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Chat away

President Obama walks from the Treasury building to the White House after a farewell party for Secretary Tim Geithner on January 16


234 Responses to “Chat away”


  1. January 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Love my president!

  2. 12 Dudette
    January 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I love him MORE! :-D

  3. 17 Dudette
    January 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

  4. 18 yardarm756
    January 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Love him too. Anybody know how to bring a link over from Twitter? Their new format has me in a snit.

  5. 23 Dudette
    January 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

  6. 24 hopefruit2
    January 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I love my President!!

    You may not believe me but once I saw the new thread, I actually was thinking this very thing and planning to post it BEFORE seeing any of the comments. PBO invokes the same positive feelings in us all!

  7. 25 Dudette
    January 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    For my President (Sorry FLOTUS, you can ignore that line about the lip kissing’ okay?)

  8. 26 carolmaewy
    January 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Congrats Mary1. Thanks Chips and TOD for posting this blog.

  9. 27 Dudette
    January 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm

  10. 31 JER
    January 16, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  11. January 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  12. January 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    BREAKING! Pres Obama pens an Op-Ed just this evening in the Connecticut Post:

    ************************

    President Barack Obama: Now is the time
    Published 6:22 pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    As a society, our first task must be to care for our children — to shield them from harm and give them the tools they need not only to pursue their dreams, but to help build this country. That is how we will be judged. And in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, it’s clear we have a long way to go.

    That’s why, last month, I asked Vice President Biden to lead an effort to come up with concrete steps we can take right now to keep our kids safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. And on Wednesday, I put forward a specific set of proposals based on Joe’s recommendations. Because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence — if even one life can be saved — we have an obligation to try.

    As President, I’m committed to doing my part. That’s why I signed 23 executive actions giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals, and the public health community the tools they need to help reduce gun violence.

    Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/President-Barack-Obama-Now-is-the-time-4200101.php#ixzz2IC4jFPEh

  13. 44 anniebella
    January 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Watching Ed, I saw where a principal were speaking and it was said that some of those kids in Newtown was shot 3-11 times, they never had a chance. Oh my Lord. I am about to contact my Congressman and Senator to see where they stand on what POTUS put forth today.

  14. 46 susanne
    January 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    pbo looks great in that first picture– good to see him smiling. he’s been biting his lip way too much lately. probably biting his tongue, too. i sure wish he could have spent more time playing in the ocean in hawaii this year.

  15. 57 lisalovesobama
    January 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Two sexy men. :mrgreen:

  16. 66 desertflower
    January 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    During his remarks, President Obama asked each one of us to call his/her Congressional representatives to ask two or three questions: “Do you support universal background checks on gun purchases? and Do you support Congressional legislation on restrictions on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines? And if the answer is ‘No’, ask Why not?” [quotation may not be exact]

    All of us. Until they listen!! (BJ)

    • 67 amk for obama
      January 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      A BJ FP sez

      Just got off the phone with the phone staffer for Lewis (GA-4). He says that the Congressman agrees with the President completely. BUT, “the other side has been much more vocal today.”

      http://www.balloon-juice.com/category/open-thread/

    • 69 yardarm756
      January 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      All of mine are on board thankfully.

    • 70 nathkatun7
      January 17, 2013 at 2:14 am

      I called the offices of my U.S. Representative and was assured that she supports the President 100%! I was not surprised because before she was elected to Congress she was a teacher and she also served on the School Board. The same was true of the response I received from the offices of my two U.S. Senators. I am also asking friends to call their Representatives in the other four Congressional districts in SD county, including two that elected Republicans.

  17. 71 yardarm756
    January 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  18. 73 amk for obama
    January 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    So dkos dahling dennis kucinich joins pox news.

  19. 80 anniebella
    January 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I’m so glad the President when he walk out of the Oval Office, he goes upstairs to his family and hug his daughters and let them know how much he loves them. He has Michelle he can talk too. President Obama has always said that Michelle and the girls keep him grounded. Dealing with all the mess he have to deal with, thank God for his family, their love and support. Being President Is not a easy job. Bless our President, and his family.

