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President Obama’s Fireside Hangout

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“If Momma’s happy, everybody’s happy””

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223 Responses to “President Obama’s Fireside Hangout”


  1. 1 carolmaewy
    February 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Senate R is FUBAR.

  2. 18 vcprezofan2
    February 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Me???

  3. 22 vcprezofan2
    February 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Very unlikely, I think.

  4. 23 vcprezofan2
    February 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I’m still reading about Johnnie on twitter. :-(

  5. 32 Pamela
    February 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Momma IS happy!

  6. February 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day from the Jersey shore. I feel sorry for Mr. Hagel. He must really feel betrayed by his old colleagues.

    • 35 carolmaewy
      February 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      He will become an Independent. (I Hope) I now have changed FUBAR to FUBARR! Kilroy was in the Senate! Or FUBARGOP. I’m glad there are to shortcuts to blow off steam. 💩🔥😡😖😱

  7. February 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Here’s the full statement:

    Today, Senate Democrats offered a balanced plan to avoid across the board budget cuts that will hurt kids, seniors, and our men and women in uniform. The plan includes spending cuts that won’t harm middle class families while closing tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest.

    Now, Republicans in Congress face a simple choice. Do they protect investments in education, health care and national defense or do they continue to prioritize and protect tax loopholes that benefit the very few at the expense of middle and working class Americans?

    The American people overwhelmingly support the approach Senate Democrats are taking, especially the “Buffett Rule.” They support it because it’s simply unacceptable that the very wealthiest Americans can pay less in taxes as a share of their income than their secretaries and other middle class workers like teachers, cops and firefighters.

    We hope that Congressional Republicans back off their insistence of putting the entire burden of reducing the deficit on the backs of the middle class and seniors because, as the President said on Tuesday, the true economic engine in this country is a thriving and rising middle class. That’s how we build a strong middle class and a strong America.

  8. 37 Nena20409
    February 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    5 co-pilots here at the TODville Post?

    Carol :) VC :cool: Viki ;) and then VC, again to seal the deal :shock: :cool: :!:

    Congratulations! The Ladies of the TOD, Rules :!:

    • 38 yardarm756
      February 14, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      ‘cuse me! There are a few men around here. :-(

      • 39 Nena20409
        February 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

        Oh come on now, Handsome Sailor…..JB sang: It is a man’s world…but it’s nothing, nothing without a woman ;) it is both OUR worlds….men and women :)

        I love our Men at TODville. They are the most kind, articulate, caring, loving, FUNNY, smart, Good men, Hearty ;) ever.

        I love our TODville Men to pieces. They just were not Co-pilots today :) ;) :)

  9. 41 vitaminlover
    February 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    He is so friendly. You know those nutty GOP’ers are not going to get to my President….my Vice-President either, for that matter. I believe that Obama and Biden both know that they will have their way and prevail over the naysayers and undercutters.

    • February 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      I would have embarrassed myself and shouted “I love you” just to hear him say “I love you back”.

      I kid but not really.

      • February 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        gobrooklyn – I think the fact that they were all waving and saying “bye” repeatedly means that they wanted to keep that conversation going forever, and maybe some of them (even the right wing plants) were secretly whispering “I love you, Mr.President” in their minds… That’s what I saw. The ending was actually very sweet!

    • 46 carolmaewy
      February 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks for calming down. The Senate news was causing steam to come out of my ears. I was trying hard to stay of the naughty mat. I wanted to get naughty later, not now. :oops:

    • 47 utaustinliberal
      February 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Very informative session. Hope they continue to do more.

    • 48 Gazelle
      February 14, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Chips! Thank you for this! What an awesome President we have! All righty now, let’s get super busy! :) woo-hoo, we got work! :)

  10. February 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I am so livid abt this egregious behavior by Senate GOP. it is terrorist period.

  11. February 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Darn, I’m in a meeting all day on Friday so I can’t rsvp to the White House Council on Women and Girls. Maybe some of our TOD family who are interested in women’s issue would like to attend.

    “Friends –

    As you know, President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, and covered a lot of ground including topics like education, equal pay, job training, and gun safety – to name just a few.

