Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi first, then:
7:25 EDT (as per schedule): President Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC
CBS (UStream) * CBS (Widget)
UT, I completely mucked up the timing for your news post, soooooo sorry, but live streaming of the OFA event started way earlier than I expected – when it’s over I’ll move your news post to the top so everyone can see all its good stuff!
No problemo Boss Cheesy puffs.
You’re too forgiving UT, from this day forth I shall be known as ‘Chaos’ :oops:
Boss Cheesy Chaos Puffs… Nice ring to it!
Wow, Chips, congrats on #1 (teehee).
OFA chief @JonCarsonOFA says the org will make Obamacare push on POTUS' 8/4 birthday, kicking off "Action August."— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) July 22, 2013
.@SenatorReid tells @OFA summit there will be an exciting announcement in GA tomorrow, "Sam Nunn's daughter" running for SEN— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) July 22, 2013
.@SenatorReid, noting McConnell has primary challenger: He "tried to make love to the tea party and they didn’t like it."— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) July 22, 2013
that last tweet was funny as heck.
Sen Reid taking questions from audience…fascinating
Really enjoying this DF, loving the back and forth.
Who would have thought this of Harry Reid…surprise
If you’re younger than 28-you’ve never experienced a month of below average global temperature qz.com/106814 http://t.co/KJSMfuVzrs— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 22, 2013
One thing I have thought of recently when I have seen other posts about the potential Democratic candidates is having John Kerry run again for POTUS. The majority of both sides in the Senate voiced his competence when voting for him for SOS. He learned a lot from his last run and the Swiftboating he got. If he can pull off a peace agreement that could give him a platform. The Dems don’t seem to give former people running another chance whereas the GOP does. Comments?
Do you really think he’d want to put himself and his wife (who has had some recent health problems) through the wringer again? Doubt it. He seems like a nice guy but I recall the flip flops and taunting that he endured in 2004. Republicans are going to be just as nasty in 2016.
My question is why John Kerry and not VP Joe Biden?
.@SenatorReid: I'm still trying to round up votes for background checks. "This issue is going to stay with us. We are not going to let up."— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) July 22, 2013
.@SenatorReid calls SCOTUS voting rights decision "horrible," one of worst in history— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) July 22, 2013
Chips….if you can get this in its entirety….I would paint your toenails and make drinks and bring cheezy puffs to you and feed them to you, like grapes. Important, important stuff going on here.
Crikey, that’s a seriously huge incentive DF!! :-)
I’m hoping OFA will post videos of tonight’s addresses – they should!
C-Span 2 have PBO’s address in their schedules for 9:56 tonight (?!?!), so hopefully they’ll include Harry Reid too?
Will try to find other links/videos, probably in the morning.
Thanks Chipsticks! I’ll even join df in the feeding of the cheesy puffs :-)
Oh you people, trying to get me to over-indulge in Cheesy Puffs. Woooooot!!
Like we’d have to twist your arm:) sheesh
@MikeMemoli is live-tweeting OFA shingdig, for those can’t view live streaming now (see above “Action August” tweet).
Oh, never mind, I see LovelyPlains has posted several tweets from Mike.
LOL….. I thought the same thing. So I stopped so we don’t double up!
Listen to Harry Reid talk about PBO!!!
I know Harry is a quiet speaker, but is anyone else finding this hard to hear??
Pelosi: Don’t Agonize….Organize!!!
Ha, great minds Prettyfoot!!!
Nancy Pelosi: "Don't agonize, organize!"
ustream.tv/cbsnews— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) July 22, 2013
Chips, WP question…… when you posted the Holder NAACP speech, it streamed in the comments section……. was that CBS as well… and they are just blocking it this time?
Hiya LP, it looks like UStream have now blocked embedding for Twitter, bizarre – but I suppose they want people directly visiting their site? Annoying, though.
Come to think of it…… I think it was the NAACP’s UStream you posted in that tweet…. so it may just be a CBS broadcast network thing….but, yes, annoying nonetheless…
The CBS/UStream link always played live in the actual tweet before LP, it’s only recently they’ve disabled it.
Well that sucks………TY for clarifying, was stoked when I saw the Holder speech (first one I had seen in comments stream)……. now I’m going back to standard operating procedure…..blame everything on WordPress, no matter the situation at hand!
where are you guys seeing this?
thank you. It took a while to load is all. Thanks.