  20. January 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Obamanos!! This is a good site to share ‘n’ like ‘n’ tweet ‘n’……………etc.!: https://dscc.org/stopNRA

  21. January 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    The little girl PBO spoke of today:

    • 86 HZ
      January 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Little Grace McDonnell,
      I hope and pray that you are painting all over heaven and sharing all of your beautiful hues of pink all over the beaches. Paint pink, Grace. Paint pink and lots of pink, Sweet Little Grace. (((((((((( We Love Pink Also and Beaches)))))))))))).

      We will think of pinks and beaches for you, when we know that Your POTUS go into his private office in the White House and look at your beautiful painting and see you in your beautiful painting, Grace.

  22. January 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    In the middle of Health Care Reform fight Jarret recalls:
    Valerie Jarrett, White House senior adviser (2009-present): We’re sitting in the Oval Office, and the president asked [the legislative director] Phil Schiliro — who always could figure out what’s that third way — “Phil, what’s the third way?” Phil said, “Mr. President, unless you’re feeling lucky, I don’t know what the third way is.” And so the president gets up from his chair and he walks over and he looks out the window, and he says, “Phil, where are you?” Phil says, “I’m in the Oval Office.” He goes, “What’s my name?” Phil says, “President Obama.” He goes, “Of course I’m feeling lucky.”
    Night of Bin Laden raid:
    Pfeiffer: I went to see “Fast and Furious 5.” In the middle of the movie, I check my BlackBerry, and I have an e-mail from someone on the national security staff inviting me to a meeting. So I leave the movie to get back to the White House. As I’m coming in, the cast of “True Blood” is outside the gate trying to figure out why their tour has been canceled. We decided we’re going to do [the announcement] in the East Room and [the senior adviser David] Plouffe and I walk over to look at the setup. There’s just two guys slowly moving chairs. Plouffe and I are like, We better go get people so we can do this ourselves. We may have killed bin Laden, but we don’t have a room to speak in.
    Biden: As I got out of the car at [the vice-presidential residence], my wife was sitting in her bathrobe on the steps. She gave me a big hug, and we could hear people at our gate singing “God Bless America.”
    VP Biden on Meet The Press:
    Biden: There was a little apoplexy around here. I answered as antiseptically as I could. But I was going to sit there and not say what I believe at this point in my career? They can have the goddamn job. The president walked in, and he started laughing. He said, “Well, Joe, the thing I’ve always loved about you is you say what you believe.” I mean it. I give you my word. He gave me a hug, and he started laughing.

    • January 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      • 89 MB32
        January 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm

        I like that article. I thought VP Biden and Pete Rouse’s answers to questions about the debt negotiations in 2011/12 were interesting. Biden was for a govt shut down and thinks it would have given them a stronger position and thinks maybe the Pres might would change his decision about it now. And Pete Rouse talks about the last deal going too far.

        I’ve got a lot of respect for both of them but I disagree. I’m no expert so there’s that but with a govt shutdown I don’t think the Pres would’ve won re-election. The economy was getting better gradually and unemployment was ticking down a little bit at beg. of 2011 and dropped to 8.8 early on but then rose to 9 and over until Nov of 2011.The economy pretty much had stalled. I think it was due to uncertainly over debt talks. Had we defaulted on debt and had a shutdown of govt, unemployment would have gone through the roof, plus other bad things. Pres Obama would have been in an even weaker position going into re-election. And this group of Republicans wouldn’t have learned a thing. They would’ve kept refusing to compromise with the Pres. who would’ve gotten more of the blame.

        Plus in 1995 and 96 when they shutdown the govt, the economy was much better. Unemployment was around 5.5ish for both years and the economy could withstand Newt’s foolishness, so yeah the Democrats were able to maintain a stronger position. I don’t know, maybe the Pres does agree with Biden now but frankly I think he made the right decision then and and Dec 2012. His instincts are really good IMO. His strategy gave him more time for the economy to improve and more leverage if he won re-election.

