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‘And John McCain reckoned he’d ended Susan’s career’ twitter.com/TheObamaDiary/…
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 5, 2013
‘And John McCain reckoned he’d ended Susan’s career’ twitter.com/TheObamaDiary/…
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 5, 2013
Excellent choices in Susan Rice and Samantha Power
Yes and it’s great that the Rethugs can’t do a dang thing to impede Rice’s appointment. Power is a different story though.
Congratulations LDS on first
Thank you….but today I feel we are ALL first! We have the best First Family ever!
Today is great!
Just left a message on the last post thanking our President and First Lady for sacrificing their love, family and lives for us. We are forever grateful and appreciate your humble, caring, loving hearts.
Hi ya, Ms. Chips! Thank you today and every day for all you do.
Amen, LDS, couldn’t agree more.
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Susan Rice, the new National Security Advisor to Pres. Obama. http://t.co/rPKAYaRmMd— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
Beautiful smile. Smart and intelligent woman who deserves this moment.
Congratulations Susan Rice for standing tall, staying calm, supporting PBO with grace while the attacks upon you were vicious and vile and most definitely unworthy.
MsAss must be sooooooo out of his little mind!!!!! I feel good!
Ms Ass? Ha!
if you’ve never read Samantha Powers’ “A Problem From Hell”, please do. It catalogs all the crimes of the 20th century, and how hard it was to agree on what “genocide” meant.
NEW YORK — A New York appeals court is allowing some emergency contraception pills to be sold without a prescription or age restrictions while the government argues the issue in court.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Wednesday. The court says two-pill versions of emergency contraception can be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of a federal government appeal.
The court did agree to suspend implementation of a Brooklyn judge’s order that one-pill products such as Plan B One-Step be sold without restriction. It said the suspension will remain in effect until the appeals court rules on the merits of the arguments later this year.
Brooklyn Judge Edward Korman issued his ruling April 5.
[OT, but I'm having a blast w/ all these wonderful nominations! Here's a tid-bit on Judge Wilkins]:
A federal judge President Barack Obama wants to promote to the appellate bench successfully sued the Maryland State Police for racial profiling after his family was pulled over and searched for drugs while driving back from a funeral.
The 1992 search has been at the center of two decades of litigation that’s become known as the “driving while black” case. U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins has shown an unyielding effort to combat racial profiling in drug stops through three subsequent lawsuits, the final one ultimately decided just this year.
More here: http://thegrio.com/2013/06/05/obama-nominee-behind-driving-while-black-case/
Oh this will be such an interesting confirmation hearing!!!! Imagine what the repubs are going to say!!!!!
I saw that………
Can’t wait to see Keebler Elf Sessions question him in the hearings.
“Keebler Elf Sessions” hahahahahhahahahahahha
RT @DylanByers: Break: Al Jazeera America has named NBC's Mike Viqueira as its first-ever White House correspondent: politico.com/blogs/media/20…— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) June 05, 2013
AJA is going to shake up the US news corpse something fierce.
LL, I’m looking forward to it!
A great Choice. The guy is seasoned and he is Fair.
Since young Luke was hired he did not seem to receive as much camera time.
So Vaqueri will be leaving the sinking MSNBC ship. He is one who I could put up with when he was reporting from the WH.
Tony Harris, who used to be on CNN, has been at AlJ for a while now, and anchors out of Doha, Qatar. He looks happy! AlJ had 300 job opening for AlJ-US in January! They are going to get all the real talent out there!
[Forget the 300 hires! Love how they're emphasizing "investigative journalism". LOL!]:
Al Jazeera America, a new U.S.-based extension of the media organization funded by the Qatar government, sees a vacuum in U.S. investigative journalism and it plans to fill the hole by hiring 800 U.S. journalists, including six reporters and producers in Chicago.
Gazelle, our WHPC and other media are going to have to look “investigative” journalism up in the dictionary. They are incapable of doing anything but mouth talking points. If Al Jazeera can remain “unbought” by US corporate billions, we might be able to get some semblance of the truth in our media. The shock will be overwhelming.
