Heck, just in the door, that day proved a little longer than expected.
Will be back after Manchester United pulverize Real Madrid.
We will be watching that game too, Ms Chips! Go Man U!!
Good job andogriff.
Grew up w/”YOU’ll NEVER WALK ALONE” at 8k decibels.
My, but the Prez has a beeoootiful silhouette
Hi Pamela! Hope you are well!
(I think it was a tie!)
Oh, yes, I am well, and I think your are correct about the tie…. I didn’t really feel it was, as there was 1 comment up already…. I was logging back in to see if Chips has rescued me yet, from my terrible blunder. Seeing there is a match on, I suppose my fate will have to drift in the interwebz until the game is over…. Woe is me.
WOW this is the closest to the top I have ever been. Way to go andogriff!! I need to surf the web at work more often.
Dizzying heights way up here in the ethers, right iowapanther?
Congrats Andogriff #1.
Thank you lp!
Sen.Mitch McConnell, who said making Obama 1 term president was top GOP priority, now angry at Prez for focus on 2014 washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2013
ACORN should really relaunch as the Ronald Reagan Freedom Fan Club and dare the GOP to defund it. fb.me/2AtR7j2hF— (@LOLGOP) March 05, 2013
I read that…. I reminded me of the Bush Doctrine. They are worried that ACORN will resurface with another name
” Or those who harbor the terrorists “
um, whispering. They have reorganized under a different name…
For any meatheads who say that PBO does not have a sequester plan send them this:
A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit: Interactive State-by-State map wh.gov/sequester http://t.co/1QDrePhQkf— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2013
good morning chips and todville! just saying hello, now i’ll go back and read the day’s posts and comments. usually i get caught up about when folks are starting to say ‘night all’!
Charles Pierce, on the failed RW hit job of Sen. Menendez…
Last night revealed that Tucker Carlsons vanity project(DC), appears 2 have been caught trying 2 sucker its audience
esqm.ag/6016nwF6— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2013
Tucker runs the Daily caller? It’s a rag, isn’t it?
Rag would be an understatement Carol
Thanks LP for sharing Charles Pierce’s Esquire article. It’s absolutely a must read! I especially liked this paragraph:
“This has been coming for some time. The conservative media establishment is so self-contained as to be positively incestuous, so it can’t be any surprise that, sooner or later, there are some two-headed cousins gamboling over the public landscape. There is no internal governor to its enthusiasms; there are only wealthy sugar-daddies pushing the boundaries gleefully outward. There is the very strange and self-fulfilling sense of both victimhood and outlawry, that the people who cash checks from the Koch brothers, or from some shadowy Malaysian fixer, are the true revolutionaries. There has been no accounting because there has been nobody to call them to account, and that is not entirely the fault of the conservative movement. Actual journalists have taken a dive as well.”
Senate Dems consider doing tax reform through budget reconciliation measure
Erik Wasson – 03/05/13 12:57 PM ET
Some on Finance oppose instructions from Budget panel; Baucus and Murray trying to reach deal.…
Why are they even discussing this? Just do it!
I know what reconciliation is and how it is a good thing for us Jovie.
What I don’t understand and maybe you can tell me in simple words what the specific tax reforms Baucus (!!?!?) and Murray are proposing?
Hard to think that Max baucus would do something Progressives would approve. But I’d sure like to be wrong on this.
Patty Murray is a sane Progressive Dem/ Dem. If she’s talking about tax reform, I assume it means closing loopholes.
Murray is the liberal, Baucus is the conservative Dem. Somewhere in the middle a moderate tax reform of closing loopholes, changing tax deductions while generating revenue.
Yes! Let them do this through budget reconciliation which cannot be filibustered. Just a straight majority does it. Then it falls on just18 Congress people who are tired of being members of the House terrorists group and are willing to step forward for common sense.
Thank you, Jovie and Jackie. I get it now.
“Why are they even discussing this? Just do it!”
Jovie, I think Dems. are “discussing this) because you have Democratic Senators from Red Sates, including Baucus’ State, who have to be careful not to come across as supporters of radical liberals.
TSA to allow passengers to carry small knives on planes
For the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow small knives and some previously prohibited sports equipment onto airplanes as carry-on items.
Furthermore, TSA will allow carry-on sports equipment such as billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and no more than two golf clubs. Souvenir, novelty and toy baseball bats — such as wiffle-ball bats — will also be allowed.
The relaxed rules will go into effect on April 25.
“All TSA is doing is catching up with the rest of the world,” said Douglas R. Laird, president of aviation consulting firm Laird & Associates and former head of security for Northwest Airlines. After 9/11 the TSA “overreacted,” said Laird, and put restrictions in place “in the heat of the moment” that exceeded those in other countries.
The reactions to 9/11 by the TSA was nothing compared to the reaction from the Bush Administration’s foreign policy. Shame they can’t undo 2 wars in the same way that they can undo the stupid of the TSA
The left side of the American political spectrum has undergone an extraordinary transformation over the past dozen years. Perhaps because it remains a work in progress, the extent of this transformation has gone largely unremarked and seems underappreciated even among those who have been carrying it out. Forty years after the forces of the “New Left” managed to deliver the Democratic presidential nomination to their preferred candidate, George McGovern, only to see him lose the general election to Richard Nixon in a 49-state landslide, the United States is home to a newer Left. Its political hopes repose not in a man able to muster less than 40 percent of the vote nationwide, but in the convincingly reelected president of the United States, Barack Obama. This newer Left is confident in itself, united both in its description of the problems the country faces and in how to go about addressing them. This Left is conscious of itself as a movement, and believes it is on the rise. It has already managed to reshape American politics, and its successes so far have hardly exhausted its promise. Policies are changing under its influence. And its opponents do not seem to have found an effective way to counter it politically.
