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Par for the Course

President Obama and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) talk as Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Mark Udall (D-COL) putt out during a round of golf at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland

Chat away – more in a while


196 Responses to “Par for the Course”


  1. May 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Worth noting that neither Russia or China have called for UN Security Council action against Israel on its recent efforts to destroy missiles Iran has been trying to funnel to Hezbollah.

  2. 6 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  3. 9 Linda
    May 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I love his saddle golf shoes.

  4. 10 Linda
    May 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    They’ve Lost Fox And Friends: GOP Claims Of Benghazi ‘Cover Up’ Collapses

    On Monday, the trio of hosts invited Rep. Jassen Chaffetz (R-UT) — a regular fixture on cable television and a critic of Obama’s handling of the September 11, 2012 attacks — to discuss the House Republicans’ upcoming hearing with three witnesses who claim that the administration prevented them from speaking out about the incident. “We were certainly misled at every step of the way,” Chaffetz said, arguing that officials manipulated the findings of the Accountability Review Board, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s talking points, and told military officials on the ground not to interfere or protect American interests during the attack.

    The hosts then tore into Chaffetz’s theory, wondering if Admirals Thomas Pickering and Mike Mullen, who headed the review, the entire CIA, and Republican-appointed officials could all be “complicit” in such a massive conspiracy:

    http://thinkprogress.org/media/2013/05/06/1966061/theyve-lost-fox-and-friends-gop-claims-of-benghazi-cover-up-collapses/

    • 11 Jovie
      May 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Trumped up charges!

    • 12 Nena20409
      May 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      What irks me is that when these propagandists such as Jassen Chaffertz…..a freeloader, sleeping in his DC office, NOT paying rent nor is he claiming that in his tax returns as a benefit he is using to Fleece the gov’t….., as they go around pontificating on TV/Cable, very little challenge is made on them…..hence, he and his travelling propagandists go around spreading total bull pucky. Darrell Issa. John McCain. Etc.

      • May 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

        You know, Nena, this matter of the GOP who sleep in their offices at the expense of taxpayers has bothered me for a while. Why are they allowed to avoid paying taxes on this benefit? Maybe Rachel can research this like she did with the shenanigans from “the Family”?

    • 14 amk for obama
      May 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      even pox and friends turn against the rethug lies ? Hmmm…

      Wake the fuck up, gop voters.

    • 18 Lovepolitics2008
      May 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      I’m so cynical I think Fox has an agenda. If they’ve decided to back off for the moment they have a reason. Roger Ailes has a reason.

    • 19 99ts
      May 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      I do think quoting Fox – any program – is rather like quoting gallup – so they get it right .001% of the time – doesn’t anyway counter the other 99.999% of the time they get it wrong. Always amazes me that they get credit when once in a blue moon they call out the fools in congress.

  5. 20 utaustinliberal
    May 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    HA! Saxby and Corker are looking a little rough around the edges.

    • May 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      I hope they spent the afternoon in a bunker.

    • 22 forus50
      May 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Chambliss apparently has never visited a pro golf shop for clothing.

      • 23 dotster3
        May 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

        I thought “what a slob” at first, among other thoughts of ol’ Sax. Then I decided he had on rain gear—–scaredy about a possible few drops of rain. I give President Obama credit tho. He looks like he’s making the best of it, having a good time in spite of the fact that half of his foursome is nonfun, is yucky. President Obama’s temperament needs to be studied and admired. He is in a class by himself, one kool kat.

        • 24 99ts
          May 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

          He is amazing in that he even speaks to such people – he seems to truly believe there is good in all people – I have serious doubts on that.

  6. 25 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    OFA to add more paid organizers
    By REID J. EPSTEIN | 5/6/13 2:51 PM EDT
    President Obama’s political arm is staffing up again, installing paid organizers specifically to back immigration reform and gun control.

