Chat on, owly people.
Lucky ol’ her!
Hi there, Maryl.
Hi there vc! 10 1/2 more days of school. Can I make it??????? Spent two hours after school yesterday and today trying to level the mountain of end-of-year paperwork. Didn’t even scratch the surface. Of course not being shure what century I’m in doesn’t help at all.
You CAN make it, Maryl ……. because you have to. Just think, in twelve ‘school’ days it will be over for another year! I suspect that as you get closer to the end you will figure out how to do some ‘creative’ paperwork that will clear your desk and get you ready to enjoy a much needed recharging. Hang in there!
You are a very optimistic person! Thanks for the pep talk. Maybe I can go in and spread a little sunshine tomorrow to all the other suffering souls! My principal, who is the kindest, gentlest, most patient and positive man I know, nearly bit the head off a teacher who was asking a little question. I will think of President Obama and you, and soldier on! Yes We Can (for 10 1/2 more days!)
Morning Maryl – only 91/2 to go….! In the middle of all the teaching/learning, have fun today(Thursday)!
Hey, thanks for remembering and sending such a cheerful message! I can’t get to TOD on my school computer but I will think of this during the day. You know, we get bogged down in so many things and start worrying about things left undone and whether the children are really ready for third grade (no!) but 90% of the time I love my job and when I shut all that other stuff out we have a great time.
So…. ‘shut all that other stuff out’, because you can bet on the fact MORE of the children will remember the ‘great time’ for a longer time than they will all the other stuff.
Congrats Maryl on#1 I see you’ve picked up VC’s door-leaning strategy…
And knocked me aside too, she did!
Works pretty well, too!
Actually you are tied with Maryl for 1st! Congrats. Door -leaning strategy back in place?
[waving!!] Hey hopefruit!
Hiya dudette – you’ve snagged the Silver medal!
Oh! Sweet! I didn’t even notice. I was actually the 3rd comment though. Vrooming-VC had time to post 2 comments before I got here!
‘Door -leaning strategy back in place?’
Nope. Was standing there admiring the paint job on the door and minding my own business when a blast of air knocked me aside, while simultaneously pulling me in through the door.
Hf, your response suddenly reminded me of the ‘famous author’ you used to quote regularly. There’s much to be said for having a shared history.
LOL! I almost wrote her name after the “Hmm” but then again I thought..she’s so 2012!
No name necessary (wouldn’t want to give her a Youtube ‘hit’) and indeed, she is passé.
[waving!!] Hey VC!
/waving back at you, gurl!/
Rep. Lewis on PBO speech @ Morehouse: "He spoke to hearts and souls of those young brothers" politic365.com/2013/05/22/5-i…— Smartypants (@Smartypants32) May 23, 2013
I will take Rep Lewis words any day over these self-appointed Obama critics.
hf, i agree 100%. enough of the armchair critics!
Me too Hopefruit! Me too! Rep. John Lewis knows exactly what the President was talking about. He knows exactly the struggle and sacrifices that people made to make it possible for the Black Black pundits writing for the Atlantic, NYT, WP; or Black professors on the faculty of prestigious Academic institutions; or, in his case, Black members of Congress. He certainly appreciated the fact that President Obama knows and understands that he is President because of the prior struggles and sacrifices of people like Rep. John Lewis ad others. Most importantly, Rep. John Lewis, who is in my age group, probably heard countless leaders in our time express similar sentiments as the President did.
I am just so sick of many current African American academics, and African American media pundits — many who have had no first hand knowledge of what it takes to organize a movement to win the presidency of the United States — who waste no time joining the party in attacking President Obama over some manufactured BS. There was absolutely nothing, and I mean nothing, wrong with the President’s Morehouse Commencement Speech. Absolutely nothing! As I commented late last night on another thread (I think it was the “This or That” thread) many of the themes in the President’s speech can be found in speeches given by past African American leaders going back to the Abolitionist era of David Walker, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Henry Highland Garnet and Dr. Martin Delany. Of course there were themes in that speech that could also be found in speeches and writings of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, Dr. Benjamin Mays, Ella Baker, Dr. Martin Luther King, Elijah Mohamed, Malcolm X., Kwame Ture. I could go on, and on. Bottom line, I just don’t know why media pundits like Ta Nahesi Coates, are distorting the President’s impassioned message, deeply rooted in history and experience, to young African American men who are our future. I may be wrong, but I bet you Ta Nahesi Coates and other Black holier than thou academics and pundits, know nothing about Dr. Benjamin Mays who, at Morehouse, set out to teach and train Black men who would be the moral example of the entire world, and not just the Black world.
Extremely well said, nathkatun.