Two links in the post Nospin!
A pleasure Nospin!
it finally loaded for me. pls disregard
Facial recognition software used to catch terrorists now being used to spot VIP's and celebrities n.pr/15yJDvC via @brendapsalinas— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 22, 2013
Bibi & Abbas don't want 2B "historical losers" bit.ly/13yfs8Q 7 Reasons There's Hope 4 Israel-Palestine Peace newrepublic.com/article/113968…— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 22, 2013
Pelosi: A moral obligation to create JOBS
Pelosi: we must own the ground
THIS IS A GREAT EVENT!!
It’s the August Action Summit. Laying out what will take place this August re: ACA, Immigration reform and Climate Change. It will roll out on PBO’s birthday.
Yes, indeed! So sorry to hear you had to miss the event!
off topic but – Conservative Paper Invokes Lynching In Anti-Sharpton Editorial Cartoon
all this is going to serve to do is ensure Sharpton continues to fight.
racism’s over…didn’t you hear? They are cretins. All of them.
NO enthusiasm gap in that room :)
Chuck Todd’s head just exploded from reading your comment. I heard the noise all the way in central MD…..
Hi @JonCarsonOFA @Messina2012 thank you for your persistent, amazing efforts to inspire & enable citizens to participate in their democracy.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 22, 2013
Yes We Can
This was a working session similar to what took place on the Sunday before the Inauguration. They have OFA volunteers and team leaders from all over the country. I took off from work today to attend and woke up with a “stomach issue” that didn’t get any better as the day progressed. My OFA Field Leader is there and she is texting me updates to make me feel like I’m there. :(
Hope you are feeling better donna, or if not will be better soon! Glad that your OFA leader was able to text you. :)
Aerial view of today's #moralmonday http://t.co/m39zV7RNPZ— Moral Mondays (@MoralMondays) July 22, 2013
Crowd erupts in huge cheers and applause as Pres. Obama jogs onto the stage. #OFA #ActionAugust.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
I love my President!
POTUS on the WH colonnade passing by members of military, who were about to visit the Oval Office today http://t.co/UOmTQ8PTdJ— (@petesouza) July 22, 2013
Yes #PBO, despite #GOP unprecedented obstruction we've cleared much of #GWB's rubble. Now let's clear the #GOP from our path to equity 4 all— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 22, 2013
Yes We Must
wow….just 1200 days
When he says it like that, it really hits you, doesn’t it?!
yes….I feel a lil punch in my gut…..
but I am going to enjoy…and join PBO….every step of the way
PBO: I have a little over 1200 days left in office.
I’m with you meta. Jan 20, 2017 is going to be one helluva depressing day….
We’re going to have to organize an special series of resuscitation exercises just to get through it.
And mutual 12-step therapy group of sorts…
It’ll NOT be as bad if we work to elect a Dem President, Senate and House!! That should take some of the sting out…sort of:)
Got me too Meta, damn. Let’s savor every day and work for the fella.
It’s toooooo sooooooon…….
WOW, what a nice organizing event! Thank you PBO & OFA workers & volunteers!!!!
Just signed up for Action August!! Let’s all join in!
This is our event in Philadelphia…
This summer has already been jam-packed with action on everything from immigration reform to climate change to marriage equality.
But you haven’t seen anything yet.
This August, while our members of Congress are home for congressional recess, OFA is launching a concerted effort to make our voices heard.
That’s why we’re inviting some of our top volunteers like you to join us in Philadelphia for Camp OFA, a special half-day training program where you can pick up skills and tips to take your organizing to the next level in August (and beyond).
Reserve your spot now — join us for Camp OFA on Monday, July 29th, in Philadelphia.
Here are the details:
What: Camp OFA in Philadelphia
Where: 3914 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19106
When: Monday, July 29th
Whether you’re new to organizing or an old pro, this is a great way to learn about our plans for August, and chat with the folks in your community who’ll be working on them, to
You’ll get some helpful tips unique to issue organizing, get a look at the strategy that’s driving our issue-based campaigns, and find out how your work will help move these issues forward this summer.
It’s not just going to be very informative — it’ll be a lot of fun.
