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Only kind of catching up

President Barack Obama holds Chaplain (Captain) Emil Kapaun’s Easter stole in the Oval Office during a greet with Kapaun’s family in the Oval Office, April 11, 2013. The President and First Lady Michelle Obama met with members of Chaplain Kapaun’s family before awarding him the Medal of Honor posthumously during a ceremony in the East Room. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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HellooooOOOOooooo.

Okay, that was the single busiest day in my entire life, it took me, oh, 15 hours to get 90 minutes work done. So, I have no clue what happened in the world while I was away. But I’d guess Wayne Rooney won the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ award??

96,367 thanks to today’s blog tyrants, the stupendous LP, UT and Amk.

Promise, I’ll catch up with all the news in tomorrow’s R&S. Meanwhile, chat away, and feel free to tell me how awesome I am to get 90 minutes work done in 15 hours :???:


163 Responses to “Only kind of catching up”


  1. 1 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    1st?

  2. 9 Proud Former White House Intern
    April 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Commander in Chief!

  3. 10 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Congrats Chips on completion of your work, whether it took 90 minutes or 15 hrs – it’s DONE :)

    • April 11, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you Hopefruit! I am awarding myself the ultimate prize:

      • 12 amk for obama
        April 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        Oh my. You are yeti too ?

        • April 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm

          You calling my feet humongous? Wanna slap?

          • 14 amk for obama
            April 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

            The pics shoes speak for themselves.

          • 15 amk for obama
            April 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

            A lady went into a bar in Waco and saw a cowboy with his feet propped up on a table. He had on the biggest boots she’d ever seen! The woman asked the cowboy, “Is it true what they say about men with big feet?”
            The cowboy grinned and said, “Shore is, little lady! Why don’t ya come on out to the bunkhouse and let me prove it to you?”
            The woman wanted to find out for herself, so she spent the night with him. The next morning she handed him a $100 bill.
            Blushing, he said, “Well, thankee, ma’am. Ah’m real flattered. Ain’t nobody ever paid me fer mah services before.”
            The woman replied, “Don’t be flattered. Take the money and buy yourself some boots that fit.”

            • 16 vcprezofan2
              April 11, 2013 at 9:58 pm

              Hey Amk, there were no bars in Waco when I visited last summer, nor any cowboys with boots either, for that matter! Have they opened bars since, or did they close them before I arrived?

      • 17 hopefruit2
        April 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        Ooh these are cute and they look comfy too! Please mail Glen Greenwald a pair.

      • April 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm

        Damn, big foot ain’t a myth :D :D :D :D

  4. April 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Loved the service today. This was truly a man of God.

    • April 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      It may be overblown, but unfortunately it is effective. Consider the fact that the only gun control legislation that MAY pass (if it can get through the House) is background checks. That’s it. Sad that we cannot get restrictions on semi-automatic weapons for example.

      God Bless President Obama and Vice President Biden for trying their best to get something passed. Hope it happens.

  5. 26 mtmarilyn
    April 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Good evening TOD family and our wonderful Ms Chips. I think you are totally awesome. This has been a hugely busy day and week for me. Now I need to go back and catch up on the day.

  6. April 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Last night BobFR posted a tweet that highlighted @lawrence’s great #Rewrite segment on Frances Perkins’ birthday yesterday.

    He’s going to air part 2 sometime during the next 90 minutes; here’s that segment.

    It gave me chills while I watched. “the nation’s most important Cabinet secretary ever,” the “the most important liberal woman forgotten from American political history: Frances Perkins, the architect of Social Security.”

    http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/04/11/the-most-important-liberal-youve-never-heard-of-frances-perkins/

  7. April 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Re-posted from last thread:
    And I don’t mean to wear out my welcome on the topic of high-speed rail (HSR) for CA, but the interval between these two tweet timestamps
    is about 6 hours to cover the approximately 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai.

    How great for business would it be to go from Los Angeles to Silicon Valley in 2-3 hours (and vice-versa, of course)?

