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13

We Take Care of our Own

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Read the text of the President’s remarks here

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Diane Millich, a Native American and victim of domestic violence, delivers remarks prior to President Obama signing the Violence Against Women Act

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Valerie Jarrett: No One Should Have to Live in Fear of Violence

Read here

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Thanks to Globalcitizenlinda for the reminder about this, Lisa Lyotte telling her story in 2010 (The Tribal Law and Order Act)

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We take care of our own….

Mary? Is this the photo you were looking for recently? The mighty Pamela emailed it to me:

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231 Responses to “We Take Care of our Own”


  1. March 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Yes we do and Yes we can!

  2. 8 Roberta in MN
    March 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Good Evening everyone and Chips

  3. March 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Whoopee-tee-yi-yo. Get along little dogies.

  4. 13 yardarm756
    March 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    It was a good day, eh?

  5. March 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    “How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E! I’m jes’ so proud to be here!”
    I just feel so upbeat for no other reason than President Barack Hussein Obama.

  6. 36 amk for obama
    March 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    That thumbs-up to uncle joe with that steely look speaks volumes.

    So is VAWA now a permanent law?

    • 37 jacquelineoboomer
      March 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Yes, amk, it’s a permanent law until somebody tries to repeal it, amend it, or SCOTUS thinks it’s a “gender entitlement.”

      • 38 amk for obama
        March 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm

        Excellent. Even the scum scalyeew wouldn’t touch it.

      • 39 utaustinliberal
        March 8, 2013 at 5:40 am

        It’s not permanent in the raw definition of permanent because it has to be reauthorized in 2018 and will most likely include more expanded protections as needed.

        • 40 jacquelineoboomer
          March 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

          Thanks, ut. I was using mostly snark and didn’t think of the possibility of a re-authorization requirement until after I posted it. “Expanded protections” sounds good to me!

    • 41 utaustinliberal
      March 8, 2013 at 5:39 am

      It’s permanent until 2018 when it has to be reauthorized again and will probably be expanded to include more protections as warranted.

      • 42 amk for obama
        March 8, 2013 at 6:05 am

        “be expanded to include more protections as warranted.”

        Excellent. Thanks ut.

        Perfect gift for International Women’s Day from PBO+JOE.

  7. 43 Roberta in MN
    March 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I am not too sure, they were trying to make it permanent. Those looks of V-P Joe were telling. Just love those two guys in the White House.

  8. March 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Wonderfull Chipsticks, every picture put a bigger and bigger smile on my face: Congrats as well CarolMaewy……

  9. March 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Need help…..how do I remove the interlocking d’s (unite blue) from my twitter account? Thanks.

  10. March 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    {{{{{{Chipsticks}}}}}} :lol:

  11. 50 anniebella
    March 7, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I’m sure some of you heard Ed running his mouth, along with Bernie Sanders. Why are they so quick to believe that the President will cave? I guess they don’t have any confidence in him.

  12. March 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Important read when you have some time, bookmark this….comprehensive breakdown on entitlements in a way D.C. wont….

  13. March 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Son-in-law of Osama bin Laden has been charged with conspiracy to kill Americans, according to court documents just unsealed FBI: http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/sulaiman-abu-ghayth-associate-of-osama-bin-laden-arrested-for-conspiring-to-kill-americans?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=new-york-press-releases&utm_content=184530

    Rand Paul and the GOP care about civil liberties? Then filibuster the DAA until it funds the closing of Guantanamo.

    • 55 globalcitizenlinda
      March 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      reading that the gop are already opposing this appearance in federal court

      • March 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm

        would you expect anything less? I just love the timing federal court appearance. PBO leaked and time the hearing right after the Brennan cloture was invoked!!! Confirmed his CIA director, and now the next step to closing Gitmo….not a damn thing any senator can do about it, and I’m talking about Schumer too….. He flip flopped back in 2009 on putting KSM on trial in NYC

        • 57 globalcitizenlinda
          March 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm

          you & I had the same thoughts about the process & timing – remember the US has had the suspect in custody for more than 1 week (?).

          the trial in NYC was also announced when no one can do anytihng drama about it since by the media reports court appearance is tommorrow.

          once 1 person is tried in Fed court, PBO will have dared all those NBIY & he can go ahead and close GITMO.

