Chat on, night owls
Evening to you maryl1
Congrats on 1, just got home and peeked in and saw new thread.
Way to Go, Mary! Congrats on #1.
Did we tie? I haven’t been #1 in forever, Maryl1.
It’s a tie Judith and Mary!!!!
Congrats mary & judith!
Beautiful pic, Chipsticks, thank you!
Yes We Did! :) Congrats, Judith!
Be still, my beating heart! No future POTUS and FLOTUS will ever be able to inspire and thrill me like the Obamas.
Amen, Judith. There is something about our POTUS and FLOTUS that inspires the fiercest loyalty I’ve ever known for someone in office. They are magical.
Ode to Joyful Two Terms! And they will be…..this is a blip. These naysayers are not going to steal my joy in having Barack Obama be my president for eight years.
Carolyn, this “blip” has reminded us (once again) that we’re dealing with utterly unscrupulous people who will stop at nothing to smear our president. That inspires me to work harder than ever to give him a Congress that supports him. 2014 has got to produce Dem turnout at unprecedented levels. This is no business as usual mid-term election coming up. This is a vicious, no-holds barred fight for our survival.
As I drifted off to sleep last night with Stevie singing, I heard a voice whisper “chill, I got this”.
:-D :-D :-D
Ha! I was coming back to post my favorite movie list and hit refresh first this time!! :-)
Chips – Love your “Ode to two terms” and most especially that first image! Thank you, my dear, for another fine day helping us all keep our sanity!
My List — Couldn’t stop at 5 (you know me, always the excess)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Mr. Holland’s Opus
Star Trek (2009)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
A Warm December
The Color Purple
Nice list Dudette. My top 5 movies are:
The Big Lebowski
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Cool. Hey, I don’t know “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” Gotta check that out.
Highly recommend it. Unlike any other movie I have ever seen. Catherine Deneuve’s first film.
Alrighty. Thanks for the tip! [I love this blog!] :-)
Ah… a French musical. Music by Michel LeGrand. Catherine Deneuve’s in it. I’m intrigued.
Wow….someone else remembers The Umbrellas of Cherbourg…..Saw that movie in 1964….on a rainy night….perfect. The colors and the music were absolutely stunning…..and Catherine Deneuve…..what can I say! I’d have to include that in my top 5/10 list also. Thanks for reminding me.
Chips, this is freaking amazing!
Found this little gem! Holy Moly I’m glad we got our guy back in the big chair.
Ms, Dudette, I just choked on my Nutella sandwich,
That was so funny! I have been trying to bring over my post from the previous thread for days.
I finally gave up and find you over here “got jokes.”
What I said way over there that I knew this day would turn out perfect for us and it did. AG Holder kiss ass and then some….
Now if you think they have egg on their racist faces right now at this very moment(while they are plotting and scheming up another scandal) all POB and FLOTUS have to due is announce they are expecting.
Hot damn! That would put the icing on the cake…….
They would probably all leave the country!
TY for the laughs.
I know. He really is like Spock. Calm, cool while all the silly people are running around trying to undermine him.
They just can’t. He’s too smart for them and they hate him for it. I just love watching our man work. He is amazing!
Hello Dudette, they bring destruction and evil to everything they touch — our president is a good man with the power of goodness behind him. The universe has a way of taking care of those who take care of others.
Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes… Frank Sinatra died 15 years ago today, on May 14, 1998 ~ That's Life youtu.be/cqhYchnDNfA— Nina L. Diamond (@ninatypewriter) May 15, 2013
Love that. :-)
No matter what all the people say…..
The man could sAng!
I am a HUGE fan of Frank Sinatra. He was one of the coolest men of the 20th Century. What a voice.
That he was, EricFive. That he was. :)
I can’t believe it’s been that long. It’s no wonder my head is all white. “Ol Blue Eyes” did it his way.
He did, didn’t he!
