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From JFK to PBO

This undated file photo provided by Rep. John Dingell’s office shows the congressman with President John F. Kennedy

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President Obama talks with Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., along with members of his family, in the Oval Office, June 13. Rep. Dingell is the longest-serving Member in the history of the United States Congress (Photo by Pete Souza)

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During a tribute to Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest serving Congressman in American history, Mary Wilson of the Supremes asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Cal., and others, including Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, to join her onstage in a rendition of the hit song “Stop! In the Name of Love.” Hilarity ensued.

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5:05 PM EDT: President Obama Speaks at the LGBT Pride Month Celebration

White House Live


150 Responses to “From JFK to PBO”


    • 8 carolyn
      June 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      What are the op-ed writers saying? I think this is an interesting race…..we don’t want another Scott Brown!

      • 9 hopefruit2
        June 13, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        “It’s not interesting” is media-speak for “We can’t spin it into a negative narrative about President Obama.”

    • 10 lisalovesobama
      June 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      You are sooooooo good! :lol:

  1. 11 Nena20409
    June 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    You are a Gem, Chips.

    Thanks for my gift, two threads ago ;)

  2. 13 Nena20409
    June 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Great Pictures. I didn’t see The rep’s Wife.

  3. 19 Nena20409
    June 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Another shooting and 4 dead…..didn’t get the state.

  4. 21 Carol
    June 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Missouri

  5. 22 carolyn
    June 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Chris Hayes’ tweet “I have a bad feeling about where this all is headed.” is very ambiguous. To us it means that he’s afraid he’s going to find out he’s been wrong, and Snowden and Greenwald are not heroes. However, to him it could mean that he’s afraid Snowden and Greenwald are going to be “captured” by the FBI, CIA, whatever branch of government he fears, and brought to trial as traitors or criminals of some sort. He would HATE that and rail against it for years. He is so blindered, I don’t believe he sees at all what we have seen and others are finally realizing.

    • 23 Layla
      June 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      I think he is scared because he has lost all credibility. The bad feeling is about me, me, me….

    • June 13, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      We’ll see.

      I have no mercy for someone living in Rio and being too smart for his own good.

      Like the fossil fuel industry (is fossil a modifier of fuel, or of industry ?), libertarianism must go (see: http://www.goerie.com/article/20130613/OPINION09/306139948/EJ-Dionne%3A-Libertarianism-just-doesn%27t-work)

    • 25 donna dem 4 obama
      June 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Carolyn I think you are 100% right on that. I don’t think for one minute that he’s having second thoughts about his alliance with these traitors as some have suggested. I think he’s fearful that his “heroes” are going to prison!

    • 26 lisalovesobama
      June 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      He’s a libertarian idiot: not connected to reality. He sees big government boogeymen everywhere he looks. I surely do hope Snowjob is delivered back to us in a nice package by the Chinese. What?! And that he goes on trial for treason and that the trial is shown on TV! I’d skip work, school and internship everyday to watch. What?! I’d love for him to be found guilty and locked behind bars for the rest of his miserable, treasonous life. That would surely put a sad on Chris Hayes and his ilk. There is no honor or courage in betraying your country and the media should not be cheering him on like a bunch of brainless cheerleaders.

      • June 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

        “I’d love for him to be found guilty and locked behind bars for the rest of his miserable, treasonous life.”

        I am a weak-knee’d European bleeding-heart liberal, so I will be against the death penalty.

        But there is a reason someone like Timothy McVeigh isn’t among the living anymore – do your realize that for half a century we had to endure his “freedom of speech” from his prison cell if he just got “life in prison without parole” …

      • 28 jackiegrumbacher
        June 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

        Agreed, Lisa. In the US, he’s get a trial and all of his dubious connections and sources of money would be revealed. That I would like to see. All of his venality has to be put on public display–no hiding behind Greenwald and other Libertarians. His faux ‘nobility’ is backed by a big source of $$. Who’s paying him?

    • 30 hopefruit2
      June 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      I think you are spot on, Carolyn! Hayes is too arrogant to see this as a mistake on his part. His “bad feeling” is about Snowden and Greenwald being brought to justice.

    • 32 MightyPamela
      June 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      Might be a wee tad bit too late to get in touch with your ‘feeling’ at this stage, bub.

