The President will call on Congress to pass a short-term budget package that would delay automatic, across-the-board cuts known as the sequester
White House live
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Right behind you……..comment!
Oh snap. I made #1
Thanks, again, Sheri for the link …
Dear @maddow @Lawrence @MartinBashir long past time we deal with the facts about just who are 'illegal' immigrants gaw.kr/11GCZ87— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
Yes, love this.
My pleasure Bob- it was an awesome smack down he gave, I loved it. thank YOU for sending it to everyone!
The only ‘message’ I have for Cantor …
Dear @NancyPelosi tell Cantor when the GOP protects women, creates jobs, supports gun control & immigration reform they'll become relevant.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
CNN now streaming ….
Laws of Nature
**Law of Mechanical Repair -After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.
**Law of Gravity – Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
** Law of Probability- The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
**Law of Random Numbers – If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.
5.Supermarket Law – As soon as you get in the smallest line, the cashier will have to call for help.
**Variation Law -If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.
**Law of the Bath – When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
** Law of Close Encounters -The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.
** Law of the Result – When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will.
*** Law of Biomechanics -The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
**** Law of the Theater & Hockey Arena – At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.
*** The Coffee Law – As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
*** Murphy’s Law of Lockers- If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
*** Law of Physical Surfaces- The chances of an open-faced jam sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.
***Law of Logical Argument-Anything is possible if you don’t know what you are talking about.
*** Brown’s Law of Physical Appearance – If the clothes fit, they’re ugly.
***Oliver’s Law of Public Speaking- A closed mouth gathers no feet.
***Wilson’s Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy -As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.
*** Doctors’ Law- If you don’t feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you’ll feel better… But don’t make an appointment, and you’ll stay sick. This has been proven over and over with taking children to the pediatrician.
Oh, Yardarm, I’ll have to check again, but I think I’ve “been there” for all of them! Except maybe the locker room, ’cause I don’t “do” locker rooms. Loved it. Happy Tuesday to you – with a speech from the President to boot! #GonnaBeAGoodDay
My story exactly, Jacq! With each passing one, I found myself muttering, “yup – been there, done that”!
I see you’ve been there, eh?
Every last one of ‘em!
Trust me. You are not alone.
Chuck Todd pretends he doesn’t know what happened last year
If so many people hated idea of sequester, then how did it become law? This "it was their idea" blame game is dumb. All of DC owns it.— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 05, 2013
I’d like to respond to chuck, but all I can ever think to say back to him is “shut up,” and that’s getting a little boring. Even for me.
I know. Its so hard to speak eloquently to stupid.
Yes, and – even if he answers, as he did a couple of times to me – he never admits fault and remains stupid.
They NEVER admit to anything. Never.
More and more, I have the thought to say to people . . . . “Shut.up.” It’s liberating.
I replied to him that I thought it must be very hard to do his job with such a severe memory loss.
That’s even better than just tellin’ him to “shut up.” Go, Jackie!
@PressSec more false equivalence as #ChuckTodd pretends not to know what the GOP did in July/Aug 2011 twitter.com/chucktodd/stat… cc @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
Here's a clue to .@chucktodd: The GOP held the nation's credit worthiness hostage in 2011. The sequester came from there. #newstainer— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 05, 2013
Chuck Todd is a waste !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with Todd. I don’t buy the part about all of DC owning it but you do have right now way too many politicians running around pretending they never agreed to do what they agreed to do.
We have Republicans doing that and we got here because Republicans held the economy hostage last year.
Exactly. Now they’re going “who me?” Todd’s wrong about all of DC owning it. It’s Republicans that own it.
Chuck Todd says: “This “it was their idea” blame game is dumb. All of DC owns it.”
Derbingle says: “I agree with Todd.”
Then Derbingle says: “Todd’s wrong about all of DC owning it. It’s Republicans that own it.”
Me, I am totally confused was Chuck Todd right or wrong?
This part I agree with “If so many people hated idea of sequester, then how did it become law? ” This part not so much,”All of DC owns it.” Todd can’t bring himself to admit this is a mostly Republican problem.
Ugh! What a complete tool!
And our President shows once again, exactly WHY we elected him, yes?
