10:0: President Obama meets with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy
11:10: Welcomes the 18 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal
12:10: Departs the White House
1:10: Arrives Chicago
2:45: Delivers remarks at Hyde Park Academy
4:30: Departs Chicago
8:0: Arrives West Palm Beach, Florida
And the WH video of the Fireside Hangout:
How are you?
Hey, why is everything freezing up on me?
Is this the TOD After Dark thread? Or the “I’m going to be late for Rise and Shine” post?
This is the “down under” evening thread
Wow early Friday Post. Love it Chips.
This is “It is Valentines Evening” I’ll see you when I see you. It’s only 10:11 here!
I’m going turning in. ♥ ღ´´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ¸ღ´´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ ~ ♥
Are we sure this ain’t Friday? It’s awful late for the Admiral.
It be Friday here Admiral
So it is. So it is.
Time zones complicate my life. It’s still Thursday at my place yet people here are already into Friday..
I would have shit my pants. Meteorite hits Russia:
I once saw a meteor shower and thought it was the end of the world. It was very traumatic.
I believe you.
I saw this on the news this morning and my jaw dropped in horror. Apparently, lots of people got hurt and three or more are seriously injured and now hospitalized.
now its 400 or more
Up to 500 now.
As some of us speculated, the White House was able to document young Collin Romesha (son of the Medal of Honor winner Sergent Clint) running around the Oval Office and most importantly as was reported by PBO “sampling the apples —- until he found one which was just right” I love these clips of West Wing Week
How long will POTUS be in West Palm Beach? I know the do nothing House will be out for ten days, I guess the Senate too.
I believe it’s just for the President’s Day weekend – probably returning Monday or Tue.
I just read that it’s Monday,
local report and photos of PBO’s visit to Decatur GA
I like pics 35, 41-45! Thanks for the link!
Chips, check them out. Bet you’d find at least 1 for your post!
Women of the world unite to oppose violence through One Billion Rising gu.com/p/3dzbk/tw #1billionrising— The Guardian (@guardian) February 15, 2013
This movement is gaining big momentum in India too.
I hope those women in Afghanistan aren’t abused by their police for doing this.
There is a woman running for President in Afghanistan.
the kid who is featured at the very top of the West Wing Week video has such an intense look as she watches and listens to the President. She seems to understand the magnitude of her moment to be talking one on one with PBO
Yes, global, she’ll treasure that photo all her life and I doubt she’ll ever forget.
That was my thought, too. Her parents need a copy of that photo. She looks like she’ll go places in life – very deep.
Cory Booker gets his way goo.gl/ek9BP— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) February 15, 2013
good or bad ? with his lame support for 1% during the critical phase of defining mittbot, I am not too happy.
I always thought it unlikely that an 89 year old would sign up for another 6 years. I do wonder if they don’t have a family – I’m finding life after work a delight! I wonder if someone at 89 can truly do the job required of a senator.
I think Cory will do fine – Like most of his race, he will have to prove he is twice as good, to achieve his goals. He probably needs to study up on Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton and PBO (as a senator). He can learn much from the best of his party – especially in relation to when NOT to open mouth.
I just fine it amazing how Senators and Congressmen can be around forever, but President can only serve two term.
I give him the side eye but I will give him a chance to show and prove. I didn’t like the way he handled himself during critical part of campaign. Never will forget that but Dems want to give him a shot. A lot more of that shine will come off during the Senate race though. His core supporters are going to have a hard time.
I agree. A “wait and see”. He has a lot going for him but he was a jackass at times during the campaign.
That being said, Lautenberg is 89. I don’t know how NJ does things, but do we want Christie appointing a Senator?
I can’t quite get into him, AMK. I’ve tried, but something always niggles my mind. So court’s in recess for him.
Congrats for daughter unit’s fab accomplishments. Wishing her all the very best!
Thank you Gazelle.
GM, Gazelle. I’m going to say ‘times 2′ for ALL the sentiments you expressed, re Corey AND daughter!