JG, I think the guy who owns AlJ has gazillion $$, so hopefully the corps here won’t buy it.
I wondered where Mike went….
not so sure about this guy. doesn’t seem nearly as bad as today’s “news” standards, but he has been questionable at times
time will tell!!
Hurray…..USA will be getting REAL NEWS again. This is a good day in America!
President Obama continues to prove to those whose sole focus has been to attack and obstruct that he is smarter and a better strategist.
Well played Mr. President.
Let's hear it for a beautiful guy: Sheldon Adelson's Woes Mount w/Grand Jury In Vegas Sands Money-Laundering Probe huff.to/18VL3F9— chris policano (@cdpolicano) June 05, 2013
57, I guess Sheldon was hoping Romney, or Santorum, or Gingrich or…. would give him a ‘get out of jail free card.’ Nice to see money can’t buy everything yet.
That was why he was so desperate for a Romney win, donating $100 mil to his campaign. Knew Big Trouble was on the horizon.
This just made me smile…….
Susan Rice is 48 years of age, and Samantha Power is 42 years of age. Not too shabby for 40 somethings.
No acknowledgment from the MSM of two young women being named to these most powerful and important positions.
Yay for us Gen-Xers!
In my humble opinion the 40′s are the best years. One has developed some wisdom and experience, and one still has many productive years ahead.
I’ve come to that conclusion. Then again, I’m in my 40s.
I agree with the observation about the strength of the 40s, for the reasons given. I think this was plainly shown in both the last two presidential elections. In addition to the quality of the two candidates in each election, President Obama’s age was a definite strength. I’m way on the other side of even the 50s….and remember how much energy, creativity, passion, efficiency I had in the 40s and 50s. No matter what people try to say, 70 is not the new 40!
I have a personal example from my college. For nine years our president was a creative, intelligent man in his late 40s into early 50s. We soared as a school. He left and went on to other things.
Since 1989, we have had one president. He was 49 when he took over, and for the first ten years he did well. However, he is now 72, and he has atrophied. He is hanging on because it is a good gig with good money and retirement. The school is stuck in the mud, but he has the trustees buffaloed. Morale among faculty is low, enrollment is stagnant, and much more. He was never a fireball, but has stopped growing.
I know this doesn’t happen with everyone, but the prime years for important service are the 20 years between 40 and 60.
Much as I love Joe Biden, and have a certain respect for Hillary, they are too old to take on the stresses of being president. We need new blood, and experience with vision.
I think for the reasons you give to your president is why so many remain in the House and the Senate.
I definitely agree with the conclusion you shared in your last two sentences, Carolyn. I think it would be a step ‘backward’ if either one became president in 2016. They should be willing to mentor and share their expertise, but I do believe they are ‘too old to take on the stresses of the presidency. Just looking at Hillary’s face in a 2008 video that was shared earlier and her face when she left SoS office and I see a vast difference.
Bill, also energy. One of the bleak aspects of getting older is running out of steam after too few hours. I used to be tireless. Now…I’m just tired.
Yes, and remember a few months ago when we had to hear about how President Obama only appoints/nominates White men?
Don’t be surprised, pkayden, if tomorrow the new meme is that he is not appointing white men. Yesterday he nominated two white women and a black man for the D.C. Appeals Court. Today he selected a black woman as the National Security Adviser and a white woman as the U.N. Ambassador. Those in the media, as well as some members of CBC, who were accusing him of not appointing women and blacks are conveniently silent.
Bill, don’t expect any acknowledgment from our laughable media. They’ve already trivialized the appointment of these two brilliant women as nothing but an attempt by the president to “stick it to the GOP,” as if it’s just a petty insult, rather than a positive step forward for our foreign policy. The media sees everything from the GOP viewpoint and never places any decision by our president in a larger context. Small minds, petty reporting.
Two Songs are in my Head right now.
I feel Good……by James Brown.
Sign, Sealed, Delivered, ‘am Yours……by Stevie Wonder.
I will not post the Videos for now. But I am mighty tempted.
[So much good news! LOL!}:
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will roll out the red carpet on October 23 for Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, when the President welcomes her for a State Visit and State Dinner, the White House announced on Wednesday.
