@PeteSouza: Photo of POTUS mtg w speechwriters Cody Keenan and Jon Favreau today
If you plot to kill innocent people it doesn't matter where you were born you're a terrorist & should be stopped by whatever means available— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 06, 2013
Amen Bobfr, I wholeheartly agree.
Excellent Bob, you had that tweet ready to go! My mind goes blank when I see that new post pop up.
Hello Mary and congrats. Lots to talk about today!
I’ve been sequestered in school in a Teacher Lab meeting all day – so I’m completely conversationless. Unless you want to talk about teaching Visible Thinking routines to second grades, that is. (Which is really quite awesome)
Will it work with dogs? Never mind…
Get your rest…
sounds really interesting, what’s the theory behind it and how is it applied at that grade level?
This was developed by Ron Ritchart quite a few years ago. The idea is that we need to teach children how to think by making thinking visible to them (because of course they can’t see your thinking and most do not engage in the kind of conversations where they are asked for their ideas and are asked to justify them). So there are simple routines like asking a question and then following up with “What makes you say that?”. We do one called “Think-Puzzle- Explore”. First I ask them what they think they know about the topic, then they generate questions they would like to find answers for, then we discuss ways of finding out that information. If we read a book, we might do “Color-Symbol-Image”-they pick a color to represent an emotion present in the book, a symbol that represents the “heart” of the story, and an important image from the story. Today we saw a lesson called “Generate-Sort-Connect”. The children began by generating a list of ideas from their unit on Economics. They wrote each word on a separate sticky note. They were free to discuss as they worked. Then they sorted all the stickies into groups that they determined and labeled them (I saw “want”s, “needs”, “opportunity cost”, “scarcity”, “business” etc. Finally they drew lines to show connections between the groups and wrote a sentence describing the connections. This was a group of mixed first and second graders. It’s really powerful and exciting work.
oh my that is too cool. I’m always interested in these kind of techniques. Thank you for sharing.
Probably a bit too long-winded!
not at all. I’ve already copied it to my ‘things to look into for future reference/resource’ file. My grandson is 2nd grade and I like to stay aware of what’s going on at his grade level. this helps thanks.
This is a link that briefly describes some of the routines that might be used in lower el. You can ‘like’ MakingThinkingVisible on facebook – Ron Ritchart posts on there frequently, and if you’re interested in seeing it in action, there are lots of youtube videos at all different levels if you search for ‘making thinking visible’ or ‘visible thinking routines’.
thank you so much maryl1
Thank you for being so interested.
Love it, Dudette!!! Tina Turner is unbelievably fabulous!
Not even close. Nice try though.
Well, if I hadn’t had to relog into WP, I would have made it. I could have been a winna!!!! Instead I am a whiner. Congrats Meryl1
I’d usually say “excuses, excuses, excuses”, but I’ve had to relog-in over and over the past few days …. so, tragically, I can’t tease you.
As if that would stop you. That was a good looking dress.
Huh, “a good looking dress”? You changed yer tune, you called off our marriage because of it yesterday. Sheesh, men are so fickle.
Alert: BOYS GANGING UP!!!!!
Self preservation is more like it.
Hey wing man, this is between me and her. But you speak wise words.
Sorry. I’ll go to my room.
I didn’t call it off. Just said I had some thinking to do. Could mean a lot of things.
Aye you’re a quick nimble fingered lot tonight.
Great photo @petesouza be sure not to miss @TheRevAl BUSTING Cantor's plagiarism of President Obama's Kansas 2011 speech. cc @FLOTUS— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
Very much looking forward to the video!!
I like the Black and White photo of POTUS and his speech writers.
Here’s the link to the video
Thanks, Bob. Eric Cantor looks like a fool. His trying to emulate PBO in any way is like a little girl wearing mommy’s high heels–only little girls grow up and he can’t. He’s gotten that PBO’s words stir people and he figures if he just uses a few of them, maybe somebody will think he, too, has some star power. He’s a pathetic excuse for a human being and a seriously unpleasant politician. If he thinks he’s going to get the kind of points that will make him the Speaker of the House, as Abby Hoffman suggested, I think he mistakes the lunatics he works with.
Word Press played me. Got me thinking I was about to be #1, when I’m no where near it
Aw LadyTNT – I anoint you the, well, moral winner!!
