Random teaching photo – hey, any excuse.
2:15: The President honors the 2013 National Teacher of the Year
White House live * CBS * CNN
Finally some good news. Max Baucus is retiring. Yay!!!
Hi Chips! I’ve been trying to email you for a month. My email is such a mess, it won’t go through. Wanted to thank you for being so wonderful to me.
Oh FayPax, my email’s an even bigger mess, I find good people in spam about, oh, six months after they contacted me
Email me any time! firstname.lastname@example.org
And thank YOU for all you do!
Hot damn! I made the top ten.
See? It was that breakfast you had You are SUPER-CHARGED today!!!
Yeah but I starting to get some heart burn from the ‘bullies’! ugh.
Any excuse to show a picture of my smart president? Yup!! That’ll work nicely, thank you. Now, Chica, if you could just humor me and find that photo of President Obama in jeans on the campaign airplane, that would be just so nice of you…
Your wish, Isonprize, is my command!!
Yessssssssssssssssssssss…..and a hell yeah!
You okay there UT??
Naughty mats for all!
Now, Chica, the next time you talk about getting married, consider these photographer tips. You’re welcome.
32 tips for taking the perfect wedding photo
Bahahahahahahahahahahaha……this is hilarious.
UT, i had tears streaming, STREAMING down my face laughing at that link.
I needed the laugh. Absolutely ridiculous!!
Oh heaven help me, I am a basket case after looking at these, Too too too effing FUNNY!!! (PS: good timing however, isonprize, with all this wedding planning going on around here lately!! But, will it save our Chipsticks? that is the question!)
Funniest thing I have EVER seen, way too many to choose a best from, weeeeeepin’!!!!
None of us is ‘okay’ now, Chipsticks, I can’t even hardly type too gud at the presint momant…….
Yoo sturgglin Pma, aretn ay?
Lawd!! I take a break to dry off and boom shocka locka!
Hard to dry off when you have to take a shower, eh, cookemom?? Whew!
OK, I’m done.
Debra, see? Now I had just calmed down and you went and posted the video.
Whoever was filming CLEARLY the video understood what I’m talking about!! (and, yes, I did hear a man’s voice in the cheering section!!)
“Agent, sit down!! C’mon, you’re killin’ us!” Wheeeeww LAWD!!!
Sorry. I didn’t do it on purpose. Oh, never mine yes I did.
Oh My Lawd!
Where is my fainting couch!
Help me somebody….. I’m having trouble breathing.
UhOh. Ai Yai Yai!!
So who is Obama showing off his jeans too? Campaign workers, journalists, or any one who think he looks good and are drooling over him.This was Senator Obama right.
'Teachers can open the door, but it's your choice whether to walk through or not' http://t.co/Bxj67UgnER— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 23, 2013
Good Day Chips and my TOD Family. I hope everyone will have a beautiful day. Keep good thoughts going forth for our President and First Lady. Be blessed TOD Family.(((Love to all of you)))HZ
Same to you HZ, and I will keep good thoughts for our POTUS and FLOTUS.
HZ, lovely to hear from you, endless good wishes to you!
NBC's @kasie: All 20 women members of the Senate now say they plan to attend this evening's dinner at the White House.— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) April 23, 2013
I bet they will. Even that despicable Kelly Ayotte will be all up in President Obama’s face. Hypocrite. They better keep their distance or i will have to take a trip to DC and set them straight. Heh.
That’s right, proud, they ain’t gettin’ away with nothin’ on our watch!!!
Yes, they’ll go. They’re polite and know an invitation to the White House is not to be spurned. They will also have a wonderful time….all of them. There are only 3 or 4 Republican women….Ayotte, Collins, Murkowski, and the woman from Nebraska. The Republicans are definitely in the MINORITY in this group…..could be possible for the Democratic women and the president to effect some gentle persuasion. I think this is a good thing……as Martha Stewart used to say
I agree it’s a good thing. It’s just the republican hypocrisy and disrespect just frosts me. When I see Ayotte’s name all I can see is her standing with McCain and Graham looking ridiculous on Benghazi. Collins, too. They know our President is the best damn president ever. (not to mention good-looking as hell.) And what they do to please their ignorant base hurts the country. Sorry for the rant. I just get tired of their garbage.