More here: http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2013/05/president-obama-will-honor-brazils.html#more
Smack down by Rep. Jim McDermott …
Lawrence O’Donnell featured McDermott on his show last night and he’s a sharp dude. Love the way he emphasized that the real “scandal” was that T’Baggers get a tax exemption at all since they are strictly political organizations. Keep telling the truth, McDermott. Every Democrat should be shouting the same thing until the media picks it up.
this needs to be said by an army of democrats, every. single. day. With outrage to match the b.s. outrage from the likes of Megyn Kelly.
Jay “Clark Kent” Carney’s WH Briefings on 6-05-13
She kept her dignity every single step of the GOP-hate-fueled-way. Congratulations Susan Rice, you are inspirational: http://t.co/dDMYqRzRKw— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 05, 2013
Love our team; smart, principled, focused people who get the job done. I especially loved how Donilon talked about how PBO’s moral compass guides all that the team does. The leader sets the tone.
This is a great day! Two outstanding selections by President Obama for NSC and the UN. One of the qualities I greatly admire about President Obama is his ability to select descent and very smart people to work with him. Both Susan Rice and Samantha Power are intellectual powerhouses.
They can’t help themselves these days for as hard as they try, the truth comes out. In TX, a teabagger tells the truth about their need to stop Black Folks from voting.
Well, duh! Doesn’t everyone already know this?
Nene, he backtracked on that stating that he was not speaking on behalf of the republican party. Looser!
Once the Bell is rung, there really is no way to unring it.
McCain voices support for Ms. Samantha Power. Skeptical about Dr. Susan Rice, but would work with her. Hmm?
He “would work with her”????? HAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA! Old grumpy has no choice but to work with her.
The question is why would Susan Rice wish to work with McCain. He offers nothing to any discussion.
Nena, OMG, what an arrogant horse’s ass. The appointment of Dr. Rice is not his choice and no one cares less about his “skepticism.” When the president ‘assigns’ her to the role of National Security Advisor, McCain and all other members of Congress either work with her or stay out of the loop.
This terrifies the GOP. New Face Of America: Pres. Obama with his arms wrapped around Amb. Rice and Samantha Power. http://t.co/csMUquSIUR— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
Love, love, love this picture! It’s a team!! And guess what, another great announcement – Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America and a TED2012 speaker is joining the staff of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House, serving as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation for the a year.
Yep, no binders in sight!!
President Obama is without a doubt the most forward looking President since JFK! I am an oldie, but I am so glad that our President is bringing smart and savvy young people to work for the government.
Jay Carney for the motherfucking WIN!
Winning! RT @WestWingReport: Re: #Rice appointment. Heard some young White House staffer in Rose Garden say "what a big FU to Republicans"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
Jay Carney on FLOTUS's response to the rude heckler: "It is my personal opinion that she handled it brilliantly." huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/jay…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
Note who asked that fatuously wicked question?
Mark Knoller or whatever his name is……the guy from CBS.
Then From Fox’s Ed Henry on Amb Rice:
Henry: You described (Rice) as one of the most qualified, experienced foreign policy experts in America. If that’s the case, how did she get the information on Benghazi so wrong five days after the attack?
Carney: Ed, I would welcome the opportunity to correct the record especially for some news outlets who persist in misrepresenting the facts. You have seen the so-called talking points. You have seen the testimony of the deputy director of the CIA and the documents that demonstrate that the central point that they made was drafted in the first instance and every instance thereafter.
Henry: Then why did various intelligence officers say that they almost immediately knew that this was terror and if she’s so experienced why wouldn’t she see that as they saw it?
Carney: So you are suggesting that a senior member of the national security team should disagree with the assessments of the intelligence community because somebody appeared on Fox News and said something?
Perfect response from Carney. When this is all over, Carney deserves some enormous prize for uncommon valor in confronting America’s enemies.
I was just about to ask if anyone had Carney response to FLOTUS handling of the rude heckler.