    • 33 57andfemale
      June 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      carolyn, I hadn’t even thought of your second scenario, but the more I think about it the more I think you’re right.

  6. 34 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

  7. 35 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Tiger teed off just now!

  8. 36 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm

  9. 37 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Shorter White House: “STFU Bubba”

  10. 39 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Finally, Democrats fight back the libertarian bullshit. About time!

    • 40 lisalovesobama
      June 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Huh. Feinstein’s been really supportive of this. Never would have figured her for ride or die in this particular area. Very nice.

      • 41 hopefruit2
        June 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

        That’s what Hayes fears. That the US Justice system, congress, (and eventually the American people) will no longer be on the side of Snowjob and Greenwald once the truth is revealed.

        • 42 lisalovesobama
          June 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

          I definitely believe that. I’m so surprised and proud of her though. I didn’t have faith like that. Glad to see Feinstein and Nancy Smash bringing it.

      • 43 Jovie
        June 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

        I never said Feinstein wasn’t? Where in my statement said Feinstein has not been supportive of this ?
        LOL!

        • 44 lisalovesobama
          June 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm

          Jovie, it’s been a while since I’ve been here, but I think I know when I’m just making a statement about a senator who surprised me by her actions versus accusing another blog member of saying something they didn’t. Please re-read my comment. None of it was about you.

      • 45 57andfemale
        June 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

        She’s a hawk. I’m not at all surprised. In fact, she usually pisses me off when she takes Republican’s side on these issues when they’re in power.

    • 46 57andfemale
      June 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      And Pelosi is doing a comparison of Bush and PBO’s surveillance policies.

      Why has it taken them a week to get their act together?

      And damn it, we have to ‘prove’ ourselves to these loons and give away intelligence.

  11. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    The President’s remarks on the LGBT Pride Month commemoration are coming up …

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/president-obama-speaks-lgbt-pride-month-celebration

  12. 49 susanne
    June 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    ‘grow up libertarians!’

    ‘ While libertarianism as a philosophy is superficial, juvenile nonsense, particular libertarian proposals are sometimes worthwhile on their merits. The seastead and charter cities movements are examples. If libertarians want to move to converted offshore oil platforms or multinational-owned company towns in the jungles of Central America, I for one will wish them well. ‘

    http://www.salon.com/2013/06/13/grow_up_libertarians/

  13. 51 lisalovesobama
    June 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Is Michelle going to be at the LGBTQ event today? I sure miss ‘Chelley from Chi-town. That’s like the biggest drawback of the campaign being over. I don’t get to see her beautiful face nearly enough.

  14. June 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Heads up:

    5:05 PM EDT: President Obama Speaks at the LGBT Pride Month Celebration

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  15. 53 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  16. 54 Lb4Obama
    June 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Oh Gawed! Tweety is on his Hillary-gasm high today. Will she run? It won’t be easy…….yada, yada, yuck!

  17. 58 donna dem 4 obama
    June 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    That “stop in the name of love” video was hilarious and should have been STOPPED before they got started :shock: :oops: :shock:

  18. 62 hopefruit2
    June 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm

  19. 65 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Is anybody else watching Tiger Woods in the Open?
    I got all I needed to get done to watch him, and he’s already +1 second hole. :(

    • 66 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      June 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      He’s playing in my backyard and they have traffic tied up across the whole county! Plan to watch later..

  20. 67 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Oh Man!

    • 68 Nena20409
      June 13, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      US concluded that Syria used Chemical Weapons. The answer was to arm some “good” rebels. Time will tell. I loathe wars.

      • June 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        By the time tells, it’ll be too late. Obama just sold out to the neo-cons, unfortunately.

        • 70 Jovie
          June 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm

          Oh come on that’s way over the top!

          • 71 jacquelineoboomer
            June 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

            Thank you.

          • 72 Layla
            June 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm

            I agree Jovie and it is President Obama

          • June 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm

            Na’. The neo-cons have been pushing to arm Syrian rebels for a couple years now. Obama has generally pushed back. Hell, he even pushed back last year when Hillary was forcefully behind the idea. He’s given in and it’s now going to potentially (read likely) put arms in the hands of the wrong people. We have to be consistent on this. Just because Obama is behind it doesn’t make it right. Just last week we all laughed at McCain’s comments that we would arm only the ‘good’ rebels. Well it doesn’t sound any better coming out of Obama’s camp than McCain’s.

