…yes I said yes I will Yes.
To those of you who will sleep, sleep well.
To those of you wending your ways through your days, do so with passion.
I’m off to watch the Clippers’ game.
LL – what a lovely video clip to end a perfectly lovely day. I’ve never seen this before – I love when that happens…
James Joyce is, for me, the epitome of the novelist in English. If I can write a tenth as well as him, I’ll be happy.
Was it something I said?
Congrats, Mary – sleep tight. I’m off to drink more wine…
Theo, please check my message to you on the last thread (I just finished it).
Just checked and responded, VC. Thanks!
Go for it!!
I’ll toast Theo and JackieG, myself! Clink!
Just woke up to see this, JOB. Thank you. Your toast worked. I had a great birthday.
I am so glad, JackieG! Sorry I was so late, with my “toast”!
Congrats Maryl1…think I am gonna bust out some random goodies for those fortunate err…..unfortunate to still be awake.
Congrats Maryl on #1
Thanks, Hopefruit and Lovelyplains. I thought I was going to be left here all by myself!
Some of us are still awake!
Saturn Hurricane:NASA Space Probe Cassini Spies Massive Storm @ Planet's North Pole (PHOTOS/VIDEO) wp.me/p2YZ8A-e3 via @DaRiverZkind— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 01, 2013
Thanks for the late threads, LL!
G’night one and all – have to go prepare for tomorrow and I’m already fighting sleep. Have a good Wednesday, when it comes?
G’nite & sleep tite vc. Don’t let the WHPC bite.
Just finished my preparation for tomorrow. I’m outta-here! Ta-ta, and when you settle in for the night, don’t you be consulting with WHPC either.
The International Space Station: Expedition 34/35….40 photos wp.me/p2YZ8A-bP— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) April 05, 2013
Freestyle adventure skiing at some ridiculous skill and location shots over the last year. wp.me/p2YZ8A-5u vimeo.com/55902394— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 16, 2013
OK think I am about to cry uncle….GN TOD.
Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months: Iceland wp.me/p2YZ8A-cD via @DaRiverZkind vimeo.com/scientifantast…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) April 12, 2013
Fistfights break out in Venezuela’s parliament over the recent disputed presidential election, leaving several lawmakers bloodied and bruised.
Am I the only one who wishes that Harry Reid would give McConnell a good upper cut?
That’s a lovely suggestion, LL! I shall just enjoy imagining it so much.
I’d pay to see that!
At least there is passion there, amk, rather than cold-blooded calculation about how to undermine the president and slow the economy. Give me a good old fashion fist fight any day
Who can sleep now?
CarolMae, Thanks for the recipe! Now the question, do I make them or give me Mom the recipe and ingredients????
That is up to YOU! Don’t make me decide.
After just reading that “at least” 9 people were shot in Chgo tonight—–1st warm night—-I then see that a 2 yr. old Ky. girl was shot and killed by her 5 yr. old brother today. He was playing with his 22 rifle he got as a gift. It was kept in the corner. Shouldn’t a parent be arrested for all this horrific foolishness and negligence which resulted in this horrible tragedy?
2-year-old Kentucky girl accidentally shot, killed by 5-year-old brother, authorities say: apne.ws/Yl5yY2 – VW— The Associated Press (@AP) May 01, 2013
Five-year-old kid given a .22 rifle as a gift, a .22 rifle especially made for kids. Good God. This is NUTS. NUTS !!!!!!
As Einstein said, genius has a limit while the stupidity does not.
This has to be a crime on the part of the parents! Why is a five year old getting a gun as a gift anyway?! Are those parents crazy? What’s wrong with these people? Now their baby is dead.Very sad.
And their little boy will have to live with the knowledge that he killed his sister for the rest of his life. The NRA gives the impression that guns are no big deal; everyone should have one. Far from promoting responsible gun ownership, they want to put no restrictions on anyone owning one and the result is one little life taken and one little life ruined. The parents are suffering, but I think they should be prosecuted for child endangerment at least.
I totally agree.
” The NRA gives the impression that guns are no big deal; everyone should have one.”
Yes indeed maryl1! I get so tired of hearing gun advocates repeat the nonsense: ” guns don’t kill; people do.” Does any one think this poor 5 years-old boy would have killed his sister if his idiot gun enthusiast parent/parents hadn’t given him a real gun as a present? By the way, whatever happened to water guns as toys?
With the GUN HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM.
