(The last six minutes, missed the start)
President Obama is just amazing!
Sorry, didn’t see you there! Hi there vitaminlover! I heartily agree with your sentiment!
hellooooo number one!
"@EdMarkey It is a tremendous honor for me to have the support of First Lady @MichelleObama in this race…" – EM http://t.co/uo7iJbbLRu— Eddie Gehman Kohan (@ObamaFoodorama) May 30, 2013
FLOTUS, I bet she got a standing ovation. I know it is a tremendous honor Mr. Markey.
FLOTUS is obviously going to join POTUS to do their best in these midterm elections. We have to match their commitment and energy.
If POTUS is to get anything done we have to get the House back to the Democrats. We have to come out to vote like POTUS name is on the top of the ticket, the ballet.
#LandSlideDEMS2014 – NO EXCUSES, ONLY VICTORY
Our First Lady gets more beautiful by the day. I’m thinkin’ the fact she’s totally beautiful on the inside is how she pulls that off!
I agree 100% jacquelineoboomer. I respect and admire our First Lady and President so much.
As we all do. What’s not to respect and admire? They are quite the inspiration.
We are so LUCKY!
Obama to push low student loan rates politi.co/ZeFps8— Politico 44 (@politico44) May 29, 2013
Congress don’t have time to do any thing which might benefit Americans, they are to busy pushing fake phony scandals.
1 of the best healthcare analysts theincidentaleconomist.com in US now busts "Myths about ObamaCare" ow.ly/lwsFA via @aaronecarroll— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 29, 2013
Message to all #NEOCONSTERS & the TERRORISTS YOU ENABLE – You will all FAIL because of this youtube.com/watch?feature=… & youtube.com/watch?feature=…— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 30, 2013
#TrustBarack AND MOST Americans – to be cool & courageous
President Obama is 100000%. There is a tremendously dysfunctional disjoint between what We the People deserve and what Congress feels is crucial. Which is to say, their own survival. It’s disgusting to work for and vote for the issues we believe in, only to be obstructed by the minority in the Senate and the crazy idiots who jerrymandered themselves into supreme power.
Had not heard this anecdote before: Mind Blowing….
"Rather have POTUS who's hesitant 2 make war but prepared than 1 who plans 4 nothing even as he promises eternal war" bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-2…— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 29, 2013
“In the days after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration made clear to the world that it had the Islamic Republic of Iran in its sights……
So it was with shock (and with something like the opposite of awe) that, seven years later, the newly elected Barack Obama learned that the Bush administration had never even drawn up plans for attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. Obama discovered this when he asked his generals for their plan, and they had none. Bush had never asked for one. The bellicose rhetoric on Iran, in other words, was empty of substance.”
Real Scandals: Lying America into the Iraq War, bellicose rhetoric against Iran with ZERO preparation bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-2… cc @Lawrence— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 30, 2013
#TrustBarack He Prepares Before He Acts
I thought there was nothing else that could shock me about the Bush administration….sadly I was wrong!
Assure you, LP, if we had access to all the data you would not only shocked but repulsed beyond even your worst assessment of that steaming pile of inhumanity that GWB & Cheney & their gang of plutocrats represent.
I bet we could get access to all the records at the new GWB library……Oh ya, nevermind…….they whitewashed his whole presidency.
What they didn’t destroy, they’ve buried for decades, for sure, LP.
What characterized the GWB/Cheney reign of terror, more than anything else, was their lack of any IT sophistication.
i.e., I think the first sentence can be modified in a valid way as “What they think they destroyed or think they’ve buried for decades …..”
In that context, what has impressed me more than anything is President Obama’s restraint.
At any moment in the past 4+ years, he could have revealed the actual travesties of GWB/Cheney in a way even a dolt would find outrageous.
His restraint is a testament to his dedication to preserving, protecting and expanding the promise of America.
If folk were forced to face the reality of GWB/Cheney, unfiltered in anyway, it could very well be calamitous, nationally & globally.
