Hiya SueBee! Congrats on First!
This is why I love President Obama. He's so Level headed, Smart, weighing all the Options.Great Leadership.
charlierose.com— Ina (@InaMaziarcz) June 18, 2013
Mr Wis-he Was-he RT @jbarro My "Marco Rubio is dumb" theory keeps getting more and more consistent with the evidence. salon.com/2013/06/17/mar…— RB Blair (@TuxcedoCat) June 18, 2013
#NameSomethingDemocratsAreGoodAt – Electing smart people to public office.— (@amk4obama) June 18, 2013
Obama's Counterterrorism Policies Are Not a Continuation of Bush's slate.me/1amOILi— (@Slate) June 18, 2013
That’s a no-shit-sherlock headline, if I ever saw one.
A vast majority of this bullshit would go away if we re-instate Selective Service. Now that would keep Congress busy!
You are so very right on that one!
“A vast majority of this bullshit would go away if we re-instate Selective Service.”
Yardarm, you are absolutely spot-on. I would like, for example, to see that racist son of the Senator from Arizona drafted after he turns eighteen. I am so sick of people who think that going to war is a game so long as their families don’t have to sacrifice anything. If a universal draft were to be instituted, sons and daughters of Congressmen would be subject to the draft. I am absolutely certain that if the draft was re-instated members of Congress with Children old enough to be drafted would change their stance about wars.
Guns and war movies too, I’ll bet.
So freaking true.
I made my long comment on PBO’s interview with Charlie Rose at the end of the last thread, so all I will say here is….Watch it! It is excellent! Charlie asks good probing questions, and PBO gives great, thoughtful, explanatory answers. Once again you will be so glad this man is president and no one else. As I said previously, yes he is President of the United States, but he is also president of the world.
he is also president of the world.
Everyone SHOULD watch @CharlieRose interview of Pres @BarackObama on @PBS or @BloombergTV when it next airs. Totally dismantles Snowden huff— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 18, 2013
Thank U #PBO for hitting back on nonsense from McCain & Clinton abt not arming Syrian opposition sooner. There WAS NO ready army to arm!— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 18, 2013
Pres. Obama on Syria: "I will preserve every option available to me & continually make assessments about what's in the interest of the U.S."— The White House (@whitehouse) June 18, 2013
#PBO on Syria: "It is easy to slip and slide our way into deeper commitments". That's what McPants & Clinton don't think thru— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 18, 2013
I am so glad we elected this mature, no nonsense, President who thinks through every decision he makes. John McCain is not the President, which means that he is not privy to the information President Obama has to constantly assess. As for Bill Clinton, I am so thoroughly disgusted by his comments. Of all the people, President Clinton should know better not to criticize a sitting President when he is not privy to the information that President Obama is constantly evaluating before making decisions; and especially the monumental decisions that involves going to war.
This is an absolutely insightful interview of Pres @barackObama by @CharlieRose on @PBS. So why is Charlie so shallow on @CBS?— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 18, 2013
On a side note to a brilliant interview with @CharlieRose on @PBS, Pres @barackObama is a VERY HANDSOME man. Nuff said— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 18, 2013
It has to be said.
A couple of bits from BBC World.
1) Putin might be talking a big game re: Syria, but he doesn’t want to be seen as a spoiler. He won’t go to the mat for Assad. So expect Assad to slowly loose his Russian sugar daddy.
2) Some have speculated that Snowden’s revelations were timed in part to scupper the Swiss parliament passing laws to increase transparency and expose tax cheats. Well, if that’s the case, Snowden and his handlers grossly miscalculated their power. The thing the Swiss fear the most is a DOJ indictment of its banks. The last time that an indictment was handed down, its oldest bank folded with alacrity. They will do whatever they have to do to avoid that happening.
LL, Hope you’ve fully recovered, healthwise and workloadwise. Cheers!
Health, almost. Workload? Pfft! Tomorrow is our Summer Reading Program kickoff, and I expect to be fully knackered by the end of the day. So I shall be scarce from here and Twitter for a couple of days until the initial rush dies down.
Reading Is Fun, eh? Enjoy it all!
Phew, okay I found it! I commented earlier today about POTUS’ swagger as he was greeted by UK PM David Cameron during the G8 Formal Arrivals.
