Got tied up again today, interweb-less for hours, will try to catch up with newsie things in the morning.
Meantime, this is just some light relief from all the sequester madness ….which I’m struggling not to get violently violent about.
Get your dancing shoes on. You hear?
I love her!
I’m a little late but congrats on 1st vitaminlover
Waiting for the Tantrum to End
Tue Feb 26th, 2013 at 10:21:32 AM EST
Watching cable news, you will see iteration after iteration of Capitol Hill reporters and other commentators expressing mystification that the House isn’t talking to the Senate, the White House isn’t talking to Congress, Democrats aren’t negotiating with Republicans, etc. Here’s a tip.
John Boehner has already told everyone, including Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and Barack Obama, that his caucus isn’t going to budge on the Sequester until after it kicks in and starts causing real pain. He doesn’t have a strategy beyond that. Everyone knows that this is what he’s going to do, so anytime you see someone call for negotiations or compromise, they are either positioning themselves politically or they are actually referring to some time in the future, meaning March.
- See more at: http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/2/26/102132/388#sthash.kCCFit9h.dpuf
I love this videoc
Chips, this is awesome. Thanks for putting this together. I know I will watch this several times.
You know COS, a complete video of the First Lady’s awesomeness would have taken up 96 hours…. which YouTube won’t allow: booo! Thrilled ya like it, thanks COS!
Thank you from over here too – and when I watch it – I love those bangs more!
Only you Chiparoo. Only you. Putting a smile on my face so early in the morning. Great video!
Ahhh! We know who the Night Owls are around here. :-)
We’re just in a different time zone.
Not by much.
An hour, but I’m headed to bed. I listened to a townhall on phone and I’m so mad at ridiots I could scream. I bombarded Barrasso with tweets.
Um – by about 15 hours for some :) :)
Good night everyone. Tomorrow has to be a better day.
I love it Chips!!!
Can’t get enough of Michelle and Barack Obama. I hope they keep having fun in the second term while getting things done for America and the world. Too bad the Republicans can’t open their eyes to what we see and help a little!
Amen Judith Fardig. Amen…
Some people were acting so stupid cause FLOTUS had the nerve to appear on the Oscars. If FLOTUS and POTUS were to ever show up to the Oscars their ratings would have went through the roof.
the #gop #Hispanic outreach. http://t.co/FHGvPwqPFv— (@amk4obama) February 27, 2013
Perfect, Amk, and exactly what’s happening.
Congrats on 1st Vitaminlover!!!
Even with all the evidence and time we have had since 20 Jan 2009 to realize just what the GOP’s anti-American, anti-PBO agenda is, it still is sorta mind-bending that we are living in a moment when, as so many have warned over the centuries, the MOST DANGEROUS enemy is the enemy within …
Did you ever imagine @DavidPlouffe @davidaxelrod you would actually witness the GOP willfully destroy our prosperity & harm most Americans?— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) February 27, 2013
Yes We Can
BJ has some Johnny Cash up – tis his birthday – I am a fan
Love Johhny Cash.
Thank you Chips for the video at the top.
FLOAT ON, FLTOUS. FLOAT ON….
They have never seen a First Lady like this. And they never will!
These four years are going to be something we will never experience again in our lifetimes.
A lot of stuff will surface. The covers are being pulled off of what the hypocrites have been doing in the dark. The money trails are going to be revealed. Back stabbers are going to start telling on each other…….It’s SHOWTIME!
“He will make your enemies your foot stools”
Sweet sleep 99ts and everyone!
best dreams to you also LDS
hello everyone…went to bed early last night…and now i am wide awake…
i was looking for the chart that shows how the deficit has shrank…does anyone know where i can find that…
I found this – which has nothing to do with charts or the deficit – but it’s good to see. I’ll look for the chart – it has been on TOD within the last couple of days
“The first installment of you were wrong – a new feature in which we ensure that pundits receive credit for their failed predictions.”
Thank you Mary…good read indeed…posted to fb and tweeted
Idiot pundtwits wrong on #SecDef appt. Jennifer Rubin. John Hinderaker. Andrew McCarthy. Jim Hoft. Brian Wilson. nymag.com/daily/intellig…— (@amk4obama) February 27, 2013
The Maddow blog has a few
Ezra has the same one as maddow blog
tyty.99t….this is just what i was looking for…ty so much..
forgive me ..i called you by the wrong name above….ty for your response…
No worries – Mary is a good name – my FIL’s oft repeated joke “you may call me anything except late for dinner” – he was a sweetheart F.I.L. so we forgave the bad jokes.
