CT Post: The six Newtown teachers and administrators who died protecting their students at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be the posthumous recipients of the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal.
President Obama will make the presentations to surviving family members during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 15 in the White House….
The medals will go to the families of:
Dawn Hochsprung, the principal, Mary Sherlach, the school psychologist and teachers Rachel D’Avino, Lauren Rousseau, Anne Murphy and Victoria Soto.
Congrats to you, Allison and a tip of the hat to yardarm.
Elvis Costello ~ Alison: youtu.be/C9GlC9GyF4Y— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 05, 2013
Probably my favorite of his songs. My eldest brother was/is a Costello freak.
Dudette!!! You’ve just reminded me of two of most fave tunes EVER!!!!
(Drat, you have to go YouTube for the first)
Chips likes Elvis too!
(Only Mr C!)
Sorry, should have been more specific.
I’ll forgive you Carol!!
Thank you so much. 😍
Gasp! What a co-inky-dink! I like Mr. C. too! Who knew we’d have so much in common!
Apart from the freaky weirdy nerdy spooky geekiness, we are sisters!
I Yam What I Yam!
I just Googled ‘nerd yam’:
Dudette, is that you?
Can’t tell, just see a red x and an empty box there.
[whatchoo talkin' bout Willis?]
You are good! Dudette!
I’m near the top.
It’s a tie!
Naw. You were one key stroke ahead. Congrats. I’m good with #2.
Oh, don’t be modest! You came in at the same time. Enjoy. Please take a request for a Doobie Brothers song!
I’ll see if I can find one after I post a joke I just got.
Thanks. Maybe what a Fool Believes. That’s kind of a late night one. Jesus is just alright? What ever you think, it’s your ship.
‘preciate that vote of confidence.
Tweety just called Cantor “the young Dick Nixon”. Tweety can nail it at times.
That’s good. I can think of numerous reasons too. Perhaps we should call Cantor “Tricky ‘Ricky”
Ha! Tricky Dicky reminds me of poopy diapers. I was changing poopie diapers when I heard him on TV resigning. 😜
Cantor and Matthews wish.
So is Tweety saying Eric Cantor is a “CROOK”.
This is a wonderful thing to do for the families of these heroes. We rightly focus on the families of the little children, but these were wonderful adults who deserved to live their lives and instead sacrificed them for those in their care. They must never be forgotten.
And it’s be such powerful imagery to bolster the gun reform efforts Jackie, I’m sure with the blessing of the families. Wonderful idea.
Good healthcare news, good technology news and now good economic news. Pres. Obama is WINNING!
CBO says 2013 budget deficit to be $845B. 1st time in years it's under $1T. Why? Bc Pres. Obama pushed for tax revenue. maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 05, 2013
Is the end of fiscal year April 14, or Dec. 31. Or something else?
Ok, something else. TODville residents are so smart. Thanks for the quick answer.
It’s going to be an emotional day for everyone but richly deserved award.
If Americans knew what bullets did 2 human flesh: Why Newtown victim Noah Pozner had a open coffin
thestar.com/opinion/editor… http://t.co/2RnOBsrD— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2013
The sad thing is if it doesn’t affect them personally, they don’t give a shit.
omg. that is an incredible article, and amazing what his mother did:
““I owed it to him as his mother, the good, the bad and the ugly,” she said. “. . . And as a little boy, you have to go in the ground. If I am going to shut my eyes to that I am not his mother. I had to bear it. I had to do it.”
When the governor of Connecticut arrived, she brought him to see Noah in the open casket. “If there is ever a piece of legislation that comes across his desk, I needed it to be real for him.” The governor wept.”
Oh My God!
I felt physically ill reading her description of what was left of her baby…“There was no mouth left,” his mother said. “His jaw was blown away.” – This is beyond sad!!!
He was shot eleven times. Probably even worse than his face and hand.
You have a wise mother and brave mother, Noah. She will always love you. And so will those who knew you.
I was brought up reading with little exposure to TV or movies. When I read things like this I see it, I feel it, I experience it. The first time I saw someone shoot a duck, I could taste blood in my mouth. Books are more vivid to me than movies. Well-written ones.
When I wrote my Congressman and Senator I mention the story of Noah Pozner, what his Mother said his sweet little face look like when she had to identify him.
Even more fantastic news.
CBO says #ObamaCare slowed the growth of healthcare costs by $200B, will provide millions more with healthcare. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 05, 2013
Chris Matthews’s take on the drone program memo obtained by NBC News.