It’s kinda tough to get to but here ya go. It’s in the middle of this 16 hr-long G8 Summit Livestream video
Formal arrivals start at 8:58:35
Putin comes in around 9:10
POTUS comes in at 9:11:40 [Squeeeeeee!]
So funny that you would re-watch a 16-hour livestream to catch the swagger and pinpoint it for the rest of us. Normal around here, but still makes me smile!
How lucky are we?
Ha ha! No, I didn’t re-watch the whole thing. I’m not quite THAT obsessed or nor do I have that kind of free time.
Luckily there are section markers in the video, so I just had to hunt for the right one and narrow down on the right time.
I believe ya!
Dang, that was some swag. He’s got the brother saunter down pat.
I’m telling you, I needed to fan myself.
That was sweetness, right there:) Did he greet Cameron with a “Yo!” My knees are buckling…. thanks for that, Dudette:)
I know, right? Yes, that was indeed a “Yo” too!
Thank you so much for finding this!!! Just lovely.
At your service, friend!
I watched it three times…
I’ve lost count!
Thanks for posting the documentary Chips! Good stuff there!!
It broke my heart. It really does make a big difference when you hear the real stories of real human beings, and it stops just being a philosophical argument. I can’t imagine people coming to my door in the middle of the night to collect me, handcuff me to a chair for ten hours, and then put me on a bus to drop me off at a border town where I have no means of survival. And they do this to kids, too!
What a lot of talent this country is missing out on. A potential doctor. A math wizard. An exemplary military man. I can understand the argument of people who think it’s unfair for others who did things the right way and are waiting years, and I can also understand the arguments of people who might be missing out on opportunities that go to those who are hear illegally, like scholarships, positions in University, etc. I have friends who have made those arguments to me. But, there’s a point where we have to see the human beings, and their potential to participate in life and society. They are here. The dreamers were brought here as children, and they deserve a chance to make things right, and live a normal life.
This video broke my heart. But it was also encouraging. They’ve fought to be heard just like many before them. And they seem to be succeeding. And the fact that Barack Obama has his name attached to it, and even owns up to the implied criticism of a broken promise, given that he’s lumped in with all the President’s that came before him promising to do something about immigration – it made me believe something is going to happen this time.
Poll of the Day: Nobody (in America outside D.C.) Wants to Get Involved in #Syria. motherjones.com/kevin-drum/201…— Joan (@LibertyBelleJ) June 18, 2013
I can’t imagine how the people of Syria would feel reading that headline, when they are suffering such atrocities. I don’t necessarily think that nobody wants to get involved in Syria, they just want to do it the right way. And that’s not easy.
MT @usainuk: The 1st Lady smiles as she is given an incredibly warm welcome in #Belfast today! #ObamainNI http://t.co/pctrX84xxp— US-Botschaft Berlin (@usbotschaft) June 17, 2013
Hey @billclinton @SenJohnMcCain aka mcangry –
Poll of the Day: Nobody Wants to Get Involved in Syria. motherjones.com/kevin-drum/201…— (@amk4obama) June 18, 2013
Didn’t Clinton brag about his “peace” initiatives during and after he was president? Now he wants President Obama to start wars. Well, actually, he could not care less about any of this – just trying to make President Obama look bad and find a new “friend” in McCain. I’m beginning to think those two would make quite the pair.
The clintons are pally pally with mcangry. Have known that since 2008.
I don’t mind Joe Biden’s calling McCain “my friend,” because he’ll use that to his advantage. He’ll also call out “my friend John McCain,” when necessary.
But Clinton’s in it to make himself the issue … I guess he’s noticed over time that McCain is the media darling du jour. Or du week. Whatever.
President #Obama announces Ambassador to #Germany ow.ly/m6xgn @AuswaertigesAmt @RegSprecher— US-Botschaft Berlin (@usbotschaft) June 17, 2013
The Greatness about Obama, is that its not a Media Hype Greatness, its not a Movie, he's a real person, its his actual Person that is Great.— Ina (@InaMaziarcz) June 18, 2013
You should read that article. And this cretin is a ob/gyn ffs.
oops, sorry. The bottom line was meant for this tweet.
Newest justification for 20-week abortion ban? Texas Congressman says Male Fetuses Masturbate. Yep. You heard it: bit.ly/19eEA5Y— RH Reality Check (@rhrealitycheck) June 18, 2013
I have a thought. Maybe if these grown men spent more time “spanking the monkey” and less time worrying about lady parts….and being 1/2 of the problem THEY get excused for…? We could move on to something more important…LIKE JOBS!
