asks with a stern voice, “And what do YOU want for breakfast, young man?”
“I don’t know,” he blubbers, “but you can bet your fat ass it won’t be Cheerios!”
LMAO!!! That was funny!
Hahahahahahahaha oh shit y756 that is off the chain hilarious Hahahahaha
I wonder if the kid gets a “time out” with his brother.
Hey y756, you got to give the 4yr old his just do, he was not going to make the same damn mistake his brother did by asking for Cheerios b/c in his mind it’s the damn Cheerios. HAhahahahahah ROFLMAO Thanks for the laughter.
Yeah not faulty like adult logic, eh?
About the Inauguration – I agree that it’s not worth getting tickets. I had a ticket last time, obtained through my Senator. We had to stand in a long line that turned chaotic in the end, and when we got onto the area, it was so far back I still relied on the Jumbotron to see. It would have been less hassle just to show up on the Mall, and that’s what I intend to do this year.
For staying warm, I think the most important thing is footwear. I’ll be wearing good winter insulated boots and wool socks.
hand warmers and foot warmers!! You can get them in the sporting goods section of most stores, they’ll cost you maybe $3-4. They lasted 8 hours. The BEST investment I made!!
Don’t forget a warm hat. You lose a lot of body heat through your head
oooh, sorry. I made some assumptions, and a hat , scarf, gloves and turtleneck were definitely included in my attire.
In fact, I had on five layers of strategically thought out clothing. And TRUST!! as cold as it was in DC on that day, I needed EVERY layer!!!
While I don’t know for sure, I can’t imagine that they DIDN’T have heaters on that stage. There is no way Michelle would have let her girls go out without hats if it wasn’t heated.
No shock I know, but Repub Party is almost solely a rural, southern, conservative party now—–and knowledge of that fact makes it impossible to expand their party—-which is fine by me.
20 Most Beautiful #Bookstores in the World: bit.ly/UObq7B // One floor short of heaven (which would be libraries, natch)— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) January 06, 2013
Not to be parochial, but kinda cool that L.A. has one store on the list and NYC has NONE. Teehee.
Some of those buildings are almost unbelievable – There are no building in my country more than c. 200 years old – so the European bookshops look just amazing.
I think I found my favorite ones (& they were 2nd hand shops) in Oxford in England – virtually underground caverns that went on and on and on. Hours later we emerged in a very dazed state.
Beautiful bookstores….great site. Thanks, dudette:) Now, off to bed I go! Have a good night…see you all tomorrow
here’s me ranting on Dailykos just few minutes ago. I know I know, why did I go there? These leftwing nuts need to be challenged on their sopboxes, so I go there on occasion to see what they are bleeping to the world
So Frontpager BrooklyBadBoy has the nerve to accuse the Obama administration of torpedoing “Regular Order” legislating in order to govern by “undemocratic’ 2-man deals, such as what took place between VP Biden & McConnell. So here’s my response.
Bullshit we are not living in genteel times!!! (0+ / 0-)
Regular Order in a House full of gerrymandeered lunatics is what got you this:
1. Expiration of Violence Against Women’s Act
2. Sandy hurricane bill shut off
3. 33 repeal Obamacare votes
4. No jobs bill
5. No infrastructure bill
6. Umpteen worthless defense of DOMA taxpayer $$$ waste
7. Repeal 14th Amendment bills
8. Unconstitutional calls for 14th Amendment citizenship clauses
9 Worst of all a Tea party terrorist against the full faith and credit of the United States — Debt ceiling hostage taking.
The anger you should be expressing is the hostile takeover of our democratic processes by a kamikaze band of seditionists and lunatics whose sole aim is to DESTROY our democratic system of governance and the very existence of government itself.
Your wishful wistful call for regular order is a quaint relic of civil times. In 2008 – 2010 there was no government by crisis even though we were in a full blown recession.
If you hate the fiscal deal. Fine but the facile argument for regular order when the deal plus the breaking fo two traditions — the Hastert Rule & the technically unconstitutional reversal of the bill originating in the House is what saved us.
You have a problem? pay attention to what is happening in districting and local/statewide elections. Our negligence in 2010 is what landed us in this situation.
Until you can tell me how Louis Gohmert, Huelskamp, Massie, Bachman and their talibanesque ilk can be made to understand just exactly how our government works, that they cannot just take it hostage, anything you say is pure smoke!
We have to do whatever it takes by any means necessary to ride this putrid tea party bronco off the rails until we reach some semblance of sanity. Then we can talk regular order. Else the very wheels of government will come to a screeching halt. Or that is what you want?
He is an idiot. The other day he had a diary about PBO doing things for blacks to keep off the streets. Does he not understand that PBO is actually looking for blacks because he is also looking after the least among us. PBO still remembers what it is to be on food stamps. Do the comgress criturs eve know what that is?
Good job for pointing out to him as a lot of them just agree with him cos of how the feel about PBO.
That idjit obama hater is still there? Jeez.
Amk, he is a front pager.
I know. I used to get on his nerves.
OK do you think he understood what he was retweeting?
"America's Taliban"GOP Indiana Rep Wants Kids To Say The Lord's Prayer In School huff.to/1032AIt— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) January 06, 2013
Rest well friends …. safe journey home Obama family ….