            I’ve seen this play before – in the 1980s in Afghanistan. How’d that work out for the U.S.?

            • 74 vcprezofan2
              June 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm

              ‘The neo-cons have been pushing to arm Syrian rebels for a couple years now. Obama has generally pushed back. Hell, he even pushed back last year when Hillary was forcefully behind the idea. He’s given in’

              Without debating the merits of this right now – QUESTION: Does this mean the President cannot change his mind (even when circumstances might have changed)? Especially if it puts him in agreement with someone with whom he previously disagreed?

        • 75 Nena20409
          June 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

          I am sorry, I don’t share your version of events. The rebels want to fight. Pres Obama warned Assad about the use of Chemical weapons. The POTUS said that would change his calculous. And It has. I am empathetic to the difficulty of this decision. The pres was elected. He made the decision. 90K have been killed. I would not want to be second guessing his options.

        • 76 lisalovesobama
          June 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          Completely off the mark. PBO has ALWAYS said that chemical weapons were his hard line. One word: YouTube…… Look it up.

  21. 77 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Whoa.

  22. June 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    OMG, verification of sarin.

  23. June 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Very disappointed in Obama and the White House right now. I don’t care if Assad is set to nuke his own people – giving arms to terrorist groups that hate America is not the way to go. I’ve bit my tongue on a lot of the stuff Obama has done that I don’t agree with … but this is really dispiriting and way too hawkish for my liking.

    • June 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      What’s the solution then? Until people come up with plausible and achievable ideas to help out instead of taking their ball out of the game,
      just saying this and that with out real solutions does not help anybody or any one.

      • June 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        There is no solution to help. It’s not our job. Conversely, where do you draw the line? What if arming the rebels does jack and instead puts even more arms in the hands of anti-American terrorists? Then do we take the next step and send boots on the ground? The solution from our side is pretty clear – stay out. We’ve stuck our nose in one too many messes over the years and have little to show for it (from Latin America and Afghanistan in the 80s to Iraq in the 90s and 00s).

        Yes, what Assad is doing sucks, it’s awful, but that’s life in a world gone mad.

        • 82 professorx10
          June 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          I bet if U were attacked and someone said, it’s not my problem.

        • 83 elo4obama/biden
          June 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

          It is in AMERICA’S interest not to let the use of chemical weapons by Assad go un-responded to. I share your concerns about what this will mean for the long run. I listened to the state department briefing today, and it was all about how it’s been a WHOLE 7 days since the US has had the French findings on the use of chemicals by Assad. The UK supports the finds. Why has the WH administration been deliberating for so long since our own preliminary “in likelihood Assad used chemical weapons on his own people.

          I know the president and the administration is NOT rushing into this. We have had almost 2 years of backroom diplomacy. THAT is what I ask for before we go to war. Diplomacy, deliberation, a plan and a good reason. I really do not know the outcome of this. You may be right in that it will not be limited in scope- but I know that President Obama will do all he can, both with that in mind and with continued diplomacy. I just really don’t see it as him being pushed- I think he and his team have acted with a respect and wisdom of what it means for the US to arm such of a disperse group of individuals and interest that may not be in OUR interest…I know the state briefings have been full of accusations of not being involved or helping when we’ve clearly helped with much non lethal aid, and trying to pull together a united opposition. I know this decision was not reached lightly.

    • 84 donna dem 4 obama
      June 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Well, we are all entitled to our opinions. I would definitely classify myself as a dove. I hate war of any kind but I’m not CIC so I have to defer to the person I hired (via my vote) to do what’s best but I do understand your concern.

      • June 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        I’ve been cool with much of everything Obama has done. I fear this is taking us down the rabbit’s hole. I see Kosovo written all over this … except more bloody and with more forces.

        • 86 utaustinliberal
          June 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

          How about you get your information correct before spouting off. Pres. Obama is not giving arms to anyone. Stop listening to McCain.

          • June 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

            Unless the White House comes out and denies this recent development…I’m going with the affirmative on this one.

