Susan Rice in her high school days
…. and in her Stanford days
12:10: The President welcomes the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House
1:0: Press Briefing by Jay Carney
2:15: The President will announce that Tom Donilon is departing as National Security Advisor in early July and is being succeeded by Susan Rice
White House Live
I want to know who PBO is sending to the UN? Susan Rice has been fantastic. Little know fact: The name Susan is of Hebrew decent, and means Lily. It is a great name!
It is Samantha Power! Fantastic choice. Love them both.
Samantha Power, a native of Dublin, Ireland.
Yippee, someone’s leaving and someone qualified is taking their place. So much to hype up – TY TOD for all you do!
The Obama White House = Winning Everyday!
Live stream of the President /Ravens
Congratulations to Susan Rice and Samantha Power! Powerful and committed ladies, both!
BTW, the NPR facebook page had another sensational story about the FLOTUS incident. A commentator wrote this:
Sarah Kelley: I was at this event and the media COMPLETELY blew this out of proportion. The first lady’s handling of this heckler was completely in step with the rest of the crowd in attendance. The discussion they had was much lighter than it is portrayed in this article. I was shocked to wake up and find this “news.” The heckling was such a minor event in the grand scheme of the evening. We were laughing at the situation. It was lighthearted. I think it is sad that this is what the media took out of the event because it shines a negative light on LGBT people whom have a wonderful relationship with the first lady and this administration. This just proves to me that the media only cares about publicity and sales. I always thought NPR was better than the rest but this has proven me wrong. The news should be about the beautiful and important points she made in her speech. You should be ashamed of yourselves NPR. Of course it was rude, and our first lady handled it perfectly, but the heckling was NOT the most newsworthy portion of the night. Giving this poorly behaved person the spotlight is a reward for her inappropriate behavior.
So there we go. First hand account decrying everything the media is portraying. And, as usual, they are missing the forest for the trees in their push to sensationalize the incident – including NPR! Sad…
As Meta said I am and will always be on #TeamFLOTUS!!
Thank you rchakras for posting this.
Direct link for Baltimore Ravens:
Samantha Power giving Hillary Clinton the smack-down in 2008!
I vividly remember that kerfuffle. Turned me into more anti-clinton at that time.
SOME JACKALS WERE PERPLEXED BY PBO ANNOUNCING THREE JUDICIAL NOMINEES TO D.C. CURCUIT
JAY CARNEY EXPLAINS WHY……
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 6/4/2013
Q On a different topic altogether. The event just now in the Rose Garden on the judges, the President seemed heated when he was talking about obstacles facing judicial nominees. What did he hope to accomplish by expressing his frustration in public? Is he trying to shame Congress into — by making an appeal to the court of public opinion on this?
MR. CARNEY: The President spoke today because this is an issue that is vital to the carrying out of justice in our system of government. We need judges nominated and confirmed to our courts. And, as the President made clear, his nominees have been subjected to political obstruction repeatedly. The duration from nomination [Committee approval] to confirmation is three times greater in his presidency than it was in his predecessor’s.*
He also made clear that both parties have practiced the slowing down of this process in the past, but it is irrefutable that this situation has gotten out of control, that it is one that some have called a crisis. And it has to be addressed. I mean, every one of his nominees, once they overcome the obstacles, have been confirmed. These are highly qualified nominees.
The case of Caitlin Halligan is unconscionable. She was an enormously qualified nominee. The President is pleased by the confirmation, the overwhelming confirmation of Sri Srinivasan. But there are still three vacancies on that court. And the argument being made that the workload has been reduced and therefore we should eliminate some of the seats on that court is spurious on its face. The caseload is higher now than it was 2005 when some of the same Republican senators were arguing for the necessity of confirming President Bush’s nominees to that court.
There are other courts where some of the same Republican senators have urged for and voted for the confirmation of judges that have a lower caseload than the D.C. Circuit. This is politics. And it is not helpful to the carrying out of the constitutional responsibilities that the President has or that the Senate has. The President is doing his job. He is nominating qualified candidates for these judicial posts. The Senate has to do its job, which is to consider and vote yes or no on those nominees.
And while the progress I noted for one seat on this court was welcome, we have a long way to go before this Senate, Republicans in the Senate, demonstrate a willingness to fulfill their constitutional responsibility in the way that they were meant to fulfill it, which is efficiently. The Constitution doesn’t say advise and consent over two years after a nomination is put forward of a highly qualified individual. These need to be acted on quickly.
Paul Adams of bbc
Republicans will bristle at Susan Rice’s new job but are impotent to do anything about it.
How the appointment of two liberal interventionists changes the debate about what the US could or should be doing in Syria is harder to gauge.