I much rather all twenty had voted for that back ground check bill last week.
To hell with having them over for dinner, specially those Republicans who will just do as the McConnell tell them to.
Proud, you’ve got me weepin with laughter here: “(not to mention good-looking as hell.)”
Hey, Donna! Sorry I’m late replying. They want him, girl. That’s the problem. The women want him and the GOP men want to BE him. Sad.
Is FLOTUS also gonna be there?
Well of course they all plan to attend. I don’t blame them, for if I were in their shoes I wouldn’t turn up such a wonderful opportunity to receive a gentle presidential peck, knowing that I will return to my home state vowing to pass meaningful legislation on behalf of the American people.
A happy day would be when I can come to TOD without being interrupted! Sheesh!
Anyway, this dustup about the airline delays is blowing my mind. Republicans have nerve…it’s okay to cut headstart, furlough workers, but an airline delay is just too much to contend with. In 2014, the Republican party needs to be obliterated. They should become a footnote in history!
I have to say, about four weeks ago, when small airports were in line to lose their control towers, and I hard loud complaints, I said “When the rich boys’ toys are affected, then something will happen.” That’s ever the way. I predict there will be some movement on the sequester as the real effects begin to hit home. People do NOT want their plane travel hindered. Even people who travel first class are dependent on air traffic controllers…..they are no better than economy class in that factor.
It will take quite a bit of yelling for the Republicans to accept any kind of responsibility…..but let a few Congresscritters have their flights messed up, and we may start seeing some action. They are a self-serving lot.
The Dems are saying all or nothing. I just hope they hang tough.
Exactly, Faypax. John Miller has been all over this, too. Sequester HAS to end!!!
And on another note altogether, If I was a student in Barack Obama’s class I doubt I’d be absorbing much of what he is teaching. OMG what a beautiful man.
He’d have my undivided attention. I’d be trying to be teacher’s pet.
I ♥ the diplomat in Pres. Obama.
Obama on Baucus: "Max has been a leader on a broad range of issues that touch the lives of Americans across the country"— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) April 23, 2013
Can’t get any more generic than that. To himself he probably said, GOOD RIDDANCE!
HA! That’s exactly what I said when I read this.
As long as they can elect a better Dem, and not a tea-party Republican
Oh please POTUS. Always the diplomat. I say to Baucus, don’t let the door hit you were the ……..
Because of all the media attention given to Boston, several stories got nowhere near the attention they should have. I am willing to bet under 50% are even aware of any of the details regarding these:
Things the media has to report on that were short changed d/t Boston:
GOP refusing to discuss budget— john miller (@deaconmill) April 23, 2013
And I should note, those are only the b iggerst. The media has done a piss poor job of reporting just about everything.
Also, the terrible floods in Illinois and Indiana.
love your tweets, jm and heartily agree with them
Thank you. Some days are better than others.
US Chamber tweeting about ending US world's highest corporate tax rate. Yet, d/t loopholes many major corps pay no taxes.
No sense of irony— john miller (@deaconmill) April 23, 2013
I just did a piece on the breaks that corporations get and when I was researching for it, I was just livid. Not only do they get tax breaks, they receive billions in long term loans and billions in research and development grants. Then they get sued for overcharging and the fines they pay are mostly tax deductible. In the end, if they don’t get a refund, their tax rate is 1 or 2 %.
So in essence, they receive taxpayer funding to research and develop a product that they then overcharge the government for. The President was right…they didn’t build that…we did!
yesterday, Science..today teachers…
I love our President
And, today, a Science teacher! He’s got it all!
I love him, too.
