Chat away – back in a while with a This and That.
PS Huuuuuuuuuge thanks to UT for this morning’s R&S and LL and LovelyPlains for last night’s posts.
Ah, the man all babies love.
In hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaha news.
Do the words 'Senator Sarah Palin' excite you?"
- The Tea Party Leadership Fund— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) May 02, 2013
Congrats Ut. Great post last thread. Thanks Chips. A Right On cartoon!
Actually yes. Polls show she would be totally trounced by Begich. People up there prefer Congress to her and they hate Congress. And that is why she would not run.
UT, my sides just burst ….. funniest tweet ever!!!! And seeing as he’s a Politico guy, he’s probably quite excited!
Another GIF from the white house.
Disregard above link. Should be:
Good thing Detroit did not go bankrupt. American Auto Industry Has Best Performance in 20 Years bloom.bg/1047AX0 via @BloombergNews— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) May 02, 2013
http://t.co/fOyynN29tL— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) May 02, 2013
Ladies and cross-dressers, it’s back in stock! It would look great on my daughter-in-law. ;)
Ladies and cross-dressers, it's back in stock at Tracy Reese. . . http://t.co/is2jO0aW4q— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) May 02, 2013
It might even look good on me.
Looks better on FLOTUS.
Yes, the girl is too thin!
ATTN McCain/Graham washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin… Public unified on how 2 treat Boston suspect: Support 74/19 Civilian Trial http://t.co/JiFDhFGNRg— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 02, 2013
Change a word or two LP, so we can retweet more.
McCain/Graham washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin… Public unified on how 2 treat Boston suspect: Support 74/19 Civilian Trial pic http://t.co/IpQvJyG0hr— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) May 02, 2013
No need Carol, just click retweet!
Or if you want to manually RT it, just type MT (modfied tweet) before the tweet, and edit til it fits.
Well I did retweet, but he posted this before and I’d like to keep it going. I don’t understand the MT. I don’t know how to do it after i have retweeted. Yes, I’m dense at twitter and most other things. But I recognize a smart group of people when I find them supporting the Most Admired man on the Planet. :grin: Just trying to spread his goodness around. I’m trying to overwhelm the bad with the GOOD! In my own little way. You can use that phrase on his photo and overtake the Most Interesting Man. ;)
You do a good job of it.
Thanks. I wish I had a better vocabulary though. And spelling, and writing, and most of all memory. You are great with Twitter.
Vocabulary, schmocabulary. It is just a question about getting your point across. And I forgot what we were talking about.
Sending you DM. ;)
Reposting this b/c this sickens me how some citizens are so ignorant…..same thing happened in NYC after Time Square attempt.
Muslim cabdriver in DC – an Iraq War veteran washingtonpost.com/local/muslim-c… is attacked by passenger for being a "terrorist." youtu.be/1_EMNcfoh_8— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 02, 2013
http://t.co/czJAoE0kYW— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) May 02, 2013
Ha, the innumerati !
Truly, these people are absolutely ****ing insane: 'If babies had guns……' http://t.co/40TOK44KVH— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) May 02, 2013
GOP Senator: I Voted Against Equal Pay For Women Because We Have Enough Laws ( Kelly Ayotte again
Dear Senator Ayotte Coyote,
We didn’t vote for ya again, because we have enough Senators.
(Excuse the language, but I hate that bitch!)
You’re a beeping disgrace J! :lol:
Right back atcha, honey. :)
Goood afternoon jc. So tell us how you reeeaaallly feel, eh? :lol:
Good afternoon, right back atcha, Yardarm.
Okay, I really feel she’s a bitch! (Sometimes I just can’t control myself around these Republican swine!) (Oops.)
Are all female GOP’ers stupid?
If you mean the elected ones, I’d say a resounding YES.
When, oh, when is this person up for re-election? Did the people in NH lose their minds voting for her?
So does she think female senators should be paid less than her male counterparts?
Plus… Lilly Ledbetter does not address current unequal pay at all. All it does is given a person more time to file a suit “if and when ” they find out they are paid less.
So, I did a bit of research on Al Jazeera America’s launch.
Quite happy that my provider, Dish Network, will carry it once Current switches over.
Time Warner dropped Current when the sale occurred. However, it seems that it’s opening to carrying the channel. It will probably just need enough money.
Still no firm date on when AJA will drop.
How pathetic it is that we have to look to a foreign news organization to maybe save our news media.