Good night all. Thanks for all the good posts and tweets today.
She’s lovely as usual.
They set in motion – from the very idea of the sequester itself to the knee-jerk opposition to anything he’s for – a series of manufactured crises. What they forgot is that manufactured or not, when crises arise, the people look for leadership to the President. Right now, they see a president providing that leadership and a Congress busy manufacturing even more crises.
FACT: Obama is Lowest Govt Spender Since Eisenhower: FORBES: onforb.es/LtvcNl POLITIFACT: bit.ly/Jyjmr7 #Sequester #p2 #tcot— (@TheNewDeal) February 25, 2013
They just can’t help hating the black guy in the white house – How I wish he could be there till forever
A few hardy souls still up. Can’t see any of the videos w/o flash player. I love Johnny Cash. He was one in a million. Hope everyone has been safe in the winter storms.
I will have to wait until I get home from work to see all the great videos from today.
Morning Joe – as usual – credits all the wrong people. And now his new hero is Chris Christie
Why does ANYONE say msnbc veers left – this is GOP propaganda every morning for 3 hours!
Good morning! Jeremy Bird was on Colbert last night. Here’s link to video:
Colbert Report: Battleground Texas – Jeremy Bird on.cc.com/YX1SFY via @ColbertNation— Alycee (@jazziz2) February 27, 2013
This morning @DeptofDefense welcomes Senator Chuck Hagel as our new Secretary of Defense. He'll be sworn in to office soon at the Pentagon.— George Little (@PentagonPresSec) February 27, 2013
I watched the Senate censure Joe McCarthy. Will the Senate ever do the same to Ted Cruz?— Stephen C. Rose (@stephencrose) February 27, 2013
The National Memo » WATCH: Obama Slams House For Sequester At Event With GOP Congressman: nationalmemo.com/watch-obama-sl…— Terri Harvey (@terri_georgia) February 27, 2013
Please join me in bashing Courtland Milloy (Washington Post) for the hit job he did on our beautiful and intelligent FLOTUS today. He makes my blood boil.
For Michelle Obama, the Oscars were an unbecoming frivolity
I have come to the conclusion anyone criticizing FLOTUS is not worth the effort in responding to them. Anyone criticizing her has some sort of personality disorder and should be avoided.
I agree. Jealousy is what is driving most of this “criticism” Jealousy with a tinge of racism.
I disagree, I want them to know what I think, and believe they know after I’ve finish. Does it do any good, I am sure it doesn’t but it does me some good.
And believe me they know after I’m finish.
Did he have any problem when Dubya and Laura attended American Idol?
Give me a e-mail address and I will send Courtland Milloy a e-mail. Do anyone have one?
Here’s his email addy. I gave him a good dumping too.
Hi Everyone….Chips, I love the video! Joyous :)
Seems Nate Silver was playing poker down under last month – relaxing from the elections and the GOP stupid no doubt.
Thanks, Chips Chica – me likey dancing video!
Good Wednesday Morning, O faithful ones! A special ‘Good Wednesday Night’ 99ts!
Hell-oo-oo there, CJ, it’s been a while!
Morning:) Who you gonna listen to….these guys, or Ted Nugent and Wayne LaPierre? h/t Steve Benen
Morning Joe is giving Bloomberg the ribbon for winning the gun war – I just can’t understand that man – what does he think VP Biden has been doing for the past couple of months. When 61% of the country want gun laws tightened – it is not Bloomberg doing all the work – I am pleased that anyone fights the gun laws – but as usual the President and his administration are leading the fight.
I see this as them both working in tandem to achieve the same goal. Personally, I don’t really care WHO does it, WHO claims credit, just that it gets DONE! Those of us “in the know” know that the President and VP have been hard at work on this, but Bloomberg has the vehicle and the $$$ to go after individuals that side with the NRA….see Robin Kelly primary….this insanity must stop! Morning dose of insanity….http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Two-Young-Boys-Dead-After-Amber-Alert-193425661.html
df – I agree with you – I don’t have to live with the incessant gun deaths – I have no idea how the parents who lose their children this way get up every morning – but when the person who has done more for your country than anyone else in the past 20 years is NEVER given credit by the media – to get colloquial – it stinks.
Oh, I hear you:) It’s just the point that I’m at right now…I don’t speak for others…I know who has been talking about this and pushing this…I have no problem with Boomberg’s group though…whatever gets it done.
I don’t expect that dishonest jerk called Morning Joke to give the Obama administration credit for anything. Thankfully, the American people know what’s up and they are aware of the MSM constant propping up of Republicans.
I saw Woodward was going to be on so I turned it off.