Ohhhhhhh that’s goooooood!
Yessssssssss it is …..
Wow..I must strive to come first to get such a beautiful prize. Congrats Maryl1!
I’m sure it’ll be shared, Hopefruit!
Yes, Hope, even though you played me the other night with that “Beyonce has a sore throat” ish, I will share my pic with you. I’m just cool like that
THANK YOU CHIPS!!!!!! I am a VERY HAPPY woman right now!!! OMG!!!
Thank you Chipsticks for putting a little more pep in my step this evening. I just got home and WHAMMO!!!!
Jon F let his hair grow out! It is pretty!
Kudlow is reporting that the country is at an all time high of the number of millionaires and billionaires. He says it is due to “free market capitalism”. No mention of the policies of PBO.
I’ll be happy to join that club and credit God and PBO!
Probably no mention in the number poor and hungry going without basic essentials because of the income disparity, and the GOP plot to make those poor and hungry pay more in taxes, because they’re just not paying their fair share…? Wouldn’t want to become a “nation of takers” now, would we?
No, Theo, they mustn’t mention the “unmentionables.” Those people just need to know their place–take what crumbs are given to them and don’t ask questions.
Rev. Al just teased me with Johnny be Good. Off to youtube for a fix.
Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhrrr!!!! I’m gonna miss John’s hotness………………………………………. Oh, ahhhhh.um, and his speech writing skills……………yeaaaaah.
He did have lovely hair.
Smart and sexy. Killer combo!
Yep…….. His ‘hair’ was exceptionally ‘lovely.’
Yes, yes Lisa!!! Brilliant young man. What a journey for him.HZ
Amen, sister! http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-little-mind-experiment-on-targeted.html
A little mind experiment on targeted drone strikes
I’ll never be President, but I know who I am and I assure you, as in 100%, if I had received the NIE attached to this tweet …
Dear @whitehouse We the People are aware of the CIA memo to GWB http://t.co/hlFTOfef and We know how different #PBO's response would've been— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 24, 2013
… and I had precise target information, particularly if I had the capacity to verify the presence of known terrorists at the time of giving the command to fire (a specific capacity of a drone), I would not have hesitated to do so. When you take an Oath to protect and defend it means you do everything you possibly can to stop anyone from harming Americans.
I’m an MD and have never killed anyone and have no intention of ever doing so, but I also understand the responsibilities of the Office of the President and the responsibility of protecting lives of innocent Americans is second to none.
“I’m an MD and have never killed anyone and have no intention of ever doing so, but I also understand the responsibilities of the Office of the President and the responsibility of protecting lives of innocent Americans is second to none.”
Bobfr, thank you for this wonderful tweet and comment. I agree with you 1000%! I am really sick and tired of the so called progressives who refuse to face reality!
This is an amazingly funny and amazingly amazing story. And who can resist this headline?
Meet Kai, the Homeless Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker With a Heart of Gold
Ha! I was about to watch this earlier today that when someone walked up to my desk at work and I have to close the window fast!
Thanks for reminding me about it. I love this blog!!
Love this dude: “smash, smash, suh-mash!”
Raise a glass!!
Happy Birthday FMLA! You allowed me to care for my newborn. How has it helped you? #FMLA20 ow.ly/i/1tyvZ #fem2— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) February 06, 2013
So is Jon Favreau coming to Hollywood to join Jon Favreau in a new production company called “Favreaux Deux”?
So the apples just sit there all day ? Come on doods, have at it.
I volunteer to help them dispose of the apples properly.
Did someone wash those apples and wipe them dry before they put them in the bowl? What kind of apples are they? Were they grown organically? What do they do with the apple cores? Don’t they need napkins nearby? After the first couple of bites, apples can get messy.
Do they don’t eat those apples after they’ve been sitting out all day, what happens to them? Does someone make a pie or applesauce or do they stick ‘em in the fridge overnight and put ‘em back out on the table the next day.
These things bother me.
I see and I’m sure you’re ready and willing to go ask PBO all these questions!!(no matter if he has a clue or not)
Your Roving TOD Reporter is ready for duty! [saaa--lute!]