They have hired some impressive people….Ali Velshi is the most recent. They got a few NYT editors, some highly touted digital folks as well. Also Tony Snow, one of the better daytime CNN anchors left for AJE 2 years ago….bet he comes back as well.
LP – For a while there, when I happened to spot him on the teevee, Ali Velshi was really getting all nicely pro-President Obama! Hope he keeps that up.
I would always see him w/ that moron RWNJ Stephen Moore of the WSJ Editorial board….and he always had to put that idiot in place. That’s the problem w/ CNN they have an Opinion guy come on to debate their Actual economics host/reporter. THIS IS CNN!
You nailed it!
Sorry meant Tony Harris http://blogs.aljazeera.com/profile/tony-harris Al Jazeera America Comes into Focus http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/al-jazeera-america-comes-into-focus-1200349768/
Lift off from the South Lawn of the White House. President Obama's headed to Mexico and Costa Rica —> at.wh.gov/kEaon— The White House (@whitehouse) May 02, 2013
Lets see if this works……
Howard Kurtz’s Awful Jason Collins Column Gets Disappeared http://nym.ag/10uYPVO via @Intelligencer
Hateful of Kurtz. Didn’t see his original column, but it sure appears from your link that nothing he wrote about was any of his business.
Oh, well, other than Howard’s corporate masters and puppeteers, nobody much is swayed by his thoughts.
i saw the video thing when kurtz trotted out the nonsense, and the funniest part was when he said, “as a journalist, i….” HAHAHA! howard kurtz thinks he’s a “journalist!!!!” his wikipedia page says he gets paid $600K/year now 9yep, free market always makes the cream rise to the top, huh?), and this fine quote:
“KURTZ: I think the argument that I’ve heard Olbermann make in the past about Fox News – it’s not an argument that I embrace – is that, because it poses as a news organization and puts out dangerous misinformation is a cheerleader for the Bush administration, that it’s misinforming our society. But you know what? They’re entitled to do that.”
FOX is entitled to dangerously misinform our society? Who knew? Thanks, Kurtz.
Actually, the Supremes, in their infinite wisdom, said there is no requirement that Fox be factual when it presents things. Freedom of speech allows lying about news. Which is why Fox cannot broadcast in Canada, where they actually have laws requiring things presented as fact to be factual.
Yes, which is why some of our Canadian friends think we’re all NUTS.
jacquelin, we are nuts, more people vote for American Idol that vote during the Presidential election.
Not “all”….just those r and l wingnutjobs!
Good! We’re with ya on that, Oh Canada!
I will post this mostly because of the name of the Twitter account, and then the article (Ha!):
Republicans Not Even Pretending Anymore That They Aren't the Party of the Rich motherjones.com/kevin-drum/201… via @motherjones— Republican Swine (@RepublicanSwine) May 02, 2013
But unfortunately a certain segment of society seems to think that they belong to that party, when it fact that are at best two paychecks from living on the streets.
That’s a big part of what I shall never understand about that segment of society. That and a whole lot of other things, of course!
At long last the suicide bombers in the house and senate have finally realized that in order to get ass, you got to bring ass.
I am unclear about what you meant, Don, as far as the topic, but I am sure I agree with it. :)
Hmmm? To what are you referring? Sounds vaguely hopeful.
Hi ya’ll. I know I’m late but as I got a bad start this morning my ‘tude is slightly askew..
Looking forward to registering voters on Saturday at a city street fair because I’m eager to see whether the media/GOP onslaught against the president is actually affecting ordinary voters. I suspect not. Except for the few that watch cable pundits or even know of, let alone read, NYT columnists, most people are not paying attention. Even Republicans know that the majority of voters don’t follow nuance, so their targeted audience is not voters in general, but tuned in Dems and Republicans. They want Dems to be discouraged and to douse any hopes of having an impact in 2014. If they can make us feel less enthusiastic about our president, then we won’t pull out all the stops in 2014. And, of course, they are hoping to arouse the Republican base so that they will feel they can make inroads against a so-called “weak” president. They want the Senate badly and they want to get even more gains in the House so that all of us and the president simply give up. Then when the presidential primaries start up they can talk about the “disappointing” Dems who don’t get things done. There is nothing the R’s would like better than 2010 type turnout next year. And the media, like puppy sycophants, do anything their right wing corporate masters tell them.