          this is what long-term planning looks like

  14. March 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    OH CHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MIGHTY PAMELA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hold on, I’m going to save it right now….Okay, phew! Now where was I? Oh yeah, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have searched and searched for this picture. I don’t know what it is about it that touches me so deeply – the baby is so small and vulnerable, and President Obama is so protective and serious. I just can’t stop looking at it. I had just about given up hope of ever finding it. It is now with my other favorite PBO/child pix – the head rub, the little girl with the blue flower, the spiderman attack. These pictures just reveal the character of the man so clearly, and really bring tears to my eyes. Not a child picture, but the one of the elderly veteran struggling to stand does that too. Oh Holy Moly I was going to correct papers tonight, but I will just have to spend the rest evening drinking in my pictures. Chips, if I have never said it before, (I have), I say it now – you are Super Number One in my book, and Pamela, you are Super Number One A!

    • March 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      :-) Thank the MIGHTY Pamela, Mary – I searched and searched for the photo and couldn’t find it, hail Pamela!!!!!!!!!

    • March 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      :oops: garsh….. :oops: {{{{{maryl1}}}}}

      • March 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        You made my day too. :grin:

      • 65 hopefruit2
        March 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        Mighty Pamela…a new title ordained on this 7th day of March in the year two thousand, and thirteen. :) :)

      • March 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm

        THANK YOU MIGHTY PAMELA!!!!! You are my favorite Pamela in the whole wide world! I don’t know how you found it…I remember seeing it all over when it first came out, but then it just disappeared.

        • March 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm

          I will share with you that I have had to spend a great deal of time today w-a-d-i-n-g through my iPhoto files, looking for a certain type of photo to add to my new website, and crimey, I have had a rather bad time of it… So finding these was a treat and a pleasure, as I knew someone here was hoping for them, but I confess I didn’t remember exactly who… I kinda thought it was you maryl1, but Chipsticks covered me for that slip… Am I still mighty, now you know the whole truth?

          • March 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

            Okay, you left me in a puddle of weepy tears – you changed your name to MightyPamela, so you ended up stuck in pending! :lol: YOU ARE A HOOT!!!!!

          • March 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm

            HaHa! WhoopWhoop and hallelujah! Just wait until VC gets her eyeballs fixed on THIS! :lol: (my very first title!) :lol: I had better get some tucker in me, gotta try to stay calm, in case Her Majesty is reading along! :)

            • 80 vcprezofan2
              March 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm

              I am here, MP, and feeling quite proud to be able to say I knew you when… VERY WELL DONE!!! :lol: :lol: Sorry I missed the official ceremony with the sword tap on the shoulders, etc, because that would have been MY first such ceremony. {{{MP}}} Hugging you one more time before ‘someone’ tells me you can’t hug/touch royalty. GREAT SLEUTHING!!!

          • March 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

            MIghtier than ever, you get bonus honesty points ;)

  15. 89 globalcitizenlinda
    March 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    there are days when all one can say is : Thanks Almighty that PBO & BDF Biden are in charge – so many responsibilities, so much patience & intelligence needed to move us through to a better world

  16. March 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    The women in their native clothes looked so happy and proud. Susan Collins seemed a little cool. The baby in the Presidents arms is so beautiful.

  17. March 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    SCOTUS Justice’s Roberts and Scalia trying to pull the wool over our collective heads, sorry you’ve been had…..

  18. March 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    • 96 anniebella
      March 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      That is so nice Chipsticks. The kids really like hanging out with FLOTUS, and they love learning the dougie. Real cute video.

    • 97 vcprezofan2
      March 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      ‘…hanging out with Mrs. Obaaama!’ I think it was ‘amaaazing’ too, my little one. (I love that little girl who let her joy hang out!) :lol: :lol:

    • 98 vcprezofan2
      March 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      We have the best-est FIRST FAMILY when it comes to reaching out and enfolding everyone in each circumstance. This video is such a fitting segue to the POTUS nurturing that little one. I’ve said this before and I really believe it – there is going to be an entire new generation of voters who were turned on to politics because of the love of Michelle Obama and Barack Obama and so many of them will have had positive personal experiences to reminisce about.

  19. 102 globalcitizenlinda
    March 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Chips,

    I know you are busy but if you have some time, you could remind us about the high incidence of violence against women among the First Nations’ boundaries and how much of this was rarely prosecuted.