I’ll hit him with my burning, substantive questions…
Let’s see I’ll need a camera crew, private jet for my posse, accomodations in the Lincoln Bedroom (hmm, maybe SLOTUS won’t mind putting up the crew at the Naval Observatory), a limo for transport to off-site dinner excursions (er.. research), new wardrobe, a manicurist, hair dresser (oh maybe Mrs. O wouldn’t mind sharing her’s for a short stint), personal chef (er… food consultant — you know Chef Comerford is lovely, but I don’t think I can trust her to give up juice when it comes to those apples).
I’ll need to stay there for at least a week, so I have enough material for the editors to whittle down my five-part expose’ entitled “Apple-gate: The Scandal That Rocked the White House To Its Core” [Heh, heh... See what I did there? Clever huh?] It’ll be a BLOCKBUSTER!
The people DEMAND answers and I’m gonna get ‘em!
“Mr. President, exactly how DID you like them apples?”
[Oh, Matt Damon would be sooo proud!] I can see it now — my name will be in lights… I’ll win a Pulizter, maybe an Emmy…
How many apples? Always the same number??? Mark Knoller wants to know!
Waiting Times at Ballot Boxes Draw Scrutiny 18% D's waited at least 30min 2 vote, compared w/11% of ind's n 9% of R's. nyti.ms/12oub6P— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2013
Senators ask Obama to justify his authority to kill US citizens
By Ramsey Cox
A bipartisan group of senators asked President Obama for legal justifications for his authority to kill American citizens during the course of counterterrorism operations.
On Monday, Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Dick Durbin (Ill.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Al Franken (D- Minn.) sent Obama a letter seeking the legal opinions issued by the Department of Justice, which give the president authority to authorize the deaths of U.S. citizens.
I can’t stand Congress, they have no Allegiance, except to their own Power driven Jobs!
Jovie, I thought you’d abandoned us!
I was beginning to wonder the same thing.
Except for noobie franken & begich, didn’t these fuckers vote for the illegal wars which killed hundreds of thousands iraqis and thousands of americans?
… and pass the Patriot Act.
Aren’t these the same people who refuse to let the President close down Gitmo and set up a new facility or even to transfer and try terrorists on US soil? What exactly do they want the President to do if he captures terrorists overseas? Where should he put them? Will they petition for the release of these Americans plotting to harm other Americans like they’ve done with Bradley Manning? It’s an impossible situation. All you can do is shake your head.
It’s just a 250 year old separation of powers war.
Of course, when Bush was President the Congress critters held their Flak! He had Henchmen that would and did ruin you.
Maybe they need to be treated roughly. They only seem to respect bullies.
9:50 AM: President Obama departs the White House en route Annapolis, Md.
10:10 AM: Arrives in Annapolis
10:30 AM: Attends the Senate Democratic Issues Conference
11:30 AM: Jay Carney briefs the press
12:25 PM: Pres Obama departs Annapolis
12:45 PM: Arrives at the White House
Those Democratic Senators couldn’t have asked the President about the drone situation behind closed doors tomorrow, instead of getting publicity by undermining him in public today?
“OK with you Wayne?”
Want to scare the hell out of conservative men – Train every woman to be a combat solider & give them a gun to take home- OK with you Wayne?— SSBN608 (@ssbn608) February 06, 2013
I’ll go one better. Bring back chastity belts. Lock it up ladies.
Or better yet, invent a chastity belt for men – why should women be punished?
Now there’s a thought. A locking cod piece,eh!
Jon Favreau is all kinds of HOT….HOT……HOT. Whew…..milk sure did his body good. Smart and hot. Thank you Obama administration.
Was busy making dinner, etc., but did I just hear Ed (on Ed Show) just say that repubs are trying to hire Glenn Beck’s psychiatrist to run for John Kerry’s seat in MA! Oh, LOL!, if that’s what Ed just said. MA voters are savvy now! Lawd, I thought repubs had already hit the bottom of the barrel yesterday, didn’t know there was another level beneath!
Yep, I wasn’t under the influence of Yardarm’s amber liquid at that time! Keith Ablow, Beck’s teevee psych dood! Damn, Yardarm, this might deserve a goblet of some amber liquid! Cheers! LOL!
Ohhhhh that’s goooood! Can I have a sip too?
[Hmmm, where can I get a case of cheesy puffs?]
Chips has the cheesy puffy thingies! Is she sharing? She might if there’s Bombay involved!