Game-Show Host Bob Barker Joins Rabbis n NRA Enemy List even though he sleeps w/.38 pistol bedside bloom.bg/XH61hV http://t.co/ZIFsIh1P— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2013
RT @Xultar: Call the @nra 18006723888
To get on the enemies list! I will, later today.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
RT @Xultar: Call the @nra 18006723888
To get on the enemies list! I will, later today.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
This is a great idea. We could make that list reach tens of millions and then ask the NRA why they were the enemy of so many Americans.
PCCC act.boldprogressives.org/survey/gun_own… will air an ad featuring a KY veteran calling on McConnell 2 support a AWBan N other firearms youtu.be/UmVLznif9u0— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2013
39% of voters nationally say they'd be LESS likely to vote for an NRA endorsed candidate, 26% more likely: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/02/v…— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) February 05, 2013
Some days I actually begin to believe that the American people are becoming less stupid. Maybe PBO does have magic powers.
Change has come!
Former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey (R) told the Boston Herald that she won’t run for Secretary of State John Kerry’s old seat in the special election scheduled for June 25.
Washington Post: “Healey joins a growing list of Republicans in turning down the race, including former senator Scott Brown, former congressional candidate Richard Tisei, former governor Bill Weld and Romney’s oldest son, Tagg Romney.”
They’re droppping like flies.
And I laugh.
It seems the White House meme is “self-inflicted wounds.”
And we know EXACTLY who it is doing the inflicting.
Go, POTUS, Go.
No false equivalency or undue graciousness needed now.
The GOP/MSM can take the full weight for their policies.
So many hearings and speeches, only two ears. Watching CSPANs. There’s a disruption going on in the chambers of the immigration policy House Judiciary Committee hearing. There’s Eric Cantor presenting the Republican Agenda, as if we didn’t already know that. Then, there’s the House discussing a Repub budget resolution, of which a NY Dem rep just called a stupid piece of legislation. The vote is expected at 2pm.
Oh my, so many choices.
I wish I knew what NY Rep that was. He deserves a valentine. Love it when these guys put the bs aside and call thing what they are.
it was a female and I didn’t catch her name. she made the remark as she was leaving the podium.
PBO to visit Israel this spring.
meta – Forgive my lack of memory on this, but is this Pres. Obama’s first trip to Israel since he became President in ’09?
It is J, he was there when he was a Senator.
Thanks, Chips! Hmmm … wonder if he and SOS Kerry will visit, as a statement, kind of the same way SOS Clinton went to Russia and symbolically set the “RESET” button? That reset thingie in the flesh was a little nerdy, but I mean figuratively and symbolically.
Or not. (Nobody’s askin’ me for my diplomatic advice, that’s for sure!)
White House confirms he'll travel to Israel in the spring, dates to come. Israel's Channel 10 says March 20: backchannel.al-monitor.com/?p=4347 @Daroff— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) February 05, 2013
Cantor just said at the AEI we need more federal money for medical research. This is too much.
Good. And PBO is going to make him regret that he ever said it. I can see him giving a speech sometime this year: “And so I agree with Eric Cantor. We should spend more federal money for research.” Ouch.
He also promoted a Dream Act which he has previously voted against.
Poor little Eric, he’s getting so confused. So hard to keep your wires straight when all your screws are loose.
Ha! So true.
The President has a big speech coming up in a few days where he can conveniently drop in these references – called the State of the Union. Oh, how stupid will Cantor look when he and his buddies refuse to applaud these ideas that are part of their new “marketing”, simply because these ideas don’t reflect their policies to inflict as much damage and harm to the American people as possible.
Oh, I keep momentarily forgetting the SOTU ! And, yes, can’t wait to see Cantor’s face twitch during the big event. Also can’t wait to see VP Biden sitting behind the President during the speech, cancelling out the ugly that is Boehner sitting next to him.
Federal gov will post $845 billion deficit this year, first time in 5 yrs that shortfall has dipped below $1 trillion bloom.bg/WOF8I1— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2013
“At 5.3 percent of GDP, defecit would be only about half as large, relative to the size of the economy, as the deficit was in 2009.” Obama promised to halve the deficit in his first term and he came pretty close.
Quick. Somebody tweet Scarbourough. Wonder if he will bring up the 5 year shortfall and dipping below 1 trillion when he bloviates tomorrow morning on Morning’ Joe?