        Plus, if he’d lost in Nov, taking a stand on that molehill would have looked pretty stupid….

        All that being said, I think Biden and Rouse would make a good team in 2016 ( Pres and chief of staff) after the Pres has turned this ship of state around…towards a more progressive direction.

      • January 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        I agree, there are so many variables MB32, and one wrong move by the U.S. could have blown up the EU and vise versa. I just love the insider anecdotes all put together in one place and Rouse is never on the record!

  23. 101 Dudette
    January 16, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Okay now my Twitter linkage is all wobbly. Probably from lack of tummy fuel. Twitter friends can click on the links from the above tweets to see the convo with the conservo-spiracist. I already know what I must do. Will take care of that in a bit. Chips is it’s too icky, feel free to delete.

    Back in an hour or so loves.

  24. 106 donna dem 4 obama
    January 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Good Evening TOD

    Everyone who wanted to meet-up this weekend should have rec’d an email from me this evening. If you didn’t please leave me a message here tonight.

  25. 115 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 16, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Sooooooooooooo happy to see the President and Vice President smiling and in good humor. Love, love, love them!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  26. January 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    did you hear/see this on the Ed Show tonight?
    Washington, DC (January 15, 2013) – Today Rep. Jan Schakowsky, along with Rep. Henry Waxman and 43 House Members, introduced H.R. 261 the Public Option Deficit Reduction Act. This bill would offer the choice of a publicly-run health insurance plan, an option that would save more than $100 billion over 10 years.

  27. 119 desertflower
    January 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I HAVE to go to bed. Only got about 3 hours sleep last night and then got up to work all day, and tutor when I got done with work…shop, make dinner, clean up. I’m wiped. So proud of our President.So proud. We need to burn those phone lines up…he asked us and we always answer the call. I’l delirious now, so I’ll probably be bright eyed and bushy tailed at some God forsaken hour in the middle of the night because I have to go to bed so early…..Night all.

  28. 123 amk for obama
    January 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Those on firefox, this add-on blocks the trackers on each thus increasing the speed. TOD has 6 trackers.

    http://www.ghostery.com/

    Use this along with Adblock plus.

  29. January 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm

  30. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    January 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm

  31. 131 amk for obama
    January 16, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Heh blog tyrant.

  32. 132 amk for obama
    January 16, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  33. 133 carolmaewy
    January 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Did you know? Wednesday 1-16-13: Six years ago today, then United States Senate member Barack Obama launched his successful bid for The White House.

    • 143 anniebella
      January 17, 2013 at 5:50 am

      That little nutty offspring of ex-Congressman Ron Paul is talking about POTUS trying to be a “King”. If only Senator Paul, if only. I wouldn’t mind King Obama and Queen Michelle Obama, and someday Princess Malia or Princess Sasha taking over. Just kidding, I guess???????????????

  34. January 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Just watching Chicago Fire and Rahm Emanuel had a tiny walk-on at the end!

  35. 147 anniebella
    January 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Remember what General Powell said Sunday on MTP about the Republican Party? I have been waiting for one Republican leader, Boehner or McConnell, Canter, McCain Graham, someone to step forward and say something about that disgusting NRA ad, but once again like before they have remain silent. Not one have step forward and said the President’s kids are off limits and to drag them into this is wrong. Let’s see if Chuck Todd and all the other weasels will go after them.

  36. 149 anniebella
    January 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Just saw a commercial about the Inauguration coming Monday.

    • 150 vitaminlover
      January 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Where? Where?

      • 151 anniebella
        January 16, 2013 at 11:48 pm

        It was on MSNBC. I was watching Lawrence O’Donnell and a commercial was on and they were talking about Inauguration. You know since Boehner and McConnell refuses the President invitations when he invites them over to the White House, why don’t they refuse to show up to the Inauguration. And Dick Cheney was their the last time but I pray he won’t be there this time. What about G.W.? I heard the President invited turtle looking McConnell to the White House when the Kentucky Wildcats won the NCAA Championship. McConnell refused, but that’s okay. If Kentucky win it again in 2014, Senator Ashley Judd will be happy to come to the WH, she is a big fan of Kentucky basketball.