This is for whomever was “handwringing” this morning or yesterday…whenever that was
Handwringing is for those short on facts
Vicki, handwringing is also for those with little faith in PBO and in ourselves.
Unfortunately, yes. Daily Kos better website for handwringers
Df, I so agree with this. As someone who lived through the McGovern era, I, too, fell into the trap of believing that wishing and magic thinking could make it so. Now the American left is organized. Progressive ideas are very popular and we have a president who is a political master and pragmatic enough to get the job done. At the PA Progressive Summit on Saturday, I didn’t see the “dreamers” of my youth. I saw highly professional, very focused, politically savvy people who were determined to fight in a very smart way for progressive policies and candidates. Remember that there was once a time when all information was received through traditional media. Now the great wave of social media has given all of us all an equal voice. I literally cannot remember a time in recent memory when I’ve turned to the TV for news, except the weather channel during a storm. I get ALL of my information via the Internet where I can get a sweep of news and check sources. A review of Twitter highlights in the morning is worth hours of boring tv time. And I’m a senior citizen, which just shows how much the world is changng!!!
Jon Stewart 2 Direct Serious Film, Will Take Hiatus From 'Daily Show' John Oliver will host during the 12 weeks away nyti.ms/ZdVFWw— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2013
hmmm…let’s see, a story based in 2009…should be just perfect for him to throw in a few little digs at president obama and how he’s screwing up. think i’ll pre-emptively pass on seeing this one.
Jon and Steven’s love-in on October 30, 2010 turned me off both of them. They had 1,000,000 people on The Mall and the only particpant who mentioned anything about the election coming in less than a week was Tony Bennet who said “Vote.”
I’ve often wondered if Jon and Steven had told the crowd in front of them and millions on TV to vote. How important it is and how our futures depend on it
Well Maybe 2010 would have been a little closer.
I thought the failure of them to encourage voting was a tacit encouragement to sit home and show POTUS who knows what
I agree – except I only blame Jon Stewart, not Colbert.
Colbert has been very good since then. I think he loves and respects PBO.
But Jon is narcissistic to an alarming degree.
Well, LF, I won’t miss him.
I don’t care for Jon Stewart.
Manchester United beat Real Madrid? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That’s a good joke.
Real Madrid fight song:
De las glorias deportivas
que campean por España
va el Madrid con su bandera
limpia y blanca que no empaña
Club castizo y generoso,
todo nervio y corazón,
veteranos y noveles,
veteranos y noveles,
miran siempre tus laureles
con respeto y emoción
¡Hala Madrid!, ¡Hala Madrid!
Noble y bélico adalid,
caballero del honor.
¡Hala Madrid!, ¡Hala Madrid!
A triunfar en buena lid,
defendiendo tu color
¡Hala Madrid!, Hala Madrid!, Hala Madrid!
Enemigo en la contienda,
cuando pierde da la mano
sin envidias ni rencores,
como bueno y fiel hermano
Debbie is awesome. That is all.
.@JebBush a flip-flop-flip on immigration? Wow. I fashioned you more of a baseball player than a gymnast. My bad. #notsurprisedatall— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) March 05, 2013
i love the smell of GOP defeat.
Last week, Al Cardenas told Larry Kudlow that #CPAC was too "busy" and thus no room for Chris Christie. Today, there's room for Trump!— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) March 05, 2013
Brian Beutler @brianbeutler
Between things like FreedomWorks and this — http://bit.ly/14pIhBA — hard to see Boehner passing CR without a bunch of Dems.
Has the Senate intel commitee voted on Brennen yet? It sure seems as though it’s the Dems holding up this nominee. I can’t recall anytime when the President’s cabinet nominees had to jump through all these hoops, especially from their own party.
It’s deplorable. One would think there were no enemies/terrorists to monitor, or war to fight.
On to the full Senate.
Just in: Senate Intelligence Committee approves John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) March 05, 2013
Sorry, I posted before I refreshed so I repeated your post below.
Good, now Harry Reid should get this done tomorrow.
The senate probably won’t be in session due to the storm tomorrow. Unless they can all work from “home” wherever that is. But they should definitely have him confirmed by the end of this week.
Unfortunately, there are rumblings that some senators (i.e., Paul, Graham, McCain, and Ayotte) may try to hold up the vote before the full Senate. Senator Reid hopes for a vote by the end of the week.
What’s the chance of getting past another filibuster?
But we don’t know who voted NO yet…..and I wonder why the vote was behind closed doors.
White House cancels tours, citing sequester
// The White House is canceling tours of the president’s famous abode starting next week, saying the budget cuts that went into effect last week are to blame.
A phone recording on the call line for White House visitors informs callers that White House tours will be canceled, starting this weekend.
“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House tours will be canceled effective Saturday March 9th, 2013 until further notice,” the recording says. “Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. We very much regret having to take this action particularly during the popular spring touring season.” //
I can just hear the Media now ……
The President is playing politics to make the Republicans look bad………3….2…1
They’ve already started…look no further than The Hill.
THAT REALLY SUCKS!!! Especially since the tour itself is free. Most people design their trip to DC around the time of the White House Tour. But of course, they have to pay the SS who staff the tours and the administrative personnel who handle all the things that go along with people touring a National Park.
THAT REALLY SUCKS!!
This makes me sad
I ran into an old friend last December that is a retired Secret Service agent and found out that he could get me VIP tickets for a tour this spring. I was so looking forward to this for my family and friends. Oh Well!!!
It’s very sad indeed. I’ve been to one of those tours and was thinking of doing another at some point this year. But hopefully when people begin to realize that this thing actually affects us in real ways, and is not some abstract hypothetical imagined by PBO, maybe they will put more pressure on the GOP and media to be honest about the treasonous acts being committed by the congressional Republicans.
Actions have consequences. The cuts have to come from somewhere – far better they come here than in the salaries of those who clean the floors (although, they’ll probably face them anyway).