Oh, JOB, when I was a little girl, my sisters and I would “watch” the radio on Saturday nights to hear Frank Sinatra on the Hit Parade. Our baby sitter would make us chocolate pudding and then all four of us would sit on the couch and stare at the console. Saturdays were my favorite nights.
” … and stare at the console.”
So funny. And weren’t we all staring at the console! Ha!
I know I’m late to the party but I see the juicer ass got juiced…..Rachel et al can get >>>>. not worth watching.
Al Jazeera program is pretty good. They report the news not their damn opinion.
Oh, How I wish to see more egg on faces, preferably fried.
Hiya Smooth! Glad you’re here. You can keep the party going! I’m fading fast!
THIS. THIS. THIS.
Nothing makes media lazier than "scandal." Then they lean on adjectives instead of facts. #readthelaw— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) May 15, 2013
ut, the MSNBC shows, the only ones I watch are Martin Bashir, Rev. Al and Lawrence O’Donnell. When Rachel get off her high horse and stop preaching and act like she has some sense, I will watch her.
President Obama's Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit: huff.to/10xy17J #FightingForAmerica #p2 #p2b— #ABWisdom (@adbridgeforth) May 15, 2013
Thanks for sharing this, hopefruit. And some idiots on both the left and the right, and the media, continuously tell us that President Obama has accomplished nothing in office. ODS is such a debilitating disease!
HF, I wish we could collect all the economic good news and progress in one place to have it as a handy guide when we talk to people. All these little facts add up to making PBO one of the most brilliant and responsible fiscal managers in the history of the presidency.
So, lets see if that will be reported. Oh wait, that’s good for the country and its O’s fault so……
I love these late night music posts. They are a great way to end the night. Today and this week is very, very busy. This post and all you wonderful people have keep me sane this crazy week. I worry and pray for this wonderful president that those that hate him so much get what they all deserve some day and we really get this country back to the middle class.
Have a great night.
Mtmarilyn, I understand your words so perfectly. He will be fine because those of us who really cares have POB’s back.
He knows how hard we worked alongside him to get him re-elected, and he will do his very best to be the best that he can with the grace of God being spread around him daily.
It is our prayers of goodness being sent out to reinforce his goodness that is within him to move across this nation and touch hearts, inspire young people to be engaged in the work that is before us; and to move with focused minds and hearts to move with him daily. Whatever, little or big thought or/and action that each one of us will put forth with an energy close to our president will help us to move forward.
POB has not forgotten us and what we stand for alongside of him; but he does need those beautiful prayers, faith filled prayers and calm and beautiful focused meditations for goodness to susrround him and God’s power to protect him and VP Biden daily.
We give thanks for President Barack H. Obama, and our beautiful First Lady. May goodness, hopefulness, peacefulness, hope and believing that we can make some change for the better will always be a blessing for him. POB will be the brilliant President and he will give thanks where thanks is due. But have no doubt, President Barack H. Obama will go down in history has one of the greats of our Presidents. Believe me.HZ
Elizabeth Warren Demands Answers, Republican Hypocrisy Called Out, and More ~ #truthdig bit.ly/180mhkh— (@RayBeckerman) May 15, 2013
Interesting tidbit in the reference article:
Well you knew it would only be a matter of time before another politician claimed Jesus wants them to run for office, right? Well here ya go! And yes, there’s art! A photo of her campaign poster.
North Miami mayoral candidate says she was endorsed by Jesus
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/13/3395474/north-miami-mayoral-candidate.html#storylink=cpy
My sentiments exactly. I get in late and cannot wait for the party to start.
Another genius idea…..
RT to spread the word: Washington state residents may see lower health care premiums thanks to Obamacare. ow.ly/l28ga— The White House (@whitehouse) May 14, 2013
ICYMI … President’s Statement on the IRS
Night all…see you tomorrow:)
Night sweet df!
Good night DF, sweet sleep.
JB, that is what a REAL President sounds like on paper/ off paper…..