    Organizing for Action Executive Director Jon Carson told reporters on a conference call Monday that OFA is adding the organizers, though he did not reveal details about how many new hires there will be, when they will start or in what states they will work.

    An OFA spokesman said he would not comment beyond Carson’s statement on the call.

    Carson said the new hires are made possible by OFA’s first quarter fundraising. OFA reported $4.9 million in contributions.

    “Due to our successful first quarter fundraising effort, we’re going to be putting issue organizers on the ground in targeted locations as we begin a sustained push to pass comprehensive immigration reform and keep up the pressure and accountability on the background check bill,” Carson said on the call. “This will equip thousands of volunteers we have on the ground across the country to convince their members of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

  7. May 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    #JustImagineIf

    Yes We Can

  8. 27 itgurl_29
    May 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    POTUS looks handsome as usual. Sorry that he has to spend time with these losers though.

    • 28 cindysweatt
      May 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Hey, one of those guys is my Senator. Senator Mark Udall from Colorado. He is a Democrat, and usually votes the way I want. Not sure about his vote for the pipeline.

  9. 29 amk for obama
    May 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Before I go, how did the kenyan muslin piss you off today ?

    I agree with ut’s/donna dem’s sentiment in the last thread.

    Fuck’em all.

  10. 33 Nena20409
    May 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    For TOD Amusement……Mark Knoller of CBS.com was called on by Jay Carney to ask questions today at the WH presser and his questions were primarily on the Golf Outing today. This is what CBS pays this guy lots of money for?

  11. 34 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    SICK…

  12. 37 Linda
    May 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is calling for the United States to provide weapons to vetted Syrian opposition groups battling President Bashar Assad’s forces in the 2-year-old civil war.

    Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey introduced legislation on Monday that would allow for arms, military training and non-lethal aid to rebels that meet certain criteria on human rights and don’t have links to terrorism.

    The bill also would create a $250 million fund to assist the country in a transition after the end of the Assad regime. The measure would give the U.S. government the power to sanction any individual who sells or transfers military equipment, weapons or oil to Assad.

    Menendez said the U.S. must act to tip the scales in favor of the opposition.

    —-

    Is he serious ? Sanction any individual ? How, tell him to go sit in the corner on a time out chair ?

  13. May 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I wish PBO could have spent the time shooting hoops with Reggie Love instead of having to Schmooze Saxby and Bob, but I hope it was worth it.

  14. May 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

  15. 43 MightyPamela
    May 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Looks as if it is quite cool at AFB today! Not like Seattle! Whew!

  16. 44 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Re-post from 0-dark-thirty this morning…

  17. 46 CEB
    May 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    So glad our POTUS got a chance to hit the links, but I am sorry that he spent with these R’s instead of his usual golfing buddies. Our prez works too hard, I hope that this year he will get a full, drama-free vacation.

  18. May 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm

  19. 50 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Who cares about a red line being crossed? Especially now, seeing how the rebels used the chemical weapons.
    So, Should we now attack the rebels in Syria?
    Ridiculous drum beat from all media…

    • May 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Jovie, I think the problem is they don’t really know who used chemical weapons. As I’ve stated before, I find it interesting that chemical weapons were only used after the President made his “red line” statement. Is it just someone agitating? You know, lots of people benefit when we’re at war.

    • 53 57andfemale
      May 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Someone has to explain to me why Dem’s aren’t fanned out across the media to ask John McCain (and his handmaiden David Gregory) why we should create another Taliban and Osama bin Laden by witlessly not considering WHO we are arming before taking such rash, ignorant action.

      • May 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        Because, they’re the best of the lot, but the truth is they are a bunch of spineless jellyfish. I remember when Democrats fought for what they believed in.

  20. 55 utaustinliberal
    May 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    The MacBook Pro is a beauty and a thing of genius. Just when you think you’re done with the fantastic wonders it can do, it surprises you again. I’m not even using 20% of the 100% capabilities of the Mac and it still astounds me.