Samantha Power has a long history of the study of genocide. Susan Rice is said to have been in the forefront of those arguing for intervention in Libya.
But as the Benghazi “talking points” episode demonstrated, the UN ambassador does pretty much what she or he is told. Ms Power won’t be able to get out in front of US policy, even if she wants to. Ms Rice will be in a more critical position.
It would be unwise to expect a sudden change on Syria, but frustrated advocates of intervention will be hoping for a shift.
Unlike Bush as POTUS, PBO runs foreign policy.
They really are bigoted, racist scumbags. They’ve moved on to attacking Alicia Keys then slyly deleted the tweet after facing backlash.
Curious that @CodePink only attacks women of color like @FLOTUS and @AliciaKeys but stay silent in the face of GOP obstruction.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
Ms Susan Rice's new post as national security adviser does not require Senate confirmation. Karma #assholes. .@SenJohnMcCain .@gop— (@amk4obama) June 05, 2013
Hello everyone, including podium topper, PMGZ! I was fiddling around with my laptop so this is a very tentative big-toe-first entry. I notice the sign-in box does not acknowledge me at all.
They’re playing the White Stripes’s Seven Nation Army. It really is the anthem of football games.
I was SO disappointed PBO didn’t start bopping – I certainly did!
GOOD MORNING, ALL:)
Nothing?? Oh dear! I suspect that all my fiddling around has not landed me in the spam basket for the first time. Now I know what it might feel like when you go back home and your key doesn’t open the door. Sigh! I’ll just sit here (patiently) until Chips Chica, or one of the Chipadees notice me and open the door.
Hel-loooo! Chips! …… Hey, Utal! ……. Hel-looo! ‘Sup, Amk! LL! …..LP!!! Hel-loooo! Drat! Shouldn’t they be able to intuit that I’m just outside the door?
VC!!!!!!! Are you techy-fiddling again? Well, nothing blew up, so: pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!
Don’t answer phone calls offering to clean up your ‘puter.
(Especially from Amk)
/whisper/ I hear you, o amk-experienced one!
Learned my lesson, so was trying to do it on my own. Obviously got rid of something I shouldn’t because WordPress will not accept my ‘Remember me’ request. For each of these trial comments I’ve had to show my ID – very exasperating, and exactly the reason why I don’t usually touch anything (i.e. clean up) when the ‘puter is working – even sluggishly.
O, I’m in! Yay! /jumping and clicking my heels/ At least, in my head, I am!
You have always been IN with me VC! (hysterical convo you were having there, btw!)
oh brother… Now the media is using the words ” Consolation Prize ” to describe Susan Rice’s appointment….
They make me sick……click
OMG, that’s hideous! Susan Rice’s promotion is, to quote our beloved VPJoe, nothing short of a BFD.
I just don’t believe she was ever considered for SOS. I think it was Kerry from the get go…..and that is because I remember reading that Governor Patrick met with PBO the Friday after the election in the WH Residence…..
I think it was to discuss how they were going to handle Kerry leaving the Senate.
( I could be wrong, of course )
AGREED! And I love how everything is falling into its rightful place.
I would bet $10,000 that you are correct.
Mrs Greenspan just asked if this appointment makes SOS Kerry “odd man out”. The old hag is hidious.
I think Kerry was PBO’s choice in 2008 but chose Hillary to keep party unity. I never thought Susan Rice would be nominated for SOS, but I did think she was going to be the next NSA.
Stoopid is as stoopid does. They know perfectly well that NSA is above SoS! Eff ‘em!
GOP standard Operating Procedures. Sour grapes, not to mention that they never willingly admit defeat.
If they could’ve, they would’ve, described PBO’s re-election as a crushing loss for the Obama family and their vacation plans.
Oppositeland a lot of the time.
What I see is that they can’t stop POTUS and they are getting humiliated by his picks which started with Shinseki, and now culminating with Susan Rice and Samantha Powers.
Get on the wrong side of the MSM/GOP? Next stop WH!
New Jersey. http://t.co/KsniWcjntY— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 05, 2013
Howdy doody all you O’s!!! Another great getting up day in TODville, wouldn’t you say?
Girl power! Girls rule! We are Woman!! go Stephanie and Susan! woot!!! woot!!
Off I go to wrestle with the weeds. I want PBO to sign an executive order that proclaims weeds to be beautiful and acceptable in all the land. No more backbreaking, never ending, pulling on the little @$%$& only to have them pop up again in two days.
OK off I go.
Weeds are Nature’s way of healing damage, kind of like little (or big) green bandaids! It’s only the pesticide corporations that call them weeds!!
Do I ever like this explanation! I probably should save it to share with my neighbours. Hi, Pamela!