            • 88 utaustinliberal
              June 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

              Pathetic response. Pres. Obama and no one in the white house has said he’s arming Syrian rebels. McCain is walking back his crap but noooo…you prefer to listen to gossip and spout nonsense before waiting for facts. :roll:

    • 89 lisalovesobama
      June 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      How many times are you going to post this sentiment? The response will always be the same no matter where you post it.

  24. 90 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm

  25. 91 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm

  26. 92 Nena20409
    June 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Finally……Jay “Clark Kent” Carney WH press briefings on 6-13-13 ;)

  27. 94 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  28. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Big cheers going up for the Prez and Vice Prez at the LGBT Pride Month celebration!

  29. 97 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    If you don’t like the Presidents difficult decisions he has to make, Rand Paul website>>>>>>>
    For crying out loud, he pondered this for months…

    • June 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      That’s extreme. So, if tomorrow, Obama announced ground troops in Syria, we’d have to like that too? C’mon, now. Just a few hours ago, some of you were critical of Clinton for saying Obama should do what he’s actually doing. I’m not going to suddenly change my mind on Syria just because Obama has changed his. I mocked McCain when he said we’d know how to tell the good guys apart from the bad when giving arms and I’m rolling my eyes at the White House believing it can do that too.

      The President has let me down. I think he’s going to create a big mess in Syria and I really, truly hope this doesn’t lead to ground troops. But with how I didn’t anticipate the White House to make this move, I think it’s clear nothing is off the table and that is a scary thought. A terrifying thought.

      • 99 Jovie
        June 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

        He hasn’t ordered ground troops in Syria! What if an asteroid hits on Friday, what if a Tsunami hits your location Friday, what if, what if?

        • June 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          Sorry, Jovie, but this ain’t a what if anymore. We’ve officially stuck our nose in Syrian business. Every ‘what if’ is now on the table now that Obama has swung that door open. Hell, just last week you could say, “HE HASN’T ORDERED ARMS TO REBELS!” … but now that he has, now that we’re actively inserting ourselves into the conflict, I’m not going to expect this is the end of it all – rather the beginning.

          • 101 Jovie
            June 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

            Like Libya, it’s going to be ok.
            Except for that State Dept and cia fuck up in Benghazi.

            • June 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm

              Libya isn’t okay now, tho, that’s the problem. Plus, unlike Libya, this regime isn’t on its last legs…they’ve got fight left in ‘em and I’m not convinced arming the rebels will do much of a dent. So, what’s the next step? I think we deserve to know what we’re getting ourselves into. If it’s just a commitment of some basic supplies, fine, but how can I trust that if this fails, or it advances the conflict even more, we won’t commit NATO troops there like we did in the 90s in Kosovo?

          • June 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm

            I guess I think the expanding impact on surrounding countries is crucial as well as the refugees. The starving and sick children, the pregnant mothers, the wounded. There are also allies to be protected. Minimalist thinking in this case will not do. Lastly, I fully and completely trust this President. I hired him, I trust him and I love him!

        • 104 lisalovesobama
          June 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

          Nice! :)

      • June 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

        I assailed Clinton for meddling. He has no business prescribing what PBO should do. PBO is briefing daily on the circumstances and it is up to him to decide what to do, not fall in alignment with those who wish to micromanage his presidency. Whether or not you trust his course of action is up to you.

        • June 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          Also, I haven’t seen any specificity of what comes next. Please post links from the White House if they exist.

        • June 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          I trusted Obama because I thought he’d make the right choice and realize there is no good that could come out of this. I was wrong. I hope he’s right and I’m wrong, but considering the U.S. has seen far bigger blowback for meddling than success, I fear this is going to end very badly for us in the long run.

          • 108 Jovie
            June 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

            Then nobody is stopping you to go to rand Paul’s website.

          • June 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm

            I understand your point of view. Believe me, we are all weary of the whole spectrum of choices, none of which are good.

          • 110 professorx10
            June 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

            When U hear news from a GOP, don’t believe anything. Learn this lesson.

          • 111 hopefruit2
            June 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

            “I thought he’d make the right choice… I was wrong”
            YOU do NOT get to tell President Obama what is “right” choice based on your own limited perspective of what is actually happening.