    I discovered a new feature 15 minutes ago and I’ve been messing around with it like a fat kid loves cake.

    The MacBook Pro = Chocolate + Ice Cream + Orgasm. IT IS THAT GOOD.

    Best computer on the planet.

    This is me right now.

    • 56 COS
      May 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      I agree UT. I learn something new about mine everyday. :)

      • May 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

        You’re both so right. I’ve been trying to get mine to cook dinner and make my martinis. No luck yet, but I know it can do it. :)

    • 59 hopefruit2
      May 6, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      “The MacBook Pro = Chocolate + Ice Cream + Orgasm. IT IS THAT GOOD”

      Have you tweeted this lately? I’m sure Psycholyst would lap it up… :) :)

    • May 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Please share – which new feature?! I got a MbP Retina Display about 3 weeks ago and it’s crazy!

  21. 61 forus50
    May 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Craziness. Our family farm is only about 30 miles from Montevideo, a town of 5,000 in Minnesota where this guy was arrested today. It’s so rural that he would have to have gone to Sunday church or a local school to find a group of more than 3 people to target with his explosives.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/06/fbi-arrests-minnesota-militia-type-for-plotting-localized-terror-attack/

    • May 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Forus50, I just wrote about some of the arrests the FBI have made throughout the country. They arrested some guy with a cannon, another with 500,000 rounds of ammunition and several with .50 caliber machine guns that can shoot 1,000 rounds a minute.

      It is the reason I say the background check law as written is just an exercise; not to say it shouldn’t be done. But something is amiss when people can buy cyanide, gunpowder and jet fuel.

      • 63 forus50
        May 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm

        I agree although some ingredients for explosives are ordinary supplies on a farm. The accidental shootings or passion killings with guns in the home are heart-breaking to hear about. As St. Ronnie said, assault weapons are for combat not for hunting. Someone tweeted something about someone cleaning their knife (or crock pot!) with the message that you will never read, “…which accidentally discharged killing their relative who was standing nearby.”

      • 64 99ts
        May 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        One of my ancestors owned a cannon – I think he used it in the Crimean war! He willed it to his “oldest grandson at the time of my death”. I’ve always wondered if it is still in the family – my branch didn’t inherit.

    • May 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      forus50,

      Looked up Montevideo MN location; looks like it’s almost in South Dakota.

      FayPax, if you see this, please provide a link to your research on this topic. Thanks@

      • 66 forus50
        May 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

        Hey Arapaho,
        Yeah, it is pretty close to South Dakota, just miles and miles of farmland in either direction. S.D. sold fireworks and therefore the only time we ever drove over there was the week before the 4th. :)

    • 67 a4alice
      May 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      wow. Read this. But more importantly, Hello fellow Minnesotan! :D

  22. 68 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Senator Menendez is a douchebag for saying arm the Rebels. IMO!
    Arm them with what? More Sarin Gas???

    • May 6, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      I think Menendez, McCain and the rest of them, should arm themselves and go on over there.

    • May 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Or assault weapons that might be used against us in the future. Sometimes it appear these warmongers do not learn from the past. If they are itching to go to war so badly why don’t they go and take on Assad solo and cut with the damn warmongering

    • 73 anniebella
      May 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      I am glad that President Obama is not rushing us into another war. That is the last thing we need or want and I don’t care if it is Democrats or Republicans trying to rush him into something, take his time, get the facts and then make his decision. But don’t let anyone rush him into anything.

  23. May 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I wished the President would have used that golf club to clobber those no good GOP Senators

    • 75 hopefruit2
      May 6, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      He probably wishes that too Mellisia! And we don’t blame him. :)

      • May 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

        I would have volunteered to do the clobbering so our wonderful President doesn’t mess up his lovely hands. Corker would be first

        • May 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

          Everytime I see that little sawed-off, nasal runt, I recall how he slow-walked the Dodd Frank legislation. He pretended to be on board until the very last minute. In fact Sen. Dodd called a press conference and said they’d made an agreement. Right afterwards, Corker said he just couldn’t support the legislation because they would make no special provisions for PayDay Loan businesses and those were his supporters. The blood-sucking PayDay Loan business!