        • 152 jacquelineoboomer
          January 17, 2013 at 1:08 am

          Oh, I love that thought about Sen. Ashley Judd! Yes, she’ll be there with bells on.

        • 153 carolmaewy
          January 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

          We’ve always called whine along with Mitch a turtle, but as an turtle lover, I’m going for chicken neck. I am a farm girl who had to pick eggs and I was scared to death of chickens pecking me. I would drop an egg and when it landed on a chicken, the others pecked it to death. Dirty filthy chickens. I was young when I started. (Cheap labor.) Fits R’s don’t you think? They don’t deserve the magnificent elephant. They deserve mockery. Pond scum, no that’s organic, good fertilizer, very useful. I’m an organic gardener! Repugnant cans fits for now.

  37. 154 a4alice
    January 16, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    nitey nite TOD. Proud of our President! And VP Joe too! Man, they really do make a great team. OK-

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  38. 156 carolmaewy
    January 16, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Has anyone tweeted #davidgregoryNRA why he was in their ad about his children having secret service? Thought I’d get under his skin a little. Asked him why he was part of the news and not reporting news. No reply yet.

  39. January 16, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  40. 158 sabreen60
    January 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Fascinating article about the ratification of the 2nd Amendment and Slavery.

    http://truth-out.org/news/item/13890-the-second-amendment-was-ratified-to-preserve-slavery

  41. 163 carolmaewy
    January 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Very interesting; News of criticism by Obama of Netanyahu causes drop in poll #s for Netanyahu party in 1-22 Israeli election. @thenation
    By John Nichols.

  42. 165 carolmaewy
    January 16, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Have you seen the FB page by the National Cathedral in D.C. where you can sign best wishes to the POTUS and VPOTUS? You can also add a prayer or good thoughts? I guess I should have gotten the name. I’ll be back.

  43. 169 amk for obama
    January 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm

  44. 170 amk for obama
    January 16, 2013 at 11:58 pm

  45. January 17, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I LOVE our President, I’m so proud to be an American at this time in History, and to have worked for over a year straight to make sure this Brilliant Man got back in office. Oh YES We Did!!

  46. 174 anniebella
    January 17, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Well it’s pass my bedtime. Good night all.

  47. 175 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 12:05 am

  48. 176 anniebella
    January 17, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Before I go, it’s January 17th…….HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MRS. MICHELLE OBAMA the best FIRST LADY.

  49. 178 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 12:17 am

  50. 179 susanne
    January 17, 2013 at 12:24 am

    methinks there are many more juicy goodies embedded in the president’s checklist:

    ‘ In 1996, a Republican congressman from Arkansas named Jay Dickey pushed through an amendment stripping $2.6 million out of the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His measure was not about the budget deficit, though; Dickey’s aim was to force the CDC to stop researching the effects of gun violence. The centers’ annual appropriation still contains the language resulting from Dickey’s efforts 16 years ago: “None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.”
    ~
    Thankfully, the president’s proposed gun control package includes a call to “end the freeze on gun violence research.” That’s a worthy push against the anti-science impulse that has perverted not just the gun control discussion but the broader political debate as well.
    ~
    If our country is to make smart decisions, surely suppressing science is the wrong way to go, yet the far right continues to insist on doing just that. President Obama’s call for gun violence research is an important stand against this war on science. ‘

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/how-gun-control-is-another-front-in-the-far-rights-war-on-science/2013/01/16/e4c925ea-6011-11e2-9dc9-bca76dd777b8_blog.html

  51. 180 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 12:28 am

  52. 181 Dudette
    January 17, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Wow, just saw this on MSNBC

  53. January 17, 2013 at 1:21 am

  54. January 17, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Dennis McDonough to be named COS.

    Is the news only going to ask why is he a Male and not a Female shit, all Day again?

  55. January 17, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Interestingly, Chris Matthews inauguration ad says we basically have to reform entitlements and attack Iran!
    Is this the best ad that MSNBC could put out there for the inauguration?