How disappointing! I just applied for a tour pass for my visit there in April.
Senate Intelligence Committe Approved John Brennan’s nomination for CIA Director 12-3.
Rand Paul wants to discuss it with ” His Team ” . He thinks a colonoscopy may be needed on Brennen to make sure he is not hiding anything….
The Republicans are griping because they claim President Obama is focused on replacing them in 2014, but they sure are doing a lot to help achieve this.
I miss being able to retweet for everyone. I switch my email, changed my password and nothing works. I hate to start a new account and lose my peeps. I will keep trying and if anyone has any good suggestions let me know.
Gun talks hit snag in the Senate
Well, I would have never thought the Senate would be stalling on any sort of legislation? This is unheard of!
Man U takes the lead on an Own Goal by Real Madrid
CAUTION: WHIPLASH ALERT
JEB BUSH, HAVING MISREAD THE NEW POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION, BEGINS DAMAGE CONTROL
by Pili Tobar on 03/05/2013 at 12:57pm
It is safe to say that Day One of the immigration book media tour for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush did not go exactly as planned. Numerous observers condemned Gov. Bush for walking back on his past support for citizenship and called it a politically damaging flip-flop.
Today, Gov. Bush said he would support an earned citizenship provision, provided that other conditions were met as part of an immigration overhaul.
So what we know about Jeb so far, LH, is that he has managed to stumble on his first step out of the box, he’s a wimpy flip flopper and he’ll say anything that he thinks will sell on a given day. Gee, where have we seen a guy like that before? Oh, and let’s also add that he has complete contempt for our intelligence.
So true JG. Poor Jeb Bush is sweating bullets on his book tour with all of the questions about his politically damaging flip-flop. His CPAC appearance should be interesting too. But bottom line, there is no one in the Republican Party who can hold a candle to President Obama. No one with his leadership skills, charisma, brilliance, class, and compassion for the American people. The Republicans have such disdain for him, but what they desperately want is their own version of Barack Obama. smdh
I think it doesn’t matter what he says because a certain number of people know that no matter what he says, when he gets in office he will do what they want him to do. However it turns off people who are not so extreme. The wonderful thing about PBO is that he is saying the same things and behaving the same way now that he said and did years and years ago. Words have meaning for him.
By DONOVAN SLACK | 3/5/13 3:01 PM EST
President Obama will sign the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday, press secretary Jay Carney said.
“He will be joined by the vice president, who authored the original law in 1994, as well as women’s organizations, law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, survivors, adviocates and members of Congress,” Carney said. “The law strengthens the criminal justice system’s response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
“It’s a very important milestone that was reached with the votes, the vote most recently in the House that allowed this to reach finally the president’s desk and he looks forward to signing it.”
Why do I get the feeling that Chips has been engaging in naked rain dancing? Man U 1-0 Real Madrid
And on an own goal to boot.
Man U got the win because of an own goal. All Real Madrid has to do is score to remain in the game. They’re still good.
BTW isn’t this the tournament that Chelsea didn’t qualify for?
Holy carp! I step away from the computer for 5 minutes and all heck breaks loose.
Well, Real Madrid has definitely paid off the referee.
Dept. of Defense put out a nice photo essay of Hagel/Barack meetings
Photo Essay provided by @DeptofDefense with SecDef Hagel and Ehud Barak defense.gov/photoessays/ph… 7 photos http://t.co/vLoq5ZYKCO— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2013
UPDATE on today's WTF: Police Update on Chase of Stolen Police Cars nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Pol… via @nbcphiladelphia— Alycee (@jazziz2) March 05, 2013
Immigration Reform Now Tops The Economy As First Priority For Latino Voters
“This poll proves to Congress,” added, Eliseo Medina, the secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, “that the alarm clock is ticking, and still ringing loud and clear. The 2012 elections may be over, but Latinos expectations for immigration reform are not.”
Asked about a possible reason for the reason for the shift, the activists on the call pointed to the ongoing discussion about the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform bill, and the president’s attention to the issue during his inaugural address and his State of the Union last month.
Latinos see the moment as “a convergence of aspiration and opportunity,” said Martinez de Castro.
38% blame Republicans
33% Blame the President
19% say both
The liberal press has been terrible on who is to blame for the sequester, both sides do it, both sides do it. :;
That is the latest polling put out by none other than CBS…Thus I will take these figures with the appropriate amount of salt.
Meanwhile, as Jon Favreau so articulately stated to Chuck Todd & Ron Fournier (who were both citing this very poll), the President doesn’t base his policy decisions on what polls say or don’t say, but on what benefits the majority of the American people.
Which one of these–the president or the Republicans is up for re-election?
Enough with the “D” polls. Please.
During the election, I got so dam fed up with polls every time I turn around, polls, polls, polls. President Obama will do his best to do what is best for this country regardless what some poll says.
That is the confidence I have in this President.
1-1 thanks to the referee
Yeah right. 1-1 because your side Man U sucks.
now 2-1 real madrid. Hope the referee enjoys his payoff.
In fact, Real Madrid is almost embarrased by this. They didn’t even celebrate the go ahead goal.
Yeah right. Ronaldo scored the goal and didn’t celebrate because he didn’t want to lord it over his former team (Man U). Hahahahahaha…Man U is sucking all over the place.
Watching RWNJs freak out at CPAC’s invitation to Trump but not Christie makes Tuesday so much fun.
DONALD TRUMP HAS NEVER BEEN, IS NOT, AND WILL NEVER, EVER BE A CONSERVATIVE.— Kevin Eder (@keder) March 05, 2013
RE ” What is working.” my report on assignment. have called my WA reps they mite be on to just using a zip good god one guy wanted my blood type just kidding. only good guy was from my dist Reichart. he PROMISED to give full details to Dave. other then that no so good at getting real ppl to talk to me. so I’ll sneak in after dark tonite. BUT, Vicki #69 on last blog had great BULLET points ..easy to use on tweeter, all under 140 words- so I tweeted each one, adding “commonSense” , Sequester, to everyone on list in Ca, Co, Nv and Wa. My side of the State of WA is SO RED, its like trying to part the sea. But, I keep trying. have a great day #FORWARD as bob says
Thanks so much for your efforts.
WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY!!!
*Our Phones ~ Wireless
*Cooking ~ Fireless
*Cars ~ Keyless
*Food ~ Fatless
*Tires ~ Tubeless
*Youth ~ Jobless
*Relationships ~ Meaningless
*Atitude ~ Careless
*Wives ~ Fearless
*Feelings ~ Heartless
*Education ~ Valueless
Everything is becoming LESS but still our hopes are ~ Endless.
In fact I am ~ Speechless ……….!
I LOVE this Yardarm!! Fanned and Fav’d
Are you the author? I’d like to properly attribute it when I email…
Nope. I got it as an e-mail myself. I’m just a conduit today.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 2- Man U 1 (from an own goal) BAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Real Madrid is basically through to the quarterfinal. Manchester United needs two more goals to get through I believe. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….Man U sucks.
Take that Japa21.
As I asked above, isn’t this the tournament Chelsea wasn’t good enough to even get this far?
Man U is sucking all over the place! Hahahahahahahahahaha.
In other words, no response. Okay.
BREAKING: President Bush's Flight Suit was just invited at CPAC— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) March 05, 2013
Dear @MittRomney: Dow closes at all-time high of 14,253, beating previous record by 89 points. Kisses, President @BarackObama.— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) March 05, 2013
It’s a shame that the White House tours are being cancelled. Was looking forward to going there this summer. But I shall keep the faith that things do work out. For my President is a winner.
Yet, he’s now raising money for our rat-f*@king governor…
Comcast’s Cohen raised $500,000 for Obama in 2012
President Obama returns to the White House Tuesday after a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he spent a little more than an hour visiting wounded troops and their families.
He met with 10 soldiers, five Marines and one NATO forces member, according to a White House official. He awarded two Purple Hearts and took part in one promotion ceremony.
But but but how much did it cost? The sequester, both sides do it…
OK TOD’ers. I have come here to vent today. I work as a Social Worker in a nursing home/rehab facility and have to deal with the 65+ crowd and their children on a daily basis. I just got off the phone with a son whose mother is here for her rehabilitation under her Medicare benefit. Medicare pays for 20 days of inpatient rehab at 100%. Pretty nice deal huh? Then if more time is required, Medicare pays 80% and supplemental (AARP, etc) pays the other 20%. No cost to the patient at all for up to 100 days. So this son is requesting she stay in the rehab facility until they are ready for her at home, until the first week in April. I explained the Medicare beneift that it does not pay for long term care either in a facility or at home. His response to me “thank you Obama”. I explained to him this has nothing to do with politics or Obamacare, that this is the way Medicare has been set up for years. I have been doing this for 15 years and has always been 20 days inpatient at 100% and then 80/20 on day 21. Then he says well it is only going to get worse when Obamacare kicks in. I told him the only “cuts” to Medicare is provider reimbursement rates, no benefits have been cut at all. What I really wanted to tell him it is the the idiots in the R party that he voted for that will dismantle Medicare. Not President Obama. But then I would probably get fired. Arggggggh! People are so clueless out there it drives me to drink! I hear this kind of crap daily. They get 100% coverage for up to 100 days and they still bitch. Probably wealthy bastards to boot!
I hate them all!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand…..it’s over. Real Madrid beats Man U. On to the quater final.
And as the Real Madrid manager said afterwards, “The best team lost. We didn’t deserve to win this match.”
If you actually believe Jose Mourinho meant that comment, I have a bridge to sell you. He was trying to be humble and everyone saw through it. He doesn’t do humble well. He was being sarcastic.
Jose Mourinho speaks: “The best team lost,” he says. “We didn’t play very well tonight.”
Roy Keane speaks: “I think he’s trying to be humble and it really doesn’t suit him.”
Man U lost. HA! Gooooooooooo Real Madrid!
Your bitterness is showing.
It’s pure pleasure Japa. Pure pleasure. Man U lost. It’s a fantastic day.
Just a little work
I’m tired. For a couple of years I’ve been blaming it on iron, poor blood, lack of vitamins, dieting and a dozen other maladies. But now I found out it ain’t that. I’m tired because I’m overworked.
The population of USA is 237 million. 104 million are retired. That leaves 133 million to do the work. There are 85 million in school, which leave 48 million to do the work. Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government. This leaves 19 million to do the work. Four million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 15 million to do the work. Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City Government and that leaves 200,000 to do the work. There are 188,000 in hospitals, so that leaves 12,000 to do the work. Now, there are 11,998 people in Prisons.
That leaves just two people to do the work. You and me. Boy Oh Boy.. And you’re sitting there reading this. No wonder I’m tired,
I’m the only one working.
Which each new announcement from them, it is becoming obvious the P in CPAC stands for Pathetic.— john miller (@deaconmill) March 05, 2013
Hugo Chavez is Dead….per Martin Bashir
Have you heard that Pres. Chavez has died, according to NYT reporting?
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez dies from cancer: VP
Better link: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/05/17135772-venezuelas-comandante-hugo-chavez-dies?lite
Yes, multiple sources are now reporting.
Breaking: Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro says President Hugo Chavez has died. wsj.com— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 05, 2013
Who’s next I wonder? Hope this doesn’t call for a revolution.
They kicked out the U.S. envoy 6 hours ago, claiming conspiracy against the government. I knew he was dead after that.
Oh well. It’s seems to be part and parcel of certain history but I hope not.