I know this was a miss-post, but this is so true. I was just having this very discussion with my sister today (and many days before today, too). President Obama is just a remarkable human being. This person captured it!
Iran's surprising election results puts Israel military option on ice, writes Amos Harel htz.li/11HGINe #Iranelection @khamenei_ir— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) June 18, 2013
Yet another nut n yahoo’s dream shattered.
I paid taxes to pay for a war I didn't support, & you're gonna bitch about feeding poor people? #SNAPchallenge— Grand Old Parody (@GrandOldParody1) June 15, 2013
Tonight POTUS goes further than he has before on dangers in Syria and the balance between security and freedom. Exclusive with @charlierose— Charlie Rose Show (@CharlieRoseShow) June 17, 2013
POLLSTER UPDATE: CNN Poll Exaggerates President Barack Obama Approval Decline zite.to/13WntC9 via @zite. Huh?— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) June 18, 2013
I posted at the same time!
Hiya amk – I’m back from my travels this weekend. Heard you were asking earlier All is well, and thanks for checking in! Happy Belated Father’s Day to you, Japa, Yardarm, Nath, etc and all the other TOD dads.
Thanks, hf. Your silence was deafening, so to speak.
Heh – of course I missed TOD terribly – was having a bit of withdrawal there…:)
Oh no! CNN wouldn’t pull bullshit like that, not the most trusted network around. What was that saying they use to say ? Whatever it is another thing to show that CNN can’t be trusted and the media is anti-Obama.
You don’t say?
50% of US voters are women, right ? How come they are not throwing out the misogynistic @gop #congresscritters en masse?— (@amk4obama) June 18, 2013
They don’t know! They sense something bad is happening, but they don’t know who or what is responsible .
Some of them think that Archie Bunker is the man!
NIght all:) Big dog is pacing…must be bedtime
G’nite df. Sleep tite. Don’t let snowJob bite!
Photo: tmblr.co/Z6fNKxncJ0ZA— Secular Humanist (@Reilly4Sanity) June 18, 2013
That is excellent.
fab john oliver segment on tundra twit. must watch.
John Oliver: Just f*cking ignore Sarah Palin’s turd supermarket of self-contradictory nonsense. Must watch. rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/18/…— (@amk4obama) June 18, 2013
President Obama: "If you are a U.S. person, the NSA cannot listen to your telephone calls and the NSA cannot target your emails."— The White House (@whitehouse) June 18, 2013
…having same mindset as ppl who argue secret pics show OBL isn't dead. "The NSA's out 2 get us, cause otherwise theyd make it all public."— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) June 18, 2013
Explosion heard in Afghan capital on day NATO hands over security to national forces – @AP— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) June 18, 2013
They got intel inside the green zone! Still?
So paid sick leave is under assault but liberals are worried that the NSA is monitoring how many lives they have left on Candy Crush.— Ken (@Kennymack1971) June 17, 2013
@Kennymack1971 The technical term for that particular syndrome is "stupidity".— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 18, 2013
Ms. Chips, the documentary on this post is excellent. I must see it all again.
Thank you POB for caring. The Dream is Now!
Right trolls with fake scandals 24×7 + Left falls for them 24×7 = Left is a loser. Wake the fuck up, left.— (@amk4obama) June 18, 2013
Do yourself a favor, and watch the video that accompanies this lovely story.
‘Obama will stay with me forever’ says Belfast college student
It’s quite something.
Lovely! That’s what it’s all about!