          • 78 Jovie
            May 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

            That reminds me , Dodd frank hasn’t even been implemented 4 years after its passed.
            Just the cfpb and the senate is filibustering its director.

            • May 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

              I know, Jovie. It is criminal. The President should have the right to put his staff in place. They still have to implement the laws as dictated by Congress.

              If the Dems don’t change the filibuster rules in 2014….

          • May 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

            Get this: Corker’s main supporter from the Pay Day Loans business died within the past couple of weeks–PENNILESS!!! Had had to declare bankruptcy. There was a small article in our local paper. I’ll do some research and see if I can find a link.

  24. 81 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

  25. 82 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Good that the DOJ is being vigilant.

    • 83 Jovie
      May 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Chuck Todd says that election means nothing, unless…

      Unless…, Sanford wins?

      • 84 hopefruit2
        May 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm

        Yup, there’s ol’ Chuckie pushing crap as usual. If Sanford wins Chuckie will be all over the place claiming that it’s doom & gloom for remainder of Obama’s entire term

    • 85 dotster3
      May 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      If Colbert-Busch loses, I’m blaming the horrible shiny purple dress she wore for the debate. Just kidding—-sortof. Hope women show up to vote for her in big numbers. Didn’t agree with a chunk of what I heard her say, but she would be miles better than the Appalachian Trail wanderer.

    • 86 Dudette
      May 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Good. No funny business better be going on. Where’s Ken Smuckler when you need him? :-)

    • 87 99ts
      May 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      If will be truly sad if Sanford wins – will give the half term quitter hope that she can win another election – imagine if a dem deserted their post – no way they would ever again be the nominee. If he was in the army Sanford would have been charged with desertion.

  26. 88 57andfemale
    May 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I love this site. I try to get there once a day. It was pragmatic pundit but it’s now http://thepoliticalpragmatic.blogspot.com/. Hey divine Ms. Chips, when you get a chance can you change the blogroll to show the new name?

  27. 95 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Rt

  28. 96 57andfemale
    May 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Okay, all typos are excused, due to the wine I have started drinking on my Birthday Eve.

    Tom Hartman and I share a birthday. I get pissed at him frequently but his heart is in the right place.

  29. 99 donna dem 4 obama
    May 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    The man who elbowed the President finally speaks.

    This man obviously admires PBO very much!

    {Snip}

    It took 849 days for the man who threw the elbow heard ’round the world to finally talk about it.

    “I didn’t want that to define my life,” said Reynaldo Decerega, 40. “I had no desire to bring attention to myself in an accident that caused somebody pain. I didn’t want to disrespect the President of the United States.”

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/05/05/reynaldo-decerega-barack-obama-and-the-elbow/UYx4MnNgrbis5OwiZQqGZO/story.html

  30. 103 japa21
    May 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm

  31. 109 forus50
    May 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  32. 115 Linda
    May 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    The White House press corps was able to have one of its many goals fulfilled on Monday when it was finally allowed to see President Obama play golf.

    White House reporters memorably complained when the president barred them from watching him hit the links with Tiger Woods back in February. So they must have been happy when they were allowed not only to watch Obama putting with a bipartisan group of senators, but also to take pictures of him doing it.

    From the looks of Monday’s pool report, it was not an especially newsy round of golf. Reporters were still restricted to watching the green of one hole of play, after all.

    The report did note that Obama “appeared to miss a putt,” and that Republican senator Bob Corker was wearing “a gray sweater and khakis,” but, sadly, nobody could tell what the men were saying. “Pool was out of earshot of anything said on the green,” the report lamented. Still: progress!