            “I hope he’s right and I’m wrong”
            Haven’t you JUST finished condemning him for making the wrong choice?!?!? How can you now claim to hope differently after the fact?!?!?

          • 112 vcprezofan2
            June 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm

            ‘I trusted Obama because I thought he’d make the right choice..’

            Me, I wonder why you call it ‘trust’ when you have predetermined actions you want the President to take?

            Anyways, there’s no sense our arguing about this. President Obama will do what he thinks is right based on the evidence he has at his disposal, and since his supporters all don’t have the same info in the same detail he has, there’s bound to be different conclusions. Only time will tell. For my part, since he isn’t a magician, whatever time does tell, I still #TrustBarack, because I know in my heart he is making the best decision as he sees it, given the info at his disposal.

          • June 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm

            “I thought he’d make the right choice ” as in the choice I would make and “I fear…” which has no place in the Oval. Which explains why he is President and you or I are not!

      • 114 Layla
        June 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        You seem very disturbed re this latest information and your opinion is welcome. However it should be done in a respectful manner. Obama does not cut it for me. It is President Obama! Notice that the President has not made any announcements to the American people as yet.

      • 115 Cman
        June 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        I can see your point, but when the President chemical weapons used by Assad on his people would be a red line. Did you think he was only bluffing? If not what did you think would happen if the red line was crossed.

      • 116 elo4obama/biden
        June 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

        No I would not like it! But I know he is no hawk, or fool, or warmonger or without the patience, strength and long term thinking to weigh all the options. I feel it’s foolish to not acknowledge the possibility of making another Osama bin Laden or the like. Arms in a war might get “lost” be stolen etc.

        It has nothing to do with “liking” it because it’s PBO. For me it has to do with the slow deliberation and working all channels BEFORE going to war. As much as my heart aches for the many who have died in Syria, I know I calculate in our blood and treasure. Plus how much their interest will coincide with our interest.

        It is a decision I would hate to make. People still fight over whether the US taking so long to fight against Hitler. Some wars are “just” wars, but all wars should be deliberated upon. I still catching up with the news on this- it sounds like we are still trying to keep boots from being on the ground.

        I tell ya one thing Mr. President is not getting those grey hairs cause he’s going along and being “pushed” anywhere. I hope you will lift yourself back up Drunken Irishman. My prayers are with all of us.

  30. 117 susanne
    June 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    and why so many contractors doing the work of government? as i recall, that was because we were told government is too big, and too many people are sucking off the taxpayer’s teat….oh, and also, friends of congress wanted to make a profit as government contractors.

    ‘ Lawmakers plan to draft legislation that would limit the access that federal contractors have to highly classified information, the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence panel said Thursday.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Congress is considering changes to the rules for contractors in the wake of illegally leaked details about domestic intelligence programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA).
    ~
    A 2013 report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said half of the 1.4 million people who hold top-secret clearance are contractors or non-government employees. ‘

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/305465-feinstein-congress-to-block-contractor-access-to-highly-classified-information-#ixzz2W8LaZ5dr
    Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

  31. 118 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Wooooohoooooo!

    • 119 daisydem
      June 13, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Oh man … does that mean she cannot or won’t run for President? Remember after our dear President’s re-election, I said I hoped the next President would be a Democratic Gay Hispanic Woman. Just to see the RWNJ’s all explode and go away forever.

  32. 120 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    The only thing I don’t like about it is the money! We don’t have the money to provide Air Cover for dissidents.
    The House will demand offsets and so will Coburn!

  33. 121 Nena20409
    June 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    The SCOTUS did what? Ban protesters on their Grounds? Excuse me, SCOTUS? Do they think that the Constitution does not apply to them? We have a right, enshrined in the Constitution, to petition our Government. SCOTUS is the 1/3 of the 3 branches of the gov’t. This is wrong. I am just bothered by this.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/supreme-court-bans-protests-on-its-grounds.php?ref=fpa

  34. 124 lisalovesobama
    June 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    PBO is looking fine.

  35. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    First they came for the Jews
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for the Communists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left
    to speak out for me.

    • 129 professorx10
      June 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Apathy <exactly.
      If a kid gets shot, its not my problem.
      If a girl gets raped, it's not my problem.
      If a people is discriminated, it's not my problem.
      If a little baby was lost, its not my problem
      until it affects the person who is apathetic.