Just my opinion, of course.
#TrustBarack For Obvious Reasons
Standby Lootenant. Things might get interesting with the new nomination for head of the FBI. His history if it comes to light will make a lot of roaches run.
Yep, Sailor. I dig Mr Comey and have no doubt why PBO does, as well
#TrustBarack He’s Got It
All ahead flank. The next few weeks are gonna be real interesting. The rethugs ain’t gonna ask him too many tough questions I bet. Maybe Cruz will though.
Sailor, we can only hope Cruz sticks his foot in his throat
Bobby Jindal should be proud, eh?
Police: Bloomberg Received Ricin Letters huff.to/1aAwZ08 via @HuffPostNY— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) May 30, 2013
Reposting from end of last thread:
Red states strongly support background checks
New PPP polls in Arkansas, Georgia, and Tennessee find that even in dark red states there’s strong, bipartisan support for expanded background checks. And as we’ve found elsewhere, voters are unhappy with their Senators who voted against them…
Defying CW . . . strong support for expanded background checks in red states — bit.ly/17sELwY— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) May 29, 2013
Four minute video here:
On @Lawrence last night (May 28), @AlecMacGillis discussed his TNR article "This is How the NRA Ends" nbcnews.com/id/49263362#52…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) May 30, 2013
@BenLaBolt Be it Red, Blue or Purple – Most Americans Don't Want To DIE. Action Item: Mandatory Liability Insurance for gun makers & users.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 30, 2013
And what’s up AP?
I don’t follow them, so I don’t know if this is a typical tweet of theirs (what is the -CJ at the end of the tweet?)
Controversies add to Obama's 2nd term frustrations as White House grapples for a policy win: apne.ws/19nmHmq -CJ— The Associated Press (@AP) May 30, 2013
It’s very annoying that this wire service basically presents President Obama as a pinata for any paid GOP flack to go after WITHOUT countering with Senate filibusters, the fact that the House voted against voter wishes and that the House is in session around 100 days out of 365. (I ke tcould go on, of course, but just showing what little effort it would take to squeeze a fact or two into an article that presents our President as a frustrated failure.
Actual frustration @AP is with #NEWSTAINMENT propaganda orgs like yourself spewing nonsense about #PBO. cc @VP @PressSec @Pfeiffer44 @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 30, 2013
thankyou Bob! Excellent retort! RT’d yez!
Thanks so much, Alice!!! You know how much I appreciate your support of our President!!
AP, honestly do anyone gives a blank what AP thinks. I know I don’t.
I have been so busy with work and my granddaughter’s graduation, I have not had time to keep up with some current events. Has there been any outrage at all over McShame’s visit to Syria?
Jackie, I’m the wrong person to answer since I don’t watch these TV shows but I don’t think it’s been hardly mentioned at all.
OH YES! Days worth.
Let me clarify. That would be days worth of outrage from US, not the MSM…..that almost goes without saying, doesn’t it?
Subject:: Exercise for people over 60
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of
room on each side.
With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out
from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach
a full minute, and then relax.
Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit
longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.
Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where
you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms
straight for more than a full minute.
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Make sure they are not big Idaho’s.
Make sure it’s a small red one though, eh!
That last line made laugh/howl out loud – just what I needed at the end of a very long work day. SO FUNNY. Thanks
Enjoying a great day in NYC. Can't wait to meet @FLOTUS @BravoAndy @SaraBareilles @DWStweets and many more incredible people tonight— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins34) May 29, 2013
Hanging with some pretty cool people tonight @BravoAndy @DWStweets I hope I didn't make you guys feel short http://t.co/1gR8bBAVT3— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins34) May 30, 2013
He’s huge! I’m glad he was so excited about today.
So happy for his as well Theo…did you see the L.A. Galaxy signed an openly gay soccer player to their squad last week?
Is that the lady who dunked the basketball? I heard a snippet of this story this morning, and thought that’s what I’d heard.
