Wooooooooooot, my work is done, I am free to play until Tuesday afternoon :cool: . Just going to grab something to eat, back soon.
I adore Cyndi Lauper. She was on CNN and just kept on declaring her love for Pres. Obama over and over again in that distinct NY accent. She was fantastic.
Hey congrats ut,
peeping in, back to the books for me.
Congrats on #1 ut. You are right about Cyndi. She is a CONSISTENT supporter of PBO. I saw on her Piers in 2011, and she simply refused to take his “disappointment in PBO” bait. He eventually gave up trying.
Congrats on #1 UT!
Cyndi is great!
Well hello everyone!
ஐக்கிய Staes, பராக் ஹுசைன் ஒபாமா மற்றும் அவரது குடும்பத்தின் ஜனாதிபதி ஆசீர்வதிப்பாராக. துணை ஜனாதிபதி ஜோ பிடென் மற்றும் அவரது குடும்பம் ஆசிர்வதிக்க.
That is beautiful. What does it say?
Bless the President of the United Staes, Barack Hussein Obama and his family. Bless the Vice President Joe Biden and his family.
Thanks. Inspired by amk.
What a great blessing! AMK is on of a kind! He is, without a doubt, one of the most fearless supporter of President Obama. Besides, I love his sense of humor. He is definitely one of the people who make coming to TOD so much fun.
Yes he is. I love his jokes. Love his avatar also! ;)
Cyndi Lauper on Pres. Obama: "I love the guy. You know why? Because he never gives up even when the republicans try to drag him down." #CNN— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 20, 2013
Cyndi Lauper on #CNN: "I would like to see the republicans stop trying to drag the president down. I've never seen this in my life."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 20, 2013
Cyndi Lauper on #CNN in support of POTUS's gun safety measures: "Is there a reason why you need a thirty bullet clip? Who are you? Rahmbo?— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 20, 2013
who are you? Rambo? bah hahahaha
I saw Cyndi Lauper when she said that, nearly all evening I have been hearing the media pundits and journalists talking about the President need to reach out to the Republicans. And I said what the hell are these fools talking about, he has tried reaching out to them time and time, and time and time and time and time again, but they have refuse to work with this President.
“Is there a reason why you need a thirty bullet clip? Who are you? Rahmbo?” Way to go Cyndi Lauper!
UT, thanks for sharing your tweets.
Congrats it! :)
Whoops ut. Spellcheck changed it!
Cyndi Lauper on #CNN: "The republicans need to realize if you try to drag the president down, you want us to fail. That's what it means."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 20, 2013
Gee, I’d contribute to a fund to help make her a permanent spokesperson. She could do great 30 minute spots.
Jackie G, I would join you in contributing to that fund. Cyndi Lauper is a no nonsense TRUTH teller.
Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
Hi guys, great day. Congratulations again (thank GOD).
For 99ts, when she turns up, in case it was missed last night: http://seaflavour.com.au/ (My daughter is producing this little gig ~ very exciting!)
Well Done, Chipsticks, time off for you… If you need some ideas for what to eat.. Go here! (sorry, I know I know, me too!) http://seaflavour.com.au/ It’s all about food! And conservation!
At the swearing in today, I saw Malia Obama really emerging as a beautiful young woman with the warmth and graciousness of her mother. Sasha is a cutie, but still not quite emerged from childhood. I remember once when the young Jackie Kennedy first came on the scene, she was described by some columnist as the “quintessence of luminous young womanhood.” I thought of that today as Malia stepped forward to embrace her dad. She really is luminous. There’s a great future in store for this young woman. She may never go anywhere near politics, but whatever she does, she will have the intelligence, great looks and charisma of her dad and mom. In the next four years, Sasha will come into her own and she, too, will be a glorious sight to behold. Both daughters have some of the best genes on the planet.
A Wonkette comment said in 2017 young men will be dueling over who can open the door for Malia.
Way to go, UT!!
Congrats @JonCarson on becoming Exec Director of #OFA!!! Here's some specific #GunViolence prevention steps bit.ly/ZW93nl #FORWARD— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
Yes We Can
Address corrected … please don’t RT the above version. Thank you :)
Congrats @JonCarsonOFA on becoming Exec Director of #OFA!! Here's some specific #GunViolence prevention steps bit.ly/ZW93nl #FORWARD— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
awesome bob! RT’d. I just got my email from him a couple of minutes ago. w00t!
Thank you Alice!!!!
Got my email. I’m In!!
woo-hoo! Here we go!