Bravo #NRA & all the elected officials who support you & the weapons merchants twitter.com/AP/statuses/32… cc @VP @GabbyGiffords @vj44 @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 01, 2013
There are no words, dotster. Only a person with no brains whatsoever would give a 5-year old a 22 rifle. And it was KEPT IN THE CORNER? Is that so the kid could have easier access when he got annoyed at his sister? Or his parents? Yes, the parents should be charged. This is gross negligence and child abuse. It’s no different than hustling your child onto a busy highway and telling him/her to go play with the cars. But it’s Kentucky, so the father of this dead child, will probably be congratulated for “making a man” of his son. Because, after all, it’s the ability to kill, not the ability to think and love, that makes a man.
Unfortunately, her office is not up for election this cycle…
Really bright idea…(snark) Chester County sheriff raffling off AR-15 rifle – delcotimes.com/articles/2013/… (from @delcotimes)— Alycee (@jazziz2) May 01, 2013
Mexico’s Congress passes a bill aimed at making the telecoms industry more competitive, in a move that could challenge the world’s richest man.
#GOP creed: if you can't win fair & square, STEAL IT! Dems slam Pileggi’s Electoral College bill – delcotimes.com/articles/2013/… (from @delcotimes)— Alycee (@jazziz2) May 01, 2013
Alycee, Pilaggi is one of the most corrupt officials in the state and that’s saying something. If this doesn’t get rammed through before 2014, we need to redouble our efforts to oust “One-Term Tom” Corbett so that at least this obscenity would be vetoed by a Dem governor. But we absolutely need a new state legislature. The people of PA are actual “victims” of the state and the legislature is intent on creating maximum harm.
In the meantime we have to guard against the jackbooted attempts by the Republicans in every state to steal the White House once again. For them, only rural votes count because they’re more likely to be white. This really is a battle of good and evil, democracy and tyranny.
Giving up and going to bed. 7:30 meeting tomorrow. Hidey-ho, neighbors.
All right all, off to read and doze off. See everyone on the flip side.
This is cool:
JUST IN: @WhiteHouse informed us that #POTUS will nominate @MelWattNC12 to head FHFA ow.ly/kANra @SBAgov— The Root (@TheRoot247) May 01, 2013
Is NC12 a ‘safe’ district?
Methinks Pres. Obama would have taken that into consideration … in any event, I found this on wiki, and I think it’s “safe,” but I’m too tired to fully grasp it:
Goodnight all y’all, as they say in NC!
It’s definitely safe. It’s D+23, which is extremely Democratic.
“FHFA was created on July 30, 2008, when President Obama signed into law the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.”
Surely this is an error! In July 2008, Bush was still President.
The enabling law establishing the FHFA is the Federal Housing Finance Regulatory Reform Act of 2008, which is Division A of the larger Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Public Law 110-289, signed on July 30, 2008 by President George W. Bush. One year after the law was signed, the OFHEO and the FHFB shall go out of existence. All existing regulations, orders and decisions of OFHEO and the Finance Board remain in effect until modified or superseded.
On the day of the law’s signing, former Director James Lockhart stated:
Wow. President Obama was signing laws before he was president. Who knew?
ღϠ₡ღ✻ HAPPY MAY 1ST!
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http://t.co/vB8WIFdKeE— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) May 01, 2013
Good morning everyone. My, how delightfully busy the TOD village was last night while I was off in the land of Nod!
Special note for LL: I love your many contributions here: the intellectual, the humorous, and the musical. Additionally, I was a library-nerd in high school and college, so I appreciate how much you love your job. If I were more like Chips, I would propose!
Off to work; have a great May Day everyone.
President Obama eyes higher-profile role in immigration debate as more Republicans sign on to bill: apne.ws/18nJ2Nv – VW— The Associated Press (@AP) May 01, 2013
The house is the problem, they are ruining America. And the Senate tries, but when they get word from Boner that the House can’t pass it, the Senate runs for the Hills.
Also, Rubio just said that the gang of eight bill will not pass the House. And the House bill does not have a pathway to citizenship.
The President has 2 issues, gun control and immigration to run on in 2014. Now, if he can just get the democrats in congress and the liberal media on board?
Poll: Democrats slightly ahead in 2014 – wp.me/p4HKM-1aLL— CNN Political Ticker (@PoliticalTicker) May 01, 2013
Federal Reserve expected to maintain its efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy: apne.ws/15YHcpA – VW— The Associated Press (@AP) May 01, 2013
China automaker BYD to open plant in California desert city to build electric-powered buses: apne.ws/12TKBC2 – VW— The Associated Press (@AP) May 01, 2013
This is actually good news, because its jobs being created in America and a Chinese company moving here. That’s a change. Oh and green jobs! Win win!
Maureen dowd is freaking out on the president again this morning. Saying basically the president is responsible for congress.