So our course is clear: 1) Keep talking to people to direct frustration and anger against Republican Congressmen and senators (also reminding them how budgets and legislation works. 2) Keep telling people about the administration’s accomplishments and all the good news about the auto industry, green energy, new growth in housing, lowering the debts, etc. 3) Register, register, register voters. 4) Go to every community event and interact with people, correcting every misunderstanding we hear; 5) Support good Democratic candidates who step forward to run and 6) Make clear to everyone we meet that Democrats are in a fighting mood and they’re not going to sit back and let this country slip away from us.
YESSSS!! you rock!!
JG…thanks for all you do. You inspire me to keep at it for our President and our country.
WHPC gets so ticked off at Obama's razzing of them at WHCD that they have worked extra hard since then to prove him correct.— john miller (@deaconmill) May 02, 2013
O/T….A couple of weeks ago LOD did 2 interesting ‘rewrites’ on FRANCES PERKINS, FDR’s Sec. of Labor, who created Social Securty.
If any TODer wishes to find out more about this fascinating woman, there is good book about her that I recommend called ‘The Woman behind the New Deal’ by author, Kirsten Downey. Enjoy!
Thank you Hope, would absolutely love to read that, Lawrence’s piece was fantastic.
The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance,
You are welcome Chips. Great woman, great read.
thanks for the recommendation–i just ordered this from my public library.
Conservative groups are vowing to force lawmakers to adopt a balanced budget plan before passing any increase in the nation’s debt ceiling.
The Club for Growth and Heritage Action said that establishing a path to a balanced budget within 10 years will be their demand in the looming fight between congressional Republicans and President Obama.
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/297441-conservative-groups-balanced-budget-is-price-of-debt-ceiling#ixzz2SAB0HpwL
If they are this hell bent on getting a balanced budget, I don’t see how we get around it. They control the funding.
That’s what the people voted for, then don’t complain if it happens.
Jovie, I think they’ll try, knowing it won’t pass the Senate. Then they’ll use it as an incentive for the Republican base to work harder to “get them a Senate they can work with.”
The States Governors will not allow a balanced budget…….especially the Red States that get all that funding.
They’re desperate to stop obama care, time running out.
How Much Does a Senate Vote Cost? Ask the NRA
Will not watch Jon Stewarts movie. The guys an asshole.
Me too.. I cannot stand him
Current GOP is making Joe McCarthy look like an amateur. Cases in point: Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, Peter King. And that is the short version.— john miller (@deaconmill) May 02, 2013
Adios Howie…….don’t let the door hit you on the way out!
Daily Beast has dropped Howie Kurtz: politico.com/blogs/media/20…— Sam Sifton (@SamSifton) May 02, 2013
Good! Now CNN needs to drop him like a lead balloon!!!
I was very disappointed to see self-proclaimed O’supporters repeating this same mess. The comments they were making about Jason were very disheartening. Our Chips was fierce on twitter yesterday trying to inform them of the facts but it didn’t seem to matter. Sigh!!!!!!!!
A photograph taken 150 years ago of a runaway slave changed the way Americans saw the Civil War nyti.ms/106KCPO— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 02, 2013
I’ve seen that tragic photo before, but it’s always good to take another hard look and pass it around, so nobody forgets.
The way this image of the runaway slave was printed in newspapers during the Civil War, so that the entire country could realize what was really going on, is akin, in its own way, to how black and white television of the Civil Rights era finally made people all over the country actually see how African-Americans were still being treated in the South.
What’s our excuse today, if we say “we didn’t know” about bigotry in our country and other atrocities around the world?
I thought Sen. Ayotte Coyote had that dead eye deer-in-the-headlights look already, before her most recent town halls (without having the comfort of being in the shadow of McCain-Graham back at the D.C. Ranch), but she’s gonna be positively scary lookin’ after some of these take downs. Even her fellow RWNJ, a NH State Senator, traveled to one of her town halls to join in. The NRA is now “running radio ads in her defense,” after her ratings dropped by 15 percent.
ABC News Calls Out Kelly Ayotte For Misleading On Background Checks
Tea time! :)
PBO just touched down and deplaned in Mexico………
So being a homophobic douchenozzle isn't a good idea? Who knew?! | Daily Beast drops Howie Kurtz politico.com/blogs/media/20…— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) May 02, 2013
Apparently, CRICKETT FIREARMS website is experiencing some *trouble*: Links at: Crickett – "My first rifle" tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2013/05/cricke…— (@bardgal) May 02, 2013
OT but has anyone noticed beside me that a lot of females on tv news are going sleeveless! What’s up with that? As if we didn’t know……
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