    And on A1, above-the-fold of the print LATimes today:

  8. 30 vcprezofan2
    April 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Okay, CC, /since I don’t have to pay for this/ ‘you are awesome’! And will you be posting tomorrow’s R & S in 4-ish hours, 8-ish, or 12-ish? I’d like to make my plans, please.

  9. 37 lamh36
    April 11, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    So is Greenwald, Sirota and daily GOP shill gonna be Chris Hayes go to guest? If so, #WordsINeverThoughtIWouldSay “I already miss Ed Shultz”, just sayin’.

    Maybe Steve Kornacki’s “Up With…” show is better than Hayes’ new daily. I am looking forward to Karen Finney’s show too.

    MSNBC is no longer showing ANYTHING that middle class voters will watch. Say what you will about Ed Schultz, his show seemed to be geared to a middle class sensibility

    • 38 pkayden
      April 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      I haven’t watched Chris since he took over the 8 pm slot. Sorry to hear that you don’t like his show. I didn’t mind him on “Up With”. I loved Ed — passionate dude. Cared about the middle class. Oh well.

    • 39 carolyn
      April 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      My husband watched Ed regularly. Ed cared about the things he cared about. He has tried to watch Chris. He never lasts the entire hour. In addition to being TOO cerebral, Chris is way too jumpy. He did an excellent segment on raising the minimum wage last week, but that has been about it. I know his mind must be going 200 mph, because you can just see him dying to jump in all the time…..I’m sure my husband is not the only regular viewer lost at 7:00 (CST). As soon as I see Sirota is a guest, I’m outta there.
      When hockey is over after the Stanley Cup playoffs, I guess we’ll have to start taking walks!

      • 40 COS
        April 11, 2013 at 10:55 pm

        I was no huge fan of Ed, but I could at least watch him when he wasn’t ranting about PBO. After Ed left, I did not set mt DVD for Hayes.

    • 41 Melanie
      April 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Do you listen to Ed’s radio show? He’s been going after PBO hard due to his budget. If he were on tv right now it would be the same thing. Bottom line is when you have your own show, you get to dictate the way it flows. We as viewers are not going to agree with everything in the media. That’s what remote controls were made for.

      • 42 lamh36
        April 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

        You don’t know me, I don’t know you, but I am talking about Ed’s show on MSNBC. The majority of people I know DO NOT LISTEN to talk radio but they do watch political shows on TV and Ed Shultz’s tv show was geared to a middle classes sensibility.

        This ain’t got nothin to do with your bottom line at all. And BTW, that IS NOT how it works. If it were true, then we’d still have Ed Shultz show, Keith Olbermanns show and Phil Donahues show. On the crazy side, Glenn Beck, Lous Dobbs and Imus would also still have shows if your bottom line was remotely true.

        show live and survive by ratings and the people who watched Shultz at 8pm are not the same people who will watch Hayes show and it’s shows, cause ratings are down and Hayes show is even hurting Maddow’s ratings.

        Also, I know what my remote control is for thank you.

  10. 43 amk for obama
    April 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    firefox update 20.0.1 (security fix of 3 MB) is up.

  11. April 11, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    And… this:

    The linked TDB article references anticipated state surpluses. I don’t know if CA will have a surplus this year or not, but we’re on our way, after DC MSM wrote us off as a basket case this time last year — lazy overpaid echo-chamber stenographers).

  12. 45 japa21
    April 11, 2013 at 9:55 pm
  13. April 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Good evening Chips, missed you…. I posted this earlier thought you might get a kick out of it…either that or want to kick me!
    http://deadspin.com/messi-vs-a-robot-goalkeeper-who-ya-got-471292624 Messi Vs. A Robot Goalkeeper: Who Ya Got?

  14. 47 amk for obama
    April 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    chips, this reminded me of you.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    And I am outta here.

  15. 53 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    ROTFLMAO! Sometimes people do silly things but this one is just plain dumbassery. This guy and his lady friend decide to eat the hottest chili peppers on the planet thinking it’s a joke – and by the end of the 7 min video the guy is sweating bullets and they both have gone through gallons of milk and diary to offset the burn! ROTFLMAO!