OXFORD, Miss. — A federal official says the man charged with sending poison letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge has been released from jail.
Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., says Paul Kevin Curtis has been released from custody.
Woodfin says he doesn’t know if there were any conditions on the release.
The development comes hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Curtis was arrested Wednesday at his house in Corinth, Miss., and charged with sending ricin-laced letters to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and a Lee County, Miss., judge.
Through an attorney, the 45-year-old Curtis has said he is innocent.
What the heck is going on here? Is he innocent? Was he the wrong person? What?
I also heard that another MS man’s house was being searched concerning this issue. God.
Chips have you lost your mind posting those pictures while I’m at work. I had to call my entire staff in here to look at PBO’s jeans video. They think I’ve gone mad!
Whewwwww! My breathing is finally coming back to normal.
My neighbors thought I was drowning in my basement.
…..and here I thought high altitudes was suppose to effect your ears.
Donna, I am now giving serious consideration to creating a work-friendly TOD, I think a few people nearly lost their jobs today
Yes Yes Please Do!!!!
Senate Republicans on Tuesday prevented Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from setting up a budget conference.
Reid sought the Senate’s unanimous consent to form a budget conference committee aimed at reconciling the wildly different House and Senate budget resolutions, but Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) objected.
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/295477-reid-to-seek-consent-to-convene-budget-conference-#ixzz2RJg0ia5f
Do they get anything done in the Senate, without Republicans blocking it, they are just like the House.
One jackass Senator can bring everything to a halt. Breathtaking.
Well, it was only going to be a matter of seconds before Pat Toomey assumed his every day villain clothes. Trying to make himself appear a decent fellow on background checks was just too much for him. If Reid can’t find a way around one very creepy senator our for mischief than there’s hardly any point in having a Senate.
just another form of Obstruction by the GOP…the goal is to do nothing…to bring government to a standstill…to not be about the business of governing…if you disagree with the budget…than you bring your arguments to the table/but to obstruction even the notion of discussion about issues is OBSCENE/but this is what the GOP is about OBSTRUCTION…in the meantime there is no discussion about where we should be headed as country…and how do we get there….
we need to elect enough Democrats to be able to bypass the GOP Filibuster in the Senate…and enough Dems in the House to return the gavel to Nancy Pelosi..
I sense were Republicans are trying to take this Boston Bombing and play politics with it, blame it on POTUS.
Wait and see.
They move goal posts all the time.
They probably decided about a strategy. Nothing the first week, than all hands on deck. They’ll try to get one scalp: Janet Napolitano, or James Clapper, or John Brennan. I doubt they’ll go after the director of the FBI, because he was named by Bush at first.
We’ll see. But yeah, we won’t see ANYTHING like the solidarity democrats showed Bush after 9/11.
Listen to Randi Rhodes today…http://www.randirhodes.com/main.html
Thanks, but no thanks. Would listen to Stephanie Miller before ever listening to Randi, especially after what she said about PBO’s cabinet members.
The hard part in tweeting about GOP malfeasance is that 140 characters aren't enough to express the outrage in a manner that is appropriate.— john miller (@deaconmill) April 23, 2013
Before I go who was the Teacher of the Year. I miss POTUS naming him or her.
I just ate too much. I feel ill. Thought I’d share that with you all.
Still going to be able to fit in the dress?
Once again, have to wait til I get home.
Ah, sorry Japa, forgot that.
Chips, I noticed you asked about Messina on the last thread. Jim attend the U of Montana and worked for Baucus. At first I didn’t trust Messina and was disappointed that Obama had him in the Administration. I think he must be the one out of the Baucus office I would trust.
I’ve watched the jeans video 6 times now….
I think I need an intervention!
“OMG! That man has EVERYTHING!!!” – #2 after seeing the video
” No, Michelle is the one who has EVERYTHING!!” – #1′s response to #2
Both very smart woman you’ve raised there
DD4O, you must focus on the moment PBO recognizes he is about to cause undue turbulence while in the air, and takes a modest retreat to the space between the seats, also leaving the aisle clear for staff. He is, after all, trying to speak on the phone with all those people yelling, “agent get out of the way, sit down, sit down”….. see?