Joining Obama at VAWA bill signing:
Women’s orgs, law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, survivors, advocates and members of Congress.— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) March 05, 2013
I’m sick of this sh*t… One of the reasons that POTUS gets so little respect is the newtainers…
@jbendery Serious question — WHY is it so difficult to show the President just a little respect? "OBAMA" & "POTUS" both five (5) letters!— Alycee (@jazziz2) March 05, 2013
Eugene Robinson is reporting that he knew him and is speaking in positive terms. I believe PBO was friendly towards him at a Latin American conference and the rwnj’s went crazy.
Underreported but Russia/China/U.S. already fighting for territorial claims due to this. This is a Nat. Security issue to take serious.
Climate change opening surprising Arctic shipping routes washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog… State dept. fighting Russia 4 claims wapo.st/XLPoTW— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2013
I think China has been planning ahead for a few years.
The media never pays attention to anything that has or will not happen over a 48hr. timespan. Pathetic, there were wars started over shipping lanes…..
I know, I get my news from other sources than the usual MSM, but it was probably the NYT. They do cover other stuff other than politics if you dig for it.
Chairman Burn Discusses the GOP Pennsylvania Vote Rigging Scheme: youtu.be/jQMlbWTqyjM via padems.com We need a STRONGER #VRA— Alycee (@jazziz2) March 05, 2013
I changed my i Pod name to Titanic. It’s syncing now.
I tried to catch some Fog. I mist.
When chemists die, they barium.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a
I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can
stop any time.
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Than it dawned on me.
This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but
I’d never met herbivore.
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words .
They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type-O.
A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
PMS jokes aren’t funny, period.
Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there’s no pop quiz.
Energizer bunny arrested. Charged with battery.
I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
Did you hear about the cross eyed teacher who lost her job
because she couldn’t control her pupils?
When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds.
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!
Broken pencils are pointless.
What do you call a dinosaur with a extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.
All the toilets in New York ‘s police stations have been
stolen. Police have nothing to go on.
I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.
Velcro – what a rip off!
Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.
Venison for dinner? Oh deer!
Earthquake in Washington obviously government’s fault.
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.
Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too.
You have been busy. The hard work got to you.
No. This damn snow has me confined to quarters.
Really, lots of snow?
Close to 6 inches on the ground and still snowing on the Southside of Chicago. Suppose to stop around midnight after about 8 inches or so.
I’d trade the snow for our 54 mph wind.
Not now honey.
I hear ya. Just finished snow blowing my driveway. We were lucky this time only 4 or so inches. Iowa is ready for spring.
Climate change. Ha!
Love these kinds of jokes.
OMG. I love this stuff! Ack! I’m totally plagurizing you Yardarm I got a guy at work who is a punster! thanks
Glad to help out. Have fun!
Just saw this nonsense too. Ezra is intolerable, imho. I have exhausted all patience with him. Done. And GOPolitico is always so fair and non-partisan—–hahahahahahaha.
@smerconish And there goes Ezra Klein and Politico to tell us the Dow at record highs is baaaaad. @JeffersonObama— (@LiberalPhenom) March 05, 2013
dotster you and me both. I was going to post something about Klein and his “good cop-bad cop” shtick in one of the threads a few days ago – I just couldn’t find the time to do it.
I tuned it off when I saw smerconish…..
He is boring, isn’t he?
The entire right wing is trying to make it a bad thing because they don’t want to give any credit to President Obama for any sign of economic increase – remember how hard they worked to blame every drop in the DOW on the President making some speech of some sort. It’s not all great that the market can be soaring while the country goes to hell, but because it pertains to the underlying fundamentals in the economy (or at least – it’s supposed to), that part is good. Clearly, the stock market seems to have nothing to do with the state of the country.
Cant wait until somebody tells me how the MSNBC bobble-heads literally explode…..
A.G. Eric Holder Says @barackobama Can Use Lethal Force Against Americans on US Soil "N extraordinary circumstances" motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/o…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2013
Did they ever hear of WACO or Ruby Ridge ?
Of course he can use lethal force….
BTW….doesn’t law enforcement do that all the time ?
Didn’t they just use lethal force in California at that Big Bear incident ?
Yeah. They are called S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics).
Just send them this and laugh in delight as their heads explode.
—–> RT @allanbrauer I seem to recall that President Lincoln authorized the use of deadly force against Americans on US soil.— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) March 05, 2013
@McCrayAuthor @allanbrauer US rejected the secession as illegal. No foreign government ever recognized Confederacy as a sovereign nation.— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) March 05, 2013
@McCrayAuthor @allanbrauer So, the the states that comprised the Confederacy were never "former US territories". Thx and you're welcome.— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) March 05, 2013
President Buchanan sent the military to Utah after the Mormons
126 killed 38 injured
Eisenhower did and so did JFK, didn’t they just in the 1950s and 1960s?
How again unfortunately did Japanese Americans…..rounded up in the 1940s?
Clinton during Waco?
It all depends on selective memories and those with bias point of views using what information for whatever reason.
Move on.org just emailed me fundraising off of that obamas cutting social security.
I emailed them back- please take me off of email list!
Good for you, Jovie! I also unsubscribed from Move-on.
With soda taxes and proposals to limit super size sweetened drinks already sweeping the nation, candy could be the next target in the war against obesity.There’s an inkling that candy manufacturers suspect this and are taking steps to head off future regulation.
Speaking at last week’s National Confectioners Association meeting in Miami, Debra Sandler, the president of Mars Chocolate in North America, tried to rally major candymakers to come up with ways to help solve the obesity crisis before government forces step in and force them to.
As first reported by the candy trade publication Confectionery News, Sandler said in her speech, “If we don’t [act], I worry that someone else will do it for us. … We need the whole industry to step up. … We are not judged by the leaders of the category but by those who do not take responsibility for change.”