Yes, there’s something about Booker that doesn’t sit well with me. What exactly will he do as Senator – rescue trapped animals on the frozen Potomac river? Go on MTP every Sunday reinforcing talking points that benefit the 1%? Tweeting preachy & holier-than-thou quotes about every damn topic under the sun? How much time will he spend actually getting things done, rather than tweeting and/or posturing for the cameras at every opportunity?
so much negativity toward Booker..yeah he made an error…and he was chastened for it…but there were many folks who thought the bain capital approach was wrong at the time (clinton to name one)…and for some perhaps this has left a bad taste in their mouth for Corey Booker…
there was a comment made on Morning Joe by Politico that Corey Booker will not have the benefit of Sen Laudenberg’s machine…i wonder as i often do about these so-called “machines” if the model of PBOs grassroots machine has put a new face on how to win elections…when PBO decided to run for President..there all kinds of naysayers who said that he had not been around long enough…he went outside the old ways of doing things…created his own network..his own way…it remains to be seen how much Corey Booker has learned…and who will be in his corner…
About damn time! http://news.yahoo.com/switzerland-u-sign-pact-fighting-tax-evasion-020645980–sector.html
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Advancing a U.S. crackdown on tax evasion by Americans, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday that Switzerland and the United States have signed a pact to make Swiss banks disclose information about U.S. account-holders.
The agreement is the latest in a series between the United States and other countries designed to carry out the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, enacted in 2010.
The Swiss deal is the first of its kind and differs in key ways from previous pacts. It requires Swiss banks to sign up directly with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, while giving the banks a way to avoid violating Swiss financial secrecy laws.
FATCA requires foreign financial institutions to tell the U.S. Internal Revenue Service about Americans’ offshore accounts worth more than $50,000. FATCA was enacted after a Swiss banking scandal showed U.S. taxpayers hid millions of dollars overseas.
We have many corrupt indian pols, “captains of indian business/industry ” who have stashed away their loot worth billions of dollars in swiss/cayman islands banks.
Fax this to Liz Warren, it will make her feel better!
Another video from the meteor
This was a Piece of Kryptonite, I am certain- because as it came to Earth I got weaker.
HA! I hope Russia uses it for good and not evil.
Goodness gracious me, now that is scary.
Whoa….this is horrific. This is the 6th or 7th image I’ve seen from the meteor falling and the damage it caused is horrible. Hundreds are injured, buildings blown, schools closed. So much damage. I hope those affected find some way to recover.
Russia just hit by meteorite, many people hurt-
With video. Can’t wait to see the impact crater?
Oh, it blew up in the earths atmosphere.
How come in the movies, the meteors are always headed for the United States and one brave hero is able to figure out a way to block the thing?
That said – I hope all those injured weren’t seriously injured. Very scary.
Good morning All! Rising & Shining!
401(k) balances hit record highs
marketwatch.com/story/401k-bal…— (@symmetry11) February 15, 2013
Dow just reached 14000 again – should stay above it unless the GOP tank the economy
“The Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address was given by Senator Marco Rubio. It’s just one more example of rich white guys getting a Hispanic to do a job they don’t want to do.” –Conan O’Brien
Except Conan there was one big difference this time, usually when the rich white guy give the Hispanic a job they don’t want to do that Hispanic does a good job, this time Tuesday night the Hispanic did a lousy job.
“But what a night for Poland Spring water. You cannot buy that kind of product placement. At least I hope you can’t buy it, but in Washington, who knows?” –Jimmy Kimmel
“President Obama also gave House Speaker John Boehner a thumbs-up before the start of his State of the Union address. Or as Boehner put it, ‘Beats the finger I usually get!’” –Jimmy Fallon
Morning everyone! I’m late getting started today – honest, I wasn’t asleep, had a bit of work to do. Just putting Rise and Shine together now, will post in a bit.
I’m so looking forward to Rise & Shine – thank you chica!
Methinks everyone is waiting for new thread – no-one is posting – usually when I post we get a new thread – so just testing things out.
It seems like you have lots of good things to share in rise and shine – love the clips
Good Morning, Everyone
yardarm, you awake???? This is for you Navy Rules!!
Goog morning DF. That is a cool video. Happy Friday.
Elizabeth Warren is winning the Senate
the perfect person to carry the FORWARD momentum of president obama. i hope she wants it. did you see the clip of her questioning bank regulators yesterday? truly an transformational leader.
I did – no-one could tell her about a bank being taken to court – all gave nonsense answers.
Ah ha! After my 6 wake-up calls from the techny-scam people I was able to get here before Ms Chips. Woot!
Happy Friday, EVERYONE, whether you are at the start or near the end!
At last, Rise and Shine!
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