Sorry, but she is a Beeatch!
Oh Jovie, why do you read her? Get her out of your life and think of Chips.
@BostonGlobe Gomez ain't going to win in Massachusetts. 2010 was a wave election because economy was still in free fall, since stabilized.— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 01, 2013
This morning in print and in the news channels, everything is the Presidents fault, everything.
He is being swiftboated. Again!
Good Morning…..WOW are you spot on…..Hero of the day…ABC guy who asked PBO if he had enough juice….can just see him doing that to Bush..either one……and second runner up…..Maureen Dowd….new Teaparty hero………those WHPC have missed their callings…hear National Enquirer is hiring….they would fit in so well.
I guess these people never learn, PBO will just brush them off and move on
I think the press constantly referring to the fact that PBO was “forced” to diversify his cabinet due to pressure from the press and CBC is unfair – but will be repeated again if he nominates Cong Mel Watts as reports indicate.
I wonder why it is not mentioned that a number of leaders, in the pool from which PBO would be selecting, have been accused of taking actions that compromised their reputation as good public servants
Thank goodness PBO doesn’t give a kangaroo’s bottom what the “press” or CBC claims when making his cabinet decisions. Just like he didn’t give a hoot about the NYT/Mrs. Ezra Klein’s BS about not having women in his cabinet.
Those decisions are made well in advance – all kinds of different folks are vetted before the final is chosen. PBO doesn’t just wake up one week and pick a female or person of color just because person X or Person Y threw hysterics on cable TV.
Here's the form to apply for Obamacare coverage – wp.me/p4HKM-1aLR— CNN Political Ticker (@PoliticalTicker) May 01, 2013
Spread this around to who may need it.
@JohnJHarwood John -quinnipiac poll this morning says Rs are in trouble in 2014. Maybe all these legislative failures are a trap for Rs??— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 01, 2013
gop is so reactionary that they are going to miss PBO’s offer of a potential entitlement reform compromise – just so that they can spite him
Wow, the Beltway pundits are beginning to call the President “a Lame-Duck”, 6 months into his second term ???!!!
Why is there this absolute inability to recognize that the problem is the radicalization of the GOP and their decision to obstruct everything ?
What enrages me the most is that republican obstructionism is working BECAUSE the media , for more than four years now, has given republicans cover for their behavior.
The media is sooooo out of touch with reality. They tried calling him “Lame-Duck” in early 2010 after Scott Brown won the special election in MA. How did that work out? Where is Scottie now?
All Out: Hayes Pulls MSNBC Numbers Down shar.es/ls5Uv via @sharethis— Nyle Evans (@nileawhile) May 01, 2013
I turned him off last night with his blame Obama for Guantanamo crap!
What is wrong with the press that they never go after republicans?
He is an inside/outside upper deck JOKE!
The Massachusetts Special Primary is history. I am quite happy this morning. Just a heads up: our Republican obsessed media will try to paint the Republican winner, Gabriel Gomez, as the new Scott Brown. He is a former Navy Seal and he got an amazing 51% of the Republican vote in a three-way race. That’s true, but before you get too concerned, take a look at the numbers. With 100% reporting: Gomez 51% and 96,073 votes – Markey 57% and 309,488 votes. Voter turnout was not great, but that is usually the case in special elections. We still have a lot of work to do between now and June 25th, but Ed Markey’s prospects are bright. He will be a great Senator and help the President.
HEADLINE: Hospitals See Rapid Progress in Reducing Infections, Other Preventable Problems: Association credits statewide improvement to federally backed initiative under Affordable Care Act
// New Jersey hospitals are celebrating a major drop in hospital infections and other preventable problems last year, due to a federally funded initiative that’s part of the Affordable Care Act.
The effort, led by the New Jersey Hospital Association, is aimed at improving the quality of care offered at hospitals by reducing preventable illnesses that originate in healthcare facilities. These problems are a major cause of concern at hospitals and reducing their occurrence is a goal of federal health reform. The association has been holding face-to-face learning sessions in which doctors and nurses share their experiences in reducing the spread of infections, readmission rates, and other preventable problems.
“It’s really bringing together clinicians and focusing on what are the best practices,” said Aline Holmes, director of the NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety and a registered nurse. It took only one year for hospitals to achieve broad-based improvements, according to an association report released yesterday. The initiative, known as Partnership for Patients, was launched at the beginning of 2012 and is scheduled to continue through the end of this year. //
On May 1, 2011 Obama announced that bin Laden was dead. On May 1, 2003, Bush declared Mission Accomplished in Iraq bit.ly/12ZGfdP— The Week (@TheWeek) May 01, 2013
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