    Please don’t try this at home.

    http://www.fark.com/go/7694122

  16. April 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Chips – YOU’RE AWESOME (a word I never use, except upon request by a truly AWESOME PBO supporter) :)

  17. 57 MightyPamela
    April 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Here is something cool, a first (for me): my phone rang 10 minutes ago, a recorded voice invited me to stay on the line to join in on a “Tele-Town-Hall” for my legislative district, with all three members of my district live on the phone! There is an option for asking a question, by pressing *3 to speak to a staffer and be added to the queue. I think this is great, as I wasn’t able to get to the live TownHall two weeks ago. This is a pretty simple way to bring people up to date on what they are doing down in the State Capitol!

  18. 59 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm
  19. April 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    So my Korean bbq short ribs will be delayed until tomorrow. Apparently it’s better to marinate the meat overnight. So if I come on tomorrow after dinner smoking a cigarette for the first time in my life, you’ll know why: I’ve had a foodgasm.

    Thank goodness for thai delivery.

  20. 74 MightyPamela
    April 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Oh, and my dearest Chipsticks, with your work accomplishments, you may be added to the list of those who really make this economy HAPPEN!

  21. 77 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    It would be hillarious if Dr. Jill were really saying this! :) :)

  22. 81 japa21
    April 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I have often commented how PBO, when he is visiting some place like a factory or a lab or a science fair, it is obvious, by looking at his face tht he is truly interested in what is going on around him. That picture of him looking at the Easter stole, wore by a man who died as a prisoner of war but who gave evrything for his fellow man, is the look of a man who genuinely gets the meaning behind what he is holding. Some, like his predecessor, wouldlook at it and grin, not understanding the solemnity and what this soldier/chaplain gave up and recognizing he was holding a stole representing Easter. Not to get all theological, but the Easter season is all about sacrifice, which is what this man did. And PBO really gets it. That picture, in case you couldn’t tell, really got to me.
    And as an aside, when I was studying to be a minister, my goal was to become a chaplain. ,

    • April 11, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      ” That picture of him looking at the Easter stole, wore by a man who died as a prisoner of war but who gave evrything for his fellow man, is the look of a man who genuinely gets the meaning behind what he is holding.”

      Perfection.

      True.

      • 83 carolyn
        April 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Yes, japa you expressed my feelings about the President and his interest in whatever he is doing. I noticed his depth of feeling today, which is shown so well in that picture. Times like these reveal the depth and breadth of this man.
        The whole event today got to me. Once a chaplain’s daughter, always a chaplain’s daughter.
        Scott Pelley said at the end of the CBS evening news that the Catholic Church is considering him for sainthood.

  23. April 11, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    “feel free to tell me how awesome I am to get 90 minutes work done in 15 hours”

    eh.

  24. 87 cookemom
    April 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    from my inbox:

    Organizing for Action is launching a Summer 2013 Fellowship Program geared at recruiting the next generation of organizers into the progressive movement. We are looking for passionate new leaders who are interested in exploring OFA’s broad scope approach to issue advocacy. Fellows can expect to learn best practices in the areas of community organizing, media relations, and grassroots fundraising.

    Read more here: https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/organizing-for-action-summer-organizing-fellowship?utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_content=1+-+Apply+now++or+share+this+link++to+get+st&utm_campaign=em13_20130411_ap_sumfel&source=em13_20130411_ap_sumfel

  25. 88 amk for obama
    April 11, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Heh bt, dm’ed ya.

  26. 89 japa21
    April 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Chips, the garter photo was a riot.

    • April 11, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      I’m not sure I’m talking to you any more Japa, I think you led me down a marital garden path, raising my hopes, while I went out and invested my annual income on dresses and garters I hoped you’d like. And what do I get in return? ‘Loose’ allegations, like my proposal to @EmoNegro1 should impact our impending marriage. I think it’ll take me a while to get over this, although I have bought another dress in the hope we’ll get married next Patrick’s day:

      If you don’t turn up, you are so banned from here.

      • 91 japa21
        April 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        Could hve fun popping balloons.

      • 92 amk for obama
        April 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm

        pop, pop, pop …

        This is fun.

