3:45 EST: President Obama delivers remarks at Hyde Park Academy, Chicago
Watched it live!
He’s so real
Missed! Congrats, Carol!
3:45pm or 2:45pm for Hyde Park? Better try the earlier time, to be on the safe side.
3:45 EST, VC
Okey-Dokey! Thank you, madam.
Honorable Judge Hopefruit sez you are both correct, for 3:45ET is in fact 2:45 Hyde Park time. Thus you both merit an award for being on time at PBO’s speech.
Yo, thanks Judge!! You know me and timezone conversions …. it’s a miracle I didn’t tell you all the speech is at 9:45
Which would be 8:45, Chicago time. Ha!
DON’T CONFUSE ME!!!!!
Hey, I moved to the Midwest from the East Coast two years ago, and still have family and friends in Florida, so I still keep one of my clocks at ET ! And I freely admit being confused ALL THE TIME!
Thanks. What kind of award? Is mine financial or are you just talking about a pat on the head?
The check is the mail.
Oooooo, incentive to actually open my mail! I is happy, Hf
One more time
Happy Friday TODers
Time fo my encouraging quote of the day
“Encourage your kids because you have no idea what they are truly capable of.”
Once again, please share this video on gun violence, any help you can give in getting these videos out there for viewing is appreciated
Pro Football Stars Demand A Plan
For a web page with many videos on gun violence please visit
Hope this version of the Demand a Plan video will reach young males.
Very touching for the families
Congrats Carol numero uno!
DCCC plan to win in 2014: Steve Israel's memo to Democratic members pledges huge Obama & Organizing for Action support politi.co/WMPxYj— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 15, 2013
@Frowzytwo @DiegoUK If your business can't afford 2 pay a living wage but turns a nice profit for shareholders/owners, it's still a failure.— A Good Man Cares (@Gray_is_good) February 15, 2013
I agree 100%, if your business can’t afford to pay a living wage, then you shouldn’t be in business. Evey time I go to the grocery store or go out to eat, or shop, or buy gas, ain’t nothing getting cheaper. John Boehner uses that same old line the Republicans use over and over again, if you raise wages you will lose jobs, but excuse me when have Boehner gave a dam about someone job beside his. He haven’t pass a bill to help any American fine a job.
Of my many hobbies/careers I teach quilting part time and used to work in different quilt shops. One owner HATED paying her people, although she was absent from the store quite often and depended on all of us to sell her products and care as if we were the owners.
The other owner understood that her success would depend on how she valued her workers and without them she couldn’t have a viable business.
Guess which owner I preferred working for?
Good afternoon, TODers, from a late bloomer. Can’t wait to see and hear the President. Thanks for the link, Chips!
Hi chipsticks..congrats Carol..
NASA JPL Ustream is awesome! Doing play-by-play of Asteroid heading towards earth! http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2
Yikes!!!!! Too afraid to click the link!
I hovered above the link for a second, and then looked at your post and laughed. Again – we’re on the same wavelength here!
Theo, if an Asteroid is going to come through my window, that’s fine – I just don’t want to know in advance!!
I just saw MSNBC say the asteroid safely passed by earth with no incident.
ALL CLEAR!! Will Smith will not be needed……. Closest it came was 150 miles, you can follow the streak w/ feed from Australian Observatory now. Whew, was running low on Milk in the fridge!
So, we’re going to live another day?
Fortunately for some of us……….. others, well…. I better not proceed with my thoughts.
Too bad it wouldnt land on top of Congress!
A campaign flyer from 2000 ……aw: http://t.co/5hmlvhVt— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 15, 2013
Nice picture of the future first family. Where is Sasha? Just kidding, I know where she was.
Or is it where she is.
LOL! Toddler Malia actually looks like a younger version of Sasha in this pic. So cute!
hopefruit2, taking a good look at little Malia, she really does.
This is one gorgeous family. Still amazes me how far they and we have come.
McCain Admits Republicans Put Grudges Ahead of National Security in Hagel Filibuster politicususa.com/mccain-forgott… via @politicususa #p2 #p2b #ctl— Jason Easley (@politicususa) February 15, 2013
I can’t read that, but McCain doesn’t even have any shame over his shame anymore. Empty core.
It’s showing up as a regular tweet now.
McCain = cringe, gag, etc.
So OT: can I go home now? Work sux.
@BenCisco Totally unprecedented. McCain saying he split with Hagel over Bush is laughable – it was over Hagel saying Palin wasn't qualified— Sharon Caliendo (@PhiKapMom) February 15, 2013
Breaking: Asteroid has safely passed earth. Damn, hoping it would land on Knoller's golf-ball-hitting-by-exotic-President-counting abacus— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 15, 2013
Obama's fault —–> Asteroid misses earth.— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 15, 2013
LMAO! Geeez..someone just has to find a way to connect the meteor passing closely to earth to the President.
