Lindsey Graham reacts to news ‘Susan Rice likely to be tapped as next National Security Advisor’:
12:0: President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan hold a joint press conference
White House live
Thank you UT for a ridiculously brilliant (and Chelsea-free) R&S
Good Morning All.
GM and congrats JER.
Morning JER, moooooorning everyone!
GM everyone. Catching up on the reading.
This picture epitomizes the the Republican Party ‘Blame Obama First’ crowd. They are always sprawled out on the fainting couches because there is always a manufactured Obama outrage in the hopper.
Looks like a threefer GM Jer, & COS
Despite Lowest Deficit In Five Years, GOP Still Threatening More Debt-Limit Sabotage
That will be on them. They have no talking points, and if they sabotage, it would be a huge mistake on them.
You all are full of humor this morning. Starting my day with some good chuckles. Thanks!
Our new MA-Sen poll for @LCVoters finds Ed Markey's lead going from 4 points two weeks ago to now 7 at 48/41: buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/new-…— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) May 16, 2013
But but but Scott Brown….
By the way, the new Star Trek movie is incredible!
That is all…
Friends of mine are taking me to see it on Saturday for a belated birthday. Can’t wait!
Congrats Roberta in MN for your Gold
Chris Kluwe the former Vikings Punter who was instrumental in advocating Marriage Equality for the LGBTQ community has finally been signed by the Oakland Raiders……Whoot…..whoot.
Morning all. I am now on R&S… still catching up….
COS and JER…..also….Congrats….My apologies…I didn’t see the top of the comments before posting.
Dear @MSNBC Howz that #RatingsCatastrophe working out for ya? Spit on UR viewers with #FakeScandals & they leave. @Maddow @Chris_Hardball— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) May 16, 2013
Count me as one of those who only watches Rev Al and Lawrence everyday. Lately, I have not watched Rachel’s entire show. I don’t know why MSNBC thought that the viewers wanted more of Chris Hayes bouncing up and down in his seat.
Doesn’t he remind you of the “Horsack” character from “Welcome Back Kotter”???
You do mean Horse shit, right?
I can’t stand that little smart arse.
And as for Rachel Madcow. I have been trying to understand what is so smart about this woman? Rhodes Scholar, my arse. Have met so many people who are smart on paper , but nothing else going for them…..nothing. She comes across insecure and all over the place thinking out loud making no sense half of the time. I have been done with MSNBC so long ago and MSM period.
BBC is the only news I will ever watch. Cable is a joke. I am tired of paying for BS.
PBS will always get my donations.
I’m on the west coast, so only watch @Lawrence in real time.
I like Rachel when she reminds of historical reference (with access to NBC’s archives, her team has access to a treasure trove of history that the older folks have forgotten and are new to the younger viewers).
I see her guest list on Twitter so know what her show is going to be about, and yes, for the last few weeks, it’s mostly been about how she can dig into some crumbs to criticize the President.
I wish Dems would remember the possibility of an R-money (shudder) presidency and put President Obama’s actions into perspective.
With the exception of @Lawrence (and it sounds like Rev Al) everyone in the MSM is stuck in their echo chamber and promoting the MSM narrative of OMG-scandal!
GM Chips, TOD….
Hello Chips! The fainting spell pic is CLASSIC…
You can see Lindsey didn’t take the news well, LP!
This is what came to my mind for Graham and Co.
Did you see Ohio Rep Mike Turner on Hardball Monday ? He made a fool of himself about Benghazi.
12:0 PM EDT: President Obama and Prime Minister Erdogan Hold a Joint Press Conference
Sorry, corrected that, should be 12:0!
Msnbc covering every word of what Boner says.
You’re welcome Chiparoo.
Aaaaah…..Chelsea hmmmm? I just might drop a full on CHELSEA IS THE BEST!!!! post.
And now, Chipsticks is shuddering.
Say goodbye to UT everyone, she will be leaving TOD today
You two bring “rivalry” to a whole new point where we ALL can enjoy it. Carry on. Love the threats, love the blood. (Kidding, of course, on the blood part!)