Eric Cantor plagiarises President Obama's Osawatame, Kansas speech on fairness, in attempt to rebrand the Republican's video.msnbc.msn.com/politicsnation…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 06, 2013
@DaRiverZkind @GOPLeader Sorry Eddie, sell it somewhere else. You're a term late and a few billion dollars short!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 06, 2013
Claire posted this in the last thread. Delightful conversation between Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Pres. Obama.
It was a great call.
I love the “wow!” at the end. And they should be awed.
Loved it! Makes me feel a little bit better about the Ravens winning.
Me too, PJ!
I love the 49ers, but I must confess that I am liking brother John more than brother Jim. John Harbaugh seems to genuinely like and respect President Obama.
BREAKING!!! Missus’ surgery was officially approved. Now the nub is scheduling it so that I have enough time to ask for time off. But that may not be a huge problem, as her dad and sister are coming out to help, so it won’t be all on me.
Glad to hear your family ordeal is almost over. Wish her a speedy and healthy recovery LL.
That’s great news. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you two.
Excellent LL! I know you both will be relieved to get through it, so she can get home and recover quickly. Hoping it’s a smooth & speedy recovery.So cool that family’s coming to help. Hugs to you all.
Excellent – get yourselves up to Paso Robles!
Why do some policemen just want to harass people? My husband was coming out of a store at a strip shopping center. There was a senior citizen sitting in a parking lot with a flat tire. My husband walked over to her just as an officer came up to her car and told her she had to move the car in 10 minutes or he would make sure it was towed off. My husband told me she must have been in her 70′s. She looked confused and a little scared. My husband asked the officer if he was going to help her change the tire. He said he doesn’t change tires for people. He then left. My husband changed her tire and she was off in less than 10 minutes. The policeman came back in 10 minutes flat. The policeman got out of the car just in time to hear my husband call him a jerk.
All I know was he was in a good mood this morning before I left for work and now…confused and pretty angry. What happened to “Protect and SERVE”?
I wish your hubby could’ve gotten that officer’s name or badge number so he could report that creep. That was totally uncalled for. It’s always the few jerks out there that give the rest of the good ones a bad name. My brother”s retired now and I have several cousins that are either active or retired LE officers. If they saw a fellow officer treat a senior citizen like that they would never put up with it.
Please call your Mayor and Chief of Police and file a complaint. Nothing worse than public servants with attitude! I’m blessed to live in a small town where most of the officers are friendly — the one’s that aren’t get put on “Front St. & Blast” when they act out…
They will know who had that patrol at that time.
Yes, excellent point Alycee and japa!
There are bad people in every profession. Some of them seek positions of authority so they can bully people with impunity. And they are cowards, too, as this one clearly was if he could bully a 70 year old woman. Thank heavens your husband happened along at just the right time. Sounds like divine intervention! The good karma headed for your husband will be fantastic!
Ed Schultz is a fair wind ass hole. Whatcha gonna do if your neighbor has a cannon in his front yard and it’s pointed at your house and he’s told all the neighbor hood he wants to take you out.
Ed needs to take his moral high ground down to where the WTC use to be.
Tweet that to him, sailor. He needs to be told!
I agree with you yardarm756. I knew Ed was going to have a dam crazy fit.
My tweet is on the fritz!
In_deed, sailor ….
Read this @edshow bit.ly/11IACBJ as you stroll to where the WTC used to be & think about it. Sure wish #PBO had been CIC then. @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 06, 2013
#TrustBarack He’s Earned It
Evidently, Maddow needs to do some serious reflecting on what it actually means to take the Oath of Office of the President of the United States of America ….
Read this @maddow bit.ly/11IACBJ as you stroll to where the WTC used to be & think about it. Sure wish #PBO had been CIC then. cc @VP— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 06, 2013
None of these people have any spine or have any idea what type of courage it takes to defend the innocent from people who would literally nuke Manhattan, Paris, London, Tokyo, Sydney tomorrow …. and be eager to do more the next day. They are truly clueless.
Amen brother. Amen.
Exactly! There is nothing academic about people plotting to slaughter innocent people. I am grateful we have CIC willing to do whatever is necessary and effective to take out people who are intent on terrorizing innocent people.
Jon Favreau President Obama's head speechwriter is departing. Here's d process of how a State of the Union is crafted youtu.be/-fBWo_TO7xQ— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 06, 2013
Also here is a Kody Keener cameo from the 2012 SOTU.