You are thinking of Brittany Griner, formerly of Baylor University….she had 2 dunks in her first WNBA game yesterday. I am speaking of a man who was signed to David Beckham’s old soccer team in L.A. last week. He had previously retired 6 months ago, after coming out. Now he is part of a team again!
Oops! Of course, I should have known Galaxy was soccer. I was thinking of women’s basketball. Excellent news – the world’s mind is opening up!
Pennsylvania folks: Are any of you attending the OFA PA Leadership Conference on Saturday?
#Obama sings #birthday #song to #congressman in #chicago vine.co/v/bYnwnu90ztV— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) May 29, 2013
Also bringing over for late-night Joe fans:
Biden Circles Xi as U.S. Duels China for Latin America Ties
The competition between the world’s two biggest economies for influence in Latin America is on display this week as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Rio de Janeiro today near the end of a three-nation tour of the region with Chinese President Xi Jinping close behind…
Biden circles Xi as U.S. duels China for Latin America ties bloom.bg/18xA0PV— Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) May 29, 2013
Yardarm posted this on the end of the last thread.
Given this man's history, the confirmation hearings will be a doozy! Chickens home to roost. huff.to/18weGgb— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) May 30, 2013
I know nothing about Comey, but love the strategic maneuvers made by our President.
“Back in March 2011, Comey was in line for the same FBI post. The Associated Press detailed how he threatened to resign from the Justice Department over Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program. That stance placed him as a revered figure among Democrats who were against the practice, the wire service reported.”
Comey nomination fascinating. Sends numerous signals. Not least of which is that Obama has no fear of investigations.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 30, 2013
I remember Comey testifying and I remember how he fought the lawlessness of Gonzales’ DOJ, which as you’ll recall was tremendously corrupt, through and through. I don’t know if he’s the right person for the FBI but what Josh is saying is most likely true. PBO doesn’t fear independent thinkers in the least.
RM did a detailed spot on this guy tonight and it was chilling. PBO is definitely playing 3D chess while the rwnj’s are sitting in front of the General Store playing checkers.
Hmmmmmm, I’ll have to look for the video. PBO is not playing. EVER!
Better believe it. The rwnj’s are draggin’ their gonads in hot sand.
@joshtpm Of course, Pres Obama has no fear of investigations, or anything else. That's what drives #GOP & #NEWSTAINERS CRAZY. cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 30, 2013
#TrustBarack He OWNS Cool
Was hearing some angry gay groups are yanking their support for democrats. Can’t say I’m surprised but I can say I am very disappointed in these groups and have to ask myself how dumb ideologues really are.
Now that they’ve got what they want, they could care less about anyone else? I have a friend at work who’s gay and Republican, and I just look at him and shake my head. For some people, money and material possessions are more important.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama will discuss cyber security with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in California next week, as Washington becomes increasingly worried about Chinese hacking of U.S. military networks.
The meeting will take place on June 7 and 8 at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif. PBO will be in the Bay Area to fundraise on June 6th.
oooh, lucky you! hope you get to see him this time!
Hey, susanne! No, the fundraisers here are very pricey!
and with serious security, too. well, he’ll be nearby, anyway
Yes, that’s very, very special, too.
The president should threaten him! This cyber war is being won by the Chinese hands down.
Stupid pentagon gets. 650 billion per year and can’t protect itself? While the Chinese only spends less than 100 billion per year.
What’s the answer, you think?
The Pentagon start ratcheting up cyber warfare themselves maybe fly some F-35s over Shanghai snap a few pictures and them leak it when they are safe.
Sends a message to Chinese- keep it up!
This shit is a direct threat to our national security.
Yeah, I get that. Your solution sounds interesting! It’s another very crazy problem.