Boehner says Obama should use executive powers to stop FAA cuts. Funny he didn't say that about program cuts that didn't affect wealthy.— john miller (@deaconmill) April 23, 2013
How about if Boehner just did his job and pushed to cancel the Sequester. What an utterly useless paperweight Boehner is. Please let him disappear in 2014.
Ricin incident at boling AFB-
Toomey thinks he’s slick — co-sponsored the swiss cheese background check legislation in order to appear moderate to suburban PA voters; however, when he thinks no one is watching he throws up procedural roadblocks in the senate and champions the causes of rw “think tanks.” His latest:
.@SenToomey's newest pet project — Pennsylvania Think Tank Plans to 'Slay' Unions, Like in Wisconsin | The Nation thenation.com/blog/173999/pe…— Alycee (@jazziz2) April 23, 2013
Hey, Mark Kirk got all kinds of kudos for voting like a decent human being on gun control, and then turns around and votes to repeal ACA and student loan support.
I let him know, he isn’t fooling this voter. His entire record will be on trial when he runs for reelection.
Anyone who thought for one nanosecond that Toomey was anything but a complete slime, was deluding him/herself. We have only one course in PA. Defeat Corbett in 2014; get as many Democratic state legislators as possible; and defeat Toomey in 2016. Trust me, by 2016, every one will have forgotten his so-called phony moderation on background checks and will remember only his villainy because thousands of phonebankers in PA will be reminding them. 2016 is a presidential year and the Democrats in the state will be out in force. And every single one of them will remember that Toomey is a mistake that must be corrected.
What is coming out of the mouths of even moderates on the right would, not long ago, been considered radical & unfit for public consumption— john miller (@deaconmill) April 23, 2013
Was the current President & CEO of Common Cause; the best congressman representing my district in my lifetime. RIP.
RIP – Former Delco U.S. Rep. Bob Edgar dies at age 69 – delcotimes.com/articles/2013/… (from @delcotimes)— Alycee (@jazziz2) April 23, 2013
very sorry to hear this – he served us admirably
Pres. Obama presents 2013 National Teacher of Yr award to Jeff Charbonneau, a science teacher from Zillah, Washington http://t.co/5CH7TULbY9— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 23, 2013
Boehner is asking Obama to rescue his ass over sequester. Wants Obama to do something Obama can't do instead of doing his own job.— john miller (@deaconmill) April 23, 2013
JOHN BOEHNER: THE BYSTANDER SPEAKER
This just makes me want to spit nails. The Executive and Legislative branches are BOTH RESPONSIBLE FOR GOVERNING. To see tweets from “Speaker” Boehner blaming President Obama for the sequester if just beyond the pale. For the last four years, the Republicans in congress have been working overtime to prevent President Obama from GOVERNING. You would think that congress has no responsibility to govern at all. This just drives me crazy. And the lazy media stenographers just parrots whatever the Republicans say.
That just about sums it all up, Japa.
Truly, Charles Pierce is one of a kind: calls Max Baucus "the pestilential trout-mask replica from Montana" esquire.com/blogs/politics…— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 23, 2013
He should be required reading, even when he criticizes PBO.
Agree Japa – he, Benen and Sargent are the trio I trust when they are critical of PBO, because I know they’re genuine.
Holy sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! ::Flatlined::
I WANT Charles Pierce’s ability to rip a person to bits and pieces with a few words.
Did you ever read what he said about Chelsea?
Well, have to leave now, see you all later.
he’s quite the writer.
Isn’t he something else UT?!
New post soon ………………….. ish.
My how time flies, huh? More pearls from yardarm’s inbox.