Sign up today to be part of Camp OFA in Philadelphia:
dang I only caught the last 10ish minutes. would have liked to have seen the whole thing. Maybe the OFA website will have it.
Word to my fellow blog tyrants: I’ve just finished a 5,000 word essay on why the Royal Baby is the biggest most awesome news ever. I hope you all don’t mind me interrupting PBO’s little speech!
(Actually, I’ve just finished writing a villanelle, of which I’m mighty proud.)
You BOSS. :)
Bring it LL Cool L!!
For those who missed it.
Reid: "President is a wonderful human being. In all the time I have known him, I've yet to see him derogatory towards another human being"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Sen. Reid speaks on what a wonderful person Pres. Obama is, how he's watched his hair go grey because he shoulder's the world's burdens #OFA— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nancy Pelosi to @OFA: "Nothing happens in the congress without outside mobilization." #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nancy Pelosi: "The Republicans whose attitude towards our great President Obama is nothing. Does that work for you?" Crowd: "No!" #OFA— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nice! Thank you UT!
Sorry to say I missed POTUS speaking. :(
Thank you so much. iPad won’t stream CBS. Hoping to wake up sometime tomorrow to find video. ;)
Next up from the whirling dervishes….http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/07/22/fox-hypes-baseless-attack-on-food-stamps/194996
Fox News continued its smear campaign against the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, by hyping an evidence-free claim that recipients are using the program to send food overseas.
A July 21 New York Post story claimed that low-income New Yorkers were using SNAP funds to purchase food to send overseas. The Post based its claims on anecdotes from unnamed sources at two New York supermarkets that “confirmed the practice,” but failed to include specifics. The anonymous woman that the Post provided as its sole example of the practice was not a SNAP beneficiary:
To send food overseas? People are hungry right here in the USA. Why would the poor send food overseas? And how exactly could poor people afford to do so?
Faux Noise is a station for idiots and liars.
DF, did you see this from this morning?
14 GOP lawmakers received $7.2 million in farm subsidies since 2004, but voted v. food stamps. GeorgeMiller (D-CA)
politico.com/story/2013/07/…— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) July 22, 2013
MSM seem to be sweeping this inconvenient truth under the rug so they can focus on how “badly” the Obama administration is doing.
Nancy Pelosi to @OFA: "Our nation is a nation of immigrants. We must pass comprehensive immigration reform." Crowd cheers. #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nancy Pelosi on working w/GOP: "Where we can find common ground, we seek it. Where we can't; we have to stand our ground" #OFA #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nancy Pelosi: "Climate change is a jobs issue, it's a competitiveness issue, it's a health issue, it's a moral issue." #ActionAugust #OFA— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nancy Pelosi to @OFA: "When women succeed, America succeeds. Our goal is to have quality affordable child care." #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nancy Pelosi talks about women having equity, equal pay for equal work, and affordable health care. That is her goal. #OFA #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nancy Pelosi to @OFA on #ObamaCare: "No longer will being a woman be a preexisting medical condition." #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Nancy Pelosi: "Look at what they are doing with the Votings Rights Act. Shameful; and we must fight. You cannot let them win!" #OFA— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Pelosi on GOP obstruction of PBO: "They've offered him no cooperation. I have never seen a thing like this and I have been here a long time"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
These intimate venues that President Obama speak are bittersweet for me in that I love hearing him talk about the vision he sees for this great nation, but then he says things like “this is my last campaign.” I already miss him, I can’t help but think about 2016 and who will we elect as the next President.
I feel you on this
POTUS smiles to loud cheers: "Alright everybody, sit down. You're getting me embarrassed. I've missed you. Crowd: "We've missed you too!"— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Pres. Obama to @OFA: "The main reason I'm here is because I've missed you guys. Michelle says hey!" Crowd: "Hey!" #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
POTUS: "Running for office is not just about getting elected. You run for office and you win so that you can actually get things done" #OFA— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Pres. Obama: "Because of the work we've been able to do together, we've made enormous progress over the last five years" #OFA #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Pres. Obama: "Our businesses have created 7.2M jobs over the past 40 months. Fastest job growth we've seen since 1999." #OFA #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Pres. Obama: "We've seen healthcare inflation decline since we've put the Affordable Care Act in place." #ActionAugust #OFA— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
POTUS on not falling for the nonsense and focusing #ActionAugust: "Trying to get Washington and the press refocused on the economy." #OFA— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Pres. Obama encourages everyone to remain focused and stay involved on the economy, immigration reform, climate change, ObamaCare, etc. #OFA— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 22, 2013
Pres. Obama: "I've run my last campaign. Michelle's not sorry about that." Crowd laughs. #OFA #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 23, 2013
POTUS: "I've got a little over 1200 days in office. I am going to spend every waking moment on good ideas that will help Americans succeed."— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 23, 2013
Pres. Obama: "Thank you OFA. I love you guys. Are you still fired up?" Crowd: "Fired up!" #OFA #ActionAugust— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) July 23, 2013
Thank you for your tweets….UT!