    On Friday, February 15th at 3:30pm Eastern, please join Executive Director of the White House Council on Women & Girls -Tina Tchen, Director of the White House Policy Council –Cecilia Munoz, and other Senior Officials for a Conference call update on Women & the State of the Union.

    Please RSVP to: cwg@who.eop.gov to secure a spot since lines are limited.
    United States: (800) 230-1092
    Call Code: 282919 and/or Women & the State of the Union update call.

    Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested and remind them to RSVP.

    Thank you so much for all that you do!

    Note: This call will be off the record and not for press purposes.

    Stay Connected”

    • 54 theo67
      February 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks Susan – I think I might attend the call if I can keep my calendar clear tomorrow. Will report back if I’m able to attend.

  12. 55 squarepeg
    February 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

  13. February 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  14. 57 anniebella
    February 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Have a wonderful Valentine’s dinner POTUS and FLOTUS.

  15. 58 Karlene
    February 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I was watching uncle Al on msnbc my bp was way up there..finally changed the channel..1 question anyone…Why do the repukes hate Obama ??it makes me sick to see how he is treated..i’m getting pissed again just thinking about it..

  16. 62 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

  17. 66 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  18. 69 prettyfoot58
    February 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  19. 73 carolmaewy
    February 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Valentines starting early!

  20. 74 yardarm756
    February 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Here ya go Alycee.

    • 75 mtmarilyn
      February 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Yardarm756, that was perfect for my husband and my dinner! We love jazz. Thank you, thank you!!!!

    • 77 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      February 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Wow, just take me back to my childhood. Memories of fun Saturday matinees at my Aunt & Uncles joint; not so fond memories of getting my azz torn up for always messing with Jimmy McGriff’s organ (heck, was it my fault for always mistaking it for Uncle Milt’s — those Hammond B-3’s all looked alike to me)!

  21. 81 vcprezofan2
    February 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    This baby looks quite happy where s/he is

  22. 85 swbluega
    February 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    One thing I was glad that President Obama did during the hangout was explain his duties as President (to the lady with the immigration question). Many seem to think that his authority is more far reaching than it is and that he can solve everything by issuing an executive order. As he said, his role is not to legislate but to administer the laws that exist. EO’s can only go so far and he had pretty much exhausted what he can do with regards to immigration. Now it’s time for Congress to do their job.

    I think part of the reason people have misconceptions about the powers of the President because you have people like Boehner wanting the President to do his job, and no one –MSM — challeging him.

  23. 87 anniebella
    February 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I hope Mark Knoller is not lurking around trying to see if POTUS took FLOTUS out to dinner. Hopefully he is taking his honey out to dinner.

  24. 88 Gazelle
    February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I switched to Colbert’s repeat from last night. His translation of Marco H2O’s Spanish rebuttal was LOL! Needed that laugh!

  25. 89 Bill R.
    February 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I know there’s justifiable outrage about the filibuster today. This could have been avoided if Harry Reid and the jackass Dem Senators would have done something. They aren’t up to real governance. That said, Hagel will be confirmed when the Rs have their tantrum first. They can go home and tell their tea bagger taskmasters they did the filibuster, so now they an avoid getting primaries. Then come back and allow enough R senators to vote for cloture to get an up or down vote.

  26. 90 dotster3
    February 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    haha—–I believe that is really true in the Obama household—-if Momma’s happy, everybody’s happy.” Sounds like President Obama has learned that important lesson well.

    • 91 anniebella
      February 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      That should be the motto in every household, because if we were to be honest when it comes to the household Mom is the one who has to do just about everything. Okay I realize it’s not the case 100% of the time but most of the time. If Mom is healthy, happy, then she can do all she can to make Daddy and kids healthy and happy.

  27. 92 utaustinliberal
    February 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Has anyone seen this dance craze hitting the internet? The Harlem Shake was from hip hop but now hipsters have appropriated the dance, changed it into something that is NOT the Harlem Shake and this was born.

  28. February 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I’m sure TOD veterans have seen them all

  29. February 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

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  30. 107 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  31. 108 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  32. February 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    For who can DVR Rachel Maddow tonight (before your special Valentine’s Day events), this Nobel economist will be on her show tonight at 9 pm EST:

  33. 112 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    That valentine’s day clip was hilarious. A Presidential executive order to make the hubby to give you a present ?

    wimmin are mean.