CM, maybe you should act as if PBO has already declared them untouchable. /smirk/ I do. My theory is that if they have so much more determination and character than the perennials/annuals I pay so much for, they deserve a chance.
Susan Rice with POTUS and her family. http://t.co/V01fwffjKP— meta (@metaquest) June 05, 2013
Look at that beautiful multi-racial family……
Heads must be exploding on the right.
This photo just bursts with happiness and pride.
Their heads stay exploding over everything. It is a permanent condition for them.
Her father, Emmett J. Rice, has a wonderful story. He is from Florence, SC and died in 2011 at the age of 91. It is worth googling his Wikipedia entry.
Wow, thank you, Bill.
Susan Rice's father was gov of Federal Reserve System, Cornell University econ professor, Fulbright scholar in india, Tuskegee Airman.— meta (@metaquest) June 05, 2013
Wow! That is an amazing lineage!
And no doubt a brilliant mentor and counsellor to his amazing daughter!
Obama Flips Off Republicans By Appointing Susan Rice National Security Adviser
I read this. Thing of beauty:)
Proving once again, PBO is a man of excellent breeding: I seldom, if ever, need a reason to flip off republicans!
GA Chips, TOD….
@AmbassadorRice before age of 50, has served at NSC, State Department, and UN. Zbig and Kissinger – none of that experience, Condi only NSC— William Antholis (@wjantholis) June 05, 2013
What Susan Rice’s @whitehouse Promotion Means bloom.bg/18VSAnn "She's not Condi, who was steamrolled…won’t be easily outmaneuvered"— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) June 05, 2013
Howdy Chips…..what an eventful day… I’m so giddy, I can barely contain myself!!!
It’s a beeeeeeaaaaauuuutiful day LP!!!!
You know Amb. Rice sent out this cryptic tweet (at least I thought it was) yesterday….and I said if that is what renovations look like at the UN….and your happy about it, you have a low standard for what constitutes *improvements* turns out it was a big middle finger…
Glad to be back in the @UN Security Council Chamber. The new renovations look great. http://t.co/aRzNUOJGuV— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) June 04, 2013
This!!!! Good morning Chips and everyone.
Congratulation to Mrs. Susan Rice and what’s the other lady’s name? Congratulation to her too.
Good morning TOD! Q: Why does CBS keep this asshole on the payroll? He must have the goods on somebody…
@markknoller Harper students have much more class than hecklers and wannabee comedic #Newstainers! Can't believe #CBSNews actually pays you!— Alycee (@jazziz2) June 05, 2013
Wretched creature ….
@jazziz2 So @markknoller just couldn't resist oozing a little of his ugliness @FLOTUS cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 05, 2013
Where oh where is SnarkKnoller when there is so much work to be done???
Probably a donut overdose Pamela
One Nation, Tax Exempt
By Michael Grunwald
Let’s stipulate that it’s totally uncool for IRS agents to single out Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. But let’s also stipulate that it’s totally absurd for Tea Party groups, as well as liberal groups and any other blatantly political groups to qualify as tax-exempt “social-welfare organizations.”
What social-welfare organization really means, in the Tea Party context, is “tax-exempt political organization that doesn’t have to reveal its donors.” It’s a dodge. In other contexts—the National Rifle Association or the Sierra Club—social-welfare organization really means “tax-exempt political organization that doesn’t have to limit its lobbying and campaigning like a normal charity.” Another dodge. The obvious solution would be to eliminate the social-welfare organization as a tax entity—the technical term is 501(c)(4)—and stop giving tax breaks to political groups. That would bring some positive change out of the who-knew-what-where-when IRS circus.
Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/05/30/one-nation-tax-exempt/#ixzz2VMSRggEq
This building collapse may put off the announcements. Cable has the catnip and won’t let go!
I hope everybody is alright, though!
Eric Boehlert @EricBoehlert 3h
Susan Rice and Samantha Power w/ high profile promotions today. I’m so old I remember when NYT claimed Obama didn’t app’t many women
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Where are Mrs. Klein and Mrs. Greenspan extolling the virtues of our pro-woman President today?
Afternoon @AnnieLowrey, looks like Susan Rice and Samantha Power's legs will be visible today. Will you be reporting on the woman-fest?— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 05, 2013
Brilliant, my beloved Ms. Chips!
57and female, I’m laughing at those two.
Klien and Greenspan I mean.
For a second there I thought you meant me and Ms. Chips, anniebella!
Good West Coast morning, fellow Obama shills!
Blog tyrant alert: I have my new post ready to go once the comments on here get wild.
You’re a staaaaaaaaaaar LL, thank you sooooooooo much! I intended posting a heads up for the Susan Rice announcement, would you be okay to post your gem after that?
Perfect, thanks a million LL – if you’re busy then I can post it for you.