"If an American Citizen had put on a Nazi Uniform and gone after the US, wouldn't we have gone after him?" – Chris Matthews— Pnthrgrlgail (@Mama4Obama1) February 05, 2013
I see where some lefties and MSM are trying to turn this drone memo thing into some big deal, but I’m sorry these American citizens who have turn their back on this country, they don’t give a dam about America and if given a chance they would hit us with another 9/11 or worse, we are fighting people who hate us, who want to kill us, and I feel if we get to them first, well so be it, better than they get to us first.
Sooner or later, most Republicans come to the realization that asking stupid questions is much easier than correcting stupid mistakes.— Mike (@UmustBkiddingME) February 03, 2013
That would also describe the MSM.
Hi Everyone! I have a lot of catchin up to do today. So I’m going back to Rise and Shine first.
But I had to come here to say this, cuz I’m hyperventilating
W-W-W-W-E-T P-O-T-U-S-S-S-S-S-S!!! Oh yeah!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Well alrighty now!
Breathe into a paper bag. That’s supposed to help!
Hello my little D.J. and “Scandal” fan!
A geek moment:
Yes, there's an article on Wikipedia called "Tanks in the Spanish Army". I really don't care if it's accurate; its existence is awesome.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 05, 2013
LL, you frighten me sometimes.
I mean, someone took the time to research the subject and write it up. That deserves kudos.
(You’re still weird)
Well, it’s not like I went LOOKING for it. It’s the frontpaged article on Wikipedia. Blame them. (Still think that Douglas Adams must be smiling from his place of repose.)
He’s weird and wonderful.
This is why I love you LL!
You peaked my interest, found this http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/spanish-civil-war-tanks.asp http://www.ejercito.mde.es/en/materiales/otros/museo-carros.html
Just found out Cory Booker is following me on Twitter. Now I have to watch what I say about him (not really, since I don’t tweet about him and I don’t follow him)
He’s attracted to you though. That means you could impress him with our respect for PBO!
I’ll take this contest. Charismatic, sane, smart Bruce Braley vs. birther, tea party nut, crazy man Steve King—–the 2 early favorites for Harkin’s Iowa senate seat.
Mmm, definitely one to watch!
Rove is going after King; he thinks that if Steven King wins the primary, the dems will keep the Senate seat.
I really really hope that Rove’s money won’t succeed in blocking King… But even if Rove does succeed in making a less radical candidate win the primary, I’m confident dems will come out ahead anyway. This is Iowa, and democrats, thanks to President Obama, will have a big grassroots organization ready to work.
Okay, I laughed: http://t.co/J3FkJrSV— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 05, 2013
Alright since you went there… I didn’t wanna, but this made me laugh!
President Obama, Her Majesty the Queen has a response to your recent photo. http://t.co/k3lwXZRy— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) February 02, 2013
Hot-diggity-damn, my President is FINE!
Okay,back to the Heads Up thread…
Dudette, are you back on an October 2009 post???
Nah. Still swooning over today’s Rise and Shine. [feeeevah!!!!]
Pace yourself girlfriend, or by the time you catch up to us, you will be all a-quiver in a tizzy and near swooning.
Damn the austerity, full sequestration ahead! | Tom Cole: GOP Prefers Sequester To Any New Revenue tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/tom-co…— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 05, 2013
Looks like it’s time for another game of chicken.
2014 looking a whole lot like 2006, if they keep up this idiocy.
Speaking of idiocy, Corbett in PA — the PA ‘taxes are going to go sky high’ if he allows the Feds to help provide health care?
May every alleged Democrat/liberal who stayed home in 2010 take take credit for this monster mess they helped create.
Rep. Cole (R-OK) is one of the saner Republicans. He has a Ph. D in British history. He is not a flame thrower and is close to Boner. He must realize sequester would be a disaster,and this statement is simply for negotiating purposes. PBO has the GOP on the ropes, and they know it.
I just finished writing my new piece on sequestration for TPV which riffs on the “sequestration now, sequestration forever” gambit Cole is running. No, he has no there there.
Wanna bet that republicans will sing a different tune when all the lobbyists “work” on them ?
I’m pretty sure that President Obama’s strategy is to obtain some cuts in defense spending, but cuts based on the ones recommended by the Pentagon (on obsolete arms programs, etc.). What he proposed in the sequester is bigger than what he wants; this gives him and democrats some leeway in the negotiations.
I think that President Obama is counting on the lobbyists of the defense contractors to push for less defense cuts, so republicans will have to accept to close some tax loopholes to raise more revenue.