    Specifically I do not know if you are able to add the video of the lady who cried while introducing PBO. The lady I am referring to is the First American victim of sexual violence who broke down while introducing PBO & POTUS had to come out early to hold her & help her not fall totally apart. Thanks

    • March 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Linda, I think this is the video:

      • 104 globalcitizenlinda
        March 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

        Yes, this is the video of the event I was referring to.

        Thanks a lot! you are fast!!!!

        each time the media would mention that the rightwingers were opposing renewal of VAWA because it included Native Americans, I would think back to this event.

        She broke my heart as she told he story. But this event revealed a whole lot about this “Skinny Kid With A Funny Name” and how very lucky were are that he chose to go into public service & now is in charge

        • 105 vcprezofan2
          March 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm

          This is the first time I have seen this – appreciate you talking about the occasion GCL and CC for finding the visual. There is so much pain being brought out into the open during this administration , and so many opportunities for healing/justice being nurtured.

        • 106 Lovepolitics2008
          March 7, 2013 at 11:03 pm

          What on earth has been the rationale for republicans opposing the inclusion of Native Americans in the VAWA??

      • March 8, 2013 at 12:43 am

        Thanks to our powerful Chipsticks and her Mighty helpers for finding the photos and videos to post for us to enjoy. Because my homestead is Eastern South Dakota, I needed to go to go to google and look for something to add. We have traveled many times between Gillette nd Sioux Falls on I-90. Just out of range of the Rapid City radio stations before FM and eight tracks and tapes and Cd’s and Syrus-XM, I am posting a little of what we heard. It is dedicated to all women affected by VAMA and especially Lisa.

    • 108 susanne
      March 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      i highly recommend the new book by louise erdrich, titled ‘the round house’. excellent read, beautiful spare prose, gripping story of a woman and her family. tells the tale of an indian family’s coping after the mother is assaulted. anyone who has been concerned about native american women on reservation lands, and their vulnerability resulting from bizarre prosecution boundary laws, should read this book. anyone who loves good writing and a good story should read it too!

      • March 8, 2013 at 1:05 am

        Thank you Susanne. I will look for it now. If anyone lives near a Tribal Nation, or want to travel to a Pow Wow, I highly recommend going to one if they have an open house. It is a great experience. At least the one I went to was great. They welcomed us to join in their dance. We may have looked silly, but I never felt out of place. Pres. Obama is truly “one who helps others through out the land”.

  20. March 7, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    • 111 99ts
      March 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Pete Souza keeps showing pictures of PBO with the ladies :)

      Thank you for those pics from the signing Chips – True diversity – no other administration has ever included all the citizens in this fashion – a joy to see.

  21. 112 amk for obama
    March 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Breaking: North Korea says it is scrapping all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline with Seoul and its crossing point between the two countries.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21709917

    • 113 99ts
      March 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Wonder who stirred all this up in North Korea? Talk about harm from within – just what is needed – another war – sigh.

      • 114 amk for obama
        March 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

        It’s all posturing before the next week’s UN vote for more sanctions with even chinese chipping in. If that weirdo kid even hints at acting up, they will be squelched like a bug.

        • 115 99ts
          March 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

          The timing of a gungho so called sports person visiting is obscene – to be polite about it – anyone from the US who communicates outside of the administration should also be squelched like a bug.

        • 116 a4alice
          March 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

          ah geeze North Korea. another little bag of crazy. Hey. I know. Let’s send the tea party part of congress there. they’ll fit right in. ;-)

    • March 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Jesus. So the Rodman diplomacy worked a treat?

    • 119 globalcitizenlinda
      March 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      rodman needs to go back to N Korea. At least while he was with Kim, we knew they were watching basketball & not loading nukes

      • 120 anniebella
        March 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        We can send Michael Jordon, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, to see that nut in North Korea.

  22. 121 99ts
    March 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    The media’s reaction to Sen Paul is EXACTLY what impacts polls and so called vies of the President’s support. Those who take the time to answer a survey (especially a robot one) are more often than not people who have been listening to the latest b.s.

    The last 4 years have opened my eyes to the media like nothing before (not even 9/11 had that impact). What a babe I was.

  23. March 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you, Chipsticks, you are so very kind, and good to us peeps! Bbl.