You know you’ll “forgive” UT, Chips. You always do! Oh, sorry, gotta run – here comes our President!
Some would call that an ‘abuse of power’. SCANDAL.
Per 538s @micahcohen, IRS abruptly reversed course & began appoving Tea Party groups en masse in May of last year. fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/i-r…— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) May 16, 2013
They deserved scrutiny after that freak show in the summer of 2009 and after the ACA passed in 2010.
They changed course because they changed the rules to fit the Tea Party.
Shorter Boehner: We are focused on jobs… Oh and IRS … Oh and yeah, Benghazi… Oh yeah and skinny black dude still there? And him…— UP Pastry Plate (@UPPastryPlate) May 16, 2013
He needs to be laughed out of the room…
The only job John Boehner is focusing on is saving his job. He has been Speaker since 2010 and what has he done about creating jobs?
Anniebella, so true!
He is a disgrace.
Did you see the pics of him at his daughter’s wedding?
He looked like he was dipped in milk chocolate…..ugh!
I never understood the whole tanning thing as a child growing up in the south. Especially when racists people purposely “bake” themselves in the sun.
O/T – This is the only time I play these things but….I just collected $10.00 from 23 people in my office. We are forming a partnership and WE ARE GOING TO WIN THIS 475 Million dollar POWERBALL on Saturday. I’m claiming it!!!
Donna, if you win it, we’re all going to the Carribean for a month at your expense, right?
Heck, I’ll even let each of you to bring a guest!!!!
You’re a sweetheart Donna. I just put in a call to my guest of choice and he’s fired up and ready to go:
What wonderful “taste” in guest you have.
Go for it, Donna!
‘I’m claiming it!!!’ – Way to go, DD & Co. Since most of us will choose the same guest as Chips, I guess you might not end up spending your share all on this gift.
.@Rail_Pro_Mag interviews #JoeSzabo on our bold #rail proposal benefiting intercity and #freight: bit.ly/YYBcuZ— The FRA (@USDOTFRA) May 16, 2013
Larry Sabato, the go-to MSM political scientist offered these observations yesterday. Even he sees how the MSM is caught up in their own solipsistic echo chamber.
What I've learned this wk that I didn't know before: How much many DC reporters dislike this White House press team.— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) May 16, 2013
Rs (and others) think press has covered for Obama. Maybe. But there's deep simmering media resentment toward O & press office.— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) May 16, 2013
Sabato writes for the National Review as well……guess he’s their idea of mainstream.
@LarrySabato What I've learned this week -what a corrupt gaggle of drama queens DC Press & pundits are, – least respected group in US.— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) May 16, 2013
WTF IS THIS “MAYBE” CRAP?!? so tired of that zombie lie. yes, incessant nonstories like rev. wright, william ayers, birth certificate, benghazi, and countless others are clearly “covering” for president obama. i’ve resorted to laughing in the faces of people who ever utter those things in my presence now, or at the first mention of “soros,” and think i’m starting to lose some long-time “friends” and relatives by doing this. it’s so far opposite of the truth that i finally concluded that anyone who cannot see this, should not be in my life. feels really good, by the way when breaking those ties.
Smart move, 4more. Sometimes people just reveal themselves as narrow-minded and bigoted and you have to say, I don’t need this.
Any day’s a good day when we get to see our President! Good morning/afternoon, Chips and TODville!
Oh so now they love ObamaCare. Man….they need to GTFOH.
Tea Partiers worried IRS will deny them Obamacare coverage on.msnbc.com/19y9Sms— (@PoliticsNation) May 16, 2013
Hands Off My Obamacare! Surreal!
Can I throw up now, JOB?
Wait until later, Barb. Can’t let ‘em get us down. Have a hearty Canadian breakfast first, and hope for the best!
Is anybody even mentioning the fact that these people at the IRS are Bush leftovers?
They steal with one hand and grab with the other.
Has this woman ever said anything that makes a lick of sense? What the hell is she talking about. And look at that creep Cruz in the background acting as if this completely insane woman is speaking a known language.