Thanks for the tweets, because I missed POTUS speaking. I missed it.
BIG NEWS! Over 20 big name musicians now boycotting Florida until SYG law is repealed. This will be effective! aprildryan.com/2013/07/22/cel…— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) July 23, 2013
Good. I was waiting to see who would join Stevie Wonder on this boycott.
The list thus far:
Will I AM
The BOSS, also!!
Write this list down, peeps:
– August 4th: Obamacare Day of Action
– August 5th: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Day of Action
– August 13th: Climate Change Day of Action
– August 21st: Gun Violence Prevention Day of Action
– August 31st: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Day of Action
Thanks meta for this info, I’m marking my calendar right now!
MSM will try to distract with some silly narratives on those days – as PBO is well-aware of…
Don’t let them! Ignore tweets, posts, TV, etc. Let them fade away into oblivion. This crew can overtake twitter and FB. Etc.
felt I should broadcast your post :-)
oh for cryin’ in the beer (sigh)
@metaquest says "Write this list down, peeps!"
Thanks Meta! #FORWARD #OFA— (@a4alice) July 23, 2013
@metaquest says "Write this list down, peeps!"
Thanks Meta! #FORWARD #OFA— (@a4alice) July 23, 2013
Black caucus is speaking about race on the house floor tonight
I’m watching it now.
That 1200 days hit me in the gut also. (gut is already showing out), but I am reminded that we did not get to this moment to hear our brilliant President say those words without working hard so he could remind us how far we’ve come to how much longer we will have to keep moving FORWARD.
It is painful to watch the opposition do “Nothing and say Never”, but we are going to stay focused and finish our journey with this beautiful and wonderful soul, our president. Then on Jan.20,2017, we will have house parties, private parties, all over this country and give POB and FLOTUS a beautiful send off. That will help us remove some of the depressing moments.
Let us start planning now to enjoy that day. We have 1200 days to get our outfits ready, the music in order, the refreshments in order, the friends and family in order, and the wine glasses in order. Let’s make this the best and most beautiful send off Ever in the history of our nation. Think about it. HZ
That’s my HZ!!
Washington (CNN) — U.S. intelligence now believes Edward Snowden did not gain access to the “crown jewels” of National Security Agency programs that secretly intercept and monitor conversations around the world, CNN has learned.
The Obama administration is reviewing what the admitted leaker of classified information actually got his hands on and what damage he may have caused. The ongoing damage assessment indicates he did not gain access to what is called ECI or “extremely compartmentalized information,” according to a U.S. official familiar with the review.
Snowden did not gain access to "crown jewels" of NSA surveillance programs, anonymous government official tells @CNN. edition.cnn.com/2013/07/22/pol…— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) July 23, 2013
Snowden who. This story didn’t get far when the GOP was oddly lined up with the Administration. The media couldn’t stir up shit with that situation.
LL, are you there?? I see you working on a post, you bundle of excellence – do you want to post it next?
Hey Chips, just finished it. I can post whenever.
You’re a gem, LL – post away, looking forward to reading it. Thank you!
Oh crapolla. Had to run out fora bit and missed it. Looks like I missed a good one too. Well thanks to the live tweets it almost felt like being there.
Hiya LunarSea, according to C-Span’s schedule, they will air PBO’s remarks at 10:04 on C-Span2
New post: http://theobamadiary.com/2013/07/22/1200-days/
Bought the FLOTUS/Huma dress from Asos. Sticker on bag reads, in part: "OBAMIA" http://t.co/ETzEN79CxI— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 23, 2013
What is she talking about? I’m weeks behind and out of touch.
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