TSA Drops Plan To Let Passengers Carry Small Knives On Planes tinyurl.com/mgcmfer #p2— (@CaptivatingNews) June 05, 2013
Finally. I didn’t understand why they did that. Yes, Internationally, small pocket knives are allowed. However, 9-11 happened here and those who took over the 4 planes had small pocket knives.
O/T…One of those stories that make you smile and cry at the same time:
“High-school senior shot in the head attends his graduation”
THIS, THIS. All of this.
Attention Hecklers: You Have Been Warned. RT @psddluva4evah: This is now my fav pic of the day http://t.co/YHgt4sULx7— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
Doctor who attended to mortally wounded Robert Kennedy and the others injured on June 5, 1968.
Deb, that was such a dreadful, horrific day in our history. I was inconsolable when Sen. Kennedy was shot just after winning the California primary. He would have won the nomination and the presidency. He would have healed wounds, rather than exacerbated them. Instead we got the detestable Richard Nixon.
A distraught Michelle Obama tells President about her traumatic experience with heckler… http://t.co/ZYwozb8jXp— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 05, 2013
i heart you super hard. You are the Frank Lampard of Twitter.
Why are you being mean to me????
CNN Reveals Video Of Michelle Obama Confronting LGBT Heckler During DNC Fundraiser bit.ly/14x9HoE (VIDEO)— (@Mediaite) June 05, 2013
looks like michelle was having some fun with it. she’s all smiles as she’s walking back to the podium. interesting to see how “the news” is going to try and make some new storyline about the first family getting heckled, especially when these hecklers are supposedly from “the left.” so these hecklers are yelling at their own supporters. fits perfectly into one of the favorite false themes of “the news” for years…democrats in disarray! starting to wonder what truly is the real motivation of these hecklers.
Heckler demands to know from Michelle Obama why things can't be like the good old days…. http://t.co/Z7NlpmaOd0— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 05, 2013
I’ve found my new Grandma.
BREAKING. Florida Lottery says winner of record $590-million Powerball jackpot is an 84-year old woman.— Charlie Kaye (@CharlieKayeCBS) June 05, 2013
nOOOOOO! She is MY new grandma!
As Issa pursues his faux scandal screaming "IRS targeted our political groups", Congress passes another law targeting ACORN. #ironyisdead— You know who (@1whoknu) June 05, 2013
This is huge: Politico – HHS releases prices for outpatient treatment politico.com/story/2013/06/…— (@HCAN) June 05, 2013
Interesting article……scribes are now coming to the realization (what TOD’ers knew already) PBO could care less about them or the GOP.
Obama Unbound thebea.st/10YJyye In choosing Rice & Power, @barackobama made clear that he doesn't care what the GOP thinks about his FP— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) June 05, 2013
I LOVE MY FLOTUS.
Video of FLOTUS responding to the rude heckler. She was polite. Heckler was not. Crowd demanded heckler leave. mediaite.com/tv/cnn-reveals…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 05, 2013
The legend grows.
Speaking of FLOTUS, new post: http://theobamadiary.com/2013/06/05/privilege/
I don’t know if this has been posted yet but here it is from The Daily Beast.
In choosing Susan Rice and Samantha Power, the president made clear that he no longer cares what the GOP thinks about his foreign policy. Peter Beinart on the huge implications of this shift.
By appointing Susan Rice as his new national-security adviser and Samantha Power to represent the U.S. at the United Nations, Barack Obama is practically shouting a message to the Washington GOP: “I’m no longer afraid of you.”
PBO was NEVER afraid of them!
Exactly, pf, this is an invented PBO that only exists in their minds. The president has appointed highly qualified people to important posts. End of story. Why should he care what Republicans think? Did George Bush care what Democrats thought when he appointed that crazy, UN hater, John Bolton, to be UN Ambassador and made the US an international laughing stock? Why wasn’t that a story?
Well said, JackieG!
Let me commend to all of you, LL’s excellent article on “Privilege” on The People’s View. It is clear, coherent and true. Excellent content, excellently written. Every white liberal elite needs to read it and take it to heart.
They have become absolutely embarrassing, and have no idea what they are and how they appear. LL just lays out the case beautifully.
A three-fold cord don’t break too easily!
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