Added to today’s schedule for President Obama:
Obama To Discuss Military Sexual Abuse With Hagel, Joint Chiefs Chair At 3:45 E.T. livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-to… via @tomkludt— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) May 16, 2013
So glad that Chuck Hagel and POTUS will be discussing the strategy to move forward in a constructive way in this important matter:
I leave you with Light.. Off to do some exercises, then chores, and back to reading my weird book ExoVaticana… Bbl. <3 TOD!
Thank you Pamela, see ya later!
Love you Chipsticks.
Why just an Obamacare repeal vote? Why not declare May 16, 2013 Obamacare Repeal Day?— (@daveweigel) May 16, 2013
@daveweigel I heard that with 42 repeal votes, they realize that the meaning of life is that it is sad and pointless.— trifecta (@3fecta) May 16, 2013
Has the press conference started? I can’t find it. Whitehouse.gov won’t open on my iPad.
Still waiting for it to start …
A long time ago I resolved to hate things as little as possible. But the current media and GOP has really put that resolution to the test.— john miller (@deaconmill) May 16, 2013
Wait a minute, Chips – is that an example of the fainting couch I’ve seen mentioned sometime in my past?
I think this is actually a Chips self-portrait.
You think? Maybe you should talk her into wearing this as her bridal dress as she seems far more ‘reachable’ here than in the others.
How is your prediction for tomorrow at 11am shaping up – is it still on track? I’m still hoping my bet on today materializes.
Not good. Probably Monday.
Oh well, we don’t have the resources of a Nate, or a ChuckieT, or a Rove. I’m changing now too, to Sunday (because if you haven’t noticed, my foolproof strategy is to choose a day before yours).
Good Afternoon TOD Family!
Just wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday. You guys are the best!
Don’t you just love it when the rats start crawling back in their holes? These fools are causing traffic jams and accidents with their back-pedaling today. And I’m so happy MSNBC is getting a foot put up their butts by the viewership.
Yes, yes, and yes. Happy day after, Dakota!
I’m usually late to reading TOD threads, so happy belated birthday. Your comments about your interview with a potential hire added humor to the celebration!
Forgot that you’re in New Mexico. Did you see this front page article in yesterday’s ABQ?
Loved that so many determined people worked together to help this wonderful creature.
Heartwarming story: "A big group effort" saved osprey tangled in fishing cord near Santa Fe NM abqjournal.com/main/2013/05/1… http://t.co/L20JboNZ7L— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) May 15, 2013
Yes, I did see this yesterday. We do have some very caring and compassionate people here in Santa Fe.
The Daily Edge @TheDailyEdge 16h
Passed Obamacare. Saved GM. Killed Bin Laden. Ended Iraq War. Created 6.8M private sector jobs. Restored your 401(k).
Chips, that’s a wonderful picture of Little mess Lindsay Gee! Did you put a call in to his girlfriend mcpain to let her know the poor little darling fainted? oh, maybe she fainted because mcpain farted!!!!!! Took 2 nasty pills this mornin’
I think I like the “nasty” Canada Barb, also. Go for it, woman!
You hens are on a roll today, I see.
We (not that I speak for my fellow hen) take everything you write as a compliment. So thanks, once again! Have a fine Navy day!
You betcha jc!
I agree JOB, Yardarm calling us hens? How sweet! lolol
cluck, cluck, Yardarm!
Thank you all for you kind words for my night owl chat. Sometimes poetry is the only thing which will make sense of the world.
Carolyn, if you want my writing, I’ll ask Chips for your email and I’ll pop it off to you.
We all know Obama is brilliant, and none of these “scandals” would have much of a shelf life. But the fella does have a bit of the Luck o’ the Irish about him.
Love your poetry, too, LL! And “Luck o’ the Irish” fits our President – perfectly.
LL, when you know you’re right, you can just sit back and say, “Proceed Republicans.”
Really enjoyed your poetry, LL…..so envious b/c I have trouble putting my first name with my last let alone a coherent sentence.
Thanks LL. And I meant what I said about Billy Collins.