It will be interesting to watch…
That is one lovely photo of Dawn Hochsprung. May she rest in peace with the grateful thanks of everyone for what she did to save some of those kids.
Want to watch #SOTU live at the @Whitehouse? Apply to attend our latest #WHSocial: at.wh.gov/hrZ1h— The White House (@whitehouse) February 05, 2013
Does this involve meeting POTUS?
I don’t even care — would be happy to be breathing the same air as him.
Well, there is that…
@chucktodd Tip: If @NBCNews archives won't help ya, it might be time to familiarize yourself w/ a thing called #Google.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 05, 2013
Love it Dudette.
Dear Chuck, this was basically President Obama’s idea: everybody would HATE it, so this would FORCE people to negociate. And this would force republicans to accept some new revenue. I’m optimistic it will work.
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
A man walks into a bar, notices a very large jar on the counter, and sees that it’s filled to
the brim with $10 bills. He guesses there must be at least ten thousand dollars in it.He
approaches the bartender and asks, “What’s with the money in the jar?”
“Well…, you pay $10, and if you pass three tests, you get all the money in the jar and the
keys to a brand new Lexus.”
The man certainly isn’t going to
pass this up, so he asks, “What are the three tests?”
“You gotta pay first,” says the bartender, “those are the rules.”
So, after thinking it over a while, the man gives the bartender $10 which he stuffs into the
“Okay,” says the bartender, “here’s what you need to do:
First – You have to drink a whole quart of tequila, in 60 seconds or less, and you can’t
make a face while doing it.”
“Second – There’s a pit bull chained in the back with a bad tooth. You have to remove
that tooth with your bare hands.”
“Third – There’s a 90-year old lady upstairs who’s never had sex. You have to take care
of that problem.”
The man is stunned! “I know I paid my $10 — but I’m not an idiot! I won’t do it! You’d
have to be nuts to drink a quart of tequila and then do all those other things!”
“Your call,” says the bartender, “but, your money stays where it is.”
As time goes on, the man has a few more drinks and finally says, “Where’s the damn
He grabs the bottle with both hands and drinks it as fast as he can.Tears stream down
both cheeks — but he doesn’t make a face — and he drinks it in 58 seconds!
Next, he staggers out the back door where he sees the pit bull chained to a pole. Soon, the
people inside the bar hear loud growling, screaming, and sounds of a terrible fight -then,
nothing but silence!
Just when they think that the man surely must be dead, he staggers back into the bar.
His clothes are ripped to shreds and he’s bleeding from bites and gashes all over his body.
He drunkenly says, “Now…, where’s that old woman with the bad tooth?”
Here’s your chance.
Interviewing @marcorubio at #buzzfeedbrews this evening, question suggestions welcome— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) February 05, 2013
@BuzzFeedBen Does Marco Rubio still support the Stand Your Ground laws enacted in FL after the horrors that have occurred?— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 05, 2013
@BuzzFeedBen Why did Marco Rubio vote against #VAWA? Do Native American women and LGBT individuals not deserve protection?— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 05, 2013
@BuzzFeedBen @marcorubio Did ur parents ever recover from horror of rule of Castro (who wasn't yet in power when they left)? #buzzfeedbrews— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 05, 2013
That one’s perfect. One of about 100 lies Rubio told.
Also—-how was Tarkio College? What??? Who?? Tarkio??? Does that even exist? Was it too challenging for you, that world renown institution of higher learning? (went defunct shortly after Rubio’s attendance, opened years later under “new management”—a joke) And tell us again about your football prowess there. (don’t lie this time)
Didn’t he claim he was a football star there?
Do Marco Rubio think he is going to be President? Tell him to for-get it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marco Rubio / Rand Paul in 2016.
Oh please let them be the Repub ticket!! That would mean a freakin’ landslide for our side.
I wanted to know how often Rubio beat his wife?
@BuzzFeedBen Ask how @marcorubio survived suffering through Cuban communism… retroactively— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 06, 2013
Fabulous geek moment!!!!! http://news.yahoo.com/3d-printed-human-embryonic-stem-cells-created-first-165551783.html
Imagine if you could take living cells, load them into a printer, and squirt out a 3D tissue that could develop into a kidney or a heart. Scientists are one step closer to that reality, now that they have developed the first printer for embryonic human stem cells.
In a new study, researchers from the University of Edinburgh have created a cell printer that spits out living embryonic stem cells. The printer was capable of printing uniform-size droplets of cells gently enough to keep the cells alive and maintain their ability to develop into different cell types. The new printing method could be used to make 3D human tissues for testing new drugs, grow organs, or ultimately print cells directly inside the body.
