I don’t know if anyone else has posted this but “Hubris” not only was great ratings for Rachel’s show, she said last night that it was the highest rated documentart that MSNBC ever had!!!! Rachel said there would therefore be many more like it.
What were the ratings? She usually gets about 800k.
Dr. Maddow had 900K viewers for the Hubris Documentary.
She averages about a 1M plus these days. When she was on Drones for about 10 days or so, her rates was in the 800K level.
“there would therefore be many more like it.”
Yup – probably with a focus on Barack Obama, not on the GOP. However, MSNBC can expect that the ratings won’t be as hot if they push that angle.
Indeed, hopefruit. You just know that’s the next step…
GM TODville Pulchritude Villagers.
Love that word Pulchritude
Where did you come up with that word which describes Chips so well?
I borrowed the word from a TODville Community member here…..Bill, I think or one of our Fine handsome men.
(psst Nena… I think it was japa^^^
In other words, not one of our fine “handsome” men, just one of our men. Although, the way Nena write that, was she implying Bill isn’t a fine handsome man?
I am absolutely certain that Nena was calling ALLLL of our TOD men, both fine & handsome ~ especially you japa
Thank you Sherijr……I just about dug myself a hole
Thanks for the rescue.
I love Our Men at TOD…….All of them. I mean it very much.
All Our Men at TODville are mighty Fine, Handsome, Kind, Thoughtful, Brilliant, Courageous, Etc, etc, etc Too.
Oh Mine, please forgive me Japa21…..so sorry :(. Sherijr has just reminded me that I had ripped the WORD from you.
I knew I stole the word from a TODviller. I had fatuously forgotten from whom.
It was YOU, Japa21. I t’s was from you…….all along. Forgive me?
Nothing to forgive. I was being a jerk even asking the question.
Thank you. You are one Fine, Fabulous, Forgiving man, Japa21. Thank you.
The President slams the supreme court over voting rights case-
He is really fighting for all of us!
Hikes in health insurance premiums fall; administration credits healthcare law
Sam Baker – 02/22/13 10:32 AM ET
The average premium increase in 2012 was 30 percent lower than in 2010, according to a report.…
Good Day everyone and congrats Proud.
The President has sent 100 Green Berets to Mali to assist the French.
A group of soldiers went to train for deployment earlier this week. They made the trip on 6 chartered buses because the military couldn’t afford to fly them….Some of the soldiers will be going to Jibouti.
That bit about the buses is embarrassing. God speed to the soldiers.
As if Illinois didn’t have a big enough gun problem—–a federal appeals court has rejected a rehearing on a case ordering Illinois to allow citizens to carry guns in public. These kind of rulings are infuriating and incomprehensible—-it’s like much of our judiciary has been bought by the gun industry too. More guns, more guns, more guns—–to hell with the consequences and the increased risk to the population.
I guess we’re just reverting to the Wild West.
And the Wild Midwest, etc.
That’s what happens when Republicans stack the courts and stall PBO from nominating judges.
The idiocy of so many who think it’s only about legislation or executive orders. A President can remake the federal courts for generations. Bush was allowed to stack the courts, and they’re stopping PBO from filling the vacancies.
Sociopaths. Every one of them.
Whole Foods Digusting Race Baiting Chicken Ad w/ @barackobama Outrages Neighbors & Residents: Boycotting these pigs! nbcbayarea.com/news/national-…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 22, 2013
At the end of the day, Pres. Obama still has two terms and a legacy that will span centuries. So, burn motherfuckers. Burn.
I’m so sick of that blowhard Whole Food’s CEO, first it was Healthcare reform he was attacking, now this. I am shopping at Trader Joe’s in perpetuity from now on.
You’ll be much happier at TJ’s. And you’ll have some extra money to spend, too.
I’ll see you in Trader Joe’s.
Good day ut. So tell us how you REALLY feel about the mofo’s?
Interesting and sad that so many who may not be supportive of our dearest president don’t mind making a buck on his charisma. G’day y’all.
Yes, there’s that. And we who appreciate it have his charisma for FOUR MORE YEARS. Yeehaw!
Hearing the CEO of Whole Foods being interviewed one time stopped me from shopping there. He is a Ayn Rand nut job.
Make sure you let Whole Foods know why you’re not shopping there anymore. During the last boycott, they got the message. They need to hear it again. This is beyond offensive. It’s racist stereotyping. And it’s entirely brazen, given that most Whole Foods shoppers are Democrats, who support this President.
The @DeptofDefense created a website exemplifying the impacts of sequestration for employees afsc.af.mil/sequestration.… http://t.co/w234iuKkNA— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 22, 2013
It’s sad to anticipate, but maybe when some of these folks who feel so safe start to feel the pinch, they’ll get it.