    —-

    How funny ….

    • 116 dotster3
      May 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      ABC’s big golf story seemed to be mostly about PBO chipping past a hole, then missing a putt. Reminded me of the fervor to report the missed bball shots at the Easter egg roll. Looking for the negative Obama nugget—WH press pool is on the case!

  33. May 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Watching Chris Matthews and I have to say he is on to something in relation to these NRA people. Some of these people are damn crazy who the hell is trying to take away their freedom.

    • 118 dotster3
      May 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      And isn’t Sarah Palin the most obnoxious human being?—–with all her gun and war references about “reloading” and “don’t retreat”—-and her sarcastic, grating, hateful tone—–and “aren’t I cute?” manner? She is a disgusting piece of work.

      • May 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

        Dotster I tell you her voice is so irritating why the hell is she still being talked about I don’t know. Listening to her makes me want to reload alright

        • 120 hopefruit2
          May 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm

          Certain males who control the MSM are still hung up on this piece of trash long after people have moved on.

      • 121 Nena20409
        May 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm

        Palin is ONLY about one act…….sexual suggestive immageries…..reloading and retreating……same locomotive actions……always so Palin……..then she wears a T-Shirt for her boobs to show. That is it. Nothing more.

      • 122 99ts
        May 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm

        What she did in 2010 which resulted in the attack on Gabby Giffords – will always be remembered and quoted if she ever tries to reenter the political sphere. She is – as disclosed in 2008 – dumb, ignorant, stupid, a hypocrite – has the WORST clothes sense of any woman in the public arena – and looks and speaks trash – all the time. She takes money from the dumb fools who think she is god’s gift to old white men and presumably uses it to support her seriously uneducated dysfunctional family.

  34. May 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Wow, I got to hang around a long time today, but it’s time for me go. Boo-Hoo. Thanks everyone. See you later.

  35. 124 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Interesting series this week in the Philly Inquire on a prisoner rehabilitation program:

  36. May 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Making the gun issue a little more complex….

    =====

    “First 3-D-printed gun fired, but its digital blueprints make bigger bang”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/first-3-d-printed-gun-fired-its-digital-blueprints-make-6C9790795

    ——–

    With a shot heard round the Internet, the first known 3-D printed gun is a reality. But the bigger ruckus comes from the gun’s digital blueprints, now available for free download by any shooters who want to build their own.

    “The Liberator,” as the weapon is provocatively titled, is a 16-piece firearm made almost entirely of ABS plastic, with a metal firing pin and an embedded metal shank meant to provide enough metal mass to comply with the 1988 U.S. Undetectable Firearms Act.

    “An individual who wishes to manufacturer a firearm for his or her personal use does not need a license, as long as it isn’t for an automatic firearm,” an ATF spokesperson told NBC News.

    But the fact that the gun can be homemade and is largely plastic — and therefore harder to spot via metal detectors — has made it the center of a new debate in Washington.

    On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., endorsed a bill, entitled the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, that would bring the 1988 law up to date by banning 3-D-printed guns that “have no metal and could therefore slip through a metal detector.” Under the law, it would be a crime to build such a weapon.

    “We’re facing a situation where anyone — a felon, a terrorist — can open a gun factory in their garage, and the weapons they make will be undetectable,” Schumer said at a conference. “It’s stomach churning.” Schumer said his bill would not restrict the use of 3-D printers for other purposes.

  37. 128 forus50
    May 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Check out the War Criminal to the left in the blue suit. https://twitter.com/randyprine/status/331489215198138370

  38. 131 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm

  39. 132 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

  40. 134 forus50
    May 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    This is worth posting again – I saw someone else posted it yesterday. I think this is what POTUS was expressing to Chambliss and Corker today out of earshot of the WHP. :)

    • 135 Jovie
      May 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      What if he did say that? They couldn’t do anything he is still the President .
      I would laugh for 3 days straight! :)

    • 138 Obama Grandmama
      May 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      I have to admit I usually hate cursing but know the F word is used frequently these days. I ran across a new Irish recently added online Netflix movie or tv series about an author’s books. It was filmed in Galway and I watched to reminisce about my trip to Ireland which included Galway. Name of the 3 books made into movies is Jack Taylor. Listening to the Irish brogue is enchanting even when they curse and use the F word.

