Bo, the Obama family dog, plays in the snow in the Rose Garden of the White House, Jan. 24 (Photo by Pete Souza)
Helloooooooo everyone – how are you all doing? I still haven’t replied to recent emails …. but tomorrow, hopefully.
I’m getting closer.
Closer? Yardarm! Congrats on first!
You have arrived! Congrats on #1 place, shared with magapie.
So be it.
Hiya Admiral. You’ve steered us to some fine liberty ports this last few days. Thank you.
You’re the kindest Yardarm, but I went AWOL when the ship hit stormy waters yesterday, not very good Admiral-ing on my part How are you doing?
Doin just fine. Thanks for asking. No worries about the AWOL. The crew was too busy to send out the Shore Patrol.
Hot damn, i did it. Waddaya know. Secure the chain locker and hoist the colors on the fantail.
Hot damn, you did!
Aye. Now let’s get the birds outta the ‘Crows Nest’, eh?
We’re a flock of many feathers. Did that actually make any sense?
Nope. There are no crows(rwnj’s) here.
Anchors Aweigh my fellow TODer.
My Dad was in the Navy, an LTA pilot (aka Lighter Than Air = Blimp). Looked so handsome in his uniform. I was the proudest kid when he came to school on show off your dad day or whatever it was called. I got to tour the cockpit or whatever it’s called on a blimp and thought it was the coolest thing EVER! And it was.
Good for you.
What a wonderful story and a very special experience!
Congrats! Yeah, close enough to be FIRST!
Yeah, I think.
Eek – Just saw McCain and Rand Paul on the Ed Show. I do not like seein’ their mean faces.
Turn yer head and look away.
I did. And then I looked back. And it was Boehner! Maybe a black drape over the teevee will be next. I’ll work it out.
I’m sure you will.
Congrats Yardarm…smooth sailing from now on!
I pray so Alma. I pray so.
Very, very nice.
Five of us all signed in at 8PM? Hmmm…..
Love to all here from the biggest lurker ever. Spending all these past months with you all is the only thing that has kept me sane and I offer many sincere thanks. Couldn’thave made it without you. And AMK, if you ever leave here I will throw myself off the nearest cliff.
Welcome to TOD Obama Proud! Looks like amk sure is under a lot of pressure to remain at TOD…
Well, obamaproud, if you continue to lurk, how will we ever know if you throw yourself from a cliff? Just askin’….
Remember the Grand Funk song: I’m Your Captain ?? And it went one for gawd, like 11 minutes or something with: I’m GET TING clooOser to my hooo-oh-ommmmme???
Looking on the bright side of Harry Reid’s deal: http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/2013/01/dont-blame-harry-reid-for-filibuster-reform-thank-him.html
Thank you so much Bill R., for sharing this excellent piece. It’s really a must read! We need such sober mature political analyses instead of all the hair on fire outrages and the name calling of Sen. Harry Reid.
Thanks, Bob! I was put off by people attacking Senate Majority Leader for supposedly caving. Although I would have preferred a stronger filibuster reform than this one, the fact of the matter is that not every one, including Senators I respect, agreed with me. I am especially thinking of my Senator, Barbara Boxer, and Senator Patrick Lahey who have impeccable records of fighting for progressive issues.
I'm disappointed that the filibuster reform agreement is not more extensive, but some change is better than no change at all.— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) January 25, 2013
She’s gettin’ how the Senate works! Good for her. (Keep at it, Elizabeth!)
Yes Indeed, JO! I think it behooves all of us to understand that in politics it’s rare that you have 100% success in changing the system.
Agree! It’s a learning process, that’s for sure.
We have a lot of work to do to make our democracy functional again. My real take away from the President’s Inaugural Address is summarized in these two lines:
(1) You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.
(2) You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time.
In the final analysis, most of our problems are the result of apathy and neglect of our duties as citizens, including “not only … the votes we cast, but …. the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals”.
Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Reach Filibuster Reform Deal [UPDATE] huff.to/10CID5Y via @HuffPostPol Is this caving or what?— Nelson (@Yardarm756) January 25, 2013
Good for her. I’m on a wait and see mode.
First date conversation..
Conversation starts with the lady asking the man if he drinks.
Lady: Do you drink?
Lady: How much a day?
Man: 3 six packs
Lady: How much per six pack
Man: about $10.00
Lady: And how long have you been drinking?