These people are crisis induced blowhards…..Sad may be an understatement.
It’s the working stiffs who will feel the pinch, not the politicians who will never get it.
The problem is that most Americans don’t have a clue what this sequester is all about – apparently, the latest polling (per Randi Rhodes) shows about 72% have no idea what it is. And that’s what the GOP is counting on. When unemployment starts to rise, and the economy starts suffering, they’ll just point to the President’s signature on the sequester law, and ignore the fact that they are the ones who passed the bill because it was supposed to incentivize them into action. Many people just don’t pay attention.
GM~ Every one..~ Congts. Proud..
When did the party of fiscal responsibility turn into a bunch of deadbeat penny pinchers?— john miller (@deaconmill) February 22, 2013
The Republicans have never been fiscally responsible. We always need to cut the deficit when a Democrat is in office, after a Republican is voted out?
I know and I agree. Just a case of pointing out their rhetorical hypocrisy, same as below.
When did the party of national security turn into the party of national insecurity?— john miller (@deaconmill) February 22, 2013
There’s a difference between national security and war. I’m going to shut-up, now.
We all know that difference, that’s for sure. We have national security when a Democrat (oh, let’s just say someone like the wonderful President Barack Obama) is in the White House. We have war when W and his ilk are in the White House.
It’s official. All Republicans are sociopaths. Every. Single. One:
“The mother of a young man killed in the Aurora, Colo. movie theater massacre told TPM on Thursday she was appalled at the way Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) handled her question about an assault weapons ban at a town hall event in Phoenix. [...]
At Wednesday’s town hall, Teves told McCain that her son, Alex, was killed in the massacre, and she urged the senator to support a ban on assault weapons. McCain responded: “I can tell you right now you need some straight talk. That assault weapons ban will not pass the Congress of the United States.”
You’re right…the Republicans are sociopaths. McCain should have expressed his sympathy, but he just told her the truth. Those cowards in Congress will never pass an assault weapons ban and I’m not certain they should. What is an assault weapon? If they define it, the manufacturers will just modify the weapons. If they try and name them all, the way they did before, the manufacturers will give the weapons a new name. If they will limit the capacity of the magazines, I would think that will do it. Now, will they even have the courage to do that? (…putting my head down and quietly going away…)
I feel your frustration but this is a long term war. Because the war continues, doesn’t mean we don’t continue to fight the battles. I have a problem with this reasoning: just because it won’t be perfect doesn’t mean we shouldn’t move to do something. By this logic, just because people run stop signs doesn’t mean we stop installing stop signs.
There will always be people who find loopholes, and we work to plug them. These are long term wars – if we don’t look like there is some commitment to our problem with gun violence in this country, then we are indeed doomed. handguns are more a problem than the assault weapons (unless for the gangs on the streets of Chicago) but there is no way we can talk in this political climate about handgun reform. But if we see a commitment to thwarting gun violence, we build on that. It may take a decade if not longer. But with each battle that we win, no matter how small, we start to change public perception where eventually responsibility to the rights of the innocent becomes a meme.
They need to know that it’s not ok that they will not pass the assault weapons ban, and that they then offer no reasonable alternative plan. It’s one thing to say you won’t do the right thing, it’s quite another when you have face the consequences – and that’s going to be down to the American people to show them the consequences.
If you believe that the fed. budget deficit is shrinking, you are smarter than 94% of Americans. maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/… via @stevebenen #ff— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) February 22, 2013
You will never hear about the shrinking deficit on CNBC or FOX.
Or the network news. It’s not just FOX that thwarts the message, much to our dismay.
How will sequester affect you personally? cbsnews.com/8301-500395_16… Here's ? & A's if hapless congress does nothing http://t.co/7nwFyTa6V7— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 22, 2013
The GOP outreach to women continues and in a way to insure they only get maybe 10% of the vote. bobcesca.thedailybanter.com/blog-archives/…— john miller (@deaconmill) February 22, 2013
Quality program tonight on PBS
A father reflects on loss and forgiveness: An excerpt from tonight's "Gone Boy" to.pbs.org/13mcy3w #AfterNewtown— (@PBS) February 22, 2013
Steve Benen has been churning out some fantastic stuff this morning. I’m almost at nerdgasm levels. This is another great piece.
Under Pres. Obama, the fed. budget deficit has been shrinking. Congrats, you're now smarter than 90% of the public. maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 22, 2013
I swear, he is the greatest true journalist out there right now on a national level. Thank gaawwd.