This is sent only to those among us whose level of maturity qualifies them to relate to it…
1962: Long hair
2012: Longing for hair
1962: Acid rock
2012: Acid reflux
1962: Moving to California because it’s cool
2012: Moving to Arizona because it’s warm
1962: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2012: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1962: Seeds and stems
1962: Hoping for a BMW
2012: Hoping for a BM
1962: Going to a new, hip joint
2012: Receiving a new hip joint
1962: Rolling Stones
2012: Kidney Stones
1962: Screw the system
2012: Upgrade the system
1962: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2012: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1962: Passing the drivers’ test
2012: Passing the vision test
Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the Mindset of this year’s incoming freshmen. Here’s this year’s list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1993.
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
The CD was introduced 2 years before they were born.
They have always had an answering machine..
They have always had cable.
They cannot fathom not having a remote control..
Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
They can’t imagine what hard contact lenses are.
They don’t know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard: “Where’s the Beef?”, “I’d walk a mile for a Camel”, or “de plane, Boss, de plane..”
They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.
Mc Donald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.
They don’t have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that’s for those of you who have trouble reading..
So have a nice day!!!!! It is good to have friends who know about these things and are still alive and kicking!!!!
So much magnificence …. hard to pick a fave, but:
Depends, attitude or underpants?
Jeez, I hope attitude!!!!
I think I need a fainting couch. Ha! There’s no way even a self-described optimist can get much that’s cheerful outta those lists! But my favorite was:
1962: Going to a new, hip joint
2012: Receiving a new hip joint
Hey, lets hear it for dem hips, ha!
Chris Matthews just used the word “intercom” when he meant to say “Internet.” Can ya send him one of yer lists? Fast!
Hale and Hearty (Oval Office, April 23) http://t.co/4WR2uib0ml— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 23, 2013
OH HOW CUTE!
Would love to be one of those twenty women Senators this evening!
You are not alone.
Okay, it’s started. Lindsey Graham just said the Boston bombing evidences this administrations failure. He even threw in a few dings about Benghazi.
Yeah, it’s the new “a noun, a verb, and Benghazi” rallying cry.
where will the dinner be held tonight…that is between PBO and the Female Senators…
At the White House. Did Heidi Heitkamp ever confirm?
I saw a tweet that said all 20 senators will be attending
I think the dinner is in the White House.
Listening to Reverend Al’s show right now.
Republicans have become so destructive. How much more damage will they inflict to America before the political power of the far right is destroyed ?
If this has been posted earlier please forgive me. I usually will go back and start where I had stopped.
Evian ad and babies dancing……I love what they do these days with photo tricks.
You beat me to it Nena ! This is soooooo… cute and funny !
My first time seeing this Evian and I like it.
Jay Carney’s WH Presser 4-23-13
Here’s one for ya!
“I prefer a doctor who doesn’t trust science” Said no reasonable person ever
Sen. Graham puts hold on Energy nominee
04/23/13 02:26 PM ET
Graham is demanding answers on energy secretary nominee Ernest Moniz’s plans for a nuclear waste disposal program in South Carolina.…
Graham is just mad that he’s not at the WH dinner along with the 20 female senators.
Graham could have went, all he had to do was dress up. Red pumps, let me stop.
Oh, that’s rich. Graham cares about nuclear waste disposal if it’s aimed for his state. He really must think he’s going down in the next election, because he’s taken McPain’s place on the national scene, anti-everything.
The Senate rules are ridiculous. Senators have too much individual powers. In other countries, the Cabinet is formed within a week or two after the election.
FBI serves Search warrant at former GOP candidate’s home in connection with Ricin-laced letters shar.es/JUlHB via @sharethis— Turn Ky Blue (@TurnKyBlue) April 23, 2013
“As it happens, the Judge who was supposed to receive one of the ricin letters is Judge Holland, the mother of the man who defeated [J. Everett] Dutschke [former Republican candidate for Mississippi’s House of Representatives] in his 2007 campaign, incumbent Democrat Daniel Holland.”
If this new person of interest is guilty, he also planned to go after the mother of the man who defeated him. Surreal.