House Republicans Propose Rolling Back Access To Birth Control To Avert Government Shutdown
I demand that every single one of the go to the microphone and tell America how they avoid pregnancies.
Both the men and the women, or they need to shut up and sit down.
Dont remember who started this convo a few days ago but the WH Counsel has weighed in on Judicial appointments http://t.co/II8KbSBiOi
Senate Delays Negatively Impacting our Judicial System wh.gov/GiJH#.UTZ2KIYi… WH Cheif Counsel 1.usa.gov/14pVqKQ http://t.co/cqy6omarhM— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) March 05, 2013
HAHA,I guess this is what they mean by the Texas two-step? Locals help a clueless Bama out……
Rep. Gohmert's amendment to the CR: No federal funds for golf for Obama until WH tours resume. rules.house.gov/amendments/GOH…— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) March 05, 2013
Just heard from constituents that Obama is canceling WH tours. Shouldn't taxpayers be able to see the place that's spending all their money?— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 05, 2013
Cruz needs a civic lesson.
How did this man clerk for a SCOTUS justice? How did he get into Harvard? Just channeling Trump…….
Federal Funds for golf ? hahahhaaa
Remember when one of them tried to ” de-fund ” the President’s teleprompter ?
Never gets old does it Linda? My favorite was Bachmann saying PBO’s India trip was costing taxpayers $210 million!
Was Cruz thinking about the taxpayers when he voted for sequestration? He need to be reminded that this is just the beginning, and there is more to come.
Are there tours of the House, and are these also cancelled? Seems to me that would be the ‘place’ wasting money.
@tedcruz: What a truly asinine comment, Cruz! The 'place' is spending money? /eye roll/ Does #GOP House have any role in budgeting?— Vick C. (@sonamie) March 06, 2013
BTW .@tedcruz, have you accounted to taxpayers for the time (=money) you wasted in that embarrassing unsubstantiated attack on Sen. Hagel?— Vick C. (@sonamie) March 06, 2013
Hi, a4A! So it was YOU. Last night I kept seeing that I had a message but couldn’t access it – very frustrating.
You go VC! These teabag/rightwing imbeciles need to be exposed,
TY, Nath! These guys are so consistently ridiculous I really don’t get how their supporters never once see the stupidity.
No FLOTUS today, see she is not being over exposed.
The more the country sees of FLOTUS the better.
I agree with you Bill.
Ok TOD’ers, I have come here to vent! I am a social worker in a skilled nursing and rehab facility of which we admit and discharge 85 patients a month for rehabilitation. Mostly for hip and knee replacement, but all are on Medicare and 65+ years old. I also have to deal with their adult children. Today I spoke with a son who is Ot ready for mom to come home yet as they are doing some safety renovations at her home and won’t be done until middle of April. She is scheduled for discharge mid-March. He thinks she should just stay and keep getting physical therapy until they are ready. I had to explain to him, as I often do, that Medicare pays 100% of her stay (meds, food, and all) for the first 20 days and if more rehab is justified under Medicare guidelines, on day 21-100 they pay 80% and supplemental insurance (think AARP) pays the other 20%, so the patient is covered 100% for 100 days if they qualify. So I gave him some options like hiring an aide from a home health agency or having her stay as a respite resident in an assisted living, of which I could assist them in procuring. Or she can stay at our facility and pay privately until they are ready to bring her home. So he says to me “Medicare will pay for a respite assisted living or a 24 hour home health aide, right?” I replied “no”. Medicare does not cover any long term or short term assisted living or in home caregiving. To which he replied ” thanks Obama”! I wanted to jump through the phone and strangle him. I told him these Medicare benefits have been this way for years and has absolutely nothing to do with Obamacare. To which he says “yeah, right. It is only going to get worse”. What I really wanted to tell him is it is the R’s that he voted for that want to gut Medicare, not PBO. Arghhhhhh! These people are so brainwashed and ignorant it makes me ill! Most of these folks are stinking wealthy too!
Thanks for letting me vent! I love my job! I love my job! I love my job!
Hasn’t he been listening? The Republicans — whom I’m sure he voted for — says we have a spending problem. So why would he want the government to spend any more money? Oh….it must be okay for certain people.
SMH. What a thankless bunch of unthinking pricks. I don’t envy you.
I have to bite my tongue at least 3 times a day. Practically every resident room on the rehab unit has ther TV machine tuned to…….yeah you guessed it……FukNews! Painful. Very painful.
I don’t trust myself to even respond. You have my sympathy.
I’m with you Yardarm. I don’t know that I could keep a civil tongue in my head. That or my head would pop off from skyrocketing BP!
FLOTUS office out w/ sched update. Unclear if change is sequester-related: First Lady’s Twitter Q&A has been postponed to Monday, March 11.— Shawna Thomas (@ShawnaNBCNews) March 05, 2013
At Walter Reed today, Obama met with 16 wounded service members and awarded 2 Purple Hearts and took part in 1 promotion ceremony.— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) March 05, 2013
Our Beloved President just keeps on keeping on and doing good towards his fellow man. What a man!
Will get some pics if I can find them, I expect Chips will have some in her next post if not…..
Reverend Al is on fire as usual as usual and I am loving it!
Rev. Al just showed results from a poll that said 89% of Republicans believe PBO is movng the country towards socialism. And the DOW hits an all time high. How many could define “socialism”?
99.9% of me feel that Republicans are crazy ass racists..
But the can be persuaded by friends, neighbors and fox news, it was never this bad.
Joive this does not bother me one bit. Not one bit. First of all I don’t give a dam about every darn poll coming out saying this and saying that. I have had it up to here with these polls. You and I both know these polls can be fix to say what the pollster want it to say.
Please tell me what is the purpose of a question like that?
That is a great question Anniebella. Did the poll ask if PBO is a socialist?
Meanwhile, when All Republicans vote enmass against the President on all issues, it tends to skew the polls.