#GunControl: Who you gonna listen to? These guys or #nra idjits like ted nugent & wayne lapierre, #gop, #tcot? youtube.com/watch?feature=…— (@amk4obama) February 27, 2013
Perfect! Thanks, amk:) GM to you, too!!!
RT if you agree: It's time for Republicans in Congress to protect middle-class families—not tax loopholes for millionaires. #JobsNotCuts— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 25, 2013
"They got the most shots," said a Chicago teenager who prefers high-capacity magazines. "You can shoot forever." bit.ly/XFm0fW— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) February 27, 2013
Oh Florida. Florida again. Local police commander actually said the dog has not been arrested as an investigation is still pending,,,,
Florida man shot by his dog, police say nbcnews.to/15iqNJx— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 27, 2013
Chuck Hagel arrives at the Pentagon. He'll be sworn in shortly http://t.co/VZp3UN4cTj (via @LMartinezABC)”— SportsGirl101 (@Arianna8927) February 27, 2013
Thanks hopefruit – I’m sure the Pentagon appreciate his experience and knowledge.
How about THIS idea to get out of the sequester?
David Plouffe is relentless on Twitter!! :) :)
Boehner a** talk at 11th hour not helpful. Reacquainting himself with the 800B in loopholes he believed so much in two months ago would be.— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) February 26, 2013
Good read . http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/2013/02/politics-101-for-the-far-left-part-two.html
Michelle Obama. Wow. #Oscars http://t.co/cl1OGKluM9— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 25, 2013
There she is, our lovely FLOTUS.
and her gown is *almost* as beautiful as she is!
That video clip of FLOTUS and Jimmy dancing is now over 10.5 M views on Twitter (after just 5 days)! :)
Any questions why the HATERS are hating?
FLOAT ON, FLOTUS…..FLOAT ON!
The Pentagon Channel will live stream Sec Hagel’s speech at 10 :30 AM
Will the swearing in be televised ? I can’t find anything on that
Apparently, he was just sworn in. He’ll address the staff at that hour.
PBO must be SO relieved to have this transition complete.
thanks meta – I went looking but couldn’t find anything except an AP report which said “Hagel Sworn in”. Not another word?
I know, right? I wish we could have seen the swearing in. After all this man has been through. I’m really looking forward to his speech. He speaks in such a forthright manner, never minces words.
I know I’M relieved!
The whole country should be relieved.
Now that we know that they will stab their own in the back, from now on nothing they do or say should surprise us.
I know PBO has had enough of their bs. He has been patient, compromising, even citizenship with these arrogant, racial MF.
It is time to take them down and get them out of DC.
McAngry can lead the front since he has so much to say. He should hide his ugly old face for consigning the TeaKKK Party by endorsing Sarah Palin brining her on the scene.
I have yet to hear any news pundit ask him why he chose her over Mitt?
The US Navy is now leading the charge towards clean energy—which is big news for national security and even climate change. Through investments in biofuels, construction of a more energy-efficient fleet, forward thinking about issues like rising sea levels and a melting Arctic, and commitments to reduce consumption and reliance on foreign oil, the Navy is poised to “change the way the US military sails, flies, marches, and thinks.”
.@repjohnlewis on steps of Supreme Court: 'efforts to undermine the voting power of minorities did not end in 1965'— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) February 27, 2013
This might be a repeat, but if it is, it’s a GREAT repeat!! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Rainer and Atticus at the White House! Mrs. Obama surprise visit
Oh, sweeeet!! Mrs. O always has so much fun.
That was nice, FLOTUS and Bo to stop by, and they got the chance to see POTUS going to get on the helicopter . When was this? You see FLOTUS has her bangs so it had to be sometime after her birthday in January.
The kids sure were being kids. Bo eat part of his cookie so he wanted another cookie.
Thanks so much for this. It was delightful to watch.
So will kerry announce more support for #syria rebels? Armored vehicles? Wpost bit.ly/ZAqlTR— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) February 27, 2013
Iraq's prime minister warns that the overthrow of Syrian President Assad would spark a war in Iraq & Lebanon apne.ws/12aJG3a -MM— The Associated Press (@AP) February 27, 2013
All but four republican senators refused to confirm another republican, who is also a war veteran, as #SecDef. Wake the fuck up, america.— (@amk4obama) February 27, 2013
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds 67% of those questioned disapprove of the “way Republicans in Congress are handling federal spending.”