  24. March 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Richard Engel harrowing abduction told in his own words…

  25. March 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  26. March 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    • 128 HZ
      March 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

      There is a very special space in my heart for this beautiful spirit of a young man. I wish for all the perfect and great gifts still out there for Jon. Make his life be lived with fullness of continued greatness serving people all over this world.

      Two lives met and together wrote a part of history that we all will take dear to our hearts. Thanks Mr. President and Jon Favreau. Blessings and love always spring forth from your mind, soul, and spirit through your pen, Jon. Make the pages your wrote with this president forever be a part of our lives and your life, young man. We thank you, Mr. Favreau.HZ

  27. 130 a4alice
    March 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    oh yawn. I don’t know why but I’m bushwacked. I’m a gonna go to bed

    nitey nite. If I wake up later i’ll be back.

    thanks Chips for all you do. I don’t say it enough but I think it! :-)

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  28. 133 hopefruit2
    March 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I love how these equal rights orgs are quick to lavish praise on Clinton but relatively slow to do the same for PBO – who has done far more (against more hostile opposition) to actually get equal rights than most recent Presidents…

    • 134 amk for obama
      March 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Really? This triangulator is now writing against one of his many fuck-ups just when Obama had the real courage to go to supremes against his fuck-up?

      • 135 hopefruit2
        March 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

        Exactly – that’s the issue I’m having with this kind of hypocrisy. Almost 20 years after he lives the Oval office,he pens an op-ed, and is deemed a hero for doing so.

      • 141 vcprezofan2
        March 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm

        Funny enough I didn’t see it that way. I actually thought (given he did mess up back then – the times were different, after all) that it was heartening to see him stepping forward now to say it was a wrong move that needs to be corrected. Indeed, I’m not a fan of his, but I found the tone of the op-ed appropriate,

        //…
        On March 27, DOMA will come before the Supreme Court, and the justices must decide whether it is consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality and justice above all, and is therefore constitutional. As the president who signed the act into law, I have come to believe that DOMA is contrary to those principles and, in fact, incompatible with our Constitution.

        …//

    • 142 amk for obama
      March 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      • 143 Lovepolitics2008
        March 7, 2013 at 11:26 pm

        I have my problems with Bill Clinton, but on the subject of gay rights, I cut him some slack. American society has evolved a lot in twenty years.

        • 144 nathkatun7
          March 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

          Yes America has evolved on gay rights! But the issue I have with gay activists is that the are willing to “cut (Bill Clinton) some slack,” but they are not willing to do the same for President Obama.

  29. 145 amk for obama
    March 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  30. 147 desertflower
    March 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130307/DA4SI5780.html

    US household wealth regains pre-recession peak

    WASHINGTON (AP) – It took 5 1/2 years.

    Surging stock prices and steady home-price increases have finally allowed Americans to regain the $16 trillion in wealth they lost to the Great Recession. The gains are helping support the economy and could lead to further spending and growth.

    The recovered wealth – most of it from higher stock prices – has been flowing mainly to richer Americans. By contrast, middle class wealth is mostly in the form of home equity, which has risen much less.

    Household wealth amounted to $66.1 trillion at the end of 2012, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. That was $1.2 trillion more than three months earlier and 98 percent of the pre-recession peak.

    Further increases in stock and home prices this year mean that Americans’ net worth has since topped the pre-recession peak of $67.4 trillion, private economists say. Wealth had bottomed at $51.4 trillion in early 2009.

    “It’s all but certain that we surpassed that peak in the first quarter,” said Aaron Smith, senior economist at Moody’s Analytics.

    Household wealth, or net worth, reflects the value of assets like homes, stocks and bank accounts minus debts like mortgages and credit cards. National home prices have extended their gains this year. And the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, a broad gauge of the stock market, has surged 8 percent so far this year.

    Now WHO’S fault is THIS??? :) :) The skinny guy with the funny name! Thank you!!!

    • March 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      They must have misplaced mine… ;)

      • March 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

        Mine as well, maryl1, I suspect my bank account has become a slow seeping sieve… Somehow, never having extra $$ to gamble on the stock exchange, it seems with no income, money just does not replace itself. Very wearing on the nerves…..