Bobfr, I’ve received my email and I’ve signed up. Once again I’ve committed myself to be a part of CHANGE. :-)
Got my email too and signed up! I am all in!
“I did it,” Obama said to his youngest daughter, Sasha, after being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. He thanked the small group gathered in the room, and then left with his wife and two daughters.
I think it’s encouraging that the Republicans seem to be all about immigration reform.
But, I don’t trust them!
They act as though Rubio has offered ground breaking ideas on immigration reform. He has offered nothing new and nothing specific.
I remember in 2009 when they were “ready” for climate change and immigration reform. What happened? POTUS was determined to get his health care bill passed and Senators like Lindsey Graham had a hissy fit, took their ball and went home. They don’t have good intentions.
BTW, they’ve identified the 15 y/o shooter in the NM massacre and one of the 5 victims, his father.
So sad. WIth each passing day, they just keep proving our point, though. Don’t they?
Overwhelmingly so, df.
If only @NRA, the pastor had had a gun to protect himself & family from his son bit.ly/XtjeZQ oh wait, house was full of guns. cc @VP— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
all the guns in America we should be the safest place on earth…wait, that doesn’t work….common sense is NOT common.
That’s telling Bobfr!
oops! that’s telling “it” Bobfr
Barbara Walters fell at a Party last night, and banged her Head.
Even though I can’t stand Her, I hope she is not seriously hurt.
Someone should have warned me that when I moved to Baltimore it would be much like moving to Alabama- when it comes to some of the white people here… a young woman walking by my house asking the time- when I gave it to her I commented on the beautiful day- saying hopefully it would be as lovely for the Inauguration tomorrow- her response: Obama is a liar, giving welfare to hispanic immigrants..and then she uses the n word to describe him.
I’ll tell you folks, I went off, Off.. I jumped off my porch and was in her face. I’m fed up after four long years of the lies about this President. When poor people are complaining about a democratic President taking their welfare money then they are too stupid for words.. and anyone using the n word around me.. I will not stand for it. Just sick of the lies.
Good for you! They wallow in their ignorance and have no idea who’s really trying to help them. The stupid is pitiful. Like you, I’m at my wits end with this stuff. Bet you felt better after that truth session :)
LOL.. not really feeling better.. because I literally wanted to pounce on her.. I did yell at her, one of her friends came a long, apologized to me and took her friend away. I was awful df, I just lost it.. today of all days for someone to say such filth… plus I had to take a migraine pill earlier and had just got up from a nap to let my dog out and heres this little ignorant white female and me acting like I’m twenty getting in her face. I did try initially to make her understand she was wrong- about welfare.. to inform her that the republicans recently took food stamps away from children in the budget they pushed.. that illegal immigrants do not get welfare- but children born in America do… she wasn’t having it, Obama is a liar, a this a that… finally I just joined her in her ignorance and called her the little racist she is. Just some dumbass walking by my house wanting to know the time.. and me enjoying the weather and my President and POW.. worlds collided. not good.
Sometimes you just gotta let loose.
well I sure did ;)
Breathe. Maybe she’ll think about what happened…maybe her friend will talk some sense into her. Ignorance and fear are an awful combination. I’m so sorry, sherijr. Maybe, if she lives in the neighborhood and you see her again, you can properly introduce yourself and start again…..tell her the same things, in a different way? Sometimes things happen for ways we don’t understand at the time. Hugs for you:)
thank you df- good suggestions and advice.. I need to be the grownup down the road.. so will indeed attempt that later on should I see her again in future.
Sherij, she obviously felt safe saying something like that. I love that you made her know she’s not safe talking like that and there will be backlash. It’s time to put the bigots in THEIR place. Actually, it’s overdue.
Agree, tired of bigots, tired of folks repeating the lies they’ve heard from other bigots. Right now I’m keeping an eye out for retaliation.
You think there may be retaliation? Please, take care of you.
I don’t even know. I don’t live in the finest neighborhood.. and I don’t know what to expect, I have seen some white males here with natzi tattoos.. although this is a very racially mixed neighborhood. So I’m wary and aware.
You GO, girl.
thanks for your support ~ all of you ((((((hugs TOD))))))))))
I love hugs mela, (((((((thank you))))))
oops PAMELA.. wow sorry about that.
Way to go Sherijr! Sometimes you have to go there when dealing with idiots who have closed minds.
Well done Sherijr. Ignorance shows it’s ugly head just about anywhere. Glad you took care of business but sorry you had that
encounter in the first place. Like our PBO, we just have to brush off our shoulders and keep moving to the more important things
that lay ahead. Much Peace and Love to you.