Media is whining that twitter “trolls” are calling them out for complaining that POTUS doesn’t answer questions. We’ve seen their work so don’t be surprised that we think you all have shit for brains.
ha I called them out.. I dare one to call me a troll .. just sayin’
In "Zero Dark Thirty, Part 2," prisoners are forced to listen to an Eric Cantor speech.— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) February 05, 2013
Yep, dotster, and being subjected to such an extreme form of torture,they confessed all and threw in their first born if their
torturers would only make it stop.
Ha! Exactly. He always gives me a strong cream pie throwing urge.
Here is a primer on President Obama’s upcoming trip to Isreal in March, and the State of play internally in Isreal.
“Wait what about voting Likud? he asked "forget about it" “Since 99 I haven’t encountered such intense hatred for Bibi” haaretz.com/news/israeli-e…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 25, 2013
6 Israeli security chiefs stun the world, now say they are afraid for Israel’s future as a democratic and Jewish state amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/28/six…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 29, 2013
That’s a stunning piece. And quite telling that Bibi has no plans to view the documentary.
This is the reality Bibi will never escape ….
“Against the backdrop of the currently frozen peace process, all six argue – to varying degrees – that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land is bad for the state of Israel.
The oldest amongst the former chiefs, Avraham Shalom, says Israel lost touch with how to coexist with the Palestinians as far back as the aftermath of the Six Day War of 1967, with the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, when the country started doubling down on terrorism. “We forgot about the Palestinian issue,” Shalom says in the film.
Moreh said he was shocked to hear Avraham Shalom, Austrian-born and a refugee of the Nazis, compare the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories to Germany’s occupation of Europe. “Bear in mind that Avraham Shalom was born in Vienna,” Moreh said. “And at the Kristallnacht he was forced by his mother to go to school and was beaten almost to death by his classmates… He said ‘I experienced firsthand what it means to be under a racist regime.’”
Moreh knew that he had to include that part of the interview in the film. “I said to myself I have to keep it, because he understands what he speaks.” “Only Jews can say those kind of words,” he told Amanpour. “And only they can have the justification to speak as they spoke in the film.”
First election takes: Bibi’s blunders, Lapid’s luster, Bennett’s believers – and Obama’s revenge haaretz.com/blogs/west-of-…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) January 23, 2013
Yair Lapid, the man who has Bibi looking over his shoulder.
forward.com/articles/16983… sings 'A Little Help From My Friends' youtu.be/CZdDtz4Km4U— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2013
Wow – I didn’t know the President was travelling to Israel in March! This should be very interesting. Might need to take a couple of days off to watch the proceedings…
Also Turkey, Sudia Arabia, Jordan, West Bank. Israeli media reporting March 20th.
Yeah! But, I doubt any of us will get a decent night’s sleep until he’s safely back in the White House. That’s going to be quite a trip…
I know, theo. I happiest when he’s in the White House behind a lot of well-guarded doors. I’m glad he’s not popping into Syria.
Since our MSM never give full coverage to the President’s trips abroad, who knows if they’ll bother to cover this, unless it’s with non-stop punditry on how the President “doesn’t support Israel” and other lies. Barf. Luckily, there are other ways to get our news and information on his visits to other countries.
Went home at lunch and turned on the TV – it was apparently already at CSPAN. I heard someone talking while I was making my lunch – I thought “Wow, that person sounds very monotonous and boring – I don’t want to listen to him talk very long.” Went into the living room – it was Mr. Cantor, looking down and reading off a sheet. BOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRING. I switched it over to CNN for POTUS immediately. Thank goodness I had such a fine choice.
Yes, they have to look down and read off a sheet, because they’re not allowed modern conveniences like teleprompters. Gag. Glad I missed Cantor, even accidentally.
Hey all , I think this is a petition most of here can get behind and sign (hopefully) : https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/vigorously-support-womens-rights-fully-engaging-efforts-ratify-1972-equal-rights-amendment-era/16XQWXpS?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl
ps, theres only 5 days left on it and it needs 5000 more signatures. Not my petition, but I signed and support it.
good of you Bob, thanks.
awesome, thank you Cindy
Thanks for the link, sherijr. I signed.
ohhh you’re quite welcome & thank you.