We are so blessed. I am just enjoying this experience so much regardless of what is going on all around us, I truly can say that for once in my life I sleep in peace.
That’s right. We definitely need to keep our sanity! The last few days have been incredible: noise, noise and more noise. Substance: not so much. I finally shut off completely. A sense of humor is always helpful; so is some relaxing music and an appreciation of all the progress that is being made every day.
Our voices are being heard on the issue of gun safety legislation. The battle is far from over. But just as the President keeps telling us – change happens when we all raise our voices and make it clear that we expect more from our elected officials.
There is also a lot of progress on immigration reform. I have sent numerous emails to Senators asking for a clear path to citizenship and no exploitation of “guest workers”. So far most of the “poison pills” offered by Republicans have been defeated in committee. I also sent a message to the Senate in favor of Mazie Hirono’s amendment that would offer the DREAMers the same benefits in terms of student loans and grants that are available to citizens.
Also, OFA is now working on climate change. That is still a long shot, but we must start a conversation and build support for clean energy.
Finally, the ACA is getting close to full implementation. This will require a lot of work and outreach. It’s something I’m looking forward to and I’m always searching for good materials that explain all the options and benefits of this groundbreaking law.
Once all these issues are resolved, who could argue that this President has been anything but spectacular in bringing change? It is a very different reality today as our economy continues to heal, the deficits are shrinking and confidence has returned. Just add to that all the accomplishments of President Obama’s first term and the difference he has made in working with allies around the world, moving away from endless war and towards peaceful cooperation and development.
Let the intellectual dwarfs of our time continue with their twaddle – history will record a very different story. And we should be proud and grateful that we have been part of it.
I meant to add this:
Beautiful post, hgerhard. I admit that I lost it this week with all the nonsense. But, posts like yours, and others I’ve seen while lurking, have renewed my spirit. Lovely!
Intellectual dwarfs and their “twaddle”–I like that. Thanks, Hgerhard
Arapaho posted this like 3 threads ago. Don’t know how I missed it.
DOJ to AP: Drop dead. online.wsj.com/public/resourc…— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 15, 2013
Direct link to the letter
Thank you, Dudette for the link. Also, I am so elated to see you back. I missed my “Musician-In-Chief.”HZ
I WAS here – sweet dreams everyone!
RT @lou_reuters: (Update) Exclusive: Financial sanctions delay #NorthKorea atom bomb work: UN Panel of experts – w/ @michellenichols http:…— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 15, 2013
If anyone can post a picture, capture this from Twin Cities FB page celebrating equal marriage rights: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151616649976346&set=pb.99758046345.-2207520000.1368594449.&type=3&theater
Beautiful, filled with Joy! Who would have thought it could happen there!?
G’night all, until tomorrow night owls.
Today’s Gallup 49% approve 45% disapprove
Today’s Rasussen 50%approve 48% disapprove
It’s having no effect, everybody knows about it, and they are not convinced its a scandal or worse.
So there ! :)
With their usual polling bias, the reality is more like +55% approval.
I’d say 70% – sane people hang up on pollsters, RWNJs like to rant.
How awful would it be going through life so hateful and angry as those “people”. They like to rant because no one listens to them, and that’s why they feel the need to scream and argue — it makes them feel validated for some reason
It’s the pure hate that is the saddest – they cannot understand the changing world – so they hate it.
I have the odd problem with change (mainly with the never ending new computers) but usually it does not generate hate.
Hate is something that comes from deep within, and it’s ALWAYS about self-hatred. It’s fear of the unknown, fear of feeling out of control and fear that they will not survive.
Neverending new computers — that’s a whole other ball of wax. :)
And I have caller ID, so never pickup for anyone I don’t know. Also ” approval” is different from favorability. People in this country still love our president.
Scientists in India unveil a new low-cost vaccine against a diarrhoea virus that kills about half a million children around the world each year.