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are obtained from human embryos and can develop into any cell type in an adult person, from brain tissue to muscle to bone. This attribute makes them ideal for use in regenerative medicine — repairing, replacing and regenerating damaged cells, tissues or organs. [Stem Cells: 5 Fascinating Findings]
Since my incredible mom died in 1998 of CHF,while waiting for a heart transplant, I have longed for this time to come…may this become commonplace and accessible to all. Thank you, PBO for stem cell research and the funding of science!!
Oh.My.God!!!!! That is ten sorts of total awesome!!!
That is great. Bless your mother.
Staggeringly effin’ brilliant!
Bless you and your Mom.
so………. Eric Cantor plagerized PBO’s Kansas Fairness Speech from 2011?
Hi LisaLoves! I was just thinking of Cantor because I read Pearce’s article analyzing his speech. I noticed how he and his wife make money doing basically nothing.
Net Worth: $2.97 Million……..Source of Wealth: Politics……………Eric Ivan Cantor Age: 49years old
American politician and current House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, has a net worth of $2.97 million. Due to new filing requirements, the Virginia Republican listed a total of $1 million in mortgages for homes in Arlington, Va., and in the Richmond, Va., area. Cantor took out a loan on his personal home in 2011, adding $500,000 to $1 million in debt, according to the filing. Cantor’s wife, who pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars from serving on corporate boards, is now a director for the Edelman Financial Group, according to the disclosure. She kept her spots on the boards of Media General , and Domino’s Pizza.
Here ya go carolmaewy
The wise man has the power.
He’s always up to something.
I am trying to remember…..oh well.
Thank you Yardarm.
Eric Cantor is a fool. Of all the people to plagiarize, you choose Pres. Obama? Pres. Obama’s speeches are recognizable and not obscure.
Wait, @GOPLeader lifted POTUS' speech? #politicsnation— Amarlie (@marabout40) February 05, 2013
Eric Cantor is Not that bright, really.
The speech, I am certain that he didn’t right it.
Now….he is going to doubly get it if and when the rethugs learn that he stole his speech from Pres Obama.
Is this information going viral ? Please !! This is SO fun !!!
Really pathetic! Ugh, he makes me sick!
February 15th is a special day for me. It was my dad’s birthday. He passed on last year on March 9th and he had just turned 94. Even though he was around a long time and I was lucky to have him that long, I still miss him so much. I am honored that this wonderful act will take place on such a wonderful day.
Sending you warm comforting thoughts Betsy.
Oh Betsy, celebrate his memory on Feb 15, as well as these Sandy Hook heroines, how beautiful that the two coincide. Hugs to you.
Thank you so much guys.
(((HUGS BETSY))) I miss mine too. I miss a lot of people.
AL boy rescued after hostage standoff turns 6 tomorrow! Find out how U can send #Ethan A-BDAY CARD on.fb.me/dhobGI wsmv.com/story/20960766…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 05, 2013
Photo of POTUS mtg w speechwriters Cody Keenan and Jon Favreau today http://t.co/EPf84g0V— (@petesouza) February 05, 2013
Thank you @TheRevAl for BUSTING Cantor's plagiarism of President Obama's speech. cc @PressSec @DavidPlouffe @NancyPelosi @Clyburn— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 05, 2013
Can’t wait to see the video of that segment of Rev Al’s show!!!
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
Wed: Back in the US, @VP will do a ceremonial swearing-in for Sec/State Kerry at 4pm at the State Department— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) February 05, 2013
Diahnn Carroll (on Rev. Al)—–takes me way back. About the only vacation that wasn’t a fishing trip to Northern Minnesota during my growing up years in Iowa was a trip to the East coast one year with a stop in New York City to see Diahnn in No Strings, the Broadway musical. I was such in awe of her and that show, wore out the soundtrack record album. Remember record albums?
Oh, sorry I missed that. Will have to go watch the video online. Thanks for that. Ms. Carroll is the epitomy of grace and beauty. Always admired her.
And yes I most certainly do remember record albums. I remember 45s, 78s,12in LPs and deck tapes too.
No eight track?
Phew, still not caught up! [deep breaths]
Meanwhile, here’s an ode to the rest of the freaky weirdy nerdy spooky geeky TOD fam out there! You know who you are… Love all my peeps!
Estelle ~ Do My Thing w/ Janelle Monáe: youtu.be/TDVMnQGqIXU My new theme song! :-)— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 06, 2013
MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Dick Morris is the one who predicted almost daily that Romney would sweep the electoral college.