  34. February 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    GoBrooklyn posted this early (west coast time) this morning, but repetition can’t hurt, since it’s such a great picture of everyone:

  35. February 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    As to today’s Republican stupidity:

    Pfeiffer is referring to this interview:

    • 116 a4alice
      February 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      I guess I must have missed all this – why does this not surprise me though about McCain? loser

    • 117 anniebella
      February 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      This is what we have said all along about John McCain, that he’s a bitter old fool. It seem all the Republicans are like that, what ashame. They will put their revenge over the welfare of the country.

      • 118 jackiegrumbacher
        February 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

        AB. the welfare of the country is a foreign as idea to them as decency. They don’t know what either of them means.

    • 119 daisydem
      February 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      That is just mean. McCain is mean. McCain is a mean old, old, old man!

    • 120 yardarm756
      February 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Long live Saint Bush……..NOT!

    • 121 jackiegrumbacher
      February 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      What people haven’t forgotten is what a narrow-minded, cranky, unAmerican ass John McCain is. May all his ugly revenge come back and haunt him a thousand fold. In making this statement John McCain just announced publicly that is goal is not to serve his country, but to flatter his own ego.

  36. 124 yardarm756
    February 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Another one Alycee.

  37. February 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Because I think we all need a little bit of serenity…

    Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    the Courage to change the things I cannot accept, and
    the Wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill today because they pissed me off.

    And also, help me to be careful of the toes I step on today
    as they be connected to the ass that I may have to kiss tomorrow.

    Help me to always give 100% at work
    12% on Monday.
    23% on Tuesday.
    40% on Wednesday.
    20% on Thursday.
    5% on Friday.

    And help me to remember…
    When I’m having a really bad day,
    and it seems that people are trying to piss me off,
    that it takes 42 muscles to frown and only 4…
    to extend my middle finger and tell them to bite me!
    Amen.

  38. February 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Similar theme to NYT’s article earlier this week about Montana college students.

    Courting the Twenty-Somethings
    In many ways, the president steered his party toward issues that matter to that growing generation.

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/political-connections/courting-the-twenty-somethings-20130214

    The GOP civil war is truly a sight to behold; but I hate how they’re unified by blocking the only person who CAN see the forest for the trees, who is truly shaping this generation in his “fair and caring” mold just as Reagan did to a much greedier (think Gordon Gekko) generation 30 years ago.

  39. 131 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

  40. February 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    And expanding on the GOP non-strategic gamesmanship (doesn’t take a genius to figure this out):

    https://twitter.com/RyanLizza/status/302191100733579266v

    BWHAAAA.

  41. February 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    A patron and I just agreed: NBA season is way too freaking long. 30 teams, should play each other 2 times a year, home and away. That would be a schedule of 58 games. You could play two games a week, which would be a 29 week season. That would cut down on injuries and on games which really aren’t that interesting.

    (This is what happens when the reference desk isn’t busy.)

    • 139 Melanie
      February 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Agree with you 100% LL. I always said the NBA season is about 20 games too long. I am enjoying watching the Heat vs. the Thunder right now as 2 of the NBA best go up against each other in James and Durant.

    • 140 Bill
      February 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      I agree, but the owners want the revenues from the gate and teevee.

      • February 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm

        But the league loses interest among the general public every year. Right now, Major League Soccer is the third most attended sports league in the country, based on average attendance—over the NBA and NHL. I’ve pretty much stopped watching games because a) Dish Network doesn’t carry Time Warner Sports, so I can’t watch most Laker games (yes, I know, I have other means of getting the games, but, really, with the way they’re playing they’re not worth the bother this season), and b) a 48 minute game shouldn’t take 2 to 2 and a half hours of real time to play.

  42. 142 Proud Former White House Intern
    February 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Cool

  43. 143 desertflower
    February 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Can the Tweeters spread this around please? Thanks…send this to Congress, too.

  44. February 14, 2013 at 8:52 pm

  45. 146 desertflower
    February 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2013/02/chuck_hagel_s_nomination_as_secretary_of_defense_the_republican_senators.single.html

    Why Republicans Can No Longer Be Trusted on National Security
    Because their leaders have become shallow, ignorant, and totally unserious on the issue that matters most.