GOP Benghazi report blames Clinton
Julian Pecquet – 04/23/13 04:04 PM ET
The report blames the former secretary of State for approving lax security measures and accuses her of a coverup.…
They are blaming her for fear that she will run for president and are setting this up to be used against her. They are such hyocrites.
They’re so political, always.
Republican staffers wrote the report. To say that I take the conclusions of the report with a big grain of salt is an understatement. Probably a big work of picking things out of context, omitting elements in the defense of Secretary Clinton and White HOuse officials, distortion, etc.
But hang on to your hats, the next few days will be ugly.
Of course, the emphasis will be on Hillary Clinton. They will do everything to destroy her. She is polling well in places like Georgia, Arkansas…
I don’t know what the truth is. What I do know is that governing the United States of America in the 21st century is insanely difficult and you can’t get everything right. But when you are a democrat, you’re not allowed the slightest mistake.
The Obama administration has been one of the most competent in recent history. And if you compare with the precedent administration, you’re just talking about two different planets. And yet, they have to deal with this constant ugliness from republicans, day after day after day.
I will say something that’s a bit controversial here.
We all know by now there was a CIA operation in Bengazi. The director at the time was General Petraeus. And Petraeus has powerful allies within the republican party, the Defense department, the CIA, the defense contractors, etc. If Petraeus and the CIA deserve some blame, I doubt we’ll ever see republicans pointing this out.
To be candid, I’m not even sure if President Obama knew everything about the Bengazi operation. If he was told the truth, or if his guidelines were followed and everything. The same goes for Secretary Clinton.
There are a lot of powerful people within and around the administrative apparatus. Groups and factions who view foreign policy differently and who are constantly in power struggles.
And yes, I am THAT cynical.
What’s controversial about such a sensible conclusion. I have always maintained that the finger should have pointed at Patraeus who’s retirement was just a bit too timely for me. I also do not believe there was not a demonstration in Benghazi. You’ll notice, we have never seen pictures of the streets outside the complex. It is illogical that people were demonstrating in Bangladesh, Baghdad, Egypt, Iran, Basra, Yemen, Tunisia and all over the Middle East, but in Benghazi, the seat of the Arab Spring, everyone stayed home? I smell a rat.
It’s all about 2016, they are trying to go after Hillary already.
Released ricin suspect didn't know what ricin was. "I don't even eat rice," he said
.— gwen ifill (@pbsgwen) April 23, 2013
I've always thought this. Even since I was a little kid. http://t.co/eVpRHb8KIo— Grant Wilson (@grantswilson) April 23, 2013
Exclusive preview pic of George W Bush's library: http://t.co/vfWEkCvzAJ— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 23, 2013
This reminds me of Chris Christie’s health & diet food store.
The only error I see here is that the lights are on.
You are BAD!
The White House lashed out Tuesday at Republicans complaining about flight delays, saying they are to blame for the FAA furloughs causing the tie-ups.
“We made it clear that there would be these kinds of negative effects if Congress failed to take reasonable action to avert the sequester,” press secretary Jay Carney said. “The fact is Congress had an opportunity, but Republicans made a choice, and this is a result of a choice they made to embrace sequester, as — and I’m quoting Republicans — a victory for the Tea Party and a home run.”
So, two no-shows?
Looks like tonight's dinner w/the female Senators will be the largest of these recent gatherings: 18 expected to attend— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) April 23, 2013
I had upChuck Todd’s Daily Rundown on this morning didn’t see the whole segment, but someone (maybe Blanche Lincoln?) was said that female Senators get together 4 times a year for dinner. She said it’s a blast and everyone has so much fun.
She also said that Kristen Gillibrand mentioned this dinner to President Obama when she was on Air Force One during the Hurricane Sandy aftermath and suggested it would be a great idea for PBO to attend.
Can’t find the video online yet, maybe tomorrow? Conversation happened at the tail-end of the show.
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