Back in a bit, off to prepare Cheesy Puffzenio avec a cupiano of coffee (one sugar with a dashinio of milk).
Dear @BarackObama @VP Pragmatic Steps toward Personal Responsibility for those invoking the 2nd Amendment bit.ly/ZW93nl cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 15, 2013
Way to go Lootenant. If I’m this close behind you then I’m in the top 10.
You sure are, sailor!! Thank you ….
And, how cool is it that the Koch Bro are like all ‘just pay the damn bills, dude’ to Boehner/McConnell et al
Dear @SpeakerBoehner when the Koch Bro tell you to PAY YOUR BILLS just extend the debt ceiling indefinitely & move on. cc @whitehouse @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 15, 2013
Whoa. Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity urges GOP to stand down on debt limit: ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f…— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) January 15, 2013
I guess it all depends on whos ox gets gored, eh. The Koch’s loss a lot of money in one day if the market goes south and our rating along with it. Money talks and b.s. walks!
“Money talks and b.s. walks!” Yep. And, those dudes are all about ‘the margins’
I would have thought they were trying to make money on not passing the debt ceiling. Guess they aren’t immune either. The brains of the RWNJ’s must be short circuiting.
When every sane economist, folk like the Chamber, etc., are waving the white flag and saying stop messing what actually would be a financial monster the world has never seen unleashed – default of the USA – then you know all the ‘risk analysts’ are FREAKING OUT & as greedy as they are, the Kochs didn’t grow daddy’s wealth because they’re stupid.
Also, they all know this is PBO’s 2nd Term and he was not particularly ‘political’ during his 1st Term when facing major decisions (Detroit, Health Care, OBL, DADT ….) so they know when he gives them that steel-tinged stare he means what he says. If the GOP wants to own letting that financial monster run wild on the global economy they are going to own the consequences – translated simply, the Kochs great-grandchildren will be quite old before a Republican is President again.
all I can manage. Going to doc tomorrow. 😞
you hit it, yardarm. sheldon adelson wants the rethugs to quit the debt limit battle, too. it’s all about the $$$.
“Money talks and b.s. walks!” You nailed it!
And so it is.
The KOCH roaches are afraid of their Billions? Hmmm?
This doesn’t surprise me one bit. The first thing corporatists do is protect their bottom lines. They love their money more than they love republicans. Also, I’ve noticed that some of the markets are down today, so I know the corporatists are paying attention to the increasing numbers of republicans who are calling for shutting down the federal government. Boehner is caught in the middle. He knows what needs to be done, but at the same time, he doesn’t want to piss of the Teapublican caucus that is spoiling for the right to flex its muscles and bring the government to a standstill so its members can brag that they’re “doing” something. They’re doing something, alright–acting like insane ideologically-focused tools denying reality who don’t know that voting against raising the debt limit will have national and international after shocks.
Shouldn’t the “money” people talk to the people they helped elect?
Made it as short as I could and Bob still beat me. Congrats Bob.
Hello TOD, congrats Bobfr!
He is so good with people. Everyone lights up around him who has a good heart!
chips, your epicurean dillectables are cracking me up!
I hope the link to the picture works:
facebook.com/photo.php?fbid…— (@FlowerInFaith) January 15, 2013
Love, love, LOVE these pictures! Thank you.
[OT & Ugggh ... then a "Go Oxford!"]:
Outraged Oxford students are planning demonstrations following news that Julian Assange, the controversial Wikileaks founder, has been invited to speak at the 189-year-old Oxford Union debating society. The union plans to include Assange in an event celebrating prominent whistleblowers on 23 January. He is scheduled to speak via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he sought sanctuary last June from a European arrest warrant for extradition to Sweden over rape allegations.
As news of the invitation broke, criticism of the decision to give a platform to such a controversial figure came swiftly. Tom Rutland (@tomrutland), president-elect of the Oxford University students’ union, tweeted: “Someone facing a European arrest warrant in relation to being wanted for questioning regarding sexual offences should not be platformed.” The student’s union is not affiliated with the Oxford Union, a politically neutral debating society.
Syria crisis: Dozens killed by Aleppo university blasts
More than 80 people have been killed by two blasts in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, activists and officials say.
A federal court on Tuesday preserved an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling that permits the sale of a high-ethanol fuel blend.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a rehearing on the EPA decision that put fuels with a 15-percent ethanol concentration, known as E15, on the market.