This is fantastic news! It’s heartbreaking when you think of some of these diseases that seem so simple to eradicate, but which still claim thousands/millions of lives each year in developing countries, due to poor water quality, lack of food, unavailability of simple vaccines, etc. I went to school with a boy who had polio in the 80′s – I thought polio had been eradicated decades ago, but it wasn’t in some places.
This is good news.
Theo, I went to school with a young boy who died from polio in the fifth grade. It still makes me tear up to think about it. He was such a sweetie.
Really great news, AMK! This will go a long away to saving lives, especially in the developing countries..
@MattMurph24 – Yup. Buncha cowardly corrupt clowns, who do the bidding of lobbyists and corporate masters.— (@amk4obama) May 15, 2013
Chipsticks, as the young people I know would say, you totally ROCK! I love this thread and the pics you highlighted!
I like ROCK – my daughter never did get past AWESOME – either one well describes Ms Chips
Hey 99ts, I am talking about my 15 years-old grand niece who told me “I rock” just because I knew a correct answer to her question. Any way, I think Ms. Chips “ROCKS, ” but she is also, too, (as SP would say) totally “AWESOME.”
I think the generation of your grand-niece is after the “awesome” generation of my daughter – and ROCK is the new – or old – awesome. Rock is a word for the ages – I like your niece’s vocab :) :)
FLOTUS will be the guest of honor at the Congressional Club’s luncheon today, Wednesday.
Who sent ABC and Jonathan Karl a email or tweet yesterday? I know I sent them two. Hope they enjoyed them too.
I sent Jonathan Karl via ABC an email. Got an acknowledgement that it was received…..standard form.
Glad to hear you did carolyn. I wish other POTUS supporters would too.
Looking a bit deeper into the DOJ/AP story immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/05/lookin…— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) May 15, 2013
…that its a government leaker (ie, NOT whistleblower) that is the target here rather than the AP itself….
Inside his administration or Congress?
I wished these damn US Attorneys would press charges already, and help vindicate this investigation.
GM. I AM here, and no dreams, sweet or otherwise …that I remember anyway. It rained heavily virtually all night. It’s still raining and the skies are heavily overcast so I can see I’m in for a wet day. Here’s my ‘ode to two terms’ contribution. ;)
(Oops! I wasn’t ready yet. Comments seem to be self-uploading around here. :roll:)
We haven’t fully repealed Republican hypocrisy yet, but it is revealing itself more and more..
Jonathan Alter @jonathanalter
Obama should simply apologize to the AP and its reporters. It’s the least he can do to show he still believes in the First Amendment.
Alter works for Boomberg who was just caught “snooping” on Wall Street…..
OK…something doesn’t smell right…and I’m not usually a conspiracy theorist…..Can you see the scenario…..a couple of hippy dippy IRS employees decide to make sure no conservative groups get tax exempt status…they are told to cease doing it by their Republican boss…they continue and allow liberal groups to get tax exempt status…. Republican boss no longer at IRS….UH OH…it hits the press…..WOW..no one in federal gov’t knows any of this is going on in spite of it being investigated by independent inspector general whose report just happens to come out 4 days after it breaks in press…….it’s all PBO’s fault b/c he didn’t know what was going on……..hmmmmm….maybe hippy dippy IRS employees were not so hippy diippy.????
Just like the media tried to tell the President who to pick for his Cabinet…they now are telling him who to fire in his White House.
“he should ” over and over and over……..and , I must say…that the “professional” left is sometimes worse than the right…. The left loves hiding in the bushes until a so called scandal takes place so they too can pounce…..
Also…we never see elected Democrats ever stand behind this president and push back on all the media nonsense.
Years ago a very wise woman told me that the word ” should ” needs to be avoided as much as possible….as in “You should ” do this…or “You should ” do that … or ” You should have ” blah…..blah….blah…….
Afternoon, Amk! You got the latest news re big sister yet, or are your fingers and toes still crossed?