      • 130 jacquelineoboomer
        June 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

        Exactly.

        I’m not saying I always live my life that way, every moment, but at least I’m trying.

  36. 131 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

  37. 132 Jovie
    June 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    My twitter timeline is blowing up in this Syria news.
    Nobody wants to get scooped, so it’s off to Twitter. Like 100 tweets in 4 seconds. :)

  38. 133 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  39. June 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Hello everyone! Can only stay a minute, and while I know everyone already told him, I wanted to add my 2 cents: fu*k Bill Clinton and I hope the list of NSA averted attacks is so long they have to print it over a period of three days.

  40. 135 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Thank goodness for Pres. Obama and not Pres. McCain.

    • 136 lisalovesobama
      June 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Ah, the importance of waiting for the facts before spouting off. Thanks, UT for keeping us up to date as per usual. I truly dislike chicken littles.

    • 137 jacquelineoboomer
      June 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      It does appear McCain has the delusion that he was, in fact, elected President.

      Clearly, the majority of voters were not that friggin’ stupid.

  41. 138 Nena20409
    June 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Hmm? Does TMP proprietor, Josh Marshall, Visit TOD?

    He has a picture of the Crying Native American actor……that I had posted two threads ago? Hmm? Coincident? Or is TMP Marshall a Fan of TOD’s?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/whites-becoming-the-minority-among-us-population-under-five.php?ref=fpblg

  42. 139 utaustinliberal
    June 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I would like to caution folks to wait before speaking. Drunken Irishman, where and when did Pres. Obama ever say he was arming Syrian Rebels? How about you think before writing or wait for credible information before yelling that the sky is falling down? Pres. Obama is NOT arming Syrian rebels. Stop listening to fools like John McCain and look before you leap.

    It’s things like this that piss me off. Instead of waiting for credible information, you jump on the “OMG!!! Obama had better not do this. I’m soooo disappointed in him. I feel like I wasted my vote. He’d better not do this or else…blah….blah….blah”

    Wait for facts before spewing BS and if he does decide to arm the Syrian rebels, does commonsense not say that he has thought about this situation long and hard? Has he not proven himself time and time again? He has.

    • 140 lisalovesobama
      June 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      ‘Nuff said.

    • 141 nathkatun7
      June 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you UT for your wise words of of caution and for always staying focused on the facts. You really don’t how much people like me value all that you for TOD and for all your thoughtful insights.

    • 142 Obama Grandmama
      June 14, 2013 at 1:16 am

      The news medias saying PBO was pressured by McCain and Bill Clinton to get us into war with Syria is just more guess work by the MSM.

  43. 143 professorx10
    June 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    People, stop listening to the GOP. Learn this lesson and learn it well. If the info does not come straight from
    Pres Obama’s mouth, do not take it as gospel.

  44. 146 lisalovesobama
    June 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I feel so bad for Snowjob. Given the media’s lazy gadfly mentality, it won’t be too long before he gets sidelined by the escalation in Syria. Poor little cowardly mediawhore. :(

  45. June 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

  46. 149 susanne
    June 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    and then there’s this guy…

    ‘The federal government in Hawaii is pursuing yet another case about leaked defense secrets — this time involving a high-ranking military officer.

    Major Seivirak Inson, 43, is a soldier assigned to Schofield Barracks who is a longtime Army intelligence officer who has served in Iraq.

    In court martial proceedings today, military prosecutors alleged that Inson attempted to hand over a number of military secrets to members connected to the Cambodian government between 2009 and 2012. ‘

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/22579286/yet-another-espionage-case-hits-hawaii

  47. 150 hopefruit2
    June 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Yesterday June 12 – Chris Hayes got the lowest ratings of the MSNBC lineup from 6PM-10PM AND he was beaten by CNN (Anderson Cooper) and HLN (Nancy Grace). All the other MSNBC hosts beat CNN & HLN during their respective slots.

    Politics Nation – 466
    Hardball – 502
    All In (Hayes) – 394
    Maddow – 639
    Lawrence – 559

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/06/13/cable-news-ratings-for-wednesday-june-12-2013/187218/


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