      • 95 vcprezofan2
        April 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm

        Wow! I like this one much better than the white one, Chips. It even matches your hair! I am already picturing you in it – :cool:

        • April 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm

          Shucks, thanks VC! :lol:

          • 97 vcprezofan2
            April 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm

            You are welcome, babe! Who could help wishing you happiness when you start out surrounded by so much hot air.

            • April 11, 2013 at 11:23 pm

              VC, if I ever forgive Japa – which, sadly, is unlikely – and this goes ahead, will you be my my First Lady person?

              • 99 vcprezofan2
                April 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm

                With the greatest pleasure! I’d even let you choose my dress too – something a little more …ah..er….slimming.. than the white though.

                • April 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm

                  Well, okay – a little offended by the dress-choosing advice though, like I need it??

                  • 101 vcprezofan2
                    April 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm

                    Oh, not for yourself, you don’t! Just for mine. See you haven’t seen me in a while, so I wouldn’t want you to purchase something that doesn’t ‘fit’. Can’t afford to waste money, you know.

                    • April 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm

                      Ah, okay then – for a minute there I thought you were questioning my taste.

                      Okay, this is my latest plan – happy?

                    • 103 vcprezofan2
                      April 11, 2013 at 11:50 pm

                      If your heart is set on it, sure! It’ll be your 99th wedding after all. B-b-ut, since I’m the First Lady thingy, I think I’m going to suggest ***I*** wear that sweater you gave me for my birthday over the top of my outfit – just to make me stand out from the other attendants, you understand? Oh, I can’t wait! Green balls being popped surreptitiously by the intended groom and his friend Amk, surrounded by ladies with blue fringed globules, popping out …. What a wedding, ’twill be!!!! I wouldn’t want to miss it at all, at all. :razz: :razz:

  27. 104 amk for obama
    April 11, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    A puzzle for LL.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  28. 106 Luna
    April 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    RE: Hillary 2016

    it occurred to me this morning. all the Hillary talk going on is supposed to INTIMIDATE UP AND COMING DEMOCRATS from going into the primary with her because she is so strong, so unbeatable blah blah blah.
    they tried this in 2008 with Obama and failed. and i am hoping that this blows up in their face as well.

    Hilary has been a good SOS for the administration but i did not trust the Clinton on bit. they had their time, and it was good. but now their time is up and I want fresh blood, someone with the righteous of a POTUS like the gov of MA or MD….

    lastly, i think the pundits that are talking about this like its a done deal fail to understand that Obama supporters are not sheep, nor are they democrats. The support the PERSON and not the PARTY.

  29. 107 amk for obama
    April 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Google becomes the first major company to allow users to decide what happens to their data after they die or become inactive online.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22119227

    I am so relieved that I’ll die in peace.

  30. 109 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Let’s see how Mr. Van Jones responds to THAT!

    • 110 Ladyhawke
      April 11, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      Social Security’s peculiar partisan problem

      By Steve Benen

      —————————

      Right. Carter not only changed the index, he proposed doing so in a way that reduced benefits more than chained-CPI would. Carter also scaled back eligibility rules for Social Security’s disability insurance.

      What’s more, in 1993, President Clinton taxed benefits for higher-income Social Security beneficiaries, which had the practical effect of cutting benefits for quite a few retirees. Clinton later said he wanted to cut Social Security even more, reducing benefits by about 1% per year, though Congress wouldn’t go for it.

      Taken together, the last Democratic president who didn’t try to make at least some kind of Social Security cuts was President Johnson, who left office more than 44 years ago.
      .
      .
      But when it comes to tweaking the program, and even trimming benefits, Obama is hardly the first.

      ————————————

      http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/11/17708056-social-securitys-peculiar-partisan-problem?lite

      • 111 hopefruit2
        April 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm

        Thanks LadyHawke. I will tweet the article to Mr. Jones. Obviously, like so many emoprogs, he is ignorant of history and goes solely on emotion.

        • 112 Ladyhawke
          April 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

          No problem HF. I have a friend who has been driving me crazy with the handwringing about the chained CPI. She keeps telling me she is really worried about Social Security. I have been sending the blog posts from Smartypants and The Peoples View who have been doing amazing reporting on the topic.