        • 150 desertflower
          March 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm

          What!!!!!!!!!! No money tree in your backyard? :) damn the bad luck! Me either…. :(

          • March 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

            Not any more, remember it blew down in that ice storm we had in January 2011…. It was actually an Italian black plum tree, and the lovely thing about it was every year it brought forth the mightiest, loveliest plums, so even if you had only a little money, there were masses of plums to eat, to freeze, to can, and the local fauna were very happy feeding in there all day and all night. Raccoons knew where to find the fruit, possums, (rats too), and they no longer come. No reason to.

      • March 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm

        Thinks it’s in the hands of the few. :(

  31. March 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks Linda:

  32. 156 hopefruit2
    March 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    On Jan 20 2017, I will shed some tears not just for PBO, but for VP Biden. I don’t think we will see a VP like this in a long, long long time. That’s all I have to say for now.

  33. 162 vitaminlover
    March 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I must say that as a woman I do feel better knowing that we have a President that is in women’s corner. I am also proud to be left-handed like him.

  34. March 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Why did PBO make his first trip after re-election to Burma? Economic…..Human Rights……Censorship…..When a POTUS

    shows up anywhere in the world, it bears fruit, in only a way the President of the United States can

    • 167 desertflower
      March 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      And a MUST READ :)

      • March 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm

        That’s what I get for posting without reading the whole thread. I just posted the same thing at the end of this thread, with the same words: MUST READ! Great minds…?

        • 169 desertflower
          March 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

          ABL has the great mind…I just agree with her:) I’m certain, however, that you have a great mind:) Must Read, for sure!

    • March 8, 2013 at 12:11 am

      My only quibble is that Cheney was acting President and ordered those igniter jets to prepare to take out the passenger plane. W was flying around in Air Force one sh-ting his pants. I remember reading about what Cheney was doing in that underground bunker in the WH.

    • 171 prettyfoot58
      March 8, 2013 at 12:14 am

      From the article…

      The President’s legal authority to act in a situation like that isn’t the authority to use drones or the authority to use fighter jets; it’s the authority to use lethal military force…

      *******************************************************
      BOOM!!!!!!

  35. March 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Look out this might be a future ticket….

    • 173 HZ
      March 8, 2013 at 2:43 am

      Love Kamala Harris. True friend to both POB and VPBiden. She has a great future in her core. Love her on the west coast.HZ

  36. 174 desertflower
    March 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Can some here ( or LOTS of someones!) please Tweet this :) Nice if you could get that graphic….

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/03/07/17227989-who-is-your-legislator-listening-to-on-gun-policy

  37. 178 majiir
    March 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the pics, Ms. Chipsticks, blog owner extraordinaire!
    It is these kinds of pics that make many republicans sick to their stomachs because they show diverse groups of Americans who love, admire, and support our awesome president.

  38. March 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Some people say President Obama plays 11th-dimensional chess, other’s say its his “Aloha” upbringing, its a combo of all…….

  39. March 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    OK trying verbatim: ..Anything can happen in this world….he’s doing a great job b/c he did take over a WH that was kinda half clean, bills wasn’t paid,doors were unlocked, cars weren’t running….He had to get things back in order, before he could actually put his plan together. So I feel so blessed that they gave him a 2nd opportunity, 2nd run…to keep this country floating in the right direction.

    Aristotle——–> scratch that Snoop Lion 3/7/13 A.D. Couldn’t have said it better my man….much respect!

  40. 181 amk for obama
    March 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Kenya election is a nailbiter. The second place Odinga closed a double digit gap to within 5 points and front runner Kenyatta is just below 50% mark. Counting completed in 185/290 constituencies. If the winner doesn’t clear 50%+1 mark (the mittbot margin), there will be a run-off.

  41. March 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Let us all send Harry Reid a thank you not once again, and for that matter the retiring Senator Carl Levin:

  42. March 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    The NRA is starting a campaign targeting urban communities, Russell Simmons isn’t having none of it! Open Letter:

    • 188 anniebella
      March 7, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      The last thing we need is more guns in our neighborhood. We already are seeing to many of our people kill. So my message to the NRA is go to Hell.

  43. 189 yardarm756
    March 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    OT.