Peace and love right back to you Hope.. brushing my shoulders as I type ;) thank you for that reminder.
Sherijr, I think all of us have had it with this kind of talk. I have said I will not be hearing anyone around me lie about the President without me defending him. I think most of us were quiet these last 4 years and we will no longer be quiet. They have the msm and we must have our voices heard. This President was reelected we are in the majority. We must fight back. Thank you for standing up for the PBO.
Yep mt, no more lies.. I will stand up for PBO until the day I die.. and I’ll prolly haunt folks after that ;)
omg! I’ve never heard that about baltimore and I have friends that live there. Wow!
You know, if I ran into a stranger who said what you did about George W’s inauguration I would just smile and keep it moving. Why did she feel the need to start saying those things?
me too gb, I never attacked folks for liking Bush or Reagan or any of those fools. I think perhaps, well I know- that some white folks believe they can say whatever little racist trash they’re thinking to other white folks.. and get away with it. I’ve only lived here 3 months, but the two ladies who live next door- white, 60s, twin sisters who’ve spent their lives together.. have been friendly, quite kind.. and yet have found it necessary to tell me when in conversations that so and so is black.. etc. Finally I stated to them, you do realize all my sons are black right (as they’ve certainly seen them here) and all my grandchildren?? Thus trying to put an end to their need to tell me when some black folks were “okay”, etc. Thought I left that crap from folks in the redstate of ND.
I used to run into that when I lived in California. That assumptiion of “well, we’re all just white folks together, right?” DRIVES ME CRAZY!! Someone who doesn’t know me at all assumes I’m just as craven as they are.
yep.. it really is pretty damn dumb assuming such crap, imo. With you all the way.
Good for you Sherijr for taking a stand and not putting up with it. Sweetbay up thread had an interesting observation about that she must have felt safe saying that and you let her know that it was NOT acceptable! I know what you mean about just “having enough” of that. The older I get the less I can put up with this kind of nonsense. You are a great example of what to do in this kind of situation!
oh man. sorry to hear that. hopefully they learned something.
Sheri, I feel you!! She got me hot and I wasn’t even there. I’m glad you stood your ground and let her know the truth. However, I do hate that you had to put up with that on this glorius weekend and right after a migraine. I hope you feel better and I see that you have already shook that hater off!!
thank you LadyT.. lol- appreciate your vicarious fury :)
sherijr – I’m proud of you for supporting your President and letting this little bigot know that she CANNOT say anything she wants just because a person looks like her. I bet this lesson will ring in her ears for days to come. And thank you for standing up for your children and grandchildren. You go girl!!!!
Subtle bigotry must be called out.
I agree, it may be painful for us- on both sides of the fence, but we have to call it out, for our kids, our grandkids. No way should my grandchildren, anyone’s child ever feel lesser, not going to happen.. and if that isn’t worthy of speaking up about, what is?
It’s time for the lies to stop. We need to call out our elected officials about the constant LIES. They are responsible for all the misconsceptions of the low information voter. R’s seem to like the people to be uninformed and stupid. They seem to think that it’s to their advantage. I am tired of anthing to get and stay elected. We the people need to demand honesty from our elected officials.
I am so disgusted that these fools don’t seem to take their jobs seriously. People elect them based on false pretenses. We need to demand more. The ugly needs to stop. The sooner the better.
These pictures make me so damn happy, I just might leave the wingnuts on Yahoo alone………… for a while. I can’t wait for the public inauguration tomorrow, I will savor, and cherish every minute of it.
I absolutely love PBO’s 2nd term official photo. It captures the essence of the man. It captures the ‘I did survive’ spirit, in spite of all the
negativity thrown his way. His smile is so warm and natural. Thank you Pete Souza. You captured a masterpiece in this one. This will become
my new wallpaper on both laptop and tablet. #inaugurationdaygratefulness.
Photos from Illinois Inaugural Ball (a couple of “interesting” ones) and from kids concert
This is one of my favorite songs – so inspirational.
Loved and often long for the disco era. You could never sit down when the music was blaring.
Now ya’ talkin’.
Off-topic: GO FALCONS!!!
That is all! Carry on folks. :-)
From my heart to yours:
solid as a rock ashford and simpson
Too excited to do things right I guess.
Now that was a solid couple — true love everlasting!
Solid as Barack! :-)
Remember that from SNL?
I believe FLOTUS is radiantly beautiful and the warmth of her spirit emanates from her. While I can appreciate that everyone sometimes likes to freshen up their look – this new hairstyle, in my view, is not that flattering as it hides/detracts from her lovely bone structure, bright eyes, and gorgeous smile.