Maggie Haberman>>>>>>>Jodi Kantor
What a horrible thing to say about a fellow human being. Ha!!!! Call ‘em out.
Always like to have on the TV in case my online link to the Prez goes out. I’m pointed to CNN right now. Just have to say that if Jake Tapper were a dog, he’d be an ugly dog. He’s barking out something ugly, but I’m not listening. Sorry, Fido. No can do.
Wow leave for an hour .. Susan Rice gets nominated as new National Security Advisor- ??? Hawt Damn
I got up late … that has happened? Yes!!!!
Ha.. I love our President.
The real debate that IRS issue should bring up is why more groups aren't scrutinized and role of outside money in politics. Crickets.— john miller (@deaconmill) May 16, 2013
Jon Stewart is spot on when it comes to Miss Lindsey Graham
To hell with Jon Stewart, he has nothing I want to see or hear. So I’ll just skip over him.
He has been a jackass of late but I think this was pretty hilarious
Anniebelle, I agree with you.
He is not funny at all! If he has all the answers why doesn’t he run for some political office.if he is so political correct.
Lenny Bruce he is not…..
He tries too hard and they keep giving him these awards so he thinks he is important.
PBO is much funnier than most of the so-called comedians and his timing is impeccable!
Nice move. RT @DylanByers: .@PressSec Jay Carney will be on @piersmorgan tonight— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) May 16, 2013
What a waste. Jay should stay home with a glass of wine and some cheese curls. That would be more exciting!
So, let’s see. The President of the United States and Prime Minister Erdogan will do a joint press conference. What will the first question of these two leaders be? Golf? Donuts? Weekend plans? Think I’ll clip that part.
If it’s about donuts, Mark Knoller will faint!
And try and get some! Ha! Don’t anybody get in that ol’ dork’s way.
You said it!
Don’t worry…he’ll slip on his own drool, fall and never get anywhere near them! LOL!
Real #IRS Scandal = #501c4 #SocialWelfare designation for political groups fundraising to run #Election Ads – a #Scam to hide Donors End It!— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) May 16, 2013
Poor press peeps are really crabbing about waiting for the press conf. in the heat—–and now are outraged that it’s raining on them.
Yoo hoo, kathryn kivett!!! I’m sorry I missed you on the Rise and Shine thread. I hope you’re still around. I know I could have just replied directly to you, but since you asked me openly, I’ll respond here. Bear with me here, cause I am not a person of a few words.
Whatchootalkin’boutWillis? I have never said what should or shouldn’t be discussed. I’ve simply noted that there is a tendency to get all bent out of shape when the MSM goes bonkers……again. I am a visitor on Chips blog called The Obama Diary. Ironically, there seems to be more posts about the MSM’s poor treatment of the facts, than about the good news that this blog’s namesake has accomplished. I wonder what a word cloud would look like if done on the last few day’s threads.
I’m a positive person by nature. I choose to look at the positive in any circumstance. Negativity is contagious and when it’s presented ad nauseam, all it does is feed the frenzy. Remember, we are political junkies, keyboard commandos, who are 24/7 aware of the political landscape. Most people are not aware that Tweety or Joe spittled or raved against something or other. Someone said yesterday that their neighbors would think Benghazi was a new restaurant. When I bring some injustice or other to Mr. cookeman, he goes, “something musta happened with Obama, right?”, then he continues with whatever he was doing. My kids, knowing my strong support, will ask out of kindness, ‘so what’s up with Obama?’ When I try to tell them, they go, ‘Oh, OK’ then back to what they were doing. You see, they support him as much as I do, but they are not as emotionally invested. Some are so emotionally invested that they are willing to denounce known supporters who happen to disagree with some policy PBO has in place. That is not fair, and again it unnecessarily causes folks to get all ‘wee wee’d’ up.