The development is a win for the biofuels industry, which also is fighting off a lobbying effort against E15 and a biofuel blending mandate vital to the industry.
“[T]his is a major victory for the renewable fuels industry and opens the door for further investment in new fueling technology to offer E15 to consumers,” Tom Buis, chief executive with biofuels trade group Growth Energy, said in a Tuesday statement.
The court decision is a setback for the oil-and-gas industry and the AAA motor club, which oppose the use of E15.
While EPA has said cars made in 2001 or later can safely use E15, AAA and the oil-and-gas industry contend it harms vehicles. They warn that most auto companies can or will void warranties for E15-related damage.
i applaud the greening of fuels, but in my world, we’re frustrated because this gas ruins the seals inside lawn mowers. go ahead and laugh. but without mowers, hawaii would be an impenetrable grass forest! we’re told to look for ‘classic gas’ so our machines won’t die, but we have to drive half an hour to get the stuff. hopefully, our brilliant scientists and innovators will handle this issue soon. (our cars are all newish, because of the rust issue, but i sympathize with anyone trying to keep an older vehicle running.)
Scary stuff, Chips ….
“Cheesy Puffzenio avec a cupiano of coffee (one sugar with a dashinio of milk)”
Before I could mute her S. E. Cupp seemed to be speaking against gun control. MSNBC is worthless.
She is disgusting. She loves her guns more than anything. Before Sandy Hook she would slobber daily over guns and shooting and hunting and killing. And did you hear the tone she used with Bashir at the changeover when he dared to question her facts on her defense of high capacity guns/magazines? She is a snotty, gross, wrongheaded human being. I have no tolerance for people like her.
Excellent description of her. This is not the time for any responsible media outlet to promote guns wth their own in-house pundits.
I caught some of her gun nut rant. She’s insane. There are people out there stockpiling weapons and she gins them up with her “the government is coming for your guns” gibberish.
Tracy Thorne-Begland's long trip to the bench: Remember Tracy Thorne-Begland? Nearly a year ago, Thorne-Begland,… on.msnbc.com/107OTH7— (@usdemocrats) January 15, 2013
That’s ‘Change you can believe in’ ….
Yes We Can
Congrats, Bobfr on numero uno! The MSM just can’t stand it that our warm, smart, socially skilled President does not waste his precious down-time on them and Congress instead of spending it with family and friends who help him recharge his batteries.
Love this quilt of wonderful inspiring delightful moving moments, just business as usual for President Obama. I love seeing TOD post in my e-mail inbox, because I know I will be nourished in body, mind and spirit. However, it is incumbent upon me and me alone to provide my own Cheesy Puffzenios and cupiano of java. The latter would be with double-sugar and glug of milk, but that’s just me. Thank you for this amazing place. It means so much. Thanks also for connecting me to LiberalLibrarian, Deaniac, Bobfr and many more here who provide goodnesses galore as well.
http://t.co/X3HAG1R3— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) January 15, 2013
That is just brilliant. So sweet. So perfect. Just unforgettable.
Absolutely beautiful. Would love to see this as a poster.
Just beautiful, Mary. Thank you.
When I saw that picture the tears came. Please get this done for our children.
This showed up on my FB page, so it’s going around. I don’t have many liberal friends so it’s exciting for me.
Chips lunch does sound so much more delightful than butternut squash and spinach gratin. Eh, wot?
actually, pamela, what you’re making for lunch sounds deelish! i think chips is describing a snack, so she won’t be too hungry waiting for the gratin to bake!
The Pic with Gabby and the press, just Lovely.
The third roll: Top, Mid and Bottom…….Fantastic.
How do YOU guys get the Smiley faces and the Hearts…..I have seen those here too.
to make the smiley, type a colon : and a close parentheses ) . when you hit post comment, it magically becomes a smiley! the heart is a mystery to me. yikes, that doesn’t sound good!
Susanne: I love you Susanne:)
Thank You. Now Watch me experiment, humm?
yeah! forgot to say, you have to type a space before the colon and after the parentheses so the smiley will appear. love in my heart for you, too, nena! but still can’t make the heart thingy
Now Susanne how do you get the sad smiley or the ones with surprise look or kind of greenish color that VC and others use here?
the green one and the winky one– i have no idea.
but the sad face you make just like the smiley, but with an open parenthesis ( instead of a closed one ) .