  46. 150 kasai
    February 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Cutest Couple ever:-):-)

    • 151 globalcitizenlinda
      February 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      True we adore POTUS & FLOTUS. But I also suspect that this photo in particular holds a special meaning for you because it was taken in Kenya. I have passed through and spent some time in the place PBO’s father was born, raised and is buried and this scene looks very familiar. Makes me feel very home sick because the look of this background is not much different from my parent’s home and many villages where I spent so much carefree days

      • 152 kasai
        February 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

        I had no idea…this was taken in Kenya…Wow! thanks for the info….Globaldcitizenlinda:-) Even though my family is in Italy..I would love to go home and visit.. nothing like the motherland:-)

        • 153 globalcitizenlinda
          February 14, 2013 at 11:15 pm

          I remember you mentioning your connection to the Motherland a long time back – that is why I assumed that you knew the history of this photo.

          I could be wrong but I seem to have the information about the location of the photo in my huge menta l “All Things Obama File”.

          If I recall correctly, this was taken during the first trip that Mrs Michelle Obama took to Kenya to meet PBO’s family – before the kids were born. Photo was taken either in Kisumu or in one of the ourtskirts of Nairobi.

          It is one of the photos included in “Dreams From My Father”

  47. 154 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    • 155 0388jojothecat
      February 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      What is wrong with us…..or…….them? I say us because I believe that we are our brother and sister keepers. We need to start thinking of this entire country as one family and maybe we’ll stop hurting each other and start helping each other.

  48. 156 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

  49. 157 amk for obama
    February 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    • 158 vcprezofan2
      February 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Hey Amk, what do you think of this?

      FULL DISCLOSURE = A reminder that you all know I’m techie-challenged. In other words, don’t laugh at me. Share a sane, helpful answer please. Thanks.

      Assuming you have Windows, have you ever been called by the technical support to say that your system needs attention? They seem to have my name, phone number (obviously) and address. They solicit access to the computer to supposedly clean up malware and they sound somewhat convincing – at least to me. Anyway, late last year they ‘cleaned up’ my desktop after I gave in to their persistent calls, fearing that I might be messing up the system for others if I let the malware that was ‘found’ in my desktop persist. In the end it cost me $209.99, supposedly for lasting protection.

      HOW-EVAH! For the past 2-3 weeks the ‘Windows technical support department’ has been phoning me again because there are problems in my system, yada, yada, yada. (apparently in my laptop). Thing is, it’s not yet a year since they collected my $200+ and the guy I spoke to kept saying that my payment must have been for virus protection which they don’t do and which I won’t need once they have cleaned up my system. He rattled on for almost an hour and wouldn’t let me hang up, until I insisted if i didn’t go and eat it would precipitate my migraine (truth). Even then he promised to call back in 15 minutes and kept calling when I didn’t answer. No doubt he’ll call back tomorrow. Just the thought of it is starting to get me mad again. Anyway, is there really a part of the tech department that phones and bugs people?

      • 159 desertflower
        February 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

        Sounds bogus to me, vc…I am the same place you are on the “tech spectrum” but this sounds weird to me. amk??

      • 160 amk for obama
        February 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        No. That’s a spam going on of late. Don’t fall for it. And never ever allow them to ‘remotely’ access your computer.

        Next time, when he calls, tell him you have got caller id and you’re contacting the police for on-line harassment.

      • 161 99ts
        February 14, 2013 at 10:03 pm

        VP – this is a scam – I don’t believe they harm your computer – but they do nothing of use. When I abused them for calling – I got a call EVERY 2 HOURs in retaliation. I now hang up. Friend of mine paid them $AU300 – and let them into his computer – he wouldn’t believe me when I said it was a hoax – until they called again 4 weeks later – asking him to “join up”. Seems to be a world wide group .

        The cleanups they do you can easily do yourself & they don’t help for long. The main reason computers run slow – I believe are threefold

        1. not enough memory – upgrade it if you can
        2. Virus programs – nortons & macafee seem to have added slow and slower to my machines in the past. With windows 7 I use the microsoft supplied virus system – no problems at all
        3. Windows updating – makes the operating system bigger and bigger – hence the need for more memory.

        Find a local PC shop – or one of the “come to your home” techies if you want useful help/advice. Fortunately my husband is my techie – but one of my cousins (widow) has found a wonderful local guy to sort her problems.