        • 113 anniebella
          April 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm

          Lawrence O’Donnell was talking about that in his rewrite tonight. I hope someone saw it beside me. I admit I don’t understand all about the chained CPI, I contact my Congressman today about it, to get some info. But I am starting to wonder if some isn’t making more of this than need to be made. Specially when I learn that other Democrats have made cuts to S.S. to make it stronger. I have to finish watching O’Donnell rewrite tomorrow or Monday night.

        • 114 nathkatun7
          April 12, 2013 at 12:23 am

          “Obviously, like so many emoprogs, he is ignorant of history and goes solely on emotion.”

          You hit the nail on the head, hopefruit2! I am convinced that when objective historians get around to writing the history of the Obama presidency they will conclude that President Obama was the most progressive President compared to all the other Presidents that came before him.

    • 115 Ladyhawke
      April 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Knowledge is power. Lawrence O’Donnell is making this very point right now. Hopefully, it will be posted for everyone to see before too long. This is what real reporting looks like. He is cutting through the crap and educating everybody. And he has that devilish smile on his face. I think he is really enjoying himself tonight. It would never occur to any of the lazy media stenographers to connect the dots and make this kind of analysis.

    • 116 amk for obama
      April 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm
    • 118 anniebella
      April 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Tell Van Jone President Carter made cut along with a Democratic House and Senate. It’s funny that these two bit pundits don’t search for the truth before running their mouth.

    • April 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      What a LOSER!!!

  31. 120 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm
  32. 127 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Lawrence has had two good segments (last night and tonight) regarding the truth about SS, and the history of Dem presidents wanting to make adjustments, but I haven’t seen any of them posted here yet. I would love to see those segments posted at TOD if possible!! :)

  33. 128 carolyn
    April 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    In response to Van….yes, another answer is Jimmy Carter, and it was done to ensure Social Security remained viable. Larry O’Donnell tonight gave a lecture on Frances Perkins and FDR and the origin of Social Security. I don’t tweet, but perhaps someone who does can tween Van and refer him to The Last Word tonight. Larry sets it all out, and PBO is following in FDR’s template and his and Frances Perkins’ plan for Social Security.
    EVERYONE of the far left needs to listen to Larry’s lecture tonight. He explained things clearly. He is valuable. Not a knee jerk reaction. What the president is proposing is the right thing to do. ALSO…….at the time of the initiation of SocSEc, the elderly were the biggest poverty group. They are not any more. NOW, childrena are the largest, and PBO tackles improving this age group in his budget.
    This segment would be good to have on this blog so we can spread it. This was the second part of what he called “His Love letter to Frances Perkins” the first woman ever on the cabinet, and the true mother of Social Security.

    • 129 hopefruit2
      April 11, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Lawrence O’Donnell is once again the reasonable and informed voice. If I recall, Lawrence O’Donnell was also the only MSNBC pundit who didn’t erupt in anti-Obama hysterics after the first Presidential debate. In fact, he actually said, using the matador and bull analogy, that PBO was simply biding his time and would go for the kill at the appropriate time – which he did.

      • 130 nathkatun7
        April 12, 2013 at 12:42 am

        One thing I like very much about Lawrence O’Donnell is his knowledge of how the government, and especially Congress, works. The holier than thou progressives think the President can dictate policies and Congress will simply rubber-stamp everything they want him to do. If you challenge them they quickly invoke FDR and LBJ, without any regard to the context of the times. In most cases, they are usually repeating mythology and not the actual historical records of FDR and LBJ.

  34. 131 MightyPamela
    April 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Done. Wiping out here. Gotta LOVE Skype, makes Sydney seem so much closer to home! Thank you everyone. Sweet dreams, back tomorrow.

  35. April 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Ok, I’m preparing a jazzy interlude to take you through the night as a companion piece to my Great American Musical post of last night.