    • 191 jacquelineoboomer
      January 17, 2013 at 1:59 am

  56. 192 Dudette
    January 17, 2013 at 1:54 am

  57. January 17, 2013 at 2:02 am

  58. 196 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 3:21 am

  59. 197 susanne
    January 17, 2013 at 4:48 am

    an interesting read from the monkey cage:

    ‘ Is the Hastert Rule dead? Speaker Denny Hastert coined his eponymous rule in 2003 when he declared that the “job of the Speaker is not to expedite legislation that runs counter to the wishes of the majority of the majority.”
    ~
    Some are calling last night’s House vote (extending fifty billion dollars for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Sandy) a harbinger of the Hastert Rule’s coming demise. That bill involved what we might call a Hastert Rule violation, a roll call vote on which a majority of the majority party votes against a bill, but it passes. On the vote to pass the Sandy relief bill, just 49 Republicans joined all but one Democrat to pass the bill. In the parlance of many legislative scholars, the majority party was “rolled,” a strict no-no for a leadership said to be guided by Hastert’s rule. Coming on the heels of the New Year’s Day fiscal cliff vote that passed with only 85 GOP votes, one might reasonably ask whether the days of the Hastert Rule are numbered. ‘

    http://themonkeycage.org/blog/2013/01/16/oh-113th-congress-hastert-rule-we-hardly-knew-ye/

    • 198 99ts
      January 17, 2013 at 5:17 am

      Hello susanne – I’ve only just managed to finish reading all of the TOD threads today – and it’s almost tomorrow. I had never heard of the “Hastert” rule until the fiscal cliff vote – it seems Speaker Boehner is under much pressure from somewhere to bring these items to the vote. As for those voting against the Sandy support – Christie doesn’t seem to be thanking the democrats for his money – because they are entirely the reason that he will get it – and use it to solve his budget issues.

      • 199 susanne
        January 17, 2013 at 5:36 am

        aloha 99
        it certainly was a long day of reading tod! so many great posts and rich comments. i first heard of the hastert ‘rule’ in the fiscal cliff vote, too– proving once again that i’m just a babe in the political woods.
        i’m about to call it a night. hope somebody’s up to keep you company!
        aloha oe~

  60. 200 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 5:40 am

    As he prepares to pitch an expansive new package of gun restrictions to a bitterly divided Congress, Barack Obama has the majority of voters on his side. A new TIME/CNN/ORC poll that will be released Wednesday afternoon finds that 55% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as President, compared to 43% who disapprove.

    That ratio mirrors the public appetite for tighter restrictions on guns, with 55% of respondents favoring stricter gun control laws and 44% opposed.

    Obama’s approval rating, mired in the 40s for much of his first term, has improved in the wake of his re-election and an acrimonious fight over the fiscal cliff, jumping three percentage points from the 52% he registered in a December CNN/ORC poll. The new poll also shows that Vice President Joe Biden’s approval rating has spiked to 59%, up from 54% in December, amid high-profile turns negotiating the fiscal cliff deal and spearheading Obama’s firearms task force.

    • 201 anniebella
      January 17, 2013 at 6:03 am

      I email my Democratic Senator last night, I will email my Congressman today, I want to know if they support the common sense proposals President Obama put forth yesterday concerning guns. The other Senator and Congressmen are on the other side, but I think I will contact them too.

      • 202 amk for obama
        January 17, 2013 at 7:24 am

        Yup. Our side needs to scream just like the thugs do. The congress critters will listen only to the loudest.

  61. 203 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 5:54 am

  62. 206 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 6:20 am

  63. 207 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 6:20 am

  64. 208 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Sen. Mitch McConnell is the most influential Republican in America, a position he solidified earlier this month when he brokered a tax cut deal with Vice President Joe Biden to stop the nation from careening off the so-called “fiscal cliff.” But he’s hardly popular. With a state approval rating in the high-30s, the Senate minority leader, who hails from Kentucky, feels the heat from conservatives and liberals alike. Now, with almost two years until his 2014 reelection, the gang of activists eyeing McConnell is so diverse—from tea partiers and Ron Paul fanatics to Democrats and unions and campaign finance reformers—it might as well be a joke setup.