What ho Peeps & Night Owls of TOD. Fan-effing-tastic coverage of the First Family’s trip abroad.. But then again I expect nothing but exemplary coverage from Miz Chips and the blog tyrants wherever our illustrious Prez and/or our beautiful First Lady and First Daughters travels. And y’all NEVAH EVAH disappoint. THANK YOU. This evening I learned that instead of the tired and played out “Whassup?”, I can now say “What’s the craic ??? I needz me a t-shirt that says that! Brought a huge grin to my face when our illustrious Prez dropped that during his speech today, along with the rousing reception he got for saying it, and then chuckled and gave that big grin. afterwards. WE ARE OUR OWN MEDIA THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Thank you also Miz Chips for posting the Dream is Now documentary. OFA is hosting the Dream is Now watch parties this week all across the country and there is one happening this Thursday at my very own neighborhood branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in Silverlake. Woot! OFA has got all kinds of stuff planned for this summer; particularly August when the Congress critters take yet another recess from NOT doing their jobs in DC and return to their respective Districts. I think What is Working said this on an earlier post, but if you’ve got a little bit of time and/or ducets, consider volunteering/donating to OFA. Go to barackobama.com to get involved. It really does help (at least for me) keep me focused on what’s really important, and the work that needs to be done along withblocking all the noise /propaganda
distractions thats being passed off as “news” these days by the spewing hyperventilating lamestream MEE-DEE-YA cesspoot.
Off to watch the speeches today by our awesome POTUS and FLOTUS and catch up on the rest of day’s events from today’s threads. Fais de beaux rêves peeps! #PinkSlipTheGOP2014 !
yes, to all the above!!! you go!!
Not sure if this story was posted earlier, but this excerpt is delightful:
Obama’s Irish ancestry highlighted during first family’s visit to Trinity
Ms Fitzsimons showed the family tree to the Obamas. “It’s a family history that goes back a very, very long way,” she said afterwards. “We can actually say more, with absolute certainty, about the Irish ancestry of the Obamas than we can for figures like JFK or Ronald Reagan or even Bill Clinton.” She said the teenage girls were absolutely delightful. “The girls are obviously very close to their mum. They were asking loads of questions.”
Yes there is talk of how nice our President looks, and our First Lady too, but in listening to Ms. Fitzsimons speak about Malia and Sasha, I am sure that is what both POTUS and FLOTUS would be the most proud of, in the end that is what matter the most. To know that FLOTUS and POTUS is doing a wonderful job with raising their daughters.
Goodnight TOD and all the ships at sea!
Good night, Jacq! Today was a good day in Ireland. North and South.
Florida’s Governor Signs Business-Backed Bill Banning Paid Sick Leave thkpr.gs/15csczc via @thinkprogress— BayonneBernie (@bayonnebernie) June 18, 2013
Treasonous @gop – Close schools – YES. Close gitmo – NO. Wake the fuck up, #gop voting sheeple and I'll sit on my ass dems.— (@amk4obama) June 18, 2013
Awww, it turns out Sylvia Gordon, the woman POTUS mentioned in his speech was there, but he couldn’t see her, because she was so far in the back! See article and video below…
NI woman ‘humbled’ by Obama tribute
“At the city’s Waterfront Hall, the US President spoke directly about the work done by Sylvia Gordon and her colleagues to have a gate put into a peace wall in a park in north Belfast.
Alexandra Park is thought to be the only park in Europe that has been divided by a wall. But in September 2011, more than 15 years after the barrier first went up, a gate was opened in the three-metre tall fence, allowing people to explore the entire area
Ms Gordon is director of Groundwork NI, which worked alongside the Alexandra Park Steering Group and local residents and community groups to enable the regeneration of the area.
On Monday, in front of hundreds of people, Mr Obama commended Ms Gordon for her part in the so-called peace gate… [more in the article]
Leaders of the world’s most powerful countries feasted on local Northern Irish delicacies at the G8 summit in Lough Erne on Monday evening.
Thanks everybody for the excellent coverage of this momentous day! Goodnight!
out of curiosity, just went to cnn’s web site and there isn’t one mention of the NORTHERN IRELAND trip by our president. not even the text-only headlines on the side of the front page. the big feature is jimmy hoffa, and there’s stuff about their doctored polls (which are based on their doctored “reporting” in recent weeks), and even something about a man “driving” a sofa down the highway. those and many more like them are all on the cnn frontpage right now. we’re talking northern ireland….president of the united states at the G8 summit…meeting with Russia’s president and british p.m. and so on….nothing, zero, zilch.
if anyone still questions the republican propaganda role of the entire major u.s. media, hopefully this will answer any remaining questions. they do not care about ratings or being an important part of our democracy…their only role today is to keep liberals out of office.
They felt it more important to highlight bullshit polls about President’s supposedly dropping approval ratings. And the damned Super Bowl ring. Anybody still wondering why we shouldn’t look to these people for real news anymore?