Joe Walsh forming super PAC to fight Karl Rove’s super PAC
Have to find an alternative to popcorn since I don’t eat it! Maybe some of those addicting kale chips?
Almost tempted to donate, except I know Joe is a grifter and would keep all the money for himself.
Got some serious child support payments he hasn’t been making:) Save your hard earned money…watch them eat their own.
Cheesy puffs, darling!!
CHEESY PUFFS! How could I forget the cheesy puffs? !!
I tired the kale chips, didn’t do it for me, so it’s back to popcorn.
Schultz baffles me. In one show he can act like Obama is a savior and Satan separated only by a commercial break.— Jennifer (@jhw2212) February 06, 2013
I know, right?
Jennifer is right about Schultz! But I think her assessment about Schultz is also applicable to Chris Matthews and, to some extent, Rachel Maddow!
CBO: "ACA saves 200 billion more than thought, 2X revenue gov would generate by raising eligibility age from 65 to 67" theatlantic.com/business/archi…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2013
Tom Cole: #GOP Prefers Deep Defense Cuts To Any Revenue tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/tom-co… via @TPM— Margaret (@Margaretherapy) February 06, 2013
amk, as we have discussed before, we knew the GOP were so totally whacked that they were actually going to enable President Obama to restructure the DOD in a way no ‘liberal’ President would have ever dreamed of being able to achieve!!! And, he’s going to have Chuck Hagel wielding the fiscal axe!!!
Dear #PBO – House GOP has swallowed hook/line/sinker tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/tom-co… will enable you to reduce, massively, DOD. Well done! @whitehouse— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 06, 2013
wonder what mic’s will do now.
LL, I send lots of thoughts to you and your wife for her recovery and lots of loving healing. ()HZ
firefox 18.0.2 is out.
OMG!! Former White House physician Connie Mariano, M.D. on Chris Christie: "I’m worried about this man dying in office" politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/05/for…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 06, 2013
I agree. That guy is not long for this world with the state of his health. He is panting just sitting at a desk and talking.
He is the perfect example of too big to fail….er…. I mean to fall.
Great story from desertflower’s link in the previous thread:
Amazing Embryonic #StemCellResearch breakthrough! yhoo.it/11IG3R4 TY Prez #Obama for funding #science! @whitehouse— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 06, 2013
Isn’t it amazingly wonderful!!!
Now it’s Rachel Maddow’s turn to preach her B.S. about protecting terrorists Americans citizens who don’t give a dam about this country or folks like Rachel Maddow or any other American.
People who would blow us to pieces in a second.
This report was supposed to be for Brennans confirmation hearing.
Another fucking leak?
And by Congress?
Members propose new calculation to reflect ‘true’ unemployment rate
By Pete Kasperowicz
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Monday introduced legislation that would require the government to include people who have stopped looking for work in its headline unemployment calculation — a change that would significantly boost the official unemployment rate.
Under current law, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the so-called “U-3″ measure as the primary nationwide unemployment number. That calculation does not count people who want work but have stopped looking. But another, the “U-5″ measure, does include those people, and thus reflects a higher unemployment level.
You see? They would be thrilled if UE rate was 25%! Simply ecstatic!
somehow more gobinment is less gobinment for these unhinged whackos.
If you’ve stopped looking, you are no longer “in the labor market”. Damn, these people will not stop with the shenanigans!
They can’t win on the merits of their message (or skill), so they try and rig the game so the other side looks bad. These people make my skin crawl! Ugh!!
I’m really tired of this drone foolishness. As far as I’m concerned they can get my attention about American terrorists being executed in Yemen without a trial when the police stop killing unarmed “suspects” in America before they can have one.
Where is First Lady Obama lately?
I even attempted to tweet b/c Ed and Rachel have PMO so bad….I am even watching Piers Morgan…had to decide between guns and drones before I go to bed…JEEZE!
Brilliant, simply brilliant. I agree, he should definitely run for public office down the road!
I think he could do well, Pamela!
Hey! I might even vote for him!
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO At Cantor!!!
Cantor is finally leading from behind…LOL!!
Repeating Obama vision for America….
How's the 2012 Election working for ya?— Kasai (@Kahsai) February 06, 2013
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