I have to respectfully disagree. I love it! She looks fresh, young and beautiful.
Well DreamChaser57, everyone has a right to their opinion, if FLOTUS is satisfied well that settles it. By the way, I like FLOTUS hair do.
Meanwhile, a good game between SF and Atlanta.
who’s winning jovie? I’m excited for the Ravens tonight, I really hope they win.
Atlanta 24-21. Start of 4th quarter.
Btw- I hate Ray Lewis! Yuck!
oooh jovie thems fightin’ words… if I was a true Baltimorian ;)
I am a lover not a fighter. :-)
I believe that about you jovie, its the best way to be.
Especially when it comes to Katy Perry. Now Jovie can have his own Naughty Mat while the rest of us are drooling madly over PBO!
yes I did read his comments about his feelings on Ms. Perry.. lol, definitely needs his own naughty mat.
:shock: I leave for a little bit and when I come back Jovie is spreading luuuuuuuuurve – Jovie, what’s happening?
Ray Lewis does seem to lack humility, don’t you think?
okay don’t we have a ball to attend here pretty soon? Looking for my rhinestones right now ;)
Just donned my tiara! :)
LOl.. I have one too, I have to find it.. still packed up somewhere in all my boxes :)
Ok..pigs are flying. http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014375349
Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer To Raise Taxes To Pay For Obamacare Medicaid Expansion
Now I can officially assure you than the Cryptkeeper will NOT be running for re election next year!
She probably wants a House or Senate seat. She’ll get teabag crazy again, just mark my words.
CNN will be covering tonight’s events in D.C. Some of the Tuskegee Airmen will attend the Red, White and Blue event for the military, along with Nancy Smash (and others, including Boehner who will probably meet up with everybody in the bar – Ha!).
Wow, this is great.
CNN just said the President will be making remarks later tonight from the Candlelight Reception in D.C. Hope that happens. Yeehaw!
Say, Dudette, do you have your Inaugural music playlist compiled yet? Just askin’.
Krugmanon Obama and Redistribution: "it’s not trivial." krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/oba…— (@Chernynkaya) January 20, 2013
Pennsylvania Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Rig Electoral Votes For The GOP p.ost.im/p/d5JggQ via @AddInfoOrg— Jackie B (@JBNARIZONA) January 20, 2013
He federal government needs to pass a law that just makes it a popular vote victory!
Yep. We can do it…..If the Rethugs do this I heard all the GOP Governors do this, that there will never be a Democratic President, House or Senate ever again. Just like we changed the constituion that 18yrs vote in three months, we can change the constituion to get rid of the electorial college and have just the popular vote by state. It would make it a lot harder to steal the election too.
These Republicans didn’t learn a darn thing from the November 6th.
For sherijr:) Thank you, Smartypants! You are loved here. Must see.
http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-many-faces-of-strength.html With wonderful video
THIS is for sherijr and all of us that seek to perfect what a strong women is
from this Smartypants piece. Thanks again, Smartypants!!
Sooo Sooo Wonderful….there comes a time when words just cannot describe how much i love this President..
This is wonderful.
df – thank you so much for bringing this over from smartypants! The poem does exemplify sherijr’s strength as well as the strength of all of us here at TOD. The video is so spot on!
wow df, thank you.. heading over there now to check it out.
DF, that poem is amazing.. I felt every word of it, thank you so much for passing it on.. that one will go on my wall for all to read.
The video and the song are beautiful, really touched me, again thank you for passing it on- best timing EVER :) friend.
I knew when I saw it, that it was made for you…and so many of us here at TOD. Love to you. It will be alright.
I just read that poem over the phone to my middle son, df… he says to me: First of all its beautiful.. and second I don’t know any other woman that it fits except you mom. :) I admit I feel that poem df.
Just got back from the store and dropping my son at work….this made me smile:) Glad you can feel it. I did, too
I loved FLOTUS’ blue dress at the private swearing-in today :)
It was designed by Reed Krakoff. She also has a Reed Krakoff handbag. :) I love, love her style.
Chief Justice Roberts administers the oath of office to President Obama during the official swearing-in ceremony: http://t.co/kDB5Tcsa— (@FLOTUS) January 20, 2013
Tweety’s Obama special is on msnbc if anyone is interested. So far, so good, love seeing all the old vids, when he first arrived on the scene.
Just tuned in on your recommendation.