  44. March 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I just watched PBO with the Lakota sister in the vid above. I had to come on and mention that a RWNJ stated told me that PBO has no resolve, no passion, nothing about which he cares (except golf and vacations apparently) and, in watching this vid, I knew that this man had more resolve and passion than this winger’s beloved Rand. I know for a fact that the First Nations of Canada (Native Americans) have a huge love of President Obama. Surely with this, one can see why.

    • 206 majiir
      March 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Many American Indian tribal leaders have openly admitted that PBO is the best president they’ve ever dealt with, and that if he makes a promise to them, he keeps it. Many on the right know that GWB wasn’t good at his job, and they know he left the country in a devastated condition. I believe that in order for them to soothe their consciences, they have to ignore this and use a very common racial stereotype when they say anything about PBO–he’s lazy. In addition to this, they project onto PBO every quality that was definitely a part of GWB’s make up–a lack of resolve, no passion for anything except baseball, and whose main reason for wanting to be POTUS was to impress his father.

  45. March 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    OK TOD calling it a nite…..leave you with one of my favorite videos of late, the travels of a multitude of counties over 7 years. Enjoy!

    • 208 LDS
      March 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      The Lovely plains: That was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
      Sweet sleep TOD folks.

      Thank you Chips for another glorious day at the place that I call my “Cloud 9.”
      These Repugs, emprogs/PL, tea partyKKK members are losing their crazy minds day after day.
      So glad to know POTUS and VP Biden are “Still Standing” tall for us after all they have to go through.

    • March 7, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      I love these. Thanks for sharing. :smile:

  46. 210 amk for obama
    March 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    firefox update to 19.0.2 version.

    • 211 desertflower
      March 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Are we supposed to do that:) ??You KNOW how computer illiterate some of us are! ( Like ME)

      • 212 amk for obama
        March 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm

        Yes. Click Help (in the top tool bar), then click “about firefox” and check for updates. It will download the update and ask you to restart after the installation. Takes about 2 minutes.

  47. 214 desertflower
    March 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Great news!! I think EVERYONE needs to put this in their stores

    http://www.alternet.org/food/corporate-food-giants-have-reason-worry-some-very-brave-supermarkets-are-sharing-nutritional

    The NuVal numbers are the brainchild of David L. Katz, M.D., MPH, an adjunct associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine. A dozen doctors and nutritionists, funded by the nonprofit Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn., developed the scoring system, based on 30 factors including vitamins, fiber, salt, sugar, fat quality, protein quality, glycemic load, energy density and calories. From the public health evidence about those factors, they constructed an algorithm that processes the data into a single number. As new food science research is published, and as products are reformulated by their manufacturers, the algorithm and the individual scores are updated. (If that’s happened to any of the products I’ve mentioned, I’ll be glad to revise the numbers online.)

    It’s a miracle that some 30 retail food chains are adopting the scores. You won’t find them at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, and from the locations page of the NuVal website it looks like the only chain in my neck of the woods — Kroger, which in Los Angeles owns Ralphs and Food4Less — is running a “pilot program in select areas” (Kentucky, apparently). But Lunds and Byerley’s, which use NuVal, are venerable markets in Minnesota, as is King Cullen on Long Island, N.Y.; grocers in the NuVal fold aren’t just a bunch of crunchy hippies.

  48. March 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

  49. 216 jacquelineoboomer
    March 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Not sure if this has been posted, but I personally didn’t think of this take on the arrests … so akin to what happened one other time when President Obama was dining with the WHPCA:

  50. 218 LDS
    March 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Question: Curious to know if Donald Trump requested to see his birth certificate?

  51. 219 desertflower
    March 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    night all…5:30 am comes early!

  52. March 8, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Please do thank AG Holder if you have a moment …

    #FORWARD

    • 223 isonprize
      March 8, 2013 at 2:10 am

      Bobfr, is this letter the real deal? If so, great!! Also, aside from Pres. Obama with his “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” AG Holder has the COOLEST stationery EVER!!!

      The Attorney General, Washington, DC.

      That.is.all.

  53. 224 yardarm756
    March 8, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Now taps, taps. Lights out. The smoking lamp is out in all berthing spaces. Maintain silence about the decks. Taps, taps.

  54. 227 amk for obama
    March 8, 2013 at 12:34 am

  55. March 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    YooHoo! Y’all? Am standing here with my little candle, hoping someone will come for me! Have been looking behind trees and understand rocks for all o’ y’all…. http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO


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