See chart half-way down the page for your ‘green one’ and ‘winky one’, Susanne
Hi Nena, follow this link and about half-way down the page is a ‘very helpful’ chart.
♥ Just type in & hearts; but smoosh it together
Really? I used cut and paste so this is good to know. Thanks AG, I live and learn. Almost wrote ‘I live TO learn’, but realized in the nick of time that wasn’t true. &hearts
That hearts thing didn’t work. Let’s try again…. andhearts If not, I’ll go back to my COPY and paste, tried and true method.
♥ = & hearts ; (all smooshed together, no spaces) you left off the ; when you did the &hearts…♥
Once more to the breach, AG ……♥ to you whether I get it right or not.
Wooo-wee! ♥ ♥ AquaGranny. Watch out you guys and gals, lots of ♥ ♥ for me to throw around now.
♥ ♥ Weeeeeee!
It’s ♥ ♥ mania
Yes siree, madam! (duh? )
I ♥ ♥ ♥ you….well, when I get my way, I do. [I confess it does take longer than my usual copy and paste, but that's prolly cause I'm not used to it yet.]
I know that this is completely off topic but I was wondering if anyone knows whether PBO’s inauguration will be shown on Tv in the UK as it was in 2009. I have been looking everywhere and can’t find out if it will be shown. If not will there be a live link here.
I can’t wait to watch this wonderful man be sworn in again. Already got the Champagne on ice!!
I have no idea about UK TV, but I think I read that it’s going to be broadcast on whitehouse.gov
I would think it will be on CNN International.
BBC International would be in DC. Therefore, I would have to guess, Yes.
I’m pretty sure BBC World will cover it. I know you don’t get BBC World in the UK, but BBC News instead. Still, I would think BBC News would cover it as well.
Thanks. Couldn’t see it in the listings here but as long as I can see it online I’m happy. I guess it will be on the news channel – didn’t think to look there. Thank you all for your help. love you all.
This Twitter account is the single most powerful commercial for gun control – records every gun murder in America, hour by hour: @GunDeaths— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 14, 2013
The pres once Told the One Pound Flash Hostage Ransom taker, Eric Cantor, that he didn’t Bluff.
Joe the cheater Scarborough mocked and laughed at the pres. Hmmm? It looks like KOCH Roaches are going to stop the DC TBGOPer at their wickedly fatuously bat poop nonsense.
How do you really feel, Nena?
Hey TOD Family!
I tell you, I feel like total lurker these days! Haven’t been able to post in a while. So busy at work and at home…hubby is making his first speech as NAACP Santa Fe Branch President at our annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day event at the state capitol on Monday. Lots of stuff to be done. I’m making sure he touches on all the hot-button items he can, while attempting to be non-partisan…not an easy task!
Love you guys and for all that are going to the inaugaration, have a blast on my behalf also! Peace!
Good luck on your husband’s speech. I’ll bet he does a great job.
congrats to your hubby! Good to hear from you.
Martin Luther King, Jr: January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 http://t.co/q3oHj3NA— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 15, 2013
Mr Martin Bashir is outstanding and so is his show. I really like the way he respects President Obama. He is also very courteous to his guests
New post, Mary’s photo:
Frontline airing tonight. On the night of Barack Obama’s inauguration, a group of top GOP luminaries quietly gathered in a Washington steakhouse to lick their wounds and ultimately create the outline of a plan for how to deal with the incoming administration.”
They titled it wrongly.
It is called a political Coup de’tat. McConnell and Eric Cantor both had their versions in Dec on 2008. For some reason the media continues to cover for the TBGOPers. So asking pres Obama to ENTERTAIN TBGOPers that have done all and everything and have called him all kinds of names is really retro…..to when people of color are mandated to just Entertain the Ruling Class at their leisure. That is despicable. The media and their servitude to TBGOPers is truly pathetic.
I think Rick Scott gave Reagan the death penalty. He was just a campaign prop, and he barked.
The shelter that Rick Scott said he returned his dog to said "I really don't know what happened to Reagan." Hmmmm. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 15, 2013
Rick Scott's dog has been found. His name is Pluto now and lives on a horse ranch. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 15, 2013
Well, good for Pluto——and a big improvement in the name dept. also.
He’s been renamed!!! Love it!!!! Bye bye Reagan
That is a good outcome for the dog on both counts.
Definitely Jackie, how much worse could life have been than (a) to be ‘owned’ by Rick Scott and (b) to be called Reagan?
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