BTW … this is the full concert …
aloha mr president and ohana~
we wish you didn’t have to go, but we’re so grateful that you’re going to washington for the inauguration and four more exciting years of good work. mahalo nui loa for gracing our islands with your mana once again~
‘ President Barack Obama and the First Family departed Honolulu aboard Air Force One Saturday night, ending an annual Christmas vacation that included the usual activities—hiking, shave ice, and lots of golf—but also required a brief return to Washington by Obama to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. ‘
“The world’s oldest woman passed away at 116. They keep dying. I think that title may be cursed.” –David Letterman
Good to remember when the politicians act like they will last 1000 years
“The Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday morning, and ‘Lincoln’ got seven nominations. Finally, a Republican who might win something.” –Jay Leno
“The U.S. Census Bureau says that by the year 2043, white people will be in the minority in the United States. By that time, the country will be 15 percent black, 31 percent Hispanic, and 1 percent Republican.” –Jay Leno
“Barbara Walters chose General David Petraeus as the most fascinating person of 2012. What a coincidence. So did Paula Broadwell.” –Jay Leno
“Barbara Walters’ ‘Ten Most Fascinating People’ show was on last night. Number one was General Petraeus. I think if this guy was a little less fascinating he would probably still have his job.” –David Letterman
“HBO is planning a new movie similar to ‘Game Change,’ but based on the 2012 election. The network said they’re not sure who will play Mitt Romney — then Mitt Romney said, ‘Hey, I’m not doing anything.’” –Jimmy Fallon
“Yesterday, the Senate floor was reserved for farewell speeches from retiring senators. Each senator received a fitting gift: a gold watch that stopped working years ago.” –Jimmy Fallon
‘ These days it seems like everyone goes around declaring the “word of the year,” but the tradition began with the American Dialect Society, which met last night in Boston for its 23rd annual Word of the Year vote. It’s a spirited event, where the members of the society—a group of linguists, lexicographers, and other professional language scholars—argue for their choices. And we were there! Here are some of the words that were discussed.
Hashtag won for Word of the Year. Though it didn’t look like an early favorite, the crowd was won over by arguments that it was the most linguistically interesting. It is a word for a written symbol in a written medium that has now crossed over into speech. What’s more, its purpose is for speakers to make comments about their own speech. The word of the year is a word for talking about words, making it a very wordy word indeed.
Won for “Most Euphemistic.” ‘
Read the full text here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/158826#ixzz2HBeChm3p
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and with that, good night tod ohana~
I was a republican until I watched my father die because his medical insurance was maxed out. #p2 #tcot— lloyd (@Art_Guy1) December 28, 2012
I just spent a zillion dollars at the Inauguration store! Ok 65 bucks but HEY! @Politico making a big deal about Obama’s big bundlers not contributing. When will the MSM learn it’s “The People” who re-elected Barack Obama not some zillionaire. sigh. I do hope they chip in….in the end!
Good morning. They likely won’t learn it was “The People” who re-elected PO. Oh well…….. I, too, hope the big $ folks chip in.
aamom you are spot on, it was “The People” who re-elected President Obama, it was “The People” that gave damn near a billion dollars to his campaign. And it is “The People” that President Obama dutifully serves on a daily basis.
Photo of the day: A moment in the Oval Office. http://t.co/VJdfXdDI— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 05, 2013
I loved the story behind this one – Hillary had dropped papers on the floor & didn’t want a photo taken of same
Mars rover finally looks set to drill
Nasa’s Curiosity rover is very close to drilling into its first Martian rock, with the set-up operation likely to begin next week.
After breaking for the holidays, the mission team would be raring to undertake the task in the coming days, said lead scientist John Grotzinger.
The robot has driven about 650m from its landing site, dropping down into a depression known as Yellowknife Bay.
It is in this depression that the target rock will probably be chosen.
All of Curiosity’s instruments have been commissioned. The drill is the only tool that has yet to be deployed.
Its hammer action will enable the device to retrieve powdered samples from up to 5cm inside the rock, which can then passed to the rover’s onboard laboratories for analysis.
GOP dissension over debt-ceiling strategy washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-d…— cecil berry lee (@cberrl) January 06, 2013
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) likewise insisted that Republicans hold the line, telling his members they must demand that every dollar they raise the debt limit be paired with commensurate spending cuts.
But other Republicans counseled caution, warning that pressure from the business community and the public to raise the $16.4 trillion federal borrowing limit renders untenable any threats not to do so and will weaken the GOP’s hand if their stance is perceived to be a bluff.
In an appearance Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) came out against the strategy of waging a showdown over the debt ceiling, calling the move a “dead loser” for the GOP.
Some Republicans on Capitol Hill are similarly hesitant to entertain the possibility of using a government shutdown or the debt ceiling as bargaining chips.
They got nothing. The moneyed interests will prevail.
RT @nytjim: Biden developing wide range of anti-gun measures; plans to work around #NRA & enlist retailers as allies. wapo.st/Xxn9uS— docrocktex (@docrocktex26) January 06, 2013
I love me some Joe.
The Obama Method—Smartypants
It does not presuppose that his adversaries are people of goodwill who can be reasoned with.
Rather, it assumes that, by demonstrating his own goodwill and interest in accord, Obama can win over a portion of his adversaries’ constituents as well as third parties.
First family leaves Hawaii, headed back to D.C.
Video here: http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/First-family-leaves-Hawaii-headed-back-to-D-C/7hTIahfm-UClQRWC-LHqKw.cspx
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has recovered from a lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones, the government says.
“President Mandela has made steady progress and… continues to improve,” President Jacob Zuma’s office said.
Mr Mandela, 94, spent almost three weeks in hospital last month, and has since been receiving treatment at his home in an East Cape province village.
It was his longest stay in hospital since he left prison in 1990.
McConell- spending and debt will dominate our conversation, we think that guns is nit as important.
It seems I should be a Democratic consultant, because I can tell the future. Where the Republicans are concerned, just be as cynical as possible.
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