Man: 15 years
Lady: So 1 six pack cost $10.00 and you have 3 six packs a day which puts your spending each month at $900. In one year, it would be $10,800 correct?
Lady: If in 1 year you spend $10,800 not accounting for inflation, the past 15 years puts your spending at $162,000 correct?
Lady: Do you know that if you hadn’t drank, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 15 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?
Man: Do you drink?
Man: Where’s your f….. Ferrari?
This could fit so many conversations with know-it-all types! Ha!
Sure would especially when trying to impress someone with your er,ah superior knowledge, eh?
Yes, but sometimes there’s no “trying to” impress. Sometimes one just impresses. If one is superior. In the knowledge. Not that I am, of course! Nothin’ like that. Moving on.
I had to read that a few times, the full-stops threw me off!!
I was trying to impress with my superior knowledge of full-stops!
Ha – didn’t work, eh? Moving on.
. . .
Yeah. Moving right along.
I think I’ve had that conversation!!
How’d that work out? You got the car or the beer?
The beer! Who needs wheels?!
It figures. Ferrari drivers don’t body surf.
That’s true, Chips. You got the beer, you’ll get a ride! Problem solved.
Some blokes might add: Without all the beer you wouldn’t be cute right now.
But NO BLOKES THAT WE KNOW!!!!!!
Kerry Pledges To Confront Climate Change: ‘I Will Be A Passionate Advocate’ Of Action clmpr.gs/XCSqXK via @thinkprogress— BWD (@theonlyadult) January 25, 2013
Sweet goobly, the new SEC head looks like she eats the souls of miscreants!
Ok, in a less cranky mood right now. I blocked a user from our online reference chat who was talking “hood” and trying to get a librarian’s phone number and a date with her. That got my jollies off.
“….and trying to get a librarian’s phone number and a date with her.”
Isn’t Frank Lampard moving your way soon? It was probably him.
Hey, Frankie is the soul of propriety. John Terry, on the other hand….
In October 1992, now-Justice Sotomayor was sworn in to serve on the District Court for the Southern District of New York, the mother court, the oldest district court in the nation. PBO sure knows how to pick the best…..
I finished the biography of Justice Sotomayor last night, and do highly recommend it as an excellent and educational read. I come away from her story feeling both impressed and astonished, and have a deeper knowing that Change will INDEED come when people with this high intelligence and integrity begin now to steer the course Forward.
Thanks for the recommendation Pamela, I’d love to read it, her story is inspirational.
I’m looking forward to finding it. Was disappointed that not only did my local Costco NOT have the book,but their minuscule had rwnj titles and NO progressives! Had to stop at the membership desk on the way out to fill out a complaint card. Now I pissed that I didn’t take time to go to the Costco in Pentagon City on Saturday…
Hi Pamela! I was looking for either that or the Grunwald New Deal book in the airport book stand today, and yesterday at Target but didn’t find either. I suppose I’ll remember another time when I’m in a real bookstore.
I had to SHARE this spot-on Cesca piece on the ole Facebookss with the comment: How DOES someone like teddy nugent get this imbecilic, delusional and laughable? An especially virulent strain of cat-scratch fever?
Fun read—-sleepless from worry about election produces scary vision of Tagg Romney in crack on ceiling…
How cute is that picture of Bo out in the snow? Real cute.
I just spotted that black and white image of Bo the Snow Dog, Chips! Can’t thank you enough. It’s a keeper.
Really KFC? http://t.co/kBmdX6O6— docrocktex (@docrocktex26) January 25, 2013
Big feature of new GOP electoral plan: makes white votes count for a lot more than non-white votes talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/… via @TPM— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 25, 2013
West Wing Week!
Two old guys, Rick 80 and Bill 87, were sitting on a park bench one morning The 87-year-old had just finished his morning jog and wasn’t even short of breath.
The 80-year-old was amazed at the guy’s stamina and asked him what he did to have so much energy.
The 87-year-old said, “Well, I eat rye bread every day. It keeps your energy level high and you’ll have great stamina with the ladies.”
So, on the way home the 80-year-old stopped at the bakery.
As he was looking around, the saleslady asked if he needed any help.
He said, “Do you have any rye bread?”
She said, “Yes, there’s a whole shelf of it. Would you like some?”
He said, “I want five loaves.”
She said, “My goodness, five loaves! By the time you get to the 3rd loaf, it’ll be hard.”
He replied, “I can’t believe everybody knows about this shit but me.”
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