    • May 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      I FUCKING LOVE THAT!!!

  41. 140 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  42. 141 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 6, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  43. May 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I had to sneak back on to give you a link to what the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a Hate Map. You can click on your state and it will tell you the homegrown terrorist organizations in your state.

    http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/hate-map

    • 146 forus50
      May 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      very interesting thanks FayPax!

    • May 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Well, California has the most diverse assortment of hateful kooks, from white separatists to black separatists to the JDL to jihadist groups.

      • 148 dotster3
        May 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        Illinois has quite an eclectic group too—-every kind of hate you could imagine—-anyone want to join the Aryan Nation Sinister Souls Motorcycle Club?

        • 149 forus50
          May 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

          How ironic that most of the hate groups are religious in nature.

        • 150 kathryn kivett
          May 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

          Whoa, we have a lot of black separatist and KKK and what looks like other white supremacist groups…..28 in all in NC and that’s just the one’s that are known…..scary stuff

          • 151 carolyn
            May 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

            The majority in Oklahoma are KKK…..also 1 black separatist and a couple neo-Nazi. A church about three miles from us is included. It is Anti-gay…..but it is also anti the president and anyone who is not far right fringe. We have 20 according to this map.
            I thought there would be more actually, but I’ve discovered Okies don’t get nearly as involved in political activities as other states, either left or right. They are somewhat lethargic in that area.
            My daughter thinks it’s a residue of the Dust Bowl and the poverty mentality, boom or bust. They are very patriarchal and tend to think that they don’t make any difference. Whatever the top dog says, goes.

  44. 152 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  45. May 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    hmmm, so Lauryn Hill going to jail for not paying her taxes.

    Ok, I”m sorry, but man, rich people PAY YOUR DAMN TAXES!!!! Shoot, you got people who poor as hell be struggling to pay $50 damn dollars in taxes. I ain’t got no sympathy for rich folk who know they got taxes to pay, but don’t pay attention or don’t control they own money.

    Bet she gonna pay them on time next time!

    See this is what’s wrong with some people when they get some money. Oprah gave one bit of advice once about money…”SIGN EVERY DAMN CHECK THAT LEAVES FROM YOUR OFFICE/ACCOUNT”…even if u have to use a darn stamper.

    Lauryn Hill, Chris Tucker and the rest of ‘nem, need to stop just letting accountants and personal assistants handle everything.

    Oh and if you just have a “principled” objection to paying taxes (I’m talking bout you Wesley Snipes), that’s fine, but guess what, when the taxman cometh, you azz is grass and off IRS prison you go…sorry ta tell ‘em.

    Ugh rant over.

    http://www.essence.com/2013/05/06/lauryn-hill-gets-3-month-prison-sentence-tax-evasion

    • 154 hopefruit2
      May 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      I agree lamh – Lauren Hill deserves to be punished for her tax evasion. But it’s kinda hypocritical when you think that America accepted a chronic tax avoider as Presidential candidate.

      • May 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

        oh, of course it’s hypocritical in terms of Presidents, but dang, it just galls me people like Lauryn Hill and the like who don’t come from money, who don’t know the usual “hiding the income” from the IRS slip and slides that old school rich people do, get caught for not paying taxes, my first thought is come on man, when you were born and raised poor, then yeah when/if you get rich, you prob will in all likely hood blow it, but dang, if you manage to hang on to your money, then you needs to damn well pay attention to who’s keeping your records and where your money is going.