Question. Why do NRA members who disagree with the NRA on gun safety issues (70%) continue to give the NRA their money?— john miller (@deaconmill) February 22, 2013
Number of double-digit hikes to health insurance premiums have fallen due to #ObamaCare. 30% lower in 2012 than 2010. thehill.com/blogs/healthwa…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 22, 2013
I’m a federal retiree, and our monthly health insurance premiums were raised at a lower rate in 2013 compared to every previous year I can remember. #BlameObama (Thank you, Mr. President, and Speaker for Life Pelosi.)
As Sequester Deadline Looms NO Support 4 Cutting Programs pewrsr.ch/159a77h 18/19 programs tested want no cuts http://t.co/e7JS8OjNSd— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 22, 2013
Today, Treasury issued a general license to authorize additional U.S. economic activity in Burma treasury.gov/press-center/p…— Treasury Department (@USTreasury) February 22, 2013
Our advice: Never let a guy who stockpiles guns in preparation for war with his own government lecture you about patriotism. Ever. #p2 #tcot— (@CSGV) February 22, 2013
Yeah, Beck told ‘em to stockpile gold, and when that didn’t work, what choice did they have?
One of the best tweets ever.
Margaret Carlson and Mrs. Greenspan are agreeing Marco Rubio has done “everything right” and has turned the water bottle incident into a positive. They both say he has had an excellent trip to Israel and Jordan. We no longer have reporters, but the MSM is going to sell Rubio to no one as hard as they try.
Mrs. Greenspan can bestow an osculatory salute to my coccyx!
Tell us how you really feel, Yardarm!
How about “She can kiss my ass”! Is that plain enough?
This is a joke. I doubt 1 in 1,000,000,000 people know or care that dopey Rubio went to Israel.
POTUS in Jerusalem and Ramala , on the other hand, well, we will see how the MSM/GOPTP covers this event.
Israel already has had a logo creating contest for the visit which they clearly consider to be Huge.
I cannot wait for that visit!
Wow, this sounds like tabloid trash being discussed at a coffee klatch. Unbelievable….
These women of my age group are giving women of my age group a bad name. Other women of my age group resent that, too. I’ll slap ‘em silly, if they cross my path! Get outta my way, Boy Scout, I got a couple of has-been reporters to slap!
Ain’t that the truth.
I had the same reaction when hearing it. Unbelievable.
Obama Has a Deficit Reduction Plan and Republicans Don’t
By Matthew Yglesias
What Chait doesn’t note is that this particular mode of BipartisanThink has a particularly egregious problem because not only have Republicans been intransigent they’ve never produced a deficit reduction plan. Somewhere on the road to crowning Rep. Paul Ryan the champion of spending discipline, people seem to have forgotten that over the next ten years Ryan’s budget would reduce Medicare spending by $0. Outside of the formal framework of the Ryan budget, Republicans have repeatedly suggested that we should increase short-term Medicare spending by eliminating Medicare cuts associated with the Affordable Care Act. The Ryan budget allegedly reduces fiscal problems over the long-term by slowly phasing-in Medicare cuts starting 11 years in the future. But within the medium-term window, Republicans have never put forward a deficit reduction plan. They’ve simply suggested the vague-but-politically-convenient concept that this can be achieved without raising taxes on anyone or cutting spending on any of the currently elderly or the military.
GIVE THE TEXAN TIME
Taking McCarthyism literally
Though Cruz is nowhere near McCarthy’s level — give the Texan time, he only joined the Senate last month — the accusations are not without merit. We saw repeated examples of this during Cruz’s campaign against Chuck Hagel’s Defense Secretary nomination, which led Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to recently note, “It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and, of course, nothing was in the pocket. It was reminiscent of some bad times.”
It was a trick Cruz leaned on repeatedly to question Hagel’s loyalty and patriotism, going so far as to suggest, without evidence, the former Republican senator may have received unreported funds from foreign enemies of the United States.
But Jane Mayer reports today that it wasn’t too long ago that Cruz delivered a speech at a Fourth of July weekend political rally, sponsored by the Koch brothers’ political group, accusing Harvard Law School of harboring secret Communists on its faculty
LadyHawke, I love Jane Mayer. She is one of the best investigative reporters out there. I just read that Cruz article. May I suggest reading her expose’ on the KOCH brothers and another one is her takedown of Zero Dark Thirty.
LP, I could not agree more. Jane Mayer does exemplary reporting all the time. She is just terrific. I am familiar with her amazing article on the Koch Brothers. I will check out her takedown of Zero Dark Thirty.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/torture-in-kathryn-bigelows-zero-dark-thirty.html here’s the link
The picture in Steve Benen’s post is amazing. The physical resemblance of Ted Cruz and Joe McCarthy is uncanny and scary. It gives me chills.