Attn Yardarm, Arapaho, and Bobfr…..continuing on our colloquy up thread on Bush, this FBI nom’s resignation letter is something to behold
By nominating J. Comey nyti.ms/15jCiQP #Obama picked a man of integrity. Resignation letter he prepared 4 Bush http://t.co/IwB9P9YD5Q— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) May 30, 2013
He prepared it after Bush/Cheney tried to do an end run around A.G. Ashcroft, when he was hospitalized…This man was acting A.G. and was willing to give it all up, until GWB acquiesced. Says it all…….
Oh yes, LP, I’ve followed Mr Comey for a very long time – good that you sent this tweet and hopefully it will be RT’d by many.
I remember this drama as it unfolded. That’s why my initial response to the announcement was good. I hope it works out for the BEST.
This also confirms a lot to us about President Obama, that he values someone who is willing to do the right thing, even when it’s hard.
Just so they know, we know
Yes @DaRiverZkind Mr Comey is a person of deep integrity, like #PBO, as evidenced by http://t.co/zbniyv7OPP. #YesWeKnow @vj44 @Pfeiffer44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) May 30, 2013
Thank you LP.
Yes We Can
@PoliticalTicker Who cares? Next Issa will subpoena the Parakeet in #clintons office. Try to get that bird to start singing.— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 30, 2013
“Next Issa will subpoena the Parakeet in #clintons office.”
Why aren’t they focusing on keeping the people safer who have to serve in dangerous places like Benghazi, instead of this phony scandal.
Thinking of you, GoB. Hope your surgery was successful and you are resting comfortably. Highest healing to you.
May I add on to Meta’s message, GoBrooklyn, with my own hopes for your successful surgery and quick healing. We love ya!
SIMPLE TRUTH #1
Lovers help each other undress before sex.
However after sex, they always dress on their own.
Moral of the story: In life, no one helps you once you’re screwed.
SIMPLE TRUTH #2
When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch the stomach and say, “Congrats”.
But, none of them come and touch the man’s penis and say, “Good job”.
Moral of the story: “Hard work is never appreciated.”
THE FIVE RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFE
1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it’s more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than on a bicycle.
2. Forgive your enemy, but remember his/her name.
3. If you help someone when they’re in trouble, they will remember you when they’re in trouble again.
4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk.
AND A BONUS RULE:
Condoms do not guarantee safe sex; I heard about a person who was wearing one when he was shot by the woman’s husband!
I could barely get past Simple Truth #1 for laughin’, and then you had to continue! Love ‘em all! Ha!
There ya are jc. Been wondering about you all day.
Hi, there, Yard. I’ve been lurkin’ mostly – not sure why! Maybe I’m trying to catch up with all of your jokes, which are the best!
You're so funny! http://t.co/svEfU0vW5i— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) May 30, 2013
So @GOP is suing the #DOJ and #IRS and Holder and the new EPA nominee and the New Secretary of interior? Y?Bc they hav NO policies 2 run on!— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) May 30, 2013
I also have a vague recollection that Comey might have been the guy who appointed Fitzgerald to the Plame case.
Chicago Blackhawks in ot.— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) May 30, 2013
OK off I go to bed before I fall asl-
nitey nite TOD
Chiparoo, if you’re still on I’m having problems posting the night owl thread. For some reason it’s not taking comments when I post.
I think you made it private LL…..go to quick edit and see what you have checked off..
Nope, for whatever reason comments weren’t on. Damned strange.
Ya if you go to “posts” scroll right under the title of your post, there is a quick edit option….that’s where you can check private/allow comments/pings and such….in case that happens again. You may have already known that?
I did not until I fiddled around in a panic. I’d never had that problem before. As we are wont to say: “F*** You WordPress!!!”
Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks – wp.me/p4HKM-1bdq— CNN Political Ticker (@PoliticalTicker) May 30, 2013
How is that a roadblock?
Ok, technical difficulties over. New post: http://theobamadiary.com/2013/05/29/night-owl-chat-laura-mvula-live/
Someone in Minnesota, a village is getting their idiot back. They don't mind; she's bringing corn dogs. #Uniteblue sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/2…— Muffin's Mom (@vivalalisiano) May 30, 2013
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