I hope Jay Carney walks in to the press room carrying a glass of “juice ” and hands it to Jonathan Karl….and I hope it is sour grapefruit juice.
Morning, Linda! :grin: My dream would be, if Jay brings in ‘juice’ he’d rest it on the podium before him and take an ostentatious sip periodically. ;) Of course, this admin is ‘bigger than that’ I think, but dreams can be satisfying. :razz:
How about some prune juice!
#salemwitchtrials of 1692 have finally gone to the Beltway. Scarborough yelling at Axelrod on @nbc. #bully— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 15, 2013
Help me trend #salemwitchtrials
Here is what Mark Knoller is doing this morning
Dial-a-friend on Twitter consensus: the flowers are Azaleas. Thanks for playing. Here's a view through the WH fence. http://t.co/ab5WfD8p8d— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 15, 2013
Geez what a dolt. Getting a 7-figure salary…
What great journalists these guys are. Telling us what kind of flowers they see. Well at least Knoller isn’t pulling a Jonathan Karl, lying to the people. Those are lovely azaleas.
God, I could do this guy’s job and I can’t write worth spit.
Mooooooorning everyone, R&S soon …………………. yes: ish.
Deficit to be 2.1% of GDP in 2015. CBO projects 13M will gain Medicaid under ObamaCare. POTUS's response to media? http://t.co/yoP8UN6Umz— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) May 15, 2013
Finally, some spine.
Looks like Dems aren't buying GOP spin that they need to run away from Obamacare in 2014 news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/d…— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 15, 2013
As our old friend Jodi Kantor would say: Hmmmmm…..
LOL. Dumbasses even CONSIDERING running away from Obamacare. The reason they did so poorly in 2010 was because NONE of them explained/sold/stood up for their vote! “I’m so sorry that Barack Obama made me vote to eliminate insurance companies pre-existing condition clause.” “I’m so sorry that Barack Obama made me vote to eliminate the insurance companies from dropping coverage.” Duh.
@JohnJHarwood Shh don't tell House Republicans, those kids r having 2 much fun with the #salemwitchtrials— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 15, 2013
Robert Gibbs now?
yep, and Axe was rather tepid, I thought…of course being screamed at did not help
Can’t Morning Joke make a point without screaming?
Apparently Gibbs tore into the Presudent this morning .
Axelrod stuck up for the President…
Which one is friends with the President and which one isn’t?
Gibbs is a turncoat.
I wish neither of them signed on as a pundit …..
I don’t believe it. I will have to see that for myself. Gibbs loves PBO.
I’m with you Betsy. Unless I see video evidence, I’m giving this a hmmmm and a side-eye.
You’re right I am lying. :)
Jovie, I am not saying you are lying. I think everyone interprets things a different way, so I would have to see the video of it for myself. I do commend you for having the stomach to watch MJ. I can’t stand the man.
See below his comment.
Gibbs has not been good as a pundit. He has not supported the President on MSNBC whenever I have seen him – the right wingers make him camera shy and he agrees with what they say. Not good at all.
No, you are not lying….Gibbs was not very supportive…did not shred him but was critical of PBO’s response…I understand how it is tough to stomach when someone we “like” is critical of PBO…it hurts…as far as Axe is concerned, he is always tepid……I just want someone to come out on national tv and say…”Wait a damn minute, we elected this man b/c he is no drama obama, we elected this man b/c he is pragmatic, we elected this man b/c we trust him to get all the facts before taking action, so shut the F up…..that’s what I want but it ain’t gonna happen.
I’ve noticed that sometimes Axe “seems” tepid, but I think it’s that he knows when to hold his fire and when to let go. Letting Joe scream at him shows up Joe for what he is…..he always looks unreasonable. Gibbs…..since I didn’t watch it…..I never watch morning TV…..I don’t understand. But his wishy-washiness…..was why I was glad to see him leave as press secretary. Jay Carney is much better, and Jay’s stand in is much better than Gibbs.