Because, all Liberals are not behind this President, not by a long shot.
I guess, one could say, their Base is more loyal than ours.
Saw this a lot during the President’s first term. There were Democrats distancing themselves from some of the accomplishments. Blue Dog Democrats were often questionable on votes. Sometimes I wondered if some Democrats were actually undercover Republicans. 2010 election also comes to mind.
I’m sick and tired of these polls about what Republicans think or don’t think of our President. These polls are worthless – they don’t tell us anything that we already don’t know; they are not making the respondents any less ignorant, if anything, they seem to be fomenting racial anger and willful ignorance where our President is concerned. I think we need to hold these pollsters accountable for operating polling missions that are designed to incite and foment, rather than inform, teach and enlighten.
You are so right hopefruit2. We already know what Republicans think of President Obama.
True. I thought Jefferson Obama did that?
Is that a poll conducted by the White House Press Corps ?
The WHPC may have been the sample.
Heh! You got that right Bill.
And 89% probably also think he was not born in Hawaii – don’t read, listen or quote these lunatics. That the President is black has sent their minds insane. I hope they live long enough to see the white population become the minority & the government reflect that fact.
If I may ask why are the 11% percent of sane Republicans still members of the Republican Party? What exactly do they still have in common with these insane Republicans who make up 89% of the party?
Senate Committee Approves Brennan for C.I.A. Director, NYT.
House of Republicans are closing up Shop for the week, because of the Storm.
Watchin @TheRevAl host his show @PoliticsNation on .@MSNBC…he's what these cable show have been missin…THE TRUTH..!! #news #p2— Rock (@Tigerfists88) March 05, 2013
Tell Chief Justice Roberts you reject Scalia's Republican racist, Jim Crow activism bit.ly/Ybr5vR Preserve & STRENGTHEN the #VRA TY— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 05, 2013
Done! Gladly. Get on board with this TOD’ers!!!!
Hey if anyone here from Minnesota feels like responding back to this. I got this in my timeline just now and took the opportunity to respectfully respond back to this org plus John Kline a local Republican congressman. I’ll probably have crazy people trying to follow me now.
We need your help! The Obama campaign machine is targeting guns. Tweet at @repjohnkline & tell him you oppose universal background checks.— (@NRAILA) March 05, 2013
oh darn! sorry! I meant to put my response in here. whoops. Here’s that
@NRAILA @repjohnkline background checks are a common sense safeguard that all responsible gun owners support #GUNSAFETY— (@a4alice) March 05, 2013
@NRAILA @repjohnkline Only crazy people and criminals are against background checks.Which are you? I support #CommonSenseRegs and #GunSafety— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) March 06, 2013
In case @repjohnkline is swamped with RWNJs naysayers,we should probably send HIM some tweets of say we like the idea of uni- background checks.
Glad to help .@NRAILA! Dear .@repjohnkline, please support those senators voting 4 universal background checks re guns because it's time. TY— Vick C. (@sonamie) March 06, 2013
The Donald is speaking at CPAC, but no Christie.
Christie would have it no other way. They’re doing Christie a HUGE favor by making him seem more reasonable to the NJ Democrats – as he runs for his 2nd term as Gov. CPAC has in the last few years come to resemble an anti-Obama KKKLan rally that is legitimized by the media.
Agreed, it isgood for Christie, but makes CPAC look even crazier. I found it interesting Carly Fiorina is speaking.
Wow, they’re pulling in every loser they can find!
Carly Fiorina? Obviously CPAC loves losers!
“F” Christie and CPAC. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s forget, not the other world unless you want it to be that other word.
And “F” Donald Trump too.
My cat (coco) has become the neighborhood gang leader.
Every day there are more and more neighborhood cats hanging around here….
One day there were 5 of them laying on my hot tub .
They even jump up on the window sills and meow for her to come out.
( I love it )
Is Coco a hussy?
could be….. I will have to check if her ” followers ” are males.
pls check to see if chips’ kitty is there! then send her home–her mom is worried!
RT @petesouza Photo of POTUS arriving at Walter Reed to visit wounded warriors http://t.co/wckERS2wro— Pnthrgrlgail (@Mama4Obama1) March 05, 2013
WOW..never have i seen such an intense look on PBOs face
Show me responsible a gun owner and I'll show you a person who supports background checks, magazine size limits and AWB.— john miller (@deaconmill) March 06, 2013
Count my hubby in your number.
In RW world…is this what immigrants are for?
Sadly – yes – but look at the charge – it is not that the woman was a slave that the courts seem to worry about
“George is facing a charge of harboring an undocumented immigrant, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.”
A definition of “harboring” would be interesting – I had always thought it was related to caring for someone – not keeping them as a slave.
A week or two ago I had a discussion with someone here about when contractors started being used by the DOD. I blamed it on Dick Cheney and the other poster said a bill was passed during Pres. Clinton’s adm. I finally had time to do a little research on the subject. Anything to get away from this sequestration blabber and the MSN false reporting. Anyway, here’s my link and a snippet of the article.
In 1992, the Pentagon, then under Cheney’s direction, paid Texas-based Brown & Root Services $3.9 million to produce a classified report detailing how private companies — like itself — could help provide logistics for American troops in potential war zones around the world. BRS specializes in such work; from 1962 to 1972, for instance, the company worked in the former South Vietnam building roads, landing strips, harbors, and military bases. Later in 1992, the Pentagon gave the company an additional $5 million to update its report. That same year, BRS won a massive, five-year logistics contract from the US Army Corps of Engineers to work alongside American GIs in places like Zaire, Haiti, Somalia, Kosovo, the Balkans, and Saudi Arabia.
I think the contractors are overpaid disastor to our DOD budget.
KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) is an American engineering, construction, and private military contracting company, formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton, headquartered in Houston. The company also has large offices in Arlington, Virginia, Birmingham, Alabama, and Newark, Delaware, in the United States and Leatherhead in the UK. After Halliburton acquired Dresser Industries in 1998, Dresser’s engineering subsidiary, The M. W. Kellogg Co., was merged with Halliburton’s construction subsidiary, Brown & Root, to form Kellogg Brown & Root. KBR and its predecessors have received many contracts with the U.S. military including during World War II, the Vietnam War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
KBR is the largest non-union construction company in the United States. The company’s corporate offices are in the KBR Tower in Downtown Houston.
The Dick Cheney connection.
Thanks, I didn’t want my post to get too long. All the companies have worked in WY in the oilfield, and of course it’s Cheney’s home base.
mic boondoggle. One positive aspect of sequester is that 50% cuts need to come from dod. I trust hagel to cut these fat-cat contractors’ business.
That’s what I am hoping for.
Carol, doing a “drive-by” so I’ll read your link later. Contracting started under Reagan and kicked into high gear under Bush41 — Cheney was SecDef. Unfortunately, I was at the scene of the crime…
Luv to know more when you have time.
The left’s mourning of Hugo Chavez makes me laugh. I don’t think the guy is nearly as evil as the right made him out to be … but he’s certainly not the saint the left pretends him to be. It’s interesting how they attack Obama on every major issue and then ignore Chavez’ conservative stances – like being anti-abortion and very evasive on the issue of gay marriage. It’s quite baffling.
Someone please read this and tell me what you see. My RWNJ rep put this in a Tweet…and he was amazed at what he saw! I don’t think he saw the same thing I did…
The last slide says taxes need to be raised, or services lessened…..
Don’t think he saw what I saw either……..in most of the slides and not just the last one.
Good Evening Everyone! Been away for a bit.
I am speechless:
“A horse slaughterhouse in Roswell, N.M., received word from the U.S. Department of Agriculture saying that they were moving forward with Valley Meat Co.’s application to begin horse slaughter operations, according to Rick de los Santos, a partner in the company.” … [snip]
“The inspectors would make viable for the first time since 2007 the slaughter and processing of horse meat, which would then be exported to China and European countries for sale. Horse meat cannot be sold for human consumption in the U.S.”
New Mexico (land of enchantment) is one of my favorite places, but Roswell is more like western Texas.
Appalling that the U.S. could be in the business of slaughtering these beautiful and tamable animals in this way.
UGH——makes me sick.
Forgot to post the tweet:
Horse meat slaughterhouse could open in New Mexico bit.ly/102aTjC— KRDO NewsChannel 13 (@KRDONC13) March 05, 2013
It’s horrible. I’m sure some are from WY.
Start a petition to STOP this disgusting practice! Change.org …do it and bring it over here to sign and send around.
jon stewart at it again. Both sides to blame for the fuckquester. uugghh.
I have said all I want to about Jon Stewart, “F” him too.
I cannot stomach him…..
The good news is that he is taking a 12 week break to direct a movie he wrote the screenplay for.
John Oliver will be doing the show ( Which I don’t watch anyway )
John Oliver is entertaining – he might do very well – which can only be a good thing
Thunderbirds may not fly at AF Academy graduation bit.ly/10bRIru— KRDO NewsChannel 13 (@KRDONC13) March 06, 2013
On the “Thunderbirds’ 60th anniversary year…”
“Air Force Academy seniors may be tossing their hats into an empty sky when they graduate next May because the budget battle in Washington has grounded the Thunderbirds demonstration team.”
But not everything is bad news out of Colorado/New Mexico area:
Colorado Senate committee passes 7 gun control measures bit.ly/WJIamP— KRDO NewsChannel 13 (@KRDONC13) March 05, 2013
“Colorado Senate committee passes 7 gun control measures
One bill would make manufacturers, sellers liable for crimes”
love this- i can just imagine the female senators keeping their date books open for pbo’s invitation! i sure would!
‘ President Barack Obama offered to host a dinner for female senators at the White House — and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand isn’t about to let him forget it.
“I’ve been calling every month,” Gillibrand said in an BuzzFeed Brews interview Tuesday night. ‘
New post ….. but there’s almost nothing in it
Paul Ryan: "Obama doesn't have a mandate to raise taxes on the top 1%. Let's pass my plan to kill #Medicare instead" http://t.co/FLxnY1hzVD— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 06, 2013
Update on today’s Buzzfeed Chat with Senator Gillibrand:
.@sengillibrand organizing a bipartisan women senators' meeting with Obama, news I think— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) March 05, 2013
.@sengillibrand says her goal is Congress 51% female— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) March 05, 2013
[correct handle] @sengillibrand talking about her grandmother, legendary figure in the Albany Democratic machine nytimes.com/2009/02/01/nyr…— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) March 05, 2013
Saw on NBC Nightly News that Crazy Old Coot, Louie Gohmert, introduced a bill to deny President Obama transportation to and from the golf course as long as suspension of WH tours are in effect. Must have come up with that beauty in the middle of the night while excess hate was keeping him awake.
Pure hate – It will burn their souls to a crisp – the sooner the better.
Well I have to say Both Chelsea AND Man Unit are HIGHLY OVER RATED!! Liverpool is definitely working on its comeback reign!! Just started watching last few yrs and I’m addicted!! Rodgers will work magic, building yr!!! But thank you ALL!! Chipsticks, Austin and AMK!!! … I don’t care for Rooney much!! Annoying!!!😬
In my opinion – could be completely wrong, as I am no expert – the markets are too volatile and too high. They go up and down 1-2% on the smallest piece of news (eg Italian election results, minor change in employment figures). There has been a major jump since PBO was re-elected with not a lot to base it on. I believe there will be a major correction – and can imagine who the GOP will try to blame.
My own retirement investments have sky rocketed in the past 2 months – slow and steady growth is good – I don’t like these jumps – in either direction.
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