    ///

    McConnell could be vulnerable. He commands enormous respect in Washington, but his popularity waxes and wanes back home. In 2008, he squeaked past Democrat Bruce Lunsford, the former treasurer of the state Democratic Party, by 6 points. A December survey by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling rated McConnell the least popular US senator, with 37 percent statewide approving of him and 55 percent disapproving. In a hypothetical matchup with the actress Ashley Judd, whose name has been floated as a Democratic challenger, a poll commissioned by McConnell’s campaign put him up by just 4 points. Of course, McConnell’s weak numbers are partly due to his visible role as a leader in Congress, which polls worse than colonoscopies, traffic jams, and Nickelback.

  65. 210 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 6:26 am

  66. 211 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

  67. 213 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 6:46 am

  68. 214 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 6:48 am

  69. 215 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 7:04 am

    If you read that pos piece, the writer was simply regurgitating these nutters’ delusions without any pushback from her.

  70. 216 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Yet another proof that gop is now by lunatics.

  71. 217 vcprezofan2
    January 17, 2013 at 7:19 am

    A very ‘Good Morning’ to all TOD early birds and other non-avian villagers! It’s good to know that there’s always someone keeping the village lights on no matter what time you check in.

    /waving to Amk, Susan and Annieb!/

    • 218 amk for obama
      January 17, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Good Morning vc.

      The one place that never sleeps, other than NYC, is twitterland.

      • 219 vcprezofan2
        January 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

        Sometimes knowing this is not such a good thing because instead of reading when I’m restless, as I did in the past, I now peek in and you are probably well aware that a ‘peek’ into TODville can last hours.

        Anything new and exciting in your corner of T-ville?

        • 220 amk for obama
          January 17, 2013 at 7:48 am

          Exciting from my corner, you ask.

          Bought a rock for wifey unit for the silver jubilee coming up in exactly one week.

          (Note to self – Never knew these rocks can burn your wallet, bank a/c (and your bum) in such a jiffy, didja idjit?)

          wimmin/smh

    • January 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

      Morning VC! Susanne and I often keep the lights on between 3:00 and 5:00 Eastern and sometimes have the good company of AMK

      • 224 vcprezofan2
        January 17, 2013 at 7:43 am

        Are you in Hawaii too, Susan? I thought I had it figured out – two ‘n’s = Hawaii, one ‘n’ = a Caribbean island (Jamaica, I think, except I thought Jamaica was more or less on the same time as we are give or take an hour during DST.

  72. 227 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 7:21 am

    There you go. PBO is right on the button on this issue, which is basic common sense.

  73. 228 dotster3
    January 17, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Teenager shot and killed in Chgo last night during a brawl that developed after a h.s. basketball game. Every teenager with a gun—–every dispute, or perceived dispute, settled with a gun. Smart.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-person-shot-outside-chicago-state-university-20130116,0,2059838.story

  74. 229 Dudette
    January 17, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Hey, cool… FLOTUS and Betty White share a birthday!

    Happy Birthday to both Phenomenal Women!!

  75. 230 amk for obama
    January 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Get on twitter and just do it.

  76. January 17, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I watched some of the morning shows, and the NRA and by Proxy House Republicans, biggest complaint is that the President did not mention Gun control in the Campaign.
    And a House Republucan said he is only trying to rally his Base because of the debt ceiling debate. Cynical much?
    And of course, Soledad just wanted to be Friendly and did nothing to push back.
    Everybody’s Friends, at least on Tv.

    • 234 anniebella
      January 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

      If true jovie141, it appears Soledad is getting weak, or maybe the BOSS call her into the office and had a talk with her. Lay off the Republicans, it doesn’t matter how crazy they sound. And by the way, who is the House Republicans going to debate about the debt ceiling, themselves because POTUS have already said he isn’t playing that game.


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