However…….the audience for MSNBC is small……it doesn’t have much influence beyond the beltway and politically minded people.
I will keep saying…..if MSNBC wants to grow, they need to be truly liberal in programming and bring back Phil Donahue and Keith Olbermann. When that happens, I may watch something other than the occasional Rev. Al and Lawrence. If Lawrence leaves…..then I’m done!
Thanks for clearing that up Jovie…..don’t scare me so.
I can surely do without Keith Olberman. Just my opinion.
Rangel: Obama hasn't adequately explained DOJ seizure of records j.mp/10XxMCB by @joneasley— The Hill (@thehill) May 15, 2013
Charlie Rangel hasn’t properly explained his misgivings in #Congress.
Does he think PBO sticks his nose in Justice investigations ?
President Obama is not supposed to explain.
Politicians must not interfere in an ongoing investigation.
Gee , if these congress people had any knowledge of how the Gov’t of which they are a part works, it goes out of the window whe they meet a camera or newspaper person.
The anti-Obama wing of the Democratic Party is glad to have something to pounce on. They come out the same time with Chaney and them. This is the only time we hear from them. Now the pro Obama wing of the Democratic Party are silent and afraid to speak up.
Holder is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.
Anyone know what time ? Their webpage says there are NO hearings this week
The time is being reported as 1pm Eastern.
Thank you meta !
You’re very welcome, Linda!
An important word from Smartypants:
Do NO elected Dems support PBO?…..Where are their sorry A’s…..I have had it with them…..
They don’t like him, he doesn’t treat them nicely. So, most have sour grapes!
kathryn kivett, I wonder the same thing sometimes. But they want him and FLOTUS out there raising money for their sorry asses.
Somewhere behind every White House "Scandal," there stands a Bush.— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) May 15, 2013
It is amazing how the Repubs are attempting to smear the President with the shameful failures of the Nixon and Reagan and Bush administrations, so logic would say that Clinton admin was a success, since they cannot link the President with any of Clintons mis steps which is not at the magnitude of the Republican’s own corrupt scandals. glad that they are reminding the public how currupt all of the previous Republican administrations were terribly corrupt. We need to revisit the Iran-Contra, Oliver North and the rest.
Attorney General Eric Holder to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee today at 1pm. He will be grilled on all the latest controversies. More circus.
If the President had come out on Friday or Saturday as opposed to Monday, none of this would be happening. This looks really Passive.
I just rewind the damn tape.
He shouldn’t say that, can’t he keep that opinion to himself and defend his former boss?
He of all people should know that POTUS doesn’t rush into anything. He gets briefed, gets his facts straight and then – and only then – does he make a statement.
Exactly. He just reinforces the obsessive Beltway narrative.
I’m surprise at Robert Gibbs, but I guess this is how he gets his paycheck now so he has to go along with the flow. He can’t be seen sitting up there defending POTUS all the time, but if he was a real friend he would do it.
He should be supporting him all the time – plenty of others do the opposite.
Gibbs has not done well in his pundit role – David Axelrod is way better – every time I hear Gibbs he is critical of PBO – sad.
Please return your washed and folded deficit crisis jerseys to the RNC and you will be given new scandal jerseys.— (@pourmecoffee) May 15, 2013
Rise and Shiiiiiiiiiine!
Journalists are losing it because DoJ asked for the phone records of AP personel. They’re outraged, ask for apologies, etc.
Lost in all of this, nobody is asking AP and the Weekly Standard to apologize to the american people for blowing up an infiltration operation aimed at stopping terrorist attacks. John Brennan almost begged them not to blow the cover of their agent. They went ahead, because they wanted the scoop. Absolutely no preoccupation for the consequences.
Is there any more proof that those guys are self-centered?
I agree with everything you said LP2008. If anyone were to dig deep enough think all this stuff will lead to the Republicans.
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