@CNN @CNNBrk Just wondering why you guys buried story of President's trip to G8 Summit? Not salacious or negative enough for you?— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 18, 2013
We know that the media is anti-Obama, and they don’t want anything positive about President Obama.
I watched POTUS on the Charlie Rose show, it came on 12am and I watched it all. Didn’t have to mute Charlie one time.
I think POTUS explain things about the NSA program, and I think maybe he need to do a speech to the American people about it.
It’s really simple ….
An Irish school girl is youtube.com/watch?feature=… why #PBO laser focuses on the next generation & cuts zero slack to the Dowdites. @VP @FLOTUS— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) June 18, 2013
…. for anyone who’s been paying attention since …
#TrustBarack He’s The Real Deal And Always Has Been
First, thanks for all of the brilliant and hardwork that you do for all of us, my Chips. This has been a glorious day. I had to step away to make a belated Father’s Day greeting to my beautiful first born niece and her husband, after all they brought into this lovely space of our family, my first great niece, their daughter who is also my pride and joy. We ended up talking for six hours, and it was so wonderful. I do not get to speak with them as often as with her sister, my second born beautiful niece who lives a little closer. But it was so wonderful to connect with them tonight.
Because of the length of our conversation,(six hours); I was not able to keep up in my time the wonderful conversation here with my TOD family, so it is 1:51AM here, and I just finished reading through all of the Great Work that my precious and beautiful Chips provided for us throughout this day.
I love our President and he will not disappoint us in his “He’s The Real Deal And Always Has Been.” Thank you Bobfr!!!! That I know for a fact, and I will leave it there. (((((( My heart is full because I know that the man that we re-elected as our 44th President will not let us down.))))))))
His brilliant conversation with Charlie Rose was so elegant and refreshing. We Made the Right Man Our 44th President.
Good night to all, and thank you all for this beautiful experience with our beautiful First Family today. What a joy for all of the young people who will carry a beautiful hopefulness of Peace to come from their generation and touch the entire world because of President Barack H. Obama.
Thank you UT, and my angel, Chips. (((((( I love you all so much for all of the information sharing.)))))))) May grace be upon us to rise tomorrow to many wonderful joys full of blessings. Goodnight, and Good Morning to my TOD family
100 and FIRST!!!! Yeah!
Let’s see how long I can hang on to that coveted position! Or what my reward will be. Or how long it will take to receive a reward. /tap. tap. tapping./
In the meantime, I’m off to see what the Obamas and Chips & the Chipadees have been up to! Don’t give my award to anyone else, please. /bowing from waist/ Thank you.
G8 Leaders are taking a family photo.
There’s our guy swaggering in right in the middle of things. Love Him!!!!!!!!!
For those awake, the livestream is showing the G8 leaders taking their picture. Pres. Obama is front and center. Wakey…wake up.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. bit.ly/yAZcCZ— Wise Quotes (@wisequotesnet) June 18, 2013
Ain’t that the truth!
A bit of hyperbole on the numbers but still true.
That's the truth !!!! http://t.co/Aq3xr5tsvi— Amanda Jayne (@amanda_jayne5) June 16, 2013
This map is intense.
Completely contradicts the RW narrative.
http://t.co/VZrSFCaqKa— Ina (@InaMaziarcz) June 15, 2013
Nato hands over the entire security to Afghans. First time since 2001. A big step. Best wishes, Afghanistan. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asi…— (@amk4obama) June 18, 2013
Politico: Biden to announce progress on guns executive actions politi.co/15fl4C9— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) June 18, 2013
Want to know how your rep. voted on Wall Street regs? Check their campaign cash. ow.ly/m86oD— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) June 18, 2013
Over those two years, House Democrats received less than $250,000 from interests that opposed this measure. During the same time period, groups in favor of allowing the banks to skirt regulation gave Dems 28 times as much—close to $7 million.
No wonder these corrupt corporatists don’t have PBO’s back.
Another reason to love and admire our FLOTUS:
Michelle Obama writes letter to grieving Lawrence mom.
Mooooooooooooorning everyone! I’ve just posted the video of the Charlie Rose interview, back in a while with R&S
Good Morning to you! Good Morning to you! Good Morning, dear Chips-and-TODdddddddddddd! Good Morning to yoooouuu!
POTUS, Cameron, and Kenny on their way to lunch. LIVE NOW.
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