        I mean, if you’ve had to pay taxes all your life, then you don’t just forget to check around tax time, especially cause I know my fam, darn near plan big purchases around tax time…lol

        • 156 hopefruit2
          May 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

          True, and that’s the point. The rules don’t equally apply to everyone. Lauren Hill and people like need to understand that the rules that govern the “little” people still apply to them no matter how much money they make from their album sales, concerts, etc.,

          And it’s not just “Presidents” because if PBO had not paid his taxes, or not disclosed his tax returns, he would not be President today. That would have been a HUGE, huge, issue in the campaign.

  46. 157 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

  47. May 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    New post soon …. yep: ish.

  48. 163 dotster3
    May 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Knoller and Vicquiera going wild tweeting about Chambliss’ hole in one today. Chambliss—-ewwww—–gloating about it—-saying Obama should give the Repubs all they want on entitlement reforms because of his lucky shot today. News media—-thrilled to report on all this—-concentrating on what’s important.

    • 164 hopefruit2
      May 6, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Knoller always has a golf-gasm whenever PBO is on that golf course. He can’t stop tweeting about the game. He might stay up all night tweeting for all you know.

    • 165 hopefruit2
      May 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      The golfgasm has finally ended..

  49. 166 japa21
    May 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  50. May 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Wonder if any #NEWSTAINERS will report ….

    “China unveils peace plan based on 1967 lines
    With Netanyahu and Abbas in the country, Beijing moves for larger role in international efforts to broker an agreement

    China launched a peace proposal amid visits from the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, in a sign of its desire for a larger role in the Middle East.

    PA President Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a visit to the eastern financial hub of Shanghai. Netanyahu is due in Beijing on Wednesday following Abbas’s departure a day earlier.”

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/china-unveils-peace-plan-based-on-1967-lines/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  51. 170 Jovie
    May 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm

  52. 171 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Jason Collins to sign book deal, and his ex-finance is coming out with a memoir. Every event these days seem to result in a book deal of some sort…hmmm….

    • 172 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      May 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      That’s nice. Be on the lookout for my “Dollar Tree Alert” ;-)

    • 173 Nena20409
      May 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      It is like striking while the iron is hot. At 34, in case he isn’t hired to ball for more years. A book now will bring in lots of cash. I say go for it. He is in the news now and the publicity would help him secure a more financially stable life.

  53. May 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  54. May 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  55. 177 yardarm756
    May 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    • 178 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      May 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      “Mouse…elephant…” :lol: You folks at TOD are going to owe me a complete computer — UT on hook for Vaio wireless keyboard; DD4O – Vaio wireless mouse; you just escaped the A-n-1 monitor/cpu as I put down my glass to ‘page down’

  56. May 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm

  57. May 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    #JustImagineIf

  58. 183 jacquelineoboomer
    May 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    When I quickly looked at the top golfing photo, almost appeared as though the other two men – especially Corker – were bowing in the presence of.

    I know I would!

  59. May 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    If you haven’t been paying attention to this story, then you should be. Please sign this petition, and let’s do something for this young sister who had a bright future ahead if not for this over the top punishment.

    The High School Science Experiment That Ended In Handcuffs

  60. 186 Dudette
    May 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  61. 187 Dudette
    May 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  62. 188 vitaminlover
    May 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Chuck Todd-wad looks smelly and like he needs to use a COMPLETE bar of soap! With a washcloth!

    • 189 jacquelineoboomer
      May 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      I don’t think you’re kidding, but, you know, I have felt that for a long time! I never want to see his fingernails, either. Eek.

      • 190 vitaminlover
        May 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

        So true. He seems as nasty as his personality and covers up his shady ways the way someone would put on deodorant over funk.

  63. 191 Dudette
    May 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Gotta be a repeat, but oh so worth it…

  64. 192 Dudette
    May 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  65. 193 Dudette
    May 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  66. 195 Dudette
    May 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Happy Birthday 57af!!!


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