Mainly, my objection is to what I call the ‘drive-by’ MSM hit job. That’s when someone will post something like, “Rachel is an azz” or ‘Elizabeth Warren came out against PBO!’. Then several folks will chime in with stuff like, “She’s a Biotch”, ‘Never trusted her’, kinda stuff. No link, no information, just post and sit back and wait for the denouncements to begin. I happen to prefer that if there is something said by someone, at least post in its entirety, or provide a link. I form my opinions based on as many facts that I can get. I go off into cyberspace and anywhere else to gather info so that I can make informed judgements. I appreciate it when political stuff is brought to my attention. I appreciate it more, when it’s done with objectivity. But that’s one of those ‘different strokes’ kinda thing.
There are some here who do bring a reasoned response to the MSM (I’m looking at Donna Dem). Within the post is a call to action, a solution, or an alternative way to view the issue at hand. Others just throw the jabs, raise the roof, and the temperature…. period.
It amazes me how many people say they no longer watch the MSM, then post what some cable person said word for word.
I like your list of things to talk about. You may have been attempting sarcasm, but I’d add two others:
I LOVE the cooking and home improvement shows! I’m a big fan of Chopped and all the Chef shows. I can make a 5 tier chocolate cake, a chicken casserole to die for, all while building a deck and erecting my own outdoor electrical fence.
Heck, I’ll even add Housewives of Tasmania, and Honey Boo Boo, before I get caught up in the cray cray of the cableheads.
Finally, we’re all on this site for the same reason, we support PBO. I enjoy the TOD family. Like any family, we may not always agree with each other, but we see pass those disagreements for the better good of the family. Do you take offense to my approach of trying to quiet the savage beast that the MSM tends to cause here? Don’t answer that, because you should know that none is intended.
PS: I happen to like Mark Knoeller (sp). He’s the only one who will tweet about PBO the person, not PBO the President. He lets us know what PBO is up to on a personal level. I like knowing he’s enjoying himself on the links. I like knowing PBO rubbed Bo’s ears on the way to the gym. Knoeller is probably the least political person in the WHPC. His angle is different than the rabble rousers.
You asked. I answered. You decide.
To each, his/her own. You are ok with pundtwits and many of us, including the blog mistress, are not. Yes, I take particular pride in calling names about msm fifth columnist thugs. Meh.
Well done, a reasoned response, ‘to each his/her own’…..and in many fewer words at that. I am OK with some pundits when they are truthful. I am not OK with them, when they’re not. What I won’t do is perpetuate their nonsense forever and ever. In my mind, that just gives them unearned credentials as having an influence when none is deserved. I think everyone here knows who the bad eggs are. We are already supporters of PBO. We contribute and lurk here, because we support PBO. What do I gain as a supporter to constantly hear what Tweety said, that Rachel disagreed, that someone on MSNBC broke wind? Wouldn’t those comments be better served by posting on sites or tweeted to the folks who need to know, lest they fall victim to the non-stop cable chatter? At the very least, do those type comments have to take up an entire thread?
I’d rather watch ‘How to build a birdhouse with a built-in oven’, courtesy of HGTV, so that I can serve them baked suet, courtesy of the Food Network, than to punish myself watching folks who do nothing to further my political knowledge.
MK to me is getting paid too much money to do what CM described up above.
There are too any people on this blog who could hold that position down with one hand behind their backs.
I love this blog for so many reasons. The diversity and the oneness is important to me. I love to know that someone here agrees and disagrees with my opinions, thoughts and moods. And I respect that even though we may never ever meet. It means a lot to know that someone in this enormous universe took the time to care.
Me, I love your self-knowledge, CM. ‘ Bear with me here, cause I am not a person of a few words.’
Awww, You know I admire you, right?
I’m sorry Cookemom, I thought that I had replied under your post, this morning, but when it posted it was just regular…I should have explained…No, I was not being sarcastic, just observing what usually does not provoke negative comments….I asked the question for MY benefit b/c I was confused as to what was acceptable and did not want to offend anyone by quoting something someone said in the media. Thanks for your response.
Wait!….you mean that’s all you wanted to know? Hey there kathryn, I’m not the blog police, you should post and comment on anything you want to in any manner you want to. Heck, gf (girlfriend), if I’d had known that was all you wanted, I would have decreased my response by at least half. Well,maybe not by half, but I may have left off some of the parts.