JACKALS HAVE SELECTIVE AMNESIA AND QUESTION ADMINISTRATION TRANSPARENCY ON DRONES. PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY REMINDS THEM OF PUBLIC SPEECHES MADE BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON DRONES IN THE PAST THAT DID NOT GET THE ATTENTION OF THE NBC “EXCLUSIVE” ON LEAKED WHITE PAPER. THE “UNCLASSIFIED” WHITE PAPER WAS PROVIDED TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
1) John Brennan
2) Eric Holder
3) Harold Koh
4) Jeh Johnson
I don’t think they have selective amnesia. They are just flat out lazy.
FACT: GOP, for 4+ yr, have inflicted more harm to America's economy & Americans than any foreign terrorist ever has. @whitehouse @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
“Needless to say, this plan — the creation of the Congressional Progressive Caucus — has no chance whatsoever of passing Congress. Which is exactly the point: No plan that prioritizes job creation as the best means of reducing the deficit; no plan that cuts defense while determinedly avoiding any cuts that would hurt the poor and elderly; no plan that includes equivalent concessions by both sides — could ever have a prayer in today’s Washington. It’s yet another indication of how out of whack Washington’s priorities are.”
New plan from House libs does unthinkable: Fixes deficit w/new revenues, defense cuts, AND more stimulus: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 05, 2013
The juxtaposition of this proposal from Congressional Progressives and the re-branding rhetoric from Eric Cantor today is striking. Serious, pragmatic and balanced proposals from the Democrats and nothing but lip service from the GOP.
Dear @whitehouse House Dems' plan wapo.st/11nOyld as you know, is what Americans overwhelmingly supported on 6Nov2012 cc @NancyPelosi— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
Yes We Can
I never realized S. E. Cupp was such an authority on the Constitution and drone strikes.
Remember, she is a Glenn Beck employee. The thinking is the same as his and that Amy Holmes. Will Cain. Why CNN and MSNBC have these people on is part of the problem.
So long as S.E. Cupp keeps saying bat poop nonsense, her being an Atheist is never questioned by the Religious right.
That explains it then. I thought they were just stupid.
That is funny. There is big money playing a rwnj on teevee.
Bill – Don’t forget duck hunting.
Verbals last month as Fed Chairman. That means, when Potus pucks a successor, practically the whole Board will be Obama appointees!
I was watching and reading some stuff about the Inauguration and the Today show had this black woman name Robin Givihan from Washington Post talking about Michelle Obama’s fashion style. Why do any of you know of this Robin woman, I get the sense she is no fan of our FLOTUS. I could be wrong.
She used to be fashion editor of the Washington Post. In 2009 she criticized FLOTUS for wearing shorts on vacation.
C-SPAN has the video of Pres. Obama’s remarks.
AHEM: Correct me if I’m wrong. When Senate Democrats say they don’t want to reform the filibuster because GOP might use it to their advantage when they get the majority, Liberals say that’s not a good enough excuse to not do something. So why is that a good excuse when it comes to drones? George W. didn’t need precedence when he governed and neither will the next President or the one after that. Sure they can say, “well the last guy did it” but as we know from George W., the next president can find a way. Argue that you are a pacifist and don’t want any type of military action but I just don’t buy the precedence argument.
.@IsikoffNBC on DOJ whitepaper “may have been right about Awlaki – but what kind of prescient does that set?” nbcnews.to/WMRkvY— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) February 05, 2013
prescient? What kind of ‘prescient’?
lol…I’m guessing that’s a typo.
GB, I don’t like Mitchell so it’s hard for me to mentally cut her any slack. Usually the sight of her alone spouting her bias makes me want to barf.
I know what you mean.
I notice she stuck up a twitter profile picture WITH Nancy Smash – trying to benefit from some of Mrs. P’s good vibes?
Hmmm…maybe she’s a secret liberal?
Nah! More likely a secret seeker of consequence. Why post a picture with Nancy Smash except to ‘show off’?
They make soooo sick!! Drones are nothing new. They’ve been around since just after World War I. The Patriot Act is nothing unique either…to President Bush nor President Obama. Laws have always existed that allow the government to react and punish in the face of insurgency. By what authority do you think the government interned German and Italian Americans in 1939 or Japanese Americans in 1942?
This is true.
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