        • 162 99ts
          February 14, 2013 at 10:06 pm

          I should add – in my world they do seem authentic – they set up a web site that you can visit – find a phone number – and call them back to verify. My friend was so convinced – wanted me to join.

        • 163 amk for obama
          February 14, 2013 at 10:20 pm

          Yup. These are enough to keep your ‘puter safe. It’s been more than 5 years since I spent money stupidly on anti-virus programs.

          My way

          1. Microsoft security essentials (free if your OS is genuine) – Run everyday once automatically

          2. CCleaner – free (run every hour automatically)

          3. Spybot Search & Destroy – free (run twice a week)

          4. Spyware Blaster – free (run twice a week)

          5. MRU-Blaster – free (run every hour)

      • 174 canadabarb4obama
        February 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

        this is a scam…..do cancel with your mastercard or visa

        • 175 vcprezofan2
          February 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm

          Hi, CB. The first payment was in October last year so I’d think I’m no longer able to cancel it. Also, I’m willing to swallow this as payment for my gullibility (though I hate being a statistic ;) ).

        • 176 vcprezofan2
          February 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm

          Funny thing is I was so uneasy at the time, that I called the visa company shortly after the approval of payment was received, thinking they may have made more than one withdrawal. That wasn’t the case so I told myself they must have been legit.

          Ah me! It pains to know I was taken in. I can survive (and have survived) the loss of the money but my self-esteem has taken a blow. Little do they know that if they hadn’t approached me so soon they might have gotten away with it a 2nd time – although I’m not sure it’s the same people as the company has a different name, and the voices are different.

          I’m going over to the next thread, or on twitter – to wash my mind. Thanks, one and all!

      • 177 vcprezofan2
        February 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm

        Thanks guys. So I’ve been scammed once! Grrr!

        I was very wary the first time, but their persistence and several little things they said made me take a chance. When they only deducted the one amount from my visa, I felt they must have been legit, and was only suspicious this time because it wasn’t yet a year since the previous time, so obviously their whatever hadn’t worked. I let them into the system again, and they might have gotten away with it again just by wearing me down, if it wasn’t for the fact that I really needed to go and eat AND they seemed to have no record of my last payment. They did give me a name, employer ID # and phone number to check but I just wasn’t in the mood today – that’s why I was so grumpy when I signed on earlier today.

        Amk, I do not have caller ID and I am not a convincing liar, so I won’t try that one. I really would report them if I had it tho and if their number showed. Anyway, they were so persistent that I’m sure I’ll be hearing from them again. I’ll sleep on what I’ll say to them tomorrow. Does anyone know if the fact that they accessed my computer today means they can cause damage if I don’t respond the way they want tomorrow? IOW, can they access it again tomorrow without my help?

        • 178 99ts
          February 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

          vc – fortunately it was not an expensive scam – as I said they are “legitimate scammers” – hahaha – but they only take cash you authorize. They are also stupid to keep calling the same people – because the word of the scam then spreads – my friend would not believe anyone – until they asked him for more money – he got really upset with me for suggesting it may not be valid.

          I’m sorry I can’t help with the microsoft virus thing – are you on Windows 7 or later? I’m not sure it works before then – and as amk says it is automatic with a valid windows.

        • 179 amk for obama
          February 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm

          I am not a convincing liar

          wimmin/smh

          No, they can’t damage your ‘puter unless you give them remote access. Just download the programs I mentioned above and run them all one after another. That should clean up your ‘puter for good.

          • 180 vcprezofan2
            February 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm

            I did give them remote access this morning, but it was taking too much time so I cut it off to go and eat. What I’m wondering is if my cutting them off, cut off their access fully, or could they continue from where I left off without my help?

            Also, the last time I tried to clean up cookies (an idea I got from you), I lost info I didn’t know how to save prior to the cookie eating, so now I’m afraid to try anything on my own. This computer business is way too much for the likes of me, who has no interest in them other than to turn them on to see what TODville is up to and to type an odd letter or tweet or two.

            • 181 amk for obama
              February 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

              If you are talking about CCleaner, then go to Options/Cookies and then move the cookies from left to the right the ones you want to keep.

              It can’t be simpler than that.