Key findings: “Forty-four percent of self-identified Republicans approve of how their side is handling spending issues, while 51% disapprove. Even the base of the party is less than enthusiastic about how the congressional GOP has approached the issue — with 50% of conservative Republicans approving and 49% disapproving. Compare that to the nearly nine in ten (87%) of liberal Democrats who approve of how Obama has handled federal spending.”
PBO is taking ALL their toys away!! Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of idiots….this is the long game, people! Not just for the moment, but for generations to come:) Love my President!
Chuckie tried to spin the poll away from the President – using some negative words – but had to admit the GOP was in the toilet with approval levels – for anything
Chuckles can bite me. He’s delusional, and why NBC continues to pay that hack a salary is beyond me…..he thinks he knows more than he really has a clue about.
It’s quite amusing at the minute – a GOP punter is raving about Rubio and Christie as the wonder guys in the party. If Christie doesn’t lose weight he won’t survive a country wide campaign – and Rubio will implode like Palin when asked the easy questions.
PS Does no-one post in the mornings? Waiting for the new thread?
What am I? Chopped liver?? !!! :) :)
99ts, by now that is what you should expect from Chuck Todd. I do my best not to listen to anything he has to say.
WHY do pundits interview pundits? Why don’t they talk to someone other than those who are SUPPOSED to report the news? Ahhhhhh
hahaha – John McCain’s partner in the news – says despite the GOP brand is in the toilet, the individual republicans are loved – they are not living in this country.
@amyewalter It's not all that surprising when you consider how extremist they've become and how our country is suffering from it.— meta (@metaquest) February 27, 2013
Excellent, as usual.
i just read it DF. Brilliant as always. Smartypants nails it every time. One of my favorite posts is this one….
Obama stole all the GOP’s good ideas
Tell me where he’s left room for the Republicans to develop any meaningful alternative. As I’ve said many times, their choice has always been to either work with him or paint themselves into a marginalized extremist corner.
We see this playing out right now as Sen. Rubio works desperately to both embrace meaningful immigration reform AND tries to pick a battle with the President. He’s having one hell of a time trying to find some real estate not already covered by President Obama on which to make a stand.
While the extremes on both the right and left continue to fight their battles, President Obama has turned all of their ideas into pragmatic solutions to actual problems. That leaves both groups with the choice of either fighting for ideological purity or getting to work with him on finding real policy solutions. With the American people behind him now, those who choose the former are seen to not be terribly interested in the latter. That’s why they’re losing.
I love her..
POTUS invited congressional leaders to WH Friday, the day sequester kicks in. McConell saying he won't consider any tax increases— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) February 27, 2013
Well POTUS want a fair and balance plan. So if you are not willing to talk, why show up Mr. Turtle.
Three people have been killed and seven injured during a shooting at a factory near the Swiss city of Lucerne, local media quote officials as saying.
The killer is among the dead, police and prosecutors are reported as saying.
Shooting broke out in the canteen at the Kronospan wood processing plant in the town of Menznau at around 09:00 (08:00 GMT).
According to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey, Switzerland ranks third in terms of gun ownership, behind the United States and Yemen.
Street gun violence is very rare in Switzerland, says Emma Jane Kirby, who recently investigated the subject for BBC News.
However, there are more domestic homicides and suicides with a firearm in Switzerland than virtually anywhere else in Europe except Finland, she says.
Of course, guns don’t kill people.
There will NEVER be another FIRST LADY like her! EVER
There are few First Ladies who have left such a mark – closest I can see is Eleanor Roosevelt
MT @cspan: Dedication of Rosa Parks Statue w/ President Obama & Congressional Leaders–LIVE at 11a ET on C-SPAN cs.pn/V9fOQS— (@PoliticalJones) February 27, 2013
Chuck Hagel takes the oath of office to be defense secretary (DOD Photo) http://t.co/pBvOjGm9TC— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) February 27, 2013
The new NBC poll said only 79% of AA approve of the president!
And that is why he stopes a couple points in approval.
So, I have to aak, what is going on?
I don’t get it?
Im sure Romney thought same thing? Y am i not president? Polls said this, polls say that….
There is nothing to get, Jovie. They are lying.
After this last election, It is hard to believe some polls.
That is why I am so glad POB takes it to we, the People. He knows we knows. He has been informing us all along.
jovie, I don;t believe that. We might not again with every policy there is, but we support our President.
Eleanor was Eleanor, Michelle is Michelle.
Eleanor was well before my time, but you are right Eleanor is Eleanor and Michelle is Michelle. I don’t disrespect any of the First Ladies, not even the Republicans ones. I never talk about Laura Bush the way the right talk and disrespect Michelle Obama. GW Bush was a sorry President, but I didn’t call Laura all kinds of ugly racists names.
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