(Maybe I shouldn’t, but what the heck!)
Love you GF
…..and you know how I feel about you. You don’t just talk the talk, you walk if gf with grace and aplomb.
I love that in you. We could all take lessons.
GOP likes to talk about how racist Dem party was in past. Let them. Shows Dems have grown up while GOP has regressed.— john miller (@deaconmill) May 16, 2013
So Democrats can talk about how racists Republicans are today.
Someone should remind them that a bunch of Dixiecrats defected to the GOP when LBJ passed the Civil Rights Act, explaining a lot about why much of the GOP is the way it is today.
Here my take at using these 4 quads at the Media and the TBGOPers.
It would also bring soothing feelings at TOD……for the quads are deliciously Cute.
Prez is on NOW!
BuzzKoch—-Buzzfeed now brought to you by the Koch Bros.
Conservative Media Bias – Koch Brother Buys Favorable Coverage From BuzzFeed nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/buzzb… #p2 #teaparty #tcot— LivingLiberally (@LiberallyLiving) May 16, 2013
POTUS for the win.
Obama on Benghazi "Calling on Congress to support budget request to fully support embassies around the world"— Tres (@xTresx) May 16, 2013
Yep, now they have to revisit this too. Just like having Schumer re-introduce the bill that would have avoided the IRS brouhaha, he has once again, tied their hands. They just won’t learn. Now any Dem running in 2014 only has to point out their resistance to more security for embassies and more oversite within the IRS. Swish….nothing but net.
I love how PBO has ignore the recent outside drama and continued to fight for us for a better life.. Thanks PBO…I got your back too.— Jeffrey Pope (@JAPITTER) May 16, 2013
JP, is my type of guy. Love a man who cares.
Chipslicks I love your picture of Lindsey Blanche Dubois Graham. I can just hear Johnny calling “Stella, Stella.”
Now that’s an insult to Blanche Dubois. Although, the image of McCain calling ‘Stella!’ is a delicious image.
Alright,so glad POTUS told them that he had complete confidence in AG Holder. Complete confidence in AG Holder. Hear that jackasses reporters.
That was to the Lefties like Bill Press, Joe Capantino(sp), etc.
TBGOPers would always hate……so that is a given.
The subtle bigotry from these people drives me bonkers. Like Chris Rock said once……so did Pryor…..too…..those who opening spout racists views…..are preferable…….I am paraphrasing than those who twist in the winds and pretend support while using a sharp blade pushing the cut deeper into the heart……..Painted sepulchers…..I call them.
Good morning Ms Chips, morning everyone! GREAT to see “Lindsay Graham” with the vapors… also loved the “fainting goats” LP! Going to go back to check out the late threads now, hugs to all.
Hugs back to you!
Don’t answer this (don’t wanna know; I’m already scared), but was I just in an alternate universe?
I like watching coverage on the wider screen, so I had the press conference on my TV, and kept flipping back to the WH website. Why did I have to flip back and forth? Well, CNN – which sometimes even uses the word “International” in its coverage – did its own flipping back every time the Turkish Prime Minister was speaking and being translated.
So, in order to keep what seems to be their own personal freakin’ English-Only pledge, or not let RWNJs know that people in other countries actually speak other languages, nobody exclusively watching CNN got to hear the other side of the press conference. ‘Cause when the Prime Minister was speaking, Jake and that Gloria humanoid were “translating” what President Obama had just said. Luckily, I caught the PM’s translation on the WH website. And, now, I shall be tweeting CNN about their FILTERED coverage. It’s sad, really.
Yes, they are infuriating when they do this, JOB…. makes me crazy to watch it!
Just figured out they’ve figured us out. Usually, if I turn on a cable news show strictly to watch the President, I turn it off immediately after he’s done speaking. So, looks like CNN has figured out that if they catch us during a press conference – and blot out the other guy, no matter who the other guy is or how much we’d like to hear what he/she is saying – we’re hooked. Well, no, that’s what Mr. Mute Button is for.
Back cheerily now to the universe the rest of us live in, eh?
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