POTUS was wheels up in AF1 for #2012DA14 close encounter. Strategic or coincidence?? MT @markknoller Pres Obama has landed in Chicago.— Mike Conneen (@mikeconneen) February 15, 2013
Is their a (Presidential Directive, one not subject to FOIA) the PBO can direct to TSA to do full cavity searches anytime Knoller travels?
There probably could be, but nobody at TSA wants to get that close to “the Mark.” Eek.
I look forward to the day it is announced.
Republicans want the sequester. Democrats want a solution. @SpeakerBoehner, keep the House in session so we can avert this crisis.— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) February 15, 2013
Broken: http://t.co/DUVXYseJ— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 15, 2013
I sneezed. Sorry, Russia.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 15, 2013
Everybody #FF Me today or the entire asteroid belt is dropping by for a visit.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 15, 2013
Real nice planet you got there, humanity. Sure would be a shame if something were to happen to it. [Pause.] So, see you in church Sunday?— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 15, 2013
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Love the Monty Python reference.
Still crying here..I love this guy.
During President Obama’s Palm Beach vacation this weekend, he’ll be getting some golf lessons from Tiger Woods’ former instructor at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Golf Digest reports:
The Harmons, Butch and son Claude III, are flying in to work with President Obama, who inquired through an aide if they would be on property during his stay
“I’ve played golf with Ike, Nixon, Ford and President Bush 41,” Harmon said from his golf school in Henderson, Nev. “I never played with President Clinton. I met him in the Oval Office. It’ll be interesting. I know the President is a real keen golfer. I’m looking forward to it. It should be fun.”
The President’s host, club owner Jim Crane, also owns the Houston Astros. He received a call last week playing the AT&T National Pro-Am about the President’s interest in his facility.
Now the media will have a field day with the “Tiger woods former instructor” thing…. Mark Knoller’s balls to explode in 3…2..1.. (note I didn’t say head, because his head has already exploded and turned into cold mush).
Good thing my President doesn’t give a hoot. Play Mr. President, play
Let me get this straight: POTUS is taking the weekend off? While the House is on vacation for 10 days?
The Anti-Science Committee has planned a hearing On Asteroids That Pose A ‘Potential Threat To Earth’
Because they have nothing better to do ?
Everything You Need to Know about President Obama's Plan to Ensure Hard Work Leads to a Decent Living: wh.gov/dsph @whitehouse— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 15, 2013
Stephen Colbert is hilarious. He’s taken the ridiculous Harlem Shake (NOT the real Harlem Shake) viral videos and put his Colbert Nation spin on them.
Stephen does the #HarlemShake with Colbert Nation! on.cc.com/YdcFLq— The Colbert Report (@ColbertReport) February 15, 2013
Where can I find the real Harlem Shake?
I am telling you all right now, the Country is going to be pissed at the GOP for trying to blow up the federal Government.
2014 is going to be so important, that’s why keep in touch with OFA offices. Not sure how many are still open, but…
I’ve been in touch with the group I worked with in 2012. They have get togethers for events like the Inauguration or the SOTU, and they regularly get 30-40 people attending. And they’re all anxious to keep working for the agenda.
Dem’s have to start voting in EVERY election. That is how Repubs got what they wanted – they voted. All the time, every time. The only reason we’re in this mess is because Dem’s have to be ‘in love’ in order to do their duty and move the ball down the progressive field.
Smart government. Efficient government. WORKING government. OUR government.
Obama administration cuts post-disaster red tape to aid Sandy response efforts j.mp/Xcpmsw by @Ben_Goad— The Hill (@thehill) February 15, 2013
Awesome @whitehouse photo gallery celebrating President's day of years past and present whitehouse.gov/photos-and-vid…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 15, 2013
By DONOVAN SLACK | 2/15/13 11:01 AM EST
First lady Michelle Obama may be hitting the slopes this weekend in the Aspen area — leaving her husband to hang out alone with friends in Palm Beach.
The Aspen Daily News reports that Obama is spending the President’s Day weekend in the area. No word on whether the Obama daughters will join her or further details about what she plans to do.
An aide did not immediately respond to a message from POLITICO seeking more information.
Vice President Joe Biden and his family will also be in the Aspen area, staying in Snowmass, Colo., the White House said.
President Obama will be spending the weekend with friends in Palm Beach — no doubt playing some golf.
I am now trying to win last place.
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