SIREN: Dick Morris's contract with Fox News is up and Fox News will NOT renew it, according to an industry official— Mike Allen (@mikeallen) February 05, 2013
Cleaning house. Next batch of clowns waiting in the wings…
Want to know whats even funnier/sadder he will be on CNN tomorrow! mm4a.org/VCjyGp
I have read Morris has major money problems. Maybe Willard will give him a job as his car elevator operator.
ut, Wait a minute till I finish crying.
Who leaked the White Paper? Designed leak about something we already know to stymie public support for Obama's gun & immigration reform— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) February 05, 2013
A good question. I would like answer.
It was Not Classified report. The CIA nominee had spoken about the report at a forum some time ago. The “leak” was done, my guess ,for the senate hearing for the CIA nominee to gin up some controversy. The hearing starts this Thursday. Remember in 2009, the guy was pulled for many on the left were against him.
When Rachel and Michael Issikof presented it as news last night I thought “huh? deja vu, we already knew that.”
One guess is that it is designed to slow down POTUS’s momentum.
The President and his agenda are flying very high and the whole country is responding positively to our leader.
Apparently this is making Corporate Overlords from both parties very nervous.
Any one else see it this way?
I see it exactly that way Vicki.
It’s tempting to say yes. Because when things are going particularly well for the president, some controversy or some bad incident happens. A document leaked, an ugly incident in Afghanistan like the burning of Korans on a military base, etc.
This isn’t going to be an obstacle for gun control and immigration. Why? The American people dont care how we stay safe, we just care that we are safe. This only makes a sound in the echo chamber that is the DC press and idiot liberals who think we live in a utopic society. Like I said last night: screw ‘em. Bunch of asses. I ain’t sacrificing my life for a bunch of traitors, who’d just as soon murder me as spit on me.
Agree with you, Lisa.
This strategy will fail.
Country wants gun safety and humane immigration reforms.
Scroll down for a tweet I meant to attach here
Yep. Nailed it. It is the issue with mostly for the professional left and Libertarians. Many TBGOPers don’t care. The rightwingers would cover it as JoeScar did this morning. To nag and snide at president Obama while using false equivalences.
Weird and wonderful!
@JanelleMonae ~ Many Moons: youtu.be/LHgbzNHVg0c— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 06, 2013
Please, proceed | How Obama is Stealing the Thunder from the Deficit Peacocks | The People's View: thepeoplesview.net/2013/02/how-ob…— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) February 05, 2013
I’m up to the Sequestration Statement thread.
Wanna thank you for the 3 photos on that one Chips — especially the last one. Don’t know why exactly, but it moved me.
I am sorry if this has already been posted, but love my Ravens and so does the POTUS!
I’m sorry to say this but POTUS love his Chicago Bears.
That’s okay too. He was showing the Ravens some love today by congratulating them.
Let me show San Fran some love cause after the lights went out it became a good game and they almost pull it out. I was just hoping it was a good game. Didn’t care who win cause my Cowboys weren’t there. But Congratulation to the Ravens. Keep the trophy safe it will be the Cowboys next year. I hope.
That was a really nice call.
The Obama administration is poised to launch trade talks with the European Union that would form a $5 trillion trans-Atlantic free-trade zone.
European Union Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht will meet with Obama administration officials Tuesday and Wednesday to work toward announcing the talks, which many observers expect could happen this week.
Such a time frame would give President Obama a chance to tout progress in next week’s State of the Union address.
I just smile
So POTUS will be going to Israel next month, I wonder if FLOTUS will be going with him.
I hope not!
Why not Chips?
I’d just prefer not to see a country led by a man who approves of human rights abuses graced by her presence. This should be a ‘business’ trip only.
I read it is a “working trip.’ No families.
Oh it’s a working trip, okay.
"@Dudette9t9: Reg "Wild Thing" Presley of the Troggs dies aged 71: youtu.be/A0tdEane5Fs R.I.P"// He made everything groovy!— Leftfielder™ (@DaleMoss2) February 05, 2013
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!!!!!! Civil liberty asses and idiot liberals can suk it!
Agreed. Thank you.
Great article on former Rep. Pat Murphy and the repeal of DADT. Pg 22
He should never have lost his seat.
Now is the time indeed. What a beautiful gesture for these heroic souls. We need a Day of Remembrance for all gun victims.
God bless the families that lost their love ones to this un- except able act of violence . Remember your family act of love and protection was not done in vain. We all appreciate them.
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