I would say given the caliber of people that have come out of the vision of “moral example of the entire world” it has been a success. I know there are those that will violate this same mission but we will be looking for this courage and compassion as a community and a world and we will find it because there has been this level of commitment.
Amen to that!
Thank goodness for the common sense people like Rep. Lewis. Instead of those foolish critics.
If the “dudes” are sooooo upset with PBO, I suggest they get a candidate like, Corny West, Pimp Smiley or maybe Farakhan or Spike Lee and see if that’ll work for ‘em. “WAVE A MAGIC WAND SUCKAS!
Dwl yardarm “corny west” “pimp smiley” I am on the floor
What else they got?
I know I admire the President beyond my ability to describe but if I were going to choose a person to represent to the world the caliber of people included in a group I was a part of it would be him. Also group identity matters but it doesn’t. Rep. Lewis speaks for me when he says we are only going to go forward if we go together. (Wish they could find it in their hearts to understand that as the President and SofS Kerry pursue peace in the Middle East).
Go ahead and tell the TRUTH, Yardarm! Do these so called Black intellectuals know what it takes to organize a movement to win the Presidency of the United States? Do they know of any other of the past 43 presidents who had the burst of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING in the oval office alongside the supposedly great presidents? Are their eyes and ears closed and plugged not to see or hear the tremendous vitriol President Obama had to endure trying to do good for all Americans? Are they so dumb to think that President Obama can single handedly impose the so called Black agenda by “Pimp Smiley” and “Corny West.” Instead of forming a united front to counter the forces arrayed against a President who is on their side, all these so called Black intellectuals and media pundits are joining hands with all the forces attacking and undermining the President.
Yardarm, here is my message to all the Black bashers of the President:
I am sorry, but you do not impress me, simply because you are black, when you join in the vicious attacks against the first African American President, who inherited such a mess, and has been working so hard to turn the situation around and improve the lives of all Americans of all races. Get it into your head President Obama is the President of the United States and not just the President of Black America. And, if you happen to be a supposed Black intellectual, you definitely don’t impress me when you are ignorant about the nature of American political system when you think that a president can single handily enact a Black agenda. I will only be impressed if you get off you intellectual high horse and go out and campaign to elect members of Congress who would be willing to cooperate with the President in enacting policies that you favor. If you can’t do that, then you should shut the f**k up and go enjoy your wine and cognac and philosophize about the ideal Black President who can miraculously erases the over 500 years of racism and Black oppression in four years.
You and I have the same hymnal.
Studio version — I need post no others tonight!
Thanks for tonight….I shall have lovely dreams…
best. song. evah!
mahalo nui loa, dudette.
and chips, for making this site such a beautiful place: aloha me ke pumehana!
Nancy Smash has the cutest granddaughter!
Bella took this money screenshot of @Carole_King + @barackobama #GershwinPrize http://t.co/XHwDA3AhWw— (@sfpelosi) May 23, 2013
Old girl is lucky. She got away with a coupla smooches tonite. Eat yer hearts out O’s!
Quite alright with me, she IS Carole King…. She got many of us through some very dark nights. More power to her, I say!
Whatever floats yer boat mate.
Me too – I thought it was sweet!
What a treat! Carole King and PBO….
@nbcnightlynews @mariashriver About Time!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 23, 2013
Just finish listening to Lawrence O’Donnell opening segment. And it would do those two bit so call journalists and political pundits like Chris Matthews to listen to O’Donnell.
All these people are searching for is a POTUS scandal, they are not seeking the truth. The truth used to matter to journalists.
Chris Matthews is a follower…..part of the DC/NY pundits herd. They do as told, nothing more. Go along to get along to keep his home in off MA coast and be invited to expensive parties.
You are right, Chris Matthews is a follower. He goes by his emotions, what others say, not by really digging up facts and truths. That is why I like Lawrence O’Donnell who has experience in the Congress so knows how things work and does not have to rely on others opinions. Even Rachel digs for facts although she gets bogged down with her pet prejudices.
Chris Matthews has experience in Congress too. He worked for Tip O’Neill. He wrote speeches for Jimmy Carter. He was a reporter for San Francisco Chronicle. He was a policeman for the Capitol in DC. That is why I said that he is a follower. He should know better, but has refused to rise above the Herd and had chosen to mimic rather than do what a Lawrence O’Donnell does……factually report the news as found.
I was left behind again……was this because of the Billy Joel Posts?
I am hearing another sound, like Big Shot……
Now who would Not like this Tune……..OKay….I know, I know…..my past Billy Joel for tonight.