Me too. Thinning hair, angry glare, predatory posture—-it is all there
Thinning GREASY hair. That’s the part that sickens me. Yuck. People wasted a vote on Cruz. Un-freakin-believable.
What a loser! D.Brooks admits his false equivalence B.S. trumped his commitment to accuracy, after NYT goes 2 print. nyti.ms/VB5FLA— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 22, 2013
I just cannot believe anything Bob Woodward says…
Linda I think you mixed up hucksters here…. not hard both of them are Acela Corridor grand poobahs!
The articles is quoting Woodward’s claim that Jack Lew and thus the White House asked for the sequestor
Apologies, I did not get around to the web till noon today and didnt even bother reading the column after seeing all the posts. They are still both hucksters in my book, but that was a mistaken sidenote in my response. I just saw that he responded to B.S. he wrote and linked his addendum
Brooks was quoting Woodward. I agree with Linda. Woodward seems to be after the bucks with his books. Bernstein, however, has interesting things to say.
Woke up late, had not read the column, just linked to the lame response to the backlash. Apparently he was parroting Boehner and GOP talking points they have been pushing all week about who suggested the sequester.
David Brooks is an asshole. Look at the first line of his answer to the first question. The rest of his excuses are just as foolish. How the hell is this moron not fired?
The New York Times needs to exhibit they have a conservative op-ed writer, and he knows which fork to use for his salad. That combination is difficult to find.
“The New York Times needs to exhibit they have a conservative op-ed writer”
At the expense of the truth and a properly informed public?!?!
They do not seem care what their op-ed writers say as long as they get the clicks.
Brooks has finally shown the world what many of us already knew. He's a charlatan posing as a journalist.— john miller (@deaconmill) February 22, 2013
Ray LaHood on sequestration facts dot.gov/briefing-room/… Will have 2 close 100 small airports faa.gov/news/updates/m… Hope you dont live here— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 22, 2013
These cabinet level department heads who work for President Obama are doing a great job getting these sequestration fall-out facts out to the public. Maybe we all should R/T the hell out of all of them, if it’ll help.
Our airport in Salem, Oregon, the capitol, is going to close with no traffic control services due to Sequester.
That’s just incredible Bill. This is pure insanity.
Sent my wife an e-vite to "Party in my pants" for tonight. She responded with a "maybe".
I'll take it.— Aristotles (@AristotlesNZ) February 22, 2013
Sent my wife an e-vite to "Party in my pants" for tonight. She responded with a "maybe".
I'll take it.— Aristotles (@AristotlesNZ) February 22, 2013
Obama's media offensive on sequester seems to be hitting home, based on these local front pages around the country. buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 22, 2013
Thanks for bringing all these over here to make it easy for us to R/T ‘em, TLP!
Anytime Jacquline! Thanks for sharing.
Wife: Does this dress make me look fat?
Me: Dunno but it must be somehow making me look stupid to you if you think I'd answer that question.— Aristotles (@AristotlesNZ) February 21, 2013
Paging Carol………Paging Caorl?
Carol is in the house!
Let me ask this first. You want to call my cell phone. I could walk you through it in 2 minutes, if not we will go this route
I’m just wondering if I have the program. I don’t have a URL, so how could anyone retweet my tweets on TOD? I looked it up on wiki and it is what I thought it was. Also, I have a touch screen iPad. The first DM you sent to me and I thought I replied to took me to a twitter page I don’t normally get. I RT, but you didn’t get. Bob has gotten them before. Some people have a DM when I click on their little black head on their ME page, but you don’t have it. I’ll call if that’s easier, I just thought I would explain what I couldn’t in a tweet. Thank you so much for trying to help me.
you dont need any program, just a mouse or cursor. lets make this simple call 317-402-6049 my name is terrick btw, and I have no problem explaining this, it would be very easy over the phone b/c we could be looking at the same thing instead of refreshing pages. Wouldnt take long at all.
Ok, but I don’t have a mouse or curser.
Lots of tweets I haven’t read yet.
Justice for Buddi – demand that Lake Macquarie Council take action on OWNER of Dangerous dogs!. causes.com/actions/173408… via @causes— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 24, 2013
YAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! I’m so happy for you. I felt like we were on a personal mission…..Accomplished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you were amk, I would owe you the title to my car! 💵 Here is some cash. $$$$$
Well we are both Indian, just goes to show you he does not represent us “desi’s” well, I guess we will just give him a pass this time!!!!
He does like his expensive wine. Good night.
Sorry Chips for posting with twitter. Forgive me for the extra work.
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