Let’s get real … this is a disease of epidemic proportions …
Mental status, background check IMMEDIATE FAIL: desire to own or already posses any military-style gun/ammo. cc @VP @Lawrence #NowIsTheTime— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
Oh well :-(
What happened to Steve Smith…seems as tho…Michael Steele is the new darling that MSNBC is trotting out….
Steve Schmidt – I guess his services are no longer needed. Maybe he’s depressed.
On another note, I haven’t seen or heard anything about Dylan Ratigan since he left MSNBC. I suspect he might be in some “program” if you know what I mean. His Twitter account hasn’t been used since June of last year and he no longer blogs on HP as he used to.
He tried to bogart the Occupy movement and they weren’t having it. I remember he came on Randi Rhodes show and he tried to take over and monopolize the topic, not let her talk on her own show. She never had him on again because she found out what a fraud he was. He is just a Corporate Shrill trying to pose as a “regular” guy.
We're on the move! Obama 2012 recruited 80% more volunteers than Obama 2008. #OFAlegacy barackobama.com/news/entry/a-q…— Kasai (@Kahsai) January 20, 2013
I love my Obamabots. They are just as excited for #Inaug2013 as they were for #Inaug2009.
#CNN pundits try to dampen expectations for #inaug2013 yet the huge crowd behind them keeps chanting: "Obama! Obama! Obama!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 20, 2013
I am sick of the pundits and have decided not to watch any of them. All they keep doing is their continuation of “Obama must say this,” and “Obama must do this.” When will they get the message that President Obama does not take cues, or advice from them. I just get sick of them trying to insist that he do this or do that, or say this one way, or say that the other way. I can’t let them drag my spirit down.
I read an interesting captioned picture on Facebook suggesting that gun owners have to be drug tested since the Republicans keep on insisting that people who receive Food Stamps, and unemployment should have to be drug tested. If anybody made this suggestion, they would blow a gasket.
I second that a thousand times!
I put it out there to my redneck friends and relatives. No response though. ;)
LOL @ CNN downplaying crowd size..Yesterday morning said, they only expect 800K..then i was watching late evening the number went up to 900K…LOL..Let’s what tomorrow # will be :-)
If CNN told me the sky was blue, I would get 10 of my family and friends to confirm it; check with the National Weather Service, NASA and Pop-pop, the crazy old bum that lives on the intersection half a block from where I live.
didn’t we have a million last time? My guessTimate: 2 MILLION
Yes! It has to be:-)
yep it does :)
Yep, the L.A. Times had the 2009 Inaugural at 1.8 million but probably closer to over 2 million. President Obama had 10 inaugural balls, Clinton had the most 14 inaugural balls the first one and 11 balls in the 2nd term. Clintons crowd was 800K. GWB held seven and his crowd was 500K.
wow jojo, 1.8 million, I didn’t know that… so tomorrow possible close to 3 million :)
Meanwhile, on HP, they are reporting from none other than that Right Wing AP that the estimates have been lowered to 500-700K. They are playing the same silly games they did with PBO’s campaign crowds, low-balling as much as possible to give the impression of lack of enthusiasm.
What the media fails to say however, is that GWB’s 2nd inauguration was 450K and Clinton’s 2nd inaug was 250K. So no matter how low they try to go, PBO’s 2nd inaug will still exceed that of the most recent 2-term presidents BY FAR – DESPITE the fact that people have more forms of alternate access via internet, smartphones and wider choice of cable & broadcast TV channels !!!
Spot on HP :-) they had me LOL!..changing numbers with hours…they really have become quite comical…But we know the drill.
Carnage, not freedom ….
Only 5 wks since #SandyHook massacre, 1061 US gun deaths. That's 2.5 times more than US KIA, Afghan War, 2012. This is not Freedom. cc @VP— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 20, 2013
We are ready!!..Got our marching orders…The work begins in making sure that President Obama’s agenda is fully accomplished.
GOP bring it!!!
NRA > Take notice >This is the biggest grassroots organization in American political history..Ready to do what is right and have PBO's back!— Kasai (@Kahsai) January 20, 2013
and on top of it just being a perfect weekend, I just got more perfect news…….Michelle Kwan(whom I have followed since she was a little girl) got married yesterday to Lt. Clay Pell in Providence RI…..Michelle is working at State Dept and Clay works in White House…National Security????….Melody Barnes was at wedding ……MICHELLE IS AN OBAMABOT……Michelle is the ONLY other person I have ever been obsessed with other than the whole Obama family….and now their worlds collide….Just how cool is that?
I love Michelle Kwan!!! She was one of my idols as a child.
Congrats to them. Thanks for sharing!
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