Winston Churchill: I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.— (@amk4obama) May 23, 2013
Hugs. Huge smiles. A kiss. Now, why couldn’t I be a talented singer/songwriter? Or an artist of some sort? I would offer to share my talent with the O’s in the twinkling of an eye just so PBO could get the chance to share his appreciation. Wonder if I can LEARN to sing/perform within the next couple of years?
vc you can Lip Sync
Might not get you to POTUS and FLOTUS White House, but you might become a star.
No thank you, AnnieB. Stardom is NOT my goal; we already have more than enough stars. The goal is to be congratulated and feted by the O`s.
Just a thought vc.
Don’t you have a son that could you get there?
CarolM, HIS only interest is classical music/composition. /groan/ I’m not sure I want PBO to connect my memory to the classics. I would take the blame for having done ‘something’ wrong except that I am not the least bit musical, so instead I’m chalking it up to God’s weird sense of humour.
Or his Father?
Thanks tweeps! And thank you @Lawrence for being the first to expose the REAL IRS scandal. #ExclusivelyvsPrimarily @thelastword— Joy Reid (@TheReidReport) May 23, 2013
Why is it that ONLY LOD is doing this? Hence the decline in ratings at MSNBC. They could do better, but they have been phoning it in by their coverage lately. I can’t wait to watch LOD later tonight or sometime tomorrow.
That’s the same question I’m asking Nena. Why is it that Tweety Matthews and his smirking sidekick Fineman are allowed to spew all kinds of GOP lies and talking points on this issue day after day – while Lawrence is tasked with setting the record straight. Is MSNBC trying to bamboozle folks while covering its corrupt Republican arse?
You better believe it friend. JoeScar has 3 and half hours M-F spewing bat poop nonsense, followed by Charles Todd, on an on until about 1:00PM CT when Tamron Hall Comes in. They are now finding out that their ratings are tanking.
Karma will continue to visit them as long as they continue to aid and abet the GOP in trying to damage our President.
Mark it well O’s. Two words, “EXCLUSIVELY and PRIMARILY” are gonna cool the rwnj’s jets with a quickness!
Great strong segment tonight on IRS.
Will Rogers: Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House?— (@amk4obama) May 23, 2013
Now, for some silly humor. http://t.co/aNIUAqhX2h— (@amk4obama) May 23, 2013
Gunnite amk. Sleep tite. Don’t let Daryl Issa bite!
It is time for bed, get ready for POTUS speech tomorrow at 2pm.
@barackobama's protector WH Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler wapo.st/12XBj7p Plouffe — who derided the press corps as “figure skating judges”— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 23, 2013
My President and VP Biden have the Best.Smiles.Evah. I know this must be the 1000th time I’ve said it, but it bears repeating.
Can you repeat that?
Say it again! Louder please!
I missed all the other times.
AG Holder said PBO notified Congress abt targeting al Awlaki one year before he was killed nytimes.com/interactive/20…— Smartypants (@Smartypants32) May 23, 2013
k. I’m gonna try this now. let’s see if it works. one of my fave JT songs
why no. no, that didn’t work. hmmmm
Well done Alice!
Uninsured Texans Seek Health Care In Mexico As Their Republican Governor Resists Medicaid Expansion bit.ly/1a9m3GM #p2 #tcot— Terrell Lewis (@SgBz) May 23, 2013
But they can still get the exchanges.
Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight
OMG, I’m old!
I used to watch their show when it came on.
Thank you Nena for sharing this.
I’m sure everyone may know, but Good Night Sweetheart was written by Pookie Hudson and sung by Pookie and the Spaniels. Pookie said he wrote the song on his way home from a young lady’s house after being asked to leave because it was midnight. I use to see Pookie quite often when I was a kid. He was quite a bit older than I, but I knew him by his reputation. Here is the original song. As with so many other black artists in the past, Pookie lost all rights to this song and never received a dime in royalties.
CREW Sues IRS for Failing to Revise Rules Governing 501(c)(4) Groups Citizens for Responsibility/Ethics in Washington citizensforethics.org/legal-filings/…— (@Politicolnews) May 23, 2013
For folks in the Philly, SoJersey, B’more areas — just the BEST free jazz festival around:
Clifford Brown Jazz Fest schedule — can't wait! June 19 – 22 cliffordbrownjazzfest.org/schedule/— Alycee (@jazziz2) May 23, 2013
are you going?
Sandy Battered Rockaway Residents Now Aiding Oklahoma Tornado Victims Who Helped Queens Last Year – demu.gr/1014490657— Marcy McGowan (@marcylauren) May 23, 2013
Toodle-di-doo guys, I`m falling asleep even as I try to read your comments.
Are we that boring?