  36. 133 desertflower
    April 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    This was the Last Word from last night. EXCELLENT Must Watch if you haven’t already…feel free to pass it around! Thanks 3 Chics for this:) Hope they do another for the second installment that’s on tonight…for those that missed it. Like me :)

    http://3chicspolitico.com/2013/04/11/video-the-last-word-democrats-the-history-of-social-security-frances-perkins/

    • 134 cos
      April 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Lawrence has been the only pundit who has done his in depth research on Social Security. I hope Van Jones, Ed and all of the Emos are watching his show tonight. Bernie Sanders need to watch also.

    • 135 Ladyhawke
      April 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks DF. These last two rewrites from Lawrence O’Donnell have been like a mini seminar on Social Security and chained CPI. He is doing a terrific job explaining everything so that even Van Jones should be able to understand it. Once the second segment is available, I am going to send to everyone on my email list.

      • 136 desertflower
        April 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm

        Agreed, Ladyhawke. Everyone that’s screaming and everyone that’s not, should take time to watch….Frances Perkins deserves a more prominent place in history….as usual, the guys in power take all the credit for the work of a woman. She was insightful, smart and quite amazing, considering the times. Someone that you’d love to talk to…glad that LOD introduced her to us.

      • 137 nathkatun7
        April 12, 2013 at 12:45 am

        Thank you so much Ladyhawke for all the valuable information/links to info. you share with us.

    • April 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      Happy (belated) Birthday, Ms Frances Perkins ….

      #TrustBarack Highly likely Ms Perkins would …

  37. 142 lamh36
    April 11, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Good night guys. I”m off to bed. Looking forward to seeing 42: An American Legend this weekend and deciding whether or not I”m going to the French Quarter Festival in NOLA this weekend

  38. 143 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    That’s the whole truth and whole Goddamned truth!

  39. 146 Ladyhawke
    April 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Educating Van Jones:

    Social Security Administration says chained CPI protections would reduce poverty among the very elderly

    ————————————–

    First of all, there is a “benefit enhancement” for the very elderly. The formula (described at the link) is a bit complicated, but here’s the end result:

    Because of the benefit enhancement for the very elderly, the Budget proposal would not increase the poverty rate for Social Security beneficiaries, and would slightly reduce poverty among the very elderly according to SSA estimates.
    .
    .
    The White House says that without these protections and without “substantial revenue raised through tax reform” – no deal.

    ————————————————

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/04/social-security-administration-says.html

  40. 147 hopefruit2
    April 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    So now in the face of overwhelming and irrefutable evidence, he concedes he was wrong. That’s the first step. Will he retract the nasty column he wrote lambasting PBO?

    • 148 desertflower
      April 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Did someone send the LOD link to him?

      • 149 hopefruit2
        April 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm

        Yes, and the MSNBC article that ladyhawke posted. That’s when he realized his ass was exposed. Now he’s saying “nobody’s perfect” to excuse his shooting from the hip. But he did not grant PBO the “nobody’s perfect” excuse when lambasting him in the media.

        • 150 desertflower
          April 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm

          As usual. They ALL think they’re “perfect” when they start slamming things they don’t fully understand….then it’s ” Opps, sorry” when they screw up…can’t put the lie back in the bottle though! He better apologize and then re write the story to stand corrected.

          • 151 nathkatun7
            April 12, 2013 at 12:52 am

            DF, I totally agree with you and HF! Van Jones needs to write an apology for savaging the President! based on mythology.

    • 152 amk for obama
      April 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Excellent pushback hf, Bob and TOD’ers. Fucking firebaggers.

    • 153 Ladyhawke
      April 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      You guys rock. From start to finish this was a thing a beauty. Text book, this is how it is done. The TOD Truth Team takes down yet another bogus claim in record time. Nicely done.

      • 154 nathkatun7
        April 12, 2013 at 12:55 am

        Yes Indeed! And you are one of the stars, Ladyhawke! Always digging up information to educate us and the public. I am also definitely in awe of all the TOD twitter warriors!

    • 155 amk for obama
      April 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm
      • 156 nathkatun7
        April 12, 2013 at 1:07 am

        Great tweet AMK! Van Jones should have heeded Mark Twain’s advice about keeping your mouth shut if you don’t know what you are talking about.

    • 157 anniebella
      April 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Oh he stand corrected. I stop liking this Jones clown long ago.


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