            • 182 amk for obama
              February 15, 2013 at 12:09 am

              Also. Too. Never EVER allow anyone to access your computer remotely. However sweet or genuine they sound.

            • 183 amk for obama
              February 15, 2013 at 12:11 am

              Also. Too. Too. Get a caller id, use the technology that is available, dammit.

              • 184 vcprezofan2
                February 15, 2013 at 12:24 am

                I hear you, and will check out the caller ID. Maybe tomorrow if i remember to call the telephone company. Of course, it’s just as easy for them to block their numbers if they know they are in a nefarious business.

        • 185 purpleshoesla
          February 14, 2013 at 11:34 pm

          VC, if they keep calling and won’t take no for an answer, if I may offer a simple, perhaps obnoxious (but successful) last resort suggestion. Buy a whistle. Keep it by the phone. Next time they call, ask them politely to please stop calling, no longer interested in their services, add a note to their records to stop calling you, or else they are going to be on the receiving end of this every time they call. Then blow the whistle as loud as you can into your phone’s receiver. I used this with a couple of very aggressive telemarketers (before the Do Not Call list went into effect) from a credit card company trying to hawk credit card protection insurance and a wholly host of other things, a timeshare company who just would not take no for an answer, even after repeated requests to stop calling and hanging up on them. After a couple of times of issuing a warning to stop calling and blowing the whistle, they got the message and stopped calling.

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  51. February 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    • 190 0388jojothecat
      February 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      We have GOT to keep her in the Senate to help the everyday people. I would love to see her one day be President or in a Presidential administration but she could be the “NEW” Lion of the Senate to take over for Ted Kennedy.

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  54. 193 JER
    February 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

  55. 196 99ts
    February 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Hello night folks – I just logged on to the sad news about GOP filibuster – all I am wondering is when John McCain will vote against someone who said mean things about Sarah Palin. What a waste of space that man is. I could say worse – but as President Obama always abstains from the nasty – I will try and follow his example

    • 197 anniebella
      February 15, 2013 at 5:13 am

      It’s hard sometimes to abstain from being nasty, I have never seen a bunch of Republicans like these. They are nasty, disrespectful, racists, liars, and it doesn’t bother them one bit.

  56. 198 yardarm756
    February 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    This will be something to see.

  57. February 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    • 202 99ts
      February 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Oh Bob – it is more than SICK – in every possible way – McCain is seriously sick – and heading for Alzheimer’s, dementia or insanity. There is no-one, in the world, who truly believes in those WMD that took the US, UK and many others into the war in Iraq. Tony Blair also, too, should not be allowed on the world stage – tine he spent the rest of his years on the ranch with GWB

  58. 203 0388jojothecat
    February 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    OT: Watching The Colbert Report and some old guy who worked for .85 cents an hour during the 1940’s or 50’s making minimum wage as a teen and glad to have it….I NEVER worked minimum wage in 1974 when I graduated from high school. Minimum wage was less than $2 hr and I made anywhere from $5 to $7 back then working part time until I graduated from college. When I was a teen working in the summer is the only time I made minimum wage.

  59. February 14, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  60. February 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    So, finally, a happy Valentine’s Day to my beloved TOD family. Missus and I are having a dinner ordered from Bristol Farms—a local chichi supermarket. She’s having the salmon and I’m having the filet mignon, both in pastries. I’m about to go heat the oven so that we can get this show rolling.

  61. February 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm

  62. 218 globalcitizenlinda
    February 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    let the record show that I really, really, really, ……. really despise these republicans.

    I hope PBO just ignores them until they can knock themselves out and vote for Sen Hagel for DOD Sec.

  63. February 14, 2013 at 10:14 pm

  64. 221 Anne Brown
    February 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Can someone tell me how to share the individual posts from this blog on my Facebook page? I guess I really am almost 50, because I can’t seem to figure it out!! :(

    • February 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      If you are referring to a “post” as in a thread, scroll up to the top of the blog and before people enter replies look you will see a little toolbar where is says like and there is a facebook icon. Is that what you are asking?

  65. February 15, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Russia just hit by meteorite, many people hurt-

    http://m.wsj.com/articles/a/SB10001424127887324162304578305163574597722?mg=reno64-wsj

    With video. Can’t wait to see the impact crater?


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