I *should* be okay. Just a regular day at la biblioteca, nothing insane going on.
Excellent, thanks LL! No worries if you get busy, I’ll be on standby!
OH NO! http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014500946 Paris Jackson…Daughter of Michael Jackson rushed to hospital suicide attempt
That’s sad. So young.
Messed up life. I hope that she’ll be ok and get the help she needs
What. Sorry to hear about Paris.
This is 2013 yet they tweeted racist nonsense about First Lady Michelle Obama and Alicia Keys and stayed quiet until they saw that their donations would be affected. This is 2013 yet they took their nonsense a step further by attacking Alicia Keys after attacking FLOTUS. This is 2013 and they thought it was cool tweeting such vile crap. They’re not really sorry. They’re concerned about donations. They can miss me with their crap.
We appreciate all the folks who are holding us accountable for our language on twitter. Codepink has disrupted dozens of people in power— CODEPINK (@codepink) June 05, 2013
to push for change on a range of issues. We should have been much more sensitive to the issues of white privilege in the case of FLOTUS— CODEPINK (@codepink) June 05, 2013
We apologise for our poor choice of language & we promise to be aware & thoughtful in the future— CODEPINK (@codepink) June 05, 2013
This twitter exchange has launched a critical discussion we aim to be part of, on the responsibility & intersections between issues of race,— CODEPINK (@codepink) June 05, 2013
class, gender & sexuality, etc and how we can be a more positive contribution to fighting for justice on all fronts #pt— CODEPINK (@codepink) June 05, 2013
Garbage! Eff ‘em is becoming my sentence of the day!
Bulls**t. Too little, too late. You eff’ers have sunk your own ship. Too bad for you.
Shorter @codepink: We remember what happened to Komen; PLEASE don't cut-off our $$$— Alycee (@jazziz2) June 05, 2013
Code Pink should be blocking me by the end of the day. I’m trying not to be snarky, I really am. I innocently asked earlier if perhaps respectful discourse might actually, you know, effect the change they purportedly want. All of a sudden, we’re having a ‘critical discussion’ to replace the racist, disrespectful b.s. from earlier.
At least, they heard the Outcry and they understood their error. Now looking forward to see what they do. People will be watching them closely, deservedly so. To err is human. Now what they should have added is an Apology to the FLOTUS and ask for forgiveness. Their “divine” is not seen, but their ability to acknowledge their error is a start.
Noone believes code pink evolved in 30 mins from calling Qs on WOC "Identity politics" to sincere apology. This is a #whitewash @NerdyWonka— (@sfpelosi) June 05, 2013
Presser is about to start.
I thought it was 2:15? Did they start early?
2:15 is Presidents announcements in the Rose Garden.
Clue to @codepink You're already irrelevant. Your vile racist attacks on @FLOTUS & @AliciaKeys will hopefully render you insolvent, soon.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 05, 2013
Keep up the great work Bobfr.
More heads explode
World’s Largest Study Of Same-Sex Parenting Finds That Children Are Thriving
The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families is the world’s largest attempt to study how children raised by same-sex couples compare to children raised by heterosexual couples. According to a preliminary report on the study of 500 children across the country of Australia, these young people are not only thriving, but also have higher rates of family cohesion than other families:
An interim report found there was no statistical difference between children of same-sex couples and the rest of the population on indicators including self-esteem, emotional behaviour and the amount of time spent with parents.
However, children of same-sex couples scored higher than the national average for overall health and family cohesion, measuring how well a family gets along.
YES! YES! YES! The law works.
Thanks to #ObamaCare major insurers must give back $36M to CA small business because they violated the 80/20 rule. thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
Ok, I was working on my essay, so I missed it. What was Code Pink saying about MO and AK?
This. They also tried to use Alicia Keys’s lyrics to shame her and then they said she was “not a real woman” I was like WTF?!
Screw You MT @codepink: FLOTUS should have been coached, long ago, on how to deal diplomatically w ppl who stand up to protest govt policies— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
Ok, that one. I used your tweet in my essay. I was afraid they had done something even worse.
Thank you everyone. Off to PT shortly. Back later. Don’t let the fires go out! These women will make great headway to creating Change for the better in this world! http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO
LIVE NOW: VP Biden speaking at Lautenberg’s funeral – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
It is also on C-SPAN 2.
Did chuck Todd mention his own poll has more people wanting democrats than republicans in congress?
Because that’s what this focus in the scandals is for, to get more republicans in congress, another wave, if you will…
But, it ain’t working…
Instead, chuck focuses on the red state Independents in his poll that really don’t favor the President anyways.
Yet, the Presidents polls numbers remain Unscathed, but chicly made it sound so terrible you would think the President had lost his way!
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