Ouch, sorry guys! That was poorly worded on my part. Not sure why I’m so sleepy these days, but I keep conking out really early, yet still wake up at 1/2/3 hour intervals. Mighty frustrating!
This tweet’s for you maryl1
LMFAO, but so apropos http://t.co/AY4zAZ5doU— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) May 23, 2013
Andy should have included St. Ronnie and Dubya!
I sent a email to Chris Matthews and I told him that he need to watch the best show on MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell. Maybe he will learn something.
Bravo, Anniebella! I don’t know what people see in this wind vane, Chris Matthews. He is actually worse than Mitt Romney when it comes to blowing with the wind.
Night owler here checking in for her night shift.
Ha ha! Good one!
I love this song D, in fact I love all the classics I am old school kinda gal
Right there with ya, Mel.
Bet I’m more “old school” than you are, and I LOVE THIS SONG. Used to watch this video on VH-1 all the time, eons ago!
Jacqueline we just have damn good taste “old school” “new school” we love quality that’s it
That’s it, even if your “old school” is my “new school” – Ha! We love quality, starting with our glorious President! Goodnight to you, and everyone in TODville.
Music fans out there in the Atlanta area, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is this weekend May 25-27!
One artist I’m particularly looking forward to seeing: Dionne Farris
She’s performing Sunday night at the Loews Hotel 10p-2a
Dionne Farris- "Funny" from DIONNE GET YOUR GUNN: Featuring Russell Gunn Quartet #onsalenow dionnefarris.com youtu.be/5_tOV9O-AqA— Lady Dy (@DionneFarris) May 23, 2013
You might remember her from her days with Arrested Development and her solo turn:
I. am. SOOOO. Jealous. That. is. all. …… Love everything Dionne sings. …. ok, wasn’t quite finished. Enjoy the festival. She’s incredible live. Here she is singing Hopeless live on local morning tv show. no lip synchin’ no auto tune..
And puttin’ her stamp on a Stevie Wonder classic…
Dag, I forgot about that one too. Another sweet movie and a terrific rendition of Stevie’s classic.
That right there is some SANGIN’!
Love that song! Love that movie (Love Jones)! Love her!
I know what I'm doing Sunday night. Going to hear some SANGIN' // @Dionne Farris ~ I Know youtu.be/OT9h_-pGKK0 @AtlantaJazzFest— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 23, 2013
This is the most infuriating and sickening case—-”faith-healing” parents allow 2nd baby to die—–against their religion to seek medical help—-called their pastor instead of a dr. —-who prayed over and “anoited” the baby—-the oil didn’t cure the pneumonia and the baby died—-as did his brother before him. What kind of church is this which preaches against any kind of health or safety precaution—-no eyeglasses, toothpaste, seat belts, no doctors, no medicine etc. How muddled in the head do you have to be to believe this junk? I don’t get it. It’s a sickness.
The Lord help those that help themselves. I guess they didn’t know that, its just sickening
Very nice.. live music at the train station. Fantastic idea! Love also how the city is encouraging folks to take public transportation to the festival rather than driving.
It really is the best way to go.
I am forgetting the worries on my mind because I am leaving them all behind
That sure brings back memories!
Night Sailor! Sleep well!
Carole King honored at White House wapo.st/11cgAJZ via @washingtonpost— Alycee (@jazziz2) May 23, 2013
Jazzzz ws big in the City…free Jazz concerts in the parl…at Penns Landing….no more…not even a Jazz radio program…for many years the Mecca of Jazz came from WRTI…Temple University’s radio program….and of course there were corporate sponsored Music Jazz Festivals…
…there is a hole in the Jazz soul of Philadelphia….
@BloombergNews Obama's fault! That Kenyan Socialist Marxist is at it again!— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) May 23, 2013
Looking at the picture with President Obama and Miss King and man President Obama is fine
Ain’t he tho’?
Alright Family! The Sandman has kicked in the door and chased me around the room. I’ve bobbed, ducked and weaved as long as I could.
The force is too strong. My eyes are glue. Must.su.rren.derrrrrrrrr!
Sweet dreams and spicy mornings, my lovelies!
Good night, Dudette. You’re giving in early tonight.
A little trivia about Carole King. Neil Sedaka, who had dated King when he was still at high school, had a hit in 1959 with “Oh! Carol”
Thank you so much for this post. I have a soft spot for Carole King – many great memories via her music!
I’m off again at crack of dawn. Hey, Meta, if you’re around TOD, I’m going to be in your neck of the woods. (Sorry, Nath, a little north of you!) Meta, tell me no fog! Can I beg for 80F? My lovely son is graduating from univ. and I plan to whistle & blubber all the way! Hopefully, I won’t embarrass the Eucalyptus trees. LOL! I don’t know who’s more excited — me or him! Lawd, son, don’t forget our deal from way back when I carried you + your diaper bags + groceries, etc.: Mama doesn’t do retirement homes!
Anyhoo, the light at the end of my June tunnel is almost here! Then I can so indulge some in my favorite place: TODville! Where one gets a daily fix from Chips & The Blogger-T’s. Now, you know when I came up w/ that name, I was severely lacking in caffeine or LL’s CA wine (sorry, AMK, you do make non-CA wine drinks in such pretty glasses! ), but I do have to give it to some of the great CA wines. There are some good ones in Oregon too! Now I just take a pic of the wine bottle label w/ my phone when I hit a great wine. So much easier than trying to remember the damn name, etc.! Just show the pic at the wine store! It can be funny when you’re scrolling thru so many and the store guy is just looking at you w/ a totally bemused expression.
Bobfr, you had a dedication to “Gazelle” many posts ago. I was on my 36-passenger limo trying to catch up w/ TOD via my phone, and I was so happy: A dedication to me? Awww! Then I realized it was for Gazelle62. Sorry, I claimed the darn thing, but then shared with all! In my mind, that is! LOL!
Congratulations on your son’s graduation, Gazelle! You go right ahead and whistle and blubber to your heart’s content.
Rest well everyone … or happy new day to those arising ….
#TrustBarack He’s Earned It
Rest well too, noble champion of truth, justice and caring!
80-year old Japanese mountaineer, Yuichiro Miura, is the oldest man to scale the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asi…— (@amk4obama) May 23, 2013
@thedailybeast – Yet another ME war. Just what 'murka needs now.— (@amk4obama) May 23, 2013
Pope Francis says atheists can be good gu.com/p/3g3bn/tw via @guardian— Stephen Daly (@StephenDaly24) May 23, 2013
Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good, Pope Francis has said in his latest urging that people of all religions, and none, work together.
The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics made his comments in the homily of his morning mass at his residence, a daily event at which he speaks without prepared comments.
He told the story of a Catholic who asked a priest if even atheists had been redeemed by Jesus.
“Even them, everyone,” the pope answered, according to Vatican Radio. “We all have the duty to do good,” he said.
Pope Francis: Yes, Jesus loves atheists too. Result: rwnjs' heads collectively explode. guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may…— (@amk4obama) May 23, 2013
“Exclusively vs Primarily”
For those TPers who yelled foul and for those who jumped on the bandwagon claiming scandal, thanks for creating this opportunity for the scrutiny that highlighted the discrepancy between the statute and the IRS guidelines.
And a big thank you to Lawrence O’Donnell for identifying the REAL scandal.
When the IRS guidelines are changed to reflect what the statute says — and I’m willing to bet some changes will be made — let’s see how quickly the RWNJs/TPGOP/MSM start screaming that the President is overstepping his authority.
swbluega, I sent Hardball idiot Chris Matthews a email and told him he need to try watching Lawrence O’Donnell. The only one who are looking for facts, instead of chasing scandals by the coattail. I loved it when O’Donnell talked about how the media are just chasing so call scandals.
Just a reminder….
Organizing for Action
Our immigration system is outdated, broken, and backward, and our nation’s status as the center of technology and innovation is suffering because of it.
It’s time for Congress to act. Over the next two days, OFA is joining a team of organizations, tech companies, and entrepreneurs in the MARCH FOR INNOVATION, a virtual event that we’re hoping will get lawmakers’ attention.
Join in: Tweet at your senators, post on Facebook, or just call your members of Congress and join the drumbeat of Americans demanding comprehensive immigration reform now.
Elected officials and celebrities — like New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, hip-hop legend Russell Simmons, and more — will be passing the baton to one another online. OFA Executive Director Jon Carson will be joining in, too. AND THEY’RE ASKING THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS TO JUMP IN AND BE A PART OF IT. [Caps are mine]
One tweet or one Facebook post is all it takes to add your voice. And think of what will happen when thousands of Americans do it around one issue, all at the same time?
That’s hard to turn a blind eye to.
Join the conversation, seize the moment, and help get immigration reform passed:
Immigration Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action
P.S. — If you want to find out more about the march — and watch it happen in real time over the next two days, complete with videos, links to stories, and more — just click here.
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (May 23rd)!
Have you seen this Time mag piece – with Barack Obama’s prom photos? http://swampland.time.com/2013/05/23/time-exclusive-obamas-1979-prom-photos/?xid=gonewsedit&google_editors_picks=true
No